ASGARD RAW DOG FOOD FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. WHAT IS THE RATIO OF ASGARD'S MEAL?
All meals for dogs contain 80% protein, 10% bone, and 10% organ mix. The meals are already mixed and ready to feed. Simply weigh out the appropriate portions for your dog's weight and feed. All meals for cats contain 50% protein, 40% organ mix, and 10% bone.
2. WHAT ORGANS DO YOU USE IN YOUR MEALS?
The organ mix contains liver, lung, heart, spleen and kidney.
3. WHAT VEGETABLES COME IN THE FRUIT & VEGETABLE BLEND?
The mixed meals contain apples, celery, carrots, and dehydrated fresh kale.
4. ARE VEGETABLES NECESSARY FOR A RAW DIET?
Fruits and vegetables are not necessary for a raw diet. Though it is not necessary, fruits and vegetables can give your pet some added nutrients in their daily meals.
5. CAN I FEED BOTH RAW & KIBBLE/DRY FOOD?
Asgard does NOT recommend feeding both kibble and raw food. This can throw off the pet’s nutrient balance and be detrimental to their digestive system, allowing them to become susceptible to bacteria. Raw feeding is a commitment and your pet will not benefit fully if raw is fed in conjunction with a commercially made product.
6. PER THE FEEDING SCALE, IS THE AMOUNT PER MEAL or PER DAY?
The feeding scale shows the amount of food your pet eats PER DAY. This amount can be split into multiple meals throughout the day. It is recommended that adult dogs eat 1 - 2 meals per day, and puppies eat 3 meals per day.
7. WHAT MAKES UP THE HARVEST MIX?
Harvest mix is a boar-based meal with pumpkin, carrots, bananas, blueberries, apples, and cranberries.
8. HOW DO I TRANSITION FROM KIBBLE/DRY FOOD TO RAW?
Simply start feeding your pet the appropriate portions of raw food and cut out kibble completely. Pets adjust very quickly to a raw diet, however switching back to kibble after feeding raw is not as forgiving.
9. CAN THE MEALS BE COOKED?
No, the meals can NOT be cooked AT ALL. All of our meals contain bone, which can become soft and splinter once cooked which could be fatal for your pet.
10. HOW MUCH DO I FEED?
Adult: 2% of your pet's IDEAL body weight as recommended by a vet or the breeder; 3% for a working dog.
Puppy: 6-7% body weight for a non-working puppy; 10% for a working puppy
Cats: 2% body weight
11. DO I HAVE TO FEED A VARIETY OF PROTEINS, OR IS ONE ENOUGH?
We highly recommend giving your pet a variety of meals. However, you can have one primary protein that is fed most frequently.
12. WHAT QUALITY OF MEAT DO YOU USE?
All of our meals contain USDA/FDA approved human grade meat sourced from registered and local resources. We never use discarded or denatured meats.
13. CAN YOU SHIP THE MEALS?
While we do not currently offer shipping or delivery, it is something we are working towards to reach a wider area of customers.
14. CAN THE FOOD BE FROZEN AGAIN ONCE IT HAS BEEN THAWED?
Yes. You can thaw our products, portion it into daily meals and refreeze it.
15. I NEED TO FEED MY PET A LOW FAT DIET, WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND?
Our proteins from the least % of fat to the greatest: Rabbit (1%), Kangaroo (>1%), Elk (>1%), Venison (>1%), Turkey (2%), Lamb (3%), Boar (4%), Chicken (6%), Beef (7%), and Duck (9%)
16. HOW LONG ARE THE MEALS GOOD FOR IN THE REFRIGERATOR?
We do not recommend leaving a meal in the fridge for longer than 4 - 5 days.
17. CAN WE RECEIVE FOOD ALREADY THAWED?
We only sell our product frozen per AFFCO/USDA requirements.
18. IS FEEDING RAW BENEFICIAL FOR ORAL HEALTH?
Yes. Raw feeding is beneficial for your pet’s oral health. You can add fresh, meaty bones to chew on for added maintenance of healthy teeth and gums. We offer many treats, chews, and bones to help with this as well.
19. I JUST TRANSITIONED FROM KIBBLE TO RAW, AND MY PET'S DOG STOOL IS DIFFERENT. IS THIS A CONCERN?
You can expect a difference in your animal’s stool once they switch to raw feeding. If stool is too soft, adding bone to their diet will help with this. If the stool is too hard, add more organ to their diet.
20. WHAT IS NUPRO?
Nupro is a supplement that is rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, and essential fatty acids. It uses ingredients that allow pets to live healthier, longer lives. It is beneficial for maintaining a healthy coat, skin, joints, and immune system. Nupro contains bee pollen which helps build allergy protection. Nupro also reduces the amount of excessive shedding, hot spots, itchy, and dry skin, and it contains calcium to maintain healthy bones, teeth and nerve function.