Rad Cat Raw Diet
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cat (kat) n. -a domesticated carnivore


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Raw Food Products for Cats

We use the highest quality muscle and organ meats in all of our natural, holistic pet foods and treats. Our meats are US-sourced, USDA-inspected, hormone and antibiotic free, free-range or pasture-raised. We use the same meats found at your finest natural food stores. All of our muscle and organ meats are ground partially frozen at the time of processing to ensure only the freshest quality.
 
Our varieties of Turkey, Chicken and Lamb use muscle and organ meats all from the same species. We don't mix lamb and fish with beef and chicken, so there is better flavor for your feline carnivore. Simple is better.
 
All products are produced in our own certified and inspected manufacturing facility. All batches are tested for freshness, E.Coli O157:H7 and Salmonella by an independent laboratory.

Free Range Turkey Cat Food

Free-range turkey thigh and leg meat, free-range turkey heart, free-range turkey liver, filtered water, organic egg yolk, organic eggshell calcium, organic kelp, organic dulse, gelatin, organic psyllium husk powder, wild Alaskan salmon oil, manganese gluconate.
 

Free Range Chicken Cat Food

Certified organic, free-range chicken thigh and leg meat, certified organic, free-range chicken heart, certified organic free-range chicken liver, filtered water, organic egg yolk, organic eggshell calcium, organic kelp, organic dulse, gelatin, organic psyllium husk powder, wild Alaskan salmon oil, manganese gluconate.

Pasture Raised Lamb Cat Food

Pasture-raised lamb shoulder and trim, pasture-raised lamb heart, pasture-raised lamb liver, filtered water, organic egg yolk, organic eggshell calcium, organic kelp, organic dulse, gelatin, organic psyllium husk powder, wild Alaskan salmon oil, manganese gluconate.


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More About Rad Cat Raw Diet

Although feeding a raw diet may seem more expensive than a conventional kibble or canned diet, the benefits far outweigh the cost in terms of the health and happiness of your cat. Here are a few reasons why our Rad Cat Raw Diet is so special:

Rad Cat Raw Diet is a premium quality, raw cat food diet made from the finest human-grade meat and organic ingredients. We believe that our cats and yours deserve to eat antibiotic-free and hormone-free food. That is why all of our meats come from free-range farms.
 
We use whole meats - Our Turkey and Chicken varieties contain thigh and leg meat, and our Lamb variety contains whole boneless shoulder and trim. We purchase the whole hearts and livers and grind whole muscle and organs partially frozen at the time of processing. This accomplishes two things: First, we know that all our muscle meat is always the rich, dark, flavorful meat that makes our food taste so good. Second, grinding at the time of processing ensures that Rad Cat will stay fresh and wholesome in your refrigerator as you serve it.
 
When meat is ground, more surface area is exposed to air and accelerates bacteria growth. In our processing, whole meat moves from the freezer to processing and back to the freezer as finished product in the shortest time possible. As a result, your cat will eat the freshest, most nutritious cat food available.
 
Rad Cat contains human-grade and organic ingredients. In addition to high quality meats, our added ingredients are completely human-grade and are organic wherever possible. Feline nutrition is very important and is the foundation of our food formulations. Rad Cat requires very little supplementation in order for it to meet AAFCO guidelines for all life stages of your cats’ life. All of the recommended and required nutrients including Taurine are provided by our whole food ingredients. Remember, when you see added vitamins and minerals on your cat food label, it means they were added because the 'food' ingredients were not of high enough quality to provide those nutrients themselves, or they have been destroyed by over-grinding, over-mixing, or by a high temperature cooking process.
 
We do not add vegetables or grains as fillers. Rad Cat Raw Diet is primarily meat, staying true to your feline carnivore's evolutionary diet. This tends to add to the cost, as cheaper filler ingredients are left out. Cats are obligate carnivores and our foods are formulated to meet their nutritional needs.
 
Grains are not a natural part of the feline evolutionary diet. Historically, cats were used to guard grainaries because they would catch mice and not eat the grain. Only in the last 50 years, with the development of the commercial pet food industry, have grains been added to cat and dog foods. Many of these grains used are waste products from large agricultural production facilities.
 
Many cats are allergic to the grains in their commercial cat food. These allergies can often manifest as skin and digestive disorders. Grains are also a source of carbohydrates, which cats require very little of. The optimal feline diet is one that provides high protein and low carbohydrates. Mother Nature, in her infinite wisdom, designed felines to use protein as their main energy source, rather than carbohydrates. Unfortunately, foods on the market that say they provide 'high energy', typically do so by using a grain source. Carbohydrates are a quick source of energy and are burned away very quickly. They are also the cheap and unhealthy solution to providing a dietary energy source. In fact, one of our own cats was highly allergic to grains, and that was what led us to start this company.
 
For more information why Rad Cat doesn’t contain grains, see our Raw Diets page.
 
Protein, from a meat source, provides sustained energy and is burned completely and efficiently. Yes, foods containing mostly meat are more expensive, but the longer life expectancy, health benefits and lower vet bills outweigh those costs. High carbohydrates in feline (and canine) diets are also major contributors to obesity in pets. Cats on high protein, low carbohydrate diets tend to lose excess pounds and maintain a healthy weight, with increased energy and vitality. Starches in high carbohydrate diets tend to bond to teeth, creating tartar build-up, which leads to gum disease, bad breath, and other health problems that are associated with chronic gingivitis. Cat's dietary needs are very different from humans and from dogs, who are omnivores. Cat's digestive systems are very short and they need to eat foods that are easily digestible. Raw diets are the most digestible for cats due to the high enzyme content naturally present in raw meat.
 
Many commercial and holistic cat foods also contain vegetables. The reasons for adding them are varied. From claims that their food represents all the food groups, to individual claims about added fruits and veggies, all tend to boil down to the reasons why humans need them in their diets. Though there are some claims that cats eat vegetables contained in the stomachs of their prey, the amount contained in the stomach of a mouse, small rodent or bird is smaller than a dime, and can be considered negligible. Often, the first organ that cats ingest is the brain, which contains the highest concentration of nutrients. That's why when our mighty hunter (or huntress) leaves a present on our porch, it is usually a carcass with a missing head.
 
Another argument, is that cats will eat grass, therefore, they need vegetables in their diet. In fact, cats ingest grass to help cleanse their digestive tract, mostly to help pass hairballs. Upon regurgitation or elimination through the bowel, the grass will pass completely undigested and whole. Here is why: In order to extract nutrients from vegetables, carnivores and omnivores need to break down the cell walls in some way. Cooking (steaming is best), grinding, and powdering are the best methods of breaking down the cellulose walls in vegetable matter. For humans and some other animals, our chewing process is very effective in that our jaws allow us to "grind". Cats, however, do not 'chew' and grind as we do and therefore, need 'pre-digested' vegetables in order to process the nutrients they contain.