The only things she hunts are squeaky toys, but your little carnivore still has primal instincts. Raw food is the most natural food source for dogs and cats because it closely resembles what their ancestors ate. Frozen raw food consists of a nutritionally balanced mixture of raw ingredients that’s been ground, formed into pre-measured portions, and flash frozen.
Worried that your pets will have trouble adjusting? No need. Their little bodies don’t have as much time to digest food as ours do, so raw food actually allows them to assimilate nutrients faster. Plus raw food isn’t cooked at all, so it contains the maximum level of nutrition. If you need proof, just check their poops. They’ll be the smallest you’ve ever seen. Raw food contains 70-80% moisture by volume (necessary for older pets who don’t up get up enough to drink water), 10-20% crude protein, and 5-15% crude fat.
Preparation is simple: just thaw overnight in the fridge and serve. If you’re not into planning ahead, you can buy raw food that thaws in just 5 minutes. Whatever you choose, your pup will be thrilled. Almost all dogs are huge fans of raw food. As always with cats, you may have to try a little harder to get them interested. Still, it’s an ideal diet for their needs. Lastly, raw food is raw (duh), so be sure to wash your hands thoroughly after handling. A stainless steel bowl is best for raw food because it’s easy to keep clean, and don’t forget to wash it after each meal.