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Best Raw Dog Food Brands

Today I’m going to share with you the best raw dog food brands. There are tons raw dog food companies to choose from, which is great! It means people and brands are understanding the health benefits of a raw diet for dogs such as:

  • Reduced ear infections
  • Fewer allergies
  • Less poop!
  • Less dog smell
  • Reduced cancer risk
  • Cleaner teeth
  • Soft, shiny coats

Since there are so many brands, I can’t possibly have my pup test them all (although he’d love to try)! If you have a favorite brand, please mention it at the end in the comments. I’d love to find out more about it!

I’m Barbara Rivers and I write regularly for That Mutt. I’m a blogger, raw feeder and maintain the blog K9sOverCoffee.

I’ve been feeding my own dogs raw dog food since 2015 and got my certification as a raw dog food nutrition specialist from Dogs Naturally Magazine in early 2020.

With that in mind, the following are my favorite commercial raw dog food brands!

Best raw dog food brands included in this post:

  • Darwin’s
  • Raw Paws
  • Answers
  • Raw Feeding Miami
  • Stella & Chewy’s
  • Steve’s Real Food
  • The Honest Kitchen
  • Grandma Lucy’s
  • Sojos
  • Dr. Harvey’s

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The 10 Best Raw Dog Food Brands

Darwin’s raw food

#1: Darwin’s Natural Pet

Darwin’s offers pre-made raw dog food in 8-ounce patties. I actually began my raw feeding journey with Darwin’s back in 2015 and I think it’s one of the best raw dog food brands.

Darwin’s is a sponsor of That Mutt. You can get 10lbs of their food for just $14.95! Free shipping and no code required! Learn more here.

Darwin's raw dog food

Darwin’s ships across the U.S.

Darwin’s is located on the West Coast in Tukwila, Wash., and ships nationwide within the U.S. Their raw dog food is not available in pet retail stores.

Cost of Darwin’s raw food

Darwin’s offers 3 different lines of raw dog food that range in price from $4.69/lb to $8.90/lb. Shipping is always free!

Options when ordering from Darwin’s:

  1. Natural Selections Raw Dog Food. Made with free-range meats and organic vegetables. Available as chicken, duck, turkey, beef and lamb. This is what Lindsay’s dog Remy eats!
  2. BioLogics Raw Dog Food. Made with conventionally raised/grown meats and vegetables and more affordable. It’s available as chicken, turkey and beef.
  3. Intelligent Design Veterinary Meals for Dogs. Designed to support specific health issues and only available by prescription. It’s available as KS Kidney Support Formula, LS Liver Support Formula, CS Cancer Support Formula and JMS (Joint and Musculoskeletal) Formula.

Bonus: Darwin’s has an introductory offer of 10lb of raw dog food for just $14.95. Check it out here.

Ingredients in Darwin’s raw food

All of Darwin’s meals are gluten-free and wheat-free. They’re made with roughly 75% meat, 24% vegetables and 1% of a special nutrient mix. The exact ratio depends on the individual line and protein source.

Here are 2 examples:

BioLogics Chicken: 74.58% meat, 24.64% vegetables, 0.78% special nutrient mix

BioLogics Beef: 72.41% meat, 24.43% vegetables, 3.15% special nutrient mix

Ingredient sample for Natural Selections Chicken:

Chicken Meat, Chicken Necks  (including bone), Chicken Gizzards, Chicken Livers, Chicken Hearts, Yams, Romaine Lettuce, Carrots, Yellow Squash, Zucchini, Celery, Parsley, Organic Flaxseed Oil, Sea Salt, Inulin, Cod Liver Oil, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Vitamin E, Manganese Proteinate, Thiamine Mononitrate and Iodine.

Variety of products

Darwin’s has a great product selection and offers chicken, turkey, duck, beef and lamb.

Darwin's raw dog food
Remy waiting for his Darwin’s meal

Darwin’s reviews

Read That Mutt’s detailed review of Darwin’s here.

