What is raw nutrition?
Raw nutrition is an exciting alternative in feeding your dog or cat a highly palatable meal that provides complete, balanced nutrition. All-natural and made with high-quality meats, fruits and vegetables, raw pet foods are minimally processed so they contain natural enzymes for digestive health. All forms of raw dog food and cat food available at Petco contain ingredients chosen at the peak of freshness and are safe for your pet. Choose from frozen, freeze-dried or dehydrated depending on you and your dog or cat's preference. Some pets enjoy one type over another while others prefer a combination of raw food types.
- Highly palatable complete and balanced nutrition for dogs and cats of all life stages and breeds
- Easy to serve as a primary diet, supplement an existing diet or as part of a rotational diet
- Free of grains, gluten, corn, soy and chemical preservatives
- Available in a variety of proteins, including chicken, beef, lamb and more
Understanding different types of raw nutrition
Frozen raw: Our frozen diets consist of 95% meat, organs and bones and 5% fruits and vegetables that are uncooked and processed through a high-pressure, water-based technology called High Pressure Processing (HPP) to retain a high moisture content. Available as medallions, patties and bites in the freezer! Many of the frozen raw dog food and cat food formulas come in convenient trial-size bags.
Freeze-dried raw kibble: Processed through rapid freezing to remove 98% of the moisture for preservation. Available as meals and treats and coated on some grain-free kibble on the shelf!
Dehydrated raw kibble: Heat-processed to remove 98% of the moisture for preservation. Some brands recommend adding warm water before serving. Available as meals and treats and coated on some grain-free kibble on the shelf!
Why is raw great?
Petco carries a variety of raw nutrition choices that are ideal for feeding your pet a thoughtfully balanced natural diet. It's all part of our WholePets commitment in providing pet parents like you the options you're looking for in taking complete care of your pet. The raw dog food and cat food brands we carry have been substantiated as complete and balanced nutrition through the Association of American Feed Control Officials, Inc. (AAFCO) feeding trials.
Benefits include quality ingredients like meat proteins as the first ingredient and no unnecessary chemicals, preservatives or additives. You may also notice smaller, firmer stools, improved palatability, a lush, glossy coat and more. Try raw and see the difference for yourself!
As one of the fastest-growing segments in the pet food industry, raw dog food and cat food are becoming a favorite choice for many pet parents looking for new alternatives in feeding wholesome, natural nutrition. Plus, with more convenient ways to feed raw, including dehydrated and freeze-dried, it's easier than ever to keep your pet healthier and happier.
We can guarantee that if you and your pet are not 100% satisfied, we'll give you your money back! At Petco, we stand by the food we sell. It’s part of our ongoing commitment to provide for the complete health of your pet.
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How do I feed raw nutrition?
To feed frozen raw dog food or cat food, simply thaw and serve as a meal or as a complement to your pet’s dry or wet food. No preparation or cooking is needed. When transitioning your pet to a new food, do so gradually over a period of 7-14 days. Refer to the package for proper storage instructions. All forms of raw foods at Petco have an extended shelf life when stored properly. Always note expiration dates.
Shop raw dog food or cat food.*
*Frozen raw food is currently available in the freezer section in-store only.
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