When we ask people if they’ve considered raw food for their pet, we get that funny look back at us. Yes, we do mean uncooked foods, the same ones our dog and cat ancestors have thrived on for centuries.We are a civilized culture, and we have civilized our pets. Some go everywhere with us. Some sleep with us at night. They are, essentially, our four-legged kids. We can’t imagine feeding one of our kids raw food.
But, if you are open minded, look at feeding raw as the best way to keep your four-legged kid happy and healthy. The advantages of feeding raw is that your pet is getting a “species appropriate” diet. This means they are getting what nature intended them to have in order to sustain life to its fullest.
William Pollak D.V.M – “In the wild, no one cooks for the coyote or wolf; no one brushes their teeth. Their foods are raw and unprocessed…
Dr. Don E. Lundholm, D.V.M. – “We are seeing disease conditions in animals that we did not see years ago. Many of these may be traced to nutrition as the source…”
It’s simple, our dogs and cats were never meant to eat a cooked food diet. Man is the only animal on the planet that suffers from degenerative diseases, other than the animals that they feed. In other words, when we feed foods to animals that are not what nature intended them to eat, eventually disease will follow. Nowadays, the vet offices flourish in the light of feeding mostly cooked or processed foods.
Some of the benefits of a raw food diet for your cat or dog are:
- Fewer allergies or controlled allergy symptoms
- Lush, glossy coat and healthy skin for less shedding
- Smaller, firmer stools for less backyard cleanup
- Healthy teeth and gums for better breath
- Increased energy to support vitality and health
While dogs are notorious scavengers and have adapted to eating a variety of meats, grains, fruit and veggies, cats are true carnivores. They do far better on a high meat based diet. They actually get most of the moisture needed from the foods they eat. Cats that are on only dry foods often develop health issues.
If you would like to find out more about the raw diet, come in and see us. We are here to help. We can provide information and show you some of our products, and let you decide if this is right for you and your pet.
At Beastie Boutique, you will find several varieties of raw; two from local sources and one national brand. Most of these raw foods are conveniently packaged to make feeding raw very easy. Most, also, contain a complete balanced meal for your pet, meaning they have bone and organ meat ground up into it for complete nutrition. One of our companies even offers a one pound trial size of their product so you can try them out.
If you don’t want to feed a raw diet, please see us for the next best thing. a couple of the most important nutrients, enzymes and probiotics are missing from all cooked diets. That makes these diets incomplete and not balanced.
We have the proper enzyme and probiotic supplements that will help your pet get the most out of whatever diet you choose.