The Benefits of Raw Pet Food

Did you know that the raw food sector is the fastest growing division in the pet food market? More people are finding out that just like unprocessed foods in human diets benefit them by improving their overall health, immunity, and vitality, so does raw food for their pets. Check out some of the amazing benefits that raw foods have on your pets.

Improved Digestion

The digestive system of pets like cats and dogs is much shorter than humans, which means their bodies have less time to absorb nutrients. They’re designed to digest raw meat and bones from prey found in the wild, and not grains or fillers present in many kibble foods. Unprocessed foods, like those found in raw pet diets, deliver the maximum amount of absorbable nutrients and healthy bacteria for your pet’s overall wellness. Additionally, pets do not have the enzyme amylase that is required to digest grains. When feeding a pet a grain-filled diet, their body has to work extra hard to process the grain and cor. Long-term stress on the pancreas can create toxic bacteria in the lower bowel that can cause liver and kidney problems.

Better Dental Hygiene

Periodontal issues are one of the most common reasons for trips to the vet, and it is often caused by bacterial growth from eating starchy kibble which sticks to the teeth. This means a sticky film of carbohydrates sticks to the teeth leading to pets with bad breath, sore gums, plaque build-up, and even requiring painful tooth extractions. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats will exhibit some stage of gum disease by two years of age. Raw pet food does not contain starches and processed fats, which means the saliva is able to break food down so it doesn’t stick to the teeth.

Stronger Immune System

Have you ever wondered why wolves and wild dogs appear stronger and have fewer health problems compared to domestic dogs? This is primarily due to the diet. Raw foods are rich in fatty acids and immune-boosting nutrients. Raw vegetables have vitamins and antioxidants in their natural and absorbable form. While kibble manufacturers try to replace them with artificial additives, they only succeed in making the nutrients harder to absorb.

A Healthy Skin and Coat

About 40% of the protein a pet ingests goes into their coat and skin. A grain-based diet means that they do not have the necessary amount of proteins to grow a healthy and shiny coat. Better nutrition from raw foods implies that there is a minimum to no shedding of your pet’s hair which results in a shiny and healthy coat.

Better Muscle Tone and Healthier Bone Structure

Intake of a diet rich in proteins will help your pet develop healthier muscles, skin, and joints. This is unlike the alternative which is only rich in carbohydrates which can contribute to pet obesity. Puppies raised on raw are shown to have fewer bone problems in their later years. Most of the calories in raw are from meat which has a high protein, low carb content which promotes a healthy growth rate. Later in life, pets will benefit from the high levels of Omega-3’s, and experience less inflammation and ease joint problems such as arthritis

Reduced Allergies

Common symptoms of allergies in pets include constant itching and/or discharge from the eyes. Many pets are allergic to grains and fillers in kibble. Feeding a raw diet eliminates these allergens from their diets. Adding raw goat milk to the diet further boosts their immunity which consequently reduces allergies.

Smaller and Less Smelly Waste

As the digestive enzymes in pets are better suited for raw foods, they are able to absorb more of the food’s nutrients and subsequently, there is less waste excreted. You will notice stools are smaller, firmer, and devoid of super-smelly odor that occurs due to the incomplete or improper digestion of processed foods.

Ask Your Local Pet Store for Steve’s Real Food

The increase in pet diseases such as cancer, kidney disease, digestive issues, obesity, constipation, and so on could be attributed to the highly processed commercial pet foods due to their inferior quality. Steve’s Real Food uses only ingredients that are 100% bioavailable for your pet. This means that everything put in it can be digested and all the nutrients can be used. Feeding your pet foods from Steve’s Real Food will ultimately result in fewer trips to the vet and a happier, healthier pet.

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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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    Kelley Dillon
  • 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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    Trish C
  • 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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    Denise Moitoza
  • 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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    Carrie Thompson
  • 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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