Our In Depth Look
At Centinela Feed and Pet Supplies, your pet’s nutrition is our life’s purpose. We take pride in being that familiar face in the neighborhood that dog owners trust for all their pets’ needs. One of the most common questions we’ve been getting this year is, “Should my dog be eating raw dog food?” or, “Is it safe for my dog to eat raw food?” These are valid questions to ask, and it’s not hard to understand why there’s been talk of raw diets in the pet world.
There’s been an increasing focus on eating raw in LA’s health based and vegan restaurants. Why eat a processed, preserved portion of fruit when you can enjoy the fruit itself as it came directly from nature? Eating fruits, vegetables, and other staple foods raw is the best way to ensure you are getting 100% of its nutrients, unadulterated and straight from the Earth.
Yet, even though we go out of our way to avoid processed foods, we often fix our pets a a cold, compressed block of “meat flavored” food, or pour out a serving of kibble that has who knows what in it. It seems logical, then, that giving dogs raw food–just like they evolved to eat in the wild–is the solution to their nutritional needs. But is it safe?
The Shocking Answer
Raw dog food isn’t just safe. It might just be the thing that saves your dog! Eating raw has so many benefits, and many of them are the same for humans as they are for dogs. Eating raw ensures maximum nutrient absorption, fiber intake, and hydration. Cat owners will tell you that dry kibble can deprive your power of moisture and cause digestive issues, as cats tend to be avoidant of all things water. The same is true for dogs. Eating raw food can help be a hidden source of water intake for your pet and prevent potential problems with their kidneys and urinary tract system.
How Do I Know What to Feed my Dog?
Dogs have complex nutritional needs that can’t be solved with just one meat or food source. While you certainly can craft your own raw dog food, why not trust some of the leading veterinary scientists and wellness experts to make a superior blend for your dog?
Whatever stage of life your dog is at, or what special needs he or she might have, we have a high quality, fresh, and human grade food line for you. With the right food, you can potentially add years to your dog’s life and improve their wellbeing.
Best of all, we’ll help you do the research to find the perfect food for you. Interested to learn how you can improve your dog’s life? Call, click, or visit Centinela Feed and Pet Supplies in store today.