Dog Nutrition

4 Reasons Why You Should Feed Your Dog Natural/Real Food

Becky Kux

Head of Pet Happiness

A quick look around will reveal that the real food diet has gained tons of traction among many dog owners in the last few years. They are no longer buying kibbles and instead, feeding their beloved dogs the real thing.

Now, a real food diet is exactly as its name suggests — a diet that consists of ingredients with no add-ons, harmful preservatives or other harmful junk.

Read on to find out why making the switch is the best decision you can make for your pup’s health!

1. What you see is what you get

With kibbles, all you see are mysterious little brown pebbles that have been processed, altered, and loaded with unknown ingredients. With real food, on the other hand, you can actually see the fresh ingredients in your dog’s bowl. Stop guessing what ‘beet pulp’ or ‘chicken digest’ is. Instead, if you see a carrot, it is a carrot. Be happy about that!

2. For the love of your dog’s health

As kibbles are processed at an extremely high temperature to drag out their shelf life, the nutrients of the ingredients in the kibbles are often destroyed. This is unfortunate as these nutrients are what your dog needs from his food.

The unaltered and undestroyed nutrients in high-quality ingredients found in real food, however, will encourage a stronger immune system and increased vitality. The vitamins in the fresh meat and vegetables will help to fortify your dog’s immune system. In fact, a study shows that the consumption of certain fresh vegetables reduces the risk of cancer cell growth in dogs by 70-90%.

Besides that, with real food, you have complete control over the ingredient list and can tailor it according to your dog’s needs. This is extremely important if your dog has certain allergies or simply requires a specific ingredient for health purposes. 

What your dog consumes will also affect his energy level. As fresh ingredients are easier to break down in his digestive system, your dog can more easily absorb energy from his food. A swap from kibbles to real food will reveal a perkier and more energetic dog. 

3. Healthier Skin and Coats

Is your dog suffering from skin problems and is constantly itching, scratching, and biting? The source of the problem lies, perhaps, in what he eats.

A change to real food can improve his skin condition, and even the shine of his coat. This is because wholesome and nutrient-rich diets are chock full of essential fatty acids, minerals, and vitamins, which help to treat many skin conditions quickly and efficiently.

4. Say No to Preservatives and Additives

Adding preservatives  is often done for our convenience — to give the food extra shelf-life.

Preservatives also make  kibbles look more attractive to us humans by adding food coloring and other tricks up the sleeve. In fact, even high-end kibbles have extra fats and flavour-enhancers to make it more appealing and palatable for the pups. 

However, these preservatives, enhancers, and additives are often harmful and definitely not something you want your dog to eat. Certain kibbles use something called ethoxyquin to slow down the development of rancidity of fats. Coincidentally, ethoxyquin is also used in the making of rubber and as a pesticide!

Again, not something you want your furkid to eat.

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It becomes clearer, then, why dog owners are throwing out  the kibble and opting to feed their dogs the real deal instead.

If you are looking to make the switch to real food for your dogs, contact our team now to get fresh, biologically-appropriate, no-nonsense food delivered right to your home.

Becky Kux

Head of Pet Happiness

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