Frozen Raw Food formulas are arguably the closest in texture that you can get to feeding your pet raw meat, but they offer different safety precautions that you can't find in raw meats from the grocery store. Although your dog or cat is domesticated, they both originate from meat eaters. Because of this, it's important that the diet you're feeding your pet contains enough meat.
Although you can find kibbles with high concentrations of meat, the meat your pet is eating does not contain anywhere near the amount of nutrients that they would be getting from raw meats. This makes it more difficult for your pet to be able to thrive off of simply their kibble alone.
Both you and your pet benefit from raw feeding. Some benefits include:
- Clean, healthy teeth
- Better Digestion
- Radiant coat
- Flake-free and itch-free skin
- Allergy relief
- Odorless breath and body
- More energy
- Decreased visits to the vet
- Less poop
One concern that most people have about raw pet food diets is the belief that the consumption of raw meat will make their pet sick. While this may be true for humans, dogs and cats are different. Dogs and cats both have short, acidic digestive tracts that allow them to digest raw diets and absorb the maximum amount of nutrients that these diets offer.
Additionally, many frozen raw pet foods are made using a purification process called HPP, or High Pressure Processing. HPP is a natural process, recognized by both the FDA and the USDA, that uses water pressure to kill pathogens and harmful bacteria. This means that you can be confident that the raw diet that you're feeding your pet is 100% safe. Paw Naturals carries the following HPP Raw Food Brands: Primal (dog & cat), Nature's Variety (dog & cat), Stella & Chewy's (dog & cat), and Tucker's Raw (dog).
Visit us in-store today for a free nutrition consultation, and check out the brands that we have to offer!