How an all-natural diet supports your dog’s health
Feeding your dog all natural food can promote health and wellness. Because the food is free of preservatives, fillers, and chemicals, your dog's body will be able to use more of what they eat - putting the healthy nutrients, like vitamins, minerals, proteins, and carbs to good use. Some benefits include:
Dogs consuming all natural food made with real ingredients have more readily available energy from food. This is because whole food diets are more digestible, and therefore more of the food is absorbed for energy.
Stronger immune system
Our all natural dog food is rich in needed vitamins like A and C, as well as zinc. Veterinarians believe these all can help a dog's immune system stay strong and healthy, keeping them well. Many of the additional benefits from feeding a well-balanced all natural dog food can be a shinier coat, healthy skin, and brighter eyes.
Transition to our food
For those dogs making a change from a processed kibble to our all natural food, we recommend adding a small portion of our food to their kibble and increasing our food while decreasing the kibble over the course of a week. This allows time for the bacteria in a dog’s stomach to adjust to the high nutrient content of an all-natural product.
Let’s talk about poop
When transitioning to an all-natural product from kibble some owners may now a change in their dog’s poop consistency. Some poop more, some have firmer poops. Minor changes to a dog’s stool are common and shouldn’t pose any concern. If you notice behavioral changes or consistent issues with pooping talk to your vet about these issues.
Wait I thought dogs were carnivores, why all the vegetables in your product!
While dogs are classified as “Canis” in the animal kingdom and their ancestors are carnivores. Modern dogs have been bred to be omnivores. The kibble that has been fed to them for almost a century now comes packed with processed corn (filler) and other non-meat sources. Modern dogs do very well with vegetables and many studies show the benefits of feeding dogs an all-natural omnivore diet.
What’s the deal with Kibble?
Kibble is the old standby. Developed in the early 20th century and hasn’t really changed much since then. It comes in giant 20 pound bags that can sit on store shelves for months (or years) and not go bad. It’s one of the most cost effective products for supermarkets since they don’t have to worry about the product going bad anytime soon. And if a 20lb bag only cost $20 that means it cost only .06 cents an ounce. It most likely cost the manufacturer less than .02 an ounce to make. How much real nutrition can be in that?
How much to feed my pup?
Our handy guide on the back label should provide you with a starting point on how much you should be feeding you dog. Remember that this is just a guideline and you should watch your dog’s weight and adjust according to his needs.
How do I make it?
Place the desired amount of dry food in a bowl, mix with water (warm is best), stir, then feed! If your dog likes his food firm, use less water. If he likes it soupy, use the max amount of water recommended for that serving on the back label.