So, you keep hearing about the harmful effects of kibble and seeing many dogs on your Instagram post about raw dog food...but you're still not quite sure if you should make the switch. After all, it can be quite daunting to switch your dog's food when all they've known is kibble.
As dog owners, we always want to provide the best food for our dogs because they deserve the world. But, we all know that raw dog food is significantly more expensive than that 30lb bag of kibble or 30 pack of wet food you can find at the grocery store.
If you learned that kibble could shed years off of your dog's life and become more costly when you have to take them to the vet for health issues, would you then try to make the switch?
We want to think of raw dog food as a preventative measure to combat many health conditions. When several health conditions can be eliminated with a raw diet, you and your pup will spend less time and money at the vet!
We're here to tell you raw feeding doesn't have to be expensive.
At the price point of one coffee a day, we want to help you and your dog make the step toward a healthier diet.
Why Is Raw Dog Food So Expensive?
The cost of raw dog food can vary by the pound, with a significant factor for price difference being the quality of what you're buying. When you purchase high-quality products, the price is expected to rise to accommodate the high-quality ingredients used.
Our raw dog food formulas are priced at the lowest cost to ensure that your dog is getting the best, locally sourced, human-grade ingredients in their meals at just $7-$9 a pound.
That's the product price, sourcing, producing, and shipping to and from facilities, all while supporting local markets. Other raw dog food companies may have lower prices, but they cannot guarantee the quality of the meat or complete nutritional balance.
We take pride in telling our customers our meat is sourced and produced in USDA-certified facilities with an inspector on-site. We make it easy for you to feed a life-stage specific, species-appropriate, complete, and balanced meal in a one-pound packet!
Even though raw dog food is the best food for your dog, it doesn't have to be expensive!
We understand feeding 100% raw may not be in the clear for you, whether it has to do with expenses, if you have more than one dog to provide, or your dog is a 150lb St. Bernard. We're here to tell you that we support supplemental feeding, an affordable alternative for raw dog food.
With supplemental feeding, your costs for raw dog food will be cut in half!
Essentially, once your dog has transitioned slowly to raw food, you can go ahead and stop at 50% raw food and 50% old food. Gradually, you'll start to notice the health benefits delivered to your dog!
With a 100% raw diet, many customers see a difference within weeks. For supplemental feeding, expect to see benefits after a few months.
You'll feel good about how even just supplemental feeding of raw food will help your dog through minor health problems.
Maybe even half and half feeding are still a bit pricey for you and your dogs... that's ok!
Might we suggest even using our raw formulas as a healthy topper for your pup?
This could reduce your cost by more than half and save money!
Adding a generous spoonful of raw food on top of your dog's kibble can still be a better option. Reducing kibble and complementing it with healthy toppers will reassure you that your dog is eating less and less processed foods.
We recommend natural toppers like dehydrated sardines, blueberries, or unpasteurized goats' milk to fill your dog's stomach, along with our raw formula and reduced amount of kibble. We have another blog that lays out which whole foods are safe to treat dogs for your reference.
Many customers also use our raw dog food as healthy stuffers in dog toys and training enrichment treats. All in all, we hope that our raw formulas make it into your home one way or another, even to try it out!
Why Is Premade Raw Dog Food Better?
We applaud the dedicated humans that know how to make homemade complete, and balanced raw meals for their dogs. It takes a lot of time, patience, and trial and error to develop the perfect formula and avoid nutritional deficiencies. We support the efforts of people like the Lazy Raw Feeder, who has spent years perfecting her raw formulas for her dogs.
Most commercialized raw dog food companies must follow AAFCO guidelines and must be complete and balanced to be sold nationwide. So with local businesses like us, who would never cut corners to compromise your dog's health, you can be assured our customer service puts pups over profit every time.
The Best Way To Order Raw Dog Food
That would be from us, of course!
With easily customizable subscriptions and a variety of formulas to choose from, we make it simple to get raw dog food delivered straight to your door.
You'll never have to make an extra stop at a local specialized boutique store that sells raw. You'll purchase directly from the source, where your orders are packaged with care and lots of love for your pup!
When you purchase from us, you support a local business that keeps you a loyal customer. With the cost of your raw dog food also comes our highly rated customer service specialist that will answer your questions and strive to give you the best experience when switching to raw.
We applaud your efforts in moving toward feeding raw, doing the research, and realizing that there are better alternatives when it comes to your dog's food. We want to make it affordable and accessible for you to switch to any form of fresh dog food. We hope this gives you a perspective on how feeding raw dog food on a budget is always possible.