WHY RAW FOOD?
Raw food is as nature intended for dogs and cats.
Dogs and cats are carnivorous prey animals, primarily meat eaters. They have teeth designed for tearing and their digestive systems are also quite different from humans'.
They have short digestive tracts that are acidic and more able to kill bacteria, not long and alkaline as are ours.
They use animal fats for energy much as humans use carbohydrates.
A raw food diet provides stronger disease and parasite resistance, reduction or elimination of bad body and breath odors, healthy skin and coat, improved digestion, clean teeth, strong nails and healthy ears.
Wagalicious raw food blends are human grade, antibiotic- and growth hormone-free meat protein and fat, with ground, organic vegetables and grasses, simulating dogs' and cats' natural diets when they catch prey. No heat is used in the processing of our formulas.
Raw foods contain undamaged amino acids, protein, fat, antioxidants, enzymes, essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals.
Cooked food loses important qualities that make food digestible and nutrients available to dogs and cats: altered amino-acids/protein, vitamins, and minerals. Heat also turns good fats into trans-fats, and reduces the bioavailability of food. Enzymes and antioxidants are destroyed by heat. Cooked food can also stress your dog's and cat's pancreas and tax their immune system.
Dry foods are unnaturally high in carbohydrates and low-grade vegetable proteins that are less suitable for dogs and cats. Processing further alters the natural qualities of the ingredients, making nutrients less bio-available.