Is a raw diet suitable for your dog?

As dog owners, we all know that finding the right food for our pups is important. We want to feed them a balanced diet that will support their immune system and give them enough energy to play. After all, our pets are family.

When it comes to dog food, there are a lot of current trends and marketing jargon that can be confusing to dog owners – raw, food, grain-free, natural, holistic, and organic. Terms can be difficult to understand. Fortunately, The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center has published a guide that breaks down all current pet food trends into easy and understandable information. Now, it is easy to explain what is in our dog’s food and whether or not it is healthy for them.

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What is the best diet for your dog?

It depends. Always consult your veterinarian when determining your dog’s diet because every pet is different. Some dogs will need soft foods or raw meals due to dental or health issues. Others are perfectly fine with solid food. Your vet should have recommendations on the brand and give you places to buy your dog’s food. If they don’t, you can always chat with the professionals at your local pet store to get specific information on the brand.

Should you go raw?

While there is no scientific evidence that raw food is more beneficial for a dog’s diet than a kibble, a raw diet gives owners peace of mind by knowing exactly what your dog is eating.

However, owners should be careful when handling raw food. The Ohio State Veterinary Manual notes that without proper care, raw food can put you and your dog at risk of foodborne illness. Likewise, a poorly planned diet without the proper nutrients can lead to illness and injury to your dog.

We’ve found that a great solution to these issues is Petplate, a dog food service that uses veterinarian-designed recipes to create a well-balanced raw food diet designed specifically for your pup. Petplate uses USDA kitchen to prepare each meal fresh, so you’ll have peace of mind knowing your pets are safe from dangerous microbes. It also saves you the time and hassle of cooking meals yourself.

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Petplate uses human-grade ingredients to create great dishes like Barkin’ Beef, Chompin’ Chicken, Tail Waggin’ Turkey, and Lip Lickin’ Lamb.

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These USDA organic foods are easy to break down and perfect for small dogs.

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Tummy Ticklin’ Digestive Cookies deliver probiotics to improve stomach health and stool quality.

If you’d like to try Petplate, you can get 61% off your first square by clicking this link. But hurry, because the deal expires on May 16, 2022.

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