- Your dog may not be getting enough vitamins and minerals.
- It's not a balanced diet.
- Not getting enough calcium.
- E coli, and all the other creepy bugs are going to kill you and your dog.
Here , I am pasting a copy from the Dogs Naturally Magazine concerning the subject of getting enough vitamins and minerals in a raw diet.
One of the main reasons pet owners are reluctant to switch their dog to a raw diet is the fear their dog wouldn’t get enough vitamins and minerals. Many others feed plant and vegetable matter for an added vitamin and mineral punch. But if you’re one of those raw feeders who’s tired of mincing veggies – or you worry that carnivorous dogs shouldn’t be eating that many veggies – then here’s a guide to help you see the vitamin and mineral content in animal proteins. If you’re new to a raw diet and want to learn more about starting out, then you might want to read our Raw Feeding Primer.
Although it’s hard to improve on a fresh, natural diet of species appropriate foods, you may have a dog who you feel needs extra nutrition (perhaps extra vitamin C for immune function or iodine for thyroid function). Luckily, there are nutritional herbs you can use to give your dog an additional boost without needing to mulch up those veggies. Most importantly, these whole food sources of vitamins and minerals are a much healthier choice than their synthetic counterparts. And unlike synthetic vitamins and minerals, herbs provide essential nutrients complete with the cofactors they need to make a healthy change in your dog – just as nature intended!
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