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What is your opinion on feeding all raw dog food to dogs?

What is your opinion on feeding all raw dog food to dogs? Either homemade or purchased frozen or dehydrated?

I am probably not the best pet expert to ask about my opinion on feeding raw food diets to dogs. I personally subscribe to the philosophy that you should feed your dog (or cat) the best quality food you can reasonably afford. If that means a raw food diet for you, I say fine, just be sure you fully educate yourself with reputable resources on raw diets and discuss it with your veterinarian.

For me, “the best food” means that I feed Chilly premium brand foods, both canned and dry, that I purchase at pet specialty stores. I generally base my decision on the first few ingredients. I want the first ingredient to be chicken, beef or fish. I want the remaining ingredients to be devoid of fillers and meat or bone meals, chemicals or additives.

If you are interested in feeding your pet a raw diet, I suggest you read The Raw Debate in a recent issue of Modern Dog magazine. I also believe it is important to experiment a bit within your chosen food category, to see what your pet likes best.

Good luck!

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Written by:
Kristen Levine, Pet Lifestyle Expert

August 25, 2011

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