We love our meat. It nourishes us and grounds us. Do you share this wealth of nutrition with your pets? Dogs and cats both thrive off of and love when we share great food with them. Cats are natural carnivores that instinctively hunt, whereas dogs are omnivores and scavengers by nature and must be trained to hunt.
Eating raw meat, bones, organs and some vegetation was the norm until kibble was introduced in the 1940's. In just 70 years, how could our animals body's adapt to this drastic of a dietary change? There is now a rise in animals who are experiencing human health problems like diabetes, cancer, and kidney issues.
You can feed your cats and dogs ground meat, organ meat, and raw bones. Dogs can also eat eggs and vegetables. Since organ meats are the least familiar, I wanted to highlight a few of the benefits for your furry friends. Keep in mind that since organ meats pack such a nutrient dense punch, it should only make up about 10% of your pet's diet.
Liver is a simple way to get a lot of good stuff in your pet's system.
- Liver (and kidney) contains:
- B1, B2, B5, B6, B12
- Vitamin A, E, K
- Omegas 3 & 6
- Selenium and iron
Liver is beneficial for their coat and contains essential vitamin and mineral content to support immune system health and blood flow.
Like liver, kidneys provider a wide range of vitamins:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K
- Vitamin B12
Kidneys are also a great source of vitamin D, which is important for your pet's bones, skin, and blood pressure.
Hearts provide a special ingredient, CoQ10, which helps with heart health. Beyond this, heart organ meat contains:
- B Vitamins
- Iron, selenium, and zinc
- Some essential fatty acids
- Vitamin A
Dogs also Benefit From Raw Bones
One benefit is the mechanical act of it-- The chewing, crunching and ripping actions act as a natural floss and massages your friend's gums and cleans their teeth. Others include...
- Minerals like calcium & phosphorous. The bones are a living tissue that contains all the minerals that are important for bone growth. This is especially beneficial for puppies and lactating mother dogs.
- High quality protein which contains all essential amino acids needed
- Fat soluble Vitamins such as A, D, and E
- Marrow is full of nutrients vital to the production of blood
Bones should always be given raw since cooked bones can splinter. Bones include the traditional cow femur bones, but also meaty bones like raw chicken backs or wings.
Our Pet Food Share
How much of my pet's diet should consist of raw organs/ meat/bones/vegetables? Well, this depends on the breed, size, activity, and weight of your dog. You can learn more specific guidelines and how-to from Wild At The Heart.
We pack you a $15 share with these cuts:
- Beef Tendon
- Various Offal (Heart, Liver, Kidney)
- Freezer Burned Chicken
- Beef bones
Add on's that we recommend for your pets are eggs (they can eat the shell and all!), veggie share, ground pork or beef, and chicken backs.
Our meat has been inspected and is the best pasture raised quality to ensure vitality and good health for you and your furry friend.
Contact us with any questions! Thank you!