feeding my dog’s inner wolf

When I think of New Zealand, I imagine a country with clean air, pure water and fun people. I had a friend from NZ who constantly regaled us with stories from her home country. It sounded idyllic, a pristine paradise.

And the idea of raw freeze dried dog food sounds like the perfect blend of elements… raw food in a palatable yet easy to give to your dog form. Add warm water and feed.

K9 Natural says their food is about feeding your dog’s inner wolf.

Well, Cici LOVED it. She and I both liked that we did not have to wait for the food to cook as we did with the other raw dehydrated foods she has been eating. She is not very patient and neither am I. She was very happy and scarfed the food down, licking the entire bowl clean. Happy camper !

I liked the packaging, too. It was easy to open and dispense the food. Plus, they give you a scooper and guidelines of how much to feed BUT I HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH 1% OF MY DOG’S WEIGHT and do not know how to calculate ounces either. I decided upon three scoops in the morning and three in the afternoon ad FINALLY got that confirmed. If your dog is overweight, they suggest giving less food and more if your dog is normal. They also suggest feeding a raw bone every day.  Am not keen on that since Cici tends to barf after eating them. She seems to do ok sometimes but too many bones and one a day is definitely too many is not good for her.

There was no odor, the food looked a little chunky and meaty. And besides all of the wonderful ingredients (see below), WE DID NOT HAVE TO WAIT WHILE IT COOKED.

Only thing is I have noticed her acting a bit wolfy lately LOL…  don’t even know what that would mean…

Cici and I give K9 natural four paws up !


Here is what they say about their food:

K9 Natural Freeze Dried is made with 85% meat (derived from grassfed, ranch raised animals and free of antibiotics and hormone growth), bone, blood, tripe, liver, kidney and heart plus vegetables, fruit, egg and garlic. K9 Natural is a nutritionally sound and species appropriate diet which can therefore be fed to dogs at any stage of life: from puppies to seniors, during pregnancy and lactation. It is also suitable for any breed of dog, from toy to giant.


FLAVOR: Lamb Supreme

PACK SIZE: Net weight 1.1lb. Makes 4.4lb of ready-to-serve raw food when reconstituted with warm water. Contains 20 daily servings for dog size: approx 11lb.

INGREDIENTS: Fresh lamb 85% ground bone, blood, fresh broccoli, cauliflower, carrot, silver beet, cabbage, other seasonal vegetables, whole eggs, fruit (apples, pears and other seasonal fruit), green tripe, heart, liver, kidney, garlic.

K9 Natural is a 100% total and natural diet. Supplementation is not recommended or required, however a raw, meaty bone a day is suggested for clean teeth, gums and breath, and for your dog’s enjoyment. Alternate the flavors of K9 Natural to give your dog variety.

I pose two questions to dog owners I meet who seem reluctant to consider natural raw foods: “Have you ever seen a dog grazing in a field of wheat?”, and, “Have you ever seen a dog cook or heat its food?”


speaking of wolves, Lobos next door, Husky wolf mix, has started howling whenever he hears sirens…

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One response to “feeding my dog’s inner wolf

  1. Freeze dried raw dog food was really welcomed into raw feeding circles because they make things easier. Nice to know your Cici loves it! It’s so healthy for her!

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