Idahound’s raw dog foods are species-appropriate meals for your dog. Our complete and balanced recipes, as well as our bones and supplements, begin with grass-fed live animals that we source 100% in Idaho, slaughter mostly on-site and process entirely into dog food. Unlike other brands that source excess trim and organ from distant locations, Idahound’s foods contain only the finest local grass-fed meat and organs available, all from animals that we butchered, processed, and packaged in-house.
In addition to the muscle, fat and organ, we add organic carrots and squash from regional producers, which we’ve lightly baked for improved digestibility, organic apples from the Northwest and a smattering of organic powdered eggshells and Idaho alfalfa to balance the the sheep and beef recipes. We consider whole foods to be superior additions to round out our recipes than supplements. Far from fillers, each diet's portion of organic produce adds important macro and micronutrients, including essential vitamins, minerals and fiber.
You may have noticed that we like using the whole animal: meat, fat, organs, etc. Raising livestock requires a lot of energy, feed and water. As a result, every pound on an animal has value and, when possible, nothing should be wasted. To encourage the practice of holistic processing, any cart filled with frozen foods will automatically see the price of treats drop 10% (must be logged in). Achieve a balance and save.
If you’re unfamiliar with the benefits of raw feeding for dogs, we have lots to talk about. More than likely, though, you’re already a committed raw feeder, scouring the internet for research, options, and new proteins (rotation is important!). If that’s you, we hope that you like what you find here: a love of dogs, and foods made accordingly. Why only beef, sheep, and rabbit? Our proteins are limited because we only buy grass-fed, humanely-raised animals within a hundred miles or so from our ranch. This keeps our carbon footprint a little lower and our foods a lot fresher. Dogs are significant members of our food system. How their food is made and the energy inputs that go into it should not be ignored.