Last Updated on: September 28, 2021 by Ingrid King


This post is sponsored by Darwin’s Natural Pet Food and contains affiliate links*

As more and more cat parents are looking for ways to provide optimal nutrition for their feline family members, raw feeding is becoming more and more popular. Embraced for decades by holistically oriented pet parents and holistic veterinarians, the availability of commercially prepared raw diets like Darwin’s have made raw feeding easier than ever before.

I’ve been feeding raw for the past ten years, and have seen my cats thrive on it. I started feeding Darwin’s about five years ago, and it has become a perennial favorite.

Delivered right to your door

Darwin’s is packed in eco-friendly packaging with dry ice to ensure that food is shipped and delivered safely. It arrives frozen solid, even on the hottest days.

Darwin’s offers a convenient autoship schedule so you’ll never have to worry about running out of food. The timing of delivery is flexible, and Darwin’s friendly customer service team will gladly adjust your schedule as needed.

Feeding is as easy as thaw and serve

The food come packaged in convenient 8 ounce sealed packs. It takes about 24 hours for one pack to thaw in the refrigerator. This makes feeding raw no harder than feeding canned food. The only difference is that instead of pulling a can out of the cabinet, you’re defrosting a pack of food.

But what about food safety?

Sadly, there is a lot of misinformation about the purported risks of feeding raw in the mainstream veterinary community, and it’s not unusual for vets to tell their clients that raw feeding is dangerous. Dr. Karen Becker, a holistic veterinarian who writes extensively for Mercola Pets, dispels many of these myths in this comprehensive article.

Feed less and save

Darwin’s is more nutrient dense than other brands with higher vegetable or moisture content. This means your cats will need less food and will feel full longer. One 8 ounce pack yields four meals for Allegra, who weighs about ten pounds.

About Darwin’s raw cat food

There’s a lot to love about Darwin’s, both in terms of what’s in the food and what’s not:

  • 100% meat – no animal-by-products or fillers
  • Ethically sourced human grade ingredients from farms they trust
  • Formulated under the guidance of veterinary nutritionists
  • Free range, pasture raised, cage-free meats
  • No GMO
  • No steroids
  • No hormones
  • Made fresh: you will receive your meals 4-6 weeks from production
  • Ready to serve

In short: as far as I’m concerned, they’re doing everything right.

Special offer: get 10 pounds for $14.95 + free gift + Charitable donation

Darwin’s has an introductory offer that can’t be beat so you can try this for your own cats: For $14.95, you get 10 pounds of raw food. You can customize the proteins depending on your cat’s taste preferences.

In addition to the food, you will also receive a heavy-duty insulated cooler bag, and Darwin’s will make a matching donation of $14.95 to Kitten Associates, a Connecticut based small feline rescue group.

Use code CONSCIOUSCAT to take advantage of this special offer.

For more information and to order, please visit


*FTC Disclosure: The Conscious Cat is a participant in Darwin’s affiliate program. This means that if you decide to purchase through any of our links, we get a small commission. This is a sponsored post, which means that I was compensated to feature this content. Regardless of payment received, you will only see products or services featured on this site that we’ve either used or would use ourselves. 

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