Why Raw Food?

At Growlies, we’ve spent years observing the benefits of a raw food diet on our own pets. Fresh raw meats, offal, fruits and veggies are highly digestible and make a real difference to the health and welfare of four-legged family members.

We understand it’s up to every individual pet owner to decide what’s best for their pet. That being said, we wanted to offer our perspective and knowledge that we’ve built up over the years. Here are some of the benefits your pets can enjoy by switching to a raw food diet.

Pets Live Longer

In 2003, the Lippert-Sapy study on domestic dogs’ well-being and life expectancy found animals fed with home made food (or raw food) reached an average of 13.1 years of age. Animals fed with canned industrial food reach an average of 10.4 years.

Raw Food Improves Kidney Function

A 1976 study (O’Connor-Summerhill) highlighted the improvements in kidney function seen in dogs with a raw food diet. This type of food contains a high level of easily absorbed water content with minimal toxins.

Behavioural Benefits

Countless studies have highlighted how the teeth, acidic gut and rapid digestive system of dogs are that of a meat eater. Feeding dry, cereal-based food can lead to discomfort over time and cause dogs to become stressed. Raw food is also low in salt, meaning pets will drink less and pee less. With the easier digestion of raw food, there will also be a noticeable decrease in amount of faeces.

A Varied Diet is a Healthy Diet

Imagine having to eat the same thing every day? Wouldn’t that be boring! Yet, we feed our pets the same bland food, from the same jumbo bag, every day of their lives. At Growlies, we carry a range of different proteins for pets. We have chicken, turkey, bison, lamb, beef, pork, elk, llama, goat and venison.