Frequently asked questions
Is a raw diet safe?
Yes, when the meat comes from 100% grass-fed animals and pasture-raised animals and is processed in a safe, clean facility. At home, store and handle with care as you would any meat. Dogs and cats have a natural ability to digest raw meat, and their stronger stomach acids can handle bacteria that ours can’t.
What’s wrong with dry or canned food?
In a nutshell, almost everything. Dogs and cats evolved to be predatory carnivores. When fed a diet of commercial, over-processed food, their health and vitality suffers and they are prone to a host of chronic degenerative diseases.
How do I transition my pet to raw food?
Slowly. Start with 10% raw and 90% old the first day after a short fast of 1/2 – 1 day. Everything tastes better when you are hungry! Increase the new raw food by 5% to 10% a day. Learn more here.
Why don’t all vets recommend a raw diet?
Traditional vet schools don’t focus on the role of diet in disease prevention; in addition, large pet food companies wield a lot of power in those schools. However, there are proactive and integrative wellness veterinarians recommending raw diets to their clients.
So why do so many people feed their pets kibble?
In a word, convenience. It’s easy and it seems economical – until you add up what you spend on vet bills later. The reality is, food is a complex energy source and, until recently, food has not been thought of as a critical part to thriving health.
What side effects are normal when beginning a raw diet?
Almost all animals experience a transient loose stool. It’s not a problem if this doesn’t happen, nor is it considered “getting sick.” It is simply part of the cleansing process. Once the diet is established, loose stool should subside.
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