Prey Model Diet

The Healthy, High Animal Protein Diet for Cats & Dogs

Recommended and endorsed by leading animal nutritionists for both cats and dogs, more pet owners than ever before are moving their cats and dogs on to a healthy prey model diet.

Our Prey Model Variety Meat Boxes are made up of a very precise blend of muscle meats, organs and bones, specifically assembled to provide the exact ratio of nutrients and proteins to form the perfectly balanced diet for your furry
friend.

Why More Pet Owners Than Ever Before are Moving Their Cats and Dogs on to a Healthy Prey Model Diet

Healthier guts, whiter grins and increased energy are just some of the positive changes cat and dog owners are seeing after switching from traditional commercial pet foods to a prey model diet.

Leading animal nutritionists recommend the Prey Model diet for both cats and dogs due to the many health benefits:

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Why Raw Meat Without Kibble?

In recent years, pet food manufacturers have realised that the public have begun to rightly question whether kibble is an appropriate food for their animals, and to combat this they have come out with grain free options.  Grain free options add vegetables such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, lentils, quinoa, and peas.  Although these ingredients seem healthier, they are still high in carbohydrates, for which dogs and cats have no legitimate dietary need.

If you choose to feed your dogs and cats kibble, we urge you to carry out thorough research, as advancements in science now present compelling evidence that grain-free foods are not necessarily any healthier for your dog than kibble, and have been linked to dilated cardiomyopathy in some dogs.

Reasons to ditch the kibble and move to the prey model diet include:

The Best Bits

Which Nutrients are contained within Meaty Bones?

Raw meaty bones are living tissue composed of living cells and just like any part of the body, they are a complex source of biologically balanced protein, minerals, calcium, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, zinc and manganese.

By adding 10% bone to raw meat meals, you achieve the ideal ratio of calcium to phosphorus required by a dog or cat.

Bones are high in calcium, whilst phosphorus is a mineral found in bones.  Both are essential to building strong healthy bones as well as keeping other parts of their body healthy.  When meat is fed with 10% bone, your cat or dog receives the precise calcium to phosphorus ratio we recommend.  Whole prey such as, rabbit, hare, mice, fish, eggs and tripe also contain the same balanced ratio of calcium and phosphorus.

Raw bones can be a fantastic source of minerals and other nutrients to dogs.  Bones are composed of calcium phosphate, a mineral that aids your dog’s proper growth, and a raw bone can help a canine’s skeletal system to regenerate and adapt.  In fact, the calcium in raw bones can be up to four times more digestible than most commonly available calcium supplements.  Raw bones are especially important for large-breed puppies as these pups tend to grow quickly and need the extra calcium phosphate boost.

FAQS

What Are the Health Benefits of Using Organs?

There are many organs and that can be beneficial to your cat’s or dog’s diet including lungs, kidneys, testicles and venison trachea: all foods loaded with chondroitin and glucosamine which help to build healthy joints.

At The Cats & Dogs Dinner Company, our variety meat boxes can be custom ordered to include dehydrated venison trachea, lamb trachea, venison gullets, lamb lung, venison lung and more (free delivery for spends over $75).

It’s important that organ meat not exceed 10% of the overall diet, with approximately half of the organ meat in our prey model meals made up of liver.

Let’s take a look at the nutritional benefits contained within the different organs included within our variety meat boxes:

Liver

Liver has a vast range of important nutrition qualities.  It contains the most concentrated source of vitamin A, as well as containing substantial quantities of vitamins D, E and K.

Liver is also an excellent source of minerals including zinc, manganese, selenium and iron, and contains all the healthy B vitamins, particularly B1, B2, B3, B5 and B12, biotin and folate (B9).

An excellent source of good quality protein and of the essential fatty acids, both Omega 3 and Omega 6, we recommend feeding our liver product two or three times a week maximum, limiting to 5% of your cat or dog’s overall daily food intake.

Raw Whole Eggs (Free Range)

Whilst they may not sound particularly appetising to homo sapiens, raw whole eggs, complete with shells (providing the perfect ratio of phosphorus to calcium), can be fed two or three times per week to cats or dogs with strong gastric acidity (i.e. animals who are established raw food eaters). 

