Heartsong Pet Products
(This mix is also available with tripe added, look for its listing)
- is a medium grind.
- Beef Meat Combined with 10% organ (5% liver + 5% Kidney, Spleen & Pancreas)
- 10% bone, ground
- Also, may contain utter, tongue, lung and other parts from the cow
- Non-GMO and antibiotic free
- No added fillers, binders or coloring
- USA Raised and Processed
- Beef - Neutral
- Class - Meat & Organ & Bone
- You can purchase in a variety of ways - the more you purchase the cheaper it becomes, quantity discounts. Comes in 1lb vac bags, 5 lb. chubs & 30 lb. solid slabs.
- The 5 lb. chubs can be purchased in singles, 6 packs (30 lbs.) & 30 packs (150 lbs.)
- 1. Healthy Coat Condition
The first visible and physical change you’ll notice is in your dog’s coat. When a dog is on a low protein diet, like a cereal-based or dry food diet, they will not have the right amount of protein to grow a shiny, healthy coat. A raw diet is high in protein and essential fatty acids, which together will promote a luxurious coat and healthy skin.
2. Increased Muscle Tone
All dogs are carnivores which means they need to eat protein. Dogs will lose fat they developed from a carbohydrate-based diet to uncover their muscular and defined body when they switch to a raw diet. Protein is the base needed for healthy muscles, organs, skin, hair, and joints. There is no alternative.
3. Improved Dental Hygiene
Feeding your dog, a raw diet will improve their dental hygiene and reduce bad breath. The process of chewing raw meat is much more beneficial than an all-kibble diet. Plus, dogs have no amylase in their saliva, which breaks down sugars in the mouth. This means the sugars in the dry food products breed bacteria growth which will result in poor dental hygiene and could cause plaque, tartar, gingivitis and periodontal disease.
4. Better Behavior
When your dog is only fed dry food and lacks a protein-based diet, their behavior may be affected. First of all, an all-dry food diet is high in carbohydrates, which spikes blood sugar levels, which has been linked to bad behavior. Dry food also contains chemicals. Lastly, it has low vitamin B content which soothes the mind.
5. Less Waste
Dry dog food contains a large amount of salt. Some brands have four times a dog’s recommended dosage of salt per meal. Salt is used to add flavor to the otherwise unappetizing dry dog food. Because of the high amount of salt in their diets, dogs that are fed only dry dog food often drink a lot of water, causing them to urinate more frequently, which could lead to kidney issues.
Onto number twos. Raw is easier to digest than cooked or dry food. Over time, a raw based diet can lead to improved digestion, meaning fewer piles of poo in the yard. Also, stools from a raw dog food don’t smell near as bad as stools from an all-dry food diet. Bonus!
When it comes down to it, it is your choice what you choose to feed your dog. Just be aware that your dog’s diet has a direct relation to his health and behavior. Because of that, it’s best to choose a diet that provides for his nutritional needs in a healthy and wholesome way. A great way to ensure your dog is getting the nutrients and health benefits he deserves is to feed him a raw diet.
What is the best way to thaw the product? Treat as you do your meat...plus
Always place chubs in a plastic container that is large enough to catch all liquid, you'll need to mix that back in and feed it for your pet to benefit from all the nutrients.
It is best to thaw the product in the refrigerator overnight. You can thaw in the sink for a few hours but if you plan on going somewhere it would be best to put it in the refrigerator. Try to defrost more than one day of food at a time, always have a backup in the frig thawing, stay a few days ahead of yourself. Raw feeding isn’t about what you’re feeding today, it is about what you’re feeding tomorrow or the day after that. NEVER microwave the food to thaw.
How long will the product last in the refrigerator after being thawed?
Once thawed the meat will be good for up to 5 days. Please remember that a dog's system is designed to handle more than we can. Their digestive system is short and can process food at a much higher rate than we can. However, if the meat takes on an ammonia smell, then it has gone too far. Remember if feeding a blend with tripe and/or organs they can have an odd odor but are not bad.
How long will the product stay in the freezer?
If the product is kept frozen it can last from 8-12 months depending on how cold your freezer is. Try to stay within the 12-month timeline. Once you get past that point it could get freezer burnt in some cases. Being freezer burnt doesn’t ruin the food, but quality may suffer. How we know its freezer burnt is simply how it looks. The meat will take on an iced look and have a very odd frozen like smell. If product is less, then a year old and package has become broken or split you can still feed this food.
Keep raw meat and poultry separate from other foods. Wash working surfaces, utensils (including cutting boards, preparation and feeding bowls), hands, and any other items that touch or contact raw meat or poultry with hot soapy water.