Rawality is a locally owned and operated company based in Vancouver, British Columbia.  At Rawality, we know just how important it is to keep our pets happy and healthy.  With a nutritional background and years of struggling with health complications with family pets due to diets consisting of processed foods, we’ve developed a raw food diet designed to compliment a pet’s natural digestive system.

Rawality is dedicated to providing the highest quality raw pet food available.  We guarantee that our products are 100% free of antibiotics, steroids, hormones and hazardous fillers associated with traditional pet food.  What you will find is a balanced mix of human-grade, naturally raised meat and bone, organic fruits and vegetables and essential vitamins and minerals.  With previous experience working with kennel clubs and breeders, we know just how to provide the right diet for your faithful companion.

Pet owners that have made the switch to raw diets have found various improvements with their pet’s health, attitude and lifestyle.  Improvements have included the elimination of many skin irritations and diseases, improved oral health, increased energy, improved immune systems, stool with little to no odor, decreased allergic reactions and more.  A raw diet is the natural solution to keeping your loyal companion happy for years to come.

Find out more about the benefits to switching to a raw food diet here (link to ‘why go raw’) and visit our product page (link to ‘products’) to browse our selection of premium quality raw pet food.

At Rawality we appreciate that a raw food diet is a fairly new concept for pet owners, and one that can be confusing and difficult to understand.  It’s important to remember that a raw food diet is natural for our pets, who have struggled with dried and processed food diets for far too long.

While our faithful companions have been by our side for centuries, that doesn’t mean their digestive system has altered all that much from their wild cousins.  Wild cats and dogs are carnivores, and their main source of food is raw meat, organs and bone.

The shocking truth is we’ve been feeding our pets a diet that suffers in quality and nutrition.  Meat supplied for kibble and wet food is often sourced from what nutritionists refer to as “4-D meat”; meat that comes from dead, dying, diseased or disabled animals.  These animals are full of medication, antibiotics and other substances used to prolong the life of the animal.

Even worse are the potential ingredients that are permitted in standard pet food.  The industry is primarily self-regulated, and the list of allowable ingredients is shocking.

Pet foods are known to include:

  • Dehydrated garbage
  • Undried processed animal waste products

 

  • Plastic
  • Poultry feathers
  • Hair
  • Leather meal
  • Dyes
  • Carcinogens
  • Preservatives
  • Peanut and almond shells

All of these added ingredients lead to many degenerative diseases and costly visits to the vet.  Recent studies also point to processed foods as a factor in the increased number of pets suffering from cancer, arthritis, obesity, dental disease and heart disease.

A complete raw diet, on the other hand, contains human-grade meat (meaning meat appropriate for human consumption), organs and finely ground bones as primary ingredients.  Organic fruits and vegetables also help round out the diet and provide a necessary balance of vitamins and minerals.  A raw diet should contain no dyes, preservatives, hormones, antibiotics or fillers.

There are a number of benefits that can come from a raw food diet.  These include:

  • Improved oral hygiene
  • Elimination of many skin issues
  • Increased energy
  • Healthy weight management
  • Shiny, healthy coats
  • Decreased allergic reactions
  • Improved joint and muscle strength
  • Boosted immune system

It’s no wonder why nutritionists around the globe are advocating for the switch to raw food diets.  Pets on the diet are happier, healthier and can live longer.  We at Rawality encourage you to do your own research regarding raw food diets to see if it is right for your pet.  Several nutritionists and veterinarians recommend the raw food diet:

Dr. Alicia McWatters Ph.D.

“Fresh, raw foods contain the highest level of enzymes and these enzymes assist in digestion. Cooked foods and dry convenient diets have been denatured and are devoid of enzymes: life-promoting elements. While they may maintain life they do not promote optimum health or longevity!”

Dr. Richard Pitcairn, DVM

 

"...When i begin to suggest to feeding of raw meat i found animals becoming healthier even without
other treatment. Indeed , i have frequently had to report that people find their animals become healthy when they make this change and disease for which they were hoping to have treatment (on a waiting list) have disappeared. Since that time , other veterinarians have told me similar things about the use of raw meat. I do not have numbers but i think veterinarians recommending raw meat in the US are in the hundreds. My experience , albeit clinical and not based on studies , is that my patience have improved health on a raw diet. Furthermore , i have not seen significant parasites problems . Dogs and cats , being carnivores by nature , are meant to eat raw meat and do not have a problem doing so. "
 

Other published studies are available by leading veterinarians and nutritionists.  These include:

-        Give Your Dog A Bone and Feed Your Pup with Bones; by Ian Billnghurst.  Published in Lithgow, N.S.W. Australia by Ian Billinghurst, 1993 and 1998 respectively.

-        The ultimate pet food guide: Everything you need to know about feeding your dog or cat. Cambridge, Palika, L. (2008).  MA: Da Capo Press.

-        Natural Dog Care; by Celeste Yarnall.  Published in Boston, MA by Journey Editions, 1998.

-        Reigning Cats & Dogs; by Pat McKay.  Published in Pasadena, CA by Oscar Publications, 1995.

-        The Encyclopediea of Natural Pet Care; by CJ Puotinen.  Published in Los Angeles by Keats/NTC Publications.  1999

*Disclaimer*

The information provided above is intended for educational purposes only.  While the content has been researched and reviewed for accuracy, it is not a substitute for recommendations and diagnoses from a qualified veterinarian or pet health professional.  Rawality does not assume any legal responsibility.

All of our products are naturally raised and fed livestock.  We guarantee our meats are 100% antibiotic, steroid and hormone free. 

Our products are specially designed to provide essential amino and fatty acids along with calcium, vitamins A, B, C and D.  They are served with a balance of organic fruits and vegetables to improve digestion and circulation.

