The benefits of fresh feeding for your dog (with Lyka!)

Finding the right diet for your pup can be overwhelming (not to mention a lot of pressure)!
A balanced fresh food diet full of human-grade wholefoods can help your pup live a healthier and happier life.

From the benefits of fresh feeding to how we’re revolutionising the pet food industry, we’ve partnered with our friends at Lyka Pet Food to explain why it’s time for you and your furry bestie to join the fresh food revolution.

Brown dog looks wishfully at a bowl of food being prepared on kitchen countertop.

Why choose fresh?

There’s plenty of research on the benefits of a fresh food diet for dogs, and more studies are being conducted to explore this field.

Here are some of the top reasons why fresh is best (to name a few!):

Easy digestion: According to this breakthrough study, human-grade fresh food is easier for our pups to digest than processed food.

Nutrient absorption: This research on faecal matter compared dogs on fresh food diets with those on dry food diets. They found that dogs that ate fresh food absorbed more energy, fat and protein than those eating dry food. Plus, those on dry food produced more poo!

Anti-inflammatory properties: Fresh food contains anti-inflammatory compounds that can reduce digestive issues like Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), according to this study.

The lowdown on lightly cooked food

Lyka lightly cooks every recipe at 90°C — an optimal approach developed by our in-house Integrative Veterinarian, Dr. Matthew Muir alongside Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionists and our resident animal nutrition expert, James Prendergast.

This gentle cooking method helps:

  • Denature any harmful pathogens and minimise food-borne risk. We also use human-grade meat sourced as ethically and sustainably as possible.
  • Retain optimum moisture for maximum hydration.
  • Preserve maximum nutrients so your pup gets getting tip-top nutrition in every bite (and is tail-waggingly tasty!).

Lightly cooked food is especially beneficial for dogs with sensitive tummies — soothing their digestive tract while promoting a healthy gut and essentially, optimal overall health and wellbeing.

Good health starts with a healthy gut

It all starts with the gut microbiome — the trillions of microorganisms, like bacteria, and even viruses and fungi, that live in the gastrointestinal tract and create a strong and healthy digestive system. The more diverse the microbiome, the better!

On the flip side, an unbalanced microbiome can impact your pup’s gut, which brings on gassiness and stinky farts, along with digestive issues and poor immunity.

This is where diet comes in. You get out what you put in, and proper nourishment can play a huge role in your dog’s gut health.

Lyka’s gut-friendly recipes are formulated with fresh, human-grade ingredients that support good bacteria. Along with gut-boosting properties, our meals include prebiotic blends and essential nutrients designed to help boost the health of your pup and their microbiome.

Lyka: fresh, human-grade and nutritious

At Lyka, we’re on a mission to make “real food” the norm. This is why our recipes feature only wild-caught, grass-fed, or free-roam proteins: supported by locally sourced and mighty powerful, wholefood ingredients.

If we won’t eat it, we won’t serve it.

Made with human-grade wholefood ingredients, each of our six signature recipes is bursting with delicious and nutritious ingredients to get tongues and tails wagging!

Your pup deserves the best nutrition and Lyka is here to help you make that switch. Kick off your fresh food journey and order your first starter box today.

Lyka is attending the Dog Lovers Festival! Check out their Sydney and Melbourne stands to learn more about fresh food.

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