We've been feeding our Labrador Burns dry dog food, as it was supposed to be one of the best.
But Ive recently been reading different opinions from vets, who are suggesting that a raw meat diet is superior, And they make a good argument.
I mean throughout a dogs evolutionary cycle, 130,000 years, they have only been eating processed dog food for the latter half of the twentieth century.
My dog food is 20% meal, [meat, fish, lamb, whatever] and the rest is brown rice, maize, corn etc.
That costs £43pcm for the burns original. But for the last 130,000 years they havent been eating brown rice.
Weve been having skin problems, and anal gland problems with him.
So I decided to change his diet to raw beef, natures menu chunks of beef, nothing else added. They sell a bag of frozen beef cuts for £6ish, which will last him a week. Ive also been adding a spoonful of pumpkin, and a spoonful of flaxseed oil to his diet.
The beef cuts are obviously not cuts we would eat. And Id be regularly worming him if we were to keep him on a diet of raw meat. Say every six months.
But cost wise, the raw meat diet works out at about half the price of the burns diet.
And he seems to like it. And he seems to be showing an improvement. So why dry dog food? Anyone else feed their dog a raw meat diet?
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