I've been feeding VivaRaw to my four Golden Retrievers almost as long as they've been in business and have always been pleased with their products and service. I show and breed Goldens and have numerous Champions and two in the Show Dog Hall of Fame. Our dogs love Viva and their weight, coat and skin are exceptionally nice thanks to the quality of their food!
Viva Raw's quality, transparency, and integrity is why I feed their food and recommend it to all of my clients. I love that they visit the farms, and due their due diligence. I also appreciate that they use milled bone which gives me the flexibility to gently cook or feed it raw. Two of my dogs have a history of allergies and many of my clients' dogs have health imbalances. I'm happy that there is a dog food company I can refer them to that I trust.
Super grateful to my holistic vet recommended Viva Raw! My intention was to homemake my pup’s food, but between managing life, my business and transitioning to having a new pup, I kept postponing my plan.
Viva Raw is affordable considering the high quality, made with the best nutrient-dense ingredients for my growing pup, and so conveniently shipped and packaged!
As Lucy grows, I’ll continue feeding her Viva Raw and probably forget the idea of making her food at home. Also, she is OBSESSED with her puppy food. So much so that one day after eating it, she woke up in the morning and refused to go outside to potty. She just wanted her food ASAP!
She has had no GI issues transitioning from kibble to raw over the course of five days. Since she is only 3.5 months old, I think it was easier to transition her so I didn’t follow the 10 day guidelines. Today was her first day eating 100% Viva Raw and she still has nice solid stool. She isn’t drinking as much water due to the high moisture content of her food, and instead of pooping five times a day, she’s down to three.
Viva Raw team, thank you so much for caring about true nutrition and health for our furry friends. I’m so grateful for the work you’re doing and am sharing your company with anyone I know with pets. Keep up the amazing work!!
I thank a raw diet for my dog’s happy bounces and energy. He has been eating Viva Puppy Complete for a few weeks now, and he has never been so excited to eat. We’ve tried a bunch of different foods from high quality / protein kibble then to air dried and freeze dried and most recently gently cooked. He has never been a picky eater, but he sure loves raw! Currently, he eats the Viva mixed with a freeze dried raw nibblet but everything is 100% raw including his treats. He bounces around, jumps up, and wags his tail like crazy while I prepare his meals. Then he sits by his eating area (I don’t even tell him to sit or have never trained him to sit before serving a meal) wagging his tail as I bring the bowl over. He also just got neutered. When we brought him home from the vet, he acted as if he never had the operation. He was bouncing like a happy kid, no lethargy at all, and you could never tell he had an operation a few hours ago! I’ll be a Viva Raw customer for life and have already recommended it many dog and cat owner friends. Plus, their team is super responsive and I’ve learned so much from their social media posts. Great all around company (and also love that it’s AAPI owned!)
I have been feeding my dogs commercial raw food for many years. I do rotate brands and proteins. I am excited to add Viva Raw to my pups bowls! It is fresh, well packaged and the pups love it! I highly recommend this food and company. Ordering was easy, arrived quickly and frozen. Have referred friends and family. Will be placing my second order soon! Glad there is a great new raw company to add to our list!
Don't buy this food ❌❌
Many bad things about this company... viva claims they do not add water to meat. But I had the meat tested from an outside facility and not what the results said.... you can see for yourself by the color of the blood and how watery the meat is. Second thing that is horrible about this company is that if you try to use any sort of discount code they will reverse the order . No matter how much meat you buy they can't work out any deals. They also claim they don't have (msm) in their meats which is mechanically separated meat for those of you that don't know what that is( very horrible for dogs). All they do is mix meat and msm together to give it a different look... also hormone free means the animal was once on hormones and was weaned off before slaughter if you are looking for better meat look for something that says no hormones. Or zero. This company is money hungry and doesn't care about your animals.
Appreciate you taking the time to leave us your feedback - we’d love the opportunity to clarify a few issues you brought up in this note.
We never add any moisture to our food and our tested moisture content levels for each of our recipes are published on our website. If your test results are showing a significant difference from our published values, please share them with us and we’d be happy to investigate with our team.
