Raw Meat Diet for Dogs and Cats Explained
Dr. Karen Becker, a proactive and integrative wellness veterinarian, discusses why it is beneficial to feed your canine or feline a raw meat diet.
“By three years of age, most dogs and cats have some evidence of periodontal disease.” -AVDC (American Veterinary Dental College) Meanwhile wild animals rarely, if ever suffer from gum disease.
What is the difference? Diet.
“Healthier, happier dogs live longer [when fed raw] and in the case of working dogs, they’re easier to train and work better. For police, army and customs dogs working well depends on a highly trained and efficient sense of smell.” -Dr. Tom Lonsdale
“Dogs and cats on a raw diet enjoy a glossy coat, healthy skin, lean muscle tone, a robust immune system, sweet-smelling breath, healthy teeth and gums, increased energy, better digestion, a strong heart and more energy. They can be expected to live longer and to suffer less illness and disease.” -RawFoodVets.com
“Dogs and cats never mastered fire. Their natural approach to food is raw, and why not? A raw diet is an excellent source of high quality nutrition that can’t usually be found in commercialized pet food.”
Dr. Elizabeth Hodgkins, Esq.
Tefco has been serving the highest quality raw diet dog food for over 40 years. We have created these feeding guidelines based on years of research, experience and knowledge from the zoos, trainers, breeders, and veterinarians that we have been working with for so many years.
* No two dogs are alike in their metabolic rates, age or activity levels.
* Weigh your dog regularly to maintain his growth rate and feed level.