[Introduction And Review] Freeze-Dried Raw Meat

What is freeze-dried raw meat?

The freeze-dried food we are talking about refers to Freeze-dried raw meat, which is frozen quickly and then goes to high-pressure vacuum drying. The moisture of the food is drained, and the nutrients of food are preserved to the greatest extent. It is considered to be the most suitable diet for pets besides self-made food.


Why choose freeze-dried raw meat?

Enzymes: Enzymes are the catalysts for all processes in the body, such as nutrients in the process of cell growth and digestion. Most food enzymes are basically destroyed under the conditions used for cooking and processing food, leaving food lacking enzyme activity.

Amino acids: Amino acids form protein, which in turn forms muscle tissue and increases fat metabolism. There are two types of amino acids; essential amino acids and non-essential amino acids. Dogs and cats cannot make essential amino acids, so they must be obtained from raw food.

Intracellular water: cytoplasm is the fluid found in cells. Intracellular moisture is the most effective way for pets’ digestive system to break down and process food. Without water, the digestive system must work harder to complete the digestion process. After being cooked, plant and animal cells lose this natural moisture.


The benefits of freeze-dried raw meat

Digestion: The raw material is natural food with the best digestibility. Each formula contains only simple limited ingredients, free of grains and gluten, and is most suitable for food-sensitive pets.
Fur: Natural oils and fatty acids provide healthy skin and a shiny coat.
Teeth: Natural enzymes and ground bones promote tooth and oral cleaning.
Palatability: The protein-rich ingredients provide the best palatability even for the pickiest pets in their natural state.


Reviews of freeze-dried raw meat

Northwest Naturals
Taste: chicken recipe
Ingredients: chicken, chicken neck, chicken heart, chicken liver, egg, ground flaxseed, kelp, organic Dulse (seaweed), gelatin, organic psyllium shell powder, fish oil, potassium chloride, sodium chloride, taurine, vitamins B supplements, protein zinc, protein iron, vitamin E supplements, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, mixed tocopherols (as a preservative), vitamin D supplements.
Nutrition ratio: crude protein 50%, crude fat 15%, crude fiber 4%, moisture 5%, protein 14%, fat 8%, fiber 2%, moisture 72%, carbohydrate <1, calcium 0.52%, Phosphorus 0.38%, Copper 5.2, Zinc 68, Sodium 0.17, Magnesium 0.04, Kcal/kg 1636, Kcal/oz 57

Stella and chewy
Flavor: chicken
Ingredients: chicken (bone grated), chicken liver, chicken gizzards, pumpkin seeds, potassium chloride, sodium phosphate, choline chloride, fenugreek seeds, dried acid flake fermented products, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation Product, dried Bifidobacterium longum fermentation product, dried Bacillus coagulans fermentation product, taurine, tocopherol (preservative), dandelion, dried kelp, protein zinc, ferritin, vitamin A supplement, vitamin E supplement, Niacin supplements, copper proteinate, riboflavin supplements, sodium selenite, calcium d-pantothenate, biotin, protein manganese, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin D3 supplements, folic acid , Vitamin B12 supplement.
Nutrition ratio: crude protein 45.0%, crude fat 25.0%, crude fiber 5.0%, moisture 5.0%, taurine 0.2%, calorie content 4,630 kcal/kg, 182 kcal/cup

Ingredients: chicken, chicken neck, chicken gizzards, salmon, chicken liver, organic kale, organic zucchini, organic carrots, organic apples, organic broccoli, organic cranberries, organic blueberries, organic pumpkin seeds, organic sunflower seeds, montmorillonite Stone clay, organic apple cider vinegar, organic parsley, salmon oil, taurine, organic coconut oil, cod liver oil, organic quinoa sprout powder, dried organic kelp, organic ground alfalfa, organic rosemary extract, vitamin E supplement.
Nutrition ratio: 52% crude protein, 32% crude fat, 1% crude fiber, 3% moisture, 12% ash, and 161 calories per ounce.
Product information: chicken 85% salmon 5% supplements 2% organic ingredients 8% organ meat 9% bone content ≅ 10%

Vital Essentials
Fresh is Best
Flavor: Chicken
Ingredients: chicken, chicken heart, chicken liver, chicken gizzards, yam, apple, kale, kale (microcrystalline hydroxyapatite calcium protein complex), dried kelp, vitamin E supplement, zinc amino acid chelate, manganese amino acid Chelate, copper amino acid chelate, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin D3 supplement.
Nutrition ratio: crude protein 50.0%, crude fat 22.0%, crude fiber 4.0%, moisture 10.0%, calories 177/cup

Vital Essentials
Flavor: Chicken
Ingredients: chicken, chicken liver, chicken heart, goat milk, water, herring oil, mixed tocopherol (natural preservative), egg, eggshell membrane, d-alpha tocopherol (a natural source of vitamin E)
Nutrition ratio: crude protein 45.0%, crude fat 15.0%, crude fiber 3.0%, moisture 8.0%, calorie content: 3841 kcal/kg, 113 kcal/oz



Ingredients: primal<Vital Essentials<fesh is best<northwest naturals<stella and chewy

Price from low to high: Vital Essentials1.82/oz<primal2.1/oz<stella and chewy2.11/oz<northwest naturals2.18/oz<fresh is best2.62/oz

Palatability: primal<Northwest naturals<Vital Essentials<fresh is best<stella and chewy

Comprehensive cost performance: primal<fresh is best<Vital Essentials<Northwest Naturals<stella and chewy

Taste: pork<fish<poultry<rabbit


Freeze-dried snacks

Fresh is best
The popular ones are freeze-dried chicken neck, chicken breast, and chicken heart. Freeze-dried chicken necks can be used to clean and grind teeth.
The palatability of this snack is very good, and cats all love the brand.

Vital Essentials
It’s famous for its small dried fish. The palatability is average, but the shape is cute.

One serving is not too much and can be sprinkled on the staple food.

Some tips

Freeze-dried staple food can be eaten dry or after adding water, but it needs to be eaten in time after soaking in water, otherwise it is easy to breed bacteria.
Fish food is prone to marine pollution, try to use poultry or rabbit meat as the main.
Chicken necks cannot be removed due to the lymph, so frequent consumption is not recommended, and 1-2 times a week is best.
Freeze-dried can be fed with raw bones and meat, and it is not recommended to feed with canned dry food.

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