Raw Pet Food


Maine’s Best Raw Pet Food Store

Just like us, our pets are what they eat. Breeders, holistic veterinarians, trainers and thousands of concerned pet owners are advocating a reassessment of what we feed our animals. Racing greyhounds and sled dogs have long eaten raw food diets. Extending those feeding practices to the family pet is more recently and increasingly accepted.

In order to be healthy, there is a growing belief that dogs and cats need a raw, natural diet. Conventional commercial pet foods cannot supply the nutrients necessary for good health and a long life. An excess of the wrong ingredients, such as corn meal and meat by-products, may serve to initially satisfy a hungry pet, but they may also contribute to long-term health problems.

Shifting a pet with an existing health problem to a raw diet may generate improvement. Among healthy animals, a raw diet is likely to help them avoid some of the illnesses that are now becoming common in our family pets. A high quality raw diet will help promote a long and healthy life.

Pet owners feeding raw diets testify to these improvements in their pets:

  • Shinier, healthier skin and coats
  • Cleaner teeth and fresh breath
  • Better weight control
  • Improved digestion
  • Reduction of allergy symptoms
  • Harder, smaller, less smelly stools
  • More energy and stamina
  • Decrease in abnormal hyperactivity
  • Increased mobility in older animals
  • Better hydration


Many people are under the false impression that a raw diet means plopping uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a bowl for their dog or cat. In reality, cats and dogs in the wild get their nutrients by eating the entire animal. This morning I was reminded of my Golden Retriever’s roots and innate behavior, as he proceeded on a wild duck chase on Sebago Lake; fortunately he did not stand a chance of catching him! Carnivore really means animal eater, not lean meat eater. Carnivores eat the entire animal, all of which supplies their nutrient needs.

The Bottom Line

Ideal amounts of protein contained in most raw foods keep our pet’s body functioning properly, and can improve many body functions. Raw foods have proper moisture content and boost appropriate gastrointestinal motility. Raw foods also do not contain carcinogens, heterocyclic amines and acrylamides, created in the extrusion (high heat) process of dry pet food.

There is an increasing variety of raw pet foods on the market. As you consider making a healthier choice for your pet, this could become an overwhelming mission. Raw frozen and freeze dried raw provide the nutrients to satisfy our pet’s needs.

Raw Pet Food Brands

Oma’s Pride, our top-selling raw brand, carries fresh-frozen ground meat/bone products with fresh flash frozen vegetables, which break down the hard to digest cellulose layer, kills bacteria and also allows for maximum absorption of nutrients.

These simple and effective foods are what our pets need to be healthy and happy. Their food is their fuel. Please come on by to explore and discuss!