Raw as a part of an animal's diet in any fashion is beneficial. Even if it's only 10 percent of their daily diet or you are just adding raw goat's milk to your pet's food, it's the blend and balance that's important.
What are the Benefits of a Raw Diet?
- shinier skin and coat
- less dander
- smaller amounts of stool
- less stinky breath
- less water consumption
What is a Great Way to Feed Raw?Frozen food is a great way to start feeding raw to your pet. Our freezers here at the store run at negative 5 day and night so the food comes to us frozen and stays frozen until you get it home. If you plan to feed it within a couple days, it needs to go in your freezer as well as it needs to stay frozen. Dogs typically tolerate frozen food that is thawing in the fridge for five to six days, Cats are a bit more finicky. Once you thaw frozen food for your cat, they should consume it within probably the three day mark. You can thaw frozen products in some cold water or your fridge and reapportion it into smaller amounts or usable amount. So maybe for cats, that's a portion that is maybe two days worth. You can then refreeze the remainder and pull it out to thaw as needed.
What is a Good Portion Size?An 11- to 12-pound cat should be eating about 6 to 8 ounces a day so that's two small cans of cat food if you feed canned food. Dogs two years and older and fifty pounds would be eating a pound a day and a 100-pound adult dog would be eating two pounds a day
Is Raw a Complete Diet?
This can be also a tricky question. Depending on the company that you choose, we actually have lots of variety here at the store. We have complete diets, non-complete diet and then we also have raw bulk items or we have prey models which have no fruits or veggies. Some diets like Vital Essentials offer a complete diet but if you just add raw meaty bones such as chicken neck or back, or duck necks into a diet, that would not be complete.