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This is a quick chart on what the average dog will eat daily. Your dog may eat more or less to maintain their healthy weight. We have even more information about feeding puppies and activity levels on our Transitioning page!
Where do I get Brown’s Best Raw for my dog?
You’re welcome to order on our website right now! Need help? Have questions? Give us a call 24/7.
We offer 2 -3 day delivery to straight to your door! In the area of Harrington Park? We’d love to meet you in person at our storefront location:
68 Schraalenburgh Rd
Haworth, NJ 07641
What kind meat is used in Brown’s Best Raw?
All of our meat is sourced from USDA certified and inspected plants. We never use 4-d meat, denatured, rendered, or any meals of any kind. We use premium muscle cuts to increase the protein content.
How do I switch my dog or cat from a dry dog food diet to Brown’s Best Raw?
We recommend a slow transitions starting at a 75/25 blend of your existing food to Brown’s Best Raw. Then just add a little more Brown’s Best Raw and a little less of the old stuff until you are feeding 100% Brown’s Best Raw. This may take several weeks.
What is the shelf life of Brown’s Best Raw?
On the back of every bag or container there is a sticker with a lot number and “Use By” date. The use by date is one year from the date of manufacture. You can still feed the food if it has remained frozen past the use by date, but the vitamin and mineral will start to diminish slightly. Once the food is thawed it should be used within 2-3 days and must be stored in a refrigerator.
How does Brown’s Best Raw match the crude protein in its food with other manufacturers who are 95:5 and Brown’s Best Raw is 90:10?
Because of our history with breeding we have experienced the benefits of using more muscle meat rather than more bone. By using premium cuts like drumsticks we are able to match or exceed crude protein while using 5% less animal products.
Can dogs and cats eat Brown’s Best Raw in all life stages?
Yes. Brown’s Best Raw is designed for all life stages. If you have a younger dog or growing puppy feed him/her . If you have an older or more sedentary dog then feed foods that are lower in calories. If you don’t rotate proteins often then adjust the portions to meet their needs.
What if my pet doesn’t like Brown’s Best Raw?
We offer samples in all 4 Foundation Proteins. Feel free to ask your local retailer for a sample prior to purchase if you know you have a picky eater. Brown’s Best Raw has a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all customers. But make sure to check with your retailer on their return policy, as not every retailer accepts returns on raw food.
Why are my dog’s stools smaller while eating raw?
Your dog is capable of metabolizing about 95% of the ingredients in Brown’s Best Raw. While on most dry foods, when you feed a cup of food you are getting very close to a cup of waste in the yard due to all the carbohydrates within the “kibble.” After a day in the sun the stool should turn white and if stepped on will just crumble to a biodegradable dust.
Why don’t dogs get sick eating raw food?
There are two main differences between humans and dogs which enable them to eat raw meat. When a dog ingests food the ph balance of their stomach can go as low as 2 which is comparable to hydrochloric acid, an environment which doesn’t support all the bacteria that can cause food borne illnesses in humans. The other main difference is the length and duration of the digestive tract. When humans ingest food it can take as long as 16-36 hours from beginning to end, which allows any bacteria a perfect breeding ground. But for a dog the duration can be as short as 8-12 hours. This means that any nominal bacteria that pass the stomach can’t multiply to a level which may or may not cause any illness.
Will feeding my dog a raw diet make him/her more aggressive toward humans?
No, this is a myth.
Why is there mucus over my dogs stool?
This is normal for some dogs while transitioning to a raw food diet. It is our understanding that this is the dogs’ way of “cleaning” and detoxing their digestive system, similar to how we create mucus to expel dirt, dust, pollens or bacteria from our systems.
We must mention that we are not licensed Veterinarians’. This knowledge is based on many years of experience with countless dogs and research. If you are concerned please contact your Veterinarian. If you would like more information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call!