This is a sponsored post by TruDog. All comments and opinions expressed in this post are based on my personal view. #TruDogPartner
Considering switching dog foods? Adopting a new dog and are unsure of what to feed them?
TruDog offers raw dog food options that are definitely worth considering.
Their line of toppers and treats are high in nutritional value and made with natural ingredients.
If you are new to raw feeding and want to do some research, my friend Kim at Keep The Tail Wagging has some really amazing information about raw feeding.
As with many businesses, TruDog started from a heartbreaking experience.
Lori R. Taylor lost her young Great Dane, Truman, to cancer.
It was in that moment that she wanted to explore if there was more she could have done to save him.
She quickly realized the food she was feeding him was not as “natural” as the packaging and marketing made it seem.
Her desire to create a healthier, more natural dog food was born.
TruDog launched in 2013.
A family owned business that works with pet experts to bring your dog the most nutritious and healthy foods they can.
Below is a bit about TruDog and their products to help you decide if it is right for you.
Benefits Of Raw Diets For Dogs
A raw diet may not be right for every dog. But, TruDog has found that there are a lot of benefits to a raw diet for dogs.
- Healthier teeth and gums
- Shiny, healthy skin and coat
- Boosted immune system
- Increased energy and vitality
- Better digestion
- Improvements in behavior
One of the biggest pros for feeding raw over kibble is the nutritional value.
Commercial dog foods are created with very high cooking temperatures.
This removes the nutrients from ingredients making most kibble not very nutritional.
There are some things to be aware of with raw food, the biggest issue being salmonella.
Related: Can dogs eat bell peppers?
The TruDog Difference
As an admittedly lazy dog mom, raw food always seemed like too much work to me.
And hey, don’t judge me! I have a 55 pound SUPER active pit bull. Any free time I have goes to exercising the crazy out of her.
Cooking food for my dog is just not that appealing to me.
In all honesty, I do not even like to cook for my family!
Pre-made raw dog foods were an option, but seemed messy or a pain to prepare.
That is where TruDog stands out from the crowd.
You are still getting that raw dog food – without any extra work!
TruDog Raw Dog Food Options
There are two options that TruDog offers for feeding time.
One is an exclusive meal option and the other is a topper that you can use with your dog’s current food.
Below is the full line of TruDog foods and toppers for your dog.
- Feed Me Freeze Dried Dog Food: Feed Me is raw dog food that has been freeze-dried. It comes in four flavors including beef, turkey, duck/turkey/chicken liver and whitefish.
- Boost Me Freeze Dried Topper: Boost Me is a topper that you sprinkle on top of their existing food to provide additional nutrients their regular food may not have.
- Fortify Me Freeze-Dried Raw Omega Topper: Fortify Me is a food topper that is freeze-dried raw beef with a boost of 9 superfood ingredients. These ingredients include blueberries, beet pulp, pumpkin, sweet potato, carrots, coconut oil, salmon skin, pineapple and beet heart + liver.
- Rawgo Dehydrated Raw Superfood: Rawgo is a dehydrated dog food that offers a greater concentration of nutrients per cup of food. It arrives completely dehydrated – just add water to make it a meal. Premium meat, fruits and vegetables are air-dried to create Rawgo.
Their food does not contain any wheat, gluten, soy, corn, grain, fillers, added sugar, added salt, added hormones, antibiotics or artificial flavors/colors.
TruDog products (except their Rawgo brand) are sourced and made in the USA.
Rawgo is sourced and made in New Zealand.
The Difference Between Freeze Dried and Dehydrated
Yeah, I did not know the difference either!
This video from TruDog does a great job breaking down the difference between freeze dried and dehydrated.
Pricing + Delivery
I would recommend starting with their meal plan customization tool to get an idea of the cost.
TruDog might be a bit more expensive than your traditional dog food, but the health benefits are worth it.
I did a sample meal plan for my girl Cleo.
Below are the questions (and answers) used to create my meal plan.
- Your name
- Dog’s name
- What is your dog’s breed (American Pit Bull Terrier)
- Boy or Girl (Girl)
- Dog’s birthday (09/01/2014)
- How active is your dog (Very active)
- How much does your dog weigh (55 pounds)
- Describe your dogs body type (Ideal)
- What kind of food is your dog currently eating (Dry food)
- Does your dog have allergies or health conditions (No)
I received 2 options after I completed my questionnaire.
- Their Rawgo Dehydrated Raw Superfood was the first option. It had an estimated cost of $6.23 cents a day.
- The Fortify Me Meal Topper was the second option. This had an estimated cost of $1.92 per day.
Shipping is free on orders over $47.00. I added an item to my cart that was under $47 and it showed a standard shipping rate of $5.95.
You can use their subscription service to save some money, or keep an eye out for coupons and deals.
Other TruDog Products
TruDog is not just about dog food! Check out some of their other products.
Every product they make is made with healthy ingredients just like their raw dog foods.
Treats and Chews
The Treat Me collection is filled with healthy options dogs will love including beef, chicken or Chilean Blue Sea Mussels.
Chew Me is for those that have chewers in the house.
This line includes beef bladder sticks, green tripe, gullet sticks, bully sticks and more.
They currently offer 3 types of chewy supplements for your dog.
Calm me helps dogs that exhibit nervousness, environmental stress and hyperactivity.
Complete Me is an Omega supplement that offers benefits like muscle and joint support to promoting kidney and liver function.
The Free Me options is a joint supplement that can help reduce inflammation and discomfort for your dog.
Their line of dental care for dogs is getting rave reviews from customers for getting rid of stinky breath.
They have their Spray Me dental spray and Clean Me dental chews to combat bad breath and keep teeth healthy!
If your dog hates their teeth brushed, these may be a great option.
What Customers Say
TruDog has been around for a while, so there are a lot of customer comments out there to help you see if it is right for you.
On their own website they have 5 star reviews across their line of food products.
Below are a few recent reviews about their Feed Me line of foods from their own website.
Debra G loves that the food is raw, but without the mess. A girl after my own heart.
I love that it is raw food with out the mess! And you can take it anywhere with you for convenient feeding!
Vivian loves what is happening to her babies coat.
Max loves the turkey and beef Feed Me and has more energy and his coat is like velvet on Feedme!
You can view over 1,800 four and a half star ratings on Amazon for one of their products.
I am not here to offer feeding advice!
Just to share products that might be a good option for your family.
I did order the Boost Me food to see if Cleo would like it.
She has a sensitive belly so I am not ready to go full raw, but man did she inhale the Boost Me topper.
If she could do thumbs up, I am sure she would.
TruDog has a largely positive view from consumers – making it a raw feeding option that is definitely worth considering.