There can be many different things that can affect a dog’s behavior however one that definitely stands out is their food source. It is easy to change a dog’s diet and the results can be outstanding. So what exactly is a raw food diet for dogs, and what are the benefits?
Kibble/dog biscuits tend to be high in carbs, low in protein and can be packed full of harmful chemicals. Dogs should be fed a Biologically appropriate food diet; it is only in the last 100 years that we have started to feed them kibble but what has not been taken into account is the fact their digestive system is still the same as it was thousands of years ago, dogs stomachs are not designed to digest grain.
The meat that is generally used in kibble is ‘meal’ which is meat not fit for human consumption with only 5-10% moisture in comparison to 70% moisture in raw food.
It is no wonder that some dogs end up with behavioral issues when they are not getting all the meat, nutrients and veg that they were designed to consume. Kibble is naturally grey however when you buy it, it is a darker brown colour meaning manufacturers are actually using dye in their products.
There is plenty of information relating bad behavior to food colouring in humans but it is now thought to be linked to bad behavior in dogs too.
What is a good raw dog food diet for dogs and how can it change a pet's behaviour?
There are so many reasons why feeding a raw fed diet for dogs is best but in regards to dog behavior, I would like to give my own story of my dog Noodle whose life was changed by Benyfit Natural's raw dog food.
Noodle was rescued by a close friend of ours at Benyfit Natural and she was quite a nervous wreck, she was very thin and would not allow men to come near her. She would snap at young children or anyone who touched her ears and she was generally a very unhappy dog.
We swapped her over to Benyfit Natural Raw raw dog food as we knew that it would help her to sustain a healthy weight but we were also confident that her behavior would be improved with our raw food diet.
Introducing a new raw food diet for dogs raised the question on how much to feed Noodle, but with the help of Benyfit's Raw Dog Food Calculator it was easy to work out her daily feeding weight for the results we wanted.
The changes in her were remarkable, not only did her coat become visibly shinier she now sustains a perfect weight and is no longer nervous or scared of men. She is a completely different dog, 6 months later and you would not recognize her.
We did not change anything else in her life other than the food she eats and a bit more love and attention. It's an amazing transformation.