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Why Feed Raw?

A raw diet is an unprocessed, natural diet containing a combination of raw meat, bone, offal and fruit and vegetables if you wish.

While dogs and cats have become domesticated their digestive systems haven’t. They aren’t designed to eat high carb diets filled with rice or meat derivatives, unnatural flavourings and additives that we are all too often told to feed our pets.

To thrive, they benefit the most from fresh ingredients that mimic their own species appropriate dietary needs (BARF and PMR)

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BENEFITS OF EATING RAW

  • Smaller, non-smelly firm stools
  • 60% less stools – less waste due to the body absorbing all the goodness
  • Healthy skin and shinier coat – helped by feeding oily fish
  • Less hyperactivity – no E numbers in raw!
  • Improved health and vitality and less inflammatory issues due to no additives or preservatives
  • Increased, more effective immune system
  • Clean teeth and fresh breath – from chomping on raw meaty bones which remove plaque and tartar
  • Raw food naturally contains moisture so compared to kibble, your pet won’t drink as much, although fresh drinking water should always be available.
  • No more smelly wind! The difference once you feed a raw diet is quite remarkable, give it a try, you’ll believe us once you do!

Not sure where to start?

ADULT DOGS SHOULD BE MOVED THROUGH THE PROTEINS BY FEEDING A NEW PROTEIN EVERY 7 DAYS. YOU SHOULD KEEP THE BONE CONTENT AS NEAR TO 10% AS POSSIBLE.

Days 1-7
Turkey and tripe. Tripe is naturally balanced and like a superfood for dogs. It’s green and it smells!
If your dog settles okay on turkey and tripe you can move onto another protein source.

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Days 8-15
Still using your tripe based meals start to introduce one new protein source.
Chicken is one of the easiest proteins to get hold of. Try and aim for 10% bone content.If all goes well by the end of that then you can move onto stage 3. if not, take your time it can sometimes take a little longer.

Days 16-23
Time to introduce a new protein source, making sure your dog is getting approximately 10% bone in the mince. If at any time during this stage your encounter a bad reaction by way of diarrhoea then go back a step to your cushion of turkey and tripe or chicken until things get back to normal.

Following on weeks:
Gradually add new foods to your dog’s diet until you have tried most things. Once you’ve introduced 5-6 different proteins then begin to introduce some offal at this stage but make sure it is just one thing at a time and in very small amounts. This way if something upsets your dog you will know what to avoid and saves having to go back to the beginning each time or work on an elimination diet. You can do this by introducing completes or by adding some offal to the bones minces.

FOR PUPPIES YOU CAN ADD A NEW PROTEIN EVERY 3-4 DAYS AS THEIR STOMACHS CAN TOLERATE A FASTER TRANSITION.

By now you will ideally be making sure the diet is balanced in 75% – 80%muscle meat; 10% – 15% bone and 10% offal of which 5% needs to be liver. Kidney is probably the easiest to get hold of for the other 5% offal. Heart, whilst strictly speaking is not classed as offal for purposes of raw feeding, is very rich in nutrients and needs to be treated in a similar way to offal and introduced gradually.

Free range organic eggs are an excellent source or nutrition a few times a week. As I like things as nature serves them I tend to give the shell too but this must be ground down to a fine powder in a pestle and mortar or grinder for it to be of any use, other than roughage.

Oily fish can be fed whole and raw. But it can often come back up, so worth cutting up and serve mixed with tripe or something else. Sprats are great to start with and can be fed frozen. Tinned sardines or mackerel in spring water, oil or tomato sauce are also handy to feed. If you do not feed fish you can supplement with a good quality fish body oil.

Veg can be added for those that wish to use it.

Remember meals can be balanced ‘over time’ so you don’t have to do a bit of everything every meal time, however, it is advisable to feed bone meals regularly rather than a lot in one go or you risk constipation. Feeding a week’s worth of offal in one go could also prove to be detrimental and your dog could end up with upset tummy.

COMPLETE MEALS
Some people prefer to use complete meals rather than DIY. There are a number of suppliers offering this type of food, some more balanced than others. Choose carefully and read the ingredients. Try and start with one flavour for a few days before moving on.

Please note , this is a guide only and some dogs may need slightly less/more than 10% bone content.

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Deliveries and Opening Times

   Deliveries

Every Monday – Hertfordshire including some Essex postcodes (CM6-7, 16-20, 77, CO9, EN9)

                  Every Wednesday  – East, North London and RM1-14 (including EN5, E4, all IG postcodes)

Every Thursday – Essex (including RM15-20 postcodes)

1st & 3rd Wednesday of every month –  North Kent / South East London


All deliveries are personally delivered in our own refrigerated vehicles. We do not send orders via post or courier.

Delivery charge is only £6 with £25 minimum order.

All orders should be placed and paid for as early as possible to avoid disappointment. We have a weight limit on the van which we have to strictly adhere to, therefore it may not always be possible to add your order to the delivery run for the same week. Orders placed within 48 hours of the normal delivery run will automatically be added on for the following week.

Please note, we do not deliver on bank holidays.

If you do not see your area listed above, please contact us before making a purchase.

Refunds will be subject to a 10% administration charge.

Opening Times

Monday 9 am – 4 pm

Tuesday 9 am –  6 pm

Wednesday 9 am – 4 pm

Thursday 9 am – 6 pm

Friday 9 am – 4 pm

Saturday 9 am – 12 pm

We aim to have all collection orders ready for the next working day, or the next shop
opening, whichever is sooner. Unpaid orders that are not collected within 7 days will be cancelled.

K9-Catering Ltd
Unit 7 Asheton Farm Business Centre
Stapleford Abbotts
Romford Essex
RM4 1JU
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