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WHY RAW FOODS?
Just like with our own foods, the more that ingredients are processed for transport, storage and consumption, the more they lose their original nutritional value.
As a rule, raw food diets are more easily and more thoroughly digested, allowing for greater absorption of nutrients, making them more readily available to the body. Even if your pet is not eating strictly 100% raw food, any raw as part of their diet adds value that canned or dry foods alone just can’t provide, including essential amino acids, natural probiotics and digestive enzymes.
Some pet owners choose to offer raw as a mixer with a dry food or fresh or dehydrated vegetables. But most raw food formulas are blended to create a complete and balanced diet for your pet right out of the package. They come frozen and packaged in convenient portions, ready to thaw and serve.
They help solve problems.
No one approach to nutrition is necessarily appropriate for all pets. And thoughtful review of ingredients and our pet’s individual condition is appropriate for deciding on any diet we may be considering, raw or otherwise.
We have countless examples of pets who have switched to raw and found relief from skin and coat problems, food-related allergies, chronic digestive issues, obesity, and general lethargy.
But your pet doesn’t have to have a problem to benefit from raw foods: thousands of cats and dogs thrive on a raw food diet, keeping them fit and healthy for a lifetime.
But are they safe...?
Despite what you may have heard or read on-line, yes, raw pet foods are safe.
Manufactured pet foods are convenient and widespread, but they’re a relatively new invention, less than 100 years old.
Cat and dog physiology, however, has been evolving for tens of thousands of years. Their digestive systems are well-suited to extracting nutrition from raw diets, while avoiding any potential pathogens that might be present.
Many of the raw pet food diets available are actually pasteurized using the same processes used in human food products, eliminating any risk of bacteria. Illnesses related to raw pet diets are extremely rare. In our own experience... none.
But the best protection against any food-bourne illness - whether pet food or human food - is common sense: clean your dishes and utensils when you’re finished, and wash your hands.