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Cooked vs. Raw

Dogs don’t cook. Neither do cats.  They are carnivores. They must have raw meat-organic meat– to stay robust and healthy. Raw food replicates most closely what wild cats and dogs eat in nature. Natural Rearing and a biologically appropriate diet of fresh raw meat offers the best nutritional option for our little friends.

Prior to human influence, one hundred and twenty million years of evolution shaped the cat into a very impressive predator. According to its’ physiology, with a short intestinal tract, sharp teeth and claws, and forward-focused eyes, the cat is the perfect hunter. In the wild, the cat’s diet consists of small rodents, birds, reptiles, and insects. It is classified as belonging to a family of flesh-eating  mammals. Except for a very minute quantity of seeds and green matter (which form the contents of the stomach and digestive system of the cat’s prey), it must be argued that a cat does not consume anything but meat, including bones, fur, feathers and internal organs. In its’ natural environment, the cat requires very little, if any, water. Amazingly, it relies almost exclusively on wild prey for hydration.

The cat has survived on this wild-prey diet is an understatement. The cat has thrived on this diet. It has re-produced, nurtured young and grown to a remarkably old age.

Most commercial cat food contains grains, fillers, commercially grown vegetables with pesticides, and GMO ingredients. Cats and Dogs cannot process grains, so they provide no nutritional value. If you simply look at the teeth of your companion you can see he does not have the molars, like humans to “grind” down the cellulose. However, veggie matter is found in prey that animals capture in the wild.  So, Raw Prey offers for sale small cubes of organic mini veggie buddies whose cellulose is ground and crushed making it tasty, nutritious and digestible for your companion animal when mixed with each meal of USDA Certified Organic Raw Prey chicken, organs and bones.

It is important to give a variety to your companion animals.  Raw Prey only produces organic chicken.  Rotation and Diversity is critical to a healthy diet. Every few months or as often as your pet can accommodate you can rotate your animals food source.There is no one food for perfect health. But recognize that even well intentioned “organic” pet food companies mix their messages and carry organic chicken and conventionally raised beef and turkey.  If you are going to rotate your animals diet seek out and verify that it is only organically raised animals or wild caught – like deer.

Why Organic Raw?

Raw Prey is organic raw chicken, bones and organs and grass fed lamb, organ & bones.

Many people feed their pets raw human grade turkey or ground beef forgetting that these products, albeit human grade, are sourced from cloned and transgenic animals raised in confined animal feeding operations (CAFO).  These animals are fed genetically engineered grains, vaccinated and filled with hormones that will ruin your animal’s health.  Nor do human grade raw meat packages contain vital organs or bones for calcium. Studies show that the meat your are feeding your companion animals are from farm animals fed genetically engineered food.  Research shows, for example, that rats fed GMO potatoes (Arpad Putzai)  bleed from the gut amongst other illnesses and hardships they endure. http://www.seedsofdeception.com/Public/GeneticRoulette/index.cfm

WHY NOT CONVENTIONAL, COOKED PET FOOD?

The pet-food industry has become a sidebar of the human food industry, with pet foods providing the convenient disposal of all of the byproducts and leftovers of the slaughterhouse and the mill and, indeed, all ‘food’ considered unfit for human consumption. The big multinationals have managed to recycle their own waste products and detritus into a $50 billion industry, a sleight of hand now largely responsible for a host of illnesses now experienced by cats and dogs.

It is no accident that the big players in the pet food industry have enjoyed a spate of major buy-outs by even bigger multinational players in the human foods market: Nestlés bought Purina; Mars, owned in turn by Master Foods, bought Royal Canin; Colgate-Palmolive bought Hill’s Science Diet; and Procter & Gamble bought Iams. Some 80 per cent of the cat and dog food market is now controlled by these big four.

Most processed pet food is an amalgam of indigestible or inappropriate carbohydrates, altered or nutrient-deprived or even diseased meat, supplements and chemicals, with very little regulation of either the quality of food included or the dubious or misleading claims made by manufacturers.

WHAT KIND OF MEAT IS IN CONVENTIONAL PET FOODS?

There are no regulations on the kind of ‘meat’ that makes its way into pet food. What meat there is (and most wet pet food is 75-per-cent water) can come from any source, including euthanized animals, roadkill and the so called ‘4-D animals’ (dead, diseased, disabled or dying). Although manufacturers vehemently deny that dead companion animals are used in pet food, a US Center for Veterinary Medicine investigation, published in February 2002, found that half of the 75 dry-food specimens tested had detectable levels of sodium pentobarbital, the main drug used to put down dying pets.

DRY FOODS

Dry food is cooked at such high heat that it destroys much of the life and benefit of the food. All dry food consists of the rendered remains of animals once any meat has been removed (usually for human consumption). Carcasses of dead animals are skinned and deboned, and thenthe entire lot—bone, hooves, feet, feathers, unborn babies, ligaments, organs and heads— is sausage-ground. Batch cookers then essentially ‘melt’ this unholy sludge at extremely high temperatures of 100–132 degrees C (220–270 degrees. Fahrenheit), a process that
destroys or alters enzymes and proteins. The resulting meat and bone is put through a press to squeeze out the moisture, and the remains are then pulverized into a thick grit, or ‘meal’.

Dry foods, blended with the aid of computer programmes to establish the correct amounts of protein, fats and carbohydrate, often include ingredients that are largely indigestible to animals. Most pet food, other than products that specifically claim to be pure meat of some variety, have as their main ingredients grains and vegetable products—such as soybean meal, barley meal and corn gluten—to boost the protein content. Studies have discovered that a fair amount of soybean meal in a product adversely affects its digestibility in the small intestine in dogs, particularly of certain amino acids (Anim Feed Sci Technol, 2003; 109: 121–32); most problematic of all are whole soybean foods (Anim Feed Sci Technol, 2005; 12: 79–91).

Thank you Lynne McTaggart, Unfit for Man or Beasts