- What is DoggyDeals.com ?
The idea of Doggy deals is simple, it was started by some like minded Dog lovers looking for a single place to find the absolute best kind of food and supplies for their dogs all at the lowest price, and then get it conveniently delivered.
But we realized we wanted more than just that. We wanted to ensure that each individual dog got the best choices when it came to their individual nutritional needs so we could make dogs healthier and happier everywhere.
So we created the Dog Food Matcher. The Dog food matcher uses a unique formula to cross reference breed data with the ancestral diet information available for different breeds to identify the best kind of ingredients and nutrient ratios for each dog. Then we use third party lab analysis to identify which brands offer the best quality ingredients and ratios. We then last but not least take into account the conditions and age in order to perfectly tailor recommendations so that everybody’s four legged friend whether they are lazy, hyper, spotted, big, small, overweight or just right will get the perfect diet recommendations just for them.
Then we thought wait that’s not enough! Dog’s have given us so much already. So much joy to be there friend, and even gave us a chance to build a business, so we thought it would be nice if we gave back to some of their less fortunate friends. They might not be able to say thank you but there are dogs out there that need and can feel compassion that’s why we make the pledge to donate 10% of our profits to those dogs in need.
- How are Specific Foods Chosen and then Recommended for My Dog?
First off we do not receive any incentives , bags of cash, fancy dinners or trips to Hawaii to rate one brand's food higher than another. We simply use facts and science and have a commitment to try and make dog's healthier everywhere as we have seen what an amazing impact diet can have on mans best friend.
The Dog food matcher uses a unique formula that cross references breed data with the all the available ancestral diet information available for different breeds to identify the best kind of ingredients and nutrient ratios for each dog. Then we use third party lab analysis to identify which brands offer the best quality ingredients and ratios. We then last but not least take into account the conditions and age in order to perfectly tailor recommendations so that everybody’s four legged friend whether they are lazy,shed, have joint issues, are hyper, spotted, big, small, overweight a puppy, or a senior, will get the perfect diet recommendations just for them.
- So Why are There Three Recomendations?
Everyone has there favorites and just like you might know your uncle Charlie loves his pasta or your mom loves her artichokes, you know what your dog likes. So we give you 3 options so they can have there favorite and now get it in the healthiest form with the best nutrients and vitamins. So they can live a long healthy life and thrive.
We also give 3 options as we try to understand that everyone is on a different budget so we try to offer some foods that have the right ingredients but cost less. We have a star rating system applied to all our products so you know what quality you are getting.
- What is the Raw Food Diet, is it Better for My Dog ?
Where did the Raw food diet come from?
Racing greyhounds and sled dogs have long eaten raw food diets. Extending those feeding practices to the family pet is a more recent idea, proposed in 1993 by Australian veterinarian Ian Billinghurst. He called his feeding suggestions the BARF diet, an acronym that stands for Bones and Raw Food, or Biologically Appropriate Raw Food.
Billinghurst suggested that adult dogs would thrive on an evolutionary diet based on what canines ate before they became domesticated: Raw, meaty bones and vegetable scraps. Grain-based commercial pet foods, he contended, were harmful to a dog’s health.
Since Billinghurst’s book,Give Your Dog a Bone, was published, several other types of raw dog food diets have emerged, including commercially processed raw food diets that are frozen or freeze-dried and combination diets that use blends of grains, vegetables, and vitamins that are mixed with raw meat purchased by the owner at the grocery store.
So why Raw ?
We are Learning more and more about Raw food diets for Dogs and it seems for your dog to truly thrive and be the healthiest its hard to compete with the Raw food diet. However, slightly more expensive the raw food diet in the end has a strong correlation to long-term health. Which means, less health issues and less expensive Vet trips. The one area where it seems the raw food diet makes perfect sense is when a particular dog in questions has a lot of skin rashes and or allergic reactions or low energy in this case a raw food diet can simply be transformational to their over all health.
Some Benefits of raw food Diet
The raw diet is virtually identical to that of canines and felines in the wild
Bio-availability of natural vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients
Reduced prescription medications and veterinarian bills
Low Glycemic Index food - very low in carbohydrates
Reduces / eliminates allergies, itching, and rashes
Promotes soft, silky coats, and reduces shedding
Naturally cleans teeth and cleanses breath
Maintains pet's target weight, naturally
No more pet odors - inside or out
Stool volume reduced by 50%
Feed raw foods when completely thawed. Frozen foods can be difficult for animals to digest. Never microwave any pet food. Microwaves cause the fat molecules to radically change, making fats less digestible, and ultimately they can become harmful to your pet's long-term health.
As a result of the increased digestibility of a raw-food diet, you are able to feed your pet less food daily in comparison to the feeding quantities of a processed-kibble or canned-food diet. Our suggestion is to feed your pet based on the 2-3% rule. Feed 2-3% of your pet's body weight daily. Our cups-per-pound recommendations are based on a ratio of 2.5%. We recommend feeding your pet twice daily, so you should divide the total daily feeding weight in half and feed once in the morning and once in the evening
As you begin to introduce your pet to this new diet, you may notice changes in physical appearance. Do not be alarmed. This is simply the natural process by which pets heal themselves by eliminating toxins from the body. Discharge from the eyes, excess wax in the ears, loss of coat, minor skin rashes and soft, loose stool are just a few of the common signs. By gradually transitioning Primal raw foods, you will allow your pet's body to adjust properly
Puppies Raw diet
Some people say its best for adults and seniors we think that it can be done with puppies to.In the wild, when puppies reach 4-5 weeks of age, the mother dog will naturally begin to regurgitate some of her raw foods for her puppies to consume. Thus, when domestically reared puppies reach approximately 4-5 weeks of age, you can begin introducing them to raw food formulas.Puppies should be fed one to two small (1-2 teaspoons) raw-food meals daily in conjunction with either the milk they consume from nursing and/or other foods you may be supplementing
Puppies 8 weeks of age and older should be fed approximately 4-8% of their body weight daily in Primal Canine Formulas. Factors such as breed, overall health and level of activity play a part in the necessary feeding quantities of all puppies. Please be sure to monitor your puppy's dietary needs and adjust the feeding quantities accordingly.
- How Does the Star Rating Work?
Star Ratings are designed to help you understand the quality of the food and ingredients so you can make a more aware choice when choosing to feed the furriest family member.
5 Stars: Is the Highest star rating that can only be achieved by offering the highest quality fresh ingredients from the best sources. The vast majority of those products or foods given the 5 star rating are all natural and or Organic. These 5 star foods we like to call superfoods as they usually offer a full spectrum of quality nutrients and vitamins.
4 Stars: Is the Second Highest rating of foods we recommend. This category is where most foods we recomend are rated as they are more reasonable priced than the super foods that are 5 stars and still offer great quality and improved health benefits for your dog.
3 Stars: This is the third highest rating and although not the absolute best food on the market doggy deals wroked hard to find the best options at a lower price so that even if your name isnt trump or gates you can still get a healthy option for your dog. 3 star rated foods are still of decent quality and offer health benefits yet often their sources of protien, fats, and carbs are of slightly lower quality.
- How Do I Use the Dog Food Matcher If I Have a Mixed Breed Dog?
The predominant breed on the exterior is usually the predominant breed nutritionally. So if your dog is a mut but looks more like a German Shepard than a Greyhound use the German Shepard Nutritional guide to feed your dog using the Dog food matcher. Also checkout the Mixed Breed DNA test we offer a deal on if you really want to know your dogs breed ancestry . See more here...