Congratulations! You have chosen the finest products for your raw-fed pets.
Our shared commitment with Schoenborn Family Farms means using only select, healthy animals procured from small, Midwestern farm sources. As raw-feeders ourselves, we believe that a whole-animal meat, bone & organs diet delivers the nutrients vital for your family dog, cat or ferret. It’s the most accessible, optimal nutrition–the way Mother Nature intended.
We are here to help you along your path, and that first step is answering the big question: Why should my pet have a raw-fed diet? The answer to that question fills many books on the subject. So, we will just try to hit the main points and steer you along the path for further investigation. We start with the basics of biology.
Look at your pet’s teeth. Do you see any flat molars? No, you only see incisors. Incisors tear meat and break bones, and they only move up and down in a cutting motion.Conversely, herbivore’s teeth have vegetation-mashing molars that move side-to-side. Then there are omnivores, like humans, that have a mix of incisors and molars.
While a little harder to see, the digestive tract of carnivores are shorter. They have a high hydrochloric acid content to break down the meat, bones and organs in their diet. In addition, they have little (or, in the case of cats, absolutely no) amylase. Amylase is the digestive enzyme that breaks down the complex carbohydrates. Complex carbohydrates make up the main building blocks of plant cell walls. Also, carbohydrates are the primary ingredient in the average kibble diet.
Dogs trace their heritage to the domesticated wolves and share roughly 99% of their genetic makeup. Meanwhile, our house cats are descended from the wildcats of the Middle East and have a similar genetic match. Feeding your pets the food Mother Nature designed for them will make all the difference in the world to their overall health.