food safety


  • Defrost food in a sealed container in the fridge overnight.  DO NOT use a microwave as this can defrost unevenly and cause some of the meat to cook.  Meat with bone content should never be cooked.  An alternative is using a bag submerged in warm water.
  • Ideally defrost your pet's food each day. However you may use food that has been in the fridge for up to 3 days. Fresh is always best!
  • Don’t throw away the juices from the bags - feed it all to your pet as it contains great nutrients.
  • If you buy fresh meat from the butcher, freeze it for at least 3 days before feeding to your pet.
  • Clean surfaces, equipment and your hands after feeding. Use hot water & anti-bacterial cleaners.
  • Discard any uneaten raw food that you pet leaves after the meal.  If there are any leftovers you may find you are feeding too much. Talk to us about your pets  daily requirements - they may have changed.
  • Try to avoid having your pet “kiss” or lick you.  This may lead to illness.  Wash your hands with anti-bacterial soap between playing with your pet and eating food.
  • Keep your pets digestive system and gut flora in optimal condition. This will help to protect them from ill-health in general, as well as from disease caused by pathogens. Please chat to us if there are any signs of digestive issues.
  • Wear gloves when emptying litter trays daily and disposing of pets’ stools.
  • Be extra vigilant for individuals who are pregnant or immunocompromised, or if there are babies or small children in the home. Discuss this with your health professional if applies to you.  Immunocompromised people should use utensils or disposable gloves. Where possible, the role of feeding pets should be given to a non-immunocompromised member of the household.

Prey Pet Food

At Prey we are passionate about sharing with you the benefits of having your pets fed on an appropriate prey diet. A diet that they were designed to eat.