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What are the benefits of a Raw Diet ?

Feeding a raw dog food diet has many notable benefits.  The dogfoodadvisor.com suggests that the benefits you will notice while feeding a raw food diet to your dog are 1.Firmer stools, 2. Improved digestion, 3. Healthier skin and coat, 4. Reduced allergy symptoms, 5. Better weight management.  They note also that there have been many reports of improved health when chronically ill pets were switched from a commercial product to a raw dog food.

While http://rawfeddogs.org/benefits.html suggests the benefits to feeding raw are 1. Naturally clean teeth and healthy gums from the natural scrubbing, massaging and flossing action of eating raw meaty bones. 2. Clean breath and no doggie odor after changing to raw feeding 3. Ripping and chewing raw meaty bones develops the neck, jaw and shoulder muscles of dogs. 4. Greater bioavailability of naturally occurring nutrients and enzymes in raw meat, organs and bones. 5. Stools are smaller, less smelly and quickly degrade into the soil. 6. Dogs tend to maintain a healthy weight and the chances of obesity are minimized since it takes longer to chew and digest raw meaty bones. 7. Increased mental, psychological and physical stimulation leading to greater well-being and satisfaction 8. Health problems such as arthritis, lack of energy, allergies, skin conditions and dull coats often improve.