All About RawGo Dehydrated Dog Food
Dinnertime is often the highlight of any dog’s day, and dehydrated food is the latest development that keeps meals as a lip-smacking treat. The debate as to whether dry or wet food was of greater merit divided canine carers for generations, and it must have grown a little tiresome for our pooches – delicate doggy stomachs mean that once a decision was reached it was impossible to flip-flop between wet, jelly-packed morsels and dry, crunchy kibble, and it’s fair to say that we’d grow bored of eating the same meal day in, day out.
When you first decided to bring a four-legged bundle of love into your home, you no doubt did your research on what was the best form of nourishment. Many vets will recommend dry food as a failsafe, claiming that it provides every nutrient that Fido needs whilst also remaining cost effective and never spoiling through heat or a use-by-date. While the latter is certainly true, it’s not all good news.
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Dry food may be good for your hound’s teeth, but it still forces your canine companion’s stomach to swell in order to make room for all those solids. This is only magnified when they are left with a dry mouth and guzzle down a bowl of water afterward, which leaves their bellies even more bloated. Sure, post-feeding doggy belches are adorable and frequently amusing, but they could be a sign that Fido’s digestive system is struggling with the strain placed upon it.
This is not a sales pitch for wet food either, however. A gelatin-centric meal may be a little easier on the insides for your pooch pal, it’ll typically contain more genuine, quality meats, and it is certainly a lot more hydrating. Sadly, a diet consisting of quality wet food can break the bank pretty quickly – once a can or sachet is open it needs to be used or thrown away, meaning that your hound may end up either overfed (let’s be honest, none of us have ever met a dog that would turn down a second helping of dinner) or the costs mount up, leading to a lower-cost alternative being sought. As we all know, we get what we pay for when it comes to food, and feeding your tail-wagging chum with a cheaper, additive-laden substitute could lead to vitamin deficiency and even behavioral problems. This is hardly fair on Fido, who had no say in what was served up.
So, how does this tie into dehydrated dog food? Put bluntly, purchasing a reputable brand of dehydrated food, like TruDog, offers the best of both worlds; all the nutritional quality and value of wet food, with the long-life reassurances of a dry alternative. It may sound like witchcraft, but it’s actually something even more magical – good old-fashioned science.
Benefits of a Dehydrated Dog Food Diet
Dogs were not designed to be vegan. As much as it may amuse us to think about whilst they are licking our faces and demanding tummy rubs, our furry friends are descended from wild wolves, and need to sink their teeth into quality meats. As a result, the process of dehydrating dog food involves taking the quality, farm-fresh protein used in wet meals and extracting the water contained within, ensuring that the food becomes long-life. You can re-apply that water when you’re ready to serve up dinner, and suddenly you’ll have none of the issues profiled above; the meal will not be as dry as kibble, eradicating the dangers of bloat, but it will last for quite some time, meaning that you can breathe easier about the stocks in your pantry.
The fact that a dehydrated meal will also taste delicious is just a special treat just for your best friend that will keep their tail wagging and remind them just how much you love them.
Of course, no matter how beneficial a dehydrated diet may be, it isn’t something that can be introduced overnight – any change to a doggy meal plan needs to phased in gradually, as the upset stomach that accompanies a sudden shift in nutrition is no fun for hound or human. If your pooch has been munching their way through kibble or canned wet food then you should introduce a very small amount of dehydrated food to their meal, gradually increasing the ratio over a number of weeks.
Start with just a teaspoon, then up the meal to 90% pre-existing, 10% dehydrated. Soon, you can make that ratio 75/25, then 50/50, until eventually the old nourishment is nowhere to be seen and Fido is gleefully anticipating another serving of lip-smacking protein, fresh from farm to bowl, all via the modern marvel that is the dehydrating machine.
Whats the Best Dehydrated Dog Food Brand?
So, which brand of dehydrated dog food should you be looking into? Well, we personally think that TruDog’s RawGo Dehydrated Meals are the way forward, but we’re probably biased. We stand by this judgment, however; every serving constructed at TruDog is made from a love for our four-legged friends that ensures that we want nothing but the absolute best for them, and thus we engage in further practices beyond the basic dehydration that you may find from other suppliers. However, whichever source of dehydrated dog food you choose, you can rest assured that you are treating your treasured pooch to something infinitely tastier and more beneficial than anything that can be found on the shelves of a supermarket. Your dog deserves the very best, so be sure to give it to them – begin the transition to dehydrated food today.
My dogs love it! I have a 14 year old pug & a 5 year old Frenchie & they gobble their food up! I just put a tablespoon on their dry kibble with a little water. Even when my old pug isn’t feeling well he will always eat that.