We carry a large and growing selection of dehydrated and freeze-dried food for dogs and cats. These foods help to bridge the gap between raw or home cooked diets and traditional kibble and canned food. Though similar in prep work for the pet parent – which is very little – they are different in that a dehydrated food is lightly cooked before being dehydrated and freeze-dried is raw food that has gone through a freeze-drying process to make the food shelf stable, requiring no refrigeration unless hydrated.
Benefits of Dehydrated & Freeze-Dried Foods
Convenience: Just add water. How easier could it be? Because they are shelf stable, these foods require no refrigeration before being rehydrated. And because they are completely balanced, they don’t require any additional prep work or supplements to finish them off. Dehydrated foods are especially convenient for travel since they are lightweight and quick to prepare.
Nutrient Retention: Dehydrated and freeze-dried foods retain about 95% of their natural nutrition. Because of this, they require little to no additional supplementation to complete food once processed. And because they’ve had the moisture taken out, these foods don’t have to contain preservatives and things such as carrageenan, guar gum, and other strange additives.
Great for supplemental feeding: These foods pair well with other diets, such as a high quality kibble. This is especially nice for individuals that prefer to use a kibble as their base but also understand the importance of adding moisture and whole, fresh foods to their fur-baby’s diet.