Understanding Dog Behavior and the Raw Food Diet
The raw dog food diet is your ticket to keeping your pets practically disease-free for life. When placed on a steady diet of raw meat and bones, they will also be much leaner and much more active than before.
The only drawback is the slight change in your dog’s behavior when you introduce raw dog foods. This is natural. Every dog owner who switches his dog from kibble to raw meaty bones gets an issue like this. Imagine yourself eating dry and artificially flavored food pellets for years and years, then you are suddenly faced with a cut of luscious and soft raw meat. The initial impression may be is to find the experience strange and in some cases, unappetizing. Don’t worry. Your dog is a true carnivore. Each day, introduce a few slices of fresh meat, organ meat, or day-old cheap meat cuts from the butcher. At the end of the week, your dog is ready for a lifetime of healthy and canine-appropriate diet. It will only take a week or two, depending on how long your dog has been weaned on kibble, to get used to the taste of raw meat and raw meaty bones.
As a pet owner, be sensitive to your pet’s behavioral changes. If your dog is the type that rolls its food and plays with it first before eating it, then give it time to do that. Make an allowance for thirty minutes to an hour for mealtimes. Dogs are predatory. Some may simulate chasing a prey in the wild and eventually catching it, thus the peculiar motions which seem as if they play with their food.
Here’s where understanding dog behavior comes in.
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“So often when we have a problem with our animal friends, we do a lot of expensive guesswork -- asking different trainers, health professionals, using different tests or procedures to try to determine what's going on and how to help…sometimes we get lucky and find answers, and other times, we're no better off than when we started, and can even make things worse! Val suggests talking with your animals first to learn 'from the horse's mouth' what they think the problem is, how they're feeling or what they are experiencing, what they need or want, what's helping or what's not. What they tell us will help determine how best to spend our time, energy and money to achieve the best result possible.”