Do you ever give your dog part of your steak? I hope so. Just as long as it is raw and unseasoned. Dogs eat all sorts of disgusting things but raw meat definitely is not on the naughty list. Read below or watch the video to learn why guts are good and how you can get raw meat free or very cheap!
1. Bacteria are beautiful. Sometimes. Raw meat is filled with bacteria and enzymes beneficial for digestion. Never feed a dog bones that are cooked or boiled. This will kill these enzymes and then you really could have a problem. Keep raw meat in their diet long-term in a rationed amount to avoid diarrhea. Every deer hunter knows what happens when their dog goes on a scrap binge! Yuck!!!
2. Blood sugars can be bad. Raw meat is made primarily of proteins and fats that break down slowly. This helps lower and stabilize blood sugars making your puppy happier and healthier. Excessive weight gain is promoted every time our blood sugars spike upwards. This puts extra stress on the frame of the body causing joint stress and damage. Research indicates that this is a major contributing factor for hip dysplasia in dogs. Feel the ribs of your dog regularly. If you can’t then cut back on the dog food until you can.
3. Bucks are big. You can save a lot of money by giving raw meat to your dog regularly if you do it right. How about that neighbor of yours that is always hunting and processing his own game. Find people in your area that grow their own chickens and offer to take their unwanted chicken parts off their hands. Getting savvy and resourceful just might bring some new friends into your life while making your four-footed friend a bit healthier too!
4. Bucks will make you biased. Almost every article that I’ve ever read that warns of the imminent dangers of eating raw food has a financial reason to do so. Remember that the next time you read an article purporting some devastating disease that your dog will contract the moment he eats raw meat. The following article does document some dangers with bacteria in commercially produced raw pet food. This is not what I am advocating.
What is the best dog food made of? Lots of high quality meat. Just make sure that you give your dog meat from animals that were healthy prior to processing.