4LB / 13LB / 26LB
Dear Fellow Dog Lover,
A big trend right now in pet food is feeding new protein sources. While we have wanted to offer pet parents other protein options, it has been a struggle to find a source that meets our standards. Most proteins, outside of poultry and fish, are not all that great – they typically run higher in ash and lower in protein. One ingredient and source we have been watching is buffalo. It has been available to us for over four years and after monitoring the supply for quality and consistency during that period of time, last year we finally pulled the trigger and ran a test batch. After feeding it to our personal dogs and dozens of others since, we could not be any more pleased with the results!
The food starts with very low-ash buffalo that is EU approved. What does this mean? It means that the buffalo meat used in the Grain Free Red Meat Recipe has almost no ash (ground up bone and other stuff that has little to no nutritional value) and lots of high-quality protein and fat. EU-approved simply means that if the meat used in the buffalo meal is not good enough for you to consume, it is not good enough to go in our food. Buffalo is then followed-up by Lamb and low-glycemic index, grain alternative ingredients, like chickpeas and lentils. We also added the Green-lipped Sea Mussel for natural joint and connective tissue health.
Lastly, like all of our diets, the Grain Free Red Meat Recipe is formulated without low-grade ingredients that are harder for your dog to digest and may be harmful to his health. Some of these ingredients include animal by-product meal, cheap fillers, any sort of gluten (e.g., corn gluten), and artificial preservatives, flavors, and colors.
NEW INGREDIENT PANEL: Water Buffalo Meal, Red Lentils, Green Peas, Chickpeas, Lamb Meal, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Tapioca, Dried Tomato Pomace, Menhaden Fish Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Flavor, Ground Flaxseed, Lecithin, Dried Carrots, Dried Spinach, Dried Blueberries, Dried Cranberries, Dried Kelp Meal, New Zealand Green Mussel, Salt, DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Monosodium Phosphate, L-Lysine, L-Carnitine, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Biotin, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Citric Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Potassium Chloride, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate, Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product Dehydrated.
OLD INGREDIENT PANEL: Buffalo Meal, Red Lentils, Green Peas, Chickpeas, Lamb Meal, Canola Oil, Carrots, Celery, Beets, Parsley, Lettuce, Watercress, Spinach, Tomato Pomace, Menhaden Fish Oil, Ground Flax Seed, Natural Flavor, Lecithin, Calcium Carbonate, Kelp Meal, New Zealand Green Mussel, Cranberries, Blueberries, Salt, Taurine, D/L Methionine, Choline Chloride, Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product Dehydrated, L-Lysine, L-Carnitine, Vitamin E Supplement, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Ascorbic Acid, Biotin, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Citric Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Potassium Chloride, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate.
|Crude Protein (Minimum)||32.0%|
|Crude Fat (Minimum)||16.0%|
|Crude Fiber (Maximum)||4.5%|
This data is composed of calculated values using ingredient nutritional analysis and actual lab analysis of our foods. It is not intended to represent absolute values and therefore not guaranteed as in the above table. The information should be used as a helpful guide when determining if a specific formula is suitable for a known dietary requirement. Should you need any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
It is important to remember that your dog’s nutritional needs are unique and will vary with his environment, age and activity level. We recommend feeding to condition, this means using the following guide as a starting point, monitoring his weight and adjusting amounts accordingly. Feeding at least twice a day is optimal. Make sure fresh, clean water is available always.
|Body Weight (lbs.)
||Cups Per Day**
|Up to 10||1/4 to 3/4|
|11-23||3/4 to 1-1/4|
|24-36||1-1/4 to 1-3/4|
|37-49||1-3/4 to 2-1/4|
|50-62||2-1/4 to 3|
|63-75||3 to 3-1/2|
|76-89||3-1/2 to 4|
|90 or More||4 Cups Plus 1/2 Cup For Every 10 lbs. over 90|
** 1 cup equals approximately 114 grams of food.
Best Breed Grain Free Red Meat Recipe is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages, including growth of large size dogs (70lbs. or more as an adult).
Puppies: May feed up to 33% more than suggested adult levels to maintain optimum body weight.
Pregnant Females: Minimal increase needed during first 6 weeks. Weeks 7 through 9 increase up to 25%.
Lactating Females: Immediately after whelping nutritional demand increases by 50% when compared to maintenance levels. During peak lactation increase feeding up to 300% of regular intake.
Contains 450 Kcal per cup ME (metabolizable energy) and 4.0 oz. of food per standard 8 oz. measuring cup.