Note: This review is sponsored by Balanced Blends Raw Diets.
Balanced Blends is a new raw dog food company that delivers pre-made, frozen raw diets to dogs and cats. It is now taking orders on its website.
Balanced Blends raw dog food review
Balanced Blends recently sent my dog Ace and two cats some of its frozen raw dinners to try. I charged a fee in exchange for my honest review.
What is Balanced Blends?
Balanced Blends is a new raw dog food company that delivers frozen, pre-made dinners to your door.
Dinners are available for dogs and cats in beef or chicken varieties, and the company said it’s planning other varieties such as rabbit and turkey. Food is delivered to the customer’s door, and you can sign up for regular deliveries.
The food is made with raw meat, bones, organs, fruits and veggies, vitamins and minerals. The recipes are formulated to meet the AAFCO’s nutrient profile, according to Balanced Blends. (The cat food does not contain produce.)
This is a high-quality food I would love to feed my pets on a regular basis if not for my senior dog’s current health issues that prevent us from feeding raw at the moment.
I am an advocate of raw dog food diets and even wrote a raw feeding guide, but my pets are currently eating dry food. They got to try Balanced Blends as a treat.
The cost of Balanced Blends:
The regular price of the Balanced Blends raw diets will be:
- Dogs – chicken dinners: $6/pound
- Dogs – beef dinners: $7/pound
- Cats – chicken dinners: $7/pound
- Cats – beef dinners: $8/pound
(Free shipping on orders of 20 pounds or more. Prices may have changed since the time of this writing.)
Where to buy:
Order now online at Balanced Blends.
What’s unique about Balanced Blends?
1. It delivers. Balanced Blends also offers an easy-to-edit subscription program.
2. Transparency. Balanced Blends stresses that potential customers should ask any questions about the food, operations, etc.
3. Food safety. Balanced Blends said it uses high-pressure processing in its final packaging to eliminate re-contamination. It also uses a “test and hold” protocol where the food is lab tested by a third party and released for sale only after pathogen test results come back negative.
4. High percentage of meat. The raw dog food diets are 90 percent meat, organs and bone. The raw cat food diets are 99.5 percent meat, organs and bone.
Pros of Balanced Blends raw dog and cat food:
- The price per pound is very easy to calculate based on how the website is organized. (Not always the case with other companies!)
- The company sets high standards for food safety.
- Made with organic fruits and veggies (for dogs) and no fruits and veggies for cats (they don’t need’m!).
- Subscription program available & can cancel, edit or pause anytime!
- Full list of ingredients listed on the label and the website.
- Meat is not organic at the time of this writing (however, this helps keep the price down).
- Some pets can’t have chicken OR beef, and those are the only two options available (so far).
- Cost is high but not as high as some of the other raw dog food companies. (Plus free shipping on 20 pounds or more.)
- Packaging is not easy to open & not resealable. I just put leftovers in large Ziploc bags.
Would I buy Balanced Blends?
No, the cost is too much for me at this time.
Would I recommend Balanced Blends to others?
Yes! It’s a high-quality food I would feel comfortable feeding my pets if not for my senior dog’s health issues. I recommend it to raw feeders or those interested in getting started with a raw diet.
How about the rest of you …
Are you interested in feeding Balanced Blends?
Leave any questions about the company in the comments and I’ll get them answered.