What are the pros and cons of feeding your dog a raw diet?
Pros and Cons of Raw Dog Food
|Pros of feeding the raw dog food||Cons of feeding the raw dog food|
|The raw food diet helps in getting the smaller and firm stool.||Dogs can also suffer from diarrhea and bowel constructions because of eating raw dog food.|
Is a raw diet for dogs good?
A raw diet usually includes organ meats, muscle meat, whole or ground bone, raw eggs, dog-safe fresh fruits and vegetables, and a dairy product such as yogurt. Advocates of raw food diets site these benefits: shinier coats, healthier skin, improved dental health, increased energy, and smaller stools.
Why are vets against raw diet?
Even with the greatest care, the risk of cross-contamination is much higher so you could accidentally spread around bacteria such as E. coli, Salmonella and even Tuberculosis (TB) via the food or via your pet. Bones are also another hazard with raw feeding, especially with “Raw Meaty Bones”-type foods.
What is wrong with raw diet for dogs?
Potential risks include: 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.
Do dogs poop less on a raw diet?
With a raw food diet, dogs are able to absorb more of the ingredients. Therefore, dogs poop less frequently and overall produce less fecal matter. Your dog is able to go longer on less food, compared to a kibble diet.
Do vets recommend a raw diet?
Raw diets, especially raw meat diets, are not recommended because of the risk for salmonellosis and other infections that can affect pets and their owners.
Do vets recommend bones?
How do you choose the right chew toys for your dog? Many toys can harm your dog’s digestive tract or create blockages. As the best veterinarians in Apex, we recommend that dog owners avoid animal bones and other excessively hard chew toys such as cow hooves, Nylabones and deer antlers.