A biologically appropriate diet for dogs consists of foods that a dog’s body was designed to digest, and what most closely matches how dogs would eat in the wild. Dogs are facultative carnivores, which means they thrive on a meat based diet, but can survive on a low meat diet as well.
Key word is survive. We’re not here to help your dog survive. We’re here to help them thrive!
Feeding a diet made of wholesome, fresh, raw or dehydrated ingredients is what is ideal for nutrient absorption in dogs. You can see for yourself when you make the switch, how much less your dog is going to the bathroom and how much smaller their poop is.
A dog’s body uses the least amount of energy to break down animal parts. This means animal parts do not cause inflammation and disease, while legumes and grains do as a dog’s body requires a high amount of energy exertion to pass these foods. A balance of muscle meat, organs, and bones are the building blocks of a biologically appropriate diet for dogs. Some fruit and veggies may benefit certain dogs but not all.
Every dog is unique, much like humans. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for dogs. As dog parents, it is our responsibility to find what diet is best for our dog specifically. A customized raw dog food recipe formulated by a canine dog nutritionist is ideal. You can get yours here.
Another important element is variety. Just like humans and all animals, a rich variety of biologically appropriate foods will create a balanced diet for your dog. Feeding our dogs the same thing day in and day out promotes the development of allergies and food intolerance.
One of the easiest ways to incorporate variety into your dog’s diet is through single ingredient treats. You can find a variety of them here.
No matter what diet you’re currently feeding, adding in raw or dehydrated foods will give your dog a nutritious boost. Dehydration is done over a longer period of time at a low temperature, therefore the nutrient content is preserved.
Biologically Appropriate Diet for Dogs: Benefits
Stronger immune system
Healthier Skin & Coat
Improved Dental Health
Prevent Cancer, Allergies, & Obesity
"The best diet for your pet will include raw, dehydrated, or lightly cooked products."
- Veterinary expert Dr. Judy Jasek with 30+ years of practice