Raw feeding is providing the best possible diet for your Canine companion. We have fed Raw consistently for nearly 10 years and generations of dogs, leading to absolutely wonderful results. Our dogs are athletic, have great fur, consistently passing OFA hip/elbow, consistently passing cardio screening, have beautiful healthy puppies and we have yet to see cancer or thyroid issues.
Cheap bagged feed puts a dog in constant dehydration.
Our staple for our dogs and cats is chicken consisting of around 50% of their diet. We have had zero allergic reactions to chicken. The other 50% consists of beef, deer, pork, rabbit, eggs, raw milk and lamb. We feed on average 2%-3% of the dogs total body weight.
The horrible smell of poop when bagged fed and how it seems to never biodegrade is also a large factor for us. Raw fed poop is clean with next to no smell and is gone when rained on.
Raw feeding is the equivalent of a home cooked meal like steak, potatoes and fresh vegetables, who doesn't want that?
Bagged feed is the equivalent of dry cereal. Yes you can live on it but who would want to?
We highly recommend watching the documentary "Pet fooled".
"Raw meat can make you sick" This is a big scare tactic many use to run good owners away from raw. Unless you run a house hold consisting of zero raw meat, go to restaurants that never serve meat and grow your own greens risk free of contamination, there is always a risk. Being responsible when making your own food and feeding you dog is key. Most people eat medium rare steak, body builders eat raw eggs, most people drink raw milk, and sushi is raw fish. We are still alive and doing 👍
People like to say "if raw was safe studies would prove its better than (example) Purina/hill's"
Well us small breeders and small group of educated medical professionals can not afford a multi million dollar long term study. Purina and others are billion dollar corporations making profit and selling products to make the most money at the least risk. Why would they ever do a 5, 10, 15 year study against raw? They would not meet the same quality outcomes and they 100% know this. You can say the facts are in the lack of studies.
Grain free feeds are extremely popular and also extremely unhealthy. The "grain free" bagged fed have more recalls than normal feed and many have lead to dietary DCM, a painful death sentence. It is a unsafe and never recommended and will void all health guarantee on your puppy from us. The fillers are often poor quality and lead to diarrhea, weight loss, thyroid issues and diabetes. We have personally seen all symptoms when buyers have struggled and even lost dogs while disregarding our plea to change food.
If for some reason you just can't feed a raw diet we only recommend Inukshuk and 50% raw meat.
Inukshuk puppy food we use when traveling and can't carry raw meat
We also recommend Inukshuk 32/32. Our dogs get this with raw when working a lot and in winter when burning more calories. Inukshuk has superior ingredients and better for dogs with digestive issues and allergies.
Our dogs also get these vitamins.
We are happy with Pet Honesty products.
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