why go raw?
Did you know that despite years of domestication dogs still have a lot in common with their cousin the wolf? They have incisor teeth, perfect for ripping through flesh and tearing meat off a bone. They also have a short-large intestine. Indeed, a dog’s large intestine is actually quite short. This lets them consume large amounts of bacteria and digest it without suffering any negative effects. The point is: dogs are anatomically built to eat it, they crave it. The nutrients in raw meat and vegetables (that get cooked out of processed foods) are good for Spike. The difference really shows in their appearance and over-all health, shiny coat, goop-less eyes, and clean teeth. Studies even show that animals fed a raw-food diet have a much smaller chance of suffering from diseases like cancer or diabetes.
Despite years of domestication, a cat’s digestive system hasn’t changed much. They are still designed to eat and digest raw meat. The high acidic levels of their stomachs allow them to digest it safely. And, their sharp little teeth aren’t just for love bites; they’re for tearing meat off a bone. Not only are they built to eat raw food, cats love it. This natural inclination makes sense when you think of all the health benefits of doing so. The goodness in raw foods (that sadly gets cooked and processed out of other cat food) keeps our kitties healthy, shiny, and full of life. Studies have shown that raw fed cats suffer from fewer diseases, live longer, and even look better than cats fed canned or other processed foods. (One study showed that after feeding a group of cats processed foods for just a couple of generations they lost the ability to reproduce. Yikes.)