RAW vs DRY Dog Food

RAW vs DRY Dog Food


Hi I’m Jimi from Whoa Nelly! Dog Food.
Today I want to take a quick look
at the difference between
dry and raw dog food.
So I just went down to the local
supermarket and picked up
a very popular brand of dry dog food.
Which very conveniently came
taped out so we can’t get sued.
Looking at this pack of dry dog food
it is 100% complete and balanced nutrition
made in Australia with Australian meat.
And looking at the back
it’s protein rich
calcium enriched
low in fat
and it’s got good immune support
That sounds pretty good but the proof is in the ingredients.
Lets take a look and see what goes into it.
The #1 ingredient in this dog food is wholegrain cereals and/or cereal by-products.
The #2 ingredient is
meat and meat by-products
which can be poultry, beef and/or lamb
and/or poultry by-product.
And the #3 ingredient is
vegetable and vegetable by-products.
But get this:
The #4 ingredient is sugar
which is crazy!
And the #5 ingredient is humectant
which isn’t actually a food
it’s something they put in dry dog
food to keep the moisture
All the rest of the ingredients
are chemical additives
like orthophosphoric acid.
That’s pretty much what goes into a dry
dog food.
So lets compare that to
a high quality raw dog food.
I have here some excellent Whoa Nelly!
This dog food is gut friendly, grain free
and it gives your dog healthy firm poos.
It’s made with local and organic produce
and the packaging is 100% biodegradable.
But let’s see what goes into it.
The #1 ingredient is kangaroo
#2 is pastured chicken
Then we have
organic seasonal fruit and vegetables
Kangaroo organs
Mackerel, pastured eggs and Nelly Belly
which is the fermented food product
that we put in our food
that makes it so good for the gut
So there you go
that’s kind of the difference between
these two foods.
Looking at what makes up this food
it’s mostly by-products
and a by-product is what’s left over
after you process a food
so a meat by-product is
you get an animal and you take all the meat off it
and that’s a meat by-product what you’ve got left
it’s very cheap, very low nutritional quality
and it’s really not a very good basis for
your dogs diet.
That’s what most dry foods are.
So you compare that to a good quality raw
food
that’s made up of whole ingredients
and in the case of Whoa Nelly!
all of the nutrition comes from the ingredients
it doesn’t have any synthetic additives
or anything to boost it up
it’s all just good quality ingredients
Which I guess is the thing.
If you talk to a vet about feeding raw dog
food
their biggest concern is that it needs to
be
complete and balanced
like this dry food here.
What we would say though
is that just throwing a synthetic additive
at a poor quality dog food
doesn’t make for good nutrition.
This is really low quality ingredients
but they put the synthetic vitamins in
to make it up to the AAFCO standards
but the body just can’t absorb
those synthetic nutrients.
There’s other ingredients in here too
like humectant
That actually makes it harder to absorb nutrition
so it’s really not the best thing for your dog
Feeding a raw diet
is absolutely the best thing
you just need to make sure that it is
balanced and complete nutritionally
so it’s got all the nutrition they need.
I would recommend Whoa Nelly!
if you’re in Queensland.
It is absolutely the best food you can feed
your dog!


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