Dehydrated Dog Food - Benchmark Product.

Heading up my dehydrated dog food option is NRG.

It just seems to encapsulate true dehydration principles - no long named strange sounding ingredients just meat products and other seasonal ingredients - I know every inclusion!

NRG was founded by a veterinarian, with a PhD. in nutrition, and a food scientist who wanted to create a dog food made only from fresh whole food ingredients that was balanced for all life stages and, through a menu of diverse ingredients, would not require vitamins to be added to the mix.

That means with the NRG feeding option should you desire, or need, to add some other health giving benefit, or other precautionary inclusion (i.e. natural boosters against arthritis or cancer) then you are confident that no excesses will occur, because you are working from a "pure" ingredient base.

Making Dehydrated Dog Food Comparisons.

In the introduction page I mentioned about the need to properly compare products, and here's what NRG have to say on that subject;

"There are now copy cat dehydrated foods on the market that claim their products rehydrate to 3 or 4 times the weight of the dried product.

This practice is deceiving as re-hydrating 10 lbs of food into 30 lbs of wet food means you have diluted the calories and must now feed more food as each cup you measure contains more water

It is not how much water you add back hoping to make more food, it is how much water you mix with the dehydrated food to return it to its original fresh state "

What NRG has not said is that because they have no added ingredients their product weight also reflects a true picture of what you are paying for!

Good selection.

NRG dehydrated dog food is available in three styles - Vitality for small breed dogs, - Optimum for large breed - Maxim as an all encompassing Grain Free variety.

VITALITY is available in four free range proteins, roast chicken, poached wild caught Pacific Ocean salmon, roast beef and roast buffalo.

Other ingredients in Vitality are; naked oats, wheat germ, eggs, liver, carrots, grapefruit, winter squash, broccoli, cranberries, limes, papaya, apple, parsley, garlic, goat milk yogurt, flax seed, cider vinegar, egg shell, olive oil.

OPTIMUM has the same free range protein as Vitality but a slight ingredient change as follows;Squash, carrots, naked oats, wheat germ, eggs, buffalo liver, grapefruit, pumpkin, broccoli, salmon meat, flax seed, cranberries, blueberries, apples, lime, papaya, parsley, garlic, goat milk yogurt, kelp, apple cider vinegar, egg shell, coconut oil, cod liver oil.

MAXIM differs in two ways.

The first notable one is that the NRG science department has developed a process that keeps the meat protein in a "raw" dehydrated state as opposed to the usual "cooked" reference which is made because of higher temperature dehydration that is used in the preservation of the protein source of the two previously mentioned products.

No grain is the second difference.

Other ingredients listed for Maxim are;

Squash, carrots, pumpkin, eggs, liver, grapefruit, wheat germ, broccoli, cranberries, papaya, garlic, goat milk yogurt, flax seed, salmon fillet, apples, cider vinegar, limes, kelp, blueberries, eggshell, coconut oil.

As I have said before it is great to be able to fully understand the ingredients listed and this is a very honest ingredient list making it a great dehydrated dog food option.

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