Frequently asked questions
How long can the raw food sit out?
We regularly educate consumers to not leave raw meat diets unrefrigerated for long periods of time. If the meat is not going to be consumed right away, it should be stored in a container with a lid and placed in the refrigerator for no more than 24-48 hours
How do i switch to a raw diet?
Switching your pet to a raw diet is very straight forward. We advise all our new starters to miss a meal of their current food and to start the raw the following day. Starting with such proteins as chicken and tripe or turkey you can add a new protein every 5-7 days. It is always best to take things slowly and not to put too much variety into your pet to start. The diet should consist of red meat, white meat , fish, bones and offal which should be balanced over a two week period. As long as you are feeding a wide varied diet your pet will be getting all they need. We DO NOT recommend mixing raw with dry kibble as this can cause digestive issues due to the different digestive rates between raw and dry food. If your dog is initially unsure of the new raw food, DON'T WORRY and don't let them see you are worried. Give them 10 minutes to eat the meal and if they don't, remove, cover, refrigerate and then re-offer it to them again around 4 hours later. This can be repeated several times a day.
Arent bones dangerous?
Raw bones are fine to be fed to dogs. Raw chicken bones are a soft bone and will break easily for the dog to digest. The canine species has been eating bones for thousands of years, if they were dangerous they would have become extinct! A raw bone is highly nutritious, and easily digestible. NEVER feed cooked bones.
What are the benifits of raw dog food?
There are many reasons for choosing a Raw Diet, here are just a few of the potential health benefits: A reduction of general allergy symptoms. Cleaner teeth and fresher breath. Better weight control through improved digestion. Improved skin and coat due to a diet containing natural oils. Smaller and fewer stools generated by a more natural gut absorption which in turn creates a more fortified immune system. Superior liver function due to digestion of natural vitamin K. Improved pancreatic and bowel health, generating an all-round increase in energy and stamina levels, allowing greater mobility especially in older animals, thereby necessitating less trips to the vets and in so doing saving money all with a happier dog.
Is raw meat safe to feed my dogs?
Yes. Your pet is designed to eat raw food diets. They have shorter digestive tracts and their stomachs have a much higher acidity level than humans, which makes it easier for them to consume and thrive on a raw diet
Can i feed cooked bones
No! Cooked bones are brittle and splinter which can be dangerous. Raw bones are comparatively soft and flexible.
My pet doesnt drink as much since ive put them on a raw food diet.
Meat by nature is around 60-70% moisture. So it’s natural your pet won’t be desperately trying to quench it’s thirst like it would after a bowl of dry biscuits! This means the chance of kidney and bladder problems will be reduced as your pets will be flushing out their systems with all the extra water that is naturally in their food.
My pet hasnt had a poo in ages and its white and crumbly
This may suggest too much bone has been fed. Give a couple of totally boneless meals eg. Simply Tripe or Simply Prime Beef. We don’t advise the feeding of offal to counteract constipation as this may cause pieces of undigested bone to rush through the digestive system.