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Dogs Should Eat Meat

Dogs are naturally carnivorous animals and their bodies are designed to thrive on a diet rich in animal protein. Just because they will eat other things doesn't mean that they should.

Canines (wolves and other wild dogs) have always eaten meat. Meat provides essential nutrients that dogs need to stay healthy. It is a valuable source of high-quality protein, which helps build and repair tissues, produce enzymes, and support a strong immune system. Additionally, meat is rich in amino acids, vitamins, and minerals that are vital for your dog's overall wellbeing. Meals for your dog simulate a kill, which is a canine's natural diet, supplying muscle meat, organ meat and bone.

Our pooches Panda & Bear, border/kelpies that are 2 years old. They are very active.

Panda and Bear eat:

300g beef/roo/chicken mince morning and night (600g total)

+ per day most days

1 egg

1 can sardines

3 chicken necks

1 to 2 bones - normally ribs

Liver treats

How Much Meat Should a Dog Eat?

The amount of meat your dog should eat depends on various factors such as age, size, breed, and activity level.

The best way to determine how much to feed them is body condition. They should be athletic - lean without seeing ribs. If they are overweight feed less. If they are underweight feed more.

Inflammatory Conditions in Dogs

Unfortunately, many commercial dog foods contain fillers and additives that can contribute to inflammatory conditions in dogs. These conditions can manifest as skin allergies, digestive issues, joint pain, and more.

It's true - feeding a diet of just meat is more expensive. But feeding your dog a diet rich in meat and free from artificial ingredients can help reduce the risk of these inflammatory conditions. This will save you in vet bills later in life, but more importantly will contribute to longevity.

Do big dogs like Danes or Wolf Hounds have a lifespan of just 7 years because that's how long they live, or are they short-lived because people feed them diets that are predominantly wheat?

While you could argue that canines will eat vegetation in the stomach contents of their kill, they are not designed to grind grain. Their anatomy tells us so. Canine teeth are designed for tearing flesh and breaking bones, as opposed to equine or bovine molars which work like a mill to grind grains and fibre.

Find Meat Products

Raw meat dog food companies are popping up all over the place. Talk to your local butcher to access bones, off-cuts and organ meat.

We make a Canine Relief Mix. It contains glucosamine, MSM, colostrum and Devil's Claw, which are all anti-inflammatory. If your dog is older, that's a great option for keeping them active and addressing skin conditions like hot spots.

If your dog is younger, you shouldn't need it if you feed your dog meat and just meat.

Feed your dog bones that contain joints. We use chicken necks because they are multiple joints all containing joint fluid.

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