Frequently Asked Questions
WHY SHOULD I FEED RAW FOODS?
Being carnivores, raw is the most natural of all foods, highest quality protein, muscle building, living tissues and bone, which provides the natural source of nutrients absolutely necessary for good health in dogs and cats.
At our Blue Ridge Beef plants, we strive to produce the best raw foods possible. Our commitments to quality and service has shaped our companies long and proud history
SHOULD I COOK THEIR RAW FOODS?
We do not recommend cooking our raw products because the whole object of feeding for health is to maintain optimum nutritional sources as best as humanly possible. Enzymes and nutritional values are lost in the cooking process.
WHAT ABOUT SAFE HANDLING?
Common sense again rules, as with any raw meats, certain practices are recommended. keep frozen or refrigerated, thaw in frig or in cold water, use in 2 or 3 days.
Never leave out in room temp. for long times, keep frozen unused portions. always wash hands, cutting boards, etc with soapy water .
WHAT ABOUT FEEDING AND RECIPES?
Realizing dogs are by nature scavengers, perhaps their choice in foods is not always what we select for them to eat. raw green tripe for example, dogs love, raw bones are highly beneficial food sources.
Keep in mind their needs seem to vary from humans, benefiting from the nutritional needs of raw.
Cats just as their wild ancestors thrive on raw beef and other raw meats they seem to enjoy eating, “ that’s most the secret” food they like…
ARE THERE FEEDING GUIDELINES?
There are guidelines to use when feeding adults. 2 or 3 % of body weight is often used. But, when feeding your animals, you must first take so many elements into consideration. the type is foremost or size. what degree of activity?
Do you show this animal? Have they ever been offered real raw foods before? What kind of health is your companion in?
These are some of the issues to consider when feeding. if your adult is older, they ofI course require much less fats, most time need much more exercise. Feeding is the key to your dogs’ and cats’ happy life. The benefits of good food are endless..
SHOULD WE USE SUPPLEMENTS?
Well, I do. These days our food chain seems to have less and less nutrition in our foods, processing has caused a lot of food value lost, vitamin and minerals that were perhaps in the food have been lost do to many man made hurry to the market procedures.
So yes, supplements can be very helpful in providing extra antioxidant protection and support for the growing, showing, and working athletes we call our friends.
WE AT BLUE RIDGE BEEF CAN HELP BRING GOOD HEALTH TO THE TABLE.
Look for our puppy and kitten page. This is where to look (true blue). Find the answers. Learn where to start realizing the benefits of feeding raw.