Biologically, Species Appropriate, Real and Raw Food
Real food diets for our pets are based on whole foods, which means that they contain all parts of the animal or plant. This means no processed foods, no refined sugar or flour, no artificial ingredients, no preservatives, no additives, no GMOs, no pesticides, no hormones, no antibiotics, no growth hormones, no steroids, no gluten, no soy, no corn, no wheat, no yeast, no MSG, no hydrogenated oils, no trans fats, no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial sweeteners, no artificial colors, no artificial flavors, no chemical preservatives, no artificial anything.
Whether feeding young dogs or cats, puppies or kittens, or senior citizens, real biologically species appropriate raw food for our cats and dogs must include both muscle and organ meat. Muscle meat is the flesh located between the skin and bones of an animal. Organ meat includes the internal organs of the prey animal. You should feed more muscle meat than organ meat, and meat for most dogs and cats can have a high fat content, proportionately of course. This is due to their first energy system leveraging fat as the energy source. Frequent inclusion of a small portion of raw heart is good, especially for cats. Whether or not a wild carnivore eats the organs and stomach contents of a prey animal depends on personal preference and pack status, according to many experts. Even though organ meat is rich in nutrients, too much can upset nutritional balance and cause a loose stool. Feed it in smaller amounts than the muscle meat.
You may also add whole raw eggs to the meat portion of your pet’s meal a few times each week. Do not feed raw salmon unless it has tested free of salmon poisoning. Although some pet parents successfully feed raw pork, many animals find it difficult to digest. Feeding muscle meat in chunk form is best, but unfortunately this allows pets to shake off, or eat around, other important dietary ingredients. By feeding muscle meat in ground or minced form, such as the meals we offer, you will be able to thoroughly mix the other ingredients into the meal. Always feed meat that is fit for human consumption.
Raw meat, fish, and eggs provide the following species-appropriate array of nutrients – all in a form with high bioavailability:- amino acids and protein; enzymes; antioxidants; vitamins A, C, D, E, K, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, and B12; biotin; choline; folic acid; inositol; iodine; pantothenic acid; PABA; fatty acids; calcium; phosphorus; magnesium; iron; potassium; chromium; copper; manganese; selenium; sodium; sulfur; vanadium; zinc and coenzyme Q10.
Muscle meat is high in phosphorus, and low in calcium, hence we promote the inclusion of raw meaty bones in the diet. Not only do raw meaty bones offer a great nutrient profile, but they also supply good upper body and intestinal exercise. And, along with a proper body pH encouraged by eating raw food, they help keep teeth clean. Raw meaty bones provide nutritious marrow, amino acids / protein, essential fatty acids, fiber, enzymes, antioxidants, and a vast array of species-appropriate minerals and vitamins all in a usable form. Plus, they make pets happy!