Calcium Carbonate - Calcium source
New Zealand grass fed beef liver - organ meat rich in vitamins, trace minerals and amino acids
Dicalcium phosphate - Essential minerals
Psyllium - Soluble fiber source
Saccharomyces cerevisiae - Rich source of B vitamins and probiotic
Pumpkin - Source of fiber, potassium and antioxidants
Icelandic Kelp - Source of Iodine and trace minerals
Ginger - Anti-oxidant and increases palatability
Vitamin E - Anti-oxidant
Zinc citrate - Essential mineral
L-taurine - Essential amino acid for cardiac and metabolism
Copper gluconate - Essential mineral
How to Prepare
Use the guide below to create your own recipes that cater to your dog’s unique palate
1. MEAT: 3 pounds of one or a mix of red meat, poultry, or fish, browned in 2 Tbsp coconut oil
2. VEGETABLES: ¾ pound of one or a mix of broccoli, kale, or spinach AND ¾ pound of one or a mix of green beans, carrots, or peas
3. CARBOHYDRATES: 5 cups of one or a mix of cooked brown or white rice, white or sweet potato, quinoa, rolled oats, pearl barley, gluten-free or regular pasta
4. FRUIT: 4 oz of one or a mix of blueberries or chopped apple or cranberries
5. OMEGA-3: 2 tsp of Holistic Vet Blend® Icelandic Fish Oil or two 3.75 oz tins of sardines in water
6. EGGS: (Optional) 1-2 cooked eggs
7. PREMIX: 3 Tbsp/30 g of Holistic Vet Blend® Regular Premix
Cook each item separately: Cook the rice
in a rice cooker or on the stovetop. Bake or steam potatoes. Cook quinoa with broth or water. Sauté vegetables with the meat or steam separately. Combine all items and add the premix and Omega-3 source after cooking.
This is my favorite method and requires the least amount of work. Sauté meat in coconut oil in a 6-qt or larger pressure cooker. Add vegetables, carbohydrates and liquid required for your carb of choice (consult InstantPot cookbooks). Cook on high pressure for the time necessary for the carbohydrate. Manual release. Add Premix and
This recipe yields approximately 6 pounds of food or 12-14 cups depending on ingredient choices. One canister of HVB contains enough premix for 8 recipes so will ultimately yield 45-50 pounds of food. Keep up to 4 days of food in the refrigerator and freeze the rest.
More recipes are available in our free cookbook and on our YouTube channel.
5-10 pounds feed ¾ - 1 cup (canister will last 3-4 months)
11-25 pounds feed 1-3 cups (canister will last 2-3 months)
26-50 pounds feed 3-5 cups (canister will last 1-2 months)
51-75 pounds feed 5-7 cups (canister will last 2 weeks)
75-100 pounds feed 7-10 cups (canister will last 1-2 weeks)
*Fish and lean meats will require 1-2.5 times the amount dependent on leanness.
Frequently asked questions
How long will one canister feed my dog?
Her Depending on the size of your dog, we estimate one canister will feed them as follows:
1. Small dog/5-10 lbs (ex. papillon, chihuahua, dachsund) 4+ months
2. Small Medium dog/11- 25 lbs (ex. Cavalier King Charles, Pug, Beagle) 1-3+ months
3. Medium Large dog/26 - 50 lbs (ex. Cocker Spaniel, Border Collie) 1 month
4. Large dog/51-75 lbs (ex. Lab, Pitbull, Golden Retriever) 2 weeks to 1 month
5. Large Giant dog/75-100 lbs (ex. Akita, Newfoundland, Bernese Mountain Dog)2 weeks
Can I feed this to my puppy?
We recommend large breed puppies (Labrador size or greater) be fed large breed puppy food until 8 months of age as they need to grow at a more controlled rate. Toy, small, and medium-sized breeds may begin the diet at 4 months of age.
Can I just add the premix at feeding?
No. You should prepare the recipe in its entirety and add the premix last and mix in well.
How do I make the food?
Make sure you download our free cookbook and check out our YouTube channel. Regular blend recipes can be can be prepared on the stove, or in a pressure cooker or slow cooker. Holistic Vet Blend® Regular Blend has more vegetables and fits best in an 8 quart pressure cooker. (Limited blend recipes can fit a 6 quart pressure cooker). We also have raw recipes.
How many days can I keep the prepared diet in the refrigerator or freezer?
After cooking, the prepared diet can be refrigerated for 4 days. If feeding raw, the diet should be frozen in servings for up to 4 months and thawed out for each feeding thereafter. Cooked food can be refrigerated for up to 6 months.
Where does the organ meat come from?
The organ meat is sourced from New Zealand grass-fed beef.
Who developed the product?
The product was developed by a PhD animal nutritionist and a veterinarian.
Where is the product made?
The product is made in a facility that only uses ingredients fit for human consumption (no feed-grade ingredients). The product is manufactured in California.
Is the product tested?
A certificate of analysis is provided for each batch. The individual ingredients as well as the final batch are tested for bacteria (Salmonella, coliforms, E. Coli, Staph Aureus) and fungal pathogens, lead, mercury, and arsenic.
Are there risks to feeding raw?
Although many pets have done very well on raw diets, each individual pet and their family has different needs. AVMA does not recommend feeding raw diets due to the risks of exposure to zoonotic risks (spread of Campylobacter or Salmonella) to humans. Use proper hygiene, especially if there are immune-compromised individuals in the household.
What adjustments should be made for feeding raw?
If using raw meat, you should puree the vegetables or lightly cook them so that they are digestible.