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. Being 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 I feed my pet a raw diet? The answer to that question has filled 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 will look at the basics of biology to start.
Teeth. Look at your pet’s teeth. Do you see any flat molars? No, you only see incisors. This shape of teeth are designed specifically to tear meat and break bones, and they only move up and down in a cutting motion. They are not designed as a typical herbivore’s with their vegetation-mashing molars that move side-to-side or omnivores, like humans, that have a mix of incisors and molars.
Digestive Tract. While a little harder to see, the digestive tract of carnivores are shorter and have a high hydrochloric acid content to break down the meat, bones and organs in their diet. They have little (or, in the case of cats, absolutely no) amylase. This is the digestive enzyme that breaks down the complex carbohydrates that make up the main building blocks of plant cell walls and a primary ingredient in the average kibble diet.
Genetics. Dogs are the descendants of domesticated wolves–and are roughly 99% identical genetically–while our house cats descended from the wildcats of the Middle East and have a similar genetic match. Feeding your pets the food it was designed for will make all the difference in the world to their overall health.