Join the Raw-volution
Add some raw to your pets bowl and see revolutionary results!
Why feed raw?
Dogs and cats evolved eating a raw diet of fresh meat and some plants. Raw food is the least processed and most natural food available, and packs a nutritional punch, offering vitamins and minerals in their natural state, enzymes for digestion, and plenty of intra-cellular moisture.
Feeding biologically appropriate raw food to your dog or cat can result in some amazing benefits. You may notice more energy, a leaner body with better muscle tone, healthier skin and coat, sweeter breath, and your pet’s stools will be firmer and smaller. You’ll notice improvements quickly, and the benefits will last a lifetime.
What about bacteria like E. coli and Salmonella?
Our pets’ bodies are well-equipped to deal with bacteria that are harmful to humans since their natural diet is teeming with bacteria. Their short digestive tract means that food moves through the body quickly, and their highly acidic stomach juices help neutralize any bacteria present. A healthy dog or cat with a normal immune system should have no problems regarding bacteria.
Raw food choices abound
Frozen raw diets are highly palatable and the least-processed option available. They are available in nuggets, patties, chubs and scoopable containers.
Freeze-dried raw is as easy to feed as kibble, and makes a great addition to any existing diet.
Dehydrated raw meals require only water to form a complete and nutritions home-prepared meal.
Many raw foods use High-Pressure Pasteurization (HPP), a non-thermal pasteurization process that removes disease-causing bacteria with only minimal effect on the nutritional qualities, taste, sight or smell of the food. Raw foods that have undergone the HPP process can be a good option for pets with compromised immune systems.
Can I feed both raw and cooked foods?
Absolutely! Many people feed a combination of raw and cooked foods for convenience and budgetary reasons. While canned and dry foods don’t match the benefits of raw food, they offer a nice alternative for traveling and boarding, for maximizing your budget, or just for a change of pace. You may choose to mix raw with your pet’s other food or offer them at separate times. Be aware that some sensitive animals have a more difficult time digesting raw mixed with kibble, but do fine with raw mixed with canned—it all depends on the individual animal. Whether you go all raw, 50/50, or offer it just a few times per week, your pet will benefit.
Tips for switching your dog to a raw diet:
• Start with a protein source your dog is already eating, such as turkey or beef.
• Gradually add a scoop or a few nuggets or a meatball to your dog’s current diet over the course of a few days. You will likely find that you will need to feed less kibble than previously so pay close attention to your dog’s weight.
• Add a digestive aid, such as enzymes, pumpkin, or probiotics to each meal to ease the transition.
Tips for switching your cat to a raw diet:
• Put your cat on a meal schedule of 2-3 meals daily, picking up any uneaten food in between.
• Consistently offer a small amount of raw food alongside regular food.
• Warm the raw food in a baggie in warm water prior to feeding.
• Offer bribes with the raw food, such as 1-2 favorite treats.
• As your cat samples the raw food, gradually increase the amount of raw food you offer while decreasing other food.
Try some free samples
Stop in any All The Best store for specific suggestions about switching your dog or cat to raw food, and take home some samples to try.