Frequently Asked Questions

My dog has been on kibble his whole life, should I still switch over to Raw?
Absolutely! Feeding your dog Raw food is what a dog is biologically designed to eat. Prior to dogs being domesticated, they would survive by eating raw animals that they scavenged for. Kibble was designed for the convenience of the human- not for meeting the nutritional needs of your dog. At Raw Health Canine, we make sure we meet all of your dogs nutritional needs while keeping it extremely convenient for you! 

The first canned dog food in the United States, was produced in 1922. Made of horse meat, which was carefully marketed as “lean, red meat.” General Mills acquired Spratt’s US business in the 1950s, and The Ralston Purina Company began experimenting with the machines they were using for their Chex breakfast cereal to create a more palatable dog food. In 1956, the first dry kibble was produced through a process called Extrusion. Extrusion is a method used for manufacturing large quantities of shelf-stable foods (like, say, sugary breakfast cereals). It works like this: wet and dry ingredients are mixed together to form a dough-like consistency, which is then fed into a machine called an expander. The dough is cooked under extreme pressurized steam and high temperatures before being extruded (or pushed) through a die cut machine and forming the small shapes we recognize as kibble today.

Dogs have walked Earth for decades eating a raw diet, catching and eating prey. Feeding your dog a balanced Raw diet is the most natural and nutritious diet you can feed your dog as research shows. 

My vet said feeding raw is bad because of bacteria, what should I do?
Start off by getting a new veterinarian, preferably one that is educated! There are two types of bacteria, good and bad. The digestive system of a dog is biologically designed to fight off bad bacteria. This starts with an enzyme the saliva that fights off bad bacteria, all the way down to the stomach where the acidity level of he stomach is equivalent to battery acid when digestion occurs ( below pH 1.0)! A few hours after a meal, the gastric juices will be in full flow and at this acidity level meat and bone will be rapidly broken down. This is a quick summary of how a dog is biologically designed to fight off bad bacteria.

Is there any research on raw feeding?
Yes! Check out our research tab and take a look some research that was done over the years! This document was put together by our very own Raw Health Canine Food Biomedical Engineer!

How do I feed my picky dog raw food?
When transitioning your dog over from kibble to raw food, it is good to incorporate your kibble and raw food. Slowly decrease your amount of kibble as the gets used to the raw diet. Transitioning over to raw can take about 1-10 days.

Under the rare circumstances your dog isn’t showing interest to the raw diet, Contact us! (sales@rawhealthcaninefood.com

How do I weigh or measure food to feed my dog?
Using a food scale is the best option to weigh the percentage of your dogs body weight. If you don’t have a food scale, you can concert the percentage of your dogs weight (pounds) to cups and use a measuring cup to feed your dog.

Are there hormones/preservatives in your meat?
NO! Our meat is high quality meat that does not have hormones or preservatives in it. Where we get our meat from is USDA inspected as well along with being one health certified!
Fun fact: Our meat is utilized in high-end Restaurants.  

Do you recommend any additives in your food?
The best part about our food is that you can always add to it! We recommend that if your dog does not have any pancreatic issues you can add either coconut oil or salmon oil because they provide great fats for your dog with many benefits. If your dog suffers from pancreatic issues our "Lean Machine" option would be highly recommended for your dog. Also adding a little kelp, blueberries or free range organic eggs is also a great additive. Due to our food containing tons of natural nutrients from the food itself we recommend to not over due it with additives.

Do you have any merchandise for sale?
Yes! We have different T-Shirts, hoodies and long sleeve shirts available online and hope to have other merchandise available soon!

Do the bones in the food hurt my dog? 
No. Bones provide nutritional needs for the dog such as calcium, phosphorus, chondroitin, and glucosamine, which are great for your pet’s oral health, as well as the health of their hips and joints. Raw Health Canine Foods provides bones that are frozen and are course grounded to ensure your pets safety. 

Do you follow AAFCO Guidelines? 
No, we only follow their labeling guidelines.

Are there raw dog food guidelines or just AAFCO? There are several different options all around the world when feeding your dog. We believe in common sense, facts and research so we follow common dog food guidelines like the biologically appropriate raw feeding guidelines & prey model raw guidelines. Along with our personal touch, we believe that these two biologically appropriate guidelines are essential for the health & longevity of all dogs. At the end of the day, the choice is yours on which of the many different guidelines you would like to feed but these are ours.

How can I work for Raw Health Canine Food?
Submit a resume to sales@rawhealthcaninefood.com !