First, you may be wondering, what is raw feeding and why is it beneficial? Raw feeding is exactly what it sounds like. Giving your dog a diet of uncooked, unprocessed meats, bones, fruits and vegetables, free of artificial ingredients, preservatives, etc.
Advocates believe it has a whole host of benefits, that range from the superficial; a healthy coat and better smelling breath, to the important; increased energy, eyesight, muscle tone and heart health.
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1. Choose a High Quality Food
At Pet Evolution, we choose to sell foods (both raw and kibble) that are respectfully and responsibly sourced. Steve's Real Food, Raw Bistro, and Primal Foods are a few of our raw food brands that include organic, pasture-fed and free-range ingredients.
2. Handle Properly
Remember your dog's raw food must be handled with the same safety precautions as human foods. Be mindful to keep small children away from pet bowls, store at the proper temps and wash hands thoroughly.
3. Ease Into It
While it can be tempting to jump into raw feeding full force, if your dog has been kibble fed previously, it's best to start slow. This may take up to a week, but ultimately will depend on your dogs age, activity level and general health. Take a look at our full transition guide here.