Handling Raw Dog Food Safely at Home

Want to switch to a raw diet for your pet but you’re not sure about the safe practices for handling raw ingredients? This is a completely normal concern many have when wanting to transition their pet to a raw food diet. Preparing raw dog food may pose challenges, particularly when contrasted with the ease of serving dry food alternatives. However, with a proper understanding of raw food storage and handling techniques, the process becomes considerably more manageable. Continue reading to discover the appropriate methods for managing raw dog food and providing your pet with a nutritious diet. Storage and Management of Raw Dog Food Storing raw dog food shows resemblance to storing conventional raw meat for human consumption. An important...

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What Is Raw Pet Food Composed Of?

Maintaining a healthy diet is vital for the overall well-being of our pets. Just as humans benefit from a balanced and nutritious diet, dogs too require proper nutrition to thrive. Like every other mammal, dogs need proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals.  Dry pet foods found today are highly processed, destroying most of the nutrients. Raw pet food is uncooked, minimally processed, and highly nutritious. Dogs prefer lightly cooked, raw meals as their stomach can digest them better.  So, what is raw dog food made of? Stick with us as we explore raw pet food composition, focusing on the mixture of protein and essential nutrients that contribute to a dog's well-being.   What Ingredients Should Be In Raw Pet Food...

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Dog Feeding Guidelines for Raw Food

When your dog eats raw food or is getting ready for a transition from dry dog food to raw dog food, you should know the proper raw dog food handling and storing guidelines to prevent bacterial contamination and ensure the safety of both dogs and humans.   How Much Raw Food Should Your Dog Eat? As a general rule, dogs should eat approximately 2-5% of their body weights in raw food daily. However, not all dogs have the same appetite or nutritional requirements. Food serving size for dogs varies based on their weight and activity level, adjusting accordingly.   For example, if your dog weighs 50 pounds, they should consume 1 to 1.5 pounds of raw food daily. However, manually...

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What You Need To Know About Raw Dog Food

If you are new to raw feeding your dog, there are a few items you should know beforehand. Raw dog food is mainly composed of whole prey foods without any added plant-based ingredients. The idea behind this diet is to offer your dog a more natural way of eating, as they likely would eat in the wild. When raw feeding your dog, it is important to handle it with careful preparation to avoid the risk of bacterial contamination which can be harmful to both dogs and humans. It is important to take the necessary precautions of handling raw food safely, including proper storage, cleaning surfaces, and washing hands thoroughly. How Do You Start The Diet? If you are looking to...

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The Benefits of a Raw Food Diet

A misconception about processed foods, like kibble, is that they scrape plaque and tarter off dogs’ teeth. However, the reality is the opposite. There are carbohydrates and sugar present in the starch form in processed dog foods and dogs’ saliva can’t break down this starch content. As a result, bacteria in a dog’s mouth feed on this starch, leading to plaque and tartar buildup. Eventually, these buildups invite more bacteria, ruining a dog’s dental health. On the other hand, a raw diet for dogs helps them have better dental health overall. Raw dog food includes less starch, more natural enzymes, and good bacteria. All these prevent tarter and plaque buildup. In ideal raw dog food, raw meaty bones like chicken...

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