It’s possible at the dawn of time, pets were fed the leftovers of uncooked dinosaur meat caught by cavemen . However, today’s felines and canines are very often bred or cross-bred from many species that didn’t exist until fairly recently. This factor plays a role in whether or not your pet should partake of a diet of raw food on a regular basis. Many felines may not mind a bit of extra raw fish now and then, just as a canine may not mind a bit of uncooked hamburger .

The problem with a raw food diet for animals is comparable to the troubles that come up for humans: The raw food needs to be 100% free of any toxins that can easily be ingested and cause a variety of major maladies or sicknesses in pets. Dogs and cats are not known for being vegetarian. Your kitty may have a tummy ache occasionally and go scavenging for an instinctive bit of wheat grass or a dog might resort to a few blades of grass as a cathartic for a feeling of queasiness. However, the singular factor in whether raw food diets for animals are valuable lies in the type of pet one owns. Rabbits, ducks and chickens love raw greens. Certain tropical birds are finnicky about this.

Animals are mystifying creatures with a highly-defined instinct for their breed . While a number of cooked or dry foods for dogs and cats may offer the expected proteins they require in sufficient amounts , cooking temperatures may not always be even enough for secure ingestion . If raw foods are totally clean and free of toxins , your pet may be weaned from cooked or dry foods to a raw food diet that is nourishing and safe. Ultimately though, your discriminating pet with the gourmand appetite will be the final critic .



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