There are two important nutritional components to include when feeding a raw diet to ensure optimum health and balanced nutrition, for growing puppies & kittens and adult dogs & cats alike.
- It is important to add an Omega 3 component. We prefer not to add oils to our meals to avoid rancidity. Dogs and cats cannot produce Omega 3 on their own – it can only come from the food you feed them. We recommend feeding fish at least once a week – fresh if you can get, tinned if necessary. Fish provides the most easily absorbable form of Omega 3 for your dog and cat.
- We also recommend feeding raw, meaty bones at least once a week. Never cooked bones.
Our dog meals already contain minced bone (chicken), or bone crunch (ostrich & venison), but your dogs will benefit from having a bone to chew on. Here are links to articles around the reasons for, and rules around feeding raw bones:
- Blog on safety of bones on our website
- An article by Dr Karen Becker (USA veterinarian specialising in nutrition)
- Dr Becker’s 8 rule video synopsis
- Article by Dana Scott from Dogs Naturally Magazine
Raw Love cat meals: If you feed our Chicken or Duck cat meals, these contain minced bone (carcass, necks). If you feed the ostrich variant (which does not contain bone crunch), you’ll have to add components containing bone, such as raw chicken or duck necks.