My Perfect Pet (Cooked Frozen)

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Rating: ★★★★★

My Perfect Pet Dog Food earns the Advisor’s top rating of 5 stars.

The My Perfect Pet product line includes eight cooked-frozen dog foods.

However, since we’re unable to locate AAFCO nutritional adequacy statements for these dog foods on the product’s web page, it’s impossible for us to report specific life stage recommendations for these recipes.

The following is a list of recipes available at the time of this review.

  • My Perfect Pet Ultra Low Glycemic Beef
  • My Perfect Pet Buckaroo Blend (4 stars)
  • My Perfect Pet Boomer’s Blend (4 stars)
  • My Perfect Pet Grain Free Knight’s Blend
  • My Perfect Pet Grain Free Hunter’s Blend
  • My Perfect Pet Ultra Low Glycemic Chicken
  • My Perfect Pet Grain Free Roxy’s Blend (3.5 stars)
  • My Perfect Pet Reduced Minerals Snuggles Blend1 (3.5 stars)

My Perfect Pet Grain Free Hunter’s Blend was selected to represent the other products in the line for this review.

My Perfect Pet Grain Free Hunter's Blend

Frozen Dog Food

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

Protein = 47% | Fat = 13% | Carbs = 32%

Ingredients: Turkey thigh, whole potato, boneless skinless chicken thigh, whole yam, boneless skinless salmon, spinach, tricalcium phosphate, chicken liver, fish oil, salt, dried kelp, zinc gluconate, vitamin E supplement, vitamin D supplement, ferrous sulfate, copper amino acid chelate

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 4.7%

Red items when present indicate controversial ingredients

Estimated Nutrient Content
MethodProteinFatCarbs
Guaranteed Analysis14%4%NA
Dry Matter Basis47%13%32%
Calorie Weighted Basis42%29%29%

The first ingredient is turkey thigh. Turkey is considered “the clean combination of flesh and skin… derived from the parts or whole carcasses of turkey”.2

Turkey is naturally rich in the ten essential amino acids required by a dog to sustain life.

The second ingredient is potato. Potatoes can be considered a gluten-free source of digestible carbohydrates. Yet with the exception of perhaps their caloric content, potatoes are of only modest nutritional value to a dog.

The third ingredient is chicken thigh, another quality raw item.

The fourth ingredient is yams. In much of North America, the word yam can be used interchangeably with the term sweet potatoes.

So, assuming this item is indeed sweet potatoes, it can be considered a good source of complex carbohydrates. In addition, yams are naturally rich in fiber, beta carotene and other healthy nutrients.

The fifth ingredient is salmon. Salmon is an oily marine and freshwater fish not only high in protein but also omega 3 fatty acids, essential oils needed by every dog to sustain life.

The sixth ingredient is spinach. Due to its exceptional vitamin and mineral content, spinach exhibits a remarkably high nutrient Completeness Score3 of 91.

The seventh ingredient is tricalcium phosphate, a beneficial source of calcium and phosphorous. In addition, this additive is used in canned foods as an emulsifier — an agent designed to disperse a food’s fats more evenly in water.

From here, the list goes on to include a number of other items.

But to be realistic, ingredients located this far down the list (other than nutritional supplements) are not likely to affect the overall rating of this product.

With three notable exceptions

First, we note the inclusion of fish oil. Fish oil is naturally rich in the prized EPA and DHA type of omega-3 fatty acids. These two high quality fats boast the highest bio-availability to dogs and humans.

Depending on its level of freshness and purity, fish oil should be considered a commendable addition.

Next, with the sole exception of copper, the minerals listed here do not appear to be chelated. And that can make them difficult to absorb. Non-chelated minerals are usually associated with lower quality dog foods.

And lastly, we’re pleased to find a detailed list of included nutrients on the company’s website.4

My Perfect Pet Dog Food
The Bottom Line

Judging by its ingredients alone, My Perfect Pet Dog Food looks like an above-average product.

But ingredient quality by itself cannot tell the whole story. We still need to estimate the product’s meat content before determining a final rating.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 47%, a fat level of 13% and estimated carbohydrates of about 32%.

As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 45% and a mean fat level of 18%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 29% for the overall product line.

And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 39%.

