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After owning a natural dog food store for a few years, I’ve heard differing opinions about a raw food diet for dogs. Yes, it’s expensive, but is it worth it to spend the extra money to mimic the diet of a dog in the wild? Several companies offer pre-made raw patties that include fresh meat, fruits, veggies, and essential vitamins and minerals. I currently use a high quality dry food, free of corn, wheat, soy, and fillers. However, even high quality dry foods are processed at high temperatures, cooking away most of the valuable nutrients. Some vets say that a raw diet promotes better digestion, healthy skin and coat, and an overall healthy immune system.
The down side? Feeding a raw diet means having to be extra cautious about spreading the bacteria that lives in raw meat. Also, depending on where you live, it can be very hard to find. It is not sold in big box pet stores, so you have to hunt down small stores that cater to a natural diet.