Some pet parents prefer to feed their best friend a raw or cooked dog food diet over commercial diets such as kibble or canned food. Though studies have shown that there are real health benefits to feeding dogs raw or cooked food diets over extruded diets, there are no significant differences in the digestibility between raw and cooked foods.
The danger of a raw diet lies in possible health risks to your pet. Due to the open standards within the pet food industry in Australia, meat found in raw diets can become contaminated if not handled properly. Salmonella and E. coli are common concerns with bacterial contamination occurring from the hide or feathers, or during the processing and packaging procedures.
Total raw food diets may also not contain all essential vitamins and minerals for your pet’s health.
Why is The Nosh Project different?
The Nosh Project Daily Diets are neither an extruded or raw diet. Our Daily Diets are made with only human-grade ingredients and prepared in a human-grade kitchen facility. This ensures the strict food handling and processing standards are followed to eliminate possible contamination. All of our meals are slow cooked at a consistent temperature. This ensures that all harmful bacteria are killed but does not affect the levels of nutrients.
Pet hydration levels
When it comes to water, we all know its importance for staying hydrated and keeping us functioning. Well, it’s the same for our pets too. How much our pets drink will depend on many different factors. Their size, diet and environment are just some that may affect this. For example, a dog that is fed […]
How to transition to The Nosh Project
Your dog will love The Nosh Project however it’s extremely important to properly transition your pet from their regular diet to any new food. We recommend to do this slowly and in increasing amounts and over a period of 5 to 7 days. Switching your dog’s regular food or diet abruptly can cause gastrointestinal upset […]
How to mix feed
If your pet is a fussy eater, you may feel inclined to try mixed feeding. This is a common practice that involves feeding your pet two or more types of food in one bowl e.g. kibble and The Nosh Project. This can be a great way to make kibble more palatable and add fresh food […]
Pet nutrition vs. Human nutrition
Food, glorious food. We need it to survive, and so do our pets. Just like humans, there are some pets that live to eat, while others eat to live. The only difference is that it’s up to us to ensure they have a healthy, complete and balanced diet. Our pets have vastly different nutritional requirements […]
Why is cooked food better than raw food?
Some pet parents prefer to feed their best friend a raw or cooked dog food diet over commercial diets such as kibble or canned food. Though studies have shown that there are real health benefits to feeding dogs raw or cooked food diets over extruded diets, there are no significant differences in the digestibility between […]