Raw Feeding

What is a Raw Diet for Dogs?

As a dog owner, you may have heard about raw dog food. Its popularity is on the rise, but in fact, we’ve been making it for over 40 years! A raw diet for dogs is perhaps the oldest dog diet on the block, inspired by your furry friend’s natural eating habits. Strange as it may seem, when you look at the Labradoodle or Chihuahua by your side, all domestic dogs are descendants of the grey wolf. Once upon a time, your dog’s ancestors roamed the land, hunting and scavenging for food, just as their wild cousins do today. A raw diet for dogs is dog food in its most natural state. 

 

If you’re considering a raw dog food diet for your four-legged loved one, it’s helpful to start with the fact that a raw diet for dogs does not just mean raw meat. As hunters, dogs would consume whole prey, so meat – and that includes offal – should make up most of their diet, but as foragers and scavengers they would potentially eat a variety of fruits and vegetables too. The bottom line is that a raw dog food diet needs to include a broad range of nutrients, vitamins and minerals.

Raw Dog Food Specialists

Here at Natures Menu, we’ve been making raw dog food for over 40 years now, and we’ve always been dedicated to manufacturing the best raw dog food diet on the market. Sourcing quality, real, natural ingredients is at the top of our list. We work with responsible suppliers and keep our ingredients to a minimum, with no artificial preservatives or colours, no added sugar and no cheap fillers or meat meals. If you read the back of any of our packs, you’ll just see natural ingredients you’ll probably recognise from your own shopping list.

 

With our Complete and Balanced Raw Nuggets, we’ve made feeding a raw diet for dogs as simple as any other dog food. As mentioned, there are lots of other nutrients dogs need, which is why we have developed a blend of vitamins and minerals that ensure our meals give your dog everything they need. We work closely with our in-house veterinary team, so you can choose a Natures Menu raw dog food diet knowing that it has been formulated with the careful input and approval of experts.

 

Our dedication to being raw dog food specialists goes beyond the ingredients we use, as the manufacturing process itself is key when it comes to hygiene and quality of the product. We’re members of the PFMA, the UK’s leading body for the pet food industry, and all our recipes are made to FEDIAF standards at our dedicated Norfolk manufacturing facilities, which are DEFRA approved.

Working this way gives us complete control over what goes into our food and how we produce it. We only use simple and gentle processes that are designed to keep nutrients intact and maintain our high safety standards. This means that you can feed a Natures Menu raw dog food diet confident that it will contain all the wholesome nutrients your dog needs.   

What Makes Up a Raw Diet for Dogs?

 

What your dog needs in their raw diet depends on their age, breed, size, and lifestyle. Our simple feeding calculator will tell you how much to feed daily with just a few questions and give you suggestions of suitable products to make feeding a raw dog food diet simple.

 

Our bestselling Complete and Balanced Raw Nuggets have everything your dog needs in a meal and offer unbeatable convenience. To serve, you simply count out the number of nuggets you need, let them defrost, then serve. Alternatively, you can create your own raw dog food diet at home with our Just Meat range combined with our convenient frozen fruit and vegetables nuggets. This can be a great option if you want to avoid certain proteins or ingredients. If you’d like more advice and information on the different ways to feed a raw dog food diet, pop to this page to check out our tips and tutorials.

Raw Bones and Chews as Part of a Raw Diet for Dogs

Raw bones and chews are a great way of helping promote dental health, keeping your dog entertained and giving them some mental stimulation and added variety as part of a raw diet for dogs. Our range of raw bones and chews has options for smaller dogs and those new to raw, through to bigger bones for bigger dogs and those with more raw feeding experience. Our Raw Bone Guide has plenty of helpful advice on how to feed raw bones and chews safely and easily to your dog.  Feeding raw bones and chews does not necessarily have to form part of a raw diet if you are nervous or unsure about feeding them. Our complete and balanced range will provide everything they need without the requirement for additional ingredients or supplementation

 

Feeding raw bones and chews does not necessarily have to form part of a raw diet for dogs if you are nervous or unsure about feeding them. Our complete and balanced range will provide everything they need without the requirement for additional ingredients or supplementation.

 

The Natural Choice

So, why opt for a raw dog food diet for your best four-legged friend? Our Natures Mates community have reported many benefits after making the switch to raw. The top benefits to bark about are a shiny coat, healthy skin, fresh breath and smaller, firmer poos, but we’ve also heard tell of improved health issues from anal gland problems, more energy in lethargic dogs and better concentration in hyperactive ones. It also seems to go down a treat with our 1000s of satisfied customers, turning the pickiest pooches into enthusiastic empty bowlers! Simply put, a raw diet for dogs is the natural choice!