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Old May 5th, 2011, 10:13 AM
MerlinsHope MerlinsHope is offline
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meat is prepared
I guess this is where many raw enthusiasts don't agree with you. Meat isn't "prepared"... it's just... meat. There IS nothing to prepare.

the top 10 reasons ( and there are more) NOT to feed your dog commercial raw:

1: The food is not presented in a "natural state" - dogs need to have their food presented in as natural state as possible. When you deviate from this, you decrease the benefits of an appropriate diet- and raw neophytes really need to wrap their minds and understand this concept.

2: The dogs NEED to masticate bone and meat. This is the part that cleans their teeth, conditions their gums and tells their stomachs what type of food is about to enter. This cannot be achieved through minced or ground or combined up meats.

3: Commercial raw is invariably based on the incorrect premise that dogs are omnivores. Dogs are carnivores and yes, it does make a difference!

4: There have been a small number of cases where dogs have had impactions caused by the glob of pre-made and ground food hitting their stomachs, before their digestive system has had time to produce the necessary chemicals to process the food. Again, buying commercial raw is no different than buying commercial kibble and you put your dogs at the same risks.

5: The food contains unnecessary supplements.

6: It contains food your dog doesn't need - many pre-made foods contain things your dog doesn't need (they don't say this on the label though, do they!) and you label will never say "FIT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION".

7: Sorry, not matter what the regulations are, - you cannot be assured of the processing procedures used

8: If this one doesn't hit home, I don't know what will! It is far cheaper to go down to your local butcher or supermarket and get your supplies

9: You know exactly what goes into your dog's food when you get it yourself
When you get your dog's meals ready yourself, you can make adjustments yourself

10: Your dog should not have a "balanced" meal everyday. It should vary. "A daily balanced diet" is great as a sales pitch for pet food companies, but does nothing for the health of your dog.

SO in fact, a great raw supplier in Montreal or any city, is your local meats on sale at the grocery stores, your local abbatoir, taxidermist, family and friends tossing out freezer burn meats, your local butcher and another other source of quality whole and un-altered meats. At some point most people will have to shop for themselves and their family so why is it so difficult to shop for your dog?

( food for thought)
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