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Ratio Dynamic(Meat:Bone:Organ): 0:0:100
Ingredient: Organic Grass Fed Beef Liver
Crude Protein .... 65% (Min.)
Crude fat .... 12% (Min.)
Crude fiber .... 1% (Max.)
Moisture .... 8% (Max.)
3800 kcal me/kg, 107 kcal me/oz
Freeze-drying typically retains 97% of its nutrition and doesn't affect the calorie count, the fiber content, or the overall amounts of minerals. Sealed Jars can last up to twenty years! Once opened we recommend using within thirty days. Store in cool dry place. Keep lid sealed when not in use. Clear jars should be kept out of direct sunlight while our Violet Glass Chowdees Jars can be left on any countertop.
Liver is an extremely nutrient dense food. Issues can arise if you feed in excess. While short term overfeeding liver may end up as an upset stomach, continuous overfeeding of liver can become toxic. We recommend using our liver as a high value training treat or supplemental daily topper to limit and be able to calculate the daily intake depending on the size of the dog. Going off Mother Natures Model of raw feeding, 80% meat - 10% bone - 10% organs, substitute the correct proportion of your companions daily diet for the appropriate amount of treat and or topper. For example, if you wanted to start incorporating Mother Natures Model with our organic beef liver into your companions diet, substitute 10% of their current daily diet for 10% beef liver. Which states feeding liver and other organ meats should not be in excess of 10% of a companions daily diet.
When calculating by weight, the freeze drying process removes moisture, or the water weight. Which means two ounces of freeze dried liver equals approximately six ounces of raw liver. This is very important when measuring how much liver to feed your companion, otherwise it could end up with overfeeding. Multiply any freeze dried liver amount by three to get the weight in raw form.
To calculate we will describe in detail using the one pound a day feeding. Weigh the amount of food your companion eats. If you measured in pounds convert it to ounces. One pound equals 16 ounces. If you only feed half a pound multiply 0.5 times 16 to get the number of ounces a day. Multiply the weight of the food by 10% or 0.1. So 10% of one pound is 1.6 ounces. Then divide that amount by three (the amount of weight lost in freeze drying process). In total no more than 0.53 ounces of freeze dried liver should be fed per day based on Mother Natures Model and one pound per day feeding.
Why Freeze-Dried Raw
Our companions went through a progression similar to a lot of others. Starting with kibble purchased from the store. With Jasmine ending up in the ICU for a week with IBS, we started to think. Switching over to homemade meals of cooked organic meats and quinoa. All was well but we kept doing our research, which led us to raw feeding. Ever since our companions are as happy as ever, full of life, energy and looking beautiful with amazing coats. Saving us time and energy by not having to cook their food. While also providing them with the nutrients they need that can be lost in the cooking process. THEY LOVE IT. There was one hiccup in the road, we came to find out they do not do well with chicken. As we continued learning we found a lot of other people have had a similar issue with poultry meat. Which is why we will not be offering it at this time.
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Mother Nature's Model
The average prey animal has about 10% to 15% bone, about 10% organs & the rest muscle & fat & connective tissue. Mother Nature's model: Raw 80% meat, 10% organs, 10% bone.
Our staple product, Grass Fed Organic Beef liver is rich in iron, vitamin A, B, and D, folic acid, phosphorus, essential fatty acids, zinc, and copper. These nutrients protect and support your dog's digestion, immune system, reproductive organs, as well as bone, joint, nerve and mental health.
Contrary to many public opinions, raw bones shouldn't splinter. There is no better way to support bones than with bones! Crushed real bone is a natural source of calcium, phosphorus, glucosamine, chondroitin, collagen and marrow. All of these components result in healthy growth in puppies as well as maintaining great joint and bone health for your dog throughout their life.
All products will be labeled with Meat:Bone:Organ ratio. For example our organic beef liver treats are 100% organ so it would be 0:0:100.
One of the cool things about freeze dried food is that it keeps its size and shape throughout the process. The only thing taken out is the moisture (water) which allows the food to last longer without spoiling. If adding freeze dried food to meals or as a topper you can add the water back by pouring in a bowl and allowing it to sit for a few minutes. The freeze dried treats will start soaking up the water.
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Our Choice is Organic
We treat our animals like family. We are not here to tell anyone what they should choose to feed their loving companions. We have made the decision to feed our companions organic. For various reasons we made this choice. Most important to us is that our pets deserve to eat healthy - they deserve to eat like we eat.
Supporting a Healthy Ecosystem
By purchasing organic a person is supporting the organic farmer/rancher. No to GMO, pesticide farming which reduces the risk of toxic exposure to all creatures. Organic crops are known for being drought resistant, conserves our water and chemicals do not run into our natural waterways. Feeding our pets organic is a win, win in our opinion.
There is an age old saying you are what you eat. One day we asked this question - Why do small dogs live so much longer than larger dogs, is it genetics? Now we may be far off base but we came up with an assumption. If large dogs consume more processed food, does this larger consumption give them a shorter life span? We don't know but at that point we started to change the way we feed our pets.