As a dedicated and passionate family-run company, with several dogs of their own, they made the natural decision to switch their diets over to raw food and soon noticed an improvement in their behaviour, digestion and overall health and appearance.
Realising first-hand how beneficial this style of feeding was, they began to develop their own recipes using fresh meat, seasonal fruit and vegetables and their own herbal supplements. Since 2014 they've been working independently to develop and produce high-quality Biological Appropriate Raw Food (BARF) for dogs.
Cotswold Raw work closely with their veterinary and nutritional consultant, Nick Thompson, BSc (Vet Sci) Hons, BVM&S, VetMFHom, MRCVS, in the development of their recipes. Nick is a practising vet and founder of the Raw Feeding Veterinary Society.
Their raw minces are made in-house for complete transparency in their manufacturing process. If you turn over the packet to read the ingredients, you'll see you won't need a science degree to understand what you're feeding your dog. All of the Cotswold Raw ingredients are British and sourced locally wherever possible, either in the Cotswolds or down the road in the Vale of Evesham. All chicken is free range and organic.
Cotswold RAW want what is best for our dogs. The result is a convenient solution for raw feeders and those making the switch from dry food with a product that not only tastes great, but is a complete and balanced meal in convenient format.
All dogs are different and the amount of food they need depends on their daily energy requirement, which varies according to many factors including their breed, activity level, age and environment. In broad terms raw feeding guidelines suggest feeding a daily ration of 2-3% of their bodyweight. Small breed dogs will need more and large breeds, less. Note that credible research (Richard D. Kealey et al, JAVMA, Vol 220, 2002) has shown that dogs fed a restricted diet live longer so we recommend starting at the lower end of the range and increasing the amount as necessary in order to achieve an ideal body condition.
Remember to use your dog’s ideal body-weight – not necessarily its current weight. The above table represents daily needs.