|Barked: Wed Sep 26, '12 8:52pm PST |
|pasteurization is a huge bonus for pre-made, expecially if you have a cranky vet thta won't see eye to eye with your coices (read: a shill for hills via the vet association) Pre-made raw is usually pasteurized specifically to be eaten raw. Some companies steam, NV instinct uses high pressure pasteurization. That is something you don't get with home design.
Also, you might add freeze dried to your list. It's raw once reconstituted and more convenient than frozen raw. I know lots of raw feeders keep a bag of zwipeak, NV, sojos complete, stella and chewys, or some such brand for emergencies even if they normally have a home prepared diet. Sometimes, you might have a power outage, or a car breakdown, or some other emergency and freeze dried helps during that sort of time. Or for all the time. Mine are enjoying sojos right now. It's good if you like a BARF style raw for your dogs. Not every raw feeder does.
As for switching up, yeah. It's a matter of opinion. I do. I believe that dogs should enjoy as varied a diet as possible even if you are on a kibble or can of some kind. I am getting to the point that I walk into a dog food store and I know every product in there, and how my dogs did on it. We're very adventurous. Each protein source has a slightly different profile...and besides would you like to eat a diet of corn flakes every day for the rest of your life? why should a dog want the same food all the time? The single food type diet is best for dogs with allergies and picky eaters, and of course, human convenience.
Edited by author Wed Sep 26, '12 9:02pm PST
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