What is an 80:10:10 diet?

What is an 80:10:10 diet?

What is an 80:10:10 diet?

An 80:10:10 diet is a perfect raw diet that is broken down into 80% meat, 10% bone, 5% offal and 5% liver. This ensures your dog is getting all the nutrition required from their raw food.

Why do we feed in this ratio?

In the wild, dogs hunt down their own food sources and rely on their hunting skills to make sure they eat every day. The 80:10:10 diet represents the ratio of a prey animal if a dog were to eat the entire thing. Ideally, if they had just eaten their prey they would get the 80% meat, 10% bone, 5% offal and 5% liver, containing all the vitamins and minerals they need.

This way of eating is more natural for them; therefore, it is easy on the digestive system because this is the food they were built to consume.

At Dragonfly, we offer a range of complete raw food that contains the 80:10:10 ratio. Our Manifold Valley Meats Meaty Dinner is a popular choice for a lot of customers because it contains the right ratio of contents whilst providing a simple and tasty way to feed their dog. We also offer Durham Animal Feed variety boxes, which are the perfect option if you raw feed your dog or want to start. You can choose a variety of flavours for either the Eco, Prime or Super box and get a mixture of different meats (proteins), meaning they are suitable for every dog (even the fussy eaters).

Remember, if you decide you want to change your dog’s diet to raw food, make sure you introduce new proteins slowly and look out for any changes in your dog’s health (skin, weight, and activity level) to indicate that something maybe isn’t working for them. If changes do start to be noticeable, then rethink what you have been feeding them and try something different. Remember what works for one dog might not work for another.  We deal with raw feeders every day – from beginners to experienced raw feeders and we are always available to answer your questions and help you on your way.

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