Freeze dried cat food is a great choice for pet parents who want to feed their cats a raw diet but are concerned about the time and effort it takes to prepare fresh raw foods. It can also save space in your freezer as freeze dried raw cat food doesn’t require refrigeration.
A freeze-drying method works by exposing a food to low temperatures and a vacuum that pulls the moisture out of the food. The final product is usually sealed in air-tight packaging that makes it more shelf-stable than non-freeze-dried foods, and can be stored in a cool place for up to a year.
Compared to raw, freeze dried cat food can be safer since its drying processes kill off many food-borne pathogens. However, it is important to note that freeze-dried food may still carry a bacterial and parasitic load that can be harmful to your pet’s health.
In addition, freeze dried cat food can be difficult to digest for pets with sensitive stomachs or other underlying conditions. Because of this, it is recommended that you talk to your vet before making any changes to your cat’s diet.
The Benefits of Freeze Dried Cat Food
The main advantage of freeze-dried cat food is that it provides your cat with a healthy, natural, high-quality diet. Unlike most commercial kibble, freeze-dried cat food contains no fillers and is made from meat, organs, bones and other ingredients that are closer to your cat’s natural diet.
These meats and organs are packed with nutrients your cat needs to stay healthy, including protein and fatty acids that are essential for their immune system. It also contains antioxidants and minerals that protect the body from harmful toxins.
You’ll also find that freeze dried cat food is easier to prepare than a raw diet as you don’t need to worry about washing and defrosting fresh ingredients. Plus, some of these products come in smaller morsels that can be broken into bite-size pieces.
Depending on the brand, freeze-dried cat food may need to be rehydrated before serving. This can be done with a small amount of water or broth, or it can be fed dry.
Rehydrating the food can help it retain more of its flavor. This is especially useful for pet parents who have picky or elderly cats.
It’s also possible to make a rehydratable food more nutritious by adding a supplement to your kitty’s diet. A good quality multivitamin can be added to a rehydrated meal, and some brands have supplements that are specially formulated for certain health conditions or diseases.
Freeze-dried cat food can be slightly more expensive than other types of kibble, so be sure to compare prices before you make the switch. You may also want to check out other pet parents’ reviews on the product you plan to buy.
Feline Natural’s freeze-dried raw meals are crafted from only sustainably-caught, free-range ingredients to ensure that your cat is getting the best nutrition possible. These meals are formulated to support your cat’s lean muscle development, strong bones, and healthier fur, while providing them with a digestion-friendly mix of raw proteins and vegetables.