When it comes to our fur friends, we want to give them the best of everything – including their food. Now, I know what you're thinking - "What's wrong with regular dog food?" Well, let me tell you, there are a ton of benefits to feeding your pup fresh, real food. That’s why many dog owners are switching to fresh dog food instead of traditional kibble.
Fresh food offers a whole range of benefits for your dog’s health and well-being. From improved digestion to a shinier coat, there are countless reasons why fresh food is better for your dog.
Keep reading to discover the top 5 benefits of feeding your pup a fresh and wholesome diet!
Feeding your dog fresh food help prevent medical condition
What do you think is better for your health: eating a processed, dry pellet for every meal or indulging in a delicious, nutrient-rich meal made from fresh ingredients?
I know which one I would choose!
By giving your dog fresh food, rich in immune-boosting nutrients and antioxidant, you're ensuring that they're getting all the vitamins, minerals, and other goodies they need to stay healthy and ward off disease.
On the other end, commercial dog food often use cheaper, low-quality ingredients, that have been rejected by the human food system. Dry food is also cooked at such high temperature that the naturally occuring nutrients from the food are lost, and synthetic vitamins and minerals need to be added to make the meal balanced.
A fresh food diet often means fewer additives, preservatives, and fillers compared to some commercial options.
Feeding your dog fresh food help maintain a healthy weight
Another great thing about fresh food diets is that they can help with weight management. We all know how easy it is for our four-legged friends to pack on the pounds. And just like with humans, being overweight can lead to all sorts of health problems for dogs.
By feeding them fresh, balanced meals, you're able to control their portion sizes and ensure that they're getting the right amount of nutrients without overdoing it on the calories.
Commercial dog food is often too high in carbohydrates from inexpensive fillers (e.g., corn, wheat, rice, peas) which can lead to weight gain.
Fresh dog food = Boosted Digestive Health
The Doggy Grub meals are cooked at low temperature. Not only does it help keep all the nutrients intact, but this gentle, clean approach can also lead to improved digestion and fewer tummy troubles.
A balanced diet of whole ingredients that provide healthy proteins as well as fibre from veggies & fruits, keeps your pup's digestive system working smoothly.
You can expect regular bowel movements and well-formed stools.
Feeding your dog fresh food for potential allergy relief
If your four-legged friend has been dealing with allergies or sensitivities, a fresh food diet might be the solution you've been searching for. By eliminating potential allergens present in some commercial foods, you can help ease discomfort and enjoy a happier, itch-free pup.
It's much easier to do with fresh food than with commercial dog food, with their extensive list of ingredients, most of which you can't pronounce, let alone recognise.
Focusing on a single source of protein at a time make dealing with allergies much easier.
Feeding fresh food gives your dog more energy
Fresh foods tend to be higher in quality proteins and lower in unnecessary carbs, resulting in sustained energy levels throughout the day, rather than a big crash after a meal.
No more worrying about your pup's waistline too – they'll have the energy to chase those balls all day long!
Shinier Coats and Brighter Eyes
Ever noticed how some dogs have coats that practically glow? Fresh foods play a significant role here. Nutrient-rich ingredients contribute to shinier coats, healthier skin, and even brighter eyes.
While we will always rave about fresh dog food, we also know that budgets and circumstances might make it a little fetchin' tough to feed our pups fresh dog food all the time. And hey, that's okay!
The great news is that you don't need to overwhaul your dog's entire diet to start seeing the benefits of fresh food! You can start by adding some dog-safe ingredients that you already have at home, to your dog's bowl.
If you want to keep your four-legged friend in tip-top shape and are considering switching them to a fresh food diet but you're not sure sure how to get started: don't worry! There are plenty of resources here on the Doggy Grub blog, to help guide you through the process. From homemade recipes to pre-packaged fresh food options, there's something for every pup.
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