Venison & Squash Recipe
Our Venison & Squash Recipe is hand-prepared in open kitchens using lean ground venison, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and cranberries. It's higher in protein, so it provides a seamless transition to a fresh whole-food diet for dogs who are currently eating a raw diet. It’s also a great choice for dogs that need a novel protein.
This Recipe is Ideal For:
- Adult Dogs
- Healthy Skin and Coat
- Healthy Digestion
- Dogs Needing to Avoid Beef, Fish, Lamb, and Poultry
Safe Food Handling
- Storage and Thawing: Store in the freezer, thaw in the refrigerator.
- Shelf-Life: Frozen meals, up to 18 months in the freezer. Thawed meals stay fresh when sealed in the original package for up to 7 days. Once opened, use within 5 days.
- GUARANTEED ANALYSIS
- Crude Protein (min.) 9.0%
- Crude Fat (min.) 2.0%
- Crude Fiber (max.) 1.5%
- Moisture (max.) 82%
- Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (min.) 0.07%
- Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) (min.) 0.07%
Calorie Content Per KGCalorie Content (Calculated):
872 kcal ME/kg; 25 kcal ME/oz 450 kcal ME/18 oz; 1800 kcal ME/72 oz JustFoodForDogs Venison & Squash Recipe provides complete and balanced nutrition for maintenance and is comparable in nutritional adequacy to a product which has been substantiated using AAFCO feeding tests.
Venison is a lean protein meat that is rich in nutrients like vitamins B12 and B6, riboflavin and niacin, which all support a healthy and energetic metabolism. Venison also has high levels of iron which helps support red blood cells and boost energy as well. Venison may be considered as a novel protein for dogs that may have food sensitivities.
Butternut squash is extremely nutritious and rich in antioxidants like vitamin C and dietary fiber. It is also high in B vitamins, which are great for overall energy and digestion. Butternut squash is also rich in beta-carotene as a source of vitamin A, which is important for healthy vision.
Sweet potatoes are a tasty source of vitamin A, which can help support healthy vision. Sweet potatoes also contain dietary fiber and are packed with vitamins B6 and C, manganese, and potassium, which aid in maintaining healthy digestion.
Brussels sprouts are high in antioxidants such as vitamins C and E, which help with inflammation and immune system function. Since Brussels sprouts are also rich in beta-carotene as a source of vitamin A and are high in vitamin K, they are great for vision health and for maintaining proper blood clotting. Brussels sprouts are also great for digestion as they are high in dietary fiber.
Cranberries are high in dietary fiber and packed with antioxidants like vitamins C and E. Aside from the benefit of aiding with digestion, cranberries also contain manganese and vitamin K, which are helpful for metabolism and essential for blood clotting, respectively.
Safflower oil contains the essential omega-6 fatty acid, linoleic acid, which can help promote healthy skin and is important for optimal immune function.
Icelandic premium fish oil provides omega-3 fatty acids in highly biologically available forms of EPA and DHA. Omega-3 fatty acids are important for maintaining healthy skin, a shiny coat, and brain development during growth.
JustFoodForDogs Nutrient Blend
The JustFoodForDogs Nutrient Blend is formulated specifically for each recipe to meet AAFCO recommendations. The blend is compounded from 100% human-grade nutraceuticals regulated by the FDA.
Calcium Carbonate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Choline Bitartrate, Salt, Vitamin E Supplement, Taurine, Magnesium Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Riboflavin, Potassium Iodide, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Cholecalciferol (source of Vitamin D3), Vitamin B12 Supplement.
All of our daily diets for dogs have passed AAFCO protocol feeding trials at Cal Poly Pomona. In fact, the trials conducted at the university were much more stringent than the AAFCO protocol standards, as the Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC) of the university found the AAFCO feeding trial to be too rudimentary. The reality is our diets have passed trials that exceed AAFCO standards. JFFD is the first pet food company ever to conduct humane feeding trials at a major university using faculty and student dogs living happily in their own homes. Most pet food companies do not run trials at all and those that do tend to use laboratories that house beagles that live their lives for animal testing. Like everything we do at JFFD — we did it a better way! Learn more about our feeding trials here: A One of A Kind Partnership.