Is raw food safe for my dog?
Mad Paws Dinner Bowl’s raw food is very safe for our furry friends. Fortunately for our furry friends, the enzymes in their stomachs, as well as their shorter digestive tracts, quash salmonella's effects. In fact, by serving meat, offal, and veggies in their raw forms, we ensure that no nutrients are lost to the cooking process. Simply put, your pup enjoys all the benefits of an all-natural diet without the risks. As the descendents of hunters, dogs evolved to eat fresh raw food. Because of this, they extract a range of benefits from raw dog food that they don’t find in processed meals. While many Owners feed their dogs kibble and canned food, these processed choices don’t align with our dogs’ evolutionary history.More FAQ's
Where do you source your ingredients and prepare the meals? Are they all Australian-made?
Yes, our fresh ingredients are sourced from farmers and produce suppliers within Australia only. Sourced from FREPA-accredited farms, our chicken is free-range, RSPCA-approved, and fed a diet of multigrains blended with spice extracts and essential oils. Our beef is humanely farmed and grass-fed in Tasmania, which boasts some of the cleanest air and lushest pastures in Australia. Together, these factors provide the best conditions for cultivating quality meat. Similarly, our wild kangaroo is ethically and sustainably sourced from across Australia. All of our meals are prepared in certified, human-grade kitchens. In fact, the kitchens in which we work supply some of Sydney’s top gourmet restaurants and specialty grocery stores.More FAQ's
What does “100% complete and balanced” and “AAFCO-aligned meals” mean?
With the help of our certified pet nutritionist, Alice Clydsdale, we’ve created meals that are 100% complete and balanced and meet and exceed the Association of American Feed Control Official (AAFCO)’s guidelines. AAFCO is an association that sets global industry standards for ingredients, processes, and nutritional requirements for creating pet foods. By exceeding AAFCO’s complete and balanced standards, Dinner Bowl meals provide your dog with 100% of their daily nutritional requirements. To achieve this, along with our fresh proteins and offal, we have added our custom “DB Vita-Mix”, a select mixture of naturally sourced supplements like Bone Meal powder for a calcium hit; Cod Liver Oil for a healthy heart and shiny coat; and Vitamin E for an immunity boost. Additionally, we’ve also added nutrient-rich ingredients like kelp and spinach across all of our recipes. For a full breakdown of our recipes, see the Our Bowls page.More FAQ's
How do I transition my pet onto raw dog food?
Dogs can be creatures of habit - and so are their tummies. For this reason, any sudden changes to their diet can lead to upset stomachs. Whether it’s from canned dog food to raw food, or lightly-cooked to kibble, your dog’s gut will appreciate some warning. That’s why Mad Paws Dinner Bowl provides a Transition Guide for every new customer. By following the Transition Guide, you can ensure that your pup switches to a healthy, all-natural raw diet without issue.More FAQ's