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Isn't it healthier for dogs to eat raw meat than commercially prepared dog food?


I am considering changing my dog's diet. Currently they get a mixture of commercial dog food, rice, raw chicken, raw beef heart, carrots, eggs and left-overs. My friend gives her dogs only raw meat, fruit, leaves, carrots, eggs and bones. They are healthy with beautiful coats. Which is best?Also, do they need a filler such as rice or other carbs?

 

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    Mary Wickison (Blond Logic) 4 years ago

    The Moringa oleifera. It is a miracle tree. My friend used to be a Red Cross nurse in Africa and has seen the difference this tree can make to a village.

    I have a friend who slaughters a cow every weekend so will look into getting the head. Thanks

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    Mary Wickison (Blond Logic) 4 years ago

    Hi Melissa,

    We have many coconut trees here and one of our dogs roots out the burned coconuts and eats the meat. Alas he does this to excess and gets diarrhea. His coat looks much shinier though! Thanks for your answer.


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    Mary Wickison (Blond Logic) 4 years ago

    I agree. I think people use commercially prepared food because it is less time consuming for them, not necessarily better for the dog. Thanks for your response.


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    Mary Wickison (Blond Logic) 4 years ago

    Hi Jaye,

    I think farming methods have much to do with the increase of such problems with the food. Where I live, I have beef from local animals and eggs from neighbors. I do wonder if AVMA gets paid by pet food makers. Thanks for your answer.


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    Melissa A Smith 4 years ago

    Feeding a raw diet requires all parts of the animal (organ meat). Feeding only muscle meat (the parts humans like) will cause nutritional imbalances.


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