Raw Feeding with Freeze Dried Foods
Interested in a raw diet for either your dog or cat but you want to skip the daily cooking regimen or messing with frozen diets? Freeze dried may be the answer. Freeze dried food is made from cooked fresh foods with nearly all of the water content removed through a special process. The end result is a light and dry product that is packaged in air tight containers for future use. They remain good for a long time if the packaging remains intact. The spoilage process doesn’t work without moisture so micro-organisms do not grow. When your pet get’s hungry you simply add some water and dinner is ready to be served.
We carry several brands of freeze dried foods including Stella and Chewy’s, Primal and Nulo. They tend to be very palatable as a quick reading of the label will show you it’s mostly meat! One example:
Duck with ground bone, turkey, turkey liver, goose, turkey gizzard, pumpkin seed, organic cranberries, organic spinach, organic broccoli, organic beets, organic carrots, organic squash, organic blueberries, potassium chloride, dried kelp, sodium phosphate, tocopherols (preservative), choline chloride, dried Pediococcus acidilactici fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium longum fermentation product, dried Bacillus coagulans fermentation product, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, taurine, calcium carbonate, vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, sodium selenite, niacin supplement, d-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid.
Freeze dried foods can in most cases be fed as a stand alone meal or used as a “topper” to entice consumption.