BEEF COMPLETE Raw Dog Food Mix by Sojos
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Raw Made Easy - Sojos® Beef Complete Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Food
A wholesome GRAIN-FREE and GLUTEN-FREE raw dog food that has been *FREEZE-DRIED (see description below). You simply combine with water to create your own fresh, all-natural homemade dog food with the convenience of kibble (dry food) or canned food.
Sojos® RAW DOG FOOD MIXES are made from scratch with REAL human-grade whole food. It's homemade, raw dog food, made easy. Unlike kibble, Sojos® raw pet food contains no fillers, no preservatives, and no artificial colors or flavors. Just simple, real ingredients like you’d find in your own kitchen.
Made with USDA freeze-dried raw meat and other all-natural human-grade ingredients. Manufactured under HACCP guidelines. With Sojos® raw dog food, you can trust that your dog is eating fresh, wholesome all natural ingredients packed with essential nutrients. Sojos® prepares all of the meals and treats in their own facility to ensure that they have control over every facet of making the food, keeping nutrients and enzymes intact.
Freeze-dried USDA Raw Beef
- Veterinarian Recommended
- Low Cost per Feeding
- Guarantee - All handmade in the USA
1 lb (454 gr) rehydrates to 4 lbs (1.81 kg) of fresh, raw food.Ingredients:
sweet potato, USDA beef, celery, carrots, cabbage, whole egg, flaxseed meal, tricalcium phosphate, cranberries, papaya, pumpkin, rosemary, parsley, ginger root, dried alfalfa, dried kelp, zinc sulfate, vitamin E acetate, vitamin D3, vitamin A palmitate
- Guaranteed Analysis:
- 22.0% - crude protein (min.)
- 8.0% - crude fat (min.)
- 8.0% - crude fiber (max.)
- 9.6% - moisture (max.)
- calorie content (ME calculated, as fed): 3397 kcal/kg, 333 kcal/cup
Available Raw Dog Food Mixes can be purchased below under Related Products:
- Beef Complete
- Turkey Complete
- Grain Free Fruit & Veggie
For Daily serving amounts of DRY Sojos® Open chart on left under photo
For every 1 cup (237 gr) of dry Sojos® add 1.5 cups (355 mL) of warm water and soak for at least 15 minutes.
FOR BEST RESULTS
• The longer you soak Sojos®, the more digestible it becomes. 15 minutes is the minimum, but for best results, soak overnight.
• You can mix up to a 4-day batch of Sojos®. Refrigerate in a sealed container, or keep multiple batches in the freezer.
• Shake bag to keep ingredients evenly mixed.
It is important to only serve Sojos raw foods when completely re-hydrated and at room temperature or slightly warm. Do not serve cold or hot. Never microwave any pet food. Microwaves cause the fat molecules to radically change, making fats less digestible and instantly destroys the essential enzymes in meat. Using the microwave can become harmful to your pet's long-term health. To learn more on warming Primal Formulas, see the warming instructions on the Transition page. If you have never fed your dog a raw food diet, it is best to make a slow transition.
To warm Sojos raw foods, place the rehydrated feeding portion into a zip-seal, water-tight bag and temper in a bowl of warm water. Do not use water that is too hot, as this will potentially cook the food and reduce the enzymatic properties, as well as deplete the nutrient values of the raw foods.
NEW TO Sojos®?
Start feeding Sojos® gradually to allow your pet’s digestive system to transition. Begin with just a pinch of soaked Sojos® added to their current food. Increase the amount for 7 to 10 days (longer for finicky pets), until you reach the recommended service size.
THE SUGGESTED DAILY SERVICES ARE GUIDELINES
Individual requirements will vary depending upon metabolism, daily activity, health, genetics, and environment.
Sojos® Complete is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.
*What is freeze-dried formula?
Freeze-drying works by freezing the raw formula and then reducing the atmospheric pressure to allow the frozen water in the food to evaporate. The raw frozen formula changes from frozen to freeze-dried without ever being thawed or cooked, thereby retaining all of the nutritional value of raw meat, minus the moisture. This is still a raw product!
Why are enzymes important?
Enzymes are found in fresh, raw foods and not only play an important role in digestion but support your pet's overall well-being. They help maintain a clean, healthy mouth and fresh breath for your pet. They'll help keep your pet's stool firm and regular and even help with gas or bloating. Enzymes allow your animal's body to absorb essential nutrients he wouldn't otherwise benefit from. Because your dog’s his body is able to utilize those nutrients, his immune system is stronger. All the fruits, veggies, grains and meat in Sojos mixes are raw, meaning those crucial enzymes are intact and your pet will experience these benefits.
Sojos mixes are all-natural and do not contain preservatives. How should I store them?
Sojourner Farms make Sojos on-site daily at their own production facility in Minneapolis, Minnesota, so their products are very fresh. On each bag, you will see a "born on" date, and a "best if used by date". Even though the ingredients in Sojos can be considered "raw”, because they haven't been exposed to heat over 118 degrees F, the low moisture allows for a long shelf life. Store products in a cool, dry place.
Why is it so important to soak the Sojos mixture?
Soaking improves digestibility. Cats and dogs have a strong but short digestive tract designed to quickly break down and absorb foods. Grains and vegetables require more complex digestion than meats, fresh fruits, and other foods, so having them soak in water at least 15 minutes for the SOJOS ORIGINAL and at least 1 hour for SOJOS GRAIN-FREE and SOJOS COMPLETE is critical to the success of the Sojos diet. Soaking overnight in the fridge is ideal.
Can dogs and cats really eat raw meat?