 Beef Blend:

-Beef, Beef liver, Beef heart, Bones, Broccoli, Romanian Lettuce, Kale, Zucchini, Blueberry and Apple.

Lamb:

-Lamb, Lamb liver, Lamb heart, Bones, Broccoli, Romanian Lettuce, Kale, Zucchini, Blueberry and Apple.

Venison:

-Venison, Venison liver, Venison heart, Bones, Broccoli, Romanian Lettuce, Kale, Zucchini, Blueberry and Apple.

Chicken:

-Chicken, Chicken liver, Chicken heart, Bones, Broccoli, Romanian Lettuce, Kale, Zucchini, Blueberry and Apple.

Turkey:

-Turkey, Turkey liver, Turkey heart, Bones, Broccoli, Romanian Lettuce, Kale, Zucchini, Blueberry and Apple.

Kangaroo:

-Kangaroo, Kangaroo liver, Kangaroo heart, Bones, Broccoli, Romanian Lettuce, Kale, Zucchini, Blueberry and Apple.

Soon we will start to carry frozen treats and Deer Elk

 

What makes Rawality different from other raw pet food companies?

-        At Rawality we have a passion for ensuring your pets are getting the most nutritious meals available.  All of our meats have been naturally source and are guaranteed to be 100% antibiotic, hormone and steroid free.  We also take pride in choosing the right balance of organic fruits and vegetables to provide the right vitamins and minerals for your pet.

Is a raw diet actually better for my pet?

-        Absolutely.  Pets are carnivores and need a regular supply of raw meat to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  A raw food diet is not only the natural choice for supplying the right nutrients and minerals to your pet but it also ensures they avoid the additives and fillers in traditional processed pet food.

Is a raw diet always the best choice?

-        Not necessarily.  Older and weaker animals may not have the tolerance to make the switch over to a raw diet, along with some animals that may have gastro-intestinal problems.  If you are concerned about your pet’s reaction to a raw food diet consult a professional veterinarian or nutritional expert.

Isn’t raw food just the latest ‘fad’ in pet nutrition?

-        Not at all.  The concept of a raw diet has actually been around for decades.  A long term study conducted between 1932 and 1942 by Dr. Francis Pottenger compared the health of cats fed raw meat vs. cooked meat.  The group fed cooked meat were mineral deficient and suffered from ailments such as low immune systems, irritability, allergies, organ malfunction, infertility and even a shortened life span.

How should I make the switch to a raw diet?

It’s best to introduce raw food slowly into your pet’s diet over the course of two weeks.  If your pet is used to having food available all day, start training them to eat once or twice a day for 

-        dogs and two to three times a day for cats, before switching to raw food.  The key is to go slowly so as not to overwhelm your pet as they begin to rebuild their natural tolerance and enzymes for raw meat.

What meat should I be feeding my pet?

-        The choice between the different meats available should be based on your pet’s nutritional needs and veterinarian recommendations.  Each meat provides its own nutrition benefits, and one type of meat may be more beneficial for your pet than another.

My pet is having a hard time switching to raw food, what should I do?

-        Pets tend to fixate on whatever food they were weaned on and could resist a switch to a healthier raw food diet.  If that is the case, try mixing raw food in with your regular pet food supply and gradually making the switch over to 100% raw food.  Shredding their favourite treat on top of the food is another alternative that has worked well.  Cats will likely be the most stubborn to make the switch, but be persistent, it’s worth the effort!

Is Kangaroo meat good for my pet?

-        Kangaroo meat has been a staple of the pet food industry in Australia for over 30 years.  Nutritionally, Kangaroo meat is low in fat (3-4%), high in protein, and high in vitamins and minerals.  Because Kangaroo is not farmed, the meat is naturally free range and organic.  Kangaroos graze on a wide variety of vegetation which means their meat has a wide array of nutrients.

*Disclaimer*

The information provided above is intended for educational purposes only.  While the content has been researched and reviewed for accuracy, it is not a substitute for recommendations and diagnoses from a qualified veterinarian or pet health professional.  Rawality does not assume any legal responsibility.

David Piper- Vancouver
 “Our two French Bulldogs have constantly suffered from digestive issues, especially when they were younger.  Constant vomiting, terrible smelling bowel movements, skin rashes, itchiness, all problems that put our dogs, and us in foul moods.  When we made the switch to Rawality raw pet food we saw a dramatic change in our dogs; not only had their problems disappeared but they were happier and more energetic than we had ever seen!”

Tom Clancy-Vancouver
 “Our dog has always struggled with dry, itchy skin scratching so bad that her hair would fall out in clumps. We were skeptical at first about switching to a raw food diet, but after a few weeks feeding her Rawality she stopped scratching and her coat was healthier and shinier than ever before.  We are so glad we made the switch and our little pooch is too.”

Clara Rasmusen- Langley
“My cat had always been a fussy eater and the only thing I could ever get her to eat was canned wet cat food.  After hearing from a friend of the dangerous ingredients and additives in the food, I was shocked and appalled.  Made the switch to raw, healthier food and while it took a bit of convincing to get her to make the switch, she wouldn’t have it any other way now.”

Vince & Melissa- Richmond
“We’ve been feeding our dogs a raw diet for over ten years.  The benefits for feeding our dogs a natural diet, rather than the processed kibble are beyond number.  It’s a switch that should be a no brainer, dogs are meant to eat raw and organic, not that processed food they’ve had for years.  Rawality is exactly what we want in our pets diet.”

Terri Walter- Vancouver
“Rawality has been the best thing to happen to my Labrador, Otis.  Otis is happier and healthier than he has ever been, almost as if he’s a puppy again!”

 1 866 311 2130
 
info@rawalitypetfood.com
 
8-12851 Bathgate way, Richmond,
BC, Canada V6V 1Y5