BEEF & SWEET POTATO
- Gluten Free
- Grain Free
- No Preservatives
- No Additives
- No By-Products
- No Fillers
Beef is considered a prime source of high quality, complete protein and is rich in iron and zinc, as well as Vitamins B12 and B6, riboflavin and thiamin.
Recent research indicates that conjugated linoleic acid, a fatty acid found naturally in beef, may prevent cancer by inhibiting tumour growth and development, and can affect body composition by decreasing body fat and increasing lean muscle mass.
Ounce for ounce, it contains the most concentrated amounts of protein and Vitamin A. It is a rich source of heme-iron, the most absorbable form of iron. Liver is also high in copper, folate, riboflavin, niacin, phosphorous and zinc.
Sweet potatoes are a good source of potassium, manganese and magnesium. They also contain calcium, iron and zinc but are low in sodium. These minerals are vital to your furry’s good health. For example, potassium is needed to maintain the right fluid balance in the body, as well as to preserve nerve transmissions and muscle function.
Sweet potatoes are high in dietary fibre which is great for digestive health. Plus, they contain very little fat. Both characteristics make sweet potatoes healthy additions to your dog’s diet.
Tomatoes are an excellent source of Vitamin C, biotin, molybdenum, and Vitamin K. They are also a very good source of copper, potassium, manganese, dietary fibre, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, folate, niacin, Vitamin E and phosphorus.
We only use ripe tomatoes in our recipes.
Among many other benefits, cauliflower contains glucosinolates and thiocyanates, compounds proven to increase the liver’s ability to neutralise potentially toxic substances that, if not properly detoxified, can damage cell membranes and molecules such as DNA within the cell nucleus. Cauliflower for dogs is also a great source of Vitamins C and K as well as folate and manganese.
Spinach is an excellent source of Vitamins A, B complex, C, K, magnesium, manganese, iron, calcium and potassium. It is high in protein, fibre, phosphorus, Vitamin E, zinc and copper. It is also a good source of beta-carotene, selenium and omega-3 fatty acids.
Spinach is particularly good for dogs who need to ward off inflammatory and cardiovascular problems.
ORGANIC VIRGIN COCONUT OIL
Coconut oil contains a lot of medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs) including lauric acid, which is a fabulous immune builder. It gently elevates the metabolism, provides a higher level of energy and vitality, protects your dog from illness and speeds healing.
It also helps to reduce allergic reactions, disinfect cuts and wounds and soothe cracked pads. Coconut oil is the perfect ingredient for your furry’s skin and coat.
Alfalfa, flaxseed and oregano offer a lot of health benefits for dogs like antioxidants, improving cardiovascular health, ease symptoms of arthritis, lower blood pressure, improve kidney function and maintain healthy skin and coat. Flaxseeds are loaded with omega-3, omega-6 fatty acids, fiber and protein. While alfalfa and oregano is a great source of calcium, manganese and vitamins A, C and K.
*These recommendations are for guidance only. Every dog has different calorie requirements.
If your furry is overweight or inactive, these estimates may be too high.
Always monitor your furry’s weight and adjust the feeding amount accordingly.
The time required to move your dog from commercial dog food to fresh, high quality Furry’s Kitchen can vary depending on the age and sensitivity of your dog, but in general it takes about 5-10 days.
An Average Transition
Think of this transition as a detox. For many dogs it will be the first introduction to preservative-free whole food. As a rule of thumb, go slow, as there is no need to rush the transition.
Once your dog has acclimated to Furry’s Kitchen you will probably notice significant improvements. Even “premium dog food” and “healthy dog food” brands contain a staggering volume of indigestible ingredients, preservatives, chemicals, etc.
What is the transition like for my dog?
Most dogs make the change very easily. Some dogs with more sensitive stomachs experience slight discomfort (loose stool, upset stomach) which is perfectly normal, so please do not worry. Simply scale back the percentage of Furry’s Kitchen to old food, and transit a bit slower. Nothing replaces the watchful eye of a loving pet parent, so if you have any questions please give us a call.
When my dog seems hungry for more food should I feed him more?
Dogs generally love food, and especially love our food. The feeding guidelines, like all feeding guidelines, are approximate and subject to a given dog’s age, activity level and metabolism. With that in mind, begging probably has more to do with loving the food than needing the nutrients. If he begins to lose or gain unexpected weight, simply adjust the amount incrementally until his weight stabilises.
Storing and Serving
Please follow these food handling practices for the safety and pleasure of your pets.
- IMPORTANT: Upon delivery, store in the freezer immediately.
- Furry’s Kitchen packets can be stored in the freezer for up to 2 months. Simply defrost in the refrigerator overnight and heat up before serving.
- For any remaining opened packs, store in an airtight container and consume within 2-3 days.
- Furry’s Kitchen food can be served straight out of the packet. However, for your dog to fully enjoy the best flavour and smells of the food, we recommend that you heat the food up before serving.