Health Benefits of Raw Food for your Cat
Reasons to Feed Raw:
Cats are carnivores and require a diet rich in meat proteins to thrive. Raw food gives cats the prey-like diet they crave with many health benefits that will keep them living their best life.
Healthy Coat, Less Shedding, Fewer Hairballs
Your cat's coat may be noticeably softer and silkier after just a few weeks consuming a raw cat food diet,. Omega-6 and omega-3, which are found in raw diets, contribute to healthy skin and coats, reduces shedding and the frequency of hairballs.
Less Stool Volume and Reduced Odor
When cats eat a raw diet, their bodies use most of their food. Stool production can be cut in half and will often have less odor.
Improved Dental Health
Cats in the wild don’t typically have gum disease or tooth loss resulting from dental disease. Carbohydrates, which are found in many dry foods, can create a starchy film that promotes plaque buildup and contributes to gum disease. Raw meat and bones, when given to cats to chew on, act as a "nature's toothbrush" for cats. This is especially important because the bacteria from dental infections can spread to other parts of the body.
Better Urinary Health
Raw cat food has a high moisture content of about 65% to 70%, which mimics that of natural prey. Dry food has about 10% moisture and can cause chronic dehydration and lead to urinary tract inflammation.
Minimally Processed DietPerhaps the best benefit of feeding raw food for cats is the peace of mind it offers to pet owners. Many people have become concerned about the highly-processed pet foods they feed their cats. Raw cat food diets are different. The ingredients are simple and identifiable with minimal processing so you know exactly what you are feeding your pet.