Many vets warn thier clients about home-made raw diets not being balanced and complete. A more appropriate warning would be that ALL MEAT raw diets are NOT balanced and complete. You cannot feed a diet of just meat to your dog and expect it to do well. Your dog needs a proper blend of organ meats, bones, and other proper nutrients to achieve a balanced diet. Some nutritionists claim that veggies are not needed in the diet. We feel that a certain percentage of fruits and veggies are a needed component in the formulation. Supplying complex carbohydrates are key to achieving a balanced diet. By combining raw ingredients from raw food sources you can combine them to contain the exact proportions of fat, protein, vitamins, minerals and live enzymes that a dog needs.
Our philosophy also suggests that dogs do not need to have complete and balanced nutrition at every meal. AAFCO has set this standard so that at every meal a dog gets a balanced and complete meal portion. This propaganda is designed to make people buy into commercial dog food. The canine body, or our own for that matter doesn’t operate that way. You eat a variety of food over a period of time. Cosumers that are making home-made meals for their dog should give them a variety of proteins and alternation of other nutrients. This achives a balance of essential nutrients over a spread of time.
Regarding what balance of nutrients are required for our pets, we can only accept what nature provides as the true measure of what’s needed. The diet that nature provides is precisely what they need to function, thrive, and survive. Modeling a diet to that of a carcass then gives a “nature remedy” for achieving a complete and balanced formulation. Nature provides exactly what the animal can actually use and absorb.
For those people that don’t have the time or knowledge to make their own home-made diets, we offer a variety of protein choices. These commercially prepared diets are balanced and complete portions (based on AAFCO’S feeding protocols) that are designed to give your dog an adequate amount of nutrition at every meal. We still advocate that a variety of several different choices be given to offer your dog the best opportunity to gain maximum nutritional value.