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Nutrition – Food and Treats

At Iron Dog we believe a natural raw diet is best for dogs as this is what their ancestors consumed.

A meat-only or kibble-only diet is not a natural or balanced diet choice for dogs. An ideal diet should contain meat, bone, fruits, vegetables, offal and other supplements when required.

Your dog’s ancestors would have bought down a “Kill” as a pack and proceeded to eat all parts of the animal including:

  • Raw Meat
  • Fat
  • Offal
  • Organs
  • Bones (raw only)

Alternatively, when your dog’s ancestors couldn’t bring down a “Kill” they would look to scavenge including berries and fruits. This is why you see dogs eat all manner of things given the opportunity.

Based on years of research and knowledge we created our own dog food called Natures Mix as well as nutritious fat and sugar free dog treats. We source the best quality local ingredients and we are proud to put our name to it – we don’t sell anything we wouldn’t use ourselves. Our convenient stand-up pouches make for simple, no-fuss, no-mess serving which can be stored in the refrigerator and consumed over a few days.

Simple changes in a dog’s diet and lifestyle can help ward off illness and help dog owners give their furry friends a healthy and happy life for many years to come.

What’s in Natures Mix and why is it good for your dog?

Our Natures Mix raw beef mince is packed with the goodness of real beef and nutritious vegetables including pumpkin, green beans, spinach as well as rolled oats.

Pumpkin is a low calorie food and is very high in fibre. Fibre promotes a sense of fullness in your dog – just as it does for humans – and can enhance weight loss by reducing the physiological urge to consume large volumes of food. Pumpkin is composed of 90 percent water and this helps to keep your dog regular. Pumpkin is also high in zinc, calcium, magnesium, potassium and beta-carotene which have anti-cancer effects.   

Green beans are a superpower vegetable containing healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and it is rich in Vitamin A, C and K. Omega-3 is good for overall healthy skin and fur. Vitamin A will help your dog lose weight by promoting fat burning while fighting disease and Vitamin C is an immune system booster. Green beans are also a good source of calcium, copper, fibre, iron, niacin, magnesium as well as potassium and beta carotene.  

Spinach is high in iron and contains twice as much as most other greens. Spinach helps to fend off inflammatory and cardiovascular issues. It’s also low in calories which makes it a perfect food choice for older and/or overweight dogs.

Rolled oats are a good choice of grain for dogs as they contain more protein per calorie than any other grain. Compare this to rice or pasta which are density-rich in carbohydrates. Oats also have anti-inflammatory and skin soothing properties and a calming effect on the nervous system, making them a good addition to the diet of an anxious dog.