FEEDING AND HEALTH
Q: How do I switch my dog over to raw food?
A: For dogs UNDER 1 year old:
Cold turkey (pun intended)! No, but really, the sooner the better. Raw food is easily digestible when given in the proper ratios of meat, organs and bones. Our Pasture-Raised Beef Mixes are the perfect meals to make the switch and keep your fur babies optimally nutrified.
For dogs OVER 1 year old:
When transitioning adult dogs to a raw diet, it is best to let your doggy’s stool be the judge.
If your dog's stool looks firm, gradually increase the percentage of raw food with kibble from day to day. Seven days should be plenty.
If the stool is on the loose side, just slightly back down the percentage of increase until the stool is firm, and you will have your doggy transitioned in no time!
Q: If switching from kibble, how long before I see a difference in my dog's health?
A: Typically, if switching from kibble to our Pasture Raised Beef Mix diet, you will begin to notice a shinier, more vibrant coat as early as two to four weeks. Results vary, but that is the average.
If your dog was suffering from a food allergy before beginning their raw diet, it typically takes about 30 days for the food that caused the allergy to be flushed out of their system.
Q: How much should I feed my adult dog (over 1 year old)?
A: Adult dogs should be fed between 2-3% of their ideal adult body weight daily. Very active dogs and dogs that train or exercise regularly may need 4-6% or more of their ideal adult body weight daily. It just depends on how much energy is burned and thus needs to be replaced.
Q: How much should I feed my puppy?
A: 2-4 Month Old Pups:
8-10% of their current weight divided over 3 meals daily
4-6 Month Old Pups:
6-8% of their current weight divided over 3 meals daily
6-8 Month Old Pups:
4-6% of their current weight divided over 3 meals daily
8-12 Month Old Pups:
3-4% of their current weight divided over 3 meals daily
It is a good practice to keep growing pups on the leaner side rather than the chubby side. Carrying extra weight on a growing skeleton is not very healthy. They should be kept at a weight where they are active and very mobile.
Q: Are your ingredients “Human Grade”?
A: Yes, with the exception of a few ingredients that the USDA deems as “non-edible” for human consumption, such as the green tripe, trachea, lung and spleen. That is why our labels state "Not For Human Consumption."
Q: Do you use high-pressure pasteurization (HPP)?
A: We do NOT use HPP. We believe this process kills good bacteria that your doggy benefits from.
Q: Do you use any preservatives or denaturant chemicals in your dog food?
A: We DO NOT add any preservatives or denaturant chemicals to our dog foods. Our foods are all natural and pure!
Q: My vet tells me not to feed my dog a raw diet. What should I do?
A. We would recommend getting a new vet. Search for holistic vets in your area. Many of them understand raw canine diets and feed them to their own dogs for the known health benefits.
Please note: In an effort to minimize fraud, we only ship orders to the billing address provided. If you need your order shipped to a different address, we will need supporting documentation of residence at the shipping address.
Q: I am trying to place an order but my credit card is not going through. What is going on?
A: Please make sure that your billing information is correct. If your billing information is not correct, it will not go through.
Q: Is there a minimum order weight?
A: There is NO MINIMUM ORDER WEIGHT.
Q: Can I get an automatic order every month?A: Absolutely. Please send us a message that you would like to repeat your order and let us know the frequency in weeks (ie: every two weeks, every four weeks, etc.) and we will make it happen.
Q: Can I pick up my order?
A: Yes, by appointment only.
In order to place a pick up order, please select Store Pickup or make an order note requesting a pickup appointment upon placing your order. The order deadline is Wednesday for the following week’s pickup.
Q: When will I receive my order?
A: Please allow 5-7 business days for delivery. If ordering from the West Coast, please allow 7-10 business days. Order deadlines are Wednesdays for the following week's shipment. We typically ask our customers for a week turnaround time between order date and ship date.
If you need food in a rush, please make an order note or send us an email to expedite the order. We will do our best to get it to you when you need it.
Once your order ships, you will receive the tracking information via email.
Q: How can I save on shipping costs?
A: Orders totaling $100 or more get free shipping.
A: Do not be alarmed. Please contact FedEx immediately at 800-463-3339. They need to hear from the recipient as well as the shipper.
We pack enough dry ice and/or gel packs to keep the products’ integrity in the event of a delay.
Q: My order arrived thawed. What should I do?
A: If your order arrives thawed, providing it is at a refrigerator temperature, it is absolutely okay to refreeze and feed to your pets.
Unfortunately, we have no control over the package once it is shipped. We do not guarantee that it will arrive completely frozen. However, we make sure to pack enough dry ice and/or gel packs to keep the products’ integrity in the event of a delay.
Q: Can I cancel my order?
A: Orders may be cancelled within 24 hours of the order being placed. After 24 hours, orders cannot be cancelled.