- Is it risky to feed bones to a dog?
- My dog has a sensitive stomach, will K9 Natural help?
- My dog's stools have change on K9 Natural, why is that?
- Is raw dog food safe?
- Will it help with diabetes?
- How come you don't have a food for puppies?
- What is the difference between freeze drying and dehydrating?
- Once open do I need to keep it in the fridge or freezer?
- Which flavour is best for sensitive dogs or dogs with allergies?
- What would happen if my cat ate it?
- Can I mix it with other raw foods?
- What changes should I see in my dog if I put him on a raw food diet?
- Why don't you add calcium to the food if puppies are going to eat it?
- What is the ratio of calcium to phosphorus?
- What is the ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3?
We believe the benefits of feeding your dog a raw meaty bone outweigh the slight risk. The main benefit in feeding a raw meaty bone is the significant dental benefits as bones are very good at cleaning your dog’s teeth. However feeding a bone carries a risk as there is a possibility of your dog chipping a tooth. We have a section devoted to the topic of Raw Meaty Bones where you can learn more about “pros and cons” of feeding raw meaty bones to your dog.
A raw, natural balanced diet, like K9 Natural, has long been believed to help dogs with sensitive stomachs. We strongly believe this to be the case and we are currently conducting long term, scientific research to understand the science behind the benefits that a raw diet provides dogs with sensitive stomachs.
Lamb Green Tripe in particular is a great product if your dog has a sensitive stomach. This is primarily because it contains natural probiotics (lactic acid bacteria). These live microorganisms help repopulate the gut flora of a dog which help improve digestive health. Research suggests that probiotics calm inflammation and allergies, while also benefiting the immune system (for a link to this research click here). More research is required to fully understand exactly how probiotics work.
We have a section devoted to Lamb Green Tripe called Smelly But Scrumptious where you can learn more about the benefits of this fantastic natural food for your dog.
K9 Natural is a highly digestible food so it’s a case of what goes in, doesn’t come out!
Put simply, certain nutrients (such as protein) are absorbed more easily by a dog when fed raw compared to cooked food such as canned and kibble products. The result is lower stool (poop) volume and greatly reduced smell, a benefit those who need to pick it up can’t stop raving about!
Please refer to our page dedicated to K9 Natural's Quality and Safety Assurance.
Dogs with diabetes can and do transitions easily to a raw diet, but you may need to make adjustments with their medication and you must do this with the support of a local vet. You need to be comfortable and fully supported with the transition.
Diabetic Dogs can transition very quickly, from one day to the next but they need constant monitoring of their insulin requirements for a minimum of a week following the transition.
Again if we observe and trust nature it provides the answers. Nature provides 2 foods from birth to death, namely liquid in the form of milk from birth and solids from weaning to death....so why do manufactures tell you to buy a puppy formula, an adult formula, a senior formula, a large breed formula or breed specific diet etc.? If the food you buy contains all the nutrients your dog requires then your dog can take what it needs when it needs it. You will be pleased to know K9 natural does contain all the nutrients your dog needs from weaning to death and we allow your dog to decide what it needs and when. K9 natural is not good enough to guess what your dog needs and nature doesn't do that either, so why do humans think they can?
Freeze drying removes the moisture from food by a process that causes sublimation and all below the point of freezing so the food remains raw....dehydrated food is produced using higher temperatures and warm air....so effectively cooking.....for more information on freeze drying check out this article....freeze drying
No, once the bag is open you can just seal it with the zip lock and place it back in the cupboard for the freeze dried however if you have added the water then yes in the fridge it must go. Please follow the instructions on the packet. If its frozen take out what you need for that day and place the rest in the freezer.
Dogs with sensitive stomachs should be started on the tripe varieties, and then the Lamb, those with allergies start on the Lamb and or the tripe.....Lamb is recognised by the WHO as being anti-allergy.
Nothing, no doubt they would enjoy the meal however at K9 natural we observe and follow nature and cats are obligate carnivores meaning they should only eat pure meat......so we do not consider this is a species appropriate diet for cats....don't worry they are now being catered for, check out this link www.felinenatural.com
Yes, please do, you know this is a raw complete diet so mixing with any other raw food is never a problem, and please give them raw meaty bones in fact we insist you do.
You only have to see the comments on our Facebook page or our testimonial page to see what others say about the changes they see... our customers tell us they lose fat and gain muscle, they are more active, there coat changes their breath doesn't smell (if you feed raw meaty bones), they lose that doggy smell, they become more relaxed and appear to be more content. They are healthier and seem happier....they love their bones...the list is endless but don't take our word for it read it for yourselves.
Calcium is only available in one form and that is bone, nature is the only creator of calcium, no manufacture to date can produce calcium, so again we let nature provide it for your dog. K9 Natural adds raw chipped bone to its complete diets...that raw chipped bone provides more than enough calcium in the food, in a form once again the dog can choose how much it needs.
K9 Natural is in line with the AAFCO nutritional requirements relating to the minimum and maximum levels of the ratio between calcium and phosphorus, primarily via bone chip (between 1:1 – 2:1 on all complete and balanced diets).
The ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 varies between K9 Natural diets from 1.6:1 – 2.2:1.