There has always been a great deal of discussion regarding the topic of feeding raw pet food given the general public’s concern over foodborne pathogens and raw meat. The true dangers are minimal, if not non-existent because of the differences between animal and human physiology. But because the product is served raw, it absolutely must be handled properly. We at Hyde’s Pet Food stand behind the safety of our product, and strive to produce only the safest, healthiest raw pet food for your cat or dog. However, once the product is purchased, it is up to you to make sure that it is kept safe and free of pathogens.
Be sure to put your pet’s food straight in the freezer when you get home. Raw food has the potential to spoil, if allowed to thaw or sit at room temperature.
Ensure that a clean bowl is used each time you serve your pet raw pet food. Do not serve raw pet food in a bowl that has not been cleaned.
Only serve your pet the amount you expect them to eat, or even a little less. You are better off providing a second helping then having leftovers.
Once meal time is over, discard what is left in the bowl, and once again, clean the bowl thoroughly. If left out, left-overs can quickly spoil.
Make sure that any utensils or tools that you use to serve your pet the raw food is not used to scoop or serve other pet food products. And after you have served your pet the raw pet food, wash those tools or utensils right away to avoid the build-up of pathogens that can occur if the tools is left to sit for a time before cleaning.
Take extra care to ensure you have a clean home. Wipe down all of your counters and surfaces with soapy water before and especially after you have served your pet it’s raw pet food.
When handling your pet’s food, wash your hands thoroughly before and after.