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WHAT IS A RAW FOOD DIET FOR DOGS?

Considering a raw food diet for your dog? Raw nutrition is 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.

What is in a raw dog food diet:

Quality raw dog foods should contain ingredients chosen at the peak of freshness and are safe for your pet. Quality raw nutrition is:

  • Free of grains, gluten, corn, soy and chemical preservatives
  • Available in a variety of proteins, including chicken, beef and lamb
  • Highly palatable complete and balanced nutrition for dogs of all life stages and breeds
  • Easy to serve as a primary diet, supplement an existing diet or as part of a rotational diet

Types of raw dog foods

Frozen: A quality frozen raw dog food diet 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 in medallions, patties and bite-sized, many also come in convenient trial-size bags.

Freeze-dried. Freeze-dried raw dog kibble is processed through rapid freezing to remove 98% of the moisture for preservation. Available as meals and treats and coated on some grain-free kibble.

Dehydrated. This raw dog kibble is heat-processed to remove 98% of the moisture for preservation. Some brands recommend adding warm water before serving. Available as meals, treats and coated on some grain-free kibble.

Why should I feed my dog a raw food diet?

As one of the fastest-growing segments in the pet food industry, a raw dog food diet is becoming a favorite choice for many pet parents looking for new alternatives in feeding wholesome, natural nutrition.

Benefits include quality ingredients like meat proteins as the first ingredient and no unnecessary chemicals, preservatives or additives. You may also notice that your dog develops a lush, glossy coat.

How do I feed raw nutrition?

No preparation or cooking is needed. Simply thaw or otherwise serve per package instructions. Be sure to thoroughly wash your pet's food dishes after meals. Immediately discard any remaining food. Refer to the package for proper storage instructions and check expiration dates.

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