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Team Dog Premium Dog Food & Treats
Why we utilize "meal" proteins vs "whole meats"?
The water content in whole meat is quite high (70%) so when the meat is cooked, all of that water content evaporates leaving you with a lower percentage of actual product.
With the "meal" proteins Team Dog premium dog food utilizes, the water content has already been removed making the protein content far more accurate. When a single meat as opposed to "meal" is listed as the first ingredient, the second ingredient may be a protein source of a less desirable nature and placed in the formula to bolster the protein content claim of that product.
Meal is a more accurate way to measure the levels of protein in the formula and when sourced from a credible supplier like ours. Animals in the wild do not just pick the meat off the bones of an animal. They consume parts of the carcass which provide essential nutrients and collagen which is found in the "meal proteins" of Team Dog dog food.
The pet food market is a labyrinth and it's encouraging that everyone wants the best for their dog. We created these blends to provide a financially sustainable, healthy option for canine family members & partners. Unless the dog has a medical condition, Mike would put Team Dog food against any bag on the market.
100kg of chicken meat = 30kg of chicken including chicken fat
100kg of chicken meal = 90kg of dry chicken including chicken fat
(ie. 300kg of chicken meat = 100kg of chicken meal)
In summary, there is 3x the amount of actual chicken per kg in meal as compared to meat.
What makes this dog food so different from the others?
Team Dog premium dog food provides the perfect blend of protein, fat and nutrient-dense healthy ingredients for your dog. Mike Ritland placed his 12-year Navy SEAL and extensive K9 training experience with the most elite dogs in the world, along with his unwavering standards of care and nutritional knowledge into his Team Dog products. Using our specialized cooking procedures, more energy is packed in our Team Dog dog food protein blends than many industry leaders. This means your dog can maintain performance while you're feeding less and cleaning up less. It’s that simple. TEAM DOG PREMIUM DOG FOOD IS THE CLOSEST DRY COUNTERPART TO RAW FOOD.
What is the difference between the Essential and Elite blends?
ESSENTIAL BLEND is the perfect dog food for digestibility and trickle-down energy. It is a great choice for new dog owners, puppies and for transitioning from other brands. ELITE BLEND is the perfect dog food for performance dogs, working dogs, K9/police training dogs, and hunting dogs. The ELITE formula will help your dog achieve maximum performance.
What are the benefits of Team Dog Premium Dog Food?
Our dog food products are gluten free, non-gmo, all-life stage formula (from puppies to adults), contain no corn, wheat or soy. They include up to 25% fat for more calories, probiotics for better digestion, organic minerals for absorption, and amino acids from natural sources.
Are the raw material components of the dry food options feed or food grade?
Unless the manufacturing facility is approved for making food for human consumption, it is to be considered feed grade regardless of any individual ingredient source. We use pet food grade and feed grade ingredients. There are some ingredients that are human grade in our products but it would be dishonest to label them as such. The FDA and individual states are cracking down on companies that are promoting food grade ingredients as they are misleading their customers.
All pet foods fall into two categories, human grade or feed grade. The legal definition of a human grade pet food is: “Every ingredient and the resulting product are stored, handled, processed, and transported in a manner that is consistent and compliant with regulations for good manufacturing practices (GMPs) for human edible foods as specified in 21 CFR 117.” This means that every ingredient – including every supplement – are human edible…(ie. you could eat the pet food). All pet foods that do not meet the full definition of human grade are feed grade.
What is feed grade pet food?
Material that has been determined to be safe, functional and suitable for its intended use in animal food, is handled and labeled appropriately, and conforms to the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act unless otherwise expressly permitted by the appropriate state or federal agency.
What breeds can be fed Team Dog Premium Dog Food?
Our premium dog food is nutrient dense that can be fed to a range of breeds. Anything from a Chihuahua to a Great Dane! We advise you keep an eye on your dogs weight for the first week or two and adjust accordingly.
How much protein and fat are in the dog food?
Protein to fat ratio for Essential Blend is 26/20 (528 kcal/cup). Protein to fat ratio for Elite is 30/25 (577 kcal/cup).
Can the dog food be given to puppies?
Absolutely! We highly recommend the Essential Blend Salmon & Herring. Mike and all of us feed it to our puppies.
Is the dog food feeding guide based on my puppy's current weight or anticipated adult weight?
Feeding guide is based on current weight and adjust based on what you visually see. Team Dog premium dog food is nutrient dense and your pup can put weight on quickly in which case the food should be reduced.
Are the food or treats grain free?
Our premium dog food is not grain-free, but all of our treats are.
What does freeze dried mean?
Freeze dried means that our products contain raw meat that is flash frozen to lock in freshness and then subjected to temperatures below freezing allowing it to be safely stored without refrigeration.
Where are the food and treats made?
We purchase from as local as possible. Other than maybe some of the specialty ingredients like duck (France) or lamb (New Zealand), we exclusively source products that originate from Canada or the USA. The treats are made and sourced in the USA.
Are the components third-party tested for contaminants?
Testing is in our best interest. Every ingredient of the finished product is checked/tested for proximates, Salmonella, e-coli, clostridium, aflatoxin, vomitoxin, water activity, and gelatinization. Some are done in-house, some are done by a third party. In-house testing is routinely audited and verified by third party testing.
How are the kibbles made?
We use the following heat processing to make kibbles:
1. Dual Speed conditioner 120 seconds at 90C minimum
2. Extruder 20 seconds a 90C minimum @ 35 bar pressure
3. Dryer 18 minutes at 90C -110C
One of the biggest oversimplification is that the temperatures reduce the amino acid profile or that the vitamins will all be too low. We test the final products for desired vitamin and amino acid levels. We are exactly where we want to be.
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The Team Dog Puppy Plan is perfect when starting out with a new puppy or rescue. Team Dog Perfect plan is best for dog owners who wish to train to a perfect dog or fix existing bad behaviors. The Ultimate Plan provides unlimited, lifetime access and includes all courses.
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