Dog Food Comparison
Dollar for dollar you won't pay much more than you would for a premium kibble but, that is where the similarity ends. Find out why K-9 Kraving raw diet dog food is the best you can buy:
We've gone the extra mile to ensure our raw dog food exceeds your expectations in every way by creating an optimally safe and convenient, all natural raw diet.
- The First Dog Food Manufacturer with USDA Certfication
- Human-Grade, All Natural Ingredients
- Retains more nutrients and formulated for optimum health
- Your canine will love the taste and, a healthier dog is a happier dog!
Compare K-9 Kraving to Other Food:
K-9 Kraving versus Commercial Dry or Wet Dog Food
Those innocent sounding words like "meat by-products" and "meat meal" are topping the ingredient list of many commercial dog foods. Sure, they have great marketing campaigns with pictures of plump chickens, salmon and healthy vegetables, but that is not reality. What is in the bag is a whole different story with more dollars being spent on the marketing than the actual ingredients.
Meat by-products and meat meal on ingredients labels are misleading because they contain little, if any meat. Because there are few legal regulations, meat meal can (and does) contain the boiled down flesh of animals like zoo animals, road kill, and 4-D (dead, diseased, disabled, dying) livestock. Pet food producers that claim to be getting their ingredients from "USDA facilities" as opposed to being certified themselves is also misleading to consumers. Chances are, they are getting the waste or rejected material from these facilities - the parts that are not fit for human consumption. The carcass is still deemed suitable and commonly used by pet food manufacturers to produce dog food for your pet.
If the ingredients aren't bad enough, consider the preservatives and harmful chemicals. Unfortunately, chemical preservatives and other artificial additives are the norm in commercial dog food. Commercial dog food is usually rendered using a high heat method that is designed to kill bacteria. This process also destroys many of the essential vitamins and nutrients. And, what’s worse is the chemicals used to euthanize zoo animals, disabled and dying livestock can and do survive this cooking process.
The benefit of commercial dry or canned food is the convenience factor. Throw some kibble in a bowl and you are done. But, what is the cost to your pet’s health and longevity?
K-9 Kraving versus Homemade Diets
Not every pet owner has the time or inclination to cook or prepare a special diet for their pet. If you do, we applaud you; however, there are a few things you should consider.
The acceptable level of bacteria in meats you buy at a grocery store is relatively high because it is meant to be cooked. The acceptable level of bacteria in produced raw foods for dogs is relatively low because it is meant to be fed raw. We utilize a special process of manufacturing, keeping ingredients that are stored at 8-degrees and the temperature consistently below 28 degrees at all times to safeguard against bacteria.
Also, if you are feeding a homemade diet (whether raw or cooked), it needs to be complete & balanced. Without the ingredients essential to the overall health of your pet, you could end up with a diet that defeats the purpose.
The K-9 Kraving raw diet was developed under the guidance of animal nutritionist, Dr. Richard Patton, PhD. It supplies all the vitamins, minerals and trace minerals your dog needs. It does not contain any preservatives or added chemicals.
K-9 Kraving versus Other Raw Diets
It’s becoming increasingly popular for raw food manufacturers and even some commercial pet food manufacturers to claim they use “all natural” or “human-grade ingredients”. We want to clarify a few things about these claims. First, without being USDA inspected, they can make any claim they want but that doesn’t mean it’s true. Because of cost, pet food manufacturers will often utilize the cheapest sources of protein they can find – and, because pet food manufacturers are poorly regulated, how do you really know their claims are true? If you don’t see a USDA Certification you should beware.
The Bottom Line
Our ingredients are sourced fresh in the USA (with only our Elk meat and fresh whole Mackerel imported from Canada). We NEVER use artificial chemicals or preservatives. We DO NOT deal with rendering plants or slaughter houses, the source for most dog/cat foods. We DO NOT outsource any of our product manufacturing or re-sell other product made elsewhere.
Being USDA Certified and inspected on a daily basis is a voluntary choice for K-9 Kraving. It means going the extra mile. Not only are our premises inspected and the ingredients certified, we only sell what we manufacture under the strictest guidelines in the food industry.
Why do we do this? This seal is our proof to you that we go further than all the others because our goal is to be the healthiest canine diet available (for your pets and ours).