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A Balanced and Natural Feeding System

All of our complete and balanced diets are supplemented by vitamins and minerals as required by law to meet the regulations.

Doggobone is different from extruded or canned food in that it has never been exposed to any heat or pressure. This means that all the enzymes, vitamins and micronutrients found in the ingredients are unchanged from the active state found in living tissue.

None of the proteins are denatured since heat invariably destroys protein. Our nutritionist puts it so beautifully that, when you fry an egg it cannot be unfried and wool that has been shrunk cannot be un-shrunk. These are examples of denaturing of a protein which is what heat does, including the heat of an extruder (machine used in the manufacturing of kibble).

Enzymes, proteins, micro-nutrients, etc. are an integral part of any living organism and life would not be able to exist without it, and when subjected to heat, the living enzymes and proteins suffer to one extent or another and such are therefore less active if active at all.

The result of cooking is that it kills bacteria. Many bacteria are most useful in the nutrition of creatures, and in some cases, may even be essential. It is very well known that many vitamins are extremely fragile and heating renders them greatly diminished in nutritional value. In raw dog food their potency remains high.

What’s inside

Doggobone has been carefully developed using only the best ingredients nature has to offer. Our Qualified Animal Nutritionist has 30 years experience in developing diets for different animals all over the world and we owe much of our success to his expert knowledge and unselfish expert guidance through this journey of creating a masterpiece every time.

Doggobone consists of finely ground meat with bone, organ meat, fresh vegetables, fruit and garden herbs. In addition all our complete and balanced diets are supplemented by vitamins and minerals as required by law to meet the act 36 of 1947 regulations.

How much to feed Fido

We use a simple calculation to work out how much you need to feed your pet. This is based on the weight of the animal multiplied by the percentage you need to feed. Please note this is only our feeding guideline. Each animal is an individual and as the parent/owner, you are the best judge, based of course, on the results you would like to achieve.

Another important component of feeding a raw diet is the process of fasting. This age-old practice is known to aid digestion and cleanses the body of toxins. It is important to note that the practice of fasting is common to animals in the wild. We would suggest that you fast your adult pet one day per week. The necessary amount of fasting time will vary from animal to animal. Be sure to provide plenty of fresh water. Note that fasting is an optional component and is not crucial to your pet’s overall health.

 

PUPPIES (4-8 WEEKS) NON-ACTIVE WEIGHT GAIN
4.5-8% 2.0% 3.0-3.5%
PUPPIES (8 WEEKS-1YEAR) MAINTAIN WEIGHT PREGNANT BITCHES
4.0-6% 2.5% 4.5-8%
ADULT DOGS: WEIGHT LOSS SLIGHT WEIGHT GAIN
1.5% 2.5-3%

 

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