does your dog’s coat look dull, and do they scratch regularly or have dry skin?

Does your dog suffer from wind, or vomit and have an upset tummy regularly?
Do you notice that your dog is getting stiffer and older than he/she should be for their years?
Does your dog suffer with ear or eye infections that clear up and then come straight back again?
Is your dog overweight?

If the answer to any of these questions is YES perhaps it would be wise to take a close look at the food you are feeding your dog.

Dogs like humans, are what they eat. Providing your dog with a healthy diet full of vitamins, minerals and oils strengthens the immune system and gives your dog the best defence against illness. Feeding your dog a raw diet which is free from artificial colours and additives often results in a calmer and much happier pet. You will also avoid many of the allergies associated with feeding grains. Cereals, grains and fillers are well known as a primary cause of skin allergies and tummy upsets. Your dogs coats will be shinier, and free from doggy odour (yes did you know dogs shouldn’t have that doggy smell, its toxins being shed through their coat that causes it).   Raw fed dogs are also much less likely to be overweight so their joints suffer less, they have less body fat and much better muscle tone.

Dogs that have allergies on processed food often become symptom-free after changing to a raw diet as the protein structure is healthier in raw meats compared to processed foods.

yes, but my dog is raw fed and still scratches a bit…

Raw fed dogs are not immune to allergies.  Chicken is one of the most common meats that dogs can react to, especially chickens that have been fed a high grain diet before slaughter.  That’s why we use antibiotic free, free range chicken in our meals.  If however, the symptoms persist  substituting turkey or duck can help alleviate the symptoms.  Beef is also another protein that can cause reactions, and that’s why we use lamb tripe in our meals and not beef.

The beauty of feeding raw is that is is far easier to isolate proteins that cause allergic reactions and avoid them in the future.

If you have a puppy it is so important to introduce them gradually to as many proteins as possible in the early months of life. This can reduce the risk of them developing allergies in the future.  It is thought that over feeding a single protein as a pup can cause a reaction to it in later life.  Dogs, like humans, need variety in their diet.

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