It's a common misconception that all dogs are the same. In reality, every dog is an individual with a unique set of needs. Just like people, some dogs are active and some are lazy, some are early risers and some love to sleep in, and so on.

And just like people, all dogs require real food to stay healthy. Not sure if your dog falls into the active or lazy category? Here's a quick quiz to help you find out.

Do you regularly take your dog for long walks or runs? Does your dog play fetch or Frisbee for hours on end? If you answered yes to either of these questions, your dog is probably pretty active.

Active dogs need more calories than their lazy counterparts because they burn more energy throughout the day. That means they require a diet that is high in protein and fat to help them maintain their energy levels.

On the other hand, if your dog would rather lounge on the couch all day or only needs a short walk around the block to be happy, he or she is probably a little on the lazy side.

Dogs that fall into this category don't need as many calories as their active counterparts because they don't burn as much energy. That means they can get by with a diet that is lower in protein and fat. Regardless of whether your dog is active or lazy, though, all dogs benefit from eating real food.

The Benefits of Real Food for Dogs

There are many benefits of feeding your dog real food as opposed to processed kibble or canned food. For starters, real food is more nutrient-dense than its processed counterpart.

That means it contains more vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that are essential for keeping your dog healthy. Processed pet food, on the other hand, is often lacking in these important nutrients.

In addition to being more nutrient-dense, real food is also easier for your dog to digest. This is because processed pet food contains ingredients that can be hard for dogs to break down, such as fillers and preservatives.

As a result, feeding your dog processed pet food can lead to gastrointestinal issues like bloating, diarrhea, and vomiting. Real food is easier on your dog's belly and can help keep him or her healthy and comfortable.

Finally, real food simply tastes better than processed pet food. If you've ever eaten dry cereal or bland pasta without any sauce or seasonings, you know how unappetizing it can be. The same goes for kibble—it's not exactly gourmet fare.

But just like people, dogs enjoy eating delicious meals that are packed with flavor. Real food provides dogs with the taste they crave while also giving them the nutrition they need to stay healthy and happy.

All dogs are individuals with unique needs—and all of them benefit from eating real food. Real food is more nutrient-dense than processed pet food, and it's also easier for dogs to digest.

Not to mention that most dogs prefer the taste of real food over kibble any day! If you're looking for a way to improve your dog's health and happiness, switching to a real food diet is a great place to start.  You can start small by switching only 10% of your dog's food to fresh food.  

Watch Dr. Karen Becker's Ted Talk to learn more.

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This article is for educational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for the diagnosis, treatment, and advice of a qualified licensed veterinarian.

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