FAQ - Raw food for dogs...

Will my dog choke on bones that are not cooked?

Answer:
No, in fact it is the opposite. Cooked bones can splinter and do the very damage you are afraid raw bones will. Raw bones are safer when they are in the natural state.

Will my dog want to hunt or crave blood because of raw food?

Answer:
No. Your dog will crave to hunt even if fed kibble, if hunting is in the DNA of the breed you own. Your dog will not wish to do or act any different from what he/she has been doing except in a healthier, happier manner.

How do I introduce my dog to raw?

Answer:
I always tell my clients that most dogs, puppies to old, seem to take to raw food very instinctively. Even our pickiest eaters are quick to take to a raw diet.

How much do I feed my dog?

Answer:
This will depend in the breed, size and activity level of your dog. Please remember puppies need more food as their young bodies grow.

Can you tell me a few benefits of raw food for my dog?

Answer:
Clean teeth and a better more hydrated skin for better coat. Lesser stools as your dog’s body uses 80%/90% of food to fuel their body, therefore, a lot less waste. Your dog also will be using his bowels properly. This in turn helps with dogs suffering from blocked anal glands. These are just a few, but very real benefits from raw.

Can I put an older dog on this diet?

Answer:
Yes. We adopted a 14 year old dog that was left without a family due to the passing of her owners. The dog was put on the raw diet and the next day she went from an old sleeper to a happy hiker. Playing and hiking seven days a week with our big Rottweilers.

Is raw for big dogs only?

Answer:
No. I have family and friends, as well as clients, with dogs that range from tea cup size to Great Danes, that all eat raw food from The Pantry Pooch.

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