“This is Dr. Falconer. You know, I’ve always admired Steve Brown for being the pioneer that started the commercial raw pet food industry. He had to educate himself, amass a huge library of resources, and enter into an industry that was locked into kibble and canned food, period. Imagine the guts and brains it took to enter a multi-million dollar (at the time) “cash cow” that looked down its nose at the whole idea of frozen raw food!
But, he persisted, and actually set the stage for all the rest who continue to follow in his footsteps today. His diets are still keeping pets shiny and vital a couple of decades later, when most people accept raw food as a valid source of nutrition. I recommended them early on and I recommend them today. Steve’s is high quality, clean, balanced food, and you’ll see your dog or cat pick up a bright shine within a few weeks of feeding them this. Just remember to get into a rotation. Every 3-4 weeks, I recommend you change the protein source, and you can easily do this with Steve’s Real Food.”
Steve’s Raw Dog Food was the first raw pet food company to make feeding convenient and affordable. Today, Steve’s Real Food‘s tater-tot-sized nuggets allow you as a pet parent to simply pour and serve. You don’t have to defrost overnight, cut up raw meat, or mix it with anything. It is 100% raw and manufactured in the Northwest. We are so proud of the ingredients we use that we share with you who we buy them from so you can have the same level of confidence as we do.
Dogs and cats are natural carnivores and require real raw meat and whole, natural, minimally processed foods. On an evolutionary level, your pet’s ideal diet is grain-free and contains thousands of enzymes, phytochemicals, and antioxidants that cannot exist in modern heat-processed foods. Steve’s Real Foods helps to support and maintain your dog’s & cat’s health naturally through a well-rounded, nutritious diet. Every Steve’s formula is pH- balanced, and we use only 100% natural, USDA inspected, free-range meats & unprocessed whole and functional foods. We truly believe feeding your pets Steve’s Real Food will make a difference in the well-being of your best friends, and we are committed to bringing the best quality pet food and value for you!
All our diets are complete and balanced and formulated for all life stages for both cats and dogs, which make feeding raw even easier for multi-species households. All of the meat and poultry are free-range and fed a species-appropriate diet. We do not use any antibiotics or hormones and all animals are humanely raised in the northwest. All of our produce is also from the northwest, making Steve’s Real Food a locally sourced product. We work with partners that are committed to the environment and practice sustainable farming. It is important to use that we do not cut corners when it comes to quality of ingredients and commitment to Mother Earth.
- Humanely Raised, Grass-Fed, Grass-Finished Beef and Lamb
- Humanely Raised, Free Range Poultry
- Non-GMO Ingredients
- Whole Fresh Produce
- No Synthetic Vitamin Packs
- HPP, plus Test and Hold on all Products
Feed and Transitioning
If you've never fed raw before, you may be surprised as you watch your dog’s health improve while they transition to a healthier diet. When you feed your pet a raw diet, they will often require less food than if you were to feed them a kibble/grain-based diet, because the food has so much more nutritional value. There are a few factors that will affect the recommended amount to feed your pet, such as age, activity level, and weight goals. We use the bodyweight percentage rule, which estimates feeding amounts based on the weight of your pet.
For example, if you have a 50-pound adult dog, you'd feed them 2.5% of their body weight, which is 1.25 lb (daily).
50lbs x 2.5% = 1.25 lbs
You want to transition your pet to raw food slowly to prevent stomachaches and loose stools. Start by mixing 1 part Steve’s with 3 parts of the food you are currently feeding. Slowly increase the amount of Steve’s while reducing their previous food over the course of 2 to 4 weeks. Monitor their temperament and stools to ensure they are transitioning well. An example transitioning schedule is below:
Currently feeding 1 Cup dry kibble and no Raw to a 40lb dog. The dog will end up eating 1 lb of raw per day and no kibble.
Week 1 - Feed 3/4 Cup dry kibble and 1/4 lb raw
Week 2 - Feed 1/2 Cup dry kibble and 1/2 lb raw
Week 3 - Feed 1/4 Cup dry kibble and 3/4 lb raw
Week 4 - Feed 0 Cups dry kibble and 1 lb raw
Some dogs are able to transition faster than 4 weeks. Simply keep an eye on their stool. If it gets loose, slow the transitioning down. If it you see no change or it gets smaller and firmer than you can speed the process up.
More transitioning tips are on our “Starting on Raw Food” page.
How To Purchase
You can buy Steve's Real Food online through our site Raw Pet Food.com. After creating an account you will see that all the diets are sold in 5lb bags and you get free shipping if you order 20lbs or more. You can set up a one-time order or you can create a subscription that will automatically ship you exactly the right amount of food. If you need help determining the amount to order please call us at 801-432-7478.