What's Wrong With Kibble
REASONS NOT TO FEED DRY DOG FOOD
- It's cooked, depleting the food's bioavailability
- Based on competition for meat in today's food industry, it is the lowest quality meat possible
- It is made primarily of filler/carbohydrates dogs don't digest well
- It's commercially/mass produced with very low manufacturing standards
- The industry is rampant with health and safety recalls
- It's loaded with chemical preservatives
- Most bags of dog food have added flavour and colour
- No variety- your pets have to eat the same old, same old every day
- Kibble is poorly designed; dogs don't chew, they tear and gulp
For 15,000 years our dogs have eaten our scraps and bones from our hunts. In the last century thanks to marketing, research and technology, we have switched dogs from this natural way of eating to a commercial 'pellet' prepared for their health, happiness and nutrition.
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REASONS TO FEED A RAW DIET
- It's raw- full of bioavailability and healthy enzymes!
- It's made from higher quality human grade meat
- Efficient: feed only what your dog needs in correct quantities
- Locally produced in small batches
- Safe (contrary to many myths)
- No chemicals or preservatives
- No additives such as colour, flavour, sugar
- Variety ensures optimal health & pleasure in eating
- Dogs will either 'work' at meat on a bone, or swallow the ground mix with ease
EXCUSES PEOPLE USE TO GIVE UP ON THE RAW DIET
- It's inconvenient (it doesn't have to be, besides isn't that a little selfish? What if your mom had said home cooking for your family was inconvenient and made you eat granola bars and microwave meals every day?)
- It's expensive (except it can be done for as little as $1/meal, or about $60/month. How much is a bag of dog food, and how much would you go through in a month?)
- It takes time (hmm, taking something out of the freezer and placing it in a bowl... time which your dog doesn't deserve? Why not?)
- It's messy (ok, it is a little messy... but if you confine your dog to a towel, outside, or his kennel for the 10 minutes while he is eating, you won't have a problem)
- It's hard to feed when travelling (except that you can buy pork and chicken at a grocery store quite easily, and even if you aren't near a grocery store, what about feeding dry when you travel and raw at home?)
- Bacteria/salmonella. This one is my favorite. There is more of a baceria problem in dry dog food than in raw. Figure that one out. Proof.