Increase your cat’s health and longevity by feeding a raw prey-based diet.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
Cat food today is marketed to the health conscious human. Advertisements including “grain-free”, “açaí berry” and “sweet potatoes” sound healthy to us but leave cats with little nutrition.
Historically, cats have never cooked their meals. Instead they receive nutrients and moisture from their prey. The lack of moisture in dry food takes a toll on the cat’s digestive system and can lead to a number of health problems, as serious as bladder stones and diabetes.
Canned food retains moisture but lacks the digestive enzymes found in raw meat. Even “grain-free” cat foods may contain useless fillers such as potatoes, carrots, rice and avocados.
Canned diets also lack elements of a whole prey that cats would eat in the wild. Bones and organs contain vital nutrients and digestive properties.
- Savage Cat Food® is full of actual muscle chunks, such as diced chicken breast. The chunks are not unknown by-products or soy pressed into cubes.
- Savage Cat Food® contains real animal bone and marrow, the nutrients of which cannot be fully replicated with eggshell.
- Savage Cat Food® is not subjected to High Pressure Processing, which can damage helpful bacteria and change the taste of foods.
- Our food does not contain kelp or algae. Some cat food companies include kelp or algae as a supplement to using low quality or boneless meat. Not only is kelp far from what a cat would eat in the wild, it has a taste and smell that can be off-putting to some cats.
- Our food is packaged in 1-2 serving sizes. This eliminates the need for a scale and minimizes the amount of time raw meat is in the fridge. Our square box is efficient for freezer storage space, both at home and in retail display.
“We were true skeptics and have been changed with a simple experiment, because of which we have healthier, happier cats, as well as an odor free home!” -Mona
Savage Cat Food® Chicken Ingredients:
Whole chicken with bones*, chicken heart*, chicken liver*, certified organic egg yolks, water, psyllium husk powder, wild salmon oil, taurine, vitamin E, vitamin B complex, adrenal tissue, spleen tissue, thymus tissue, pancreas tissue, salt.
*All chicken is certified organic, hormone and antibiotic free, sustainably and free range raised.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Our certified organic, free-range and antibiotic free chickens, chicken hearts and chicken livers are sourced from Petaluma Poultry, CA and Pitman Farms, CA. Our pasture raised rabbit is sourced from Da-Le Ranch, a 22-acre sustainable farm in Lake Elsinore, CA. Our lamb hearts and lamb livers come from Superior Farms which is a certified humane farm in Vernon, CA.
Our salmon oil is sourced from Wild Alaskan Salmon that are harvested off the coast of Peru.
Cats are obligate carnivores: they require meat to live and have difficulty digesting plant matter. Fruits and vegetables are good for omnivores such as dogs or humans, but are completely useless for cats. We designed our food specifically for cats and do not believe in cheapening our product with produce that is ultimately unused by cats.
Kelp and algae are added by some cat food companies as they are an additional source of vitamins and often added as a supplement to low quality meat or boneless meat. We start with the highest human grade, organic meat with bone and add extra supplements that can be excreted out if obtained in excess. Kelp and algae are not only far from what a cat would naturally eat in the wild, but they can have a taste, smell and texture that can be off-putting to some cats.
Yes in regards to traditional grains. We include psyllium husk powder, which is an ancient super grain that acts as a non-carbohydrate fiber that replicates the fiber a cat would normally receive from it’s prey’s fur, teeth and claws.
A cat’s digestive system is built to handle much more bacteria than a human’s. Raw meat is perfectly safe and natural for a cat to eat, as they would in the wild. Raw bones are flexible and safe for chewing, but if cooked can become brittle and dangerous. We never recommend cooking the food. There is some misunderstandings about the safety of raw stemming from the FDA. The FDA does not recommend raw, but if you read their warning closely it is because raw meat poses a risk to humans, not to animals. We recommend always washing dishes, surfaces and hands thoroughly when feeding raw, and never consuming the raw cat food yourself.
Savage Cat Food® will last up to four months in the freezer, or three days in the fridge.
“While eating Savage Cat Food®, Fritz, who was diagnosed with FLUTD had no flare ups at all.” -Jaqueline
Transitioning your cat to a raw diet:
If your cat already eats wet food it should be an easy transition. Fully thaw the serving to room temperature (or slightly warmer under hot water) and serve a meal twice a day. Raw food has less scent than cooked so it may take a while for your cat to realize it is food! You can place some of his old food on top, or coat with tuna fish to add scent. We recommend following a “closed” feeding schedule. This means your cat eats two meals a day and does not eat freely between meals. You may begin by putting your cat on this system with their old food so that they will be in the habit once you switch to Savage Cat Food®.
Thaw two servings (see chart) in the refrigerator. Run one serving under warm water, do not microwave. Repeat the process later in the day. Move next day’s servings from the freezer to the refrigerator.
Discard any food that is not eaten with an hour. Clean serving dish (we recommend stainless steel or glass) after each meal. Use soap and water to wash all surfaces that come in contact with the food.
How much should I feed my cat?
Each packet of Savage Cat Food® is three ounces. Take your cat’s weight in pounds and multiply by 16 to get ounces (a 10 lb cat is 160 ounces). Multiply the ounce weight by .02 to get the minimum daily total serving size (3.2 ounces for a 10 lb cat). Multiply by two to get the maximum daily total serving size (6.4 ounces for a 10 lb cat).
Serving Size: Feed cat 2% to 4% of cat’s weight daily.
|CAT’S WEIGHT||5 LB||10 LB||15 LB|
|DAILY TOTAL||1 1/2 – 3 OZ||3 – 6 OZ||6 – 9 OZ|
|SERVING SIZE||3/4 – 1 1/2 OZ||1 1/2- 3 OZ||3 – 4 1/2 OZ|
“My apartment does not smell like cat food or kitty litter, and there is way less waste in the litter box!” -Anna