Info: Available in Various Types, In-Store Only (Kept Frozen); Either in 32 Pound Cases or as Individual 1 lb Bricks
Real Food for Real Pets. Pet food made from top quality, all natural, freshly frozen ingredients -- without any corn, grain, fillers, hormones, steroids, or preservatives. That's what Baldwin Feeds has been producing for dog breeders, dog sledders, kennels, pet store owners, ranchers, and more for over 50 years in their family-owned and operated raw food manufacturing facility in Manitoba. Perfectly Raw is now available in store at Aviva.
Raw food can provide many benefits compared to conventional pet foods, including improved digestion (with better stools); better coats, with less shedding, dander, and smell; healthier skin, teeth, and gums (and better breath!); stronger immune systems, with fewer infections; and better weight management.
We are currently stocking four types of Perfectly Raw products: the Ground Turkey, Bone In; the 4Pro Fish Blend; the Lean Chicken Dinner with Fruits & Veggies; and the Pure Pork Mix.
Baldwin Feeds also produces some other types that may also be available by special order, please contact us for details.
About Each Type
Lean Chicken Dinner with Fruits & Veggies
Dogs aren't just carnivores: left to their own devices, they would eat entire animals like rabbits, including their bones, and whatever fruits, vegetables, or plant life they had consumed. This high protein meal contains ground, lean, meaty chicken bones fortified with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals supplied from a custom blend of eight whole fruits and veggies. Available for $3.50 for an individually wrapped 1 lb. brick.
Ground Turkey, Bone In
Some dogs have chicken-related allergies, however. For them, Turkey can be a perfect alternative, especially for active, working, or lactating dogs with high energy needs. This type provides a mixture of high protein, high fat, with ground up bones and marrow (an excellent source of vitamins), to provide additional calcium and minerals like zinc, iron, and phosphorus.
4-Pro Fish Blend
The "Pro" here refers to protein. This is a mixture of four different protein sources, to deliver a high protein, low fat formula, to help develop strong muscles and good bones and teeth, and to provide energy. It included Pacific Coast Salmon, which is a good source of omega 3 fatty acids, to support a healthier immune system and a silkier, more luxurious skin and coat. Available for $2.95 for an individually wrapped 1 lb. brick.
Featuring a range of porcine body parts (including organ meats), the Pure Pork Mix is complete, balanced, and veterinarian approved. For pets with allergic reactions to any poultry-based products, this is a more affordable alternative to expensive red meats like beef and bison, so making it a part of your dog's weekly meal plan provides more variety for them and better value for you. Available for $4.50 for an individually wrapped 1 lb. brick.
A three-protein, high-fat blend designed mainly for highly active dogs, show dogs, working dogs (such as sled dogs), lactating females, puppies, or underweight dogs with a higher energy need, to help develop stronger and healthier muscles, bones and joints to increase agility and build strength, speed and endurance.
Lean Turkey Dinner with Fruits & Veggies
Like the Pro-Energy Mix, this is perfect for dogs with high energy needs (such as very active dogs, working dogs, or nursing dogs), except geared to those with chicken-related allergies (or dislikes). It features Ground Turkey, Bone In (double ground turkey frames), with a custom blend of fruits and vegetables for additional nutrients. Available for $2.95 for an individually wrapped 1 lb. brick.
Ground Turkey, Bone In: Double ground turkey frames.
4Pro Fish Blend: Ground chicken bone in, Pacific coast salmon, cooked eggs, pork liver.
Lean Chicken Dinner with Fruits & Veggies: Ground chicken bone in, cooked eggs, pork liver, pumpkin, sweet potato, carrots, alfalfa, parsley, broccoli, kelp, blueberries.
Pure Pork Mix: Ground pork – including heart, tongue, meat, bone and liver.
ProEnergy Mix: Ground chicken backs, cooked eggs, pork liver.
Turkey Dinner with Fruits & Veggies: Double ground turkey frames, cooked eggs, pork liver, pumpkin, sweet potato, carrots, alfalfa, parsley, broccoli, kelp, blueberries.
The suggested servings vary by the weight and state of development of the dog, as follows:
For average dogs, Baldwin Feeds recommends serving them 2 to 3% of their ideal body weight per day. (So if your dog weighs 54 pounds, e.g., but is perhaps a little chubby and maybe ought to be 50 pounds considering their size and age, they should receive between a pound and a pound and a half of these raw foods a day: i.e., between a full brick and a brick and a half.)
For especially active dogs or pregnant dogs with greater nutritional needs, servings of 4% of the ideal body weight are recommended (i.e., 2 lbs/bricks for a 50 pound dog per day; or 3 for a 75 pound dog; etc.).
And for Performance dogs, growing Puppies, and Lactating females, that rises to 6% of the ideal weight per day (so a full 3 bricks a day for a 50 pound nursing mother dog, or slightly over half a brick for a 10 pound pup eating solid food).
Do not feed small dogs (under 15 pounds) raw food that is completely frozen: thaw it out, first.
Do not feed your dog kibble at the same feeding as the raw food, unless you are doing a temporary, slow transition with just a little raw food to start with, because the kibble may cause the raw food to be held in the digestive system for twice as long as it should be (normally 4-6 hours to for the raw, while the kibble takes 8-10 hours to digest), which could create gas.
Due to the risk of transmitting the bacteria that is present in ANY meat-based raw food, be sure to practice normal raw food handling precautions (e.g., always use glass or stainless steel bowls, and wash and sanitize daily). Exposure to raw foods might not be a good fit for certain households.