FAQ

Answering all your questions about raw!

LEARN MORE

What changes should I expect to see in my dog?

There are several changes you should expect to see in your dog, which are listed on the benefits of raw page. Some specific things you may notice in the first few weeks is that your dog may shed more as they adjust to the new nutrients, which will ultimately improve their coat in the long run. You will also see smaller stools that won’t smell as bad. This is because food is digested more easily and the nutrients get absorbed by your dog. As your dog makes the change from kibble to raw, you may see a bit more eye or ear discharge. This is similar to a human going through a detoxification process and will quickly pass. You may also notice that your dog will consume less water on raw. Once a bit of time has passed, you should notice your dog having more energy, and generally better health.

Why is my dog’s poop white?

If the dog’s poop is white, it means your dog is consuming too much calcium. This is unlikely on the RAWGANIC blend because we have an optimal balance of protein, calcium, and fruits and vegetables that should produce a healthy stool that should be a bit brown and crumbly. You may also see signs of fruits and vegetables in their stools. This is normal. The reason that the dog’s stool is smaller than when they are on kibble is because the body is using the nutrients and processing them as should be done. It is also normal to see pieces of bone in their poop.

Do I need to add supplements?

No! Unlike other raw dog foods, we have added all the nutrients that are considered ideal for a healthy balance, such as fish oil for a better coat and skin, as well as better elimination, and pumpkin for improved digestion. With RAWGANIC, just thaw and serve! It’s that simple.

How do I handle raw food?

Raw dog food should be handled in the same way you handle raw poultry and beef in your own daily cooking. Raw food should never be at room temperature. If your dog does not eat their meal, place it back in the fridge. Always wash your hands after handling raw dog food as you would with any raw meat. We recommend that you thaw RAWGANIC in a tupperware container to eliminate the risk of dripping.

Can my dog get salmonella from eating raw?

No. Because dogs are carnivores, dogs have a very short acidic digestive tract, designed for processing raw meat. A dog’s stomach has a pH value as low as 1. This makes it nearly impossible for salmonella or E. coli bacteria to colonize and multiply. Any bacteria left in their system is shed through feces.

Dog saliva also has bactericide properties that prevent certain bacterias, such as salmonella and E. coli from existing in the mouth. This means that getting kisses from your raw-fed dog will not harm you. Ironically, the majority of human and pet salmonella cases have happened from ingestion or handling of dry pet foods and treats.

What kinds of treats can I give my dog?

Your dog can have any treat while they are on raw. Our recommendation is to provide more natural treats. In the same way humans are trending towards healthier choices, since your dog is now on a healthier diet, it seems obvious to provide treats of a similar quality. Natural treats have no additives, and provide proteins and oils as well that can help with overall pet health. The traditional grocery-store brand cookies contain a lot of unnecessary calories and very little nutritional value.

How long can I keep raw food in the fridge?

Once the food has defrosted, refrigerated food should be served within 3 days.

How long does it take to thaw raw food? 

There are two ways to defrost raw food. One is to move the food from the freezer to the fridge, and let it defrost in the fridge for a minimum of 24 hours. The second option for those in a hurry, is to place the loaf in a container of cool water, which should defrost within 3 hours. Once food is defrosted, it should be served immediately or placed back in the fridge. NEVER microwave or heat raw food. This can cause serious damage to your dog.