Frequently Asked Questions
Feeding GuideScroll to bottom of page for feeding guide for our Real Meat Foods, foods range from 100-130 kcal/oz, for specific calories on each food view item details by clicking "Foods" link above.
GlycerineOur certified Kosher USP Palm Vegetable glycerin is
What type of fish do we use in the treats?NZ Mackerel, Hoki or Cod from the deep blue waters of New Zealand and the South Pacific. New Zealand is known for its superb fish management systems and state of the art facilities. Sourced from certified sustainable fish populations.
Oxygen AbsorberThey are safe and if eaten and are nontoxic. It is just iron inside; it will pass with maybe a little constipation.
How should I store?Store in sealed bag or container. Foods will begin to lose flavor after being opened so you will want to use within six months. Keep in a cool dry area and out of sunlight.
What types of meats are used in Real Meat?All meats used have been passed fit for human consumption, we do not use any rendered, diseased or other substandard meats in our products. Our Beef, Lamb and Venison are Grass-Fed and Free Range and antibiotic free. Our venison and Lamb are from New Zealand and our Beef from New Zealand or USA. Our poultry is sourced mainly from USA from free range antibiotic free farms. All poultry used is human grade.
Cross ContaminationDuring production of our foods and treats we have a protocols in regards to raw ingredients, separation of species of cooked products is maintained to limit cross contamination.
How do you inhibit bacterial growth in the products?Prior to cooking all meat is stored and kept frozen during blending until it is placed into the dehydrators. The products are brought up to a time and temperature combination sufficient to eliminate salmonella, ecoli, etc. The moisture is reduced to a level where bacterial and microbial growth are prevented before packaging. An oxygen absorber is used in our barrier packaging to keep the product fresh.
Inconsistencies in batches?You may notice the color or texture has variations from one bag or batch to the next. This occurs because we use all-natural meat and organs, and we don’t use artificial fillers, dyes, colors or preservatives. The color and texture of our pet food is largely determined by the meat used in each batch and in this way, it will vary, depending on animals age, season and other natural factors.
Thank you for asking questions! If your question was not answered please use our contact form and we will respond shortly!
The below feeding guide is a suggested starting point based on average needs.
Treats are Treats and are intended for supplimental feeding, however they will contribute to daily caloric intake and should be considered in determining amount to feed.
When mixing or using as a topper remember to adjust feeding to achieve desired daily caloric intake.
Breed, body type and other factors should be considered in determining your pets daily caloric intake.
There are many vet and pet nutrition sites that may be be more specific to your pets needs, these are only meant to be general guides.
Always monitor your pets weight, feed to desired weight and adjust feeding to maintain. Many pets can self regulate and their daily
intake will vary based on changiing conditions, some days your pet may not feel like eating and others they might eat more, this is normal.
If dietary conditions change drastically or extreme weight changes occur seek veterinary care. While we would like to say our food is
appropriate for all pets all the time your pets tastes may change, we offer a variety of flavors to assist in keeping your pets taste buds happy!
A standard heaping measuring cup of Real Meat food is about 4oz
Use the guides below to determine approximate amount to feed, always keep fresh clean water available!
|Kitten 6-12 Weeks||360||335||445||625||705||855||990||1300||1575|
|Kitten 3-4 Months||120||185||245||345||390||475||550||725||875|
|Kitten 5-8 Months||90||140||185||260||295||355||415||540||655|
|Puppy to 6-12 Weeks||330||480||685||810||1095||1360||1840||2285||2700||3480||4545|
|Puppy 3-4 Months||290||425||605||715||970||1200||1630||2020||2390||3075||4020|
|Puppy 5-7 Months||240||350||500||590||800||995||1345||1670||1975||2540||3320|
|Puppy 8-12 Months||190||275||395||465||630||785||1065||1320||1560||2005||2620|
|Less Active Adult Dog||125||185||265||310||420||525||710||880||1040||1340||1750|
|Active Adult Dog||165||240||340||405||550||680||920||1145||1350||1740||2270|
|Highly Active Dog||220||325||460||545||735||915||1240||1540||1820||2340||3060|