Once Served, How long is it safe to leave All Good Dog Food in my dog’s bowl?
Treat All Good Dog Food as you would any home cooked meal. We recommend that you do not leave All Good Dog Food in the bowl for longer than 2-3 hours.
How long does All Good Dog Food last in the fridge?
All Good Dog Food contains no preservatives and is a meat-based product, and should therefor be kept in the same way you would keep food for yourself. Food should be stored in the freezer and thawed for serving. We recommend placing the frozen food in the fridge for a day prior to feeding. All Good Dog Food will last in the fridge for around 4 or 5 days (just like any fresh food product). The aluminum foil tray is microwavable safe if you need to defrost quickly, but the foil/paper lid is not.
What is the Guaranteed Analysis of your Recipes?
The Breakdown of the Guaranteed Analysis is as follows.
Protein not less than 8.6%
(Dry-weight percentage of protein 28.67%)
Crude Fat not less than 6.8%
Crude Fibre not more than 1%
Moisture not more than 70%
Phosphorus .15 %
179 kcal per 100 grams
AAFCO protein and fat levels are usually listed on a dry weight basis, whereas the proteins and fats listed on various dog food products are listed on an “as-is” basis, which includes water. This difference in listings can lead to confusion when comparing dry foods to wet foods to fresh cooked foods as they are not easily compared properly. Each dog food has different levels of moisture and that will affect how much nutrients there actually is on a dry-weight basis.
When you see 24% Protein listed on a dry dog food and 7% on a canned dog food it does not mean the dry dog food has more protein!!
How can you do a true comparison?
There is a simple procedure you can use to determine the real actual (dry-weight) percentage of a specific dog food brand.
- Find the percentage of protein listed on the dog food package.
- Find the Percentage of moisture listed on the dog food label.
- Subtract the percentage of moisture from 100 to get percentage of dry.
- Divide the number you got in step 1 by the number in step 3 and multiply by 100.
Take 70% moisture and subtract from 100 to get 30% of dry. Divide 8.6 by 30 and multiply by 100. The dry-weight percentage of protein is 28.67%
Can I feed both dry kibble and All Good Dog Food?
We think fresh, preservative-free food is the best food for any animal, and your best friend is no exception. All Good Dog Food is designed to be a whole meal for your dog, so no additional food is needed. Kibble may be mixed with All Good Dog Food, but make sure to reduce the amount of dry food you give your pet to prevent overfeeding.
Is All Good Dog Food raw?
No, All Good Dog Food is a cooked product that has been gently baked to maintain the nutritional value of the fresh ingredients.
My vet has put my dog on a special diet, can I still switch to All Good Dog Food?
We recommend following any specific medical diets or prescription diets that your vet has recommended.
What is the difference between plant based sources of Omega-3 fatty acids and fish based ones?
Omega-3 fatty acids, necessary for almost every organ in your dog’s body to thrive, particularly in terms of immune system function, can be derived from a variety of sources. Fish oil contains the valued DHA and EPA variety. These fatty acids are considered to have the most bioavailability to dogs and humans. Plant based sources of Omaga-3s, such as flaxseed, contain more of the ALA variety of fatty-acids which are not as readily utilized by the body. Bottom Line? Although higher in cost, fish oil is superior to flax or Canola oil, and is why All Good Dog Food chooses fish oil for its recipes.
I’ve heard garlic is bad for dogs, is this true?
Garlic, in large quantities, can be toxic to dogs just like any member of the Allium genus (onion, garlic, chives, scallion, and leek.) However in small quantities, most experts select garlic for it’s numerous health benefits. Garlic in a dog’s diet can have antioxidant, anti-clotting, and anti-cancer properties, as well as being proven to stimulate a dog’s immune function. As with all of our ingredients, we have consulted with animal nutritionists and vets, and keep our ingredients to within the recommended daily intake.
Is All Good Dog Food better for my dog than if I cooked their food myself?
Not necessarily. You could cook a delicious nutritionally balanced meal for your dog at home, but we suggest doing lots of research before starting such a diet. All Good Dog Food has taken the legwork out of running around to animal nutritionists, vets, health food stores, and butcher shops to obtain the ingredients and know-how to deliver your dog a proper meal. Our relationship with suppliers and the fact that we have no middle man to mark-up our prices means we keep the cost down, and comparable to the cost of making the same food at home.
I see many of the same ingredients in my bag of kibble that I see in All Good Dog Food, do you use the same ingredients as kibble?
All Good Dog Food contains only human-grade fresh, and whenever possible local and organic ingredients. Although some of the same basic ingredients may go into kibble, the processing involved, cooking method, and preservatives added do nothing to maintain the nutritional value of the food. Unlike most commercial dog-food companies, we don’t select the rejected and unused scraps from the manufacture of human food, but rather we select only the highest quality human-grade ingredients. One example is our use of boneless, skinless chicken breasts and thighs, instead of “chicken meal” found in kibble. High heat in the cooking process and preservatives are used to give kibble its long shelf life, both of which are detrimental to the nutrition of the food. All Good Dog Food uses low heat cooking and no preservatives to keep all the goodness that’s naturally packed into high quality ingredients.