Raw Fooding for Cats and Dogs
We discuss various topics on Raw Food for Pets here. The raw diet is about fooding your fur kids as Mother Nature intended to maintain your pet's optimum health, longevity and reproductive capabilities. The food we stock and supply has not been cooked, so all of the natural enzymes remain intact, retaining maximum values of nutrients. Uncooked and unheated, our range of raw dog & cat food is formulated with human-grade meat as the first ingredient.
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Muscle meat, organ meat, ground bone, vegetables and essential supplements; retaining all natural enzymes and maximum values of nutrients. Learn more about raw feeding and the pet cuisine we supply;- easy and complete, nothing to add, just thaw and serve.
One can rightfully ask: why raw and not kibble? Pet parents are asking that every day, and some are coming to the realization that while their fur kids may be doing well, they could be doing better. This is one of the reasons pet parents switch their pets if their pets do not have some major health problem. They switch because they believe their dogs or cats can have better quality lives if they are fed a raw diet.
Browsing through our site, you will realise that this notion is widely unfounded. Unfortunately, this premise - based on nothing but phenotypic differences in canines depending on region and utility - has been used by both commercial grain-based pet food companies and other raw-promoting people to create “designer diets" that can be quite unsound in regards to nutrition. We discuss this topic in more detail.
The availability of many good-quality premium grain-based kibble diets makes raw unnecessary, this may seem fairly logical at first glance. After all, there are some rather high-quality foods on the market today, is there not? We discuss the topic in greater detail.
The insinuation here is that because there is "no scientific research" performed by institutions like the American Veterinary Medicine Association (AVMA), raw diets should not be fed, or so many of the raw diet rabid opponents would lead the discussion with this argument. We discuss this topic in more detail.
While the majority of pet parents and guardians feed a commercial grain-based kibble or canned food, many pet parents today are looking for healthier options. A raw (or whole or natural) food-based diet is one approach that has grown in popularity over the last decade, but along with this growing popularity has come growing controversy regarding the benefits of feeding a raw diet. We discuss some of these topics here.
We discuss our and society's pathological fear of bacteria, how it applies (or not) to raw feeding, in this article. First and foremost, it is important to understand that we take all topics of health risk extremely seriously, as our (Dawn & myself) risk of exposure is 1000% greater than any of our pet parents or their fur kids. We work with the food every day of our lives, have two adorable mutts as kids, so it is extremely important that we understand, research, and be informed ourselves. We also believe that informed pet parents can make informed decisions, so without seeing to be fuelling societies pathological fear of the unknown, these fears also apply to us.
The concept of raw diets for pets are not new. Before the introduction of kibble and other convenient commercial offerings, feeding human food bits to pets was part of the common kitchen routine. The philosophy behind a natural diet is simplicity. By natural we mean bio-appropriate and bio-available. A diet that fits our pets' true nutritional requirements. Simple raw animal protein, a small amount of minced bone for calcium and phosphates, natural non-synthetic minerals and vitamins, and a small amount of carbs specifically for your fur kids. By "raw", we paraphrase "Restoring Animal Wellness"! These concepts "re-developed" themselves over the last 30 years due to the public awareness created by Dr. Billinghurst and Dr. Lonsdale, both international thought leaders in canine and feline nutrition.