Why are some of your Cal/Phos Ratios higher than 1.3:1?
Our main goal is to produce a complete and balanced recipe for competitive and working dogs. Our formulas contain over 85% protein from low ash animal sources. Other formulas average anywhere between 65%-75% protein from animal sources. More animal protein naturally yields higher calcium. Reducing calcium levels, requires using less animal protein. As we reduce the animal protein, we need to replace it with something else. Removing an ingredient and replacing it with another will yield a completely different nutrient profile.
We know the nutrient profile is very important to you so our options are limited. We can offset the differences by leveraging unpopular "strategic nutrients" like Blood Meal and Pea Protein or we can substitute with inexpensive fillers. Today, we prefer serving more meat over our alternatives.
All of our Buffalo formulas have a calculated Cal/Phos Ratio at or near 1.3:1
Why don't I see more meat protein listed in the first 5 ingredients?
Our main goal is to produce a complete and balanced recipe for competitive and working dogs. Our formulas already contain 85% from low ash animal sources. They are designed to eliminate digestive challenges, not create them, so adding multiple ...
Why are sweet potatoes listed as the 2nd ingredient?
Our Elite formulas contain as much as 90% protein from low ash animal sources . Other formulas, on the market today, average anywhere between 65-75% protein from animal sources. It is our goal to create a complete and balanced dry dog food. We always ...
Why Chicken Fat?
Chicken fat contains virtually no protein, therefore, it's use should not cause allergic reactions similar to those associated with fresh chicken or chicken meal, both of which contain high amounts of protein. We researched over 15 brands ...
Is it really fresh meat as the first ingredient?
Manufacturers that do not invest in state-of-the-art refrigeration to efficiently store and process fresh/frozen meat can still make claims like "Real meat is our first ingredient" and "1st ingredient: fresh meat" but they must rely on a process ...
Meal or Whole Meat?
Meat meal is simply fresh meat that has been cooked or dried to remove moisture leaving you with highly concentrated protein. Fresh meat generally contains 70% to 80% water by volume, making meat meal a much more highly concentrated source of ...