Egg yolks are an excellent source of magnesium, calcium, iron, folate, vitamin A, E and B6, and free-range eggs (the only eggs we use) contain lots of Beta Carotene.

Feed the whole egg to your dog or cat, including the shell which can be ground up to a powder and sprinkled on top of the rest of the egg.  Shells contain calcium, potassium and magnesium amongst other microelements and are extremely healthy. 

Heart

We all know it’s important to have heart!  Heart is an excellent source of protein, B vitamins and iron, as well as containing some essential fatty acids and a little vitamin A.  Heart contains good levels of taurine which is an important amino acid for heart health. 

Taurine is a particularly important functional nutrient for maintaining cats’ wellbeing and is found in many animal-based proteins (i.e. meat, offal).  A lack of taurine can cause eye problems including eye degeneration or even blindness, as well as hair loss, tooth decay and a weak and enlarged heart.

Raw Green Tripe

Raw Green Tripe has long been quoted as being “the finest of all-natural foods”.

Raw green tripe is the edible lining and accompanying content of a sheep’s first or second division of the stomach.  Paunch tripe comes from the large first stomach division and honeycomb tripe comes from the second division.

Creamy light brown / slightly green colour, it should be consumed unprocessed and unbleached (note, we only use lamb tripe as beef has been known to cause allergies).

Both dogs and cats benefit from eating tripe as it contains a very diverse profile of living nutrients including digestive enzymes, Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids, vitamin B, probiotics and phytonutrients.  Raw green tripe has a very good calcium to phosphorus ratio and while it is not an essential part of the diet, it is extremely nutritious.

Our tripe is sourced from grass-fed herbivores (not grain fed) in order to deliver maximum nutritional benefit to your animal.

Kidney

Kidneys are another great source of good quality protein, essential fatty acids and many crucial vitamins including all the fat-soluble vitamins: A, D, E and K.  Kidneys are a rich source of iron and all the B vitamins as well as good levels of zinc.

Select your pet to view the options available and the health benefits of switching to a prey model diet.

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Prey Model Diet for Cats

Comprising 80% Muscle Meat, 10% Organ Meat and 10% Edible Bone, our recommended healthy prey model diet for cats is mostly comprised of muscle meat (containing high levels of phosphorus), with the addition of 10% bone providing the ideal ratio of calcium to phosphorus required by most cats. No more than 10% of the overall diet is comprised of organs and approximately half of the organ meat is made up of liver.

Alternative Prey Model Diet (With Tripe) for Cats

The alternative prey model diet for cats comprises 70% muscle meat, 10% tripe, 10% organ meat and 10% edible bone. By substituting 10% of the muscle meat for tripe, we retain an excellent blend of phosphorus, living nutrients, omega 3 & 6 fatty acids, vitamin B, probiotics and phytonutrients, whilst the 10% bone content ensures the exact ratios of calcium to phosphorus required by a cat. No more than 10% of the overall diet is comprised of organs and approximately half of the organ meat is made up of liver.
Tripe contains bucket loads of nutrients and omegas and is a very gentle food that will in no way harm your cat and adding tripe to your cat’s diet is a viable alternative to an 80% muscle meat diet.

Tripe contains bucket loads of nutrients and omegas and is a very gentle food that will in no way harm your cat and adding tripe to your cat’s diet is a viable alternative to an 80% muscle meat diet.

What Meat Blends Should I Start Off With?

Special Treats for Your Cat: Liver (beef, veal, lamb, goat & venison) · Lung (Lamb, beef, venison) · Chicken necks · Venison chews/jerky · Venison meat · Venison Tongue · Kangaroo meat

3 Sizes for Cats & Dogs

Variety Meat Box

Prey model diet products are available to purchase as part of our Variety Meat Packs, available in 3 sizes. 

Customers are reminded that our Prey Model foods are delivered ready frozen for longevity in poly boxes to prevent thawing.

All orders over $75 qualify for free delivery and a further 10% discount is available to customers that sign up for a regular subscription.

from $65

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