[Giveaway] August is RAWgust!

This month marks Rawgust, a month-long celebration to raise awareness of raw feeding for pets. You might be seeing cats and dogs crunching on juicy bones or gobbling up chunks of meat on your social media feed. Whether you’re curious about raw feeding or just wondering what the hype is all about, here’s a few fast facts about raw feeding for pets.

Raw bones are generally safer than cooked bones.
While no bone or chew is perfectly safe, especially if given without supervision, cats and dogs can usually handle raw meals that contain whole bones. Raw bones are relatively soft and break down in your pet’s stomach acid. Once a bone is exposed to high heat through cooking, though, it becomes hard and prone to splintering, so it is no longer safe for your pet to eat.

Even raw bones must be given with caution. An appropriate raw bone for your pet is large enough that they cannot swallow it whole. Weight-bearing bones like turkey leg bones are hard and can break teeth. A good choice for beginners are chicken bones like wings, necks, and feet. They’re lightweight and manageable even for cats and small dogs.

Balance is crucial when feeding raw.
If you only plan to supplement your pet’s existing diet with raw, you can replace up to 15% of their food with fresh ingredients without throwing off the balance of their complete diet. If you’d like to switch your pet over to a completely raw diet, you can make sure they get all of the vitamins and minerals they need with Honest Kitchen Base Mix, by giving your pet a premade option, or by working with a holistic veterinarian to develop balanced recipes for your pet.

Even a partially fresh diet can be beneficial.
While there’s still not much scientific research about the benefits of raw feeding, people have been feeding raw diets for decades, and the anecdotal data has been compelling. Fresh foods are high in moisture to help your pet stay hydrated and they’re full of flavor to help nourish picky eaters. The low-carb, high-protein content in most raw diets can help pets maintain a healthy weight. But making the big switch may or may not be the right choice for you, your pets, and your household. Your pets can still benefit if you supplement their usual diet with fresh foods. Giving your pet a raw chicken foot as a treat every now and then can help clean their teeth. Adding raw or freeze-dried meat to their bowl adds a boost of protein and deliciousness.

Celebrate Your Pet With Our Rawgust Giveaway
Whether you’re upgrading your pet’s diet with some fresh treats or you’re ready to make bigger changes, celebrate Rawgust with us with our latest giveaway. Comment on this post to enter for a chance to win.

Let us know your pet’s favorite food and you’ll have the chance to win a FREE Dexas Snack Duo from 1800PetMeds®! Each container comes with our Yucca Intensive Holistic Animal Care Supplement AND chicken flavored PureBites Freeze-Dried Treats. Two winners will be chosen at random each Friday in August starting 8/6/21, so everyone who participates has a chance to win! One grand prize winner will receive a SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder. There will be a total of nine (9) winners. (Limited to residents of the U.S.) Good luck!

Win A FREE RAWgust Prize Package!
August is RAWgust!  Let us know below your pet’s favorite food and you could win a FREE RAWgust Prize Package from 1800PetMeds®! Two winners will be chosen at random Each Friday in August starting 8/6/21, so everyone who participates has a chance to win! The grand prize winner will be chosen September 1st for a total of nine (9) winners. (Limited to residents of the U.S.) Good luck!  

Congrats to our Week 1 Winners Steven Smith in New Mexico and Karan McMahon in New York, our Week 2 Winners Catherine Kendall in Arizona and Jody Shellene in Maine, Week 3 Winners Lynette Simon in Massachusetts and Tina Windler in Indiana, Week 4 Shelly Hefner in California and Erica Johnson in California, and our Grand Prize winner Suzanne Pinder in North Carolina. Look out for an email from us! This contest has ended, but be sure to checkout our September Giveaway and learn all about pain awareness for pets.

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  1. Chicken! Carrots!!

  2. My pugs love Sojo’s Complete Beef, and Sojo’s Complete Lamb food!

  3. I mix liver, potato, and an egg. I bake it and make treats. He loves them.

  4. Wendie Silverman-Martin, RNAugust 1, 2021 at 1:07 pm

    Pet Meds is the best and I’ve been getting my Pet Rx Medications now for over three (3) from them. Pet Meds is reliable, efficient and everyone I have spoken to there is eager to help me take care of my Cat-Maggie’s needs.

    Maggie like CHICKEN (cooked) the best, but I’d sure give her raw chicken if that is available and okay for her to eat.
    Maggie also likes fish (salmon & other mixed fishes).

  5. I mix chicken with peas & carrots green beans and spinach. a little coconut oil and turmeric.

  6. Steak and lamb.

  7. Charmayne AngelettiAugust 1, 2021 at 1:13 pm

    My Sweetie boy loves Crave Adult Cat Food – Grain Free, Chicken or Turkey.

  8. Anything chicken

  9. My Nora loves chicken, eggs, pizza crust, toast.

  10. Rufus loves carrots!

  11. My fur baby loves all things chicken! All of his wet and dry food resolve around poultry!!!!

  12. My buddy loves Rachel Ray anything…

  13. My doggie loves chicken or Turkey. He has tried the chicken treats and he really loves them. My bag is almost gone and would love to win this.

  14. I cook carrots,celery,squash and broccoli with beef or pork. I chop everything and cook for 30 minutes. Bruno loves 💘 this!!

  15. My two eat anything meat. Anything wet canned or trays. They love Beneful and pizza crusts.

  16. My dogs will eat anything but they are very old so i get them good food for them .

  17. Definitely carrots!

  18. Kari loves Iams natural dog food . For teats she loves milkbone or chicken, apples

  19. Colleen v robertsAugust 1, 2021 at 1:22 pm

    My rescue likes Friskie wet and kit and kaboodle dry

  20. My cats love Friskies Pate foods, chicken and seafood are their favorites.

  21. My Gracie loves chicken. However, for full disclosure: she will gladly eat anything you put in her plate. No picky eater here!

  22. Our girl likes turkey and cheese.

  23. Bodger and Pongo loves Purina One SmartBlend Healthy Blend along with Purina One SmartBlend True Instinct Wet Food. This is the only food they don’t stick their nose up and walk away.

  24. My 8 year old beagle loves chicken and green beans! I use different varieties of Purina brand food; such as Purina One Smartblend, Beyond Simply and Beneful Incredibites! After trying multiple diets and foods, this is the diet my veterinarian recommended! 🐶

  25. He loves Bacon, chicken and peas. But if we are being honest, he eats anything.

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