Raw Food for Pets

Raw Food Diets for Pets

Raw Food for Pets

What is a raw food diet?

  • A raw food diet consists of fresh, uncooked meats mixed with a small amount of fruits, vegetables and a source of calcium, such as raw bone, to create a complete and balanced diet that will meet a dog or cat’s optimal nutrition needs.

Won’t my pet get sick from bacteria in raw meat?

  • When handled and prepared properly, a raw diet is perfectly safe for dogs and cats with normally functioning immune systems.

How can that be?

  • Dogs and cats are carnivores that descended from the grey wolf and the African wild cat, respectively. As such, they share the same nutritional needs.
  • With shorter digestive tracts and a higher acid content in the gut than the human digestive system, domesticated dogs and cats are designed to consume raw meat and eliminate organisms that would pose a threat in the human body, just like the wolf and the wildcat do.

It sounds like a lot of work to prepare. How do I feed a raw diet to my pet?

  • Feeding a raw food diet is made very simple and safe through the use of commercially prepared raw foods, such as Stella & Chewy’s Raw Food patties or medallions, Steve’s Real Raw Food, and Primal patties or nuggets. These diets are complete and balanced which means they contain all the ingredients, vitamins, and minerals your pet requires for optimal health and nutrition, far beyond that of any processed food.
  • To feed, remove a serving of raw food from the freezer and place in the refrigerator to thaw. Once thawed, place the serving in your pet’s dish and watch them devour. It’s that simple!

Can I get sick from feeding my pet raw food?

  • Raw food diets should be handled in the exact same manner as you would handle raw meats that you might prepare for your own consumption. In fact, the meats in the raw food diets we offer are of the same grade as those you would purchase for yourself at the grocery store.

https://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2013/04/01/raw-food-diet-part-1.aspx

https://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2013/04/08/raw-food-diet-part-2.aspx

* This page is for basic technical information only.  We encourage you to continue your own research on these subjects.

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