While the manufacturers of processed food claim that our pets can thrive on a diet consisting of nothing but dried pet food, research and an increasing number of veterinarians implicate processed pet food as a source of disease or as an exacerbating agent for a number of degenerative diseases. Today, ninety-six percent of pet owners around the globe are feeding dry commercial pet foods.
But have you stopped to consider the benefits of adding fresh, natural ingredients to your pet’s diet? It is proven that dogs that eat any green leafy vegetables have reduced risk of developing bladder cancer by 90%. And because today’s world is ever-so changing due to factory farmed livestock being fed genetically modified grains and our plants being contaminated with every type of pesticide, the importance of fresh, organic plant matter to help detox the body couldn’t be more crucial.
So what are your options? At Muddy Dog we believe in in offering pets a well-rounded, nutritionally balanced diet. For this reason we stock the widest range of pet foods including the BARF Diet, Vondis fresh organic pet food and Breeders Mince. These form an ideal diet on their own or can be combined with the range of organic dry foods that we have on offer. BARF, Biologically Appropriate Raw Food, is about feeding pets responsibly and properly to maximize health, longevity and reduce allergies and vet bills. It is a complete and carefully balanced blend of raw meat, fruits, vegetables and bone.
What are the benefits of a Raw Food Diet?
Better quality of life!
Once food is cooked or processed, it no longer contains living enzymes. Foods without living enzymes put stress on the pancreas to produce the necessary proteins to function. Living Enzymes in a raw diet restore, repair, and maintain health. Animals replenish their enzymes systems by eating raw unprocessed foods. Our convenient patties retain their living enzymes, along with phyto-chemicals, antioxidants, and unprocessed amino acids. Your pet’s long term health depends upon these factors to ensure a long and healthy lifespan.
Healthy Teeth & Breath
Your pet will have much-improved breath, minimal tartar buildup, and beautifully clean and healthy teeth; all without having to visit the pet dentist or brushing the teeth. In addition, periodontal disease that is so prevalent with pets fed grain-based diets is almost nonexistent.
Healthy Skin & Coat
This can be one of the first changes you will notice. If those persistent skin problems suddenly disappear or improve, and you no longer need vet visits, medicated washes, antibiotics, cortisone shots and cortisone tablets, it has to mean that the natural, healthy, and raw diet is supplying nutrients that other diets are missing.
Optimum Immune System
It normalizes and strengthens the immune system because it contains a good balance of essential fatty acids and other immune normalizing and strengthening nutrients, it reduces inflammatory conditions and waves good-bye to infections.
Enhanced Digestion & Absorption of Nutrients
Living enzymes break down and utilize food to maximize the digestive system’s effectiveness.
Pet owners usually find that whatever degenerative disease their pet has contracted becomes less of a problem. A raw diet is not a wonder drug, but it has reversed many aggravating degenerative conditions and has given relief to a variety of diseases. Even arthritic conditions are improved and you can expect to see greater mobility in your pet.
Stool Volume & Odor
Reduced stool volume and odor is a sign of an improved and healthy digestion cycle. Raw food is more readily absorbed, than grain fed diets, in the digestive system and the result is less stool volume and odor. Odorous stools are a result of improper or incomplete digestion of nutrients.
Healthy, Lean Body Mass
Your pet will lose unwanted fat and gain that much desired increase in muscle mass. This not only makes your pet look better, it increases your pet’s metabolic rate, its activity levels, and its healthy life span.