Getting Raw Food For My Pet
The right balance of meat, bone and greens is important and easy to achieve now that frozen minced meat and bone mixes are readily available and easily stored.
Meat And Bone
You can order packets of good quality frozen minced meat and bone mix, with or without vegetables, from Prize Choice, Natural Instinct or Honey's Real Dog Food. They will deliver a month's supply at a time. Most large pet shops also sell Prize Choice.
Frozen food should be allowed to defrost naturally at room temperature in a bowl, to preserve it's enzyme activity. Do not microwave!
Dogs and cats also need raw green leafy vegetables, liquidized or pulverized, mixed in with their minced meat and bone mix, as part of the 'grass soup' element. Dogs do well on about 1/3 veg to 2/3 meat and bone mix, whilst cats need about a teaspoonful of the pulverized greens.
Mixing Pet Plus in with this meat, bone and vegetable mixture will provide plenty of phytonutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, probiotics, prebiotics, fatty acids and enzymes to complete the grass soup.
RAW Meaty Bones
Chewing raw meaty bones (like raw chicken wings and drumsticks) and raw fibrous vegetables (like carrots and broccoli stalks) 3 - 4 times a week helps to keep their teeth clean and provides entertainment and satisfaction. Dogs and cats love to chew!
Never give cooked bones as they are brittle, so can break into sharp splinters. They are also indigestible, causing constipation and obstruction.
Raw fruit can be given as snacks between meals, but it best not to mix it in with their meat as it would be difficult to digest such a combination. The grape family has been associated with poisoning in dogs so avoid grapes, raisins, currants and sultanas.
And To Drink?
An unlimited supply of fresh, chemical-free water is essential. Naturally, they would choose to drink fresh running water from a stream, so we need to filter the chemicals out of our tap water and give them a plentiful, fresh supply every day.