Have you considered feeding your dog a raw diet?
New series by Dr. Jeannie Thomason
Not a day goes by that I don’t see people posting on social media or emailing me about their new puppy or adult dog having digestive issues. The majority of these people have already taken the puppy or dog to a veterinarian (or several) and spent a lot of money on blood tests, fecal tests, dewormers, antibiotics, probiotics, several different brands of dog food and expensive ingredients to make their own “home cooked” diet. Sadly, all to no avail.
They are desperately looking for a way to help their dog be healthy again. They are asking what brand of food others might recommend, or if supplements might be the answer and if so, which ones?
The majority of people who email me are the ones that have “tried everything” they have heard or been told to do. My first question for them is: “Have you considered feeding a raw diet? “
I get varied responses to that question but most of the responses are that they have not considered such a “drastic” thing until now and they ask me how feeding a raw diet could possibly help digestive issues in their dogs.
I guess I am still in awe of how many people can still believe feeding a processed pet food is feeding a proper diet to their dogs.
Next time, in part 2 we will talk about “WHY” to feed our dogs a raw vs. processed pet food.
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