The Rise of Raw and Freeze-Dried Pet Foods: A Game-Changer in Pet Nutrition and Wellness
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The Rise of Raw and Freeze-Dried Pet Foods: A Game-Changer in Pet Nutrition and Wellness

June 15 2024

In the world of pet nutrition, raw and freeze dried pet foods are increasingly making their mark. According to leading pet care experts, such as those at Pet Evolution, a prominent pet food, treat, and toy supply store located in Cypress, this type of pet food could well be a game-changer.

As advocates and suppliers of both raw and freeze dried pet foods, Pet Evolution has seen first-hand the benefits that these diets can provide. "Raw pet food diet can significantly improve your pets' overall health," said representatives with the company. They stress the holistic benefits of raw food, highlighting how this nutrient-rich diet can lead to shinier coats, healthier skin, cleaner teeth, higher energy levels, and smaller stools.

Raw pet food, often referred to as a "biologically appropriate diet," is designed to mimic what animals might eat in the wild. This type of diet typically includes a mix of raw meat, bones, fruits, vegetables, and organs. Many pet owners have shared stories of their dogs regaining youthful vitality, or their cats showing sleeker, shinier fur after switching to a raw diet. While it may sound like a modern trend, the concept actually harks back to our pets’ ancestral eating habits.

The concept of freeze-dried pet foods isn't far behind. According to Dr. Harvey's, a pet food manufacturer whose products are available at Pet Evolution, freeze drying maintains the nutritional value of the food with added convenience, offering an all-natural, preservative-free, high protein meal for your pets. Through the process of freeze drying, moisture is removed from fresh ingredients while preserving their nutritional content, flavor, and texture. This results in lightweight, shelf-stable meals that can be easily stored and served.

So, how is freeze-dried pet food prepared and served? Simply add water to rehydrate the food, and it regains much of its original freshness. Pet owners who opt for freeze-dried pet food can appreciate how this option combines the best of both worlds: the wholesomeness of raw feeding and the practical benefits of modern food preservation techniques.

Preparation of freeze-dried food manufactured by Dr. Harvey's, which is sold by Pet Evolution. (Source: Dr. Harvey's)

Northwest Naturals, another pet food manufacturer carried at Pet Evolution that produces freeze-dried foods, supports these claims. By adhering to precise temperature standards, freeze-dried foods retain raw enzymes, truly classifying them as raw food. According to the company, a raw pet food diet can aid in weight maintenance, promote healthier digestion, and reduce allergy symptoms. But the raw food diet is not without its skeptics.

Despite initial skepticism, vet surgeon Dr. Nick Thompson, in his article published by the Raw Feeding Veterinarian Society, came to see raw food diets for cats and dogs as a game changer in treating conditions often deemed intractable, such as IBS syndrome, colitis, dental problems, diabetes, and a range of allergic diseases. "Vets advocating raw are able to treat conditions otherwise considered difficult, intractable, incurable or only ‘manageable’," said Dr. Thompson.

Pet Evolution's commitment to offering raw and freeze dried pet food reflects their advocacy for pet wellness and nutrition. As these diets may provide a route to optimal pet health, Pet Evolution in Cypress is proud to offer a range of options for pet owners in the area who want the very best for their furry friends. To learn more, visit and stop by their store at 26349 Northwest Fwy, Cypress, TX 77429

This article sponsored by Pet Evolution in Cypress.

By Tiffany Krenek, My Neighborhood News 
Tiffany Krenek, authorTiffany Krenek has been on the My Neighborhood News team since August 2021. She is passionate about curating and sharing content that enriches the lives of our readers in a personal, meaningful way. A loving mother and wife, Tiffany and her family live in the West Houston/Cypress region.

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