BENEFITS OF A RAW DIET
Common ailments that can benefit from a raw diet
- Itchy Skin
- Yeasty Ears & Feet
- Body Odour
- Foul Breath
- Picky Eaters
Is a Raw Diet affordable?
Feeding a balanced Raw Diet is comparable in cost to premium kibble. Depending on the pet’s dietary needs and your budget, there are many affordable options for feeding a balanced, Raw Diet.
If your pet is suffering from one of the common ailments, you may also want to factor in the cost of vet bills. If your pet’s food is causing ear infections or UTIs, the medical costs can significantly increase your monthly spend.
Is a Raw Diet safe?
Raw Diets are safe, providing you purchase quality* meat from a reputable source** and follow safe food handling procedures. You should handle a Raw Diet the same way you handle your own raw chicken breast. Wash your hands, clean surfaces, and wash your pet’s dishes to reduce the risk of bacteria being spread in your home. It is important to note that commercial pet food has the same bacteria risks and that handling of these diets should require the same procedures.
*Note: When selecting a ground Raw Diet, make sure you know what ingredients are being used. Some manufacturers use inferior ingredients to save costs, but these unbalanced diets do not benefit your pet. If the price is too good to be true, it likely is.
**Note: A reputable supplier will flash-freeze the Raw Food within 48 hours of slaughter for a minimum of 72 hours to ensure food safety. For this reason, we do not recommend grocery store meat products and we urge caution with butcher shops. All of Domestic Carnivore suppliers follow these guidelines to ensure your pet’s safety.
Is a Raw Diet convenient?
The raw pet food industry has made many advances in recent years to improve the convenience of feeding a natural diet. We offer convenient formats to suit your lifestyle or freezer limitations. Feeding raw can be as time effective as kibble, but with the added benefit of a species appropriate diet.
Is a Raw Diet right for my pet?
A Raw Diet is great for dogs and cats of all ages and sizes. Whether your pet is 8 weeks or 8 years old, they can benefit from eating a species appropriate diet.