Frequently Asked Questions
What are some of the benefits of feeding raw cat & dog food versus commercial pet food?
Healthier and shinier coats, less itching and scratching, less tartar build-up on teeth, sweeter breath, fewer digestive difficulties, more even temperament, fewer energy spikes, easier weight management, less runny eyes, smaller & less smelly stools and less gas.
How can I transition my animal?
Some people will do a gradual transition
For example, if your dog eats 2 cups of food a day:
Other People will transition immediately. Either way will work. Please note if your animal stops eating the Kibble in the AM, you can transition them completely over to raw. ALSO PLEASE Don't ever mix the raw and the kibble together as they digest at different rates.
They will also drink less water, as they are getting naturally hydrated.
How do you serve the raw food to your cat or dog?
The food needs to be defrosted and served. Most animals prefer it to be fed at room temperature.
Do you have to cook the Oma's Pride raw food?
No, the raw food should remain uncooked because you will lose essential amino acids and enzymes.
What about Salmonella and other Bacteria?
Dogs and Cats have a shorter digestive tract, it is only 4 hours long. They also have more acid in their digestive system. Therefore Salmonella and other bacteria are not an issue. At Oma's Pride we use all-natural, top quality products that are fit for human consumption before they are ground together. We follow our rigorous HACCP program while adhering to USDA inspection.
How much raw food should I give to my cat or dog?
Can I feed my cat or dog other types of food while feeding them raw food?
You can feed your cat or dog dry food while feeding them raw, but feed each type of food at separate feeding times. It is best to feed the dry food in the a.m. and raw food in the evening. Don’t ever mix the raw and the kibble together as they digest at different rates.
How long does the food last unfrozen?
Once unthawed the raw food lasts 2-3 days in the refrigerator. You can also refreeze.
Please feel free to call with any additional questions.