From tinned food, to kibble, to cuts of meat, sometimes it can be hard to know what’s best to feed your pooch. One thing is certain, though, is if you want to invest in their physical health and emotional wellbeing, dogs need raw food as part of a well-balanced, nutritious diet.
“Dogs love raw food and as omnivores, it is naturally what they eat in the wild. Raw food is much easier to absorb than cooked, heated, or heavily processed food which means your dog retains more of the essential nutrients,” said Emme Williams, animal health expert.
Here, Emme shares top tips about raw food:
1. Research shows that in the wild, dogs are drawn to ingredients with high concentrations of protein and amino acids, which is why raw tastes so great to them.
2. Dogs need the essential ingredients contained in raw, such as Vitamin A, fatty acids and amino acids for energy, health and strength.
3. Many commercial dog foods are heavily processed and contain high amounts of carbohydrates, commonly called fillers. High carb diets can cause weight gain leading to long term health issues.
4. Raw food contains fatty acids which are anti-inflammatory and can help relieve pain in arthritic dogs as well as improve their weight-bearing ability.
5. Dogs need protein and protein digestibility is greater in raw food.
6. Raw food is not easy for humans to handle and can be, messy and unsafe, so opting for a high quality dried raw food is a good option.
Animals Like Us is a new dog food containing sustainably sourced meats and organs that have been freeze-dried using new technology to retain all of the nutrients. They are then blended with high protein oven-baked meat and vegetable biscuits. Dogs love it!
“My pooch Eddie, can’t get enough of Animals Like Us. He really loves the RawBlend33™ King Salmon and Ocean Fish! He has always been such a fussy eater but now he wolfs down every bite, his coat is glossy and he has so much energy – we’re both definitely hooked!” said Lani Banerjee, Cavoodle owner, Sydney.
Available in three flavour varieties: Animals Like Us RawBlend33 with Grass-Fed Beef; King Salmon and Ocean Fish and Grass-Fed Lamb and Venison Tripe RRP: $30 for a 1kg bag. Serve straight from the bag or blend with a small amount of water to soften up the texture and create a tasty gravy for your fur baby to lap up.
“When you feed your pet nutritious food, you’re not only investing in your dog’s health, you’re investing in your relationship because as every dog owner knows, a dog is not just for life, it is for love,” said Emme Williams.