Domesticated dogs and cats are related to wolves and tigers. The PH balance in their mouths, the shape of their teeth, and their short intestinal tract are all examples of how their digestive systems are designed to handle raw meat. Sojourner Farms has been recommending raw meat along with their pet food mix for over 25 years with fantastic results. Be sure to buy healthy selections of meat, always refrigerate or freeze, and follow recommended safe handling instructions on meat packaging. If you are still concerned, you can rinse meat in a solution of grapefruit seed extract and water or human-grade hydrogen peroxide. If you prefer to brown or cook the meat, add a general nutritional supplement or veggies to compensate for the live enzymes and nutrients lost in cooking. DO NOT use the Microwave oven to cook the meat since Microwaves destroy the live enzymes in meat instantly. This is very important to know for yourself as well.
Is it okay to feed my pet “people food”?
Some people think that feeding “people food” to pets will give them diarrhea and turn them into beggars at dinnertime. Depending on what you feed them and where, loose stools and begging can be avoided. Appropriate “people food” includes fresh whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs and meat. No junk food! Second, if your pet has lived on processed dry dog food his entire life, and suddenly a fresh raw diet is introduced, he may have loose stools for a short period of time while his digestive system “wakes up”. Once your dog has properly transitioned to a fresh diet, adding other wholesome foods should not cause problems. Oh, and begging at the dinner table should not occur any more than usual, unless you are feeding your pet directly from your own plate while you’re in the middle of dinner. If you always put your healthy leftovers in their dish and place it in their regular feeding spot, begging should subside.
What do I need to add to my pet food mix?
SOJOS COMPLETE already contains freeze-dried raw meat so you simply add water. With the other Sojo foods, mix them with meat and water. We recommend USDA beef, chicken or turkey, ground or whole cuts from the grocery store or butcher, or frozen raw meat patties sold at your local pet store. In addition, we encourage you to get creative and add a variety of healthy foods like carrots, beets, apples, broccoli, zucchini, green beans, sprouts, bananas, pears, brown rice, yogurt, and cottage cheese. Veggies should be raw or steamed.
Avoid junk food, fried foods, citrus fruits, cooked bones (brittle and dangerous), grapes or raisins (very poisonous), onions (poisonous) and spicy foods. Contact a holistic veterinarian for specific information regarding supplementation for pets with special needs. To find a holistic veterinarian in your area call the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association at (410) 569-0795.
Can I switch my pet immediately to a Sojos diet? It’s crucial to start your pet on Sojos gradually?
We recommend at least a 10-day transition (3-4 weeks for older, sick or finicky pets). Soak a pinch of Sojos, meat and water (or just Sojos and water in the case of SOJOS COMPLETE) and add to the food you’re currently using. Gradually increase Sojos each day as you decrease the other food. Cats can be especially picky and may take longer to adjust to new smells, textures, and tastes. Patience and persistence is the key.
How long can I expect a bag of Sojos mix to last?
Generally speaking, a 10 lb. bag of SOJOS ORIGINAL or an 8 lb. bag of SOJOS GRAIN-FREE will last about 6 weeks for a 26-50 lb. adult dog, while an 8-lb bag of SOJOS COMPLETE will last about a month. An average sized cat will go through a 4-lb bag of SOJOS CAT Food in a little over 2 months.
I barely have time to cook for myself. How can I make dinner for my pets every day?
Sojo’s goal is to make it simple and convenient for you to feed your pets real, fresh food. SOJOS COMPLETE already has freeze-dried raw meat in the bag. You simply add water. With SOJOS ORIGINAL and SOJOS GRAIN-FREE, you add water and your own source of raw meat. To make any of the other Sojos mixes even more convenient, you can make larger batches ahead of time and store them in the freezer. Many customers mix up 4 days worth and store several of them in the freezer, while keeping one in the fridge ready to serve. As you dish out the last meal from your container, transfer another one from freezer to fridge and it will be ready to serve at the next meal. This also allows your mixture to soak longer. You can also add other healthy leftovers, fruits or veggies (before or after you freeze it) to the presoaked portion. For best results, remove food from the fridge and wait 15 minutes or add a little warm water to bring food to room temperature before feeding. Room temperature food is much easier to digest and does not shock the dog’s system.
Is Sojos homemade pet food expensive?
Their food contains no fillers, so you feed less than what you would with traditional pet food. As a result, the price per day is about the same or less than most premium commercial pet foods. In the long run feeding your pets fresh, wholesome pet food will also save you money on vet bills.
What is the difference between SOJOS ORIGINAL, SOJOS GRAIN-FREE, and SOJOS COMPLETE?
SOJOS ORIGINAL, introduced in 1985, comes in one formula for dogs and one for cats. It contains healthy whole grains, ground nuts, sea vegetables, and herbs. SOJOS GRAIN-FREE consists of healthy dried fruits and veggies, herbs, and ground nuts. Both SOJOS ORIGINAL and SOJOS GRAIN-FREE are intended to be mixed with your own source of raw meat. SOJOS COMPLETE is the newest product. This grain-free food comes in two varieties with either freeze-dried raw turkey, or freeze-dried raw beef in the bag for added convenience.
My pet is used to having a full dish all day long. I can’t continue to do that with Sojos. Will he starve?
Just like people, your pet’s digestive system needs time to rest between meals and therefore it is very important to establish 1 or 2 meal times per day. Imagine what would happen to your body if you snacked on a 24-hour buffet, all day, every day. Free-feeding dogs and cats causes obesity, digestive issues, bloating, and a general loss of the excitement that tasty food otherwise produces. To get your pet used to a schedule, simply place his dish out at mealtime. If your pet is accustomed to free-feeding or “grazing”, he may walk around the dish, pick at it a little, and then leave the room. Remove the dish after 15 to 20 minutes even if he did not finish eating and do not return it until the next meal time. He will quickly learn that there is a new schedule and you both will appreciate his new motivation and excitement for meal time.