Common Raw Food Questions and Information
Why are some Veterinarians PRO raw food and others against it?
Mostly is a lack of research on raw food. Veterinarians feel there is a risk with salmonella and your pet or the food not being balanced with appropriate organs.
With a little bit of research, you and your family are more likely to get salmonella from your fruits, vegetables, or meat by your grocery store VS. your pet catching it from raw food. Dogs and Cats have a very acidic stomach that is entire purpose is to digest raw food.
"Why do (some) veterinarians continue to warn pet owners that raw pet food is “dangerous” and a “public health risk” when in no uncertain terms, raw meat in your grocery poses a significantly higher risk?
The facts are: any raw meat has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The same risk applies to lettuce, flour, melons, peanuts…and cat and dog poop.
Common sense – wash your hands, surfaces and kitchen tools after handling/preparing ANY raw food and picking up after your pet.
If you want to provide your pet with a raw pet food, don’t let the fear tactics of some stop you. Human grade ingredient raw pet food is no more of a risk to bring into your home than chicken, lettuce and/or melons purchased from your grocery. (The same cannot be said of feed grade ingredient raw pet food or any style of feed grade ingredient pet food.)
Human grade raw pet food means that all ingredients (including supplements) are human edible and the pet food is manufactured under USDA inspection. The pet food manufacturer is not allowed to disclose this information on the label, pet owners will need to call or email their manufacturer to ask.
What’s actually “dangerous” is an unfounded bias against one style of pet food by so many of authority. What’s certainly dangerous is any feed grade ingredient pet food that is openly allowed by all regulatory authorities to violate federal food safety laws. Pet feeds that are allowed – with no warning or disclosure to the pet owner – to contain diseased animal material and meat ingredients sourced from non-slaughtered animals…that’s what is dangerous and a public health risk.
If you would like more research on this question I recommend www.therealtruthaboutpetfood.com
How is RawRaw Food Different from other Raw food brands?
-The Meats that we use are human grade.
-Our recipes are mixed with 3 different meat proteins vs. one meat protein per meal.
-We do not add any fillers for example fruits or/and vegetables.
-You get more for your money. Since you are not paying for added fillers or water diluted raw food.
-You will notice that our raw food is thick compared to other raw food brands.
-Rawraw price per pound is less than most if not All raw food brands out there.
- We have been in the raw food business for 10 years. We have been supplying dog/cat breeders and we are now open to the public.
How much Raw food should I buy for my pet?
2% to 3% to maintain present weight.
Adjust accordingly if your dog or cat is overweight or too skinny.
Puppies and kittens feed 2-3% of their projected adult weight divided into 3 meals daily up to 6 months of age.
6 months to 1 year: 2 meals daily.
Over 1 year: 1 meal daily for dogs. Cats 2 meals daily
Remember, you know your dog or cats ideal weight and condition, adjust accordingly.
In summary for 10LB its 4oz.
How do i care for the Raw food I Received?
All meat is to be kept frozen until day of use. Our meat is packaged in 1LB containers, to facilitate care and defrosting as easy as possible.
How do I feed the raw food?
Defrost the raw food by moving it from the freezer to the fridge the night before and feed by next day. You do not need to warm it up and please do NOT cook it.