Whole Animal Carcass Diets
The canine and feline's natural diet is whole prey animals and occasionally fruits and grasses. A whole prey carcass is low in carbohydrate and fat and high in animal protein, bulk, and roughage - not plant fiber, but less digestible parts, such as bone, cartilage, scales, fur, feather, skin, tendon, and teeth.
Muscle meat makes up the greatest portion of a whole animal carcass. Carnivores have evolved to also eat all of a prey animal's organs and glands. These foods have variable content of protein, fats, vitamins and minerals, collectively they provide a remarkable range of nutrients. These nutritious foods serve numerous functions in your pet's body, including muscle growth, tissue repair, enzymes, blood, immune functions, hormones, and energy.
Dogs and cats do not have an essential requirement for carbohydrates found in vegetables, fruits or grains. They are able to maintain energy levels by making glucose in their body from protein and fats. Muscle meat, fat, and liver in a whole animal carcass provide your pet with a source of energy.
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Carnivora Food Products
Beef Diets differ from the Beef Dinners because they do not contain fruit or vegetable matter.
Beef patties contain the whole animal except the heads, hides, bladder and large intestine (manure), hooves, horns (if any). We do not use non-edible bones as these would not be consumed in nature due to their density. Organs make up approximately 8 to 10 % of the patties - this includes lungs, liver, heart, kidneys and the tongue. The omassum from beef is saved for our green tripe patties. On average over all our protiens, patties are composed of 66% muscle meat, 7% bone, 10% organs, 7% blood and 10% fat. Other than the vegetables and fruit in our dinners we DO NOT add anything to our foods. You may supplement as needed. Please ask for a brochure or visit our website for healthcare and supplement products.
The Carnivora Whole Animal Beef diet is lower in protein than some of the other whole animal diets. Our pasture raised beef is lower in polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acids and saturated fats than feedlot beef making it healthier. As it is lean, it is good food for less active pets, but still very valuable food for any carnivore. It is a rich source of iron and therefore a good food for building blood. Beef is a popular rotational food for those animals that do not have an intolerance to it.