Is raw right for my pet? 
Is raw right for my pet?

What makes raw food better?

What if I have a cat?

Will a raw meat diet make my pet fat?

How can one food be right for all pets?

How much should I feed my pet?

How do I store Eureka! pet food?

How is it delivered to keep it from going bad?

What if I canít use a whole package before it goes bad?

What type of meat do you use?

Do you add fruit, grain, and vegetables? Why not?

Isnít feeding my pet raw food a lot more work?


Is raw right for my pet?

A raw pet food closer mimics the natural diet your pets would have in the wild, and consequently, the diet their bodies were designed to digest. Many opponents of a raw meat diet base their arguments on theory and supposition, having never fed or actually observed the results.

We encourage you to look to your pet for answers. Replace their usual meal with a Eureka! formula for two months and record the results. Take before and after pictures in similar lighting conditions. Consider your pet’s mood and physical appearance. Notice how your pet produces less stool, the whiteness of its teeth and color of its gums, the change in skin disorders and how their overall digestive health improves. With over 20 years of experience of formulating blends for dogs and observing the results, we are confident you will witness the benefits yourself.  



What makes raw food better?

Conventional pet food is loaded with fillers like vegetable protein, grains such as corn, wheat or rice, and artificial additives and preservatives. Due to spoilage problems, the natural fat content required by dogs and cats must be kept low.  It may contain “beef” or “chicken,” but this can mean hooves, feet, lung, heads, tails and other scraps that contain little meat protein. It is usually formed into bite-sized kibble, loaded with preservatives, and baked, zapping the last of any remaining nutrients, enzymes and antioxidants. It’s like fast food for animals.

 

It has been suggested that over time, conventional pet foods may cause health problems such as diabetes, skin irritations, obesity, loss of appetite and bad breath. This breakdown in health is alleged to alter the DNA of your pet and, if bred, may even pass chronic disorders and genetic defects to its litter.

 

Feeding your pet a Eureka! raw-meat diet may help correct many of these ailments. Our standard formulas contain only muscle meat, so it’s like feeding your dog steak. We don’t add cheap fillers like vegetable protein or grains to our standard products, and we never add preservatives or other artificial ingredients. We package our formulas in their natural, raw state because it’s the healthiest, most natural option for your pet.

 

With a Eureka! formula, your pet benefits from the wholesome nutrients and enzymes that only raw meat can provide. You may notice your pet’s dull coat regain a shiny luster. Nutrition-related skin problems may disappear. Teeth may return to a pearly white. And your pet’s increased energy level and fun-loving spirit will tell you what we already know—raw-meat diets promote optimum health.



What if I have a cat?

Feeding cats a raw diet follows the same logic: it’s what they would eat in the wild. There have been numerous studies about the health benefits of feeding cats raw food.

 

One of the earliest and widest known of these studies was conduced between 1932 and 1942 by Francis M. Pottenger, Jr., M.D. In this study he fed a large group of cats a raw food diet and another group the same diet, but with the meat cooked. In general the cats fed raw food were “resistant to infections, fleas and various other parasites and had no signs of allergies...and were gregarious, friendly and predictable in their behavior patterns.” While, the cats fed the cooked meat experienced “health problems ranging from allergies to infections of the kidney, liver, bones and reproductive organs.”

 

Find out more about this study and the Pottenger’s specific benefits of a raw diet for cats [link http://feline-nutrition.org/nutrition/proper-feeding-from-pottengers-cats].



Will a raw meat diet make my pet fat?

No, it is very easy to control your dogs' weight with Eureka! Start with 2% of your dogs' total body weight, this is just a general guideline, so if your dog becomes overweight, or is not losing weight, if that is your goal, reduce serving amount. With this highly concentrated diet, even half the recommended amount will still provide your pet with all the nurtition he needs.



How can one food be right for all pets?

Eureka! contains a variety of quality protein sources, which we believe to be better than one source of protein, and provides a superior diet for dogs of all breeds, age and size. The key is to determine the correct amount that best suites your pet. Eureka! has helped many dogs that previously suffered from food allergies. 



How much should I feed my pet?

How much you should feed your pets depends on their size and activity level. We recommend starting with 4 oz per 10 lbs of your dog's total body weight per day. Or if you'd like your dog to lose weight, feed 2% of the desired weight, until you achieve desired condition, then increase slightly to a maintainance amount. Adult dogs can be fed either once or twice a day, and 3 times a day for puppies. Monitor your dog's weight carefully, and adjust serving size up or down as needed.



How do I store Eureka! pet food?

Keep Eureka! frozen until ready to use. You can thaw one frozen patty at a time in the microwave for about 16 seconds, just long enough to allow you to easily slice into bite sized pieces.  Another option is to thaw in the refrigerator for no more than one hour to achieve the same result. The vacuum-sealed patties will stay fresh for at least 6 months if kept frozen. We recommend you handle our food like you would raw chicken or beef for your own consumption. Wash hands after handling, and feeding bowls should be cleaned daily in hot, soapy water.



How is it delivered to keep it from going bad?

Eureka! is shipped frozen.  It will keep indefinitely as long as it remains frozen.  If Eureka! Alaska formulas thaw and remain under 40 degrees F, they will keep for several days.  Eureka! Bronze, Gold, and Silver formulas will keep, unopened, for up to 30 days at 40 degrees F.



What if I canít use a whole package before it goes bad?

Keep part of the package frozen until ready to use. Product that has thawed slightly can be re-frozen with no ill effect.



What type of meat do you use?

Our standard formulas are based on high grade meat with fresh liver, tripe, eggs, and fish from USDA inspected plants, so it’s like feeding your dog steak. We don’t add cheap fillers like vegetable protein or grains to our standard products, and we never add preservatives or other artificial ingredients. We package our formulas in their natural, raw state because it’s the healthiest, most natural option for your pet.

 

With a Eureka! formula, your pet benefits from the wholesome nutrients and enzymes that only raw meat can provide. You may notice your pet’s dull coat regain a shiny luster. Nutrition-related skin problems may disappear. Teeth may return to a pearly white. And your pet’s increased energy level and fun-loving spirit will tell you what we already know—raw-meat diets promote optimum health.



Do you add fruit, grain, and vegetables? Why not?

We don’t add cheap fillers like vegetable protein or grains to our products, and we never add preservatives or other artificial ingredients. Dog and cat digestive systems are not designed to utilize vegetable protein and they can digest little, if any, of it. Your dog's digestive system, not matter what kind of dog, whether it is Pekingese or Greenland Husky or chihuahua, is 100% wolf. It's teeth are the same as a wolf's, albeit smaller, designed to tear and shear meat. There is NO scientific evidence that dogs and cats have adapted to eat vegetables and fruits. If they had, they would have different teeth and different digestive systems! Everything they need is in meat.



Isnít feeding my pet raw food a lot more work?

Yes, it is more work, and more expensive.  But, like all good things, the extra work is well worth it.  If you care enough about your pet to want it to be the healthiest, most energetic, and happiest it can be, then the extra work will make you feel good about what you are doing for your pet.  Vet bills will go down to partially, if not totally, defray costs.  A healthier animal lives longer.  How much do you value that?



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