My cat loves the frozen raw chicken cat food!
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As I wasn’t sure the effect the pop would have on her stomach, I let her lick at it for about 10 or 15 minutes then attempted to take it away (I tend to be very conservative about introducing new foods to cats). She was not happy, and I was punished. Still, I was able to wrestle it away from her and refreeze it in a clean Dixie Cup for her to snack on later. (Once unfrozen for a time and licked on, I wouldn’t keep a Goat Milk-sicle longer than about two days.)
Frozen Pet Foods Can Lead To Acidemia – Tissue degradation and oxidation under high heat freezing (above 29° F), which occurs along the supply chain with RF pet products also leads to acidification. Increasing acid consumption can contribute to acidemia that lies at the base of virtually every chronic degenerative disease plaguing modern pets. (See references below.)Like many raw foods, Feline's Pride does not pressure-pasteurize its products to kill harmful germs. However, the company's website says that its products are manufactured under "world class clean kitchen standards" and samples are routinely lab tested. In 2010, Feline's Pride recalled some of its raw chicken cat food due to salmonella contamination. Two weeks after the first lots were recalled, neither Feline's Pride nor the Food and Drug Administration had received any reports of salmonella infection related to the food. A search of the FDA's online recall database shows no further recalls for Feline's Pride, and despite that recall, most consider Feline's Pride's safety record to be good. It's rather hard to find Feline's Pride, as there are few local retailers or distributors; the best bet is directly from the company. (Est. $30 for 5 lbs. and up) is one frozen raw cat food that gets good feedback, including a listing among the top-tier foods at the Natural Cat Care Blog. The food balances raw meat (chicken, in this flavor) with finely ground bone, organs (chicken liver, gizzard and heart), along with some organic egg yolk, psyllium powder and added vitamins and minerals to make a complete, balanced, everyday diet for your cat. The company says its foods are made from locally sourced, free-range, GMO-free whole meats and poultry. isn't frozen, and isn't quite raw either as the company steams its meats and fish to kill pathogens before dehydrating them. It's sold as dehydrated granules, which you mix with water to make a moist cat food. It costs less per feeding than many raw foods or premium canned or dry ones; a four-pound box will yield 12 pounds of food --enough to feed an 11 to 16 pound cat for between 21 and 32 days, The Honest Kitchen says.The High Risk In Thawing – Thawing is another critical phase in the freezing process as it involves a change from crystal ice to melted water, which upon reabsorption results in microbial reactivation. Pathogenic bacteria inherently contaminate raw meat, fish, and poultry and will begin to multiply again when the temperature reaches just 29.3º F – which is below freezing! Thus a product that may appear subjectively frozen could be a veritable incubator of pathogens. When consumers attempt to thaw RF pe foods, dangers dramatically increase. The surface temperature rises long before the interior is sufficiently thawed to serve. For example, it takes about 15 hours for the middle of a 22-pound turkey to get to 32º F. In the interim the surface temperature rises to 53º F. In this amount of time there would be about 4 multiplications of spoilage bacteria as well as non-detectable multiplications of pathogens.Undetected Freeze-Thaw Cycles – The transit time of RF pet foods from the processor (or John Doe's kitchen) to the distributor, to the stores and eventually to the consumer is very critical. Although freezer delivery trucks might putatively maintain stable product temperatures, lack of thermocouples fitted in the truck to show temperature readings, and/or inadequate TTIs (time-temperature indicators) can lead to microbiologically infested products without any visible spoilage signs. If the refrigeration in any part of the supply chain fails temporarily and then goes back to frozen (freeze-thaw-freeze), the consumer would never know of this abuse and danger.