Defrosting:

Allow product to defrost in the refrigerator before serving; depending on the temperature of your refrigerator the product will usually defrost in 12 – 24 hours. Defrosted product will keep fresh for an additional three days in the refrigerator.

Hint: There is no need to defrost the whole bag.  It is re-sealable so you can take out just what you need for a day or two and keep the rest in the freezer.

Transitioning:

Transitioning at your pet’s own pace is the key to developing acceptability and digestibility for a novel new food. As you begin, try offering very small portions along with your pet’s usual meal. Once the new food has become familiar and/or appetizing enough to entice your pet to try it, increase the sample portion size while decreasing the amount of the old food  that is offered. This process could take days or even weeks especially with cats. Your pet may be expressing a survival instinct, which is at the root of an aversion to something unfamiliar so patience is the key.

Portioning:

Each bag contains at least 24 “pet pucks”, weighing approximately 1 ounce each.  The Furry Foodie™ formulas have been approved for adult maintenance requirements, so feed your adult dog or cat 5 - 6 pucks or 5 - 6 ounces daily for every 8 pounds of body weight. For kittens and seniors you will have to adjust portion sizes.  There may also be additional requirements and considerations based on your pet’s overall health, age and activity level, so please consult your veterinarian to help you determine an adequate diet for your pet’s special needs. For example:

  1. Organic Chicken Dinner for Cats

Ingredients: organic raw chicken with ground bone, organic chicken liver, organic chicken heart & organic chicken neck. Guaranteed Analysis: crude protein min. 17.9% • crude fat min. 9.8% • crude fiber max. .2% • moisture max. 70.2% • ash max. 2.9% • taurine .1%

  1. Organic Turkey Dinner for Cats

Ingredients: organic raw turkey with ground bone, organic chicken liver, organic chicken heart & organic chicken neck. Guaranteed Analysis: crude protein min. 18.5% • crude fat min. 9% • crude fiber max. .31% • moisture max. 68.4% • ash max. 1.5% • taurine .1%

  1. Rabbit Dinner for Cats

Ingredients: raw rabbit with ground bone, organic chicken liver, organic chicken heart & organic chicken neck. Guaranteed Analysis: crude protein min. 28% • crude fat min. 12% • crude fiber max. .1% • moisture max. 67.2% • ash max. 2.8% • taurine .1%

  1. Organic Turkey Dinner for Dogs

Ingredients: organic raw turkey with ground bone, organic sweet potato, organic squash, organic beef kidney, organic beef heart, organic beef liver & organic eggs with shells. Guaranteed Analysis: crude protein min. 20.2% • crude fat min. 11.8% • crude fiber max. .3% • moisture max. 66%

  1. Beef Dinner for Dogs

Ingredients: raw beef, sweet potato, squash, beef kidney,

beef heart, beef liver & eggs with shells. Guaranteed Analysis: crude protein min. 21% • crude fat min. 7.1% • crude fiber max. .4% • moisture max. 70%

  1. Beef & Pork Dinner for Dogs

Ingredients: beef, organic sweet potato, organic squash, organic pork kidney, organic pork heart, organic pork liver & organic eggs with shells. Guaranteed Analysis: crude protein min. 21% • crude fat min. 4% • crude fiber max. .2% • moisture max. 70% • ash max. 2.9%

  1. Certified Humane® Veal Dinner for Dogs

Ingredients: veal, sweet potato, squash, beef kidney, beef heart, beef liver & eggs with shells. Guaranteed Analysis: crude protein min. 18.5% • crude fat min. 10.9% • crude fiber max. .5% • moisture max. 68.4% • ash max. 1.6%

Raw Pet Food

    Organic, Certified Humane® poultry, and local, natural beef are used in the FurryFoodie ™ range of raw diets for pets. All of the ingredients are USDA- Inspected and of human-grade quality. These foods contain nothing that is not approved for human consumption. They are either 100% meat (cat diets) or at least 80% meat (dog diets), and contain no by‐products, waste‐products, corn or other grains.







   



    Both Cats and Dogs in “modern” societies are suffering from the same increase in food and skin allergies, diabetes, digestive disorders, cancers, and auto-­‐immune diseases as humans. We are all mammals, and genetically very similar. It should not be surprising to find an association between the rapid increase of these previously rare disorders and processed pet foods, which use an unregulated supply of waste products to produce cheap food. As with people, prevention is worth much more than the cure.

    Dogs have been living with humans for about 30,000 years. Their digestive systems have acclimated away from their carnivorous diets for only a small (on an evolutionary scale) time. That said, their natural diet does NOT contain fruits, vegetables, herbs, or any other plant matter. Dogs will forage for as much plant matter as they need, if at all.

    Cats have been only lived with humans for about 5,000 years. They are what is known as obligate carnivores: their digestive systems cannot process ANY plant material. Their natural diet does NOT contain fruits, vegetables, herbs, or any other plant matter. Cats will forage for as much plant matter as they need to facilitate elimination, if any. The natural prey of cats, rodents, are about 90% protein and 10% bone, fat, and other matter; there is no metabolic requirement in cats for carbohydrates. Feeding cats plant matter, as is contained in the modern, processed foods (in order to produce them more cheaply), has led to a dramatic increase of IBD (irritable bowel disorder) and diabetes in domestic cats, due to the unnatural proportion of cellulose and carbohydrates in the food, respectively.
    Fish: And, despite cats having a preference for fish, too much fish in their diet is not good for them (or the ocean’s fish stocks). As trawlers take up everything on the sea floor, the “waste fish” are used for pet food. This fish material is associated with high mercury levels, as the fish caught in this way are bottom-­‐dwelling. Also, it now appears that there is a dramatic increase in feline dental disease as the very high amounts of Vitamin A in the fish ossifies the enamel of their teeth (to porous bone).

