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Steve’s  free range, vegetarian fed Chicken is high in manganese and magnesium two nutrients that are crucial in preventing ACL tears.  The raw meat chicken diet has a mid-range fat and protein, making it a good option for high-energy dogs.

One of the differences between Steve’s and other raw meat diets is our meat-to-veggie ratio. We keep our meat-to-produce ratio at 80%/20% in order to give your pet the functional foods that provide both protein and all the essential vitamins and minerals that help fight diseases and promote strong bones, muscles, and organ function.

       

CHICKEN DIET for dogs and cats

BARF DIET: Ground Chicken, Raw Ground Chicken Bone, Chicken Livers, Chicken Gizzards, Broccoli, Carrots, Romaine Lettuce, Cantaloupe, Raw Goat’s Milk, Flaxseed, Dried Kelp, Salmon Oil, Coconut Oil, Inulin, Taurine, Mixed Tocopherols, Eggshell Membrane, Dicalcium Phosphate
PREY DIET: Chicken, Chicken Frames, Chicken Livers, Chicken Gizzards, Goat Milk, Flaxseed, Kelp, Salmon Oil, Inulin, Coconut Oil, Sesame Seeds, Mixed Tocopherols, Dicalcium Phosphate, Eggshell Membrane

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS BARF

  • Protein:12.9% minimum
  • Fat:12.2% minimum
  • Fiber: 0.2% maximum
  • Moisture: 72.5% maximum

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS PREY

  • Protein:13.6% minimum
  • Fat:12.6% minimum
  • Fiber: 0.0% maximum
  • Moisture: 68.7% maximum
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Available In

  • 5lb Nuggets (approx. 340 nuggets) -BARF DIET
  • 9.75lb Nuggets (approx. 680 nuggets) – BARF DIET
  • 13.5lb Patties (27 patties) – BARF DIET
  • 20lb Bulk Patties – PREY DIET – no added vegetables

Ingredient Benefits

CHICKEN is a highly digestible protein that is a rich source of Niacin.  Niacin is known for is cancer-protective properties.  A Niacin deficiency has been directly linked to genetic (DNA) damage.  In addition, chicken is a good source of Selenium, a trace mineral with fundamental importance to many body functions such as thyroid function, antioxidant defense, and immune function.

CHICKEN GIZZARDS are a good source of glucosamine, which is known to prevent cartilage degeneration and treat arthritis.

BROCCOLI’S concentration of Vitamins A, C, and K, Folate, and fiber make this vegetable a super food. Broccoli has been known to have anti-inflammatory properties and has been used in detoxification.

CANTALOUPE is packed with Vitamin C and A. While vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that supports eyesight, vitamin C is a water-soluble antioxidant.

ROMAINE LETTUCE’S dark, leafy greens are known to be anti-carcinogenic due to its high levels of antioxidants. It is also a good source of Folate and Vitamins A, C, and K.

KELP is a power food because it is a natural source of bio-available minerals that help your pet keep a healthy coat and digestive track.

COCONUT OIL is an allergy-fighting ingredient with strong anti-inflammatory characteristics   It is high in lauric acid, an antimicrobial that also reduces yeast.

EGGSHELL MEMBRANE is a high-quality ingredient which is the actual lining of the eggshell. It is a great source of glucosamine and chondroitin.

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Nutritional Analysis

In the 2015 NCHS, Steve Brown noted that AAFCO’s and the European equivalent nutritional requirements for dogs and cats are about half, if not one-third that of what the ancestral diet is. He also noted that the only way to achieve the same levels would be to feed 100% wild game and that there are very few pet parents who would have access to that. In the nutritional chart below we show you the AAFCO requirements for adult dogs and cats and note when our nutrient levels are double that of AAFCO.


AAFCO Nutrient Requirements

Steve’s Chicken Diet

Nutrient Dog Min Cat Min Max Units   Min  Double AAFCO
Crude Protein 18% 26% 46 %
Crude Fat 6% 9% 38 %
Crude Fiber NR NR 1 % Max  n/a

Minerals

Ash NR NR 7.3 % n/a
Calcium 0.5% 0.6% 2.5% 1.9 %
Phospherus 0.4% 0.5% 1.6% 1.4 %
Ca:P 1:1 2:1 1.4:1
Potassium 0.6% 0.6% 1.0 %
Sodium 0.08% 0.20% 0.4 %
Magnesium 0.06% 0.004% 0.11 %
Iron 40 80 mg/kg 130 mg/kg
Copper 7.3 5 mg/kg 7.6 mg/kg
Manganese 5 7.6 mg/kg 12.2 mg/kg
Zinc 80 75 mg/kg 137 mg/kg
Iodine 1 0.6 11 mg/kg 1.1 mg/kg
Selenium 0.35 0.3 2 mg/kg 0.7 mg/kg

Vitamins

Vitamin A 5000 332 250,000 IU/kg 5587 IU/kg
Vitamin D 500 280 IU/kg 3800 IU/kg
Vitamin E 50 40 IU/kg 63 IU/kg
Thiamine 2.3 0.1 mg/kg 5.44 mg/kg
Riboflavin 5.2 4.0 mg/kg 9.42 mg/kg
Pantothenic Acid 12 5.75 mg/kg 27 mg/kg
Niacin 13 60 mg/kg 61.2 mg/kg
Pyrdoxine 1.5 4.0 mg/kg 1.55 mg/kg
Folic acid 0.22 0.80 mg/kg 1.79 mg/kg
Vitamin B12 0.028 0.07 mg/kg 0.53 mg/kg
Choline 1360 2400 mg/kg 2880 mg/kg
Taurine 0.1% 0.2 %
Calories 1572 Kcal/kg n/a
PH 6.8 S.U. n/a
Carbohydrates 1.7 % n/a