Peak Power Raw Dog Food
- The healthiest commercial dog food available, using truly grass fed/free range meats, from animals raised in humane ways.
- Organic vegetables and fruits, some that we grow on our farm, and organic whole food supplements.
- No growth hormones, antibiotics, pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, sugar, salt, grains, preservatives, stabilizers, antioxidants, artificial colors, artificial flavors, fillers, chemicals, and no GMO (genetically modified organism).
- Produced in our own USDA licensed kitchen on our farm
- We deliver to you, ready to serve. Just defrost. No weighing or combining foods or guessing.
Why we went raw and why you really should do the same
There is no disputing the fact that dogs are just like humans – we cannot function at optimal health eating processed and packaged foods. Research is abundantly clear on this.
Do you think it is reasonable for you to eat vitamin-fortified cereal for every meal? Of course not…we know that we humans need whole, unprocessed fresh foods.
The same goes for our dogs. Giving them processed, dried food full of synthetic ingredients is not healthy for them. Would you want to eat the same exact food for every meal for the rest of your life? Would your dog?
Our dogs deserve better. Research is clear that they need better. We have made it easy for you to give your dogs the absolute best in raw dog food.
The Food Hierarchy
Foods available for our dogs follow this hierarchy, from unhealthy to most healthy:
- Dry dog food
- Dry dog food (kibble) with raw ingredients added;
- Canned dog food;
- Freeze dried dog food (subjected to irradiation or HPP);
- Raw dog food purchased that comes frozen or refrigerated (subjected to irradiation or HPP);
- Freeze dried dog food (not subjected to irradiation HPP);
- Raw dog food purchased that comes frozen or refrigerated (not subjected to irradiation or high-pressure processing (HPP);
Actually, all this food on this list except for #7 is not very healthy. There are just degrees of unhealthy, with dry dog food being the worst.
A Raw Dog Food diet is light years ahead of anything further up the list. But here's the catch: when it is subjected to irradiation or HPP (high pressure processing), it is almost no better than the other processed foods on this list.
Great, you might think. I'll just go to my pet food retailer and get some raw dog food that is not subjected to irradiation or HPP.
That is what we thought…
There are varying levels of quality in raw dog food, even if you purchase a product that is not subject to irradiation or HPP.
All raw dog food that we know of, which includes commercial ones you purchase in retail, order online, or dog food co-ops that you purchase from, still does not use the healthiest ingredients available. We know because we have looked just about everywhere when we were switching our dogs to raw in 2013. And we continue to search far and wide and still do not see the quality we want.
The reason is cost. We humans are used to cheap, processed food, so when we see truly healthy food the way it is supposed to be, it is far more expensive, but we opt for the cheaper stuff anyway.
Pet food providers simply respond to what we consumers want, and cheap food is the order of the day.
But they can label foods with just about anything they want to make it sound healthy, without proving it, so you might think you are getting a quality product, but in fact, you are not.
But Sue and I said “NO” to all of that. So much so that we had to go back to the drawing board and develop our own process for obtaining the healthiest, highest quality ingredients that we can find.
It should not be that hard to get quality food. But it is because our food system, especially dog food, has evolved since World War II in deep ways to make it hard to source anything that is truly healthy.
What makes our Raw Dog Food different
Most dog food should be comprised mainly of meat. We not only purchase direct from ranches that raise the animals, but also we scrutinize how they are raised, because that is an enormous factor in whether the end product is healthy or not.
Feedlot beef, which comprises more than 94% of U.S. produced meat, is unhealthy, which research has proven.
Further, it is inhumane to the animals, and actually increases carbon released in the atmosphere, whereas grass fed, pasture raised animals improve our grasslands ability to pull more carbon out of the atmosphere (and the animals are much happier roaming around).
We source directly from 100% grass fed only ranches that we personally inspect. They follow standards set by the American Grassfed Association for range land management and standards set by the Global Animal Partnership for outstanding animal welfare. As only 6% of U.S. beef is 100% grass fed, not all of it abides by standards set by these organizations, so it is even harder to purchase this kind of beef.
And, you cannot trust that meat labeled as grass fed is truly grass fed. A 2016 law relaxed the standards for labeling grass fed beef, allowing manufacturers to say meat is grass fed when it is not. It may be partially grass fed, but 30-days or more of finishing on grain in feedlots will completely reverse any benefits of grass fed meat. As a result, if you really want to verify that your beef is grass fed, you have to buy from ones that either have the American Grassfed Association designation, or visit them and conduct your own inspection (the designation can be expensive to obtain).
Besides meat, some raw dog food is comprised of vegetables and fruits. We only use organic, some of which we are growing on our own farm.
All of our supplements are organic, and most are whole foods. We produce some of it ourselves, like the yogurt from raw goats' milk producers that we source (not pasteurized).
We do not have growth hormones, antibiotics, pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, sugar, salt, grains, preservatives, stabilizers, antioxidants, artificial colors, artificial flavors, fillers, chemicals, and no GMO (genetically modified organism).
We produce on our farm in our USDA licensed kitchen. We do not outsource to some big manufacturer. We are a small operation and we plan to keep it that way. We typically only produce in lots up to 150 pounds, so we are truly small batch!
Our formula is balanced in the right proportions that mirrors the dog ancestral diet originally developed by Steve Brown, a renowned dog nutrition and dog raw food expert. We further adjust the supplements based on the latest and best research available about raw dog food diets. We even developed a training on it if you prefer to do it yourself.
The result is a raw dog food product is the healthiest we can make. And our raw dog food is exactly the food we feed our dogs.
When you buy from us, you are supporting the ranches, farms and small companies like us that produce with care and concern for livestock, land, environment and our beloved dogs. And, you are shifting your buying dollars away from the rest of the commercial pet food industry that has no such interest in mind.
We deliver it to you, ready to serve!
Our food is packaged, frozen, and delivered on the first Tuesday of every month to you at your home or business, or location of your choosing.
Our food is ready to serve to your dog. No weighing or combining foods or guessing. Just defrost and serve.
We offer several formulas with different meats and vegetables to give your dog variety from one month to the next, which is exactly what we do. You can choose to do what we do or if you prefer, stick to just one formula.
Our service area is metro Denver including Boulder, south to Monument.
Ingredients and sources by batch code
Here's another thing that we have never seen a manufacturer do: post the production log online so you can see for yourself the specifics on your particular batch. We believe in being transparent about our sourcing and production so you are fully informed on what your are purchasing from us.
For more information
To get more information about our Peak Power Raw Dog Food and how to transition your dog to raw, get our Raw Dog Food Transition Guide & Frequently Asked Questions. It is a downloadable guide that covers the following:
- What is in Peak Power Raw Dog Food?
- How is Peak Power Raw Dog Food made?
- How do I switch my dog to raw?
- Is there a difference between adult and puppy formulas?
- What quantities of raw do I feed?
- Do I have to feed all raw dog food, or can I feed raw and dry?
- Does raw dog food have pathogens in it?
- Are there some dogs that should not be fed raw?
- What does this statement on your package mean: For supplemental or intermittent use only?
- Is The Light of Dog registered with the USDA?
- What does Peak Power Raw Dog Food cost?
- Per Meal Price
- Per Pound Price
- How does the monthly delivery work and where do you deliver?
- Can I try a free sample to see if my dog will like it? Yes, and here is how.
- How do I order Peak Power Raw Dog Food?
Please add the guide to cart and checkout and it will be included in your email purchase receipt.
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We only purchase the healthiest beef. See this guide for more about how beef is graded and what is healthy and what is not.
We only purchase the healthiest chicken. See this guide for more about how chicken is graded and what is healthy and what is not.
Vegetables harvested from our farm for use in our dog food