Free shipping on 8+ freeze-dried treats - discount applied at checkout

Pros & Cons of Raw Food Diet for Dogs

If you’re on the fence about possibly switching your pet to a raw diet, we are ready to help you out with some cold, hard, raw facts, so you can decide what diet is best suited for your pet.

Is A Raw Food Diet Beneficial for Dogs?

Research has shown many benefits of raw diets for pets. Whether you transition your pet to a fully raw diet, or just to incorporate or supplement with raw treats and food, we are sure that you'll be the results and benefits. Please consult with your veterinarian to devise a meal plan suitable for your pets' needs.

What Are the Pros and Cons of Raw Diet for Pets?

Pros Cons
Health Boost - Raw Diets have been shown to increase pets' energy, vitality, and improve their skin and coat. Risks for Health Compromised Pets - There are some pets that should not eat a raw diet. If you have a pet that has a nutrient deficiency or is dealing with cancer, they should be kept on the diet recommended by your vet.
Control - With a raw diet, you are in complete control of what your pet eats. You will not have to worry or wonder what might be in their food bowl that you are unaware of, as is sometimes the case with highly processed foods. Time - Making your pets' meals at home can be time-consuming. Luckily, raw diets are gaining popularity and you can find high-quality prepared raw meats, like Pure Pheasant's, available.
Allergen-Free - Assuming you are choosing healthy sources of meats that are antibiotic-free, your dog will be less likely to have an allergic reaction to the food. Plus, there won’t be any unnecessary “extras” including any artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives hiding in their food. Possible Tummy Troubles - Switching your pet to a raw diet should be done with the approval of your veterinarian. In some cases it can cause gastrointestinal upset.
Non-GMO - Without fruits and vegetables in your pets' diet, you will eliminate the risk of genetically modified ingredients. While you can add vegetables into your pets' raw diet you will have the control to ensure they are organically and responsibly grown. Big Bones - Some raw foods can contain bone fragments that are too large for pets' to properly digest. Make sure your food is processed properly to avoid concerns of obstructions. Pure Pheasant's raw prey diet is finely ground to avoid this risk.
Flexibility- Raw diets don’t have to be 100% raw. If you have a kibble that you trust, know, and love, you can easily adjust portions to include raw foods and customize your pets' mealtime. Not enough Nutrition- It is possible that without proper education, a raw diet could be too low in certain essential nutrients or vitamins. Prior to changing your pets' diet, do research and consult with your vet.


Pure Pheasant's Raw Prey Diet

Pure Pheasant’s Raw Pheasant Prey Diet is made with 100% real pheasant. This prey diet is made up of 80% meat, 10% bone, and 10% organ to mimic the makeup of a live pheasant. Our products are all 100% natural, free of artificial preservatives, fillers, colors, shot-free, and minimally processed.

Choose from 5 lb chubs or pre-portioned ½ lb patties. Our pheasants are raised at MacFarlane Pheasant farm, America's largest pheasant farm, and shipped directly from our farm to your door. You should know exactly where your pets' food is coming from and with Pure Pheasant, you can trust us every step of the way. Shop for our raw prey diet and freeze dried pheasant treats online today.

Other Articles You'll Love

Transitioning to Pure Pheasant Protein
Transitioning to Pure Pheasant Protein
Transitioning your dog to Pure Pheasant prey diet? Here are our tips for a smooth transition.
Read More
The Denaturing Process of Our Raw Prey Diet
The Denaturing Process of Our Raw Prey Diet
Wondering what the black specs are in our Raw Prey Diet? Here's everything you need to know.
Read More
The Benefits of Rotational Feeding for Dogs
The Benefits of Rotational Feeding for Dogs
Considering rotational feeding for your dog? Here are the benefits and our tips!
Read More

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published