Educational Information

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2. Click on webstore and browse through our products.

3. If you find items you like click “add to cart”

4. Make sure to order your cooler boxes for every 50#. These Cooler boxes are also in the webstore for purchase.

5. Purchase insurance if you choose. 4 day transits will require insurance. It's $5 for every $100 of coverage. Insurance is in the webstore for purchase.

6. Choose site pick up (if we are meeting you or you are picking up) or delivery (if product is being delivered).  This applies to MN only.

7. Pay for your order using Paypal, credit or debit card (you may choose cash if you are picking up your order and/or do not need shipping)

We only ship once a month so please be aware of ordering deadlines which can be found in our newsletter, in our calendar and on our Facebook pages.


DON’T FORGET! PLEASE check your emails or texts for any changes in your order prior to the week and weekend of shipping! Sometimes things are out of stock, vendor sends me the wrong product, vendor doesn't send me enough product or there's been a price change on items. I will contact you and ask what you want to do. I'm flexible and will try and accommodate those changes. If I don't get a response, I will credit your account for that item.
Request to changing orders will not be allowed after I have ordered your product unless an item you have ordered is out of stock or if there is a last minute sale, there was a price change or any change in circumstance I do not have control over. I've been stuck with too many products from cancellations.
If I have ordered your product and you decide to cancel your order, there will be a 50% cancellation fee based upon the total of your order. Example: You ordered $100 worth of product, your cancellation fee will be $50 and you will be refunded $50 plus shipping charges.

**All products are subject to availability and prices are subject to change without notice (although I try to avoid this)
Simply Rawsome is not responsible for product after it leaves the premises or our possession. We will package shipped products the best and most efficient way possible to get good product to you and work with you to ensure satisfaction of both parties.

If your companion does not like the products we unfortunately can not provide a refund. You may considering giving it to a friend or look for a co-op to recoup.

Shipping costs will not be reimbursed if it arrived on time.

If you purchased insurance, I will replace your product or credit your account for the product. Refunds will not be made. If you do not have insurance and are shipping with UPS I will not refund, replace or credit any order if it arrives late and/or damaged.
As we only have one order deadline per month, we also only ship once per month. You can find this information in our newsletter, in our calander and on our facebook pages for specific dates.

Shipping typically falls around 2-3 weeks after the order deadline. Arrival date will depend on your location.  Check the calendar for dates.

1. Product and Shipping costs must be paid in full before your order ships.

2. In the warmer months or if you live in a warmer climate, cooler boxes are required. They are $11 each and can fit between 40-50 pounds. I will ship your product the most efficient and most economical way possible without compromising your product.

3. Please note some thawing may take place by the time you get your order. Because of the perishable nature of raw product I will not guarantee you will receive your order completely frozen upon delivery and will not refund once an item is purchased. It is perfectly ok to re-thaw and feed meat. By submitting an order and agreeing to the terms and conditions, you release Simply Rawsome from this liability.

4. I highly suggest considering an upgraded shipping method if you are a 4 day transit during the summer months. You can get a quote through the website before you check out, just pick that option and it will display the cost.

5. It is up to the customer to be aware of any inclement weather or conditions that may prevent delivery. I have ran into hurricanes, tornadoes, riots, ice and snow storms. Shipping companies will not pay on claims for late deliveries related to weather or when they cannot deliver due to unforeseen conditions they have no control of.  Please reach out to me to reschedule your shipment no later than 24 hours before the scheduled shipping day.

6. To see the transit map from UPS Click Here Enter 56093 for the ship from zip code

7. If you are purchasing all non frozen items you do not need a cooler box.
To ensure a balanced diet you need to follow the 80-10-10 guideline. Meaning your meals or batches will consist of 80% muscle meat (if you have a cat 15% of this should be heart for taurine), 10% bone content and 10% organs of which 5% is liver and the other 5% should be another secreting organ, most popular is kidney and spleen but brain, testicles, pancreas, eyes are other options. Keep in mind this is a guideline not law. This is where "know thy animal” comes into play. For example Jackson our Great Dane, needed a little more bone everyday. How do I know? His poo tells it all. Too soft and runny, you need more bone. Too hard or constipated, you need less bone.

How Much to Feed:

1. Calculate what your companions IDEAL weight should be. Consider the activity level. The higher the activity level the higher percentage you will feed. The guideline is 2-4% of the ideal weight.

Example: Jackson's ideal weight is 150# on an average activity level.

150 pounds at 2% is 3 pounds per day
150 pounds at 4% is 6 pounds per day

Jackson should be fed between 3-6 pounds per day. Since he has an average activity level I would start at 5 pounds per day split into 2 feedings. As a puppy we did three times per day. Puppies (and kittens) are fed a little differently since they are growing. We will address this later. Keeping an eye on their body condition will tell you if they are gaining too much weight or not enough. You should be able to see the last couple rib bones and feel them with ease. There should be a nice "tuck" right before the hind quarters.

We can cheat as well by using google. Simply type in “% you want to feed of [pet’s weight]” If you have a companion under 30 lbs type in “% of [pet’s weight] to oz]

Once you have this number take 80% of their daily requirement. This will give you the amount of meat you need to feed. This can be any combination of typical cut like loin, thigh, shoulder but also can include heart, gizzards, eggs, tripe, lungs etc.

