Running on Raw – Created for the modern lifestyle.

I had this idea while trying to work 60 hours a week,  make it to my local pet health food store before 5pm, or calling them and begging them to stay open and wait for me because I was late leaving the office. In addition to that, I  had to feed myself and my family, make it to the gym and keep my house looking like I don’t have 3 dogs. I was rushing across town to my local store thinking can’t someone just bring this to me?! I decided I can’t be the only one thinking that, so, now I am bringing your pets food to you!  In our modern lifestyle we want quality items and we need them fast.  That is just what Running on Raw is built to do, provide the highest quality products for your pet’s immediate and long-term health benefits, while taking the hassle out of it for you.

A little bit about Pet Food.

Raw diets are becoming even more popular than ever before! While it may seem like a new concept, we pet owners were only introduced to the dry, bagged food you are commonly used to today in 1922! The first ever commercial food was in the 1860’s but it was classified as dog biscuits made from blood and wheat meals, vegetables, beetroot – the food we are familiar with today didn’t come about until 1922.

And get this! The first pet food  formulated for the nutritional needs of puppies was only introduced in the 1960s.
In the 1980s U.S. National Academy of Sciences’ National Research Council published the first nutritional requirements for dogs and cats.
That means we have just now starting scratching the surface on what our dogs need from a biological and physiological standpoint!

So what were we feeding before the first dry dog food in 1922 and 1860?
Well.. there are several historical references discussing what certain cultures fed their companions.

Roman poet and philosopher Marcus Terentius Varro wrote a manual on farming, “Farm Topics”, that discussed providing dogs with dead sheep meat and bones, and barley soaked in milk. THE ROMANS were feeding meat, bones, barley and milk! I bet you have heard those 4 items in your raw feeding research!

European Royalty in the Middle Ages (during and after the fall of the Roman Empire) commonly kept hounds. These hounds were feed stews made with meat like the lungs, livers, and hearts of various animals plus various grains and vegetables.
Sounding more familiar?

A little touch of history to start of talking about raw food!

To learn more about the benefits of a raw diet click here

This is My Story

Accountant turned Entrepreneur and Raw Food Nutrition Specialist

How in the heck does that happen you ask?

Well, believe it or not I had a mid-life crisis, at 25 years old!

What kind of crisis could I possibly have at such a young age, well I suppose that is my story.

Learn more on my blog under “About The Author”

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do you deliver?

Currently we are only hand delivering to Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties. However, we do ship nation-wide!

Do you only sell raw food?

No, we also sell select high quality kibbles.

Where is your store located?

We have no storefront, we are an online concierge service, and this allows us to focus on providing you high quality products at competitive prices!

How is my raw food delivered?

Your raw products are delivered freezer bag to keep your purchases frozen even if you are not able to be home right away.
If you know you will not be home, please let us know when placing your order.

Will giving my dog raw food cause aggression?

Absolutely not, that is a common misconception about raw diets. Your pet will continue to be his or her loving self.

Is feeding a raw diet dangerous for my family’s health?

No, as with all raw products, even those meant for human consumption, anything used during the preparation and consumption of the meat should be thoroughly cleaned with hot water and antibacterial soap. We recommend having a separate cutting board for all your pet food products. We also recommend not using wood cutting boards for any meat, as wood is porous compared to other plastic cutting boards.

Is raw food safe for all life stages?

YES!

Why Choose Running on Raw?

Convenient Delivery

We are all about fast and convenient delivery.  We take the hassle out buying your pet’s food by delivering it to your doorstep.  Schedule your deliveries online or by phone today!

Ordering Made Simple

We keep delivery and product ordering simple.  Simply go to our website with your phone or PC and set up a delivery time that works best for you.

Excellent Service

We are here to assist you with your scheduling and pet food selection.  We respond to our calls typically within an hour and our emails within 12-24 hours.

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