Why Nutriment Raw?
Lest we ever forget, dogs were hunting and scavenging long before words like pellets, tins, conveyor belts & over-processed kibble had made it into the Oxford dictionary. Dogs and cats are finely-tuned carnivores, anatomically assembled to accommodate raw, ‘nutrient-packed’ meat.
Nutriment BARF recipes, (Biologically, Appropriate Raw Food) are painstakingly prepared meals consisting of top drawer meats, veg and minerals, meticulously mixed to accurately replicate what your pet might have eaten in the wild.
Raw, unlike their cooked or over-processed rivals, provides extra nutritious goodness, enhanced vitality and stamina and a natural shield against all manner of unfortunate afflictions ranging from: runny stools, bad breath, inflamed gums, discoloured teeth, itchy skin and lacklustre coats.
As many of us have long suspected, nature tends to always know best!
A full grown adult dog should be fed around 2-3% of the dog’s ideal body weight per day, ideally spread over two meals. If your dog needs to lose some weight, try feeding slightly less than this quantity, or switch to a meat with a lower fat content, until the ideal weight has been achieved. Don’t forget that exercise is essential too!
If your dog has been eating the same protein every day for months or years, there is a good chance he or she may develop an allergy to it. Contrary to popular belief, dogs need diversity in their diets just like humans do – so don’t be afraid to mix up your usual order a bit and give your dog some variety!
Nutriment’s enhanced raw dog food formula meets the high energy needs of field and farm dogs, offering highly digestible, flavourful and energy dense nourishment full of essential amino acids, vitamins and dietary macronutrients.
Remember – smaller breed dogs mature much faster than bigger breeds. We therefore suggest that a terrier should be fed the adult quantity of Nutriment by the time they reach around 10 months of age – whereas a Great Dane puppy will still require 4-6% for the first 18 months.
Storage of Nutriment Raw Foods
All our foods and treats are frozen, and should be kept frozen until you are ready to use.
For Best Before date, please see the label or side of the pack.
To defrost the product, we suggest leaving somewhere cool (not warm) overnight. If you forget to take food out to defrost, you may place a tub or chubb into a sink of warm water.
If the food is still partially frozen at feeding time, add some warm water from a kettle and allow to sit for five minutes.
Use within 2-3 days of defrosting.
Please bear in mind these simple points when handling any raw meat, to keep your family healthy
- Always use separate utensils for raw meat and cooked foods;
- Keep raw meat covered and store it at the bottom of the fridge;
- Open and dispose of packaging carefully;
- Wash and dry your hands thoroughly after handling raw meat;
- Always wash your pet’s food bowl in hot soapy water after each meal;
- Never leave raw meat where it can become warm – always defrost somewhere cool or in the fridge overnight.
For more information check out the Nutriment Website: http://www.nutriment.co