Updated: Jun 16, 2021
Food has a significant impact on overall wellness for every member of our family, including our pets.
Processed Food Is A Major Contributor to Many Illnesses
Recent research has identified processed food as a major contributor to many illnesses including obesity, diabetes, and even cancer. We intuitively know that a healthy diet for us includes a variety of fresh, whole, minimally processed ingredients. It makes sense to extend this same principle to the dogs and cats we share our lives with.
A Diet Designed For What Canines and Felines Would Naturally Eat
A healthy diet is more than a list of nutritional information. The foods that our canine and feline companions are designed to eat are quite different from what we are feeding them today. Determining how real foods can help your pet thrive involves looking at what they are naturally designed to eat; muscle meats, organs, consumable bone, roots, berries, grasses, and sometimes even insects!
Easily Accessible Nutrients
Real food contains easily absorbed nutrients, and provides water content that is critical for digestion. Cats, in particular, are biologically designed to absorb water content from their food instead of from a water dish. An all kibble diet can lead to chronic dehydration in cats.
Cats and dogs can survive on many foods, but will thrive on natural, minimally processed, and species appropriate diet.
Noticeable Differences After Switching To Raw
Often pet parents notice vast health improvements after switching to raw regardless of breed, age, or activity level. These external improvements are also often signs of improved internal health.
Improved energy and vitality
Better weight maintenance
Smaller, less offensive stools
Cleaner teeth and better breath
Improvement in allergies
Shiny, odor-free skin and coats
And they love it!!!
These improvements are not anecdotal! They is a body of research for both pets and people that explains some of the changes we see in our pets health when we switch from a heavily processed dry diet to a minimally processed fresh diet! Check out some the research below.
Don't Take Our Word For It,
Also see our Research & Education page to read evidence based scientific information presented by studies and industry leaders.
Thomas Sandberg 1999 - 30 Year Study on the correlation between Giant Breed Dogs, Longevity and Food: https://llprf.org/a-study-that-changed-my-life/
Purdue University Study on Dietary Vegetable Consumption and Reduced Cancer Risk: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16013542
Dry Food and Feline Health: https://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2012/02/17/dry-food-wrong-for-cats.aspx
Fighting Cancer with Diet: https://www.ketopetsanctuary.com/resources/scientific-journal-articles/
Meat Diet Improves Well Being in Dogs: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28265505
University of Helsinki - The Dog Risk Project: 15 year ongoing study on the effects of raw food on cells and genes of dogs. It's extremely important to note that this is the only INDEPENDENT study on raw canine diets being done: https://www.dogrisk.com/in-english