Tips from the experts;
As dog lovers we all want the best for our much loved companions. Feeding a raw diet and taking a healthy approach to all aspects of caring for our dogs can only be a good thing.
Vets have differing opinions about raw but for any health problems the advice of a vet should always be sought.
All dogs should be supervised during meal times. There is an inherent risk of choking (although very small) every time we eat. Dogs can choke on both kibble and raw so caution should always be exercised, specially if your dog bolts his/her food to quickly.
Most working dogs get more than enough exercise, We all know how important exercise is. Even when not working they need to be walked everyday, some off leash play is preferable too. Dogs love social interaction with their 4 legged friends. To maintain a healthy body and mind, make sure you are meeting your working dogs needs.
Health & Happiness
Raw feeding often goes hand in hand with a more natural and holistic approach to dog care. We owe it to our dogs to do the best we can for them.
Arm yourself with the latest information on vaccines, topical treatments etc. Natural alternatives are available for most chemical treatments.
Nosodes are a natural way to give immunity for the core vaccines. These can give life long immunity by naturally allowing your dog to build the required anti bodies.
Titre tests are available at around £40. Titre tests check antibody levels in your dogs blood. Research shows that the first course of puppy vaccines can offer life long immunity. If your dog shows full immunity in a blood screen (Titre test), do they really need more vaccines? Over vaccinating puts your dogs health at risk.
Some of the current vet recommended flea, tick and worm treatments cause many adverse reactions. There are many herbal and natural remedies available to prevent all of these.
Ultimately we all want our dogs to stay happy and healthy throughout all stages of their lives, giving chemicals and poisons to achieve this is often very likely to cause the opposite.
Do your home work, with so much information out there it is much easier to make informed choices.