The raw diet is said that dogs live longer than those who eat kibble which shortens dogs lifespan. What is true? I'm in a big confusion about raw diet and kibble and which is better. Is there only 1 answer like raw diet people say?
Well, I know people that eat a completely healthy diet and die young. I also know people who eat like crap and live to be very old.
No ONE thing works best for all circumstances.
That being said - when I switched my dogs to raw I found less shedding, greater energy, better focus, less scratching, less output (poop) and better breath.
I managed to get a dog off high doses of steroids when she was switched to raw. I managed/limited my Cocker's seizures by switching to raw.
I've fed raw to over 13 dogs, numerous fosters and raised 3 litters of puppies directly to raw (weaned from Mom to raw - never tasted kibble).
I never had a Shepherd bloat on raw (had one bloat on kibble before I switched). In his 13+ years of life my Cocker Spaniel only had problems with his ears when he would manage to get into something with carbs (like when he stole a loaf of bread from the counter).
Is raw the best? I personally believe so.
But when it comes to kibble - there are definitely ones that are MUCH better than others. Pretty much anything found in a grocery store is not worth the money. You are paying for fillers that just make your dog poop more and get less nutrition.