Why Raw & Results
Raw food is what nature intended for dogs, after all that is how they ate their food many many years ago until humans created the kibble.
The raw community and kibble feeders are divided and that is because we all love our pets and we all have very strong opinions but the truth is that dogs were once scavengers and they ate raw prey and plants. Even the wolf ate blueberries where food was scarce. So what have we learnt from this?
Quite simply dogs really thrive on eating raw food. Some Veterinarians are making the connection between diet and health, and quite similar to doctors who advise people that diet is important to keep their hearts healthy and overall well being in tip top shape. Dogs should not be treated any different when it comes to having a balanced diet and a diet with diversity. Your K9 friend does not need to have a present health condition to switch or transition slowly to raw.
Raw food is beneficial to any dogs diet.
BEFORE AFTER 3 weeks
This pooch suffered from a very painful allergy on where veterinarian treatment was not successful. She was eating Science Diet Hills Kibble. Her pet owner from Melbourne, Vic contacted us and we revised the brief history and organised a meal plan. We received news that at 5 days her pet owner saw a difference and at 3 weeks she was completely cured on a raw diet.
I am always overwhelmed when I hear of our successful results but this girl here, a Mini Bulldog named Maggie just amazed us with the transition and escaping surgery that was intended to take place.
Maggie's pet owner Robyn from Coffs Harbour contacted K9 Rawsome with a few concerns and one mostly important was that Maggie had breathing difficulties for 12 months. Veterinarian assistance during this time and nothing was conclusive as to the causes. With no results Robyn turned to K9 Rawsome for help and here is the ACTUAL correspondance...
This was a technical indeed, but after asking Maggie's pet owner what she was feeding we simply asked her to removet a couple of the foods she was giving Maggie and remarkably after 2 weeks we received the below post from her owner Robyn.
Through our own research we have found that diversity of foods is the key to correct K9 health. Feeding raw dog food is becoming amazingly popular, and we must take note of many pets that are suffering from eating kibble food.
Is it humane to be giving dogs a dry biscuit that states balanced, but the processing of kibble involves the rendering of food to approximately 270 degrees. At a crucial time of processing, minerals and vitamins are added. At this point the rendering begins again and ultimately many of those vitamins and minerals we look for on a packet have lost their full minimum essentials.
If you have no other alternative because of financial reasons to feed kibble. Always choose a PREMIUM kibble or even Raw Freeze Dried which is superior quality. We are huge advocates of K9 Natural Green Lamb and Beef Tripe . We having been using this product for many years where we cannot source fresh raw green tripe.
If you cannot transition 100% to raw then limit the use of kibble and think of kibble merely as fibre for your dog. How can I possibly tell you kibble is nutritional when I have shared with you and shown you real life stories of sick canines and how the transition of raw food cleared their health problems. Raw food may not cure every canine health problem but where there is a fulfilment of a better quality of well being then we must be more open to the diversity of foods available for our pets.
Perhaps you could consider a 30% kibble ratio to 70% raw food.
What goes into a biscuit is shocking. and not to mention that the kibble you are feeding may have roadkill and euthanised animals in its manufacturing production. The Rendering Process is not what it seems to be and we will talk more about the rendering process on another page.
She was on Royal Canin the Science Diet. This pooch named Bonnie was losing alot of weight and her owner had nothing but health problems from the very start of adopting her. Bonnie kept experiencing alot of diarrhoea and she was losing alot of weight. Her pet owner Kara was seeking veterinarian help and followed a meal plan from her vet which was not working and diarrhoea persisted.
Bonnie kept losing weight and we sympathised with this stressful but concerning problem.
K9 Rawsome customised a meal plan and the recommendation of changing the kibble immediately. Kara followed our instructions and we were happy to see her progress as follows:
✔Bonnies diarrhea stopped after 5 days on our recommendation
✔Raw foods introduced
✔Bonnie was 17 kilos on 5th Oct 2017 and on the 10th December 2017 she was 30 kilos. That is an increase of weight and muscle by approx 13 kilos in 9 weeks.
✔ Her coat is shiny and healthy now
We stayed in contact regularly. This takes patience from both pet owner and Team K9 Rawsome.
So we congratulate Kara from Cronulla, NSW on her efforts in making Bonnie healthier. It's not rocket science but there is certainly some great science behind, kibble, raw foods, methods and percentages. IE: specific levels of protein, fat, minerals, and vitamins, depending on the life stage of the dog and breed. To prove they are healthy, foods must either be made from a recipe that meets certain nutritional requirements, or they must be put through a special feeding trial etc. We trial all our products on our own dogs.
Our goal is to help as many pet owners especially where all else has failed or if you are wanting to transition slowly to BARF (Biologically Appropriate Raw Food) .
There is a difference between THRIVING and SURVIVING!
Her pet owner advised us that people are always commenting on how stocky and healthy she is. Kara has commented, "Bonnie is doing great. She is a tank as everyone calls her just a ball of muscle compared other staffy's we see assume it’s all the protein she has. Certainly have stuck to the diet you have us. She is thriving.
Please take note that a raw diet is the best way to ensure your dog is getting nothing but the freshest and most nutritious foods.