If you want a healthier dog, you’ll feed fresh food. bestie + fresh meat protein makes a complete and balanced meal – and boosts health.
Meat is great, but it doesn’t give dogs all they need. bestie’s 19 super-nutritious whole foods add the missing elements to make a complete and balanced fresh meal.
Bestie also boosts gut, immune and joint health, because it adds more than the ‘complete and balanced’ minimum.
- Antioxidants, in particular vitamins A, C, E, beta-carotenes, and phytonutrients. Antioxidants are particularly helpful in aging dogs, in reducing inflammation and immune system health.
- Chondroitin and glucosamine – important for good joint health.
- Omegas – important for joint and general health.
- Pre- and probiotics – important for good gut health.
Mix with fresh protein, for a meal in seconds.
- 100% human food-grade ingredients
- Animal Nutritionist Formulated
- 5 gram scoop inside
- Supplementary food for dogs
- Shelf stable when stored at 25C or less, if used infrequently or in a humid environment, refrigerate
- See below for serves per pack guidance
A note re sample packs:
- Sample packs are 70grams each. That is enough for about 10 meals, for an average, 10kg dog.
- We initially resisted doing sample packs. That’s because if you are switching over from dry biscuits or tinned food (typically high in artificial taste enhancers and kind of as addictive as eating chips are for us!), then often, a transition period is needed. Our guide to a transition plan is below. That may mean that instead of doing a ‘cold turkey’ switch, you may need to take a little longer to move your dog over to fresh feeding. One way is to place the old diet and the new diet in the bowl, but not mixed, in the proportions we outline in the guide.
- If you’re currently feeding fresh meat/pre-made raw, then a relatively quick switch should be no problem.
HOW TO TRANSITION FROM AN OLD DIET TO A NEW ONE
Changing foods for most healthy dogs isn’t really a big deal. In fact, some owners switch their pets from one food to on a daily basis. Most dogs tolerate these changes.
However, vomiting, diarrhoea, burping, farting or a combination of signs may occur with sudden, rapid switching of foods, probably because of ingredient differences.
To be on the safe side, it’s a good idea to change your dog’s food over the course of at least three days. A seven-day period is even better. We suggest increasing the proportion of new food and decreasing the proportion of old food as outlined in the table below.
While nearly all dogs readily tolerate a seven-day transition period, a much longer transitional period is recommended if the food change is significant, the dog has demonstrated a poor tolerance to such changes in the past or food refusal is expected.