With the New Year comes resolutions, where we embrace clean diets and embark on a health journey we hope lasts throughout the year. As you cut out junk and processed foods from your diet, consider transitioning your dog or cat to a new diet to be healthier together! Because our pets are natural carnivores, Healthy Spot started with raw pet foods in mind. While a kibble diet may be a good solution for some pets, a biologically appropriate raw food diet offers many more benefits.
Transitioning your pet to a frozen raw food diet can help set them on the path to their healthiest and happiest lifestyle. A complete and balanced raw diet for dogs or cats will fuel them with the protein and nutrients they need to help them thrive and keep their energy elevated for years to come! Plus, raw food serves our pets even more incredible benefits, including:
🐾 Helping to reduce the risk of serious health conditions
🐾 Supporting a more active lifestyle
🐾 Improving skin and coat health
🐾 Helping to prevent tartar buildup and more!
(Plus, it feels great knowing your pet is eating food made with ingredients that you can pronounce!)
NOT SURE WHERE TO START WITH FROZEN RAW FOOD? CHECK OUT SOME OF OUR IN STORE RECOMMENDATIONS:
- Primal Raw Frozen Pronto offers real whole-food nutrition that thaws in minutes and comes in a convenient, bite-sized, easy-to-portion format—just scoop and serve! This food's high-quality protein and certified organic produce make for a highly digestible diet that supports maximum nutrient absorption for pups of all ages.
- Stella & Chewy’s believes our pets thrive on pure, simple and minimally processed food. Their frozen raw dinner patties provide pups a complete and balanced meal crafted with appropriate levels of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients with added taurine. Plus, it supports healthy digestion, vibrant skin and coat and increased stamina.
Smallbatch utilizes local and sustainable sourcing to provide your pet with the very best in raw feeding. Their raw diets are crafted with limited-ingredient, single-protein formulas to ensure the freshest and most nutritious raw meals your pet will love! Plus, the essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids they use in their recipes always come from organic wholefood sources.
Once you’ve decided to transition your pet to a raw food diet, it’s important to learn proper safety protocols. Our friends at Primal Pet Foods put together some easy tips to help you safely handle raw pet food at home.
KEEP YOUR KITCHEN CLEAN
Serve and prepare your pet’s food on clean dishware, as you would yourself. Keep food bowls and surfaces clean by washing them with hot soapy water after every meal.
MAKE SOME FREEZER SPACE
Frozen raw food must stay frozen until it’s ready to be served. No thawing should occur until your raw food is ready to be served. Ensure raw food is fully thawed before serving.
Make sure to follow the guidelines for how much raw food you should feed your pet, as shown on the bag. PRO-TIP: To cut down on prep time, try dividing portions into freezer-safe containers that can easily be transferred to the refrigerator to thaw before their next meal.
A LITTLE SNACK
Go above and beyond for your pet and treat them to raw snacks and supplements! Frozen raw bones can be a great source of protein and mental stimulation, while raw milk has excellent health benefits as it contains vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, trace elements, enzymes, protein and fatty acids that are easily absorbed by our pets.
Cleaning up after serving is one of the most important steps in raw feeding. Our pet’s food and water bowls can collect bacteria if not properly washed and sanitized. We highly recommend serving raw products in stainless steel bowls- other materials, such as plastic and porcelain, can trap germs over time.
Still have concerns about switching to a frozen raw diet? Freeze-dried raw foods serve as a convenient alternative for those who don’t have the time to commit to a frozen raw diet. We offer a wide range of freeze-dried raw foods, treats and toppers online that provide vital nutrients your pet needs to improve their immune system and help them live a healthy lifestyle. Plus, beyond being the most versatile and nutritious alternative food to feed your pet, freeze-dried foods provide more benefits, such as:
🐾 Offering the benefit of raw nutrition with less time commitment
🐾 Having a longer shelf life than frozen raw food
🐾 Being an easy-to-serve meal and as convenient as kibble
🐾 Providing complete and balanced nutrition for all life stages and more!
CHECK OUT WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING ABOUT OUR FREEZE-DRIED FOOD OPTIONS!
“My two rescues are full of energy and enjoy good health because they eat only Stella and Chewy’s nutritious freeze dried patties. Davey, my blind little one, loves mealtime and exploring the outdoors with his older ‘brother’ Calvin. Stella and Chewy’s convenient patties make traveling and spending time outdoors with my dogs easy for me, too. It’s a win-win!” - Davey
“My dog loves this dog food. I buy it because it is one of a few brands of dog foods that uses human grade ingredients. I know my dog is getting the best possible diet besides my preparing his meals each day from scratch.” - PoochParent
“I have a 4 year old female cocker and she has always been a finicky eater. I tried the K9 Natural and she hasn't left a crumb in her bowl. Also her poops are much better. Thank You!!” - Nan C.
“Due to skin issues/stomach sensitivity I decided to try my dog on a raw diet. I’m still figuring out the best combination but feel the freeze dried turkey and turkey bone broth will continue to be a part of the daily diet. My dog loves it and her issues are improving.” - Priscilla C.
“Our dogs love the freeze dried raw food. We've tried beef, chicken and turkey. The dogs are very picky and tire easily and haven't tired of this food. In fact, they look forward to it. Thanks for a healthy and nutritious food that is so appealing to our dogs.” - Debra R.
When transitioning your pet to a raw diet, we recommend a slow transition. It's important to start any new food you serve your pet in small increments to introduce it to them slowly. Sudden changes to diet can potentially cause digestive issues.
As you begin your pet’s raw journey, refer to Stella & Chewy’s Guide to Raw Feeding to help you portion out food during the transition process. These timelines break down a day-by-day feeding process to allow your pet’s stomach to become accustomed to the taste and texture of the new food.
We’re very excited about your dedication to your pet’s health. Your dog or cat will love their new raw food diet and you’re sure to love the benefits and improvements you’ll notice in your pet!
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