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As raw feeding gains popularity, there is a growing amount of conflicting information circulating the internet. As a pet parent, you want to feed your furry friend the best diet to keep them healthy. They depend on you to provide them with safe and balanced nutrition and it can be difficult to know who or what to believe. Here are three myths about raw food that you can dismiss: 

Raw diets are not balanced

While some manufacturers may not ensure that their formulas are balanced, Stella & Chewy’s balances every recipe to AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) standards. This ensures that every meal you feed your pet has an adequate amount of vitamins and minerals to keep them healthy and happy.  

Raw diets have dangerous bacteria

This is simply not true IF you are feeding the right raw diet. Raw meat can inherently harbor dangerous bacteria like E. coli and Salmonella. While these types of bacteria typically don’t pose a serious risk to cats and dogs, they can cause serious disease for people and sick pets. This is the reason many veterinarians do not support raw diets. However, Stella & Chewy’s includes a step in the making of their raw diets that kills these bacteria. Each batch of Stella & Chewy’s raw food undergoes a process called HPP, or high pressure processing. This technology uses pressure, instead of heat, to kill bacteria. Stella & Chewy’s takes another important step and tests each batch of food for bacterial contamination before sending them out of the kitchen to stores across the country.  

You can’t feed raw diets with cooked diets

There is a myth that circulates social media that warns pet parents of feeding cooked foods with raw foods. The warning states that because cooked foods are digested at a different rate than raw food, they pose a health risk to pets. This is an oversimplification and is untrue. People combine raw and cooked foods during meals frequently without consequence. You have permission to feed your pet a combination of canned, kibble and raw for some meals or even all meals. For example your kitty will absolutely love the pairing of Carnivore Cravings Chicken & Salmon Recipe pouched food while they wait for their Duck Duck Goose Frozen Raw Dinner Morsels to thaw. Your pup will enjoy mixing Cage Free Chicken Raw Coated Kibble with Dandy Lamb Freeze Dried Raw Dinner Patties.

Raw diets have many benefits including improved digestion, better coat quality, and less frequent and near odorless poops. Raw diets are also tasty and come in different textures and flavors. Choosing what to feed your pet is one of the most important decisions you will make for them. When you choose Stella & Chewy’s you are feeding a nutritionally complete and safe raw food your pet is sure to love!  Complete a Pet Profile to receive tailored content direct to your inbox, plus a $5 coupon to revitalize your pet with Stella & Chewy’s! 

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