FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why should I feed my pet raw food?

  • Get rid of skin allergies.....got itch? No more!!!
  • Say goodbye to sensitive stomachs....goodbye!
  • Increased energy..... hope you can keep up!
  • Improved skin and coat health..... shiny!
  • Less susceptible to cancer and diabetes.... evidence suggests that animals fed a raw diet have a healthier immune system..... awesome!
  • Better smelling breath.... who doesn't need that?!
  • Less mess to clean up after your dog.... smaller, less smelly, firmer stool expresses anal glands naturally, preventing pain, scooting and excessive licking.... what a relief!
  • Better tasting food for a happier dog..... don't you love yummy food?!
  • Improved overall health and quality of life..... yippee!!!!!!

RAW DOG FOOD such as MAXOTA RAW mimics the diet of animals in the wild, specifically wolves and other predatory canines, and is based on the prey that these animals would hunt for in the wild. Wild dogs and wolves have been hunting and eating prey for thousands of years. Dogs have therefore developed a digestive system that functions best on raw foods.

MAXOTA RAW's biologically appropriate, nutritionally sound and adequate, ancestral diet is based on fresh prey's meat, bone, innards, and predigested fruit and vegetation such as seeds, leaves and grasses.

2. Why is raw food better than cooked food?

  • Cooking food destroys natural enzymes and the "good" bacteria found naturally in raw foods.....they need those enzymes and bacteria for proper immune function!
  • Only humans need to cook meat to process the "bad" bacteria.....your dog's evolution as a hunter and scavenger has maintained its extremely short digestive tract which does not allow bacteria the time to multiply to a significant level....dogs use what is needed in their food and quickly get rid of the rest.....power to the poop!
  • A shorter digestive tract means your dog needs nutrient rich food, unlike cooked food or kibble, to obtain proper nutrition.

3. Why should we avoid grains, rice, pasta, and fillers in pet food?

  • MAXOTA RAW is 100% filler and grain free. WHY? When animals are fed foods high in carbohydrates and sugar, their blood sugar levels spike, then drop, and repeat this cycle over and over, which is unhealthy for animals and humans alike. High dietary protein is key in keeping steady insulin levels. It is digested more slowly and provides a sense of satiety for a longer period of time, thus possibly changing your dog's eating habits in general for the better.
  • Fillers high in carbohydrates are commonly the main ingredients in cooked foods and kibble, which are difficult for a dog to digest. Amylase, the enzyme that breaks down carbohydrates, is not produced in dogs at the same level as in humans, and this puts stress on a dog's pancreas, which can lead to pancreatitis.