VITALITY. ENERGY. STRENGTH. BEAUTY !

WHAT SHOULD DOGS BE EATING?

Raw dog food is species appropriate and provides numerous health benefits. Dogs are carnivores. As such, they should be eating a diet of predominantly meat. Equally as important, it should be raw. Animals don’t cook their foods. Your dog needs raw muscle meat, organs, fatty tissue, and bones.

WHAT SHOULDN'T DOGS BE EATING?

Carbohydrates:  Carbs may be nutritious for omnivores and herbivores, but carnivores don’t benefit from these nutrients in the same way that we do. What’s the point of feeding your dog these foods if they cannot properly digest and assimilate the nutrition from them? Again, fruits and veggies are not bad; they contain many wonderful nutrients. They won’t make your dogs sick or harm them. The problem lies in the fact that they digest them too quickly to properly absorb the vital nutrients they need to stay in optimal condition.

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Cooked foods:  Your dogs were meant to eat raw foods. They have the digestive system, stomach acid, and bacteria-killing agents for a reason: to handle these foods. Cooking destroys the vitamin, mineral, and enzyme content that is needed! Also, beware; cooked bones are more likely to splinter and cause hazards for your dog. They are equipped to consume raw foods and should only be eating raw meat and bones.

Processed foods:  Processed foods are unhealthy and are not good for any living animal. They are poor nutrition at best.

DENTAL BENEFITS

Dogs fed commercial pet food often have poor dental hygiene. The starchy ingredients cause tartar buildup and eventually dental disease.  Dental disease in dogs is a serious matter. It can lead to abscessed roots and teeth that need to be extracted. Infections in the mouth can also occur that can cause more serious secondary infections elsewhere in the body. In addition, any of these scenarios from a simple tooth cleaning to a more serious dental procedure are usually quite costly and are a financial burden on most pet owners. In order to avoid dental issues for dogs fed traditional pet food, proper preventative care is given including brushing teeth, providing dental chews, and other recreational bones.

To prove just how damaging the effects are of a commercial diet are, look at the dental health of wild wolves and dogs.  They don’t need to brush their teeth to be free of tartar buildup. They don’t fall victim to infections or other dental ailments that require immediate attention. This is because they eat their natural diet.

Your dog will have pearly, white teeth when fed raw.  It will take no work on your part. You will not be required to provide fancy dental chews or brush your dog’s teeth. You won’t need to visit the vet and pay for pricey dental work. How is that possible? Every time they rip, shred, tear, and crunch down on bones they are receiving a thorough tooth cleaning. Crunching and grinding bones naturally scrape and remove plaque and tartar from the teeth.

SKIN & COAT IMPROVEMENTS

Carbohydrates:  Carbs may be nutritious for omnivores and herbivores, but carnivores don’t benefit from these nutrients in the same way that we do. What’s the point of feeding your dog these foods if they cannot properly digest and assimilate the nutrition from them? Again, fruits and veggies are not bad; they contain many wonderful nutrients. They won’t make your dogs sick or harm them. The problem lies in the fact that they digest them too quickly to properly absorb the vital nutrients they need to stay in optimal condition.

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Cooked foods:  Your dogs were meant to eat raw foods. They have the digestive system, stomach acid, and bacteria-killing agents for a reason: to handle these foods. Cooking destroys the vitamin, mineral, and enzyme content that is needed! Also, beware; cooked bones are more likely to splinter and cause hazards for your dog. They are equipped to consume raw foods and should only be eating raw meat and bones.

Processed foods:  Processed foods are unhealthy and are not good for any living animal. They are poor nutrition at best.

ENERGY & VITALITY IMPROVES

While I’m sure most dog owners have no complaints about their dog’s lack of energy and zest for life, many raw fed dog owners report that their dogs have improved energy and vitality after switching to raw. They claim that their dogs have much more energy and older dogs act like puppies once again.

MENTAL & PHYSICAL EXERCISE

Your dog receives a tremendous amount of mental stimulation and physical exercise when eating raw. Ripping, shredding, and tearing muscle meat as well as crushing bones works out the jaw and neck muscles. Though they gain more energy overall, one of the best things about raw feeding is how most dogs easily tire after mealtime and seem quite satisfied and ready to chill out for a bit. This is because they have to expend a lot of energy ripping, tearing, and crunching up complicated pieces of meat.

 

In addition, you’ll also notice how much more excited your dog gets at meal times and how much they enjoy their new food. This is because they are engaging in a very primal and instinctual activity. Chewing bones and ripping apart meat actually releases endorphins in your pet. Because your dog is receiving so much mental and physical exercise during meal times, they will be more satisfied and less likely to engage in destruction behaviors out of boredom.

STOOL IMPROVEMENTS

A favorite benefit among raw feeders is most likely the change in the consistency of their dog’s stools. Once successfully switched to a raw diet, your dog will eliminate less often. When they do have a bowel movement, it will be much smaller in size. This is because your dog is actually digesting his/her food and making better use of the nutrients from it, so there is less waste.  In addition, the consistency of your dog’s stools will change for the better when fed an appropriate raw diet. Stools will be less foul smelling and soft. They will be firmer and near odorless. The healthy stools of a raw fed dog are quite firm and won’t smear and make a mess when accidentally stepped on. When they dry they turn white and become crumbly. This makes cleanup so much easier and more pleasant.

VET VISITS DECREASE

The main benefit of raw feeding is by far a healthier and happier dog.  When dogs eat food that is biologically appropriate, they will absorb all the nutrients from their food making their immune system, digestive system, and other bodily functions stronger. This will pay off over time as your dog will need less veterinary care and will avoid contracting more serious diseases as they age.

CONTACT US

Nassau County:

588 Broadway

Massapequa, NY 11758

516-400-3RAW

516-400-3729

orders@thek9shop.com

Suffolk County:

1519 Lakeland Ave

Bohemia, NY 11716

631-619-1888

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Store Hours For Both Stores:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 2pm - 7pm

Wednesday: 12pm - 8:00pm

Thursday: 2pm - 7pm

Friday: 12pm - 8:00pm

Saturday: 11am - 7pm

Sunday 12pm - 5pm

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The K9 Shop understands that many pets have intolerances.  All of the items that The K9 Shop carries are protein specific, there is never any mixture of proteins unless specifically labeled, this includes bones that are ground into the mixtures.  The K9 Shop also has the ability to special order several types of complete meals and individual proteins.  Please contact The K-9 Shop for more information.

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