5 Science-backed benefits of fresh dog food
If you are planning to switch to fresh dog food, then you’re making the right move. Here are some of the benefits you can expect from a natural, fresh diet like the human-grade dog food Freshwoof:
Fresh Food is rich in immune-boosting antioxidants and high-quality protein that helps to ward off and prevent a number of ailments. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association found a link in dogs between lower rates of urinary bladder carcinomas and eating green, leafy, and yellow-orange vegetables three times a week. Many commercial dog foods made through the process called extrusion (majority of the nutrients are lost in this process), on the other hand, contain super-low-quality ingredients like meals and by-products that are considered unfit for human consumption. These foods contain a huge amount of preservatives, chemicals, and artificial ingredients that when consumed can cause serious health issues in pets.
In a study (https://www.ukrmb.co.uk/images/LippertSapyFullReport.pdf) it was found that dogs fed a fresh diet lived for 13.1 years, on average, while those fed commercial dog food reached an average of 10.4 years. That’s an extra two and a half years you and your dog could spend together! In young years your dog could be able to tolerate the harmful effects of the chemical-filled commercial food but as your pup gets older the tolerance of the body will reduce and the toxins that were being accumulated in the body for all these years will overpower.
Keeping your dog at a healthy weight is very crucial to promoting a healthy body and preventing weight-related diseases. A well-balanced Fresh food has a higher concentration of water and nutrients with an adequate amount of fiber which can make your pup feel full without consuming an excessive amount of calories.
A fresh plant-based diet contains a good amount of fiber. Fiber promotes the growth of beneficial intestinal microbiota or good bacteria in the gut. non-fermentable fiber promotes regular bowel movements and regulates fecal consistency. Fiber can help dogs with digestive issues from loose tools to gas to constipation while promoting their gastrointestinal health.
A healthy diet can actually improve cognitive function in dogs. In one study in The Journal of Veterinary Medicine, old, cognitively impaired dogs who were fed an antioxidant-enriched diet had higher levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factors, which may slow cognitive decline. Plant-based foods are naturally rich in antioxidants and the amount of antioxidants in fresh food is relatively higher than in food made using extrusion (which reduces the activity of antioxidants due to excessive heat).
We at Freshwoof use 100% plant-based and human-grade ingredients to power our complete and balanced Fresh dog food. Our meals are equipped with natural antioxidants and superfoods and contain no nasties like preservatives, harmful chemicals, by-products, and artificial colors & flavors.