Best Raw Dog Food Reviews:
Raw dog food is not necessarily better than cooked or processed dog food. There are many reasons why raw dog foods may be superior to other types of diets.
The following list will explain some of these advantages:
1) They contain all the essential nutrients your pet needs.
Most dogs do not require any additional supplements such as vitamins, minerals, herbs, etc., which are found in commercial products.
Some dogs need extra calcium, but most of them can survive without it.
2) Raw meaty bones are rich in nutrients that your pet requires.
Dogs have low bone density and they cannot absorb enough calcium from their diet alone.
3) Raw meaty bones provide your dog with a source of protein, which helps maintain muscle mass and prevents osteoporosis.
4) Raw meaty bones are very nutritious for humans too!
5) Raw meaty bones are also good sources of iron, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus and B12.
These elements are necessary for proper immune system function.
6) Raw meaty bones contain trace amounts of copper and manganese which can improve your dog’s coat color and keep him healthy.
The following are some disadvantages of raw dog food:
1) Raw meaty bones do not last long in the freezer.
If you want to keep them for later, you must freeze them immediately (ideally in labeled zip-lock bags) or they will start to rot and smell bad.
2) Your pet may refuse to eat raw meaty bones.
Dogs are creatures of habit and many of them are used to kibble or canned food. Some pups are just plain picky eaters and won’t try anything new.
If your dog will not eat raw meaty bones, you may have to switch back to a more familiar food.
3) Most dogs do not enjoy the taste of raw meaty bones.
Dogs do not like eating something that is too strong-tasting, too chewy, or has an odor. In order for your dog to eat something, it must taste good enough for him to consume regularly.
4) Dogs can choke on large chunks of raw meaty bones.
Eating large knuckles, vertebrae, and hip bones can be hazardous to your pet’s health.
5) If you feed your dog raw meaty bones without any other food, he will eventually become nutrient deficient, especially in the areas of calcium and vitamin D.
6) Large dogs (those weighing over 150 lbs) have been known to break their teeth while eating raw meaty bones.
If your dog is of a large breed, take extra caution when feeding bones.
7) It is very difficult to gauge the amount of food your dog consumes when he is eating raw meaty bones.
Most dogs will eat until they are full and this can lead to overeating. Overeating is never a good thing, regardless of the food being considered.
My family owns a small clothing boutique and our shop is completely carpeted throughout the store. One Saturday, I allowed my three children (aged 6, 10, and 12 at the time) to bring their new pet rat, Scorsese, with them while they helped out around the store.
Although Scorsese was a very good rat (he never tried to run away or do anything bad at all), my kids wanted to let him roam around and explore the shop while they worked. About two hours after they started, I heard a horrible screaming coming from the back of the store and I immediately knew something was wrong.
I threw the cash register keys to my brother and told him to lock up (he was in the shop with me) and then I ran to the back of the store to see what was going on. When I got to the back, I saw that my children were all gathered around Scorsese.
He was on the floor with one of his back legs bent at a horrible angle and he was obviously in a great deal of pain. It turns out that Scorsese had somehow managed to get his leg stuck in one of the floor vents and when he tried to pull himself out, he injured himself severely.
My first instinct was to take the poor rat to a veterinary specialist since I didn’t know how to help him (the children were all upset as well). When we got to the veterinarian, they told us that the damage done to the leg was too severe and that the best thing to do would be to put him to sleep.
We all cried when they took him into the back to put him down.
Now I have three children who are upset over the death of a rat. You might think I’m crazy, but as a pet owner myself, I firmly believe that rats should be treated as part of the family.
I have had rats for many years and they have always been a source of joy and fun. I firmly believe that rats should be treated with respect and empathy, and if people would treat them that way, they would find that they make wonderful pets.
I’m writing this article as a tribute to Scorsese and to remind people of the wonderful nature that rats possess.
Scorsese was a dumbo rat (with large ears) and he was the sweetest rat you could hope to meet. He was a solid brown color with a cute little white mustache, but his most outstanding feature was his incredibly soft fur.
He was a joy to pet and always enjoyed when my daughter would cuddle with him while watching TV.
I firmly believe that if people would just give rats a chance, they would find them to be one of the best pets around. They are low maintenance, inexpensive, and don’t require a lot of space.
With rats, what you see is what you get and they are very straightforward animals. Unlike some other pets, rats don’t act vicious just to scare people or act overly friendly just to get something from you. They are inherently good creatures and just want to be loved.
Rats have been misunderstood for a very long time. They acquired a bad reputation when they spread the plague through Europe many centuries ago, but that was only because they were sneaking aboard the sailing ships and exploring the world alongside humanity.
Rats aren’t stupid creatures and wouldn’t have gotten onto those ships if they had known that they would be thrown into pits of death as soon as they arrived at their destination. In addition, they have also been blamed for destroying food supplies, but this too is a myth.
Rats are scavengers by nature and will only eat food if it is available. They aren’t looking to eat your grain or your meat, they will eat what you leave behind.
The real culprits of stolen grain and destroyed food supplies are squirrels, mice, and human beings. Rats are often blamed for things that they didn’t do, but they don’t complain about it. They just continue to go about their lives and try to survive in this world that hates them so much.
Rats have a bad reputation, but in reality they are clean animals. They keep themselves very well groomed and are very sanitary.
They are very aware of their surroundings and will avoid stepping in anything remotely dirty. They are very smart creatures and can easily be trained.
I strongly urge people to stop fearing rats and start loving them for the wonderful creatures that they are. I know I will never look at one the same way again.
Scorsese, I’ll always remember you and will never forget the times we had together.
Thank you for teaching me the joys of rat pet ownership.
Goodbye my little friend.
Rest in peace.
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