How should I serve and store raw dinners?
Keep the foods frozen and thaw before you serve. Once thawed, you can keep the foods refrigerated for 2-3 days.
Always practice good hygiene when handling raw meat, just like when you are preparing dinner for your human family:
Always wash your hands before and after you handle raw foods
Clean all surfaces and utensils used, including your pets' bowls once food is finished.
Why Pasteurize Raw Pet Food?
At Balanced Blends, we believe in doing our best to ensure the safety and health of both our human- and fur- fams. This includes the young, elderly, and others with weakened or compromised immune systems. Quick Facts "Salmonella bacteria are the most ...
Transitioning to Raw
Transitioning any animal to a raw diet can be challenging as every animal is unique, and doubly so if they are transitioning from dried kibble, or other foods engineered for attractiveness. Don't give up! You can succeed no matter how stubborn your ...
Can I cook your Species Balanced™ dinners?
No! Cooking is not recommended for Species Balanced™ Raw diets as it degrades the available nutrients potentially unbalancing the dinners. Species Balanced™ Charcuterie Pâtés are gently cooked to a minimum of 165 degrees F in their final packaging.
Can I warm your Balanced Raw dinners?
Yes! (for recipes without bones) If your family member prefers warm food, you may gently warm but not cook the food in the microwave or with hot water being careful not to cook the food. Microwave instructions: Heat the food in the microwave in 10 ...
Can I serve Balanced Blends dinners still frozen?
We do not recommend serving large chunks of still frozen Balanced Blends as most animals do not prefer frozen foods and may turn away from it. Small chunks are fine as they will be consumed as they thaw and will remain fresher longer if left out.