Better in the Raw for Dogs is designed to provide your dog with essential nutrients and protein for health and longevity. It makes balancing a raw meat diet at home, easy and convenient. Prescribed most often by Holistic Veterinarians. This healthy diet is ideal for all life stages and is made with 100% human grade ingredients. No grains of any kind are used. Just add raw meat and water.
* Existing customers please note the product name change - Better in the Raw with Liver is now Better in the Raw for Dogs.
Egg yolk, calcium lactate, beef liver powder, gelatin, rice bran, whey protein concentrate, beet root, psyllium husks, EFA from fish, barley grass powder, kelp, taurine, rose hip, parsley, Vitamin E succinate, Vitamin B complex.
*Further details as to why rice bran is added: Rice Bran is an insoluble fibre for intestinal health. Not considered a grain, but rather the coating of the grain, with little carbohydrate content. Sweeps the large intestine much like fur or feathers of a prey animal.
The ingredients we use are without exception of human grade quality. All raw materials are 100% natural, and no preservatives, colours, or other artificial additives are used. None of our ingredients are sourced from China.
Make a 3lb. batch of raw dog food
Larger batches can be made and frozen for convenience.
(* Add more water if desired - especially when preparing the food using ground meat.)
The dog food will keep fresh for 24 hours once thawed and refrigerated.
Since muscle meats are important ingredients in the raw diet, special care should be taken when selecting meat for your dog. Meats must be fresh and should be no greater than 15-20% fat content. Although most dogs appear to have a preference for beef, the following meats are equally well suited in the preparation of your dog's food:
Beef - lean pre-ground stewing meat, heart boneless steak or roast
Lamb - pre-ground boneless stewing meat shank, leg or butt
Poultry - pre-ground boneless, skinless breast fillet or thigh
Venison - pre-ground stewing meat neck, shank, or shoulderOr use more exotic meats such as buffalo, caribou, elk, moose, duck or rabbit.
Try your local butcher or meat processor when purchasing your dog's meats. Supermarkets often cannot supply in bulk quantities and its pre-packaged meats may make it more difficult to obtain the correct amount for the recipe. A butcher will be glad to weigh out your meat and grind the meat for you on the spot.
Meat ground with bone-in is not recommended.
The use of fish is not advised. as feeding raw fish can lead to a thiamine deficiency. (*According to Houpt, Hintz & Shepherd in 1978. Ref. The Domestic Dog, Cambridge University Press, 1995)
Based on "as fed" per pound of finished dog food including meat - Beef - 85% lean.
|Protein||63.7g or 14%|
|Carbohydrates||6.0g or 1.3%|
|Fat||49.0g or 10.8%|
|Ash||4.71g or 1%|