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Water The Unknown Facts

Water that is not in raw food has no active ions, electrolytes, nor minerals bound with nutrients. It must have all three properties or it is only 10% cellularly utilizable by the body. Contrary to many opinions, water leaches nutrients from the blood and intestines, and dilutes digestive juices so that when your pet eats the food, it does not digest or assimilate the food properly or efficiently. The leeching causes wastes to embed in the tissues rather than being discarded from the body.

It is a false notion that water nurtures and hydrates tissue. In fact, water dries the cells while it bloats the body because 90% of it circulates in the bloodstream without cellular absorption. Water is never a good replacement for body fluids spent during evaporation/perspiration because cells cannot absorb it. Only water that is nutrient bound in food properly replaces fluids. Knowing this fact makes it even more logical to have an animal gain their water requirements from a raw food diet that contains over 70% moisture. (Compare the water content to a dry kibble diet that has an 8-10% moisture level.) Raw meat diets contain from 55% to 90% water that is 92-100% cellularly utilizable. Dehydration is impossible on the raw food diet when water is not consumed.

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The popularity of humans drinking vast quantities of water also disintegrates the human body, causing frequent urination, weight-loss in many people and bloating in many others.

Lesson of the day – our bodies and that of our pets need to get their water requirements from the foods that are consumed each day.

With our frozen diets, those consist of 70% moisture content. This will provide your pet with the proper water they need. On the other hand, with our freeze-dried, this will come in a dry state. To get to the necessary moisture content for your pet, simply reconstitute the nuggets with equal parts warm water. Let it sit for about 15 minutes, and it is ready to go! For faster absorption, we recommend breaking the nuggets apart. These can be fed in the dry state, we just recommend making sure there is clean drinking water that is always available for your pet. 

If you have any questions about our diets and the moisture content, please give us a call at 866-282-2273 or email us at and one of our representatives will be happy to help!

Robert Mueller

Robert Mueller

Robert Mueller, BSc, Pharm. is a registered pharmacist, author of “Living Enzymes: The World’s Best Kept Pet Food Secret”, and co-developer of BARF World’s BARF diets patties, nuggets and supplements – the first company to make the Biologically Appropriate Raw Foods (BARF) diet conveniently available to animals everywhere. He and his wife love to travel around the world with their dog, Moxie – a Yorkshire Terrier/Maltese mix. For more articles like these and to learn more about the benefits of raw food for your pets, sign up for “The Intelligent Pet” monthly e-zine .

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