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Why Feed Raw?

If our dogs and cats are to achieve the long life and health they deserve, they should eat the food that evolution designed them to eat. The heartiness of our pets has allowed us to abuse them where their nutrition is concerned. The convenience of walking into your local grocery store and picking up a bag of highly processed kibble laced with chemicals and preservatives, as well as the marketing campaigns of the pet industry, has led to believe that this is the proper diet for our pets. However, many pets don’t tolerate modern processed pet food well and their health and wellbeing will benefit significantly from a diet change back to the way nature intended. The result of a healthy raw diet can be a reduction in many common health problems such as obesity, arthritis, allergies, autoimmune disease, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease and other gastrointestinal conditions, kidney disease and so many more.

One of the first benefits which is usually noticed in pets fed a raw diet is healthier skin and a shiny coat. Many pets will have more energy and be more eager to play and interact. Pet owners will also certainly appreciate other benefits which come with following the evolutionary nutrition principles such as improved doggy (or kitty) breath through healthier teeth and gut and a reduced stool volume and odor! When you decide to make the choice to feed your pets the way nature intended them to eat, you have a choice to make as to what model you will choose. The two most common are described below.


Prey Model Raw (PMR)

PMR (Prey Model Raw) is designed to provide dogs with a homemade diet that replicates the diet of a wild canine (their ancestral cousin, the Gray Wolf) without requiring the pet to hunt and kill wild prey while eliminating all processed foods and grains. A complete PMR diet for dogs most commonly consists of 80% muscle meat, 10% raw edible bone, 10% organ meat.

At Inland Empire Raw, we have chosen a unique and discerning blend to provide our customers with a PMR diet that is second to none because of several key reasons.  First, it is made to exacting standards to process finished through commercial rendering.  Each batch of PMR is tested for pathogens and measured down to the sub-percentile to ensure that every time you feed your canine, the nutrients and percentages of meat, bone, organ and supplements remain constant.  Another key reason that we have chosen this particular blend is the addition of Green Tripe into the formula.  Read all about the benefits of this pet superfood here: Green Tripe.

As if this were not enough, the Inland Empire Raw PMR is formulated by the one of the world preeminent Ph.D.’s in animal nutrition, Dr. Richard Patton.  The biggest issue with feeding raw is all of the information that you read about that contradicts each other.  At Inland Empire Raw, we do not pretend that we are smart enough in the ways of animal nutrition to formulate our own in-house blend.  We leave that to the experts, and then pass their knowledge on to you in the form of superior products that offer enormous health benefits.


Performance Dog Beef Blend

Performance Dog Beef Blend:

Complete & Balanced Diet, “For all life stages”

Eating raw, as nature intended, is the most beneficial diet to maintain the highest levels of health, vitality and longevity. The addition of meaty bones stimulates gums to help prevent periodontal disease and its detrimental toll on overall health.  All Inland Empire Raw dog food is made using pure beef obtained from only USDA inspected plants. We are proud of our reputation for offering the finest PMR diet dog food of only the utmost quality in the Inland Northwest and look forward to serving your needs.

 
 

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS:

Crude Protein (Min.) 17%
Crude Fat (Min.) 10%
Crude Fiber (Max.) 1%
Moisture (Max.) 69%
Calcium (min) .38%
Calcium (max) .50%
Phosphorus .32%
Ash (max) 3%

KEY INGREDIENTS:

Muscle Meat (Beef)
Green Trip
Trachea
Finely Ground Bone
Salt
Dical - 18.5
Trace Minerals
Egg


Biologically Appropriate Raw Food (BARF) Model

This diet is all about feeding dogs properly and returning them to their evolutionary diet. A Biologically Appropriate Raw Food (BARF) diet for a dog is one consisting of raw whole foods similar to those eaten by the dogs’ wild ancestors (the Gray Wolf). The food must contain such things as muscle meat, bone, fat, organ meats, vegetable and fruit materials combined in precisely the correct balance just as Mother Nature intended because these are all of the ingredients that a wolf consumes in the wild while consuming its prey.

What does a BARF diet consist of?  Typically it will have the following ingredients:

  • Muscle Meat
  • Raw meaty bones
  • Organs & Offal (with half of this amount being liver)
  • Fruits & vegetables
  • Sometimes dairy
  • Supplements

The exact percentages of each component in this diet very largely on the protein that is being fed.  At Inland Empire Raw, we are very proud to have K9 Kraving provide several proteins based upon the BARF model diet.  Similar to our own signature PMR blend, K9 Kraving is a family owned and operated business that provides a raw diet to exacting and repeatable quality.  Unlike our signature PMR blend though, K9 Kraving has been USDA certified as Human Grade.  This gives our customers the confidence of knowing that the food that they are feeding their fur babies is of the highest quality, inspected and certified for not only animal consumption, but suitable for their own table as well.  The main reason that this is possible, is because they do not include Green Tripe as one of their ingredients.  Instead, they offer it as a supplement in separately packaged portions.  Please browse the products below to see the different protiens offered and the percentages in which each of them are packaged.  And as always, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions that you may have.


