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Raw Diet

 

What is a Raw Diet for pets (also called Biological Appropriate Raw Food) and why do we consider it the best food which you can give to your dog?

All of our dogs from puppies to seniors thrive on their Raw Diet, please contact us for further detailed information.

We learned about it by doing through years of living with White Swiss Shepherds, studying at university and keeping updated on newest research.

We hereby offer our personal recommendations as owners and breeders which are for the sole purpose of educating the dog owner. Use these recommendations at your own risk.

Starting off years ago with so called "Premium Range" "Vet Approved", "Scientific Diet" ... pellets, bags with fantastic pictures on - being recommended by vets or petshops. Not worrying about paying a fortune but thinking that our White Swiss family members deserve nothing but the best.

BUT when reading the labels about their content, getting research results, checking what AAFCO's definitions about permittable ingredients in dogfood are about, researching ingredients in dog food and finding out that a dog food company DOES NOT have to list preservatives which they did not put into pellets themselves - that made us really think.

With some of our dogs getting older we then thought about the benefits of adding glucosamine in order to keep our seniors' joints in good order for their lifetime. We investigated that a pet's needs on average are 20mg of glucosamine per pound of body weight per day. A 50 pound adult dog would need 1000mg per day. The highest content of glucosamine in pellets which we found internationally was 950mg/kg which would mean that we'd have to give our 50 pound senior around 9 cups of these pellets per day (3,5 cups are recommended on the package) in order to make up for the glucosamine level ! Bottomline: you'd either have to feed a triple portion per day and chase your dog into heavy overweight that will damage his health or you buy an expensive glucosamine supplement and add it to the already expensive pellets in order to prevent your dog from suffering too much from wear and tear of his bones and joints.

Where does that leave us? Let's look into what the Raw Diet has to offer on that issue: an inexpensive source of glucosamine can be found naturally occuring in beef trachea, pork tails, lamb ears - actually within any part of an animal which has lots of cartilage and connecting tissues. The species appropriete raw diet for your pet would recommend feeding just one ounce piece of trachea which can hold over 1400mg of glucosamine.

Raw Diet food is simply what nature has to offer without fancy packaging and labels such as "supplying your pet with all it needs" and one does not have to multiply daily portions in order to get the dosage right. And the point about how much of artificially added goodies your
dog's body can absorb and built in easily is another relevant point to consider!

 
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Raw Egg with Shell
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Raw Meat with Bones
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Vegetables
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Raw Liver, Kidney, Tripe
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Raw Chicken Pieces, Necks, Giblets