Thinking of joining the Rawnivore Tribe but don’t know where to start? You’ve come to the right place! We’re firm believers that feeding a raw food diet is the best option for your pet and we see it change lives every day. The brands we carry go above and beyond with their quality and safety standards to ensure that you feel confident feeding them to your pet. These food brands are each unique in their own way, but all align with our mission to inspire healthy pet lifestyles. Learn about these four brands and choose what’s best for your Rawnivore!
As a small family-owned company from San Francisco, California, Smallbatch was created to produce the freshest pet food that mimics your animal’s natural eating habits. They pride themselves in creating “Made to Order” products with ingredients that are naturally sourced from local farms and ranches who share their same values. Smallbatch ensures they are providing the best with a GAP rate. This means they use a 5 step Animal Rating program that continuously improves the lives of farm animals step-by-step. This provides farm animals with health and productivity, natural living, and positive emotional wellbeing that ultimately provides our pets with free-range, hormone and antibiotic free meats that have been raised with high welfare standards. We love that Smallbatch is local and avoids mass production, giving your pet a fresh and completely raw meal every time.
Founded by a concerned pet owner that tried a raw food diet as a last resort and saw immediate results, Primal Pet Foods focuses on offering a diet close to what an animal would consume in the wild. They use the industry’s best practices, such as responsibly sourced ingredients from USDA-inspected facilities, and take it even a step further with a “test and hold” process. This process tests every batch before sending to stores to ensure that all products test negative for harmful bacteria. This way, it’s safe to assume your pet is receiving the highest quality of ingredients essential for a longer and happier life.
Primal also offers a wide array of ingredient options, putting variety back into your pet’s bowl! They use both wholesome, 100% USDA edible-grade meats and certified organic produce to offer an assortment of foods animals would unpredictably catch in the wild. This way, they’re receiving different nutrients various foods can provide. Primal makes sure that whatever the protein source lacks in nutrients is made up for by adding complimentary fruits and veggies. Each formula is different based on the protein. We’re Primal fans because with variety and elevated safety standards, you can’t go wrong !
3. Stella & Chewy's
As thousands of pet owners experienced their animals getting suddenly ill during the 2007 Pet Food Recall, Stella & Chewy’s was founded to make raw nutrition widely available and convenient. With the highest meat content of all the raw brands we carry, they value and prioritize safety extensively. They created and implemented their own patented food safety system, known as “SecureByNature™” Food Safety Process, to ensure each of their products is void of harmful bacteria. They do this by using their own patented type of HPP, where each product is cold-pressed using the same amount of water pressure found at the bottom of the ocean. With this amount of pressure, harmful bacteria cannot survive. We admire this company for exceeding safety requirements, while giving your pets something they naturally crave.
4. K9 Natural
Based in Christchurch, New Zealand, K9 Natural was founded by a former British Police dog handler who wanted to reward his pets’ loyalty by providing the best diet possible. For pets, an ideal diet is how they receive it in the wild – natural, organic, and raw. This is what you call a prey diet, feeding off prey and some vegetation. It’s one of the healthiest ways to feed dogs and cats, providing them all the nutrients they need for a long and happy life. K9 Natural offers this type of diet, using only sustainable, free-range, and grass-fed ingredients to best match how pets would receive it in the wild.
With all ingredients sustainably sourced from the clean, green pastures or pristine waters of New Zealand, K9 Natural ensures high standards and safety for our pet’s daily meals. New Zealand is known for being one of the strictest countries in the world when it comes to food regulations, for both human and animal consumption. This country also has a strong supply of safe raw materials, perfect for an animal’s diet. New Zealand’s reliability of ingredients, especially meat-based, makes K9 Natural stand out from many food brands in that they are safely sourcing - down to their location. We love K9 Natural for their unique recipes and sustainable sourcing.
Like Healthy Spot, these brands were founded by concerned pet owners who took initiative to provide pets with the best products and services. It’s passion and love that continue to push these wonderful companies to better guide and provide an appropriate raw food diet for our pets. Together with Smallbatch, Primal, Stella & Chewy’s, and K9 Natural, Healthy Spot strives to continuously expand the movement for our pets to live a happy and longer life. Ready to try out these 4 brands that support a raw food diet? Stop by your local Healthy Spot today!