Raw Food FAQs
Heat processing, which is standard in the pet food industry, changes or destroys many important nutrients. In fact, some nutrients now recognized as essential have only been identified in the last few years. Doesnt it make sense to stay as close to foods natural state as possible?
Many pet owners have been convinced that so-called corrective diets (a special regimen for allergy, digestive troubles, obesity, etc.) are the best way to improve health problems. They may help certain symptoms simply by providing a change, but may not treat underlying causes. By feeding your pet a diet rich in raw foods, youre letting nature provide the best - naturally balanced - nutrition.
Some of the Benefits of Raw Foods
Minerals better assimilated
Vitamins more bioavailable
Beneficial antioxidants present
Amino acids more bioavailable
Natural digestive enzymes still present
Amino acids such as taurine are not destroyed
Some of the Negative Effects of Heat Processing
Loss of up to 100% of certain vitamins
Loss of up to 60% of certain amino acids
Loss of up to 10% of certain fatty acids
Fats can become toxic or rancid
Oxidation of cholesterol