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How to Explain the Raw Dog Food Diet to Kids

Having a family pet can be a great way of teaching your children responsibility as well as bringing a whole bundle of love into your household! You should, therefore, treat them like an adult and explain things as best as you can to help them understand. One aspect of pet ownership that you may involve them in is feeding. Just like you’d teach them the importance of healthy eating, you should tell them how important it is for dogs too. If your dog is on a raw food diet, or you’re about to move them onto it, it’s important that your child understands it too. You want to be open to enthusiastically answer their questions – even the silly ones.

Read below to get up-to-date information on how to explain the raw diet for dogs to kids of all ages.

Give Them a Breakdown of What Raw Eating Means

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While adults hear the term ‘raw diet’ and immediately know what that means, kids can be left feeling perplexed. After all, if people don’t usually go around eating raw organ meats, then why are dogs able to do so with glee? Well, this is why you need to give your kids a ‘raw dog food for beginners’ primer.

Tell them about what a few different animals eat at different stages so that they can start to make the connection. For example, babies and puppies both start off drinking milk, but eventually, they start to need more complex foods in their diets.

Refer to a List of Raw Foods for Dogs

Your kids are going to want to know what dogs eat on the raw dog food diet, so have a list of healthy and familiar foods that you can rattle off. Dogs can eat all kinds of raw fruit and vegetables. Some dogs love to snack on carrots and apples. Others like Brussel sprouts. Always check whether a fruit or vegetable is safe for your pet before you give it to them.

Let Your Kids See Their Dog Eat Raw for Themselves

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Sometimes, the best way to explain something is by demonstration. After telling your kids about raw food for dogs, let them give your dog a raw dog treat. Mix together a little ground chicken with some sliced carrots, or even some berries, and your dog will gobble it right up. Although all dogs have their favourite foods, they are not generally very picky eaters.

Feeding Raw Food to Your Dog

Thanks to pre-prepared dog food from quality brands like Bella and Duke, it’s never been easier to switch your pet to a raw food diet. You don’t need to slave away in the kitchen preparing minced meat and vegetables. Instead, you can buy ready-prepared raw food that’s full of all the nutrients your pets need.

Read Bella and Duke’s raw food guide to get more vital information on the nutritional needs of dogs. Considered one of the premier sources of raw dog foods and treats, they have been helping more pet owners go raw for years now. All of the ingredients contained in their specially formulated dog foods are specifically chosen for their benefits to pet health.

Food is delivered straight to your door, fresh as the moment it was first packed. Food can be stored in freezers or placed in a refrigerator to be defrosted,

After seeing their pooch eat raw a couple of times, kids become a lot more enthused about the idea of going raw. Children are concerned about the health of their pets as much as you are. So, anything that they can do to get their pets to live longer is going to be something that they can get behind.

Save Time and Money with a Raw Food Diet

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Because feeding a dog a raw diet is now so easy, there’s no reason not to make the switch today. Your pet will be much healthier on a raw food diet prepared with fresh ingredients. A healthy pet is less susceptible to health problems and is more active, which is ideal if you have kids.

Shop online for your raw pet food and arrange to have it delivered straight to your door. Thanks to subscription services, once you place your order, you can enjoy regular deliveries at appropriate intervals. That way you won’t ever run out of food for your pooch. It’s also easy to cancel the subscription if needed.

You can let your kids give your pet treats. Just make sure they are healthy treats, such as a piece of carrot or an apple. It’s good to allow your kids to feed your pet as a way to help them bond with your pet, but make sure they don’t spoil them with calorific treats or try to feed them unsuitable foods.

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  • Tania

    November 29 at 1:40 pm

    Hi Sabina!
    Thanks for the great article.
    My dogs have had a raw natural diet for years and it’s great to see articles like this one explaining the benefits of this.

    1. Sabina Green

      December 1 at 9:29 pm

      You’re welcome, I’m pleased you enjoyed it and agree with the article.

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