Understanding Fresh Pet Food
Of the many pet food options available, it's difficult to know what option is the healthiest for your pet. Learn about what fresh pet food is and how fresh food can improve your pet's health and happiness.
Cooking dog food, rather than serving ingredients raw, typically increases digestibility of the meal and helps release nutrients such as proteins and carbohydrates. Vitamin losses through cooking the food are fairly negligible, and our NomNomNutrient blend counteracts any such losses.
A fresh diet requires someone to invest the time and labor in preparing a balanced, veterinary-formulated recipe, and then actually cook every meal. Most owners don't have the time or knowledge to do this and rely on the convenience of dog foods such as kibble or wet foods.
Just like with your own diet, a fresh diet for your dog means real ingredients that are fresh, rather than meals composed of artificial additives and fillers. A fresh diet for your dog needs to be refrigerated, just like the fresh food you eat.
Feeding your pet fresh, gently-cooked food can promote health and wellness. Because the food is free of preservatives, fillers, and never frozen, your cat or dog's body will be able to use more of what they eat - putting the healthy nutrients, like vitamins, minerals, proteins, and carbs to good use.
When first switching to a fresh dog food, most owners will notice that their dog is more excited about eating. This can translate into an increase in energy level throughout the day. Such diets tend to be lower in fiber, and you'll see that a lot of nutrients are actually digested and utilized, resulting in smaller stools.
Freezing can preserve a variety of nutrients, but even when frozen, there are some unhealthy changes that may happen to the food, including freezer burn, changes in ingredients that affect how your dog receives the diet, and changes to healthy fats. The changes are slow, but oxidization over time takes a toll.