Storage & Handling

Our Guide to Raw Pet Food

OUR GUIDE TO RAW PET FOOD

We know switching to a raw pet food diet can seem a little daunting. Dry food seems easier: open, pour, done. While that's definitely true, the extra effort in feeding your pets raw is worth it. And we're here to make it easy.

STORAGE

When you go grocery shopping and buy beef, chicken, or turkey do you stick it in the freezer when you get home? If so, do the same for your raw pet food! Stick it in the freezer until you need it.

THAWING

When you're ready to feed your pet, you can thaw it out by sticking it in the fridge the night before. Once thawed, we recommend keeping poultry for no more than 3 days, and red meat no more than 5 days. Even better, if you're portioning it out, store it in sealable glass Tupperware containers.

But don't rely on just our recommendations! This is raw meat, and if you eat meat then you know what bad meat looks like! If there are colour changes, a smell, a change in texture, don't feed it to your pet.

If you wouldn't eat it, don't feed it!
Food Stored In Vacuum Sealed (air removed) Sealed Barrier Bag (with air) Unsealed Bag OR Box With Liner
Red Meat and Poultry Freezer 2-3 Years 8 Month < 8 Months
Fish Freezer 24 Months 6 Months < 6 Months
Ground Meat Freezer 18-24 Months 4 Months < 4 Months
Vegetables Freezer 2-3 Years 8 Months < 8 Months
Red Meat and Poultry Refrigerator 2 Weeks 2-3 Days 2-3 Days
Fish Refrigerator 1 Week 3-4 Days 3-4 Days
Poultry Refrigerator 1 Week 2-3 Days 2-3 Days

HANDLING & SERVING

To serve your raw pet food, you'll need to thaw it and serve it in whatever bowl or plate your pet prefers. Just wash your hands before and after, as well as any utensils, surfaces, or dishes you use. Remember, the same rules that you use when you handle your own meals, applies to your pets raw meals as well.

HOW TO FEED YOUR PETS

Want to know how and how much to feed your pet? Check out our feeding guide.
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