April 2-8 is National Raw Feed week and boy do we have some deals for you!  All 3 locations will have free samples of our raw diets for you from Northwest Naturals, Primal, Small Batch, and Stella & Chewy's.  PLUS all 4 of those brands will be on sale this week!  Check your favorite Hungry Hound location for the details!  Our highly trained team of raw diet experts are here for all of your questions as well!   

Have you ever considered feeding your dog or cat a raw diet? If not, you might be missing out on some amazing benefits!   

First of all, let's talk about what a raw diet actually means. It's pretty simple - a raw diet consists of uncooked meats, bones, fruits, and vegetables. The idea behind this is to mimic what your dog's ancestors would have eaten in the wild. It's a natural way to provide your dog with the nutrients they need, without any artificial or processed additives.   

So, what are the benefits of feeding your dog a raw diet? Let me tell you!   

One major benefit is improved digestion. Raw food is easier for dogs to digest, which means that they are less likely to experience stomach upset or other digestive issues. This can be especially helpful for dogs with sensitive stomachs or allergies.   

Another benefit is healthier skin and coat. Raw food is high in essential fatty acids and other nutrients that promote healthy skin and a shiny coat. This can help to reduce shedding and prevent skin irritations and infections.   

Feeding your dog a raw diet can also improve their dental health. Raw bones provide a natural way to clean your dog's teeth and promote healthy gums. This can help to prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental issues.   

One more benefit is increased energy and overall health. Raw food is packed with nutrients and enzymes that can boost your dog's immune system and help to prevent illness. This can lead to a healthier, happier, and more energetic dog.   

If you do decide to feed your dog a raw diet, it's important to do your research and make sure you are providing a balanced and complete diet. This means including a variety of meats, bones, fruits, and vegetables to ensure that your dog is getting all the nutrients they need. Unfortunately feeding raw is not as simple as throwing a chicken thigh in a bowl and calling it a day.  Feeding a prepared raw diet is definitely the easiest option here, since they take the time to make sure the nutrients and vitamins are all balanced.  If you make your own raw food for your pets make sure your vitamin and minerals are exact to what your breed needs otherwise you run the risk of damaging organs, and no one wants to blow out your dog's kidneys, am I right?     

In conclusion, a raw diet can provide numerous benefits for your furry friend. Improved digestion, healthier skin and coat, better dental health, and increased energy are just a few of the many benefits. Your pup will thank you for it!