Signs Your Pet Would Benefit From A Raw Diet

At Pet Evolution, we’re committed to helping your pets live the good life, which is why we offer a wide variety of pet foods free of corn, soy, byproducts and filler, as well as freeze dried and frozen raw options. But how do you know which is right for your furry friend? Just like people, each pet is unique and understanding their individual needs and preferences can help you make informed decisions for their health and well-being.

A raw diet consists of feeding pets uncooked, unprocessed, and natural ingredients such as raw meat, bones, fruits, and vegetables. This approach is rooted in the belief that our pets’ ancestors thrived on similar diets in the wild. If your pet is struggling with any of the following common health concerns, they may benefit from raw feeding. 

  • Digestive Sensitivities:  Most raw diets are made up of easily digestible, moisture rich ingredients that contain natural enzymes and beneficial bacteria not found in commercial dog foods. The introduction of these elements can lead to improved nutrient absorption, reduced bloating, firmer stools and decreased flatulence. 
  • Dental Health Problems: Gnawing on raw meaty bones is a natural way for dogs to maintain healthy teeth and gums. While they chew, the bones help to remove plaque and tartar buildup, promoting good oral hygiene, and reducing the risk of dental diseases.
  • Dry Skin, Excessive Shedding & Allergies: The balanced ratio of antioxidants and essential fatty acids like omega-3 found in raw foods can contribute to a softer, shinier coat, reduced itchiness and fewer skin irritations. By eliminating common allergens and focusing on biologically appropriate nutrition, a raw diet can also alleviate allergies and food sensitivities in dogs.
  • Lack of Energy & Weight Issues: The highly bioavailable proteins and natural fats in raw foods provides dogs with the essential nutrients required for sustained energy levels and muscle development. Raw diets can also be tailored to a dog’s specific needs, allowing for precise control over portion sizes and ingredients, to help maintain a healthy weight, increase endurance and improve overall athleticism.
  • Poor Immune System: Raw diets are rich in natural antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, which support a strong immune system. A robust immune response helps dogs better combat infections, allergies, and other health challenges.
  • Lack of Interest or Enjoyment at Mealtime: If your pet has become a picky eater or seems disinterested in their meals, introducing a raw diet may reignite their enthusiasm for mealtime, as pets often find raw food highly palatable, thanks to its natural flavors and textures. 

At Pet Evolution, we are passionate about helping you provide the best nutrition possible for your beloved pet. By considering the signs mentioned above and consulting with a veterinarian, you can determine if a raw diet is suitable for your furry friend. We are here to support you on your journey, offering high-quality raw food options and expert advice. Remember, every pet is unique, and finding the ideal diet requires patience and observation. Together, we can help you make informed decisions that prioritize the health, happiness, and longevity of your cherished companion.