Being a small, family run business, timelines will vary with demand and outside factors as well. While we aim to keep stock ready to go, it is highly recommended that you place an order at least 2 weeks in advance.
All dogs are different, so there really is no clear answer here. Size, breed, age, metabolism, health, activity level....they all play a role in determining what is right for your pup.
The general rule of thumb for an IDEAL, AVERAGE adult dog, is between 2 and 3% of their current weight in pounds per day. Eg. A 45-50 lb adult will need about 1 lb per day. Puppies require an average of 5-8% of weight in pounds of food. AGAIN, this is not set in stone and will be different for each dog!!
Senior dogs may need less, while you may need to up the amount of food for one that's active/underweight.
Like we said, there is no set number and you just have to work it out with each individual dog. Those numbers are just a starting guideline.
Keep your eye (and hands) on their ribs - if their ribs are easily felt or showing, you may need to slowly increase their food intake.
You'll have trouble feeling the ribs on your overweight dog, so that may be an indication to slowly cut back on the chow.
And, a fit dog is one with ribs you can easily feel without having to press hard. You've found the amount of food that's a good fit for your dog! Give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done 👏
Our experience shows that "cold turkey" works well. You will certainly find alternative opinions and we encourage you to research those methods.
Radowg doesn't include things like grains or carbohydrates that are typically used as fillers. All those really do is, well.... make the food seem like it's "more".
We are happy to report; that is affirmative! Radowg is almost completely digested, which leaves only about 2 to 7% of the food being eaten as excrement!!
It's been scientifically proven that dogs can only take in nutrients from fruits and vegetables if they are emulsified. They do not have teeth designed to emulsify those types of food nor the digestive system to extract nutrients from it.
Can dogs eat fruits and vegetables? Sure they can, and they do. Nothing wrong with it. Its just "extra" and really not part of an essential balanced diet.
If you feel it's important to include veggies, consider adding in healthy vegetables instead of treats.
Pureed pumpkin is a great one for dogs! Apples (without the core/seeds), carrots and green beans are great too!. While it's only optional, using veggies as treats is a great way to treat your dog without the added fat!
We package 24 bricks into a 22lbs plastic bag for most proteins. Exceptions are the individually portioned treats and bones.
Each brick is just under 1 lb each. They are all cut by hand so some are slightly bigger or smaller.
Each bag is roughly 14” x 13” x 4” in size
We don't buy designer bags or resealable containers in order to help save you $. Our food is packaged in a CLEAR bag for a reason. Because we have NOTHING to hide. What you see is what you get!
Try to keep the bag sealed to avoid freezer burn. Note that if freezer burn does occur (because, lets face it, we are all human and sealing that bag properly each time might not always happen) it is still completely safe to eat - it's just a loss of moisture you are seeing!
Our food is flash frozen at -25 degrees. Normal freezers in your home won't be anywhere near that cold. Exposed to those freezers over a number of weeks causes some of the moisture content in the food to refreeze at the higher temperature, which in turn can cause frost to appear on the outside of the food. Typically it will occur after 30 days or so, but can depend on how frequently you are opening the freezer and the bag of food (as the warm air coming into the freezer may also cause frost to form).
The presence of the frost does NOT affect the quality or taste of the food! You can either feed them as is, or thaw the food and the frost will disappear! If you do not like the presence of the frost, please only purchase the food in quantities that your dog will go through in under 3-4 weeks.
There is really no "best". It depends on which health benefits you are looking for, the age of your pup, etc.
Eg. Meats like beef that are lower in sodium are good options for dogs with certain heart conditions, while chicken would be ideal for some with kidney troubles because it's lower potassium.
Many recommend rotating the meats in each raw food diet so that your dog can get the individual benefits of each protein. A mix of 3 to 4 proteins is advantageous for your pup. As we always stress, remember that each dog will be different and may tolerate/need some proteins over others. Do your own research and speak with your own professionals.
Dr. Natasha Kassell, VMD