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Not all raw is equal

Feeding raw is about feeding a more natural diet, a diet which carnivores such as dogs and cats thrive on. However it’s a misconception to think that feeding whole raw meaty bones is the same as feeding BARF.

How to respond when someone says that their dog has passed away

The death of a beloved canine, is a very real and traumatic experience, a member of the family is gone and the whole dynamic of the family changes. There are constant reminders and the family unit is broken, an integral part of the family is gone. Mourning the death of a pet follows the same process as mourning for a human and grieving for the pet is an important part of an families recovery. Not only has a canine family member died, in addition, there is the battle with guilt, as invariably a decision had to be made to euthanize due to intense suffering or incurable diseases.

4 1/2 Week old puppies eating raw

When you see these puppies pulling meat off a kudu bone, the truth that dogs are carnivores is reinforced and the realisation hits home that such injustice is being perpetrated against dogs by feeding them pellets. The fact that the profession that is supposed to protect dogs and cats, push expensive scientifically formulated corn on unsuspecting pet owners is heart breaking and absolutely criminal.

Natural, Organic, Holistic Dog Food

Natural, Organic, Holistic are the three words on the lips of every health conscious person around the globe, pertaining to foods and their environment. Listed below are the definitions of each word and an overview of how Raw Necessities dog food products relate to these definitions.

Natural - Existing in or produced by nature; not artificial or imitation

Organic - Of or relating to foodstuff grown or raised without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides or hormones

Vegan Diet and Meals for Dogs

Is a vegan diet right for my dog?

This seems to be a question on many pet owners’ minds these days, especially with the global tendency for humans to prefer a vegetarian diet.

The short answer is NO but let’s have a look why.

Herbivore, Omnivore or Carnivore:

Salmonella in commercial pet food

When first starting with raw food, some dogs develop loose bowels. The reason for this is that acidity of their stomachs is returning to optimal condition.A dogs digestive system is made for meat, bones, feathers and fur. The ph of a dogs stomach when on raw is between 1 -3.

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