Some time ago, we were fortunate to be given a chance to try out Raw Rawr’s frozen Venison and Salmon! I initially chose only the Salmon, since I don’t feed this raw. But the very nice people at Howlistic Life sent me both! AND some of our favorite Dear Deer treats! How lucky is that bitch! ❤
Raw Rawr’s diets come in freeze dried and frozen. I’ve previously used their freeze dried as toppers. And to be honest, I personally prefer frozen raw meat as her main meals as opposed to freeze dried. (She tends to drink more water but pee lesser on freeze dried. That’s why I feel that frozen raw is healthier.) So I was really excited to try out these! 😀
Pure & Balanced
Raw Rawr’s frozen diets come in Pure or Balanced. Pure is just the meat bones organs, whereas the Balanced consists of 5% fruits and veggies. As a PMR feeder, I should have taken the Pure, but I was attracted to the green lipped mussel, which I don’t feed. So I chose the balanced.
Likes: You can see the ingredients are very straightforward. No weird chemical names. I like! The Venison diet also contains a variety, including tripe, heart, kidney (which most commercial diets do not have), and liver. The meat is also free range, grass-fed + grass finished. The Salmon diet includes skin, frames and head, which I definitely do not usually feed. *thumbs up*
Dislikes: Although the Venison diet contains only 5% bone (lower than our average of 15%), her poop turned out rather crumbly (means too much bone). It is a little challenging to adjust the ratios of her usual diet since I don’t feed the RR diets everyday. But then, I suppose those who feed this as their main won’t have to worry about ratios. 😛
Neutral: Not exactly sure what the ‘offals’ in the Venison diet include, but in PMR I suppose that’s okay lol. Also not sure if there’s green lipped mussel in the Salmon diet or not, as it is included in the pamphlet but not on the packaging. *shrugs*
Each pack comes resealable and contains 12 little 90g cups inside. Perfect for us since I feed 90-100g every day. The cups are all individually sealed and tear off easily. Very convenient for thawing and feeding. I was initially worried that I may have to finish each protein before starting on the next one, cos I don’t really like having several open packs. But since they’re individually packed and sealed, I can now alternate the 2 proteins. 🙂
The frozen diets come in Salmon and Venison, while the freeze dried diets come in Venison, Lamb, and Salmon/Lamb. I do hope that Raw Rawr introduces more protein variety (Rabbit please!), as 2-3 proteins are not exactly sufficient for long-term. Fish should also only be a small part of a dog’s diet. (I rotate 9 staple proteins and go up to 13. The more the better.)
The Balanced Salmon costs $32 per pack while the Balanced Venison costs $40 per pack. That’s gonna cost me approximately $80-100 per month. I’m currently averaging $48 per month so TBH it’s pretty costly for me. 😐 But, considering that the meat is free range, grass-fed + grass finished, I suppose the price is quite reasonable.
Sorry but I personally cannot afford to feed this as her main. 😦 However, I’m considering adding the Balanced Salmon occasionally, since I don’t feed salmon raw. And even if I do, I wouldn’t dare to feed the frame and head either. So this works out pretty good for me. 🙂 For people who are particular about the quality of meat, and people who would pay for quality and convenience, can consider Raw Rawr! 😀