Sea Salt vs Table Salt in Raw Dog Food

A while back a friend and I were having a healthy argument about salt and sea salt.  My friend is the nutritionally versed but not neurotic type of person.  He believes that there is a lot of hype out there and people are getting duped into spending more money on products because they are “Natural”.  I do not disagree with this.  The term natural is not regulated and can is now being put on just about every product.  I even saw an “All Natural” raw chicken breast at the grocery store that was clearly a cage raised bird dripping with hormones and antibiotics, but because they did not add any synthetic chemicals to it, it was “All Natural”.  Long store short… when my friend made fun of me for using sea salt vs. iodized table salt we got into it.  He insisted there was no difference in the two and was even able to pull up a website that even stated there was no difference. 

I knew there was a difference in the two because we use it in our raw dog food formulas and since dogs have no need for salt, it had to be in there for a nutritional reason.  At the time of the argument I was in the middle of cooking dinner and did not have the means or time to argue any further so I dropped it and quickly forgot about it until recently when I was at the store buying more salt and saw the sea salt right next to the table salt.  Like a flood the memory the argument came rushing back along with the answer…

Table salt is mined and processed to give it its fine texture and bright white color.  Sea salt is created through evaporation of salt water or salt deposits.  It contains more minerals then table salt and helps balance electrolytes.  It is also important to know that its not what is in sea salt that makes it better; its what is not in it.  Under US law, up to 2% of salt can have additives.  These are ingredients listed on the box and are usually for anti-clumping or whitening.

There is a minimal amount of sea salt in our raw dog food formulas and we use it for the minerals it provides.  

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  • My dogs LOVE their new food!! I used to feed them dry kibble and they would leave their food in the bowls for 2 days before they would eat. Now they wake me up in the morning ready to eat. They also have so much more energy, they act like they are puppies again. The customer service is awesome! Too bad all companies don't have this kind of service. I will continue to buy Steve's Real Food for my dogs.

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  • CONVENIENT, RELIABLE, DOGS LOVE THE FOOD I switched my dogs to a raw diet about 2 months ago. My older dog was panting a lot and he had a potato sized growth on his shoulder. The growth is now the size of an egg and his excessive panting has stopped. My younger dog was overweight despite the fact that she was very active and on a strict low calorie diet. She has slimmed down quite a bit.

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    10/22/2017
  • We were skeptical of feeding raw. Finally we decided to take the plunge. The first surprise was, my dogs loved it. And the goat milk yogurt is a complete hit! They all love it. We had one small issue with the shipping and after one email everything was taken care of. But now that it's been several months we have noticed many other things. None of my dogs chew on their feet anymore. None of my dogs have itchy flaky skin anymore. And they are all pretty and shiny with tons of energy.

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    8/12/2017
  • My dog was a picky eater and overweight. After 4 months of eating this raw diet he is almost at his recommended weight. I no longer have to coax him to eat by doctoring up his kibble. He eats the food as is and empties his bowl right away.

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    12/10/2017
  • I wanted to give a shout out to Tara at the corporate office. She really went above and beyond! I had several questions about switching my dog over to raw food and the transition that's involved. She met with me in person and took the time to listen and gave me some great suggestions/feedback to my questions. She shared what her own dog went through and how raw dog food helped. Tara made me feel comfortable and was so kind and thoughtful to take the time out of her busy day to be so helpful. My dog is LOVING the food and has been transitioning very smoothly. Thanks so much for being so awesome, Tara. It meant a lot to me and because of the experience I had and the kindness you showed to me, I will continue to be a grateful customer and will recommend Steve's to all my fellow dog moms and dads.

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