The benefits of the raw food diet for dogs and cats
Whether we talk about cat, dog or human diet, it is widely known that cooking aliments modifies their molecular composition. Moreover, vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids are either destroyed or altered by cooking. The oils and fats present in the industrial dry food were cooked at very high temperatures. This process makes the lipids rancid and extremely harmful for the animal.
Raw ingredients allow for a better assimilation in the animal's digestive system.
Despite the supplements added during the preparation of dry food to compensate the loss during cooking, many of these supplements are sensitive to heat and air (oil and fatty acids). Once the bag is open, the food starts to go rancid and may cause harm to your pet.
Moreover, when we look at both animal and vegetable ingredients, it is interesting to know that either raw aliments contain their own enzymes allowing them to be easily assimilated in the digestive system of the animal. The enzymes in raw food contribute to the digestion in a proportion going from 5% to 75%. Therefore, the pancreas has to work much less than during the digestion of cooked food. The pancreas of some animals might have a hard time doing their job after many years of digesting cooked dry food. This is the reason why many old dogs and cats following such a diet endure problems in that organ.
Raw food is superior to cooked dry food because:
- It still has the nutritive elements ;
- It has it's own enzymes ;
- It's chemical and molecular composition is natural.
How to introduce Faim Museau?
The dog or the cat must fast for 12 to 24 hours (1 or 2 meals). This will allow the digestive system to rid itself of the old diet. The animal must have access to water at all times.
How to proceed
- Stop feeding the dog or or cat his old food
- Skip 1 or 2 meals
- During the first month, feed the dog only one type of meat. It is recommended to start with chicken, as it is easily digestible.
- You can later introduce other types of meat.
Adding 1/2 to 1 cup of boiling water with each meal for the first week of the introductory stage is recommended. Let cool before serving. This will allow the digestive system to gradually develop the necessary enzymes. Stop adding water to the meals after 4 to 6 days. Adding water during the transition period allows the dog to hydrate itself and prevents digestive disorders.
These instructions are a guide. You can adapt the transition period based on your dog’s or cat's needs.
The recommended daily serving is about 2% to 3% of the animal's weight and may vary from one dog or cat to another. In deciding how much to feed your pet, take into account its age, level of physical activity, environment and overall health. We recommend weighing your pet before and again after the transition period to monitor weight loss or gain. Adjust its diet accordingly.
Puppies and kittens 4 to 24 weeks old as well as pregnant or lactating females must eat between 4% and 8% of their total body weight.
Handling guidelines for raw food
Thaw in refrigerator.
After use, thoroughly clean all preparation areas and utensils. Wash hands after handling.
Do not defrost in the microwave oven.