GOING FRESH vs KIBBLE

The Grateful Dog talks about the many benefits of getting your best friend on a diet of freshly cooked dog food that is locally made in Singapore and filled with wholesome and natural ingredients. As no two dogs are the same, signs of improvement may vary.

Here are some of the more common observations we have noticed first hand in various dogs.

MULTIPLE BENEFITS WITH VARIED PROTEIN SOURCES

With a diet of varied high quality animal based protein sources, your dogs can benefit in various ways. These include increased nutrient and water intake, happier mealtimes as almost all dogs  are able to finish their meals in one sitting even known picky eaters, and a reduced risk of food allergies and intolerance. Dogs without allergies to the ingredients used in our recipes will also begin to have healthier and shiner coats.

NO MORE INDUSTRIAL CORN AND  FILLERS

Presently, many pet food manufacturers use cheap and insecticide riddled carbohydrates such as corn and other poor quality fillers in the making of pet food. Items that count as “corn” used in dog food include cattle feed, corn remnants and corn meal dust. With fresh food, we ensure that none of that icky stuff ever finds its way into your dog’s bowl. Also, do expect to see positive change in your dog’s weight as it’ll gradually reach and maintain a healthy weight.

NO MORE QUESTIONABLE SOURCES OF PROTEIN

Many commercial pet food brands legally contain “4-D” meat: meat from dead, dying, diseased and disabled animals including road kill and expired meats. Slaughtered animals often have the lean muscle cut off for human consumption while the discarded carcass (bones, organs, blood, beaks, etc.) goes into pet food, commonly known as “by-products,” “meal,” “by-product meal,” or the like.

Read more about the scary truth behind how pet food companies make up for high protein levels with poor quality meats here.

With fresh and healthy dog food made by The Grateful Dog, we keep things transparent and honest by only using whole sources of lean animal protein and never anything that we wouldn’t feed our own dogs.

DOG WASTE IMPROVES IN ODOUR, APPEARANCE AND SIZE

No one likes talking about it but when you’re in charge of cleaning up after your dog, it matters! Due to large amounts of poor quality ingredients and fillers that are largely indigestible, this results in more waste with a strong, foul odour.

On a fresh food diet, dog waste is reduced in quantity and becomes more mild odoured, moist and firm; one of the first positive changes you will see.

Read more about your dog’s digestion here and how to assess your dog’s poo here (warning – this link contains actual images).

FULL TRANSPARENCY WITH CLEAR LABELS

Sadly, many labels include confusing terms such as “chicken meal” and harsh chemical ingredients which can often be used as preservatives that help keep kibble consumable after being on the shelf for months.

The Grateful Dog uses fresh whole foods and a list of ingredients that are clearly labelled for your ease of mind. Our meals also never include added chemical preservatives. Instead, food is gently cooked and kept fresh through the process of flash freezing the meals in vacuum sealed pouches.

Learn more about our different recipes and the benefits of each ingredient used: Chicken & Millet / Pork & Oats / Beef & Sweet Potato