You love your Labrador for its friendly, playful and intelligent nature.
Labradors were bred as strong, loyal hunting dogs, but the exercise-loving labrador is actually more prone to allergies than almost any other breed.
The Labrador’s immune system produces higher levels of Immunoglobulin E (IgE) than most other dogs*. These trigger the release of histamines – which can cause inflammation and irritation and distress to the dog.
Coinciding with the move from wet food to dry, kibble products, food allergies affecting dogs’ ears, skin and gastric systems have risen alarmingly in recent years.
For this, and many other reasons, it may well be time to wean your lab off their current diet and onto a natural raw food diet.
The natural diet for a Labrador
For dogs in the wild, consuming food is only one part of the process of chasing, catching, killing and eating. Labradors are natural hunters and the extra chewing and time spent consuming the meat and bone of a raw food diet gives them a huge amount of pleasure.
Less tooth plaque, nicer poo – happier Labrador!
There is a great deal of anecdotal evidence from owners that raw food diets result in far less tooth plaque or tartar – reducing the incidence of ‘dog breath’ and creating smaller, less smelly stools. Raw food is also much efficient at emptying dogs’ anal glands. The result? A happy, healthy dog!