What is offal?
What is offal?
If you’re choosing to feed your dog or cat a raw balanced diet, there are some new terms and words you will hear for the first time, one being “offal”. So, what is it?
Offal is essentially the internal organs of animals such as liver, kidney, stomach, intestines, pancreas, spleen, lungs, brain, testicles etc.
Most people in Australia would think this sounds gross, but when it comes to feeding your pet, they love it! And when fed in the correct ratios, including them into your pets diet is the most natural way for them to get what they need for a nutritionally balanced diet, as well as the easiest way for their bodies to break it down. Compared to normal cuts of meat, the organs are extremely rich in B vitamins, (B1, B2, B6 & B12), Folic Acid, vitamin, A, D, E and K; as well as minerals like phosphorous, iron, copper, magnesium and iodine.
But be warned, it’s not something you can just ‘whack together’. If you give your pet the wrong balance/ratio you can make them sick with either vomiting or diarrhea in the short term and if done over a long period, health deficiencies can occur also.
And to be honest this is the main reason most vets worry when they hear their customers would like to feed their pet a raw diet; there are a lot of ‘cowboys’ out there not doing it right. Then people get scared off of giving their pet a raw diet tab all as it can be a little confusing and overwhelming to ensure you’re getting it all right! But here at Raw & Fresh, we do it for you, so get it touch and let’s get your pet started towards a healthier life today. Email us at [email protected]