Raw food for pets consists of uncooked meats, fruits and vegetables, as well as a balance of vitamins and minerals. These ingredients are carefully blended to provide optimum nutrition for your pet. One large difference between the raw meat used for pet food and what you might find at your grocer is that some raw foods like Primal have undergone a cold press/HPP safety step to eliminate the possibility of pathogens like salmonella.
When feeding raw food for your pet, Treats Unleashed recommends you know the three S’s – Source, Safety, and Schedule.
Safety: Serve in a non-porous dish, and clean all surfaces and wash hands after handling raw pet food.
Schedule: Raw foods are frozen solid when you purchase them. Do a bit of food prep and portion out meals into individual bags and plan ahead to properly thaw before serving.
Much like sushi, raw food isn’t for everyone. Want to discuss some raw options for your pet? Visit a Treats Unleashed shop to see what’s available for your pet with a pet food expert.