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Is Raw Dog Food Safe?

  • As your trusted companion in ensuring your pets' well-being, we feel compelled to address a topic that has been generating quite a buzz among pet parents – the safety of raw dog food diets. In recent times, we've witnessed a growing interest in exploring more natural and nutritious options for our four-legged family members. The raw food movement has captured the hearts and minds of many conscientious pet owners seeking to provide their cherished companions with the best possible sustenance. However, amidst this surge of enthusiasm, concerns about the safety of raw diets have sparked a lively debate.

    As someone deeply invested in your pets' health and happiness, I understand the importance of separating fact from fiction. Let me assure you that when handled with care and utmost attention to hygiene, raw feeding is a safe and rewarding choice for your furry loved ones. Every aspect of our raw meal preparation process is meticulously designed with safety as the top priority, from sourcing high-quality ingredients to stringent handling and storage protocols.

    Understanding raw dog food:

    Raw dog food, as the name suggests, is a delightfully natural and wholesome approach to nourishing your four-legged family members - consisting of uncooked ingredients such as raw meat, bones, and vegetables. As supporters of raw feeding we firmly believe that it is the superior choice due to the natural ingredients, minimal processing and that it closely resembles what dogs would eat in the wild. This diet is often customised to meet individual pet's needs, offering a variety of protein sources and nutrient-rich ingredients.

    What makes raw food safe?

    1. Stringent quality control: As raw meat can be vulnerable to bacterial growth, it’s understandable that pet owners are concerned about its safety. At LUNA & me, we are guided by a steadfast commitment to excellence, which is reflected in our rigorous quality measures. Every batch of our nourishing raw meals undergoes stringent protocols to ensure it meets the highest standards of safety and nutritional integrity, delivering nothing but the best for your beloved four-legged family members. As a DEFRA (Department of Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs) approved pet food company, we adhere to strict safety guidelines in every aspect of our operations, from manufacturing to storing and delivery. Our dedicated team follows HACCP (a systematic preventative approach to food safety), FSA (Food Standards Agency) principles, and APHA (Animal and Plant Health Agency) guidelines with utmost diligence, ensuring that each raw meal is prepared, stored, and delivered with the utmost care and attention to safety. Your trust in us is sacred, and we take immense pride in being your trusted partner in nurturing the unbreakable bond between you and your furry loved ones. Our commitment goes beyond merely providing safe and nutritious meals; we strive to deliver an experience that fills your home with love, joy, and peace of mind.
    2. Premium Ingredients: The safety of raw dog food hinges on the quality of its ingredients. We take pride in carefully sourcing every ingredient based on quality, integral to our story are the British farmers and producers that make up the LUNA & me family. Our unwavering commitment to quality ensures your pet receives a meal that is not only safe but also a pinnacle of nutritional excellence, if we won't eat it - it doesn't go into our food!
    3. Safe handling and storage: Safe handling is paramount in maintaining the safety of raw dog food. We passionately believe the freezer is the best place to store our food, meaning the quality is never compromised. Professional manufacturers like us, offer clear guidelines to pet owners on how to handle raw food safely.
    4. Transparent sourcing: Transparency is key in ensuring the safety of our raw dog food. Our ethics and values are deep-rooted in the core of our business, we take pride in careful sourcing and buying and ensure that every ingredient is based on quality rather than price. We work with fantastic produce that tastes sensational and transform it into the best food your pets have ever eaten.
    5. Nutritional Expertise: Our team of pet nutrition specialists bring a wealth of expertise to the formulation of our recipes. This ensures not only a balanced and nutritious diet for your dog but also a focus on their safety and overall well-being.
    6. Natural Protection: Pets are naturally equipped to handle bacteria in raw dog food due to evolutionary adaptations that have developed over centuries. In the wild, dogs are scavengers, and their survival has depended on a diet primarily consisting of raw meat from prey. This natural diet has played a crucial role in shaping their physiological traits to effectively deal with bacteria. Their short digestive system helps them quickly get rid of any harmful stuff. Plus, their stomach acid is super strong, so it can easily kill most bacteria in raw meat. Even their saliva has some germ-fighting properties.

    Raw food is naturally safe for dogs:

    In conclusion, raw food stands as a naturally safe and wholesome choice for your beloved dog. Rooted in their evolutionary instincts, a raw diet provides dogs with the nutrition they've thrived on for centuries. With our commitment to safety and quality, choosing raw food for your dog not only aligns with their natural preferences but also ensures a happy and healthy life for your cherished companion. We take immense pride in the fact that throughout the lifetime of LUNA & me, we have never had any product recalls, reaffirming our dedication to delivering only the best for your pet.

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