Hi everyone, it’s the team at Doggy Treats here and we’re excited to tell you about the latest addition to our dog treat range. Coya is a freeze-dried raw food for dogs that takes the hassle out of feeding raw food but leaves the nutrition in.
Here’s an alternative to all the hassle of feeding your dog a raw diet. Coya has invented freeze-dried raw dog food. This amazing product contains all the nourishment and goodness of a raw food diet, but with added convenience and none of the difficulty.
You do not cook freeze-dried raw food, so it keeps all the goodness of raw food. Instead, all the water has been removed. Removing the water content has several benefits.
Benefits of Freeze-Dried Raw Food for Dogs
Store it in a cupboard or on a shelf.
With the water removed, it lasts longer.
It concentrates vitamins and nutrients.
There’s no preparation, so it’s easy to serve.
Made in the UK using British vegetables and UK and EU-sourced meat.
Coya call this ‘Raw without the Chore!’ It’s a brilliant and super easy way of feeding your dog a raw food diet.
Many people tell us they’d love to feed their dogs a raw diet, but it’s not convenient. You must be super-organised if you want to switch your dog to raw food. You need the right ingredients (some raw foods are poisonous to dogs) and then there’s the preparation time.
Once you’ve prepared it, do you make a big batch and store it in the freezer? We don’t know about you, but our freezers are rammed! Or perhaps you leave it in the fridge where it only lasts a few days and you end up throwing most of it away.
If you have freezer space, you must remember to take out the food to defrost it. And how often have you gone to the freezer to find there’s none left, so you fall back on cheap dry food? It’s no wonder dog owners resort to more expensive canned or kibble to get the right nutrients for their dogs.
Benefits of Freeze-Drying
What is Freeze-Dried Food?
Freeze-drying is a process that removes water from a frozen product and then dries it.
Nutritionally superior: Freeze-drying preserves nutrients, colour and structure. Freeze drying is one of the best methods for retaining nutrients. This includes vital vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants such as phytochemicals, anthocyanins, and flavonoids. Antioxidants are essential for a healthy body.
Longer shelf-life: Freeze-drying prolongs the shelf-life. Freezing inhibits the growth of bacteria and other microbiological activities. Removing the water content stops the growth of compounds such as yeast, bacteria and mould.
Easy to transport and store: Portable product. Freeze-drying reduces a product’s volume and weight, making it easier to transport and store. It’s a practical but convenient choice for your dog. If you travel a lot with your dog, you’ll find it’s a lot easier to carry a pouch of lightweight freeze-dried food.
Freeze-dried food is ‘live’ food: Freeze-drying keeps a product's natural structure. The process doesn’t destroy or change the product’s chemical properties. This is important. Compounds like proteins must maintain their molecular structure to work efficiently. While it inhibits bacteria growth, freeze-drying doesn’t cook the food. So germs are still present in freeze-dried raw food. However, dogs can tolerate dangerous bacteria better than we can. Just think of what your dog picks up on a walk! Ours particularly love dead pigeons 🙁 To avoid deadly pathogens, make sure you purchase freeze-dried raw dog food from trusted sources with high animal welfare standards.
What’s in Coya Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Food?
Coya Freeze-dried comes in several varieties, but they all have similar ratios of meat/protein to vitamins and minerals.
A typical breakdown of ingredients looks like this:
80% protein (beef, chicken, turkey, white fish, pork) 4% Sweet Potato, 4% Pea, 4% Carrot, 3.5% Apple 2% Strawberry, Vitamins & Minerals.
Freeze-dried raw dog food from Coya has all the benefits without the hassle of preparing raw dog food. It’s full of all the goodness of raw food and is as easy as pouring a portion into a bowl. We are excited to stock it and hope you love it as much as we do.