The Logical Choice
Why feed raw? There are plenty of reasons why we provide natural dog food in Colorado. We are beginning to understand how harmful processed foods are for humans; how is it different for our pets? There must be a connection between increased autoimmune diseases, cancer rates, diabetes, and skin issues. Processed pet food (dry dog food, canned dog food, kibble, and wet dog food) is similar to a fast-food diet. These processed pet food products were designed for long shelf life and simplicity. Mile High Raw chooses products based on their honest intention of providing superb nutrition for your dog or puppy. We recommend fresh, minimally processed whole foods. These are the best options for animals and humans alike.
Mile High Raw’s products provide a natural diet that is easy to absorb without nutrient damage. We distribute fresh, high-quality products with undamaged amino acids and enzymes. I couldn’t imagine feeding or recommending anything other than a raw diet for feeding your pet or working dog, especially since most processed products are cooked or pasteurized, which negates their ability to be considered minimally processed. Keeping that in mind, let us look at a dog’s hunting skills and physical attributes. Both are key to understanding why it’s best for our canine.
Hunting Skills and Physical Attributes
Natural Hunting Skills:
Biting – Dogs tend to bite the back of the legs/rump and the neck/throat. Biting is how they take down their prey/food.
Chasing – Dogs like to chase. They chase birds, bugs, deer, mice, rabbits, squirrels, etc. This is a hunting behavior. I have yet to see them get excited in a field of carrots or corn (unless it’s bird hunting season).
Pouncing – Dogs pounce on their prey. You’ve probably seen this when they are playing, especially when they’re puppies.
Digestive Tract is Short – Therefore, their digestive tract is designed for meat. Long digestive tracts are found in animals eating plant-based diets. Food passes through the digestive tract quickly, which helps avoid bacterial infection from meat and rotting meat. Dogs on a raw diet have higher acidity levels than ours. Also, they have a higher acidity level than dogs on a kibble diet. This higher level of acidity is nature’s way of avoiding bacterial infection.
Jaws – Dog jaws move up and down. Also, dogs gulp large chunks when they eat. Herbivore’s teeth grind side to side to break down plant matter into useable nutrition.
Saliva – A dog’s saliva is a lubricant. Acting as a lubricant helps your canine to gulp/swallow large amounts of food at a time. Also, their saliva doesn’t contain Amylase (used to break down carbohydrates). Carnivores do not have Amylase in their saliva as opposed to herbivores and omnivores.
Teeth – Dog teeth are pointy. They are designed to rip and tear meat easily. Herbivores have flat teeth for grinding plant matter.
Raw Dog Food Benefits
- A general increase in overall health
- Breath is fresher
- Cleaner teeth
- The coat is healthier and shinier
- Digestion improves
- Shedding decrease
- Stamina/recovery increases
- Waste/stool decreases
- Weight management is easier