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Why Feed Raw?

Boofy's Best for Pets Why Feed Raw?

There's nothing "alternative" about raw food -- it's what Mother Nature intended your pets to eat!  Think about it:

  • There are no kibble trees growing in the wild.
  • Wolves and wildcats do not have chefs to debone and cook their food.
  • Mice are not made of rice.

There are many potential health benefits of feeding a raw food diet to your dog or cat:

  • Improved digestion and bioavailability of nutrients
  • Healthier skin, shinier coat, reduced shedding, fewer hairballs
  • Cleaner teeth and healthier gums
  • Fewer allergy symptoms
  • Reduced poop volume and odor
  • Easier weight management
  • Increased energy and vitality
  • Better urinary tract health

So why go raw? Because it's the most biologically appropriate way to feed dogs and cats!

Boofy's offers raw food diets for dogs and cats in many forms: frozen, freeze-dried, dehydrated, and air-dried. We also offer raw meaty bones and recreational bones, as well as raw and fresh supplements.

Frozen Raw Food for Dogs:

Bravo, OC Raw, Oma's Pride, Primal, Stella & Chewy's, Steve's Real Food, Tucker's

Freeze-Dried, Dehydrated and Air-Dried Raw Food for Dogs:

Acana, Boss Dog, Dr. Harvey’s, Grandma Lucy's, The Honest Kitchen, K9 Natural, Nulo, Open Farm, Orijen, Primal, Real Meat, Sojos, Stella & Chewy's, Ziwi Peak

Helpful Tip:  Freeze-dried, dehydrated, and air-dried raw foods make great treats and tasty meal toppers!

Cats are obligate carnivores (must eat meat for proper nutrition) whose ancestors originated in the desert.  As such, a raw food diet can provide the high meat content and hydration that kitties thrive on.  Read our helpful guides (courtesy of Feline Nutrition) for more information about the advantages of incorporating raw food into your cat's diet:

Frozen Raw Food for Cats:

Lotus, Primal, Stella & Chewy's, Tiki Cat, Tucker’s

Freeze-Dried, Dehydrated, and Air-Dried Raw Food for Cats:

Feline Natural, The Honest Kitchen, Nulo, Primal, Stella & Chewy's, Ziwi Peak

Raw Goat Milk, Yogurt, and Kefir Products:

Answers, Boss Dog, The Honest Kitchen, Open Farm, Primal

Making Your Own Raw Food Diets at Home?

Premixes, food fortifiers, whole-food vitamins, and fish oil are important add-ins to help get necessary nutrients besides meat into the diet. We offer a wide range of food add-ins and other supplements (bone broth, fresh food mix-ins, calcium, kelp, goat milk) to help you provide a complete and balanced diet.

It’s Never Too Late (or Too Soon) to Incorporate More Raw Food into Your Pet’s Diet!

Reducing the amount of processed food in your pet’s diet, even by just a little, can lead to big improvements in overall health and well-being. Raw food’s superior digestibility and nutrient bioavailability can help puppies and kittens build strong bodies for a long, healthy life. Even older pets, such as our late, great dog Donovan (pictured above), can experience health benefits from incorporating raw, fresh, and minimally processed components into their meals. Donovan was a 13-year-old stray when he joined our family, and he quickly adapted to a kibble-free life. Watch him enjoy eating raw sardines in the video below!

Interested in Trying Raw Food with Your Cat or Dog?

Stop by Boofy's and speak to a team member about the wide variety of raw, fresh, and minimally processed foods we carry. Whether you are considering feeding an all-raw diet, just looking for ways to jazz up standard dry or canned food, or aiming for something in between, we can help you build better, more nutritious bowls for your pets.


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