Why Feed Raw Dog Food?
Why feed raw? We are beginning to understand how harmful processed foods are for humans; how is it different for our pets? With increased cancer rates and diabetes, there has to be a connection. Processed pet food (dry dog food, canned dog food, kibble, and wet dog food) is similar to a fast-food diet. Processed pet food is designed for long shelf life and simplicity. Fresh, minimally processed whole foods are best for animals and humans alike. As a result, Mile High Raw believes in a raw diet for pets.
Mile High Raw is Colorado’s raw dog food distributor of Tefco products. These raw food products are fresh and made with care. Our leading products provide a natural diet that’s easy to absorb without nutrient damage. We distribute this fresh, high-quality product with undamaged amino acids and enzymes. I couldn’t imagine feeding or recommending anything other than Colorado raw dog food for feeding your family members. Especially since many products are pasteurized. Keeping that in mind, let us look at a dog’s hunting skills and physical attributes. Both are key in understanding why feed raw and 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. This is how they take down their prey.
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 young 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, a higher acidity level than dogs on a kibble diet. This is nature’s way of avoiding bacterial infection.
Jaws – Dog jaws move up and down. Also, dogs gulp to 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 breakdown 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.
Mile High Raw – 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