FAQ

Raw Feeding FAQ:

1. Is raw food safe for my dog or cat?

   - Yes, when handled and prepared properly, raw food can be a safe and nutritious option for pets. Consult with your veterinarian to ensure it suits your pet's specific needs.

2. How do I transition my pet to a raw diet?
   - Do a straight switch from kibble to raw food. Start with plain tripe and gradually add in the other raw foods.
3. What are the potential health benefits of feeding raw food?
   - Advocates claim potential benefits include improved coat condition, dental health, and digestion. However, individual responses can vary.
4. Can I feed a combination of raw and commercial pet food?
   - Yes, mixing raw and commercial pet food is possible. Ensure both types meet nutritional requirements and consult with your vet for guidance.
5. Are there any risks associated with raw diets for pets?
   - Raw diets may carry the risk of bacterial contamination. Handling and storage precautions are essential to minimize these risks.
6. Do raw diets meet all nutritional needs for my pet?
   - A well-balanced raw diet can provide necessary nutrients, but it's crucial to ensure variety and consult with your veterinarian to address specific dietary requirements.
7. How much should I feed my pet on a raw diet?
   - Feeding amounts vary based on your pet's size, age, and activity level. Consult with your veterinarian to determine the appropriate portion sizes.
8. Can puppies and kittens be fed a raw diet?
   - Raw diets can be suitable for puppies and kittens, but it's crucial to ensure they receive the right nutrients for growth. Consult your vet for proper guidance.
9. Are there specific raw foods to avoid for pets?
   - Some foods, like certain bones, may pose choking or digestive risks. Consult your vet for a list of safe and unsafe raw food options.
10. How do I handle and store raw pet food safely?
    - Practice proper hygiene when handling raw food, clean pet bowls regularly, and follow storage guidelines to prevent bacterial contamination.
Natural Chews and Treats FAQ:
1. Are natural chews safe for my pet?
   - Most natural chews, like bully sticks or dental chews, can be safe when given in moderation. However, always supervise your pet during chewing to prevent choking.
 
2. What are the benefits of natural chews for my pet?
   - Natural chews can promote dental health, reduce boredom, and provide mental stimulation for pets. They can also help satisfy a dog's natural instinct to chew.
 
3. Can I give natural chews to my puppy or kitten?
   - Yes, but choose appropriate chews for their size and age. Avoid items that could pose a choking hazard, and consult with your vet for suitable options.
 
4. How often can I give my pet natural treats?
   - Moderation is key. Overfeeding treats, even natural ones, can lead to weight issues. Follow guidelines provided by the treat manufacturer and consult your veterinarian.
 
5. Are there natural chews that help with dental care?
   - Yes, certain natural chews, like dental sticks or raw bones, can aid in maintaining dental health by reducing plaque and tartar. Choose options that suit your pet's size and chewing habits.
 
6. What natural treats are suitable for pets with allergies or sensitivities?
   - Limited ingredient treats, such as single-protein options, can be suitable for pets with allergies. Check labels carefully and consult your vet to choose treats appropriate for your pet's needs.
 
7. Can I make natural treats at home for my pet?
   - Yes, many homemade treat recipes are available, using simple, pet-safe ingredients. Ensure you follow appropriate recipes and consult your vet for guidance.
 
8. Do natural treats provide any nutritional benefits?
   - Some natural treats can offer nutritional benefits, such as providing additional vitamins or nutrients. Choose treats with wholesome ingredients, and consult your vet for advice.
 
9. What natural chews should I avoid giving my pet?
   - Avoid items that can splinter, like cooked bones, as they may cause choking or internal injuries. Also, be cautious with treats containing additives or preservatives. Consult your vet for a list of safe and unsafe options.
 
10. How do I store natural treats to maintain freshness?
    - Follow storage recommendations on the treat packaging to maintain freshness. Keep treats in a cool, dry place, and ensure the packaging is sealed properly. Consult your veterinarian for specific storage tips.