If we use Jackson’s example above:

5 lbs of food total per day
80% of 5 lbs is 4 lbs of muscle meat

Follow this method to determine how much liver and other secreting organs you need

10% of 5 lbs is 0.5 lbs
5% of 0.5 lbs is 1/4 lb of liver
5% of 0.5 lbs is 1/4 of other secreting organs

Finally determine how much bone you will need. Every bone has varying meat to bone ratios so the neck of chicken will not have the same amount of bone and meat as a turkey neck nor a set of ribs.

The average chicken neck (without skin) weighs 1.45 oz.
They consist of 75% bone and 25% meat. 
To figure out how much bone is in a single neck multiple the weight of the neck (1.45 oz) by 75% (or 0.75)
1.45 oz * 0.75= 1.08 oz

We do the same to determine the amount of meat on the neck
1.45 oz * 0.25= 0.36 oz
*Note the amount of meat on the neck will be factored into the meat section required per day.

To determine how many necks you would need per day we take the bone requirement (for this dog it would be 1/2 lb) and divide by the amount of bone in one neck (1.08 oz)
1.45 oz/1.08 oz= 7.4 necks (you can round to 7.5 as the weight is just an average)

To find the amount of meat that you will be getting from the necks multiple 0.36 oz (the amount of meat on each neck) by the number of necks
0.36 oz * 7.4 necks = 2.66 oz

Than subtract this from the amount of meat to get the amount of meat you still need to feed.

This math also applies to cats.

For puppies and kittens they should be allow to eat almost as much as they want from a balanced batch in 3 or more meals per day.


2. There are many ways to make the switch to raw. I like the quick and less painful way. I recommend fasting for 24 hours for DOGS (do not fast your cat) and then start with chicken. Chicken legs, quarters, breasts and a few wings on hand in case you need a little more bone initially.

You'll want to feed chicken only for 1 week.
Second week add a second protein and third week add another protein.

Don't worry about organs for a month or so and add them in slowly when you get to that point. You should ultimately be feeding about 3 different proteins and mostly red meat if you can.

With cats we want to be a little more careful as fasting can be dangerous so there are two methods we recommend

Method #1: Cold Turkey

Although yes you can feed cold turkey, this method involves stopping all commercial food including kibble and canned food and replacing with an almost balanced raw meal. In this method feed 85% muscle meat, 5% liver (note this is half the normal organ recommendation) and 10% bone for two weeks. This can help avoid stomach upset due to the richness of the organ meats. If there is no upset after 2 weeks you can feed the full organ recommendation.

Method #2: 7-10 Day Transition

If you are transitioning an adult cat especially one that has been fed a kibble diet most of its life and refuses to transition using the cold turkey method, using a high quality canned food is your best transitioning tool. It is recommended you transition over a 7-10 day period. If your companion eats a kibble based diet, now would be the time to transition to a canned food. Canned food is getting closer to raw feeding as it contains more meat, less carbohydrates, is full of moisture and easier to digest. Over this time period you will want to use 25% of the new food to 75% old food the first day, continue this for a bit, then move into 50% new and 50% old food. In a few days, transition to 75% new food, 25% old food. Than finally on the 7th to 10th day your companion should be consuming 100% raw.

The following is a list of good wet/canned cat foods to transition with if need be

Earthborn
Nulo
Soulistic
Natural Planet Organics
Tiki Cat
Ziwi Peak

Regardless of how you transition always eliminate ALL kibble in the diet. Kibble and raw not only digest at different rates which can cause digestive upset but because of the carbohydrate load (fruits and veggies are carbs in addition to grain) the stomach acid is not strong enough to break down bone or neutralize bacteria which can leave your companion open to illness

3. Supplements-We don't supplement unless there is an illness, allergy or some ailment that can not be aided with a whole food and natural diet. If we replicate what carnivores would do in the wild, they wouldn't be eating coconut oil, apple cider vinegar or kale. Fruits, veggies and grains are fillers and do not have much benefit to our carnivore companions who are unable to effectively breakdown these food Items. Some advocate for pureeing or cooking to make them more easy to utilize but this is at the expense of destroying vital vitamins, minerals, fats, enzymes and altering structure.

Feeding raw doesn’t need to be difficult. Remember these are guidelines. Keep it simple and you'll have less stress
  • Species Appropriate diet
  • Pearly white teeth and scentless breath
  • Healthier immune system
  • Helps prevent and even reverse illness such as kidney failure, urinary tract infections, allergies, cancer, obesity, diabetes, digestive problems and much more.
  • Reduction of veterinary bills especially down the road
  • Smaller, less frequent and less stinky feces
  • More water content
  • Less begging, counter surfing and stealing of food
  • More environmentally friendly
  • Less expensive (in most cases)
  • Softer and shiny coat
  • Quality, nutrient dense ingredients your companion actually can use.
  • you don’t have to feed as much
  • Little to no toxins, contaminants and artificial ingredients
  • More energy
These meats are considered unfit for human consumption. They can include meat from downed, diseased, dying, or dead animals. These meats are acceptible for use in the commerical pet food such as kibble and canned foods

Our beef supplier only processes downed cows which in this case means the cow had a broken leg, twisted stomach or would not get up.
Human grade refers to products fit for human consumption

Non human grade meat does not meet the requirements governed by the USDA or FDA to enter into the human market.
Denaturing is a process that visually ensures this meat is not humanly consumed. Liquid charcoal, red dye or green food coloring is used in this case to mark the meat. This is required by the USDA and FDA