Pros and cons of Darwin’s raw food

Darwin's raw dog food

Pros of Darwin’s:

  • FREE shipping
  • Inexpensive introductory offer – Try it here
  • Delivers to your door on auto-ship
  • Choice between organic and conventional ingredients
  • Convenient 8oz pouches with EZ peel opening
  • Free pet food consultation
  • High quality raw dog food
  • Veterinary line of food
  • Nationwide delivery within the U.S.
  • Email reminders before every shipment with the option to cancel or change the order

Cons:

  • If you feed the “prey model” raw approach, Darwin’s might not be the best option for you because it contains some vegetables.
Remy eating his Darwin’s meal

#2: Raw Paws Pet Food

Raw Paws Pet Food is a commercial raw dog food supplier that offers pre-made raw dog food, but they also sell a few individual cuts of raw meat. They offer products with and without vegetables and fruit so the meals work for different styles of raw feeding.

I’ve placed orders on and off with them since 2016 and think they are one of the best raw dog food brands

Availability across the US

Raw Paws Pet Food is located in Indianapolis, and ships within the continental U.S. Orders placed weekdays by 2 p.m. ship the same day. Orders placed on Saturdays and Sundays ship on Monday.

Their raw dog food is not available for sale in pet retail stores, but they do offer local pickup from their warehouse on weekdays.

Cost of Raw Paws

Raw Paws Pet Food’s complete blends range in price between $6.49/lb to $9.49/lb. Shipping is free with orders $199+. Below that, they have a shipping flat rate of $25. They also offer free shipping with their Variety Packs (10 lb, 19 lb, and 20 lb).

Bonus: They have an introductory offer that’s called Complete Intro Variety for $69. It consists of 8lb of complete blends + 16 oz of raw goat milk.

They also have a Sales section.

Raw Paws Ingredients

Raw Paws Pet Food says that it sources its ingredients from “responsible and ethical farms.” It offers blends with and without vegetables. All of its blends are free of antibiotics, fillers, additives and preservatives.

Their beef, chicken, turkey, goat and lamb lines are sourced from free-range animals on a family farm in Indiana.

The duck line is sourced from free-run, USDA-inspected ducks raised on family farms who were humanly harvested.

All of the vegetables are also grown on Indiana farms. The mackerel (oily fish) used in some of their blends is wild-caught in the Atlantic.

Ingredient sample for Complete Beef and Mackerel:

Beef Round, Beef Meat, Wild-Caught Mackerel, Beef Bone, Beef Heart, Beef Tongue, Beef Liver, Beef Kidney, Beef Spleen, and Beef Suet.

Variety of products from Raw Paws

Raw Paws Pet Food has a vast product selection, including fish (mackerel).

Their complete blends are available as:

  • Beef and tripe ($7.49/lb)
  • Beef ($6.49/lb)
  • Mackerel and beef ($6.49/lb)
  • Vegetables and beef ($6.49/lb)
  • Chicken ($6.49/lb)
  • Chicken and vegetables ($6.49/lb)
  • Turkey ($5.69/lb)
  • Goat ($9.49/lb)
  • Goat and beef ($8.49/lb)
  • Lamb ($9.49/lb)
  • Duck ($7.99/lb)

Reviews of Raw Paws

Pros and cons of Raw Paws

Pros:

  • High quality raw dog food
  • Vast variety of products
  • Free shipping with a certain price point and on select products
  • Very quick order/shipping turnaround time
  • Free meal plan
  • Nationwide delivery within the continental U.S.
  • There are blends with or without vegetables

Cons:

  • Their huge product selection is overwhelming!

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#3: Answers Pet Food

Answers Pet Food is a commercial raw dog food brand that specializes in fermented raw foods. Fermentation enhances the nutritional value of raw foods because it adds good bacteria to it that pre-digest the food. This in turn makes it easier for our pups to assimilate nutrients.

I only found out about this brand recently (mid 2020) when I wanted to pick up some goat milk for my pup Wally at a local pet retailer and saw Answer’s fermented raw cow milk kefir in the freezer section instead.

I’m impressed by their fermented formulas because it’s so much more convenient than having to ferment my own foods, which I have considered doing.

