Domesticated dogs and cats are related to wolves and tigers. The PH balance in their mouths, the shape of their teeth, and their short intestinal tract are all examples of how their digestive systems are designed to handle raw meat. We’ve been recommending raw meat along with our pet food mix for over 25 years with fantastic results. Be sure to buy healthy selections of meat, always refrigerate or freeze, and follow recommended safe handling instructions on meat packaging. If you are still concerned, you can rinse meat in a solution of grapefruit seed extract and water or human-grade hydrogen peroxide. If you prefer to brown or cook the meat, add a general nutritional supplement or veggies to compensate for the live enzymes and nutrients lost to cooking.