Picture a bear wallowing through the forest. Its eyes are dark and focused as it charges relentlessly towards its prey. This prodigious creature stands like a mountain as it devours its prey, which happens to be a defenseless beehive of raw, healthy honey.
Animals instinctively consume the medicinal benefits that nature can offer. Dogs eat grass when they feel discomfort in their stomach, and jaguars are known to eat a few leaves, which helps them avoid pesky hairballs.
Your pets deserve to consume what nature left for them. If you carefully observe your cat or dog, you may find that they are already seeking out a natural diet.
A Cat Knows
Your furry feline companion naturally seeks out the benefits that nature can offer when they eat grass. When cats munch on grass, they may regurgitate. This is actually intentional, as cats (and other creatures) eat their prey whole, which means there may be indigestible matter in their stomach. Grass helps them throw up to eliminate this type of matter.
A Dog Knows
You have probably noticed that dogs eat grass too. But they are actually omnivores. So, it makes sense that they would eat grass. In fact, 17 to 43 percent of your dog’s diet can consist of grassy foods. You have probably seen your dog naturally seek out grass when they have an upset stomach as well.
Now, you can see why your pet may be silently screaming for a raw diet.
Go Raw for Your Pets
Feeding your pet a raw diet is a simple concept, just feed your pet what they would naturally eat if human beings were not interfering. Cats naturally eat rabbits, pheasants, fish, and ostrich, to give you a few examples. Dogs naturally eat foods such as apples, carrots, rabbits, reptiles, birds, deer and even nuts.
The chances are that nature knows how to properly feed your pet. Both cats and dogs eat meat, and raw meat does mean raw. If you feed your cat or dog cooked meat, this means you will be giving them access to weak bones, which could be dangerous. The bones from raw meat will strengthen, clean, and make their teeth quite strong.
When you feed them raw meat, they will also benefit from all nutrients. Cats, for example, will consume the very important omega fatty acids that fish contain. Your pets will also get important minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus.
One crucial thing to remember is that your pet is like you. All raw food must come from organic sources. It must not have hormones or pesticides in it. This will harm your pet just as it hurts you.
A raw diet is great for your pet’s health, but there are a few things you want to prepare for.
Preparing For a Raw Diet
The sad truth is that your pet has been accustomed to eating manufactured pet food. They do not have the skills to eat a raw food diet abruptly. You need to start gradually.
Both cats and dogs should start with boneless meats, each according to their natural diet. Make sure the meat is served at room temperature. It is not a bad idea to add probiotics to their food. This will help their stomach digest the food being introduced.
After a few months, you can introduce meat with bones in them. Plants and fruits should follow. This stage may take several months.
Understanding what your pet eats naturally is the best way to go if you want to feed them a natural and raw diet. No one knows better than mother nature, right? Going natural is truly a smart choice, simply because it is natural.