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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT DOES “MEAL FREE” MEAN?

Meal free means that RAWZ products do not contain any type of rendered meals at all (No Chicken meal, No Turkey meal, No Lamb meal, and No Fish meals).  RAWZ only uses dehydrated chicken, real poultry and/or wild caught fish as protein sources.

WHY ARE LOWER CARBOHYDRATES PREFERRED?

Carbohydrates are not part of the natural diet for dogs and cats, so it should come as no surprise that carbohydrates are not nutritionally essential (in any amount) for them. 

In fact, excessive carbohydrates may contribute to unhealthy weight gain in some pets.

HOW IS YOUR PRODUCT ABLE TO PROVIDE FOR ALL LIFE STAGES AND ALL BREEDS?

In order for a food to be classified “all life stages”, it must pass a certain protocol used by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AFFCO) to determine if a food has the nutrient content necessary to fully support the four stages of life; the gestation, lactation, growth and maintenance stages.  A food with this classification may be used for a pet in any of these life stages so long as the correct amount is fed.   We are pleased to say that RAWZ meets these guidelines.  Please see our bag for specific feeding instructions.

ARE THE HIGH PROTEIN LEVELS IN RAWZ HEALTHY FOR PETS?

YES.

The notion that high protein diets cause kidney failure in dogs has been mostly discounted as marketing hype and a myth.   The National Research Council has found that no upper level is known for dogs and cats and countless studies published over the last decade have roundly debunked the high protein myth (often fueled by multinational and marketing companies that still produce or sell low-protein, grain-based foods).

There is simply no data suggesting high protein diets cause any short or long-term harm to pets. 

WHAT IS THE OPTIMAL FAT LEVEL?

A healthy diet includes an optimum fat level. Fat is a good source of energy and allows the body to utilize fat-soluble vitamins. Animals need some fat in their diets in order to have a shiny coat, healthy skin and to avoid other potential health problems. With over 60% of the dogs in the US being obese, optimum fat levels are needed - not too high, not too low. What is the right level of fat for your pet? The answer is, "It depends." Every animal is different, and fat level is not the only consideration - a healthy diet requires a thoughtful combination of minimally processed nutrients including protein, fat, fiber, and carbohydrates. The fats in RAWZ are naturally occurring in the poultry and fish in our recipes; they are not added rendered (processed) fats.

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