Kibble begins as a dry cooked meal whereas canned food is canned fresh. Kibble is exposed to more heat than canned (destroying nutrients). Worse yet, kibble is linked to kidney and bladder problems in cats, and to bloat, a deadly problem especially for large, broad-chested dogs. It’s also dehydrating. Of course, canned isn’t perfect either. Fresh is best, raw or cooked. Next best is frozen prepared food and then dehydrated and freeze dried foods, all available at better pet stores.
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That kind of defeats the purpose of raw food, as cooking it can kill some nutrients. Raw food isn’t necessarily the best option for everyone (not for me), but cooking the food is probably not the way to go. Most raw food does not contain bacteria that causes diarrhea for dogs, (humans have to be more careful.) though this one is being recalled at the moment so I wouldn’t recommend it. There are several brands of cooked frozen foods, foods that are cooked at the lowest FDA safe temperature and then immediately frozen. You could look into those if you don’t want to feed raw, but don’t like the processing of commercial foods.
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I buy my raw dog food from a very reputable butcher who only business is in raw pet food. They only sell organic meat- chicken, lamb, turkey, duck & beef (which I do not feed my dogs) The meat is ground up – bones & all. It is the best food for my dogs. I am very careful when handling the raw meat as I would if I were handling any raw meat. Just a little common sense is all that is needed.
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Our Philosophy: My Pet Carnivore is committed to the fact that dogs, cats & ferrets are carnivores and should be fed food that their bodies were designed to eat: a raw meat, bone and organ diet. Our purpose is to provide the very best quality of pet food from trusted, nutritious local sources.This is the best raw food out there. They source all their ingredients from the local region in which they sell to (so bee pollen!) and it also all comes from humanely raised meats. It also seems to be the freshest compared to all other raws and I’m quite impressed with how the product looks in comparison to other raws. Definitely worth trying. I struggled for years to get my dogs healthy and this has been one that all my rescues can eat.