This month our NoseWorthy gets real – meaning we’re all about real, raw food!
Kriser’s offers a handful of carefully curated raw food lines that are prepared as nutritionally balanced meals, in frozen or freeze-dried form. They blend in whole food supplements, fruits and veggies, so you know your pet is getting the very best!
WHAT IS A “RAW DIET”
Dogs and cats are carnivores by nature, so a raw diet is the most natural, biologically appropriate food source for them. Traditionally a raw diet, (sometimes called a “Bones and Raw Food”, or “Biologically Appropriate Raw Food” BARF plan) emphasizes raw meat, nutrient rich organs, bones, with some fruits and veggies and excludes filler ingredients like grain, corn, and soy. Many pet parents have found that this exact type of raw diet helps their furry friends stay happy and healthy, however preparing raw meals everyday may not be realistic for you. Still, we strongly recommend considering this type of diet, which is why we carry complete and balanced raw diets in varying convenient forms.
The items below are all Kriser’s Approved, and continue to meet our standards of high-quality ingredients, sourced from companies that we trust. These formulas add back valuable nutrients to their meals, which are often cooked out of traditional kibble or canned food, and make feeding raw and reaping its benefits easy! Even if it’s just a small addition to their regular diet.
NATURE’S VARIETY INSTINCT RAW FOODS
This is an excellent option for all natural, grain and gluten free, real raw nutrition. Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw is minimally processed to preserve the nutritional integrity of every ingredient. They start with 95% meat, organ and bone and mix it with just 5% fruits, veggies, and nutritional whole food supplements. Top it off with a touch of beneficial prebiotic fiber and you have a complete and balanced diet your dog will love at any age.
PRIMAL PET RAW FOODS
Primal Raw formulas are made using only the freshest, human-grade ingredients. Their poultry, meat and game are antibiotic and steroid free, without added hormones, and they incorporate certified organic produce, certified organic minerals and unrefined vitamins to fortify their complete and balanced diets. This combination of ingredients offers optimum levels of the amino acids (protein), essential fatty acids, natural-occurring enzymes, and necessary vitamins and minerals that are the building blocks for your dog or cat’s healthy biological functions.
Primal Raw formulas can also be found in a convenient freeze-dried form for those days you forget to thaw or if you plan to travel. They are the same exact formulas as what your pet is eating in raw, there’s just no need to thaw!
RAD CAT RAW FOODS
Rad Cat has gone the extra mile and formulated a raw food specifically designed with a cat in mind. True carnivores, cats require a high fat and protein diet WITHOUT the yummy fruits and veggies dogs love. Rad Cat removes unnecessary produce and focuses on high quality free-range, grass-fed and pasture raised meat and poultry. Paired with nutrient rich organs and minimal whole food supplements, Rad Cat is a cat approved, complete and balanced diet.
STELLA & CHEWY’S RAW FOODS
These delicious diets have a whopping 90-95% meat, organ and bone (the exact percentage depends on the particular protein), sprinkle in organic fruits and vegetables and are fortified with added vitamins, minerals and probiotics. Every batch of Stella & Chewy’s is manufactured using their patented SecureByNature® food safety process featuring HPP Processing to ensure no harmful bacteria is present in the final product. You can view your product’s safety results by simply visiting their website and typing in the lot code found on your bag!
Stella & Chewy’s Raw formulas can also be found in two convenient freeze-dried forms. Try their freeze-dried medallions for when you travel or forget to thaw, or their new Meal Mixers are perfect for topping off any diet with added raw nutrition! Again, they are the same exact formulas as what your dog is eating in raw, so there is no need to worry about transitioning.
Let us know what you think! And if you have any questions, stop by a Kriser’s store and speak with a Pack Member.