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Not All raw dog food is created equal
Photo: Five Star

In case you haven’t heard of it, the raw dog food diet is exactly what it sounds like. Pet parents feed their dog raw foods including fruits, vegetables and even meat. It’s a very controversial diet, but more and more dog owners are finding its benefits to be worth the risks. Because the diet is so new, there isn’t a lot of research to back up its benefits yet, but folks that have tried it are singing its praises.

Now that the raw food diet for dogs is catching on, many commercial manufacturers have begun to make their own formulas of raw canine food. As with anything else that is made commercially, not all raw dog food products are created equally. That’s what the creators of Five Star raw dog food believe, and they’re trying to educate pet owners too.

Five Star recipes are made with USDA inspected, premium meat and poultry. The protein is blended with garden fresh veggies, and every ingredient is human grade. The company gets its ingredients from suppliers located in the United States. Every blend meets the standards of the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO).

Not All Raw Dog Food is Created Equal
Photo: Five Star

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These standards are great, and it’s nice for pet parents to know that their dogs are eating human grade foods, but what is so special about Five Star raw dog foods? They go above and beyond to make sure that all the products they manufacture are as safe as possible. Throughout production, the temperature of the foods never exceeds 28 degrees Fahrenheit.

A USDA inspector is even present in their facility during every single production run. The agent inspects all incoming ingredients, enforces sanitation codes and confirms sourcing. Five Star is proud to offer dog owners USDA certified foods, as they know it is an extra precaution that means a lot to pet parents who want to feed their dog a healthy diet.

This raw dog food is specially formulated by an animal nutritionist with a PhD. This ensures that the recipes are balanced and complete. They include a proper mixture of organs, meat, finely ground bones and fresh vegetables. Every blend also contains a patented mix of vitamins and minerals, and each one is made up of more than 70% meat.

Five Star claims that if you feed your pet their raw dog food he will not need any additional supplements. Although the food is more expensive than traditional dry kibble, it’s much healthier than commercial kibble and you’ll save money if you don’t have to feed your pet supplements on top of his regular diet.

If you’re new to the raw dog food diet, Five Star has you covered. All you have to do is get on their website and input your dog’s weight and select a feeding plan. In return, the correct type and amount of food will be delivered to your doorstep every two weeks. How convenient is that?

Not All Raw Dog Food is Created Equal
Photo: Five Star

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Dog owners can sign up for a pay-as-you-go price, which would be $104.99 per case ($8.08/pound) or they can select the subscription offer, which will save you 10%. That’s only $94.99 per case ($7.31/pound). As I said, it’s more costly than traditional dry kibble, but you’ll get what you pay for.

Another nice thing about this dog food is that it is formulated for all stages of life. It provides balanced nutrition for puppies through senior dogs. It’s also produced and packaged right here in the U.S., which is something that many dog owners are looking for due to many recent recalls associated with foods made in other countries.