A healthy and balanced diet is the key to a healthy and happy pet. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables is essential for your pet’s health. However, it can be difficult to feed your animal an adequate amount of these healthy foods. An easy way to ensure your pet is receiving a balanced diet is to use our homemade freeze-dried food. Freeze-dried food is the optimal choice of preserved food for your pet. It is healthier and lasts longer than any other method of preservation. Freeze-dried food is ideal for a variety of animals. Birds, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, chinchillas, iguanas, bearded dragons, blue-tongued skinks, tegu lizards, spiny-tailed lizards, red and yellow foot tortoises, box turtles, hermit crabs and more!
Benefits of Freeze-Dried
Many pet owners struggle to provide fruits and vegetables for their pets. Fresh fruits and vegetables attract fruit flies. Fresh food has a short shelf life and can only be left out with a pet for a few hours before spoiling. Fresh food does not travel well. Fresh food requires frequent trips to the store, yet only a small amount is actually eaten by your pet. An easy fix to these problems is freeze-dried food.
Freeze-dried food contains no moisture so it can be left out for your pet to eat whenever they are hungry and can travel easily with you and your pet. Freeze-dried food does not attract fruit flies. Freeze-dried food has a long shelf life (longer than dehydrated, frozen, and canned!) and can be purchased in bulk to avoid frequent trips to the store. Purchasing freeze-dried food in bulk can also save you money and keep you from wasting expensive fresh food.
Nutritious, Safe, & Appetizing
A common concern of pet owners is if freeze-dried food is nutritious and appetizing – the answer is yes! The nutritional value of fresh fruits and vegetables is retained in our freeze-drying process, unlike in dehydrating. Commercially freeze-dried food often contains a chemical preservative called sulfur dioxide, which can be toxic to birds and humans. Our freeze-dried food contains no preservatives, chemicals, additional salts or sugars, or other additives. The freeze-drying method is healthier than sodium-packed canned food and nutrient-depleted dehydrated food. The flavor of the fresh food is not compromised in the freeze-drying process and the food can even be rehydrated.
Rehydrating the Food
Freeze-dried food can be purchased in large amounts and used as necessary to supplement your pet’s diet. The food can be served dry or it can be rehydrated so that your pet is receiving “fresh” food every day. To rehydrate freeze-dried food, you can simply mist the food lightly with water. Only a small amount of water is necessary to rehydrate the food – a little goes a long way.
Providing Variety for Your Pet
We offer a large selection and variety of foods to feed your pet. All of our food is freeze-dried in-house using our freeze-drying machines. You can choose from individual fruits or vegetables or you can choose one of our mixes. We offer a variety of sprouts and chop mixes as different types of animals require different nutrients and prefer different tastes. Our mixes provide a balanced blend of nutrients to help you confidently feed your pet a balanced diet.
Although our freeze-dried food is a great resource for providing for your pet, be sure to include fresh fruits and vegetables in their diet as well! Animals have a sharp sense of smell and taste and could get bored quickly with any one type of food. To ensure that your animal does not become bored with the taste and texture of its food, feed your pet a combination of freeze-dried, rehydrated freeze-dried, and fresh foods. This will give your pet a variety of crispy, crunchy, soft and juicy textures. Also be sure to provide your pet with a variety of fruits, vegetables, sprouts, and chop. Try rotating out, or combining, our different types of mixes so that your pet enjoys a wide range of foods and nutrients.
Introducing Foods into the Diet
Another advantage to using freeze-dried food is that it can be used to introduce new foods to your animal. Before implementing new foods into your pet’s diet, be sure to talk with your vet. Different species and sizes require different diets. As you implement freeze-dried food and new types of food into your pet’s diet, be sure to pay close attention to your pet’s behavior and health and discuss any concerns with your vet. Try combining new foods into mixes your pet already likes. If your pet likes what you added, try adding this food in fresh form as well. Take the time to learn what your pet likes and doesn’t like so that you can purchase and provide your animal with the best food and most nutrients.