We all know that eating healthy foods, ideally from field to fork, is without a doubt the healthiest and most appropriate way to nourish our body and soul. Eating fast food makes us feel dull and lack lustre. It often affects our mood, makes us feel bloated and plays havoc with our digestive system, not to mention blood sugars. We lack energy, feel sluggish, unsettled, irritated and unable to concentrate. We know that processed foods are detrimental to our health, not a single study exists to challenge this.
So why would it be any different for your dog? We have a choice to eat inappropriate and harmful junk food, your dog does not. They mostly only get to eat what is put down for them. By feeding a raw food diet, you are feeding a species appropriate diet that is the healthiest and most natural way to feed your dog. As with humans, by removing highly proceeded food and feeding a natural healthy diet, your dog will benefit immensely.
Switching to raw can positively impact your dogs behaviour in many ways:
- more content
- reduced hyperactivity
- increased energy and vitality
- less reactive
- less anxious
- more focused
Lots of us will have had periods when we have made a concerted effort to eat healthy, and most of us would agree that it makes us feel great! Humans are the only species on the planet that have created and consume processed food, much worse than that, we have forced it on every animal we have domesticated or farmed. Now think about how highly processed feeds negatively impact your dog's mood, behaviour and personality.
A common myth of raw feeding is that it can make dogs aggressive. This is simply not true. Dogs who have switched to a raw diet, have almost instantly changed to become more focused in training, less anxious and generally calmer and more content.