WHY MEAT IS NOT ENOUGH
Dogs need a balance between the amount of phosphorus and calcium they get in their daily diets.
The ratio of calcium to phosphorus should be 1:1 … preferably more calcium than phosphorus. This is especially important in young, growing dogs. They need an adequate supply of raw meaty bones in their diet as this provide a vital balance of calcium and phosphorus.
Feeding good quality muscle meats is very important, however an all-meat raw diet isn’t enough. It will be too high in phosphorus and too low in calcium. This is unsuitable for young pups and can cause skeletal and development problems.
Calcium deficiency can also cause skeletal demineralization, particularly of the pelvis and vertebrae. On the other hand too, much calcium can disrupt normal healthy bone mineralization and growth. This is especially true in young large and giant breed dogs under 12 months of age.
Large breeds fed excess calcium are more likely to suffer from developmental bone disease … such as osteochondrosis (abnormal bone growth).
WHY PET MINCE IS SO POPULAR
Pet mince is popular for two main reasons
1. The reality of raw feeding is that you kind of have to get your hands dirty because the nutrient packed best parts are in the heads, feet, organs, offals and parts of animals we may not eat an put simply many just don't want to deal with it.
2. Pet food producers KNOW how most consumers think so they sell minced "ready to serve" produce neatly packed and labelled to make it appealing to humans.
3. Minced produce is hard for consumers to breakdown and see what's actually in it. Most pet food minces make product that's attractive to the mass consumer(cheap) whilst maximising their business profits (using filler such as bone dust, water, fat). The use of bone can be a major issue as validating the exact quantity is difficult and by the time their is an issue it's often too late.
GET IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME...YOU ONLY HAVE ONE CHANCE.
Raw meaty bones are what you see is what you get. They are messy, hard work and labour intensive so not really great for business profitability. which is why many pet food suppliers dont sell them or eductate their customers ethically.
Who suffers? Your pet because it deprives them of vital raw meaty bones they absolutely NEED.
At RogueRAW we produce our own range of specialty course mince pre-mixes as well as raw meaty bones to ensure you are able to feed your dog a truly balanced proper raw diet. Your dog receives all it needs all from the convenience of a one stop shop.