Misconception #1: Raw foods are dangerous for my pet, due to pathogens remaining in the food.
Answer: This can’t possibly be true: neither cats nor dogs have an ability to start fires and cook their food. In the millennia during which their digestive systems have evolved, they have only had cooked (canned) for about 50 years. This is not long enough to change the composition of their digestive enzymes which are specialized to deal with carrion, diseased prey, and an entirely raw diet.

Misconception #2: Protein is protein. As long as the minimum percent protein is the same, the food is the same.
Answer: Proteins are extremely complex compounds and are easily damaged. Also, some proteins (egg and milk proteins, for example) are “complete,” meaning that they have the full complement of amino acids necessary for a healthy mammalian metabolism. As with milk, heating beyond a normal body temperature changes and/or destroys the fragile compounds of the protein and neutralizes its associated enzymes and catalysts: think of a cooked egg, vs. a raw one; the protein in the egg is irrevocably changed. Carnivores (man, cats, dogs) have evolved to utilize the protein as it occurs in nature: uncooked.

Misconception #3: This food is too much work. I have to add vitamins, so it can’t be as good as the processed food.
Answer: Carnivores naturally feed on a variety of prey, and will seek plants and animals to balance deficiencies in their diet, if needed. FurryFoodie® uses a primary meat (chicken, turkey, veal, or rabbit) with added human-grade organ meats from other species so as to balance the food. And, as with your children, even though you feed them the best, freshest food available, a vitamin is always a good idea. Both cat and dog foods are fresh-frozen into convenient 1 oz. portions. It is not necessary to supplement the food, but a vitamin or nutritional yeast sprinkle on top adds a measure of “assurance” and a tasty variation in the diet for your pet.

Misconception #4: This food costs too much.
Answer: It is more expensive than cheap, imported, un-inspected food. The ingredients in FurryFoodie® are All-American, USDA-­Inspected, and human-­‐grade. As it is only or largely meat, it is not necessary to feed as much to get an equivalent measure of protein. And, there’s no such thing as a “free lunch”. As with children, what goes into them determines their health, mental and physical. An ounce of prevention is worth a priceless amount of cure.

100% USDA-Inspected, Human-Grade Meat,

Born and Raised in the USA

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Naturally Balanced Nutrition

Nutritionally balanced meals for healthy adult cats & dogs made from raw meat, organ meats, vegetables and eggs. Minimally processed to retain ingredient goodness and digestibility, with single source protein options: Organic Chicken Dinners for Cats, Organic Chicken Dinners for Dogs (coming soon)

Certifications & Standards

Certified Organic & Certified Humane® Varieties, VA Finest product since 2005. BPA Free Packaging.

High Quality Ingredients

We use nothing but US farm-raised human-grade ingredients, so that The Furry Foodie is “pet food” only because the formulas are balanced for your dog’s or cat’s nutritional needs (and in some cases include raw ground bone).

Made from 100% US Products

All ingredients are traceable: traceable means transparency. All our ingredients are lotted and traceable back to the farm where the livestock or vegetables came from.

Price

comparable price per serving to other premium national brands. 1.5 lb bags of nuggets or 10 lb value packs.

Shelf-life

The Furry Foodie BPA-free barrier bags will keep frozen product safe to serve almost indefinitely. We suggest defrosting and serving within a year for your pet to enjoy the food at its best. Once defrosted the product will remain safe to serve for at least 3 - 4 days. Convenient 1 ounce nuggets for ease of portioning.

Safety Inspected

The Furry Foodie dinners are safe for your dog or cat to eat raw. They are as safe for you to handle as any other raw meat you prepare in your kitchen. We do more frequent pathogen testing than is even required for human food to ensure that each batch of The Furry Foodie is of the highest quality and safe for your dog or cat to eat.

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We use a short list of high quality ingredients;
all that is necessary to produce nutritionally balanced meals. Our formulas meet the guidelines for adult Dogs or Cats, standards set by Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO.org). All the beef, chicken, turkey and rabbit ingredients are from small US family farms. The turkey and chicken are Certified Organic and Certified Humane® from our own, Ayrshire Farm in Upperville, Virginia. The only additional ingredients in our formulas are organic vegetables and eggs, there are absolutely no fillers. With The Furry Foodie™ formulas, you can be confident that you are serving your pet the most wholesome food available blended into nutritionally balanced, convenient formulas. (Association of American Feed Control Officials, www.AAFCO.org, whose goal it is by working with state and federal agencies, to provide effective standards for manufacturing, quality and distribution of animal feed and pet food. )

The natural goodness remains.
The Furry Foodie raw food for Cats & Dogs offers important nutritional advantages over common highly processed foods. The Furry Foodie is more like wild-­‐caught prey with a naturally enjoyable taste and texture. There is no need to artificially enhance the product with vitamins and minerals, they are still present in the food in their original, absorbable and digestible form.

A very convenient natural diet.
The Furry Foodie is convenient for you to serve. Using only minimal processing techniques, our dinners are hand-­‐blended and formed into countable “puck” shaped disks using no fillers. They are then flash-­‐frozen and packaged in sealed bags to preserve their quality. They will actually remain wholesome and safe to serve indefinitely as long as the product remains frozen during storage; we recommend using within the first 6-­‐months after purchase so your pet can enjoy the optimum flavor and texture.

Is raw okay for your pet?
Our formulas are complete and appropriate for all healthy adult Cats & Dogs on maintenance diets. If your pet has special needs, your veterinarian can help you decide how you can incorporate raw food into their routine.