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Turkey and Vegetable:

Complete & Balanced Diet, “For all life stages”

K-9 Kraving Turkey & Vegetable diet features Farm-Raised, USDA Certified Human Grade turkey trim and organ meat, along with fresh ground turkey bone and Human Grade fresh vegetables. The turkey we use is fed a vegetarian diet fortified with vitamins and minerals – a natural defense against bacterial organisms. It never receives antibiotics or growth promoters at any time. Animal by-products, fats, bakery or pet food products are never used in the poultry feed. Our turkey diet offers high, lean protein and a very low fat making this an exceptional choice for canines with gastro sensitivities, common protein sensitivities and/or dogs requiring weight management. Simply thaw & serve.  Unlike your typical store-bought pet food, this contains: NO Grains or Glutens, No Chemicals or Preservatives and No Added Sugars or Dyes.

 
 

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS:

Crude Protein (Min.) 19.3%
Crude Fat (Min.) 3.4%
Crude Fiber (Max.) .5%
Moisture (Max.) 71%
Calcium .50%
Phosphorus .45%

Kcal/oz (as fed): 32

KEY INGREDIENTS:

Muscle Meat
Organ Meat (Gizzards, Heart & Liver)
Ground Turkey Bone
Fresh, Low-Carb Vegetables

  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Sweet Potato

Essential Vitamins, Minerals and Trace Minerals (includes Egg Powder)


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Chicken & Beef and Vegetable:

Complete & Balanced Diet, “For all life stages”

Our K-9 Kraving Chicken, Beef & Vegetable formula offers the combined healthful benefits of our Chicken and Beef protein formulas. Chicken adds bone and skeletal support; beef offers palatability and muscle support.  Additionally, this formula offers a superb balance of protein, fat and calories – truly making this diet excellent for all levels of canine activity and ages. Unlike your typical store-bought pet food, this contains: NO Grains or Glutens, No Chemicals or Preservatives and No Added Sugars or Dyes.

 
 

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS:

Crude Protein (Min.) 16%
Crude Fat (Min.) 12%
Crude Fiber (Max.) 2%
Moisture (Max.) 65%
Calcium .50%
Phosphorus .40%

Kcal/oz (as fed): 51

KEY INGREDIENTS:

Muscle Meat (Chicken & Beef )
Organ Meat (Beef Heart & Liver)
Ground Chicken Bone
Fresh, Low-Carb Vegetables

  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Sweet Potato

Essential Vitamins, Minerals and Trace Minerals (includes Egg Powder)


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Chicken and Vegetable:

Complete & Balanced Diet, “For all life stages”

USDA Certified Human Grade Chicken including ground chicken bones, deliver wholesome calcium and phosphorus in the correct amounts and ratios. Chicken is a unique contributor to connective tissue and one of the few natural sources of chondroitin, critical to large breed skeletal health; additionally, this diet offers lower fat/calories making it an excellent supportive choice for canines requiring joint support and/or weight management.  Simply thaw & serve. Unlike your typical store-bought pet food, this contains: NO Grains or Glutens, No Chemicals or Preservatives and No Added Sugars or Dyes

 
 

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS:

Crude Protein (Min.) 13%
Crude Fat (Min.) 10%
Crude Fiber (Max.) 1%
Moisture (Max.) 70%
Calcium .50%
Phosphorus .45%

Kcal/oz (as fed): 42

KEY INGREDIENTS:

Muscle Meat
Organ Meat (Gizzards, Heart, and Liver)
Ground Chicken Bone
Fresh, Low-Carb Vegetables

  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Sweet Potato

Essential Vitamins, Minerals and Trace Minerals (includes Egg Powder)


Raw Supplements

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Green (Beef) Tripe:

Green (Beef) Tripe offers added fat/calories for active canines, an excellent source of omegas, as well as, increased palatability for picky eaters. First-time feeders are recommended to check with their veterinarian or breeder prior to adding Green Tripe to a canine’s diet. Simply thaw & serve.

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS:

Crude Protein (Min.) 12.9%
Crude Fat (Min.) 14%
Crude Fiber (Max.) 2.4%
Moisture (Max.) 69.6%

Kcal/oz (as fed): 51

KEY INGREDIENTS:

  • Green (Beef) Tripe