What’s In Raw Dog Food?
For dog owners, changing their pet’s diet is a big deal. No responsible person wants to jump into feeding their dog something when they don’t know what’s in the food. While there are many reasons why it’s better to feed your dog raw dog food, it’s understandable that people want to learn more.
The following looks at what your dog gets - and what they don’tget - with raw dog food.
The RAWF Brand
If you look up raw dog food online, you will find many different definitions. Everything we talk about below is specifically about the RAWF raw dog food brand. We do things a little differently around here, and it’s important that consumers understand that difference. We want you to know exactly what you are getting.
The Importance of Grass-Fed Beef
At RAWF, all the meat for our dog food comes from our Long Island ranch and is 100% grass-fed, pasture-finished beef. That’s an important part of our brand and it makes a big difference for your dog’s health.
Grass-fed beef from our farm contains no antibiotics or growth-promoting hormones. That means your dog’s meals contain nothing but pure, clean beef. Grass-fed beef packs the vitamins, nutrients and minerals that give your dog shinier coats, healthier teeth and a better digestive system.
To ensure the best, most nutritious dog food, RAWF consulted with experts on what to include. That’s why there are added vegetables, all sourced by RAWF from American farms. Then we add additional vitamins, minerals and fiber. This balance of healthy meat and vegetables gives your dog the right mix of what they need.
What RAWF Dog Food Doesn’t Have
As you can see, RAWF dog food contains nothing but natural ingredients. The whole food ingredients are simple and straightforward.
That’s a big difference from what you get with commercial dog food, which is cooked at high heat and heavily processed. That process can cook out many of the helpful bacteria and enzymes that aid dogs with digestion and help them absorb nutrients.
Overall, cooked dog food tends to offer less nutrition. These convenient, high-carb foods can lead to health problems and a coat that lacks luster. Other issues with cooked dog food can include dry, flaky skin and even weight problems.
Dry kibble also uses feed grade ingredients, not the raw, nutritious and clean meat and vegetables. They can contain grains and high-starch carbohydrates, as well as corn, wheat, rice or potato. And because what nutrients the food does have is not in its natural state, it’s more difficult for your dog’s system to recognize and process.
RAWF provides your dog with nutrients, vitamins and minerals without added filler, grains or chemicals. RAWF offers the optimal mix of moisture, healthy fats and protein. In other words, the switch to RAWF gives your pet daily meals that fit the way nature designed dogs to eat.