In regards to our sourcing, we’re one of the few raw companies that source only from farms that raise their animals with no hormones or antibiotics EVER and you can find independent verification of this on Susan Thixton’s list https://truthaboutpetfood.com/the-list/. We also never use any mechanically separated meat (MSM) in our food and in fact, we’re able to make a chunky recipe for this exact reason.
Finally, we only offer a discount on your first order with us and that’s why our system flagged your second order. We don’t offer any custom volume based discounts beyond free shipping for orders over $250 since it’s important for us to keep our pricing fair and consistent for all our customers. Thank you for giving us a try and we’re sorry it didn’t work out. Feel free to reach out if you have further questions.
Thank you so much viva raw team. Because of you guys, my cat has never been happier or healthier. Prepping everyday has helped keep me sharp with Kuromi's health and needs and I look forward to staying as a customer for a very long time!
Last year about this time we adopted Arrow and after getting his training going, we decided to adopt again. This last week Luucy joined our pack of 3 dogs and after a few days of kibble we transitioned her to raw. She's loving frozen stuffed kongs to get her meals and wear her self out. Lots of training ahead for this 1yo girl, but we know we couldn't find a better raw prepped food for her and the price vs. Doing it this well ourselves is very reasonable. We mostly order beef because one dog has a chicken allergy, but we will be ordering chicken for the other two dogs to help control costs from time to time. Thanks much to Jen and all for keeping us well stocked and able to feed the best to all three dogs who's first home wasn't forever, but ours plans to be.
Amazing food, my kitty is super food motivated, she loves this food. And also the poop doesn't smell any more. I'm super happy with this product
I took a risk since you can't get anything less than 10lbs.. which is a lot. I have 2 cats and one of them won't even go near the food. The other one will eat a couple bites of it, so the 10lbs will probably take me a year to get through, hahaha.
Our Bubbeleh never tried rabbit or duck before, but it was love at first bite. She loves all the different meas, and it is obviously very fresh and high caliber. That said, 10 lbs of meat is a lot for a 10 pound cat. We had a very difficult time cutting it into small packs, about the size of medium/large ice cubes. In the end we used our electric hand-held Milwaukee Jigsaw, and cut all the packs up. It took quite awhile and was quite messy. We wonder why you do not cut and package smaller amounts...say 1/2 lb packs. These big packages are really designed for large dogs. Hoping you can create more variety in your packaging.
Great ingredients, fast shipping, and helpful customer service.
So far my cat has been loving the duck chunked pouch. I was defrosting a chunk beef pouch in the fridge when I noticed it leaked all over my fridge. There was a perforation at the bottom and top of the pouch 😕.
It's been a long haul for me and Jack. Jack was on raw since 10 weeks of age...then suddenly lost interest in all raw. I went from company to company seeing if it was a difference in texture smell or taste! ...on top of it he came down with Lyme and anaplasma which is now gone as well as his gut biome...I started out with mostly your chunk blend and Jack would eat everything but the chunks...lastr night I gave hime the only package from my order of ground beef...It was a the first time I've seen him lick his bowl!!! yeah..I am so happy...so ground over chunk for my bow who just turning 7 months next week!
I've been feeding fresh rabbit for over 20 years from various sources. This product seems of good quality. Pets are eating it. Minus 1 star because I'm disappointed with the added water content. I'd pay a little more for pure unadulterated meat and I can add my own water.
We're so glad to here that you're loving the food! We did want to clarify that we never add any water, liquid, or anything else other than what's on the ingredient label to our food. Any moisture is just retained from the meat itself coming from our suppliers (there is some water used during poultry & rabbit processing). Hope this helps—we'd be happy to review further if you wanted to send any photos to us of what you're describing!
