Keep frozen until ready to use. Thaw in refrigerator. Do not microwave. Wash hands, utensils, bowls and working surfaces in hot soapy water after handling. Promptly refrigerate unused portions.
Recommend feeding adult dogs 5 to 12 oz per day divided into two daily meals. Dogs that are overweight should be feed less, while underweight dogs should be fed more. Puppies may require up to twice the amount, and pregnant females up to three times above amounts at same body weight.
Our food will be shipped fresh frozen to your door. It will allow you the opportunity to thaw and serve our product at your dog’s convenience.
It might be convenient but microwaving can disturb the delicate, nutritional blend and balance of the ingredients. Thaw in the refrigerator vs sitting out on the counter.
For those of you that are in a real hurry to thaw, you can float a container in a sink of warm water at approximately 70-75 degrees. Before serving , you can dish out what you need for a meal and warm it to room temperature in a plastic bag by running it briefly under warm water. That will cut your thawing time considerably. Thaw only what you will be using for a few days. We recommend you serve out about 5 – 12 ounces of food per dog per day. For example if you have three dogs and each one is eating around 6 ounces per day you would need to thaw at least a 2 or 3 lb container every couple of days.
Some dogs accept food either cold or warm. Needless to say, I’m not a stickler for throwing out a little leftover food and will leave it out except during warm weather.
Do not leave original containers sitting out. Original containers and their contents should be stored in the refrigerator and kept chilled until gone.
Do not refreeze leftovers.
Please recycle our containers after use.
If you would like to speak with someone one on one about how to transition your pet to raw food, please feel free to call us anytime! We can be reached at 716-462-5549 Monday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm EST. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment.
It’s a good idea to first remove all dry food from your house. The residual odor of kibble may distract your dog. If your pet is used to eating wet (canned/pouched) food, please use a low carbohydrate variety canned/pouched pet food that does NOT contain gravy, corn, wheat, gluten, fruits, or grains of any kind. This is important as many dogs can be allergic to these additives. You can partially thaw a 2 or 2 1/2 lb container of Canine’s Pride on the bottom shelf of your refrigerator. Scoop out only what you need for the next few days into baggies or small containers, & return the rest to the freezer.
Yes, it’s OK to re-freeze partially thawed raw food. We often test it at Covance Labs (New York State Agriculture and Markets approved labs) just to make sure that there are not harmful pathogens like e. coli and salmonella present in our finished products!!!!
However, use common sense when handling raw meat. Always use clean utensils, not your hands, and always wash your hands before and after contact. Prior to each feeding, float the baggie or small container (whatever your choice), in a bowl of hot tap water for about 5 minutes, until it is warm or roughly prey body temperature.
DO NOT MICROWAVE. “Nuking” will destroy many of the foods nutrients.
If your pet has never eaten raw food before:
You can try a small amount to see if they like it, bot don’t be surprised if they give you a strange look, like what is this? Start by mixing a small amount into a can of low-carb wet food. Be sure to mix it in well, and ensure it’s warmed first. When your pet is used to this, start by adding a little more raw food to the mix, until over a period of several weeks, you have a mix that is approximately 50% canned and 50% Canine’s Pride. Once you have reached this point (it can take up to 8 weeks), try your pet on our raw diet alone. They will probably be ready to accept our all natural formula organic food with gusto. Should you pet still like something to “crunch”, we offer several all natural treats (like jerky) available on our website.