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Advantages and disadvantages of raw food for dogs

Feeding raw food to dogs is a topic in dispute, as there are both benefits and drawbacks to this type of diet. Another name for this diet biologically appropriate raw food. A large part of rawdog food comes from high protein food such as chicken, turkey, beef, and fish.Other raw foods include egg, vegetables, yogurts, and pumpkin. One thing important to remember is that raw dog food should not be cooked, especially when it contains bones! Now let's talk about the advantages. First, it does not contain fillers and unhealthy chemicals that are found in commercial food. Second, it makes the dog have cleaner teeth and a healthier skin. Third, it makes dog have high energy levels. Disadvantages include health risks that could arise from dangerous bacteria in raw meet. Also, when a dog is fed rawfood, it is likely to not get all of the necessary nutrients (lack of minerals such as calcium). Last disadvantage is the risk of choking and breaking teeth from bones.

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What vegetables are good for cats?


Cats are obligate carnivores, which means their natural diet is strictly raw meat ONLY. Cats biologically need the complete amino acid chain that is supplied in animal protein. Vegetables have amino acids but are missing certain parts, dogs and humans have the biological ability to synthesize the missing amino acid in vivo but cats can not. So long story short, no vegetables are not good for cats, however my cat loves pumpkin and canned beetroot. It is very hard to find cat food that contains no vegetables, the only way to give your cat the correct diet nature intended is to make it yourself.

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How come when I try to give my friend's cat rice and potatoes he won't eat it?


Cats are obligate carnivores, which means their natural diet is strictly raw meat ONLY. Cats biologically need the complete amino acid chain that is supplied in animal protein. Vegetables have amino acids but are missing certain parts, dogs and humans have the biological ability to synthesize the missing amino acid in vivo but cats can not. So long story short, no vegetables are not good for cats.

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What are the benefits of a raw diet for cats?


Cats are obligate carnivores, which means their natural diet is strictly raw meat ONLY. Cats biologically need the complete amino acid chain that is supplied in animal protein. Vegetables have amino acids but are missing certain parts, dogs and humans have the biological ability to synthesize the missing amino acid in vivo but cats can not. So long story short, no vegetables are not good for cats

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What are the benefits of raw food for dogs?


Raw food for dogs provides them with a number of benefits for them. But before discussing the benefits let us first understand what are the raw foods that we can give to our dogs. Here is a list of foods that we can give to our dogs :-

  • Muscle meat, often still on the bone.
  • Bones, either whole or ground.
  • Organ meats such as livers and kidneys.
  • Raw eggs.
  • Vegetables like broccoli, spinach, and celery.
  • Apples or other fruit.
  • Some dairy, such as yogurt
These raw foods can be added to the diet of our dogs for daily basis to make them healthier and fit. Now getting back to the benefits such that you can get the knowledge about how your dogs get healthier by eating these raw :-

  • Shinier coats
  • Healthier skin
  • Cleaner teeth
  • Higher energy levels
  • Smaller stools
But remember that every things have some positive and some negative effects on the health of our body. Here are some possible health hazard that may occur if you use these raw foods for your dogs on daily basis :-

  • Threats to human and dog health from bacteria in raw meat
  • An unbalanced diet that may damage the health of dogs if given for an extended period
  • Potential for whole bones to choke an animal, break teeth or cause an internal puncture
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Jul 18, 2012 | Dogs

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