- B.A.R.F Formulation: 80% Meat/Organ/Bone and 20% Produce
- Calories: 139 per oz
- Calcium-to-Phosphorus Ratio: 1.2:1
- Omega-6/Omega-3 Fatty Acid Ratio: 10:1
- Carbohydrates: 2.2 %
- pH Level: 6.4 S.U.
- Taurine: 0.25%
Guaranteed Analysis: (calculated on an as-fed basis)
- Protein: 45.5% minimum
- Fat: 31% minimum
- Fiber: 3% maximum
- Moisture: 5% maximum
Vitamins: (as fed)
|Vitamin A||7320||IU/kg||Niacin (B3)||120||mg/kg|
|Vitamin D||1250||IU/kg||Pyridoxine (B6)Niacin (B3)||1.6||mg/kg|
|Vitamin E||80||IU/kg||Folic Acid||0.5||mg/kg|
|Thiamine (B1)||62.3||IU/kg||Vitamin B12||0.4||mg/kg|
Minerals: (dry matter)
Rehydrating freeze-dried raw food is recommended to help with digestion. We designed our food to be soft and easy to rehydrate. To rehydrate, simply follow steps 1-3:
- Measure the freeze-dry raw food and pour it into your pet’s bowl
- Rehydrate the food by adding water, bone broth, or Goat milk on top of the food. Wait about 5 mins for the liquid to absorb into the food. If you crumble the food, it will absorb faster.
- Serve the food to your pet
Keep food in a cool place away from direct light. Unopened bags are good for up to 2 years. Opened bags should be used within 30 days.
Wash your hands, utensils, and any surfaces that come in contact with the freeze dry pet food.
Beef Freeze-Dried Raw Pet Food FAQ
How big are the bags of freeze-dried food?
Our original freeze-dried diets are available in 1.25 lb (20 oz) bags and makes 5 pounds of food once it’s rehydrated.
Do you have to rehydrate freeze-dry dog food?
If you are feeding it as the pet’s main diet, YES, it is vitally important to rehydrate the foods before feeding them. To make rehydration easy, we have made our freeze-dried foods soft and easy to crumble. This allows the food to absorb moisture quickly. Rehydrating is NOT required if you use freeze-dried pet food as a treat.
What should I use to rehydrate the freeze-dried raw dog food?
You can use warm water, low-sodium bone broth, raw goat milk, or kefir.
How long is freeze-dried raw pet food good for?
The food has an unopened shelf life which is typically 18 months. After opening, if the product is package is closed and stored in a cool dark area (like a cupboard) it will stay good for up to 12 months
Is ground beef good for dogs?
Yes, ground beef is a great source of protein and essential fatty acids. Ground beef alone is not a complete and balanced diet for dogs, but when it is used in Steve’s Real Food beef diet, it has been properly balanced and tested.
Are beef bones safe for dogs?
Yes, a dog’s digestive tract is designed to handle RAW beef bones, but cooked bones should never be fed due to the potential for the bones to split and cause digestive upset or injury. Any chew or bone should be given under supervision.
Is beef liver good for dogs?
Yes, beef liver is a vitamin-rich food that can be given to dogs. Liver contains copper, iron, and zinc. Beef liver is also included in Steve’s Real Food Beef diet.
Does freeze-dried dog food need to be refrigerated?
No, the freeze-drying process that removes the moisture makes the food shelf stable. Freeze-dried dog food can be stored in a cupboard.