Raw Wild is made from 100% wild deer and elk. It is that simple, and that healthy. That is as organic and as natural as you can get!
How does that compare to other ‘meat’ dog foods? Well I hope you haven’t eaten lunch yet; hold on and here we go. Shockingly, your pet’s dog food is not regulated by the government. It is the Wild West out there with no real control in what is said or what is put into that can of dog food. Really the only regulatory body is the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO), which is a voluntary membership of some government agencies. AAFCO sets voluntary standards (for example, the percentage of protein in a dog food), which a company must hit to say they meet the AAFCO standards. Many don’t care if they even hit those standards or not, but for those who do the waste from slaughterhouses for human consumption is as good as it gets. These are farm/ranch raised animals, pumped full of steroids to force growth (and increase profits), and antibiotics to address the disgusting conditions in which they are raised. They are fed the cheapest food to fatten them up (generally corn), which are GMO plants soaked in pesticides. That is ‘best-case’.
More commonly, to hit the protein percentages dog food companies use the cheapest source of protein they can find. Dog food companies don’t want to admit using old restaurant grease, and animals which were condemned and rejected at slaughterhouses, slaughterhouse waste, road kill, euthanized cats and dogs from animal shelters and vets, dead animals from farmers, zoo animals, rats, mice, horses, spoiled grocery store meats, and trimmings butchers saw as unfit to sell, etc. So instead, on your dog’s food can the packaging will likely say, ‘meat protein’ or just ‘protein’ or, ‘meat’, or ‘animal’, or ‘poultry’, to avoid describing what is in there.
But in the dog food industry this practice is so common that the industry has a name for it – “4D”. That stands for animals brought in for meat processing that are: Dead; Dying; Disabled; or, Diseased. These are animals found dead in a field or along the side of the road (did you ever wonder where that road-kill raccoon you saw by the road last week ended up?) These are other people’s pets that died or were put down at the vet or a shelter. These are animals that are either too sick to stand on their own, or injured beyond recovery, that are brought in anyway for meat processing. Gross! We could go on, and be even more graphic, but you get the point. There is nothing organic or natural about that. And while they claim that boiling the protein sludge removes all diseases, it certainly does not breakdown all the drugs, including those used for euthanizing!
So don’t be fooled by slick marketing, look at the ingredients on your pet’s food. You can feed your fur baby that scary stuff, or feed them natural, organic, wild deer and wild elk. No hormones, no antibiotics, no 4D, no GMO foods, just organic, wild, free animals, taken by hunters for their own consumption. It doesn’t get any better than that.