everything you need to know about freeze-dried dog treats

everything you need to know about freeze-dried dog treats

Freeze-dried dog treats have gained popularity in recent years as pet owners like you search for more natural treat options for your furry friends. 

At Momentum Carnivore Nutrition, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality freeze-dried dog treat options for your pet because we expect the same for our own dogs. 

If you’re considering freeze-dried treats but aren’t quite sure if they’re right for your dog, you’ve come to the right place. We’re sharing some key benefits and answering some of the most common questions we get asked about freeze-dried treat options to help you make the best decision for your pet.  

What Exactly Are Freeze-Dried Dog Treats?

Freeze-dried dog treats are the raw proteins that your dog craves — such as beef, chicken, duck, bison, pork, turkey, and salmon — brought down to freezing temperatures, slowly heated, and vacuum pressured. 

The first part of the freeze-drying process involves the meat being rapidly cooled to its lowest temperature to ensure it preserves its form and locks in the natural nutrients. Next, ice crystals develop. The meat will get so cold that it will become icy, retaining the beneficial nutrients and minerals that your dog’s body needs. 

As the temperature of the meat is raised, these ice crystals are allowed to grow to rid the meat of moisture in the next freeze-drying phases. 

In the primary drying phase, the pressure is lowered and heat is added in a vacuum process to remove about 95% of the water from the meat. The secondary phase absorbs all excess moisture and brings the meat to its porous structure. It’s then immediately packaged to keep the raw treats fresh for your pet. 

What Are the Benefits of Freeze-Dried Treats?

The freeze-drying process helps lock all of the nutritional value of the protein into the pet treat, allowing pet owners to confidently feed their dogs and/or cats nutrient-packed and delicious meat they would find in the wild. 

If you’re often traveling with your dog, freeze-dried treats are an excellent option for you and your furry friend since they’re lightweight and easy to transport. Throw your pet’s favorite treats into your hiking backpack or travel tote to reward them as you explore. 

Unlike pet food that needs to be refrigerated to be kept fresh or treats with preservatives and additives, our freeze-dried, raw treats are made to last. Momentum Carnivore Nutrition dog treats have a longer shelf life than traditional treats on the market thanks to the freeze-drying process. Simply close the resealable bag and keep your dog’s treats out of direct sunlight and humid areas to keep them fresh.

“We love Momentum products — and pork tenderloin is popular with our energetic crew. It looks just like what is. Single ingredient treats!” - Donna F. 

Are Freeze-Dried Treats Good for Dogs?

Because freeze-dried dog treats are 100% natural and lock the nutritional value of the protein into the treat, they’re extremely beneficial for your furry friend! 

Momentum Carnivore Nutrition freeze-dried dog treats don’t include any unnecessary ingredients that you’d find in other pet food brands on the market. Our single-ingredient and 100% natural recipes combine a mixture of warm, cold, and neutral proteins to provide your dog with the nutrients they need to live a happier and healthier life. 

And unlike other popular treat options on the market, our freeze-dried treats also don’t need preservatives and additives that can cause allergies, itchiness, weight gain, and other issues in dogs. 

Our owner, Toni, and our customers have seen how a raw, freeze-dried diet can help to improve the overall health of their pets: 

 “We saw the most impactful health benefits with our family dog, Peter. Peter was a dog fed a traditional kibble diet for his ten years of life. The signs of aging rapidly took hold of Peter, and the loss of vitality was so evident in his behavior. He was a dog that loved to fetch and run, and quickly, barely wanted to get up because his body ached. Almost one week after transitioning him to a fully raw diet, he was up running and loving life again.” - Toni M. (Owner of Momentum Carnivore Nutrition)

“My Brussels Griffon is 10 years old and for the past four years has been experiencing lameness issues in his hind end. My veterinarian has determined a large prostate and bladder (possibly tumor related) I had previously been making a raw diet on my own but recently switched over to a total Momentum diet. He has lost weight and has been more active than he has been in a while. I know his prognosis is not great but this dog food has definitely been extending his life. I wish I would’ve fed him this product from the day he arrived in our home.” - Collette D. 

Are Freeze-Dried Treats Safe?

If you’re looking to provide your pet with a raw diet but are nervous about contamination or sickness for your pet, freeze-drying reduces the risk and can help eliminate harmful pathogens from the meat. 

Since the moisture is removed from the meat throughout the freeze-drying process, the bacteria can’t survive and are unable to breed. You can feel confident that the ingredients are safe and healthy while feeding your dog. 

Of course, every pet is different. As always, we recommend talking to your vet before starting your pet on a new food regimen or if you have concerns about your pet’s health.

“The dogs love it. That is our main concern along with knowing that the food is healthy for them. We have always trusted Momentum to use quality ingredients and we have never been disappointed with the products. And our dogs haven’t either!” - Catherine W. 

Shop Momentum Carnivore Nutrition Freeze-Dried Dog Treats

If you’re looking to switch your dog to a freeze-dried diet, we’ve got plenty of flavorful and nutritious options to choose from. Make the change to Momentum Carnivore Nutrition treats, meal bars, single ingredient food toppers, and functional food toppers today

See for yourself how a raw, 100% natural freeze-dried diet can aid in the overall health of your furry family member!


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