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5 Raw Dog Food Myths Busted

Numerous myths about raw dog food are making the rounds, making it challenging to separate fact from fiction. The Wild Pack team is here to debunk 5 prevalent misconceptions surrounding raw dog food diets and shed light on the real facts behind them.

Cooked Meat Is Better For Dogs Than Raw Meat

In fact, opting for raw dog food offers distinct advantages over cooked alternatives. See, when we cook meat for our pups, it actually messes with a bunch of the good stuff like proteins, vitamins, fats, and minerals. It’s like these nutrients lose some of their awesomeness in the cooking process, making them not as effective for your dog’s health. 

This detrimental transformation significantly reduces the bioavailability of these essential nutrients. That’s why when we whip up homemade meals or go for store-bought pet food, we often have to throw in extra vitamins and minerals to make up for what got lost during cooking.

Read our full guide on all the benefits of raw dog food.

Raw Dog Food Is Messy

With some simple planning, raw dog food doesn’t have to be messier than kibble. Set up a designated feeding area that your dog is familiar with, allowing you to contain the food in one spot.

For those lively pups that tend to savor their meals both within and beyond the bowl, consider feeding them on laminate flooring or placing a wipeable mat underneath their bowl. This makes cleanup a breeze after every meal.

Raw Dog Food Takes Up Too Much Freezer Space

Feeding your pet raw dog food doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your entire freezer space! We do recommend freezing raw dog food separately, especially for our vegetarian and vegan pals, but it’s not as space-hogging as some folks might think. And guess what? While it might cozy up in your freezer, it actually frees up some room in your cupboards.

Thinking about adding a bit more chill space? A small chest freezer won’t break the bank, and when you weigh the benefits of raw dog food, it’s a small price to pay. Plus, you can keep things super easy by setting up regular deliveries with Wild Pack. That way, you’re not stuck storing a mountain of dog food for months on end. It’s all about enjoying the perks of raw dog food without the hassle – win-win!

Raw Dog Food Makes Dogs Aggressive

Feeding your dog raw food doesn’t lead to aggression. Aggression in dogs can be influenced by various factors, and it’s more insightful to examine how you feed your dog rather than what you feed them to identify triggers.

Feeding dogs a raw diet contributes to maintaining a balanced digestion, which in fact tends to have a more positive impact on their behavior. The state of a dog’s gut biome plays a pivotal role in shaping behavior, and raw feeding can influence it positively.

Raw meat aligns with the natural diet of dogs, a practice they’ve followed for hundreds of years without exhibiting aggression towards their owners.

Read Wild Pack’s guide on how much raw dog food to feed your dog

Raw Dog Food Is Complicated

Absolutely not! It’s actually incredibly straightforward. The process is as easy as providing some basic details about your dog, such as their age, weight, and activity levels, and selecting the order size that suits you.

Wild Pack products come conveniently frozen, requiring only a simple process of pouring, thawing, and serving. What’s even better is that we’ve crafted them with high-quality, tender meat, fruits, and veggies, ensuring they contain all the essential goodness your dog needs in their diet. This way, you can relax, knowing you’ve got all bases covered.

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Badger was completely unphased by meal times before I switched him over to Wild Pack from kibble. He gets so excited now when he sees the tub, that I've had to get him a slow feeder bowl so he doesn't inhale it all in two minutes!!

Amanda & Badger
London, UK
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Fantastic raw dog food! Great consistency full of all the goodness your dog needs. Handy packaging and most importantly, Freddie loves it! I would highly recommend Wild Pack to anyone who really cares for their dogs health and well being!

Daniel & Freddie
Leicester, UK
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Tarka has always eaten raw but she's usually quite fussy on flavours. All six Wild Pack recipes were a big hit with her though. And as the one who dishes it out, I love it too. Far less smelly and much easier to serve than any of the other brands we've tried!

Verity & Tarka
Norfolk, UK
Better sh*t

Smaller, less smelly and more pick-uppable poos. That’s all down to improved digestion and gut health, more natural fibre sources, fewer carbohydrates and no nasty additives or preservatives.

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Glossier coats

Dogs on raw diets get healthy fatty acids, improved nutrient absorption, increased hydration (due to higher moisture content) and better protein quality. So their coats are utterly fabulous.

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Better digestion

Raw dog food is so much kinder to your dog’s insides. With no additives, no preservatives and fewer carbohydrates, they’ll get improved digestion and fewer tummy troubles.

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Stronger immune system

When we eat sh*t and don’t get enough nutrients, we get ill. It's just the same for dogs. But when they eat raw like they’re supposed to, it’s the foundation of good health.

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Bags of energy

Commercial kibble causes crashes and spikes of energy. But raw food is lighter on carbohydrates and has whole meat, bones and organs which release energy steadily, so they’re full of beans all day long.

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Better breath

Improved digestion, a better balance of nutrients, fewer carbohydrates and no additives or preservatives. Goodbye dragon breath!

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Can the Kibble
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