Answers also provided my dog Wally with some samples of their food while writing this article.

Availability across the U.S.

Answers Pet Food is located in Fleetwood, PA. Their complete and balanced diets (and all other products) are available nationwide within the U.S., but they currently only offer online orders on the East Coast.

For now, the rest of the country can buy their products in brick-and-mortar pet retail stores. You can find the closest one to you here. The closest one to me is only 10 minutes away AND I live on the East Coast in NC, so I got lucky!

Cost of Answers raw food

Their prices for the complete and balanced diets range in price between $5.46/lb and $13.23/lb.

My dog Wally

Ingredients in Answers Pet Food

All of Answer’s food consists of whole cuts of grass-fed and grass-finished GAP (Global Animal Partnership, animal welfare food labeling) rated meat. Their poultry and duck eggs are organic. So are their vegetables, and they’re also fermented. Their pork is sustainable and pastured.

Ingredient sample for Detailed Raw Duck:

Duck, duck heart, duck liver, ground duck bone, organic carrots, organic duck eggs, organic yellow squash, organic green beans, whey, cod liver, butter, kefir (raw cow milk, dried Lactobacillus bulgaricus fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Leuconostoc mesenteroides fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus lactis fermentation product), montmorillonite, organic parsley, salt and vitamin E supplement.

Portioning out Answer’s raw beef patties. Wally gets 3/4 of a patty per meal.

Variety of products

Answers Pet Food has a decent product selection.

Their complete and balanced diets aka Detailed Formula each come in 1 or 4 lb paper cartons designed for easy thawing, as well as “Nibbles” and Patties.

They’re available as chicken, beef, duck, pork and turkey.

Pros and Cons of Answers Pet Food

Pros:

  • First and only fermented raw pet food supplier in the industry
  • Nationwide availability within the U.S.
  • Great for those who feed the “BARF” raw feeding model (made with vegetables)

Cons:

  • Not fully available online
  • Only available in select physical pet retail stores
  • Not a good option for Prey Model raw feeders (made with vegetables)

#4. Raw Feeding Miami (RFM)

Raw Feeding Miami is a Prey Model Raw brand that offers individual cuts of raw meat for DIY raw dog food, as well as several pre-made raw dog food options.

I’ve placed many orders with RFM since 2016 and believe they are one of the best raw dog food brands!

Availability across the US

As the name suggests, Raw Feeding Miami is located in Miami. They ship nationwide within the continental U.S., but not to Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico.

Their raw dog food is not available for sale in pet retail stores, but they do offer local pickup from their warehouse. They also offer local delivery between Wednesdays and Saturdays after 6 pm to clients who live within a 30 mile radius.

Orders must be placed 7 days in advance before they are shipped, which is clearly communicated.

Cost of Raw Feeding Miami

RFM’s pre-made grinds as they call them range in price from $4.50/lb to $7.99/lb. Those are their pre-made meals that can be fed as-is.

Note: There are some pricier grinds that range in price between $9.00/lb and $12.00/lb, but they’re not balanced and can’t be fed as a complete meal.

Shipping is not free, but they have a good rewards program. With every order you earn points that can then be redeemed on future orders. They don’t have any introductory offers, but they do have monthly specials.

Ingredients in Raw Feeding Miami

All of RFM’s meats and grinds are hormone- and antibiotic-free and sourced from “meat producers that maintain a superior level of sustainability and ethics behind the treatment of their animals.” All of their products are PMR only (Prey Model Raw, without vegetables and fruit).

Their beef line comes from local, pastured, non-GMO cows, while their lamb lines comes from free-range New Zealand lamb. The rabbits from their rabbit line are fed a vegetable diet.

Ingredient sample for Rabbit Grinds:

Ground up whole rabbits with organs (no intestines or heads).

Variety of products

RFM has a vast product selection.

