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11 Benefits of Raw Dog Food

Given all the excitement surrounding raw dog food, we’re not surprised that you’re curious. It could simply be that you’re seeking alternatives to commercially available dog food, or you want to be part of a revolution in dog nutrition.

Aligning with our commitment to unleashing pet nutrition, there are many advantages of raw dog food.

Benefits of raw dog food:

  • Stronger immune system
  • Healthier coat and skin
  • Improved digestion
  • Leaner muscle mass
  • Increased energy levels
  • Reduced allergies
  • Better Sh*t
  • Better dental health
  • Reduces risk of illnesses
  • Manageable weight

Want to know why these benefits made it onto our list?

Here’s why…

benefits of raw dog food

Raw Dog Food Benefits

Stronger immune system

Your dog’s gut constantly sends crucial health signals throughout the body. It also plays an important role in protecting your dog against diseases. 

The vitamins and minerals found in their most natural state, particularly in raw foods, have been found to strengthen the immune system. This improves the immune system and overall well-being of your dog.

Key ingredients to build a stronger immune system in your dog:

Meat

Raw, unprocessed meat should make up the bulk of your dog’s diet. It’s a high-quality and easily digested protein, making it the ideal ingredient for health and building stronger immunity. 

Fruits and Vegetables

A great source of vitamins and minerals can be found in fresh fruits and vegetables, which are often lost when cooked but not when raw. They are packed with:

  • Health-promoting antioxidants
  • Phytonutrients
  • Enzymes 

Superfoods

Wheatgrass, kelp, and garlic are a few of the superfoods that can help improve your dog’s nutrition. 

Again, they are packed with amino acids, enzymes, and vitamins that can strengthen your dog’s immune system and detoxify the digestive tract of any harmful substances.

Offal

Offal is a natural multivitamin for dogs due to its high levels of essential nutrients and minerals. 

Some offal options include

  • Liver
  • Kidneys
  • Heart

Healthier coat and skin

Did you know that 30% of a dog’s daily protein intake goes towards maintaining its skin and fur? 

A raw food diet can result in a shinier, healthier coat as well as fewer skin problems. It contains essential fatty acids, omega 3 and 6 and key amino acids that assist in preserving skin and coat health. 

Now that’s fur-tastic! 

Improved digestion

Say goodbye to tummy trouble. 

When compared to kibble, raw dog food is easier for dogs to digest. It contains natural enzymes and minerals that aid good digestion. It also lowers the risk of stomach problems such as bloating and gas.

Leaner muscle mass

Is it already bulking season?

Raw dog food diets are often higher in protein and lower in carbohydrates than commercial kibble. This can help your dog maintain a healthy weight and develop lean muscle mass.

Increased energy levels

According to experts, dogs who eat raw food have higher energy levels. This can result in a more active and lively pet, which is extremely beneficial for younger dogs. Meaning your dog will always be ready whenever you want to go for a walk.

Now you can be the one who let the dogs out. 

Reduced allergies

Dogs may be allergic to ingredients such as:

  • Corn
  • Wheat
  • Soy 

Commercialised foods containing these or similar ingredients have been linked to a variety of health problems.

In a raw food diet, many of these allergens aren’t present, making it beneficial for dogs with food allergies or sensitivities.

Better sh*t!

Yes, that’s right, you didn’t think that having better stools would be one of the most mentioned benefits of raw dog food right? 

Your dog’s sh*t will be smaller, firmer and most importantly, easier to pass because of the lack of fillers present in kibble and canned food. 

Also, the fewer fermented grains there are, the less smell there will be, and the easier it will be to dispose of. 

Better dental health

Many pet parents can understand the struggle when it comes to brushing their dog’s teeth. Reaching some areas of your dog’s mouth when you attempt to wash their teeth is almost impossible.

Make it an easier battle to win by giving your dog bones to chew on because it can naturally clean teeth. This prevents cavities, and the buildup of tartar and ensures fresh breath that even the tooth fairy will be impressed by.

Reduces risk of illnesses

Since dogs started consuming manufactured foods and moved away from natural foods, their health has been continuously declining. 

Carbohydrate-rich dog food contributes directly to the development of diabetes. And because dogs have less control over their blood sugar levels, it can also lead to other health issues such as obesity.

These illnesses can be prevented by feeding a raw diet because it is natural and unprocessed.

Manageable Weight

Obesity is one of the main health issues among dogs. 

Want to know why?

Commercial foods are made up of carbohydrate fillers that are high in calories with little nutrition. The combination of a lack of quality protein and a high carbohydrate diet leaves the dog hungry again soon after eating.

FAQs For Pet Parents

What are the health benefits of feeding dogs raw food?

By feeding dogs a raw diet, they show improvements in health, including a stronger immune system, more energy, better digestion, cleaner teeth, and better health.

Read our complete guide on raw vs dry vs wet dog food here

What are the behavioural benefits of feeding dogs raw food?

It is very noticeable to see behavioural changes in dogs on a raw food diet. Dogs are less picky, have more energy, and don’t beg for food as much.

FAQs For Dogs

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Considering you’ve managed to log into your parent’s device to ask this, we reckon it’s safe to say yes, yes you are! 

Make your dog get a taste of Britain in every bite

Before switching your dog to Wild Pack, it’s important to get your vet’s approval to make sure it’s the right choice for your pet as different breeds have different nutritional needs.

While the transition to a raw diet may be more difficult for certain dogs, we recommend a gradual swap to make the transition as easy as possible. 

Can The Kibble And Go Raw

We think dogs should be fed the way nature intended: raw, unprocessed, and uncooked. 

We don’t just throw in whatever seems to fit into the bowl, but rather quality ingredients that will help your dog’s nutrition.

Give your dog Wild Pack and can the kibble.

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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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