The fresher the diet, the more nutrients are available for the animal’s system to utilize in building immunity, healing from illness and warding off disease. Raw food diets have been shown to help the body deal with many common ailments such as flea infestations, hot spots, continual shedding, poor dental & gum health, allergies, gastrointestinal problems such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease, immune disorders and degenerative diseases.
The nutrient composition of the whole animal carcass to perfectly meet the nutritional needs of the carnivore. Prey and predator are similar in terms of elemental constituents, so they are nutritionally exchangeable. The body composition of the dog gives an indication of the type of diet needed for physical maintenance: water 42-67%, protein 16% -60%, fat 10-41%, minerals 3.5% and carbohydrates 1.7%.
A wild canine will usually consume prey in its entirety, including the bones. Bones in prey provide a 2:1 ratio of calcium to phosphorus for the maintenance of the canine’s skeleton. Besides, calcium and phosphorus, it supplies the essential vitamins and minerals as well as numerous antioxidants. Dogs are opportunistic eaters and have developed characteristics that permit digestion and usage of a varied diet.