RMB Diet for Dogs
Contrary to myths, dogs fed with raw foods will not make them blood thirsty. They will not bite off anyone’s hand for the sake of eating it. Also, dogs will not get sick from eating raw foods. They have a different immune system compared to humans. They have higher tolerance to bacteria, such as salmonella and e coli. Their digestive tracts are more acidic, compared to humans. Dogs also do not choke on raw bones; but when served with cooked bones, they most like will since cooked bones can splinter.
In changing the diet of the dogs, it is important to take things slowly. If they are used to commercially-available dog foods, then slowly add RMB to the dog food. Each day, try to add more raw foods to their diet, until their meals are only composed of RMB. At first, the dog may have indigestion problems because they are not accustomed to the new diet, but after sometime, their bodies will adjust to the RMB.
Ideally, foods given to dogs should be 2-3% of their body weight. Pet owners should consider the size of meaty bones they give their dogs. Avoid feeding chicken bones, unless it is the thigh area. Small, chicken bones can get stuck in the throat of the dog. Here is a list raw meaty bones dogs love:
- Whole fish and fish heads.
- Pork, chicken and beef by-products. These include feet, head, tail bones, and chicken wins.
- Offal. These may be added to dogs’ diet. These include heart, bladder, kidney, liver and tripe
Benefits of RMB Diet
Pet owners who have tried this RMB diet for dogs say that their dogs are healthier because of the change in diet.
- Shinier, healthier-looking fur. Pet owners were able to observe that their dogs have better and shinier fur.
- Leaner muscles. Since dogs are fed with high-protein diet, they develop more muscles compared to fats.
- More energy. Sluggish dogs are now more active. They tend to be more playful and cheerful, too.
- Fresher breath. Chewing scrapes off food particles, bacteria on the oral cavity that cause the awful breath of dogs.
- Stronger, healthier teeth. Chewing on bones can help the teeth of the dog, too. As the dog chews on the bone, it cleans the teeth and scrapes off tartar from the teeth, making the teeth whiter and cleaner. Chewing also exercises the jaw of the dog.
- Satisfaction. Lastly, dogs fed with RMB diet seem more satisfied compared to dogs fed with kibbled foods that are never full and are always hungry.