My friend just got a pup (aussieX) and a friend of hers told her to feed her pup the RAW diet because feeding kibble can cause a multitude of problems in dogs. The examples the friend gave were allergies, skin issues, bad teeth and fleas.
Fleas?! I couldn't stop laughing. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure a dog can't get fleas purely from eating kibble. There's only one way to get fleas (and about 100 ways to prevent them) and that's by being exposed to fleas. Kibble? No.
Half a week later and my friend and I are still giggling about it. BTW, she feeds her pup kibble. So far no fleas!
Some people ...
Sorry to stick my oar in but I understand that this is a particular problem with Turkey Herding Labradors.
I'm no expert but I have no doubt that others can confirm this.
I thought you could just get worms from raw stuff
I'm confused ... so you're saying that kibble causes fleas in Turkey Herding Labradors?
By merely eating commercial dog food a dog can get fleas? This is what the woman was saying. If a dog can get fleas from something other than fleas I'll admit I'm wrong, but I'll be surprised.
I am a raw feeder, and I don't buy that.
The idea is that raw promotes a healthier dog (THAT I do believe) and therefore fleas won't be attracted to them. I don't think fleas really care what their host is eating, personally.
I don't use flea prevention and still no fleas, but we live in a pretty low-risk area.
Baloo - 5 year old black lab
Peanut - 7 year old minpin
Monster - 3-ish year old frenchie/jack, rescue
I think maybe she meant what Baloo said...feeding a healthier diet (even a healthy kibble) helps as fleas are not as attracted to them.
Yep those Turkey herders are prone to them especially the breaded ones