I've been feeding raw for almost 20 years, mostly sourced from grocery stores, but I decided to try some packaged ground blends recently in order to transition a stubborn newly adopted kitty and to add easy-to-eat variety for a couple of sick kitties. Viva's varieties have gone over very well, especially with the kitty I had to transition off of kibble. I thaw the 2lb packages in the fridge for a few hours until they can be sliced like soft ice, then put the frozen slices in a bag in the freezer (laid flat until they freeze hard again) and thaw individual meal portions in a small plastic bag in a warm water bath for a few minutes. More work than when I just feed food from the fridge, but the sick/picky kitties love it.
As an owner of a ferret, using your products has made my life much easier. My fur baby loves it, but I find myself throwing out approximately 3/4 lbs of meat per package as I won't refreeze once thawed. This could be a problem as well for those who own small cats and dogs The rabbit and fowl selections are ideal for my little guys diet needs. Thanks again
I noticed instant results for my 10 year old pitty gi all natural food can't go wrong and vest price around when I weighed the foo it came out to 37oz when it's supposed to be 32 can't ho wrong like I side
Communication has been great, and the food is incredibly fresh, and always frozen solid when it arrives. The box they use for the dry ice keeps it in place and protects the customer from coming into contact with it. I was a little skeptical of the plastic bags it comes in, the lamb I buy for myself is wrapped in something that looks similar but is a mess to open, however they have done a great job of creating a package that has a top that is very easy to open without any mess whatsoever. As soon as I use the first serving I transfer it to a medium Pyrex storage container.
my first order was great - arrived on time. I rotate my dog through different proteins, so he's used to variety. But he absolutely loved this food. Kept going back and licking his bowl several times. I will definitely use this in my rotation now. Great work on realizing your dream!
I wanted to try this raw meat out for my elderly Calico cat named Echo. She was recently diagnosed with the beginnings of kidney disease. She is now mostly blind and mostly deaf. Of course the Vet wanted me to start purchasing the usual k/d diet foods with less protein. I researched as much as I could and decided I want to go with low phosphorus foods instead. It was suggested to offer her the Beef and Turkey for lower phosphorus. I was concerned she wouldn’t want to eat raw. In the past I’ve offered her raw & cooked hamburger and she refused. The moment I put down her Viva beef, she ate it immediately. Now I know some cats will get all excited about a new food then stop eating it after awhile but so far she is still loving it. I think we’re going on a few weeks now. Occasionally I add a tiny bit of regular canned cat food or tuna juice because I think the smell attracts her but otherwise she’s eating it just like it is with a bit of added warm water.
Her appetite has gotten healthier. It feels like she’s gained some of her weight back as well because she’s eating so well.
So I’m very happy with my purchase and do plan to buy this again when needed.
Received our first order of rabbit and very impressed. Packaging is awesome and recyclable. Schultz loved it. Love everything about the product. You have saved us because rabbit is hard to come by these days. Schultz’s diet mainly is rabbit. Excellent product.
We received our first order of Viva duck recipe and gently cooked our first package for Jameson to try. We are now mixing Viva in with his Carna4 baked duck recipe dry food and he loves it! He can't wait for me to put his bowl down!! His transition is going great so far and we are happy knowing he is eating this very high quality frozen food like this!!
I ordered Viva to split with a friend and see how our dogs would do. She got ground and I got the chunk. My dog is a yorkie and let me tell you she thoroughly enjoyed every meal! It’s hard to find a complete raw premade meal that is chunked not ground. I plan on ordering more as we go through our meals but I recommend it! The food is great!
Seemed like they had a quality product, but wasn’t good for any of my 3 dogs. One dog didn’t want to eat it. The other two are it happily but it wreaked havoc on the their insides. They had diarrhea and it was extremely difficult to normalize them. After two months and only giving them their old kibble and literally nothing else they seemed to poop normally. Anytime they had one treat, bone, probiotics, pumpkin, or morsel of anything they went into full diarrhea. Sometimes they would have it without any change to anything. It’s been almost 10 months and I just now have been able to restore their micro biome health. They never had those issues before. So something in the food (bacteria maybe) completely destroyed their gut health. I won’t be returning and I have started with a different brand of raw food and they’re doing great!