We are beginning to understand how detrimental 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 dog food (kibble) is similar to a fast food diet. It’s designed for long shelf life and simplicity. We believe in a different approach. Mile High Raw is Colorado’s raw dog food distributor of Tefco Products. It’s fresh and made with care. Dog trainer, Corey Douglas is very passionate about having the best raw dog food on the market. Mile High Raw provides a natural diet that’s easy to absorb without nutrient damage. Overall, Mile High Raw distributes a high quality, fresh product with undamaged enzymes and amino acids. I couldn’t imagine feeding another product to my dogs.
Keeping that in mind, let us look at their hunting skills and physical attributes. Both are key in understanding why a raw diet is best for our canine.
Natural Hunting Skills:
Pouncing – Dogs pounce on their prey. You’ve probably seen this when they are playing, especially when they’re young puppies.
Chasing – Dogs like to chase. They chase squirrels, birds, rabbits, deer, bugs, mice, etc. This is a hunting behavior. I have yet to see them get excited in a field of carrots or corn (unless it’s hunting season).
Biting – Dogs tend to bite the neck/throat and the back of legs/rump. This is how they take down their prey.
Teeth – A dogs teeth are pointy, designed to rip and tear meat easily. Their teeth aren’t flat like an herbivore, which is designed to grind plant matter.
Jaws – Their jaws move up and down and they gulp to eat, whereas an herbivores teeth grind side to side in order to break down plant matter into useable nutrition.
Short Digestive Tract – This 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 also have higher acidity levels than ours and a higher acidity level than dogs on a kibble diet. This is nature’s way of avoiding bacterial infection.
Saliva – A dogs saliva is a lubricant. This helps your canine to swallow large amounts of food at a time. Also, their saliva doesn’t contain Amylase (used to breakdown carbohydrates). Amylase is found in the saliva of omnivores and herbivores, but not carnivores.
- Shinier, healthier coat
- Fresher breath, cleaner teeth
- Improved digestion
- Decreased shedding
- Increased stamina/recovery
- Less waste/stool
- Weight Management is easier
- A general increase in overall health