All raw ingredients (meat, poultry, vegetables, fruit and herbs) are sourced locally, from Department of Health approved establishments within South Africa and certified fit for human consumption. No chemicals, preservatives, flavourings, denatured or rendered products are used to enhance the appearance, taste or texture of the meals. Everything we use is grown and farmed in the Republic of South Africa. We grow some of our own vegetables to reduce the carbon footprint on the environment and to promote sustainability and create more employment.
Note: Tripe used for human consumption has to be scalded or bleached to ensure it is “fit for human consumption” this process denatures most of the nutritional benefit of the tripe. Our method of using Green unbleached tripe therefore, it cannot be regarded and we cannot claim it is fit for human consumption.
The proteins in our minced meals are derived from a number of sources e.g. Beef, Chicken, Lamb, Ostrich, Duck and Game. These are combined with seasonal vegetables, fruit and herbs. On the recommendation of our Nutritionist we have also added an approved vitamin and mineral to close the ‘gap’ in the event any nutrients are lost during the production processes. By combining a wider range of ingredients improves the nutritional benefit and integrity of the product as a complete and balanced meal. Each variant may be fed as a meal on its own, or combined to create a balance for the nutritional benefit of your dog or cat.
Doggobone Raw Food Consists of the Following
Finely Ground Meat
Meat is an important aspect of a raw diet, although it cannot be the only component. Meat is a great source of protein and supplies varying amounts of fats, water, and some vitamins and minerals. Meat supplies with energy to the body.
The dog’s body is built to consume bones, it is necessary to include Bones in a raw diet. Bones are living tissue. Raw Bones contain a wide variety of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, proteins, natural antioxidants (enzymes and anti-aging factors), and fats (essential fatty acids). The bone marrow alone is a highly nutritious mix of blood forming elements, such as iron. Never give your dog cooked bones; it is not only unhealthy for a dog, but also dangerous.
Organ meat includes the internal organ meats, which are vital for a healthy dog, although not required in large amounts. Offal is great for dogs during times of growth, reproduction, and stress. It mainly contains all the vitamins, probiotics, iron, zinc, phytonutrients and essential source of enzymes that are an integral part of a dog’s well-being.
Vegetables and Fruit
Dogs need some raw vegetables and fruit in their diet as they contain essential nutrients, vitamins, enzymes, antioxidants, and are a excellent source of fibre as well as vitamin A and vitamin C. Vegetables and Fruit have proven to have anti-aging properties. It is not required in large amounts and is included basically to mimic the stomach content of the prey.
Herbs, Vitamins and Minerals
Our nutritionist has prompted us to add important and natural ingredients to the diets. Although, these ingredients are included in small quantities we support the view that these ingredients are needed to form a more complete and nutritionally based product. Taking into account our environment has been robbed of its many natural minerals and the soil quality is not as it was years ago as well as with the constant damage being done through global warming and industrialisation. We feel that the addition of these ingredients have made our products even better.