Above-average protein. Below-average fat. And near-average carbs when compared to a typical wet dog food.

Free of any plant-based protein boosters, this looks like the profile of a wet dog food containing a notable amount of meat.

Although we rarely comment on any features besides those detailed on the label, we feel compelled to mention that all ingredients used to make these products are USDA/FDA certified restaurant grade and fully cooked to FDA standards.

Bottom line?

My Perfect Pet is a meat-based cooked-frozen dog food using a notable amount of beef, lamb or poultry as its main sources of animal protein, thus earning the brand 5 stars.

Enthusiastically recommended.

Please note certain recipes are sometimes given a higher or lower rating based upon our estimate of their total meat content and (when appropriate) their fat-to-protein ratios.

A Final Word

The descriptions and analyses expressed in this and every article on this website represent the views and opinions of the author.

We rely almost entirely on the integrity of the information posted by each company on its website. As such, the accuracy of every report is directly dependent upon the quality of that data.

Although it's our goal to ensure all the information on this website is correct, we cannot guarantee its completeness or its accuracy; nor can we commit to ensuring all the material is kept up-to-date on a daily basis.

Each review is offered in good faith and has been designed to help you make a more informed decision when buying dog food.

However, due to the biological uniqueness of every animal, none of our ratings are intended to suggest feeding a particular product will result in a specific dietary response or health benefit for your pet.

For a better understanding of how we analyze each product, please read our article, "The Problem with Dog Food Reviews".

Remember, no dog food can possibly be appropriate for every life stage, lifestyle or health condition. So, choose wisely. And when in doubt, consult a qualified veterinary professional for help.

In closing, we do not accept money, gifts or samples from pet food companies in exchange for special consideration in the preparation of our reviews or ratings.

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Notes and Updates

07/04/2014 Last Update

  1. Claimed to promote urinary tract health
  2. Adapted by the Dog Food Advisor and based upon the official definition for chicken published by the Association of American Feed Control Officials, Official Publication, 2008 Edition
  3. Completeness Score is a measure of a food’s relative nutrient content and is computed by NutritionData.com from the USDA’s National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference
  4. My Perfect Pet website
  • http://www.hollyhockbichons.com Debra Gibb

    You are NOT talking about My Perfect Pet food here. Their food is already lightly cooked, frozen, and all you do is thaw and serve. No other preparation is needed. It is fully balanced and complete. I have been feeding it to my pack for nearly 4 years. It is super easy and convenient and I love how easy it is to do portion control with these little meat loaf bars.

  • http://petmedstoday.com Adam Brooks

    All looks good.

  • Femfan

    Love this food! My 3 French Bulldogs used to vomit often and did not digest dry food well. I have been feeding My Perfect Pet Food exclusively for over a year, and they have no digestive issues at all. Great food!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Goodrich/100003616095215 James Goodrich

    I like this food but not as a primary dog food. I just use it as a substitute for wet dog food in the can. I mix the turkey and salmon one with Orijen 6 fish. My Boston/Chihuahua loves it and eats it all up with no problems with her stool. I’m noticing more energy at the dog park and even more shine in the coat. I feed my dog 1/4 cup of kibble in the day time and a 1/4 cup of kibble with a 1/4 cup of My Perfect Pet at night. I mix it all together. My pup weighs only 14 lbs and its a beautiful 14 lbs. She is fast and in perfect shape.

  • Renee Shoaf
  • Lindawright

    This happened to us too! Several times actually. I kept thinking that they just got into something, but the vet assured me that he’d seen this a few times with this food. The dogs lost so much weight and my house and the yard looked like a diarreha war zone. I can’t stress getting off this food ASAP before your dogs end up like my Charlie. He’s going downhill fast and with him only being 6, I thought I’d have years before I’d have to face this. I’m absolutely devastated.

  • Marie

    this says that in list of ingredients it’s sweet potatoes? I visited the plant and they have mountains of regular potatoes on the ground…. pretty certain too if you look at the food, they use regular potatoes not sweet potatoes. i’ve tasted it… tastes like a potato hash brown.

    i avoid feeding potatoes. too high in yeast and sgar. will never feed this food. they claim to be only pet food company that allows tours which isn’t tru.e there’s another cooked food company i’d much rather promote and feed. i wasn’t too impresse.d

  • Lindawrightone10

    This food made my dogs so sick! I spent close to $4000 this past week saving my 2 dogs. Turns out one of them has stomach cancer and he’s only a 6 year old lab and it cost me an arm and a leg to feed this food to him for the last year and a half, only to find out that the vet said the high level of potatoes resulted in high levels of toxins in my dogs urine. Also, he said the potatoes just fed the cancer and helped it grow. The sugar and starch was the worst thing a dog with cancer should have. I was told by one of the reps last year that this food would be good for my dog, not that it would almost kill him. Both my dogs dropped weight and ended up eating twice the recommended portion. I can’t believe this happened after I trusted those people that I thought looked so nice in person. I should have trusted the gut instinct I had when the male owner got so close, it made me highly uncomfortable. I just want to share my story so no one else has a dog that suffers because of the lies these people tell.

  • hounddogmom12

    Hey Jill,

    Yes, any of the pre-mixes can be used with raw or cooked meat. As far as the preparation it’s pretty easy and I actually recommend doing a few things differently than they tell you too (I’ll tell you why):
    1. Measure out the premix rehydrate with water (2 cups water for every 1 cup premix). Let it soak for 10-15 minutes.
    2. Add raw or cooked meat (2 C. meat for every 1 C. premix – hint 1 C. meat = 1/2 lb.).

    This is all you need to do for the basic recipe (and yes it can be frozen in individual portions if you want to make one big batch).

    They suggest adding liver, omega 3’s, omega 6’s, and eggs when you prepare the recipe. I find it’s easier to add the extras at each meal. Also I do not recommend adding the omega 6 oil as they suggest, meat is already high in omega 6’s so there’s no reason to add more, also this makes the recipe way too high in fat. Just take your portion (which contains meat and premix) add 1 tsp. fish body oil (salmon, sardine, anchovy, etc.) per 20 lbs. of body weight and add an egg either once a day or once every other day. I have large dogs so I give a whole raw egg (shell and all) every morning, but if you have a smaller dog you could do it every other day (also you can lightly scramble the egg and omit the shell if you aren’t comfortable feeding it raw). As far as the liver, you can add it to the meat/premix recipe in the amounts suggested when you mix up a batch so your dog is eating a small amount each day or (what I do) feed 2 meals per week of liver or other organ meat (which you can cook) – the organ meat is necessary because it supplies vitamin a and vitamin d. If you do not feed organ meat you will have to substitute cod liver oil for the fish body oil.

    And yes, it’s okay with no raw bones. The calcium to phosphorus ratio is balanced (0.8% ca to 0.5% p) – this meets the aafco’s requirement for adequate levels of calcium and phosphorus. I mention it being low in calcium because I’m getting a large breed puppy and calcium levels above 1.3% while they are growing can contribute to hip dysplasia in large breeds. I feed my adult dogs primal mixes and homemade raw, the Primal mixes average about 2% calcium (way too high for a large breed puppy) and I have no way of knowing the exact calcium level in homemade so for the first year I plan on feeding Urban Wolf to make sure the pup isn’t getting too much calcium.

  • Jill

    Would urban wolf still be OK to use with cooked meat and no raw bones? As soon as you said lower calcium i wasnt sure. Its looking like thhe better choice, although I read someone saying it was really difficult to prepare. What are your thoughts on that? Would it be possible to make a lot and freeze it in bars, etc? Thank you, hounddogmom!

  • hounddogmom12

    Hi Jill,

    I’ve used Urban Wolf before and I liked it. I’m actually getting a new puppy in August I plan on using it for due to it’s low calcium content (some of the meat/bone grinds I’m using now are too high in calcium for a pup). And to get the testimonials you click on the pictures of the dogs and their story will come up (I just figured that out a few weeks ago). I agree their website isn’t the snazziest, but it’s a good product – it’s also retailed by doggiefood.com and petexpertise.com. I would actually recommend ordering from these sites because if you order direct from Urban Wolf shipping charges are a little high, also you can read reviews on these outside retailers from others that have used it. The ingredients list is right on their homepage: Air or Freeze Dried – Carrot,
    Barley Greens, Alfalfa Greens, Sweet & White Potato, Celery,
    Spinach, Watercress, Broccoli, Cranberry, Apple, Lycopene
    (from Tomato Skins), Blueberry, Calcium Carbonate, Ground
    Flax, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (Nutritional Yeast), Pecans
    & Almonds, Kelp, Carob, Parsley, Ginger Root, Marjoram,
    Basil.

    Another option could be the Honest Kitchen’s Preference, it does have some added vitamins and minerals but they are chelated and most of the nutrients are derived from whole foods.

  • Jill

    Thank you for responding, hounddogmom!  I went to the Urban wolf site and I’m a little confused.  Have you used this product?  The website is a little sketchy… It has a section marked “testimonials” but it won’t allow you to click it, and I can’t find an actual ingredient list anywhere.  I’ve been down the Sojo’s road before and my dogs don’t like it.  Also, I’m not comfortable feeding my dogs raw meat and/or bones.  But thank you for info about Furoshnikov’s being synthetic. I will keep looking!

  • hounddogmom12

    Hi Jill,

    I’ve heard of Furoshnikov’s Formulas and visited their website in the past. I don’t like it because it’s all synthetic ingredients. If you’re feeding a properly balanced raw meal there is no need for synthetic vitamins and minerals, they are less bio-available to the animal then vitamins and minerals derived from whole foods and are taxing on the body. If you’re looking for a good pre-mix I would recommend Urban Wolf (no synthetic vitamins and minerals other than added calcium) or Sojo’s grain-free (calcium and vitamin d only). Another great choice would be to avoid pre-mixes and vitamin-mineral supplements completely. There is a book called “Unlocking the Canine Ancestral Diet” written by Steve Brown with recipes that utilize whole foods ingredients only and conform to AAFCO standards for complete and balanced nutrition. If you learn how to make a complete meal utilizing muscle meat, organ meat, bones, essential fatty acids, and whole foods supplements like kelp, spirulina, and alfalfa you won’t need a pre-mix or vitamin supplement. I feed my dogs a homemade raw diet with a wide variety of whole foods (nothing synthetic) and they are very healthy. Hope that helps!

  • Jill

    Has anyone heard of or tried Furoshnikov’s Formulas supplements?  I currently feed Acana’s wild prairie mixed with My Perfect Pet and it is getting expensive, and I’d like to start home cooking for them again.  My only concern is getting the supplements right. Long story short, I googled “supplements for home cooked food” and this Furoshnikov’s came up. Here are the ingredients, and if anyone knows anything about the company or product, any info would be greatly appreciated!! :)

    Ingredients: calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, dicalcium phosphate, choline bitartrate, sodium chloride, magnesium chloride, d alpha tocopherol acetate (source of Vitamin E activity), ferrous fumarate, zinc sulfate, Vitamin A palmitate, potassium iodide, copper gluconate, niacin, d-calcium pantothenate, manganese citrate, Vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin, pyridoxine HCL, Vitamin D3 supplement, thiamin HCL, folic acid, sodium selenite. No preservatives, additives, or flavorings!

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  • Joe

    @d36e98129138d803a12f489789282cdb:disqus  MY DOGS HAD THE EXACT SAME THING HAPPEN WHEN I TRIED THIS FOOD TWO WEEKS AGO!!!!! I got a sample from a store, and when i woke up there was DISGUSTING diarrhea ALL OVER MY CARPETS. My vet had advised that i not mix in my raw with this stuff, and that this food supposedly from what the reps say, i can switch cold turkey. My dog continued to diarrhea all day long and had a disgusting stringy mucus…. i just came here to see what others have to say. which blend was yours? mine was the boomer. my dog was already eating honest kitchen and had transitioned to raw and NOT having any issues. this completely threw us off… once we got on track, we tried it again, this time with the hunters bar i had gotten from the store to see if maybe a different protein would be good and it happened again. it’s definitely the food. my vet says to just stick to the raw, with the active dog that i have the 80% meat is much better for him than this. 

  • JH

    LabsR – thank you, I will do that.  I am going through a moody worried/not worried thing where I’m thinking, if I could eat it and be ok, then I shouldn’t feel nervous about feeding it to them… On the other hand, with reactions, