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Biologically species Appropriate Raw and Real Food for Cats and Dogs

Welcome to Raw Food for Pets!

This is the right place if you are interested in biologically, species appropriate, or natural, diets for your four-legged friends! At Raw Food for Pets, we believe that pet parents are very passionate when it comes to the subject of what they food their fur-kids, and with good reason. A good diet can contribute to a long and healthy life, even psychological well-being for our fur-kids, and likewise for our pet parents. The question you are trying to answer;- what is the best food to feed domesticated dogs and cats? While most pet parents feed commercial grain-based kibble or canned food, many pet parents like you, today are looking for healthier options.

At Raw Food for Pets, our goal is to provide your mutts, pups, nobles, masters and muggles with fresh, natural raw pet cuisine that mimic the scavenger and carnivore diets. We source only the highest quality, registered meals from around the country for your convenience and fooding needs.


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What is Raw Pet Food for Cats and Dogs?

Biologically appropriate raw food (BARF) for cats and dogs are made from real food and delivered frozen in Gauteng by Raw Food for Pets. Raw food-based diets for cats and dogs has grown in popularity over the last decade, but along with this growing popularity has come growing controversy regarding the benefits of feeding a raw diet. The BARF philosophy is about feeding your dog or cat food as close to what they would have consumed as wild animals, which is much more natural for them and their digestive system. The stomach pH in dogs and cats is much lower than in humans and as a result, they can break down raw meat and bone easily. Manufactured kibbled dog feed is based on meat derivatives and contain added sugars, preservatives as well as other ingredients that are not good for your dog and cat, or their long-term health. Real food use human grade meat and vegetables, super-foods and oils are added for extra vitamins and nutrients. That simple really …

Why Buy from Us?

Our Mission

To help our fur kids achieve optimum wellness, and a wonderful sense of well-being, through lifestyle education initiatives directed at our pet parents and guardians, and the widespread distribution initiatives of superior biologically, species appropriate, raw frozen pet cuisine and products that incorporate real food, natural ingredients, are free of artificial preservatives, are free of harmful chemical adulterants, and that have not been subjected to any deleterious form of processing.

For you, our pet parents and guardians, this means that:

  • We will only supply you and your fur kids with the highest quality, registered, biologically, species appropriate, raw pet cuisine;
  • Our suppliers’ mission is to produce the highest quality pet food possible at an affordable price;
  • Our suppliers only use raw materials that have not been processed or cooked in any way;
  • Our suppliers’ manufacturing processes follow the highest possible standards, which is why they register with the Dept of Agriculture, and open for regular inspection;
  • Our suppliers do not add any artificial chemicals, preservatives, colourings or flavourings to their supreme pet food;
  • The products we stock & sell rely on freezing to maintain their freshness and goodness;
  • Our suppliers do not use grains, sugar or commercial salt in their supreme cuisine;
  • The meals we supply depend on the correct balance of raw whole foods to deliver their promise of supreme pet health, as well as being validated through the V-Registration process with the Dept of Agriculture;
  • Our suppliers all adhere to the basic principles of biologically species appropriate raw food formulisation of their supreme pet cuisine;
  • By supplying your pet’s nutritional requirements in this form, the product we sell and deliver achieve more than legal completeness and balance; they are, more importantly – biologically complete and balanced.

Even the most rabid opponents of natural diets cannot deny that dogs and cats would not even be here today if they could not thrive on an uncooked raw and real food diet. Canines and felines have eaten unprocessed food for a whole lot longer than they have eaten cooked or processed foods. It is difficult for us to understand, in the face of this one fact, how any pet parent, much less thousands of veterinarians,  could deny that biologically, species appropriate, raw and real foods, are healthful for dogs and cats.

Biologically species Appropriate Raw and Real Food for Cats and Dogs


Biologically species Appropriate Raw and Real Food for Cats and Dogs

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Biologically species Appropriate Raw and Real Food for Cats and Dogs

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What are the benefits of a raw diet for cats and dogs?

(a) improved nutrition – as raw food diets for dogs and cats are not cooked, the original nutritional integrity of the raw ingredients is preserved. In most cases, this negates the need for synthetic vitamin and mineral supplements, which are often added to commercial feed, to make up for the loss of nutritional integrity that occurs with cooking; 

(b) healthy and regular digestion – cats and dogs have a fairly short digestive system which limits their ability to digest fibrous plant foods. A raw and real food diet for cats and dogs are largely meat-based, so it is easy for your pet to digest. Less energy is wasted than trying to digest plant materials, therefore your pets’ digestive system will work more effectively and regularly making for fewer and firmer stools; 

(c) cleaner teeth – approximately 80% of dogs and cats will suffer some degree of dental disease by the time they reach 3 years old. Kibbled feed provide some, but limited, dental benefits by helping to scrape plaque off the surface of your dog’s teeth, however, the process of chewing raw meats and raw bones is much more beneficial and effective for this purpose. The chewing process also massages your dog’s gums, increasing circulation, reducing the risk of gum disease; 

(d) shinier coat – a diet that consists of fresh, natural foods will provide your dog and cat with the nutrients they need to maintain healthy skin and a shiny coat. Essential fatty acids are the key to optimal skin and coat health and these ingredients are abundant in a raw food diet; 

(e) relief from food allergies and sensitivities – the more dogs are exposed to potential allergens like corn, wheat, and soy ingredients, the more likely they are to develop a reaction. Raw food diets are typically grain-free and gluten-free, which significantly reduces the risk for allergic reactions. The high nutritional value of a raw food diet for dogs may also help to resolve issues with environmental allergies.

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