In April 2017, our first dog Bo, a black lab, passed away from several different health issues. Yes, we fed her processed kibble and had to change brands often. We didn't realize there was a better way to feed our dog. Bo had fat deposits or bumps on her skin, a hip issue and other health problems.
It was awful when we lost her, but it made us want to feed her "sister", a 6 month old Australian Cattle dog named Pepper with something better. We knew and read all about the recalls and issues kibble can cause, so we researched feeding our dog raw food and even talked to several Veterinarians. In May 2017 we researched and made the change for Pepper because we wanted a healthier, happier dog and a greater chance at prolonging her life. Today, Pepper is 7 years old and has been eating raw food since May 2017. Pepper is in great shape, with a shiny coat and she runs 2 miles with us every day. In July of 2017, we rescued another dog, Billie, who is 5 years old and has been on a raw diet since we adopted her. Since 2017, we have been making raw food for Billie and Pepper. At first I thought we were crazy for spending all this time and money making raw food, since it was a long process and messy. However, today I realize it was the best decision I ever made for the dogs. Now we want YOU to be able to serve a better, more nutritious meal to your pets.
We buy all our ingredients from wholesale stores, butchers and local family farms. The beef, chicken, turkey and pork we use is human grade meat and safe for human consumption and safe for our pets. Raw muscle and organ meat provides twice the protein vs dry dog food. We add fruits and veggies which offer higher antioxidant levels beneficial for detoxification, rebuilding and healing. We added super foods like: flax seed, pumpkin seed, kelp and basil that offer vitamin D and E, iodine, omega 3, ALA, Zinc and other essential vitamins. Completely balanced and no supplements needed. We make small batches so each meal is balanced.
All Mixes contain 75% muscle meat and organ meat, 15% bone, 10% Fruits and vegetables. All our meals meets AAFCO, NRC and FEDIAF standards.
All natural ingredients, no preservatives, no by-products and never processed.
Benefits of a Raw Diet:
No-one likes to eat the same food at every meal so why should your dog? We offer many different varieties: chicken, beef, pork, turkey and duck. We recommend you try each meat and rotate varieties for your pet. Our meals are packed in 2lb bags, air tight and frozen before delivery.
How do I transition my pet to a raw diet? My dogs went straight to raw, but they were very young. A gradual change can be made by reducing 25% of current food in the morning and going raw in the evening. Each week reduce the current food by 25% and increase the raw by 25%.
How much do I feed my pet?
Feeding your pet is based on your pets age, body weight and activity level. Feed between 2-3% of adult weight. For puppies, feed 3% of expected adult weight. Split feedings into 3 meals a day for puppies. During the winter months if your dog is not active, then you can reduce by a few ounces and during the summer increase if they are very active. If your dog is over weight, then you should feed them 2% of their target weight.
Avg. Feeding based on 2.5% of dogs weight
Dog Weight Food In Cups/Meal
25 lb 5 oz
50 lb 10 oz
75 lb 15 oz
100 lb 20 oz
150 lb 30 oz
How do you serve the raw food? The food needs to be stored in your freezer. Before serving you need to defrost in your fridge, and once thawed, serve as is. Raw food can be stored in your fridge for up to four (4) days.
Do not cook the raw food.
How about Salmonella and other Bacteria? Dogs have more acid in their digestive system. Therefore Salmonella and other bacteria are not an issue. Handling raw food for pets is no different from how you would handle when preparing raw food for humans. Since you are handling raw meat, humans must wash their hands and wash any surface that comes in contact with raw meat.