Their grinds are available as:

  • Chicken ($4.50)
  • Chicken and green tripe ($5.30/lb)
  • Beef ($5.85/lb)
  • Beef and green tripe ($6.00/lb)
  • Duck ($5.99/lb)
  • Goose ($7.99/lb)
  • Lamb ($6.10/lb)
  • Pork ($5.10/lb)
  • Rabbit ($7.99/lb)
  • Turkey ($5.65/lb)

Reviews or Raw Feeding Miami

Pros and cons of Raw Feeding Miami

Pros:

  • High quality raw dog food
  • Vast variety of products
  • Nationwide delivery within the continental US
  • Rewards program
  • Affordable prices
  • Great for Prey Model Raw. Their grinds don’t include any vegetables or fruit.

Cons:

  • No free shipping
  • Orders need to be placed 7 days in advance
  • Not a good option for BARF feeders (raw dog food with vegetables/fruit)

#5: Stella & Chewy’s

Stella & Chewy’s is a commercial raw dog food brand that only offers pre-made raw food that falls into the BARF category (with vegetables and fruit).

I’ve picked up Stella & Chewy’s frozen dinner patties when I ran out of my homemade raw dog food.

Availability across the US

Stella & Chewy’s is located in Wisconsin. Their frozen meals are available within all of the US, but only in the freezer sections of brick-and-mortar pet retail stores. You can find the closest one to you here.

Cost of Stella & Chewy’s

Stella and Chewy’s prices vary quite a bit.

Their frozen patties are available in 3, 6, and 12 lb bags. The 12lb bags are the cheapest option on a price per lb scale. Overall, their prices for this product range between $17-$40/bag.

Ingredients in Stella & Chewy’s

Stella and Chewy’s meat ingredients are sourced from North America (beef, poultry, fish), Australia and New Zealand (beef, lamb, venison), and Europe (rabbit).

Their fruits and vegetables are 100% certified organic and are sourced from North and South America depending on seasonal availability.

All of their foods are grain-free and are enhanced with probiotics, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

The raw dog food patties consist of:

  • 90-95% meat, organs and bone
  • Grass-fed, cage-free, wild-caught and farm-raised proteins
  • Organic fruits and vegetables

Ingredient sample for Venison Blend Dinner Patties:

Venison, lamb, lamb liver, venison liver, venison lung, lamb kidney, lamb spleen, lamb heart, venison bone, olive oil, pumpkin seed, organic cranberries, organic spinach, organic broccoli, organic beets, organic carrots, organic squash, organic blueberries, fenugreek seed, potassium chloride, dried kelp, sodium phosphate, tocopherols (preservative), choline chloride, dried Pediococcus acidilactici fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium longum fermentation product, dried Bacillus coagulans fermentation product, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, taurine, calcium carbonate, vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, sodium selenite, niacin supplement, d-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride and folic acid.

Variety of products

Stella and Chewy’s have a vast variety of frozen products.

Their dinner patties are available as:

  • Beef ($5.99/lb)
  • Chicken ($5.99/lb)
  • Duck and Goose ($6.65/lb)
  • Turkey ($6.65/lb)
  • Lamb ($6.65/lb)
  • Surf ‘n Turf (Salmon and Beef) ($6.65/lb)
  • Venison ($9.99/lb)
  • Rabbit ($9.99/lb)

Reviews of Stella & Chewy’s

Pros and Cons of Stella & Chewy’s

Pros:

  • High quality raw dog food
  • Vast variety of products
  • Nationwide availability within the US
  • Great for BARFers (features vegetables and fruit as opposed to meat only)

Cons:

  • Not available online, unless you want to order their freeze-dried variety
  • Not a great option for PMR feeders (those who feed meat only without vegetables and fruit)

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#6: Steve’s Real Food

Steve’s Real Food is a commercial raw dog food brand that offers pre-made raw dog food for both Prey Model and BARF feeders. I first came across this brand at the Global Pet Expo in Orlando.

Since then, I’ve bought their frozen products occasionally when I’ve run out of my own homemade food and believe they are one of the best raw dog food brands.

Availability across the U.S.

Steve’s Real Food is located in Cottonwood, UT. Their frozen food is available nationwide across the U.S., but it’s only sold in the freezer sections of brick-and-mortar pet retail stores. You can find the closest one to you here.

Cost

All in all, their prices range between $4.80/lb and $6.60/lb:

Their prices for the frozen prey line come down to $5.10/lb.

Ingredients

Frozen Prey: 95% meat/organ/bone and 5% supplemental ingredients (kelp, eggshell membrane, raw goat milk)

Frozen BARF: 80% meat/organ/bone and 20% vegetables/supplemental ingredients

They use antibiotic-free, grass-fed and grass-finished meat and pasture-raised poultry mostly from the Pacific Northwest. Their lamb is sourced from New Zealand, and their Emu comes from a farm in NC.

Their supplemental ingredients are mostly sourced from the US, and sometimes they’re also sourced internationally (but never from China).

Ingredient sample for Turducken:

Ground Turkey, Turkey Liver, Turkey Heart, Ground Chicken, Broccoli, Ground Duck, Chicken Liver, Apples, Romaine Lettuce, Celery, Goat’s Milk, Sesame Seed, Chia Seed, Coconut Oil, Green Lipped Mussel, Taurine, Salmon Oil, Flaxseed, Dried Kelp, Inulin, and Ground Eggshell.

Variety of products

Steve’s Real Food has a decent product selection.

The frozen prey line comes in 20 lb boxes. Each box consists of two 10 lb bags that hold 20 paper-separated patties each (40 patties total per 20 lb box). It’s available as:

  • Beef ($102.13)
  • Chicken ($102.13)
  • Turkey ($102.13)

The frozen BARF line comes in “nuggets” or patties. It’s available as beef, chicken, turkey, “turkducken,” pork, and lamb + emu.

Pros and Cons of Steve’s Real Food

Pros:

  • High quality raw dog food
  • Affordable prices
  • No shipping costs
  • Available nationwide in the US
  • Great for BARFers and PMR feeders (options with and without vegetables)

Cons:

  • No online orders
  • Only available in select physical pet retail stores

Best dehydrated or freeze-dried raw dog food brands

Now I’d like to mention my four favorite dehydrated and freeze-dried dog food brands. That’s because this type of dog food is a healthy alternative for raw dog food and a great option for:

  • Traveling raw feeders. Think road trips where it’s not always feasible to bring your raw dog food along in coolers. Been there, experienced that!
  • Picky eaters. Some dogs refuse to eat raw dog food but will happily eat the dehydrated or freeze-dried version. I know a few of those!
  • Dog owners who aren’t comfortable feeding raw dog food. They’re either still doing their research on raw dog food or just don’t want to handle raw food, period. That’s fine too because this option is still a lot healthier than kibble!

The big benefit of dehydrated and freeze-dried dog food is that’s is more shelf-stable than raw dog food, so you don’t have to store it in the freezer or fridge. It’s also very easy to make as it only needs to be rehydrated with water.

#1: The Honest Kitchen

The Honest Kitchen makes dehydrated raw dog food as well as dehydrated base mixes that you can add to your own raw dog food.

They make raw feeding very simple which is why I think they are one of the best raw dog food brands. They’re also available on Amazon.

Availability across the US

THK’s products are available online as well as in select physical pet retail stores. THK offers shipping to all of the US, including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.

Shipping is free with a minimum order of $49. Orders below that amount are charged a $5.00 shipping flat rate.

Cost of The Honest Kitchen

THK’s prices vary depending on the size of the box purchased. Most of their foods come in 2, 4, and 10 lb boxes.

2 lb makes 8 lb of fresh food, 4 lb makes 16 lb of fresh food, and 10 lb makes 40 lb of fresh food once rehydrated.

2 lb boxes range in price between $22.99-$24.99.

4 lb boxes range in price between $31.99-$64.99.

10 lb boxes range in price between $64.99-$129.99.

Ingredients in The Honest Kitchen

All of THK’s ingredients are certified non-GMO, preservative & chemical-free, as well as human-grade. THK uses the following ingredients in their lines of dehydrated food:

  • Free-range chicken
  • Cage-free turkey and duck
  • Ranch-raised beef
  • Wild cod and pollack
  • Wild salmon

Some of their vegetables and fruit are conventionally grown, and some are organic (coconuts, kelp, quinoa, barley, flaxseed, oats).

Ingredient sample for Limited Ingredient Duck:

Dehydrated duck, dehydrated sweet potatoes, dried navy beans, organic flaxseed, dehydrated eggs, dehydrated parsley, tricalcium phosphate, sodium chloride, potassium chloride, choline chloride, zinc amino acid chelate, iron amino acid chelate, potassium iodide, copper amino acid chelate, sodium selenite, taurine, vitamin E supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), calcium pantothenate (vitamin B5), riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin D3 supplement], EPA, and DHA.

Variety of products

THK has a decent product variety.

Dehydrated raw dog food for travel

They offer:

  • Dehydrated food with whole grains
  • Dehydrated grain-free foods
  • Limited ingredient foods (for dogs with allergies)
  • Dehydrated base mixes (add your own protein)

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Reviews of The Honest Kitchen

I was only able to find reviews on THK’s website itself and on Amazon (4.4 out of 5 stars).

Pros and Cons of The Honest Kitchen

Pros:

  • High quality dehydrated dog food
  • Free shipping on their website with $49+, $5 flat rate for orders below
  • Rewards program
  • Available nationwide
  • Whole grain and grain-free options
  • Base mix for raw feeders

Cons:

  • More on the expensive side

#2: Grandma Lucy’s

Grandma Lucy’s makes grain-free freeze-dried dog food with different benefits as well as freeze-dried pre-mixes to add to raw dog food. I’ve fed both to my dogs.

Availability across the U.S.

Grandma Lucy’s is located in Santa Margarita, CA. Their products are available for sale online on their website, on Amazon, on Chewy, as well as in select physical pet retail stores.

The brand offers shipping within the continental U.S., excluding Alaska and Hawaii.

Shipping is free with a minimum order of $50 (their trial size pouches also ship free up to an order value of $8.00). Orders below that are charged shipping fees.

View all of their products on Amazon here.

Cost of Grandma Lucy’s dog food

Grandma Lucy’s prices vary depending on the size of the bag purchased. Most of their foods come in 1, 3, and 10 lb bags.

1 lb makes 5 lb of fresh food, 3 lb makes 15 lb of fresh food, 8 lb makes 46 lb of fresh food, and 10 lb makes 50 lb of fresh food once rehydrated.

1 lb bags range in price between $9.96-$14.96.

3 lb bags range in price between $27.29-$45.14.

8 lb bags range in price between $99.74-$104.99.

10 lb bags range in price between $79.79-$106.05.

Pre-mixes range in price between $22.67-$65.09.

Ingredients in Grandma Lucy’s

Grandma Lucy’s uses conventionally grown fruit and vegetables. All of their foods are preservative-free.

87% of their ingredients are sourced domestically from local restaurant suppliers in California.

Ingredient sample for Pureformance Rabbit:

Rabbit, Chickpeas, Flax, Carrots, Celery, Apples, Bananas, Blueberries, Cranberries, Pumpkin, Papaya, Spinach, Garlic, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Iron Proteinate, Calcium Carbonate, Phosphorous, Zinc Proteinate, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Potassium Chloride, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Magnesium Chloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, and Vitamin B12 Supplement.

Reviews

Facebook: 5 out of 5 stars

Amazon: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Pros and Cons of Grandma Lucy’s

Pros:

  • Great product variety
  • Sample pouches available
  • Affordable prices
  • Nationwide availability within the US
  • Rewards program
  • Grain-free food only
  • Pre-mix for raw feeders

Cons:

  • No organic ingredients

#3: Sojos raw dog food

Sojos makes freeze-dried dog food for puppies, adults and senior dogs, as well as freeze-dried pre-mixes to add to your own raw dog food. I’ve fed their grain-free pre-mix along with raw meat to my dogs.

Availability across the U.S.

Sojos is part of the WellPet group and is located in Minnesota. Their products are available online on Amazon and Chewy’s, but not on their own website. They’re also available in select physical pet retail stores.

Cost of Sojos

Sojos’ prices vary depending on the size of the bag purchased.

As an example, their 1.75 lb bags are all $24.99, and their 7 lb bags are all $89.99.

Ingredients in Sojos

All of Sojos’ food is made without genetically engineered ingredients, fillers, preservatives, or anything artificial. Also nothing from China.

They don’t provide specific information on where the individual ingredients are sourced from, so I emailed them and asked. This is Sojos’ reply:

“We currently source about 90% of our ingredients domestically. We absolutely do not source anything from China. Our beef and lamb are pasture-raised and our turkeys are free range. Due to seasonal variation, it is sometimes necessary to go outside of the US for certain ingredients, (New Zealand & Australia for example).”

Ingredient sample for Complete Chicken Recipe:

Chicken, yellow split peas, whole egg powder, parsnips, cranberries, flaxseed, coconut, celery, tricalcium phosphate, ginger, dried kelp, kale, zinc sulfate, vitamin E supplement, ferrous fumarate, copper sulfate, d-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, vitamin D3 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride and folic acid.

Reviews of Sojos

Pros and Cons of Sojos

Pros:

  • Good product variety
  • Sample pouches available
  • Nationwide availability within the US
  • Pre-mixes for raw feeders

Cons:

  • More on the expensive side
  • No rewards program
  • Products not available for sale on their website
  • No easily accessible sourcing information about their ingredients

#4: Dr. Harvey’s

Dr. Harvey’s makes mostly dehydrated and freeze-dried base mixes that are served with additional raw or cooked meat, water and oil.

I’ve fed several of their pre-mixes in combination with raw meat and believe they are among the best raw dog food brands. They also offer two complete lines of dehydrated dog food which only require the addition of water.

Availability across the U.S.

Dr. Harvey’s is located in New Jersey. Their products are available online on their own website, on Amazon and some on Chewy’s. They’re also available in select physical pet retail stores.

The brand offers shipping within the U.S., including Alaska and Hawaii.

Shipping is free on their website with a minimum order of $59. Orders below that are charged a flat rate shipping fee of $3.95.

Cost of Dr. Harvey’s

Dr. Harvey’s prices vary depending on the size of the bag purchased. Some of their foods come in 3 and 6 lb bags, others come in 3, 5, and 7 lb bags.

3 lb makes 28 one lb meals, 5 lb makes 33 one lb meals, 6 lb makes 56 one lb meals, and 7 lb makes 66 one lb meals once rehydrated.

Their complete foods range in price between $38.95-$74.99.

The pre-mixes range in price between $36.95-$87.95.

Ingredients in Dr. Harvey’s

All of Dr. Harvey’s foods are made with human-grade ingredients and don’t contain any chemicals, preservatives, synthetic additives or coloring agents.

Their ingredients are non-GMO certified and all of their food is made in the USA.

Ingredient example for Raw Vibrance:

Ingredients: Broccoli, Green Beans, Squash, Carrots, Celery, Cabbage, Crushed Eggshell, Spinach, Pumpkin, Beets, Raw Goat’s Milk Powder, Apples, Blueberries, Bone Meal, Sesame Seeds, Chia Seeds, Shiitake Mushrooms, Green Lipped Mussel Powder, Milk Thistle, Ginger, Spirulina, Kelp, Parsley, and Eggshell Membrane.

Reviews of Dr. Harvey’s

Pros and cons of Dr. Harvey’s

Pros:

  • High quality dog food
  • Human-grade ingredients
  • Available nationwide within the US
  • Customer loyalty program
  • Trial bags available
  • Pre-mixes for raw feeders

Cons:

  • More on the expensive side
  • Only 2 protein choices in their complete food lines (chicken and beef)

Now we’d like to hear from you!

Now it’s your turn! Do you have a favorite raw dog food brand or dehydrated/freeze-dried brand that didn’t make this list?

If you do, please let us know in the comments!

Barbara Rivers writes regularly for That Mutt. She is certified in raw dog food nutrition from Dogs Naturally Magazine and the author of three ebooks about balanced raw dog food. She is a blogger at K9s Over Coffee.

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