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Carbohydrates

      Carbohydrates get a bad wrap!  Particularly in todays very weight and nutrition conscious society.  Truth be told, particularly for humans, carbs are neither necessarily good or bad.  In fact, a carbohydrate is actually just a macronutrient that the body uses for fuel (energy).  Just as protein and fat are used to build new tissues, the human body uses carbohydrates, but as efficient energy sources.

      For our dog and cat companions, however, it is very important to watch their carbohydrate intake.  Any excess carbs not burned as energy sources will be stored as fat and lead to obesity.  This is particularly important when considering over half of today’s pets are obese.  Shockingly most dry pet foods on the market today range between 46 and 74% carbohydrates according to Dog Food Advisor.

     RAWZs actual nutritional makeup has some variance due to the fact that it is cooked in small batches and although always meeting stated guaranteed analysis numbers, ingredients aren’t always identical.  The bottom line is that the RAWZ in our bags is a low carbohydrate food at about 25%.  Also, by avoiding the use of grains or even potatoes, RAWZ is a certified low glycemic diet!

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Jim Scott
Co-Founder
A third-generation RAWZ family member, Jim spreads the word of optimal pet nutrition through in-store product demos and regular articles for the RAWZ blog. After sustaining a traumatic brain injury in 2006, Jim began participating in the writing program at the Krempels Center in Portsmouth, NH. Writing was a way to process and heal from his injury — but Jim realized he could also use this skill to spread awareness of the RAWZ brand and mission. Jim covers a range of pet health issues for the company blog, as well as more personal stories that connect to the causes RAWZ supports. His favorite thing to write about? People’s strong bonds with their pets.
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