Feeding your carnivore bones is necessary when providing your pet with proper nutrients. Bones provide calcium, phosphorus, minerals, and all sorts of other nutrients. Not only that but providing your carnivore with bones to chew on is very important for their health: dental, physical, and mental.
Organ meats are an important part of any raw diet, no matter the carnivore that you are feeding. Many raw feeding plans emphasize feeding liver, indeed, most will want you to feed at least 5% liver. This is because organ meat is, basically, the carnivore multi-vitamin. But let me tell you there are a lot more organs than just liver! All the organs will have different nutritional profiles that can all be beneficial to your carnivore.
There are lots of different kinds of proteins that you can feed your pet carnivore. All of them will offer slightly different nutrient profiles. It can be helpful to know some of the main differences between proteins so that you can create the best diet for your carnivore. Of course, variety is always an important ingredient in any diet.
So, you have chosen to feed your dog a species-appropriate, raw diet. Good for you! You have chosen to provide your dog with the best diet ever. A species-appropriate, raw diet will be great preventive medicine too. You are doing a wonderful thing in choosing a raw diet for your dog, but… Not everyone will think so.
We all know that cats and dogs are different. We recognize that they are different creatures with unique abilities, characteristics, attitudes, and personalities. So, it isn’t too much of a stretch to think that dogs and cats would have different nutritional requirements.
Are there precautions that you should take for your furry friend? Let’s take a look at heatstroke: what it is, what to do if you think your dog has it, and how to prevent it. We will also look at hot weather car safety and how to protect your pet.
We all know that socialization is an essential part of raising a puppy. However, with all the “self-quarantine” and shelter in place, it is difficult to socialize a puppy or new dog with other people. But there are lots of other things that a pup should be socialized with that you can work on even during “shelter in place.”
Hiding treats or using toys and bowls that slow how quickly your dog eats can be a lot of fun for your dog. These are great ways to keep things interesting and they stimulate your dog’s mind. This, in turn, will enrich his life.
Kibble is high in starches and carbohydrates which makes dogs sick. A raw, species-appropriate diet will help to reduce your dog’s inflammation, reduce his risks for chronic disease, and help him live a happier and healthier life. Some dogs will take instantly to a raw diet, but for some, the transition can be harder. Either way, feeding your dog a raw diet will be well worth it.