About Steve’s Real Food
Raw Food Questions
Most dogs are able to switch to without any adverse effects, especially when allowed to do so gradually over the course of a few weeks. More sensitive dogs/cats or those with digestive issues should start with our gentle Goat Milk Yogurt to wake up and heal their digestive system before introducing the meat. After a few meals with that then start adding the raw food to the meals in small amounts. Read more on transitioning here.
Nutrition and Disease
Besides being the first nationally distributed complete and balanced raw food for pets, Steve’s Real Food stands out from the competition because of our:
- Convenient Packaging – Easy to Open – Easy To Serve
- Transparent Ingredient Sourcing
- Bulk Sizes to Make Feeding Every Day Easier
- Quick Defrosting Nuggets
- Affordable Price
- Nutrition expertise backed by over 20 years of R&D
Many of our customers mix Steve’s with a premium grain-based food. Some people believe that you should not mix meat with grain because they are digested differently. These people feed Steve’s one day, and a premium grain-based food the next day. Others believe that the dog or cat should receive some of the thousands of enzymes, phytochemicals and antioxidants that are only in properly prepared raw meat-based diets every day. These people will mix 25% to 75% Steve’s in with the kibble daily.
We think both points-of-view make sense. We’ve also seen wonderful results either way. Our advice is to use whichever system works for you.
The fresher any food is, the better tasting and more nutritious it is. Quick freezing, which is done in our plant, and keeping the food frozen are the best ways to preserve nutrition and taste. Steve’s Real Food frozen varieties, as long as it remains frozen, can remain in your freezer for up to a year. (Please check our best if used by date). Once the raw food has defrosted in the refrigerator it will last for about 3 – 4 days. When given in a bowl at feeding time, it should be fed within four hours.