Commonly Asked Questions

Raw Dog Food Questions

Yes, raw food is safe for dogs to eat.

Dogs are natural carnivores with long, sharp teeth designed for eating meat. Their digestive tract secrets enzymes that enable them to safely consume raw meat and their stomach acids are strong enough to kill off most pathogenic bacteria. Because raw food is minimally processed and has been spared the heating process, it contains vital nutrients and enzymes that dogs need to efficiently digest their food and grow properly. 

RAWF Pet Food is completely raw; meaning that is has not undergone any cooking process. The beef, produce and seeds in RAWF are all in their basic raw form, as you would find in nature. Making it the healthiest choice for your dog.

Yes, many veterinarians recommend raw dog food because of the superior health benefits offered by a raw diet.  Although dogs have eaten a raw diet in the wild for millions of years, it has only recently become commercially available.  Awareness and popularity of raw dog food is growing quickly.

As a rule of thumb, adult dogs eat 2-3% of their body weight per day.

Please check out our product calculator for assistance finding the right amount of RAWF for your dog.

Puppies may require 50-75% more food depending on growth rate. For gestating/lactating females, you should consult with your veterinarian.

 

DAILY FEEDING GUIDELINES

Keep frozen until ready to use. Measure your pet’s meal portion when frozen, according to the feeding guidelines

Defrost your pet's daily portion by thawing in our plastic packaging in the refrigerator for approximately 6-8 hours. Some liquid when completely thawed is normal. Patties may be kept refrigerated for 2-3 days and should be cold to the touch when served. We recommend feeding raw food in a stainless steel bowl. Always have ample fresh water available at meal time. Do not microwave

If you’re not ready to fully transition to raw dog food or a 100% raw diet isn’t an option for you, RAWF can be used as a nutritious topper.  Using RAWF as a topper over a premium (grain free, preservative free) kibble or canned food can add vital high quality nutrients to your pet’s food.  Even a partial raw diet can provide benefits to your dog, helping with multiple issues such as skin problems and arthritis.

Most available dog toppers are either cooked or dehydrated products. They are produced using high heat that destroys much of the nutrients found in raw meat.  RAWF raw beef patties leave nutrients as natural and nutrient dense as possible, the way canines have eaten for millions of years.

FROM A RAW FOOD DIET
Make a transition to RAWF by mixing it with your current raw pet food for the first 7 to 10 days.  Gradually increase the amount of RAWF each day while decreasing the amount of other food accordingly until completely switched over to RAWF Pet Food. 

 FROM A DRY OR WET FOOD DIET
Make a transition to RAWF by mixing it with your current pet food for the first 15 to 21 days.  Gradually increase the amount of RAWF each day while decreasing the amount of other food accordingly until completely switched over to RAWF Pet Food.

RAWF Raw Beef Patties are made from raw meat, fruits, vegetables, seeds, vitamins and minerals. Keep raw meat separate from other foods. Wash hands, working surfaces, utensils and bowls and any other items that come in contact with frozen raw meat with hot, soapy water.

Keep patties frozen until ready to use. Defrost your pet's daily portion by thawing in our plastic packaging in the refrigerator for approximately 6-8 hours. Some liquid when completely thawed is normal. Patties may be kept refrigerated for 2-3 days and should be cold to the touch when served. We recommend feeding raw food in a stainless steel bowl. Always have ample fresh water available at meal time. Do not microwave.

Shipping Questions

Our eco-friendly, insulated cooler and dry ice keeps your frozen dog food cold through the day of delivery and well into the evening.

RAWF patties are about the size of a frozen 8oz hamburger. With our customizable subscriptions you can choose a delivery schedule and quantity that's just right for your freezer space.

Orders over $100 always ship free! Orders under $100 are charged a flat $13 shipping fee.

We ship on Tuesdays and Thursdays to ensure fast delivery times.

At this time we are only able to sell RAWF in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. If you live outside this area and are interested in RAWF, let us know! If enough interest is shown we will be able to expand to other states.

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