Many pet owners are turning to a raw meat and vegetable diet as a healthy, natural alternative to the more processed cooked foods that have become the standard canine and feline diets. We believe that animals thrive on a diet that mimics what Mother Nature would provide them in the wild. Although dogs and cats have been domesticated for thousands of years, it is only in the last sixty to seventy years that commercially processed dry and canned foods have become the standard.
Even the highest-quality dry and canned foods are nutritionally lacking, compared to a diet composed of raw meat and bones, fresh whole fruits, and vegetables. Meals more closely approximating the diet of a wolf or wild cat help ensure that our pets are getting a species-appropriate diet that will support a long life in good health.
Pre-made raw diets are complete and balanced with a full spectrum of vitamins, minerals and trace nutrients that meet the AAFCO minimum nutrient levels. They come in a wide variety of brands with many unique protein sources. We carry Nature’s Variety, K9 Natural, Primal, Stella & Chewy’s, Rad Cat, and Tucker’s
No one diet is appropriate for every individual animal. Pets with depressed or compromised immune systems are often not good candidates for raw diets, as their bodies are not equipped to deal with the bacteria found in raw meats like healthy animals are. The most important thing, however, is feeling comfortable and confident in whatever you choose to feed your pet, raw or not. As with any pet food, make sure that the ingredients used are high quality and human grade, and aim for balanced nutrition and variety.