How RAwsome Meals Came to Be
On January 4th, 2017 I flew back to Los Angeles with a rescue named Ginger. She’d been a companion to a dog that ate his kibble and following his example she ate enough kibble to stay alive, but lived with runny stools. Now, without her kibble-eating companion to set the example Ginger wouldn't touch kibble, no matter the brand or price. It appeared that she would rather starve than eat kibble. I tried a variety of food ideas that I found online, none of which worked but was at a loss for what to feed her until I discovered the documentary, Pet Fooled, which introduced me to species-appropriate nutrition. After a good deal of research, some trial and error and input from my butcher, I developed a set of recipes that deliver the full range of essential nutrients, which added muscle, reduced shedding, produced firm, healthy stools, fresher breath and proved to be dog-delicious. But though Ginger was eating the best meals of her young life she suffered bouts of colitis every few days. A dog-owning medical professional said that nothing could be done. But that was unacceptable. I took a deeper dive into canine nutrition and discovered that the missing element was the fermentation found in the digestive tract of a carnivore's herbivore prey. But our human-grade production facility cannot use unwashed stomach or intestines in meals they produce. To include the needed fermentation I tried raw apple cider vinegar. It worked, but Ginger kept eating grass between meals. So I included low-sodium organic sauerkraut to add fiber. The combination proved a win. Of course, I had to try replacing a portion of her meals with whole prey. Mother Nature did not disappoint.
Ginger, now 7, maintains the physique and energy of a young, healthy dog, thanks to her RAwsome Meals.
F. André Fortune
RAwsome Meals are optimized for healthy dogs and may not be suitable for dogs on medication. For dietary advice specific to your pet, consult a nutrition-trained vet.
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