At IrRAWsistible, we believe in feeding dogs and cats a wholesome diet of species-appropriate foods. Fresh raw meats, offal, vegetables and fruits are highly digestible and will result in optimal nutritional absorption rates for your pets. Commercial kibble is cooked under high heat which destroys enzymes making it difficult to digest. High heat processed foods result in the destruction of natural vitamins which are replaced in their synthetic form in dry kibble foods. Commercially processed pet foods often contain high levels of grain. Dogs and cats have difficulty digesting grain products, and as such they pass through your animal with little to no nutritional impact. Many dogs and cats have grain-based allergies which often disappear when fed a species-appropriate raw diet.
Dogs and cats were designed to consume raw meat. Their digestive tracts and intestines are shorter and their stomachs have a high concentration of stomach acid. These biological factors make it more difficult for harmful bacteria to affect your pet. Pet owners should embrace the proper handling of raw meat products (counter surfaces, bowls, utensils, etc., should always be washed with warm soapy water).
Raw-fed dog and cat owners cite the following as the benefits of feeding raw: more energy, shinier coats, smaller stools, better breath, cleaner teeth (with the introduction of raw bones), weight management - leaner muscle, and a stronger immune system. Most dogs and cats transition to raw quickly and easily. However, some dogs and cats may experience loose stool and indigestion. If this occurs, add a digestive enzyme or probiotic to help in this transition. Cutting back on the raw and slowing the transition process down is advisable if this continues in the short term. Always consult your Veterinarian with any health related concerns.