Should I add any supplements to the food?

There are two important nutritional components to include when feeding a raw diet to ensure optimum health and balanced nutrition for kittens and adult cats, puppies and adult dogs alike.

  1. It is important to add an Omega 3 component as this is not typically part of a raw diet. We do state this clearly on our tub labels. 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 dogs and cats.
  2. In addition, we 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 both puppies and adult dogs will benefit from having a bone to chew on.
  3. For cats and kittens, this could be chicken or duck necks or wings, if they don’t have access to an outside area where they could hunt for the likes of mice and birds.

Important safety notice: Bones can be dangerous for dogs if we don’t understand the different types of bones and what could be potentially dangerous. We highly recommend you read the blog/articles below that you may understand important safety protocols.

  • Blog on our website regarding the safety of bones for domestic animals.
  • Article by Jodie Gruenstern, DVM, CVA, published on the Innovative Veterinary Care website.
  • Article by Dana Scott from Dogs Naturally Magazine