Benefits of Raw Food Diet for Dogs & Cats

Reasons To Feed Raw

At Healthy Paws, we deliver a balanced and complete diet. We believe cats and dogs are considered carnivores with different physiological systems that benefit from eating raw rather than heavily processed, grain-based diets. 

Through a regular raw feeding diet, exercise, and nutritional supplementation, many pet parents notice significant health improvements, including loss of excess body fat, increased energy, enhanced mental clarity, improvement in skin disorders, improved immunity, balanced blood sugar levels, increased longevity, lower cholesterol, and triglyceride levels.

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Our pets deserve the best, which is why we are dedicated to providing wholesome raw pet food. 

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Transitioning to Raw Diet for Dogs & Cats

For most pets, the transition from a cooked diet to a raw diet is easy. Expect some changes in their stools, as their gut cleanses itself of the waste left from a processed, grain-based diet. This may first appear as a mucous covered stool but will be replaced by a much smaller, firmer stool. Other advantages are, less to ‘pick up’ and a reduction in your pet’s flatulence.

From our experience, we suggest an immediate and total switch; however if you are more comfortable, a gradual transition is an option. If your pet is having no issues with the transition, accelerate this process at any time. We recommend beginning with a light protein, such as chicken, then rotating with darker meats, such as beef, in subsequent weeks.

Food Safety When Feeding Raw

Before handling raw food, sanitize your hands, and wash surfaces and utensils with hot soapy water.


Keep raw food separate from other ingredients in the freezer to avoid cross-contamination. Once opened, consume within 2-4 days to avoid spoilage. 


Allow an unopened, frozen raw meal to thaw in the fridge for a full day before serving. For faster thawing, place the meal in a leak-proof container or bag and leave it in cold water for at least an hour. Replace the water every 30 minutes.

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