When humans design their diets, they make sure to get their nutrition from a variety of sources and different types of food. We know that it’s important not to eat processed food three meals a day, every day – we need freshness and diversity in our meals. So why don’t we do the same for our pets?
Research has shown that many diseases such as cancer, diabetes, skin problems and obesity, to name a few, have the same root causes in dogs and cats as they do in humans. Monotonous dry or wet diets put strain on your pet’s body and force their digestive systems to work harder to process their food. By contrast, raw food is what they ate in nature, and it’s what their bodies were designed to eat.
A raw food diet isn’t a departure from the norm so much as a return to a natural diet that’s good for your pet’s health. What exactly can feeding raw do for your pet? The benefits to health include:
- increased energy
- a brighter and healthier coat
- a cleaner and better smelling mouth and gums
- improved skin health
- easier weight control
- and so much more!
It’s easy to see why a raw diet is a great choice from a health standpoint. What’s more, cats love eating it! It seems like a lot more responsibility to meet your cat's needs on a raw diet than with kibble, but their nutritional requirements are the same as ours. To grow up healthy and happy, pets need balanced and varied nutrition that a raw diet can provide.