Dogs and cats require raw meats and raw meaty bones to live long, healthy lives. Cats are “obligate carnivores” – they must have a diet that consists primarily or exclusively of raw meats and bones. Dogs are carnivores and scavengers – they need raw meats and bones to thrive -- and germs that would make people sick do not bother healthy dogs.
At Kona Raw Pet Food Co-op, we aim to help pet owners learn about raw-meaty-bones
enable them to feed an rmb diet to their pets, economically. For a
one-time membership fee of $5.00, members can buy the amounts of rmb their
pets need for a week or a month at wholesale prices. Feeding rmb is
less expensive than feeding so-called "premium" kibble s that
are primarily sugary starches.
After 6 months, the co-op had 21 members; 12 months after that 111 members -- all by word of mouth. After 4 years, 235 pet owners have joined the Kona Raw Pet Food Co-op, with more joining weekly. The co-op processes members' orders of 1,000 to 1,700 pounds of meats and meaty bones per week.
By now, we have heard hundreds of stories of how dogs and cats get well on rmb; how puppies started on a raw diet thrive. Members feed a lot of raw chicken with bones, as well as beef. Raw bones do not splinter; they crunch. Cooked bones splinter. Never feed a pet cooked bones of any kind.
Dogs suffering from skin conditions, ear infections, and digestive disorders invariably get well, once commercial pet foods are eliminated from the diet and raw meaty bones are substituted. Teeth caked with plaque become clean with meaty bones to gnaw. Results like these from feeding the diet dogs evolved to eat is not magic, just common sense, once you think about it. By the way, dogs on an rmb diet have only 1/3 as much poop as kibble-fed dogs : )
Here is one person's story, repeated many times by co-op members:
I have finally had the opportunity to switch Kona over to a raw food diet and I cannot tell you how great it's been! He eats his raw meat and he's as happy as can be! We have struggled with allergies, yeast infections, eye infections, etc. and he has not had one problem since he's been on the diet. I find that I do not need to bathe him as frequently as his coat doesn't smell and it has a beautiful sheen! He seems so happy (not that he didn't before) but it's so great knowing that I am giving my little Love Bug the best care as he deserves it!
78-6915 Palekana Road, Holualoa, HI 96725