Thanks to TruthaboutPetFood.com’s new friends at Western University Veterinary School, I’ve learned of a new line of Rx foods for dogs and cats from Rayne Nutrition. An option to remember for those with pets that illness has forced them to a Rx pet food.
While there is no perfect Rx commercial pet food, the ingredients in the Rayne Clinical Nutrition Rx pet foods look far better than any other commercial prescription diet I’ve seen before. Below are some pros and the cons.
No chemical preservatives. When you check the ingredients of almost every prescription cat food and dog food out there, you’ll find BHA and or BHT. These risky chemical preservatives are common in most Rx pet foods because of the lengthy shelf life needed (sitting around a vets office). No chemical preservatives are used with Rayne Nutrition; instead the foods are shipped frozen and are pasteurized; which could be a bit of a con as well. I would have preferred the foods to simply be frozen with no pasteurization. But, it’s still better than BHA/BHT.
No by-products. An Rx pet food using no by-products? What a wonderful concept – not feeding sick animals risky chemicals and waste ingredients. Rayne uses “whole” ingredients such as whole eggs instead of ‘dried egg product’.
Vitamins and Minerals are sourced from the U.S.; no risky Chinese vitamins.
A few of the diets use Canola Oil. This is not the optimal oil (in my book); perhaps they will read this and change the formulation to a safer non-GMO oil.
Rayne Clinical Nutrition can also customize an Rx diet meeting any pets’ particular needs.
(No, I don’t have a stake in the company…No, I don’t get a kick back for writing about them. In fact, an anonymous email was sent to obtain the information I wanted; they don’t even know about this article.)
Rayne Clinical Nutrition is a good option for pets suffering from an illness that must be fed an Rx diet. Ask your Veterinarian to look at the Rayne product line instead of recommending the same old Rx options full of chemical preservatives and by-products. The other option would be having a home prepared diet formulated (and using organic ingredients) that meets the needs of your pet.
To read more about Rayne Clinical Nutrition, visit http://raynenutrition.com/default.aspx
Wishing you and your pet(s) the best,
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