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why raw

We want you to feed your dog with real food, made with real ingredients that you can see. Ingredients with names you can pronounce, full of fresh meat, seasonal vegetables and fruit, grown right here in Australia.

Benefits of a Raw Diet

Calmer

The gut-brain axis is real. No starchy carbs and improved gut health equal a much calmer dog.

Benefits of a Raw Diet

Better weight control

Quality animal proteins, healthy fats, vegetables containing vitamins and phytonutrients are what your dog needs to stay lean and healthy. Processed diets are heavy in carbohydrates and synthetic nutrients and light on quality protein. Just look what happens to humans who eat a high carbohydrate diet.

Key Benefits of Going Raw

Save on Vet bills

Many dogs by the age of 3 are at the Vet annually to have their teeth cleaned costing about $700. Frequent trips to the vet for ear or skin medications can be avoided when a dog is fed a fresh food diet. Problems with itchy skin, ear infections and yeast infections are an outward manifestation of what is happening internally for your dog’s microbiome. Itchy skin is the most common reason today that dogs go to the Vet.

What goes in

A variety of quality animal protein, bones and cartilage, organ meats, seasonal vegetables and fruit, whole food supplements like ground flax seed, kelp and turmeric.
Ingredients with names you can pronounce, full of fresh meat, bones, organs, healthy fats and seasonal vegetables & fruit, grown right here in Australia.

What stays out

  • Powders like ‘chicken meal’, which are the end product of the rendering process.
  • Synthetic vitamins and minerals which have questionable bio availability, are sprayed on as coating at the end to “balance” the nutrients.
  • Starchy filler ingredients which are often very cheap or left over from other food manufacturing practices.
  • Palatability coatings sprayed on at the end to make it smell and taste enticing.
  • Preservatives to give it < 10 years of shelf life. Feeding dry food is feeding Long Life food to your dog every day of its life.
  • Brown Pellets and no misleading Labels that split ingredients to move the proteins up and the less desirable ingredients down.
  • Long lists of ingredients with unpronounceable names are not a sign of a food quality. Look out for the salt splitter on ingredients lists. Salt usually sits about 1% – so anything listed after salt will be in minute “barely there” quantities.

What you may not realise about kibble

  • Health professionals have been telling us for a long time that
    a highly-processed diet is not good for us, so it’s logical it is
    bad for your dog too.
  • The protein in kibble is often derived from sources other
    than meat. It is packed full of highly-processed starches and
    carbohydrates as fillers and binders. The percentage of
    protein in dry food is often inflated through the inclusion of
    non meat ingredients that contain protein.
  • Most kibbles – grain free or not – are up to 50%
    carbohydrates, which convert to sugar in the blood stream.
    Sugar feeds yeast and is linked to itching, skin irritations,
    diabetes, yeast infections, ear infections, obesity and cancer.
  • When kibble manufacturers removed the grains to produce a
    ‘healthier’ grain free product, they replaced them with other
    starches like potato, tapioca, peas, and tomato pomace. You
    cannot make a kibble without including a serious amount of
    starch.
  • Dogs only have a biological need for 5-7% carbohydrates so
    when you feed your dog a fresh food, high in quality animal
    protein, you’re feeding them what they were born to eat.
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