GOING FRESH vs KIBBLE

Congratulations on making the first bold step of transitioning your dog over to fresh food! We promise you that once your buddy is off kibble (that dry stuff), lots of amazing changes will take place in your buddy’s body, from the inside out.

Why a fresh, gently-cooked dog food diet, you might ask? For one, fresh food is teeming with all natural amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and more. Our meals are made from 100% human-grade ingredients, with high-quality lean minced meat that’s gently-cooked, along with a mixture of raw and minimally processed whole ingredients.

A dog thrives on a diet that’s canine appropriate, protein-rich and balanced according to their nutritional requirements. Here’s why we think you’ll love feeding your best friend our range of carefully crafted recipes:

VARIED PROTEIN SOURCES

At The Grateful Dog, animal protein is always our first ingredient. Through our recipes, your dog will enjoy a daily rotation of varied, high-quality animal-based protein sources and can benefit in various ways including: increased nutrient intake, happier mealtimes as almost all dogs are able to finish their meals in one sitting (even with picky eaters), and a reduced risk of forming food allergies and intolerance. Dogs without allergies to the ingredients used in our recipes will also begin to have improved skin and healthier, shiner coats.

With food that’s packed according to your buddy’s daily nutritional requirements, you’ll also find that your dog will gradually reach and maintain a healthy weight. Eating right never looked so good!

NO MORE INDUSTRIAL CORN AND  FILLERS

Nothing irks us more than dubious ingredients. For many commercial pet food manufacturers, the use of cheap and insecticide riddled carbohydrates and other poor-quality fillers in the making of pet food is common practice. Items that count as “corn” used in dog food include cattle feed, corn remnants and corn meal dust.

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 our fresh dog food, we make sure that none of that icky stuff ever finds its way into your dog’s bowl.

NO MORE QUESTIONABLE SOURCES OF PROTEIN

No one enjoys a serving of mystery meat and we shouldn’t subject our dogs to it either.

Many commercial dog food brands legally contain “4-D” meat: meat from dead, dying, diseased and disabled animals including road kill and expired meats. The Grateful Dog takes pride in our sourcing as we get our produce from the same suppliers that provide food to restaurants and hotels in Singapore.

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.

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

WASTE NOT, WANT NOT

No one likes talking about it but when you’re in charge of scooping the poop, it matters! Due to large amounts of poor quality ingredients and fillers that are largely indigestible, this results in literally a mountain of waste accompanied by often a rank, rotting odour.

On a fresh food diet, dog waste is reduced in quantity because the body is absorbing more from the food, and poop also becomes milder in odour, and slightly firmer.

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 dog food labels include confusing terms such as “meat” (what kind of meat is that exactly??) and harsh chemical ingredients used as preservatives to keep kibble consumable after sitting on the shelf for months. How often have you picked up a dusty pack of dog food?

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 salt, artificial additives or chemical preservatives. Instead, our food is packed in sous vide grade, BPA-free vacuum bags and kept fresh through the process of flash freezing which preserves nutrients and prevents it from leeching out of the food and protects against bacteria formation.

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