Is Raw Food Right for Your Pet? A Guide to Making the Switch

Houston pet owner, considering a raw food diet for your furry friend? Look no further! Raw feeding unlocks a world of health benefits for your pet, from shinier coats to more energy. At Houston Raw Pet Food, we take the guesswork out of the transition. We'll create a personalized plan based on your pet's unique needs and guide you every step of the way. Unleash your pet's inner wolf with Houston Raw Pet Food!

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Tailoring Your Pet's Raw Diet for Optimal Health

Switching your pet to a raw food diet is an exciting decision, but it's important to consider a few factors first. Here at Houston Raw Pet Food, we take a personalized approach to ensure a smooth and successful transition for your furry friend.

Understanding Your Pet's Needs:

  • Age: A puppy's needs differ greatly from a senior dog. Puppies might require more food, specific bone types for growth, and additional omega fatty acids for development. Senior pets might need less food and more focus on joint health.
  • Activity Level: Highly active dogs like working breeds or agility stars will need more calories than their couch potato counterparts. We categorize activity levels as low, moderate, and high to design a feeding plan that fuels your pet's individual needs.
  • Weight Management: Is your pet a svelte athlete or a cuddle buddy with a few extra pounds? We can help you determine the ideal weight for your pet's breed and age, and create a raw food plan that supports healthy weight management.
  • Health Concerns: Does your pet have allergies, sensitivities, or pre-existing health conditions? We'll tailor the raw food plan to avoid any triggers or support specific needs.

Building on Existing Dietary Habits:

  • Current Diet: Knowing what your pet currently eats helps us understand their digestive system and sensitivities. Transitioning from a kibble diet might require a more gradual approach compared to a pet already on wet food.
  • Dietary Needs: If your pet has been on a hypoallergenic diet due to allergies, we'll carefully select raw proteins they can tolerate. Similarly, for pets with sensitive stomachs, we may suggest specific ingredients known for gentle digestion.

The Houston Raw Pet Food Difference:

By considering these factors, we create a customized raw food plan that caters to your pet's unique blueprint. Our expert staff is here to answer all your questions and guide you through every step of the transition. Visit Houston Raw Pet Food today and unlock the door to a healthier, happier pet!

Unlocking Your Pet's Raw Food Potential

Once we gather information about your pet's age, activity level, weight goals, and current diet, our magic happens! At Houston Raw Pet Food, we utilize a specialized Raw Food Calculator to craft the perfect raw food plan.

Think of it like a personalized recipe for your pet's optimal health. This calculator factors in all the details you provide to determine the ideal daily food amount.

Picture This:

  • The Energetic Houston Dog: Imagine a playful Labrador Retriever, a common sight in our city. Our calculator considers their age, weight (around 80 lbs), and moderate activity level. If they're overweight, we'll adjust the plan for weight management.

  • The Curious Houston Cat: Many Houstonians have sleek indoor/outdoor felines. Our calculator personalizes a plan for a 12-pound cat with moderate activity, factoring in their current food and any tartar buildup concerns.

The result? Tailored raw food plans that unleash your pet's inner wolf (or feline finesse) and keep them thriving!

The Switch to Raw

Making the switch to raw food is an exciting adventure for you and your pet! Here at Houston Raw Pet Food, we'll guide you through the process to ensure a smooth transition.


Generally, dogs adapt to raw food quickly. Be persistent if they're initially hesitant. Start with small amounts as treats, gradually increasing them and reducing their kibble. Adding water or broth to the raw food can make it more appealing.


Cats can be fussier, so patience is key. Try feeding them in a new location or bowl. Raw food at room temperature or with a touch of warm water can also entice them. Mixing a small amount of raw food with their current canned food can ease the transition.

Some of the items for them: 

Product Name



Steve's Frozen 20lb Boxes of BARF Formula Patties (Pork, Turkey, or Turducken)

$129.99 - $134.99


Steve's Frozen Raw Dog & Cat Food Patties (13.5 lb box)



Beginner's Choice: 2 LB Raw Dog Food from Texas Tripe

$9.98 - $77.50


Bulk Beef Blend (5lb) - Texas Tripe

$19.98 - $77.75


Smallbatch, Bulk Patties (18lb) - Beef

$129.88 - $134.99


Beef Blend (2 LB) - Texas Tripe

$9.98 - $77.44


Duck / Rabbit Blend (2 LB) - Texas Tripe

$9.99 - $78.99


Texas Tripe Turkey Blend (2 LB)

$9.98 - $77.44



What to Expect:

The first few weeks might bring some changes:

  • Firmer, Less Smelly Poop: Raw food is efficiently absorbed, leading to smaller, less odorous waste.
  • Glowing Coat and Skin: Essential nutrients in raw food promote a healthy, lustrous coat and alleviate skin issues.
  • Increased Energy Levels: Raw food provides sustained energy for your playful pup or curious kitty.


  1. Can I mix my kibble with raw food? This can be done cautiously. Start with small amounts of raw food and gradually increase the ratio while decreasing kibble. Monitor your pet's digestion for any signs of discomfort.
  2. How long can I leave raw food out? Treat raw food like you would your own raw meat. Leftovers should be consumed within 45 minutes and any uneaten portions stored in the fridge for up to 4 days (3 days for cats).
  3. How long can raw food be thawed? Frozen raw food stays good for a long time, but once thawed, it should be consumed within 4 days (3 days for cats).
  4. How should I feed raw food? Use stainless steel bowls for raw food, as they're less prone to harboring bacteria. Wash bowls and surfaces thoroughly after each feeding.
  5. Will I have to clean more? Yes, expect to clean more frequently when feeding raw food. Think of it like handling raw meat in your kitchen – maintain a clean and hygienic environment.
  6. What do I do when I travel? Traveling doesn't have to disrupt your pet's raw food diet! Dehydrated, air-dried, or freeze-dried raw food options are perfect for travel. Most pet stores carry raw food, so finding a temporary source shouldn't be an issue.


Switching your pet to a raw food diet can be a rewarding experience, and Houston Raw Pet Food is here to guide you every step of the way. Our knowledgeable staff can answer your questions, personalize a raw food plan for your pet, and provide high-quality raw food options.

Visit our store or explore our website to learn more about the benefits of raw food and embark on this exciting journey with your furry companion. Together, let's unleash your pet's inner wolf (or feline finesse) and unlock a world of optimal health!

Houston Raw Pet Food: Raw food for happy, healthy pets. Shop now or visit us at 3030 Chimney Rock Rd Suite 200, Houston, TX 77056. Call (832) 810-5008 for details.



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