Raw dog food is the closest to what dogs would eat in the wild - like with humans, fresh is best.
In short, of course the fresher the better.
Commercial, highly processed dog food has only been with us since the 1950’s - before this type of food was available, dogs ate meat. Since then there has been a clear rise in the number of illnesses affecting dogs due to high-carb, low animal protein diet.
Owners are finding themselves making regular trips to their vets regarding one or another common problems (whether skin or coat, obesity, digestive or behavioural) that can usually be linked to a dog’s diet.
But the truth is, modern life is a whirlwind and off-the-shelf dry kibble is quick and convenient to feed. Of course it comes nowhere near to providing the nutritional content of a dog’s diet that raw food can. And the fact is, dogs are not genetically engineered to consume the high carbohydrate contents in these foods (in some cases up to 74% of the product, with just 18% protein).
Feeding a Biologically Appropriate Raw Food (BARF) diet is the best way to provide your dog with all the healthy vitamins, minerals and natural oils they need to keep them tip-top condition. It can also help them lose excess body fat and improve muscle tone.
Free from artificial colours, preservatives and flavourings, Poppy’s Picnic does not contain any cereals, grains or fillers – major causes of allergies. Our food does contain enzymes (such as green tripe) that help ensure proper digestion and aid the absorption of nutrients to keep your dog in top condition.
Don’t forget all the benefits of feeding Poppy’s Picnic:
- Improved digestion
- Better weight management
- Healthier skin and coat
- Reduced allergy symptoms
- Better teeth and gums
- Calmer, happier dog
- Firmer, smaller and less odorous stools
- Less gas
BUT, we are not into being preachy. The reality of day to day life means that not all of us have the time to feed raw 100%. Any raw food is better than none, so even adding a little to a kibble diet will improved your dog's nutrition.