Guide to Raw Food Diets for Dogs 

Work closely with your vet to formulate balanced homemade raw diets accounting for proper protein sources, vitamins and minerals.  

Possible Nutritional Gaps

Raw meat carries risks of Salmonella, E. coli and other bacteria contamination requiring safe handling and storage.

 Risk of Pathogens  

Owners must dedicate ample time to preparing, measuring, packaging and cleaning up after raw diets. It’s labor intensive.  

Preparation Requirements

 Sourcing quality ingredients like fresh meats and supplements makes raw feeding significantly pricier than commercial kibble.

Higher Costs  

Gradually transition over 2-6 weeks from old food to raw by slowly increasing new ratios to allow adjustment.

Slower Transition Needed

Unlike kibble, leftover raw food must be discarded after a few hours due to spoilage risk

 No Leftovers  

Raw is inappropriate for dogs with certain health conditions. Discuss suitability with your veterinarian.

Not Right For All Dogs

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