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Nutrition 

What is nutrition?  definition - The process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth.

What is the nutritional value dogs require on a daily basis, how is this achieved?  Simply through diet, quantity of meat for protein and vegetables to meet the amino acids in a dogs body to make new proteins, which convert into hormones such as adrenalin, carbohydrates and minerals with trace-elements and vitamins with a balance of calcium to phosphorous and sufficient Vitamin D, together with the essential Fatty Acids and oils to meet a dogs metabolic needs and maintain their physiological function.

There are three types of meats necessary for dogs to consume, firstly whole meat flesh, secondly muscle meat and thirdly offal meat and oily fish plus raw bones, they are the living tissue composed of living cells providing balanced minerals.  Dogs can only acquire energy from the source of protein and fat, not carbohydrates.  This is essential for their physiological function,energy and endurance levels. Sourcing premium quality meats, offal and oily fish is the key success to The Right Start Pet Foods "Paleo for Dogs".

Nutritional Analysis Signature Paleo for Dogs

Ingredients -  kangaroo meat and bone, salmon meat and bone, kangaroo offal, baked sweet potato, alfalfa, gention, kelp, chia,
st mary's thistle, garlic, celery seed, sunflower seeds and livamol.
70% Meat, 20% Offal/Organ (heart,liver,kidney,lungs & trachea), 10% Veg/Vit

Signature Paleo For Dogs                                        

Results Per 100g                                                                                                                
Protein                                                    12.0 g/100g                                                                                 
Crude Fat                                                  13.7 g/100g                                                                            
Fatty Acid Profile                                                                                                   
Saturated Fat                                             3.3 g/100g                                           
Trans Fat                                                   0.1 g/100g                                           
Mono-unsaturated Fat                              7.4 g/100g                                           
Poly-unsaturated Fat                                  3.1g/100g                                          
Omega-3                                                   1.2 g/100g                                                                           
Omega-6                                                  1.9 g/100g                                                                         
Omega-9                                                  6.2 g/100g                                                                          
Minerals                                                                                                                                                                   
Calcium                                                855 mg/100g                                                                                         
Copper                                                  0.5 mg/100g                                                                                           
Iron                                                      15.7 mg/100g                                            
Magnesium                                             51 mg/100g                                                                                   
Phosphorus                                          590 mg/100g                                               
Sodium                                                   111 mg/100g                                                                                                                                                               

nutritional analysis signature grass fed beef + blueberries

Ingredients - Grass fed beef meat, salmon meat and bone, kangaroo offal, blueberries, broccoli & baked sweet potato.

70% Meat, 20% Offal/Organ (heart,liver,kidney,lungs & trachea), 10% Veg

Signature Grass Fed Beef + Blueberries                                                                                                    

Results Per 100g                Energy 938kg/100g   

Protein                                             14.2 g/100g 
Crude Fat                                        18.1 g/100g   
Fatty Acid Profile 
Saturated Fat                                    5.7 g/100g
Trans Fat                                          0.2 g/100g  
Mono-unsaturated Fat                         9 g/100g  
Poly-unsaturated Fat                        3.3 g/100g  
Omega - 3                                        1.3 g/100g 
 Omega - 6                                       1.9 g/100g 
Omega - 9                                        7.5 g/100g
ALA                                                        392mg   
EPA                                                        243mg  
DHA                                                       452mg   
Minerals
Calcium                                                  855mg 
Phosphorus                                            314mg
Dietary Fibre                                        9 g/100g
Carbohydrates                                  1.1 g/100g
Ash                                                    2.1 g/100g
Moisture                                             63 g/100g
                                                              

Kangaroo (natural not farmed) 

Free from antibiotics, added growth hormones, and chemicals, now that is impressive. In our opinion it is the ultimate clean meat for dogs.

They are an open range animal harvested in their own natural environment. High quality source of protein, low in fat, aids to support a healthy heart, Omega 3 fatty acids DHA & EPA, minerals such as Iron for strong immune system, transporting oxygen through dogs body, Zinc for growth and development protection for cell growth, packed with B group vitamins, B12 for red blood cell production and nervous system, B6 releasing energy from protein eaten and aids in immune system, Niacin for skin, vitality and nervous system function, riboflavin the co-enzymes react to fuel molecules of fatty acids and conversion of vitamins, carries iron around the body, aids in skin and eye health, thiamin for conversion of carbohydrates to energy, heart health and nervous system function.

Salmon (Oily Fish Human Grade) 

This food is low in sodium, low in calories, high source of protein, packed with essential fatty acids to aid in reduction of inflammation, improve vitamin absorption, promote cell development, healthy heart and immune system and joint health.  The benefits of Omgea 3 & Omgea 6 promote excellent polyunsaturated fats required by dogs as they are unable to produce them naturally, they can only be obtained from quality foods containing these vital essential fatty acids.  Good source of Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus and Calcium for bone health and growth, nails, teeth and coat health and Amino Acids, for hormone, enzyme, tissue and organ health in the most digestible form, correct source of Protein for muscular growth and repair, Vitamin B12 for functioning of brain, nervous system and formation of red blood cells and maintain energy levels, Selenium a trace mineral important for cognitive function and immune system, Vitamin A supporting cell growth and vision, Vitamin C, Iron for metabolizing proteins for hemoglobin and formation of red blood cells, Magnesium is the activator for more than 300 enzyme systems, transporting chemical energy within cells for metabolism.

Grass Fed Beef (pasture fed and raised) 

Free from antibiotics, added growth hormones, and chemicals, grass fed pasture raised in a clean environment. In our opinion it is the ultimate clean meat for dogs with benefits far greater than grain fed beef, rich in vitamins and minerals with all the essential fatty acids needed for their essential health.

OFFAL/ORGAN

Free from antibiotics, added growth hormones, and chemicals, preservative, additive free, the purest form of offal and organ meat available due to it's natural source. In our opinion it is the ultimate clean organ/offal to be consumed for dogs.

Liver-rich in Vitamin A,E, K protein, omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, iron, copper, niacin, phosphorus, zinc, choline, biotin, folacin, selenium & a brilliant source of B Vitamins to include B1, B2, B5, B6 & B12 supporting immune system, healthy coat, muscle and nerve development along with skin and vision health.

Kidney-very similar nutritional properties as liver great for skin, coat and digestive health.

Trachea-packed with glucosamine and chondroitin for join health, high in protein, low in fat.

Lungs-a valuable nutrient dense offal rich in protein, minerals, vitamins and fats.

Omega oils (Monounsaturated and Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids)

The Right Start Pet Foods "Paleo for Dogs" contains ALL three essential fatty acids, Omega-3, Omega-6 and Omega-9; it is the only all Natural, Raw, dog food on the market with a Guarantee Nutritional Analysis Certificate reporting all these highly desirable essential oils needed in a dogs diet.  Many dog diets lack all three of this essential oils, these are needed for overall health and wellness.
Omega-3  this type of fatty acids is a polyunsaturated fat, known as a "good fat".  This is considered an absolute essential fatty acid, vital in a balanced diet as dogs can not produce this fatty acid naturally, it can only be obtained through their diet. These fatty acids are necessary for cell function; identified as ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) both play a role in maintaining healthy body tissues, a lack of these oils can potentially lead to health problems and chronic diseases faced by our domestic dogs in our modern world today.

Omega-6  this type of fatty acids is a polyunsaturated fat, required for tissue health and cell structure.  This fatty acid is also considered an absolute essential fatty acid as dogs can not produce this fatty acid naturally, it can only be obtained through diet. These fatty acids are identified as LA (linoleic acid) this is the most common dietary omega-6, necessary for brain and muscle function, hair and skin growth, bone density, reproductive health and energy production.  GLA (gamma-linolenic acid) known as an anti-inflammatory. and AA (arachidonic acid) converted from consuming LA (linoleic acid).

Omega-3 and Omega-6 finding the balance between both, promotes health and wellness, the nutritional analysis displays the well balanced results found in "Paleo for Dogs".

Omega-9  this type of fatty acids is a monounsaturated fat, unlike omega-3 and omega-6 the body can produce omega-9 fatty acids, but more beneficial when obtained in food.  This is known as Oleic acid, beneficial for heart health due to them being high in monounsaturated fat, low in saturated fat with zero trans fat. Nervonic acid, necessary for healthy brain function.

Benefits of all three Omega-3, Omega-6 and Omega-9 essential fatty acids, all three fatty acids are essential and vital in maintaining overall health.  Healthy skin, how many dogs in today's modern world experience hypersensitivity??? (allergies) most of which are food related; occasionally they are a result of genetic conditions or air borne issues. Itch, coarse, dry coats, are obvious signs their diets lack in these essential fatty acids, it is these acids alone that will promote in healthy skin cell growth developing into a shiny healthy coat, no more itch, chronic scratching or biting. Unfortunately to treat this condition antibiotics and cortisone is given to dogs resulting in toxins and masking the problem, not preventing it. Excellent in assisting with joints, in cartilage development, reduce risk of arthritis and aids in movement.   These fatty acids are the key to a healthy heart, brain and digestive health.

Amino Acids 

What are they?  They play an important role as the building blocks of tissues, enzymes, antibodies, organs and hormones. Know as Arginie, Methionine, Histidine, Isoleucine, Phenylalanie,Leucine,Tryptophan, Valine & Lysine.  All 10 are found in a well balanced nutritional raw dog meal; therefore the main source of selected Proteins must be of premium quality and balanced to be digestible protein meeting the demands of amino acids necessary to gain the full benefits required in a dogs daily diet.  

Calcium & Phosphorous

Calcium and phosphorous need to work together in the body to maintain the growth and structure of the skeletal system.  The ratio feed is important "Paleo for Dogs" diet formula works in harmony meeting the essential balance in minerals necessary for a dogs daily diet.  Many raw diets have an incorrect balance of these two minerals; therefore this was a major turning point with "Paleo for Dogs" when The Right Start Pet Foods got it right.

Sweet Potato (complex carbohydrate) 

Dogs only require 5% of carbohydrates in their diet, energy source is obtained from animal fats (raw only), therefore selecting a source of carbohydrate to enhance their diet was an important factor to consider while developing the "Paleo for Dogs" diet. Sweet Potato a complex carbohydrate, the powerful nutritional vegetable sourced, we like to identify it as the Super Food for dogs for all these reasons, excellent source rich in vitamin A (beta-carotene) powerful antioxidant aids in healing, cancer prevention and eye health.  Great source of Vitamin C, Manganese, copper, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, potassium, dietary fiber, niacin, phosphorus, vitamin B2 and B1, vitamin D, iron, riboflavin, folate, zinc, vitamin E.  Known for its inflammatory benefits, muscle movement and choline for cellular membrane structure. Promotes a healthy digestive tract, important for dogs to have regular with consistent loose movement of well developed and digested stools.

Now with all this said, the choice is yours as the pet's owner to decide on your dogs nutritional intake essentials, with all the foods available on the market, The Right Start Pet Foods are aware it can be difficult to understand the packaging, that is why we made it simple, going back to how nature intended, why not try The Right Start Pet Foods "Paleo for Dogs" today, we challenge you to see what a significant difference you will make to your dogs life, this is without doubt from the nutritional analysis above the food of choice for a healthier, happier dog that we as pet owners desire.  

Converting from a commercial, processed cooked diet full of sugar, chemicals, preservatives, additive and zero enzymes available surely is not a choice your dog would be making...  Just like any diet; it will take time for your dog to transition before you see the significant, health benefits outlined throughout this website and social media, it is our guarantee in 12 weeks consuming "Paleo for Dogs" on a daily basis you will revolutionise their health and well being through diet alone.   

Why feed Paleo for Dogs?

High in natural scourced Protein
Rich in essential natural Oils, Fatty Acids, Omega 3,6 & 9
Powerful antioxidants from baked sweet potato 
Meats & Bones sourced where possible free range and human grade
Plus natural additives all human grade consumption listed below

Alfalfa

Contains protein and vitamins A, B1, B6, C, E and K.  Alfalfa leaves also contain flavones, isoflavones, sterols, and coumarin derivatives analysis demonstrated the presence of calcium, potassium,iron and zinc which we all know are great for dogs.
Studies indicate that nutrients within alfalfa can block absorption of cholesterol and prevent the formation of artery plaques.

Chia

Chia is regarded as super food in the modern world.  It contains essential fatty acids (EFA). Chia are the highest plant source of acid which has been known to prevent or disminish certain illnesses. Studies show that ALA levels found in chia are higher than those in flaxseed, and are more stable because of it high antioxidant content.  One of the underlying causes of illnesses today is inflammation.  Inflammation can be caused by bad food intake, environmental pollutants and stress.  Chia seed has an incredible anti=inflammatory factor of more than 200+%Omega 3 alpha-linolenic.

Gentian

Improves primary digestion, stimulative of the appetite, anti-febrile, anti-helmintic and has choleretic-chologogue actions.  Because of its main components; gentio-pyrine, gentio-marine, tannin amaragentine, gentianine, lipids, and mineral substances, for stimulating salivary secretion for increasing gastric secretion and body's resistance.

Kelp

Is low in fat and provides heart healthy fatty acids.  It contains Omega 3 and Omega 6.  Kelp is an excellent source of vitamin K, folate, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, niacin, pantothenic acid and iodine.  It may aid in a healthy coat, colour and vitality. Kelp contains calcium and potassium.  Other minerals found include magnesium, iron, manganese, copper and zinc.

St Mary's Thistle

Is not only considered a powerful antioxidant that can protect the body from free radicals that can destroy cells, but also it has a function in improving and protecting the liver and can protect from chemical residual in the body. It aids in reducing inflammation and can block toxins.  St Mary's Thistle also contains linoleic acid, Omega 6 fatty acids.  Omega 6 fatty acids are anti-inflammatory, they promote skin, hair and bone health.

Garlic

Is known as nature's antibiotic.  It strengthens the immune system, is a powerful blood purifier and contains anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. Garlic is also a powerful anti-toxic blood purifying effect and assists in clearing the system of heavy metals (such as lead), drugs and poisons.  It also plays a major role in the rejection of cancer-causing toxins from normal cells and may assist in its natural defense mechanism against worms.

Celery Seed

The seeds impart a characteristic celery aroma and have a slightly bitter flavour which aids in digestion.  It also contains vitamins B6, and E, niacin, riboflavin and thiamine all used as a kidney cleanser and reduce joint inflammation.

Livermol

Is a blend of proteins, energy and polyunsaturated oils to improve coat condition and general appearance of animal. Livamol is great for all aged animals recovering from injury and disease. A diet rich in natural sourced animal protein and rich fatty acids working together with vitamins and minerals including calcium and phosphorous inhabits good overall health.

Sunflower Meal

Rich in Omega 6 fatty acids, source of vitamin E, raw sunflower seeds contain linoleic acid, amino acids, and minerals all essential in a dogs diet.  Amino acids, are the building blocks of proteins and minerals contained in raw sunflower seeds including magnesium, potassium and zinc.

Feeding Guide

Up to 5kg Dog (50g to 150g)
5kg to 15kg Dog (150g to 350g)

15kg to 25kg Dog (350g to 600g)

25kg to 45kg Dog (600g to 850g)

This is a guide only. Intake will vary depending on the dogs age, weight, breed, sex and dog's activity level. 

Adult Dogs 

The recommended amount for raw feeding a healthy, adult dog is 2-3% of their body weight per day.  

It is generally recommended to feed adult dogs a smaller meal twice per day, rather than one large feeding.  As with humans, it is commonly thought that this supports better functioning of the dog's metabolism and digestive system.

Puppies 

Puppies have increased nutritional needs to meet the demands of their growing bodies.  Puppies under 12 months of age should be fed approximately 5% of their body weight per day. 

Divide the total daily allowance of Paleo for Dogs into 3 meals for puppies under 6 months of age; and into 2 meals for puppies aged from 6 months onwards. 

How to calculate to work out your dogs's daily feeding requirements, multiply their weight by 2-3%, or 5% for puppies.  

Example: To calculated what to feed a 7.6kg small breed, if working on a ration of 3% of their body weight:

7.6kg x 0.03 (3%) = 0.228

This means feeding 228 grams per day, divided into 2 meals of 114 grams each.

 

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