Is the ratio of calcium and phosphorus balanced in a raw diet?
An appropriate ratio of dietary calcium to phosphorus is vital to good growth for puppies and kittens.
There have been some tragic cases in which puppies and kittens were raised on all-meat, or mostly-meat diets. This provides plenty of phosphorus, with little calcium. The body keeps a steady amount of calcium in the blood at all times - if the calcium is not present in the diet, calcium will leach from the puppy or kitten's bones to maintain the level required in the blood. This will lead to bone weakness and deformities.
A well planned raw diet, consisting of raw meat, bones and organs, will provide an appropriate ratio of calcium to phosphorus for healthy growth.