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Why feed raw food
As obvious as it may sound, many people forget that cats and dogs were in existence long before man created kibble! Kibble was invented for the convenience of man, not for the benefit of dogs. If left to its own devices, a dog will catch or scavenge its food from the prey of others, and will eat virtually everything - the flesh (a great source of essential protein), fat (a source of energy), bone (a source of calcium and other minerals), muscle, organ meats and stomach (an excellent source of enzymes, minerals and pre-digested plant material).
Dogs, both domesticated and wild, are members of the carnivore family, and are anatomically built for eating meat. Their teeth are designed for tearing and chewing, their short intestines avoid the putrefaction of flesh foods, and the powerful digestive juices can even dissolve lumps of bone. This means they can effectively eat food which would kill we humans without any harmful effects. We have all experienced our dogs picking up something nasty or undesirable on a walk - a dead rabbit, an old kebab - but they have suffered no ill effects and positively seem to relish these disgusting meals!
BARF (Biologiocally Appropriate Raw Food or Bones And Raw Food) diets are based on fresh foods such as raw meats, raw bones, raw vegetables and minerals, and are designed to mimic what your cat or dog would eat in the wild. Think about it - if your dog ran off today, you wouldn't find him grazing in the wheatfields, but chasing the rabbits!
Humans are the only animals that cook their foods - and we know cooking breaks down many of the proteins and amino acids in raw meat, destroying much of the nutritional goodness. So why would you feed your animal a processed, cooked food? Most people do not realize what they may actually be feeding to their beloved family pet. Some commercial foods contain a high percentage of fillers, such as cereals, grains, and soya which your pet simply isn't designed to eat - and which actually can lead to long term health problems such as yeast infections, itchy skin, ear and anal gland issues. Furthermore, some foods contain meat meal and derivatives, which can include feet, feathers and other undesirable parts of an animal.
However, here at Nutriment, we pride ourselves on the quality of our ingredients and will never include any fillers in our food. We will also always use British meat from human grade sources so you can be sure your pet is getting only the best, freshest, most natural food on the market
Why we went over to raw
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She was the reason we started supplying raw dog food. When she was only 12 weeks old she developed colitis and we were told by the Vet it was a food problem. At the time I did not want to go down the route of expensive dried food so I did a lot of research (in a very short space of time, and also on the recommend of Ruth Owen a Dog Behaviourist) into Raw Feeding.
The puppy food was minced, vegetables added and all done for me. We ordered the food and within two days her symptoms cleared up.
We were so impressed that we started to tell our friends about it and slowly we have started to supply more and more cats and dogs locally - especially those with sensitive tummies and skin allergies.
This is Flint's Story - Thanks to Natalie
Two years ago, while still living in Scotland, our Deer hound pup Flint was diagnosed with Intussusception, a condition where the intestine telescopes within itself which is life threatening if not caught early. He made it through two major operations over two days, the first was not successful. He came back home with us after a week, there followed months of worry and stress. He lost a lot of weight, he seemed unable to absorb the food, what went in came gushing out the other end.
This meant that he asked to go out about every hour day and night. Months went by, all treatments tried didn't seem to have any effect. Later in the year we moved down to Dartmouth, where quite by chance I met Sally and we got talking about Flint. She asked if I had thought of trying a raw food diet. With nothing to lose the food was introduced slowly, after a few weeks things started to settle down, much to our amazement.
Flint has been on just raw for a few months now and is improving day by day. His digestion is almost back to normal and he has even put on a bit of weight. We can now leave him for a few hours at a time during the day and he is fine all through the night, something we never thought possible again. We now have the cheeky, naughty pup we remember, and to think that we were seriously wondering about his quality of life and whether it was right to go on!
Our nine year old Spinone who used to drink in excess and would have the odd accident as a result, is on the Senior food and seems to have a new lease of life. Our four year old rescue Lurcher, a very anxious dog is much calmer, and our five year old Springer now spins and barks for his food, needless to say they all queue up at meal times!
We can of course, only speak from our own experience, which has been just a brilliant result for us and especially Flint
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