The Raw food diet for dogs, sometimes referred to as the “BARF” Diet (stands for Biologically Appropriate Raw Food or Bones And Raw food) is, in all truthfulness, superior to any commercial dry or canned pet food diet.
Especially now, with the frequency of commercial pet food products issuing recalls in recent years, many pet owners are looking for higher quality, healthier dietary regimens to ensure their pet’s long term health and safety.
MYTH #1 RAW FOOD ISN’T A BALANCE DIET FOR DOGS FACT:
All meat based diets are NOT-BALANCED, no matter what pet it is you cannot feed your dog just a pure meat based diet. Essentially, the Raw Diet boils down to feeding your pets what they were designed by nature to eat. It consists of feeding your pet protein from raw meat and organs, raw bones, raw eggs, raw fruits and vegetables and eliminates all processed and commercial foods which contain grains, filers or any “meat-by-products” as their main ingredients (and unfortunately, that eliminates MOST commercial foods!) It actually offers a natural and nutritionally balanced diet based on what dog’s have eaten for thousands of years
MYTH #2 MY DOG WILL CHOKE ON COOKED BONES OR THE BONES WILL SPLINTER
Cooked meat bones are much more dangerous than Raw Bones. Cooked bones become brittle and have a very high chance of becoming splintered. This then creates a likely hood that your dog will choke on these bones. Cooked bones are also much harder for any dog to break down once they have swallowed these bones.
However, giving your dog a RAW uncooked bones, will give him hours of chewing action. Raw bones help strengthen the teeth and help fight off plaque and bad breath. Raw bones are able to break down easily in the dogs stomach as nature intended them too, even if he has NEVER had a raw bone before.
MYTH #3 CAN MY PET GET ANY HARMFUL BACTERIA SUCH AS SALMONELLA OR E-COLI
First and foremost, Kosmo’s only carriers reputable brands of Raw food…All the raw food companies that we carry follow an extensive guideline to make sure that NO Harmful bacteria is in their food!
Secondly, Dogs unlike Humans cannot get Salmonella or E-coli. Because of how short their intestinal track is, bacteria doesn’t have time to form in their stomachs or intestines, which is also why dogs don’t come down with the common cold or get “sick”
Third, Dogs have very powerful stomach acids. These acids are able to break down and digest “BONE.” If your stomach was able to break down and digest bone, don’t you think that any harmful bacteria wouldn’t be a problem?
MYTH #4 DOG HAVE BECOME OMINVORES
First, the main thing we can do to discredit this, is look inside your dogs mouth and your will see their teeth. The Dogs teeth are made for shredding tearing.
The main reason our dogs have so many allergies issues now and days is from the amount of grains, corn, soy, by-products that they were never intended to break down and digest.
Dogs are naturally intended to be carnivores. Dogs thrive on a higher meat based diet. Dogs that are on a raw food diet have less allergies, better skin and coat and better health. Along with fewer and less vet bills.
Currently we sell the following brands of Raw food:
Stella & Chewy’s
If you have any questions or just want to learn more, feel free to stop in anytime and talk to any of our staff members.