Back to Nature
Humans are the only animals who cook their food. Unlike us, dogs and cats are built to eat raw as they would in nature due to high levels of hydrochloric acid in their stomachs, along with a fast transit time, and mouths designed to rip apart and chew raw flesh and bone.
MeatMe is true raw food, meaning that it has not been adulterated through processing. It includes muscle proteins, organs, and ground bone to deliver the same powerful nutrients that dogs and cats thrived on throughout their evolution until the advent of commercial kibble and canned pet food.
If your pets have always eaten kibble or processed canned food, they may need to get used to a raw diet. While the majority of dogs and cats adapt quickly to this diet, others may go through a brief detox period as their bodies adjust to eating whole food. Once their bodies grow accustomed to healthier food, they will experience renewed vigor and vitality.
To introduce your pet to raw food, mix a small amount of raw food with your pet’s usual kibble or canned food for the first few meals. Once your pet is comfortable with the addition of raw food, you can slowly reduce or remove all kibble and processed canned food from their diet over the course of a week or two depending on how your pet is adjusting.
Important: While we believe a diet consisting solely of raw food is the best way to achieve optimum nutrition for your pet, we recognize that switching completely to raw may not be what every pet parent chooses to do. Adding any amount of raw food represents an improvement in your pet’s diet.
It’s possible that meat for human consumption, kibble for pets, and meat for pets can all contain pathogens. Unlike most commercially available pet food, however, the human-grade proteins in MeatMe raw pet food are processed in a USDA-inspected facility. This means that our food is subject to more rigorous safety protocols than most dry and canned food for cats and dogs. Please note we recommend consumers use the same care in handling raw food for pets as they use when handling raw meat for their own use.