by Ken Alden
Raw food diets are becoming increasingly popular among thousands of dog owners. We all know that our dogs aren’t able to find kibble in the wild, so why do we feed it to them when they live with us? A raw food diet can provide high amounts of invaluable protein, especially for dogs as large as Great Danes.
Plenty of protein, vitamins, and minerals. It also needs to be easy for your dog to digest, which is an issue for a lot of dog food brands. Raw meat, fruits, and veggies form most of the meals.
Throughout this article, you’ll also learn the following info about raw food diets for Great Danes of all ages:
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When you’re making raw food recipes for a young Great Dane, it’s important that you use the proper ratios. They need a much higher percentage of protein than adult dogs because they’re growing every day. Whether you’re choosing chicken, beef, turkey, or fish, you’ll need to add meat to the recipe.
Try these raw food diet recipes when you’re ready to improve your Great Dane puppy’s diet: Raw Food Diet Recipes for Great Danes
You can use the percentages in this meal, along with the rest of the recipes, to determine how much food you want to make for your Great Dane. The chicken and carrots meal requires plenty of chicken and greens. You’ll find everything that you need to know about the meal in the sections below.
The puppy protein bowl is loaded with lean protein from several sources. It also has healthy Omega-3 fatty acids that can improve their heart’s functions. Combining these two sources with plenty of greens can make it an excellent choice for your dog. You can add higher quantities to make it for a puppy or an adult.
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Your puppy needs a lot of protein, but you can’t forget about their need for leafy greens. Vitamins and minerals play a vital role in your Great Dane’s health. When you start them off young with plenty of protein and greens, they’re much more likely to live a long, happy life.
Adult Great Danes require a lot of vitamins and minerals because they need to prevent heart disease, indigestion, and joint pain. They need quite a bit of protein, but not as much as a growing puppy. For this reason, you’ll notice that a lot of the Great Dane recipes in this section have more fruits and vegetables.
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If you don’t want to add too many leafy greens to your Great Dane’s diet (some dogs have allergies or ingestion issues when they eat too many greens), then this meal will be perfect. It has loads of protein, which is ideal for dogs who are much more active than others. If you try this recipe, make sure that your Great Dane is always on the move.
As you’ve hopefully read above, adult Great Danes require much more vitamins and minerals, which is why these meatballs are a great choice for your dog. They’re loaded with kale, collard greens, apples, and many other vitamin-rich ingredients. You can alter the portions to add a few more greens or meat.
Naturally Magazine mentions that basing
the recipes off of percentages rather than exact quantities is better since
you’ll be able to make more or less of every meal. Note that large Great Danes
above 150 lbs (68.03 kgs) require about 30 lbs (13.61 kgs) of raw food per week,
so follow the recipes accordingly.
As you can see, a raw food diet can be delicious, healthy, and fun for your Great Dane. There’s no need to rely on the lengthy artificial ingredient list of household dog food brands. Your dog doesn’t need so many carbs, nor should they have to deal with uncomfortable indigestion and rock-hard food.
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About the Author...
Ken Alden, a dedicated Mastiff owner for over eight
years, is acclaimed for his expertise in care, grooming, and training. Read more About Me and my dog Shadow.