Health & Care > Pet care, safety and insurance > What are the Differences Between Holistic, Raw, and Homemade Pet Food?

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01/23/2011 20:59:50 PM by Dr.Greg   Send Message to Dr.Greg  4047  views, category: Pet care, safety and insurance view all blogs


These three types of pet food share many of the same qualities.

Raw foods contain fresh refrigerated ground uncooked meat, bone, and organs and sometimes  fruit and veggies
Holistic foods contain cooked human grade meat, rice, veggies,fruit, and natural preservatives.
Homemade foods contain fresh cooked human grade meat, rice, and veggies.

Most commercial pet foods are made of low cost ingredients containing  grain and meat by-products.

Holistic, raw, and homemade foods often contain “human grade” meat, vegetable, fruit, or brown rice
 They often contain more protein, fats, oils, glucosamine, and omega fatty acids.
 They contain less allergens, processing chemicals, and preserving chemicals.
The health of many dogs and cats with chronic medical conditions improve when whole, natural, human grade ingredients are fed instead of most commercial dog foods.

About the author: I love animals and their bond with us. My new book Dog Dish Diet: Sensible Nutrition for Your Dog's Health is out and available on my website ( ). I have been an animal lover my whole life. As a teenager, I worked at a pet sh... more >>

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