Pork with Bone
Raw Cat & Dog Food
There are many benefits for feeding raw dog food:
Cleaner teeth and fresher breath
Better weight control
Shinier, healthier skin and coat
Reduction of allergy symptoms
Increased mobility – important for older dogs
Blue RIdge Beef has been producing raw pet food for dogs for over 40 years.
These are our recommended products for dogs
WHAT ABOUT SAFE HANDLING?
● Treat our products the same as you would any raw meats. Wash hands, bowls, utensils, and all surfaces that came into contact of the food with hot soapy water.
● Keep our raw products away from children.
● Keep our products away from other foods.
How Do I Feed Your Products?
Keep our raw foods frozen until ready to use.
If feeding the entire chub of food each feeding, thaw the chub in the refrigerator.
When portioning food for feeding, temper the chub (soft outside, solid center) and use a sharp knife to cut the chub into medallions that are the desired size/weight. Immediately place medallions that are not being fed immediately into a freezer bag and re-freeze till feeding time.
To quickly thaw chubs or prepared medallions in a bag, place in a cold water bath until thawed.
If the food is not eaten at the feeding time immediately refrigerate leftover product and feed within 24 hours.
How Much Should I Feed?
When feeding your companion some factors should be taken into consideration such as weight, health, age, and activity level. This assessment will help decide what food and the amount to feed
A general feeding guideline used by many pet owners for adults is two to three percent of their total body weight.
Older pets will require less fat while younger companions will need a fattier diet to help develop properly to keep up with their activity.
WHAT IS HIGH PRESSURE PROCESSING (HPP) AND HOW DOES IT WORK
HPP is a cold water process that applies pressure on our foods that fractures the cell walls of pathogenic bacteria such as Salmonella, E. coli 0157:H7, and Listeria Monocytogenes killing them while leaving all nutrients intact.
During this process in which the product is immersed in a pressurized container with water and put under 87,000 psi for a short amount of time. The product never reaches a temperature above 38°F during the process, and after a hold time the product is placed in a blast freezer for freezing.
This process effectively kills all harmful bacteria in the product while leaving proteins and enzymes intact and unchanged so pets receive the same amount of nutrition.
Should I Supplement Your Foods?
Depending on what route of raw feeding that you want to take your options are endless in terms of supplements.
We manufacture multiple sole proteins and meat/bone only mixes so that the addition of vitamins, minerals, and other supplements in your pet’s food is completely in your control.
We have also formulated from years of experience and trials our BRB Complete that makes complete and balanced feeding for your dog as simple as unwrapping and feeding.
What and Where Are Your Lot Numbers?
Our LOT numbers represent what day that the particular product was produced. The four-digit LOT number is stamped on the metal clip on one end of our chubs whiles the other clip is stamped with a letter representing the facility it was produced (G-Georgia, N-North Carolina) in and a two digit year.
If at any time you have a question about the date of product please email the appropriate facility with the four digit LOT number and two digit year number.