Health benefits of a raw food diet

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Raw food diets for pets are becoming increasingly popular. Many people choose to feed a raw diet because it’s more natural and less processed than most commercial pet diets currently available.

Others feed their pets a raw food diet because it makes sense that if they feed themselves and their family a healthy balanced diet, then its logical to feed their pets in the same way. Some simply feed raw because their dogs love it!

There are many health benefits that come with feeding pets a raw food diet, including:

– Superior joint and bone health
– Strengthened immune system
– Improved skin and softer, shinier coat
– Healthier teeth gums and fresher breath
– Reduced stool volume and odour
– Enhanced reproductive health
– Reduced body odour
– Increased resilience to parasites via enhanced immune function

But don’t take it from us, here are some examples of the benefits of a raw food diet from pet parents who have made the switch to raw:

Storm is 2 years old and has quite a sensitive tummy and seems to be allergic to grains and chicken. It took us a long time trying different foods to eliminate certain things from her diet. We were recommended Big Dog Pet Foods and haven’t looked back since we started! – Owner Dionne


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“Since changing from dry & processed food to Big Dog, our two dogs have been given fantastic health reports from the vet. Chelsea (Australian Cattle Dog) now has a beautiful thick coat, shiny eyes & fantastic teeth. Max (American Staffordshire Terrier) was diagnosed with a kidney problem & his levels were under normal since he was 5mths old. Since changing in the last 12mths & since his last test, his levels have come back to a mid-normal range.

The vet could not believe how the levels improved in a dog of middle age. He wanted to know what I was feeding him & what was actually in the food. He also said his kidneys are obviously coping very well with the food & amount I am feeding him. I cannot stress to family & friends how good your products are. It just makes so much more sense than feeding them something that’s not natural. I am so glad we made the switch, as my dogs are a walking example of how changing to a raw diet actually improved their health. “- Owner Tania

raw food“Being a Staffy, Jaeda had unresolved skin issues, but after starting her on Big Dog Pet Foods sensitive skin patties she is back to being a shiny, healthy, happy dog! No more patchy fur and scratching! The patties are so convenient and mess-free!” – Owner Krystal


raw foodSince starting Bodhi on Big Dog Raw Food, his coat has never looked so shiny. If it’s showing on the outside, we can only imagine the benefits he is receiving on the inside. The amount of times we have been complimented on how well he looks is quite astounding, closely followed by them asking what we feed him. We tried another brand prior to finding Big Dog, and let’s just say Bodhi wasn’t impressed. From the moment we put Big Dog food in front of him, Bodhi woofed it down immediately. We love how there is a variety to choose from and the fact that it is all conveniently packaged is just a bonus. – Owner Nat

A food science graduate, Chris Essex founded Big Dog Pet Foods in 2000 after many years working in the smallgoods industry, before he recognised a gap in the market to create pet food for dogs made up of bones and raw food that was full of nutritional ingredients.  Visit www.bigdogpetfoods.com

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