Recent nutritional science increasingly supports a whole food, ancestral-type diet; high protein, balanced fats, mineral and antioxidant rich—as the healthiest approach to feeding most dogs and cats.
Conflicting information – It’s been my experience that when you get 10 “experts” (including your mother) in a room you’re going to get 10 different opinions. Having said that, I naturally fall on the side of the experts that endorse feeding raw.
Raw pet food uses the same ingredients found in the average grocery store. This means the raw meat you feed your pet should be handled the same way you would handle raw meat for the rest of your family.
Most vets I’ve asked about eating grass – say generally speaking it’s OK if our dogs eat a little bit of grass. Today on a hike, Walter couldn’t get enough of it so I thought I’d look at some articles to see what folks are saying across the board.
I always strive to make canine diets complete and balanced, using whole foods and that includes vegetables. Some people who feed “prey-model diets” think that vegetables don’t belong in the canine diet, and question my recommendation of feeding vegetables to dogs, and a much lesser amount for cats.