Why Some Raw Food is Better than None for Pets

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If you’re thinking about switching your pets to a raw diet, did you know it doesn’t have to be all or nothing? It’s pawistively true: your pet can be fed any number of ways, and any amount of raw food is a step in the right direction for your pets’ diet (no bones about it!) The benefits of raw food are so significant, incorporating just one extra item to add to your pet’s meals can make a difference in their health without breaking your budget. Here are 3 easy and cost-efficient ways to add raw to your pet’s diet:

Try a topper

As the name suggests, right on top of your pet’s usual kibble, you can add freeze dried raw nuggets, frozen raw toppers and more; we’ve got lots of options! You may have to adjust the amount of kibble you are giving your pet, depending on their weight goals, activity level, and which topper you choose. Our well-trained-in-raw team members can help you determine what amounts of each to feed; just ask!

Pick up items that pack the biggest punch

By prioritizing key components such as raw meaty bones, organ meats, and select raw vegetables, you can introduce essential nutrients that may be lacking in processed pet foods, and increase the amount of hydration your pets get at a meal. Ask us in store for raw items that will pack the most punch in your pets’ repertoire.

Add some hydration with raw goat milk

Raw goat milk for dogs is milk, straight from a goat, that is not pasteurized. During the pasteurization process, good gut bacteria (probiotics) are “cooked” out of the milk—which is why the raw form is so beneficial! As with pet-specific bone broth, you can thaw and re-freeze goat milk to give your pup (or cat) a delicious treat. Just freeze thawed goat milk in an ice cube tray and serve it to your pet as a treat. Yum!

Remember, every little bit of raw goodness you provide contributes to your pet’s overall well-being and adds hydration to their diet — a very important component in tropical climates like ours! See you soon at Leo&Lucky’s!

Nicole Apostle is the marketing director at Leo&Lucky's.