|Barked: Sun Dec 29, '13 7:50pm PST |
|So, I've had my current puppy (< that's him, my "little" Coda-Bear!) for almost two months now (!) and I've been thinking about switching him to a raw diet...but I'm concerned about the cost, since we're on a tight budget right now.
I've read that some say not to feed raw and kibble, because they "digest them at different rates." But then there are many who DO feed raw and (high quality) kibble together, but feed them at different meals. I would kindof like to do that, to help with the cost.
So here's my question: What is it, exactly, about a different rate of digestion that makes it so bad? Scientifically. I mean, when you think about it, MOST of what *we* eat is probably digested at different rates, and our digestive tracts are not as efficient as a dog's. It takes them less time overall to digest ANYTHING, so I would think that the *difference* between one food's digestion rate and the other's would have to be pretty small...and we see few ill-effects from eating things with various rates of digestion.
Anyway, that's just my thought, and my genuine curiosity. I can't seem to find any info on this that ISN'T on a prepared Raw Food manufacturer's or distributor's website, and naturally I'm hesitant to just agree with someone who has the potential to gain financially from my decision to feed EXCLUSIVELY on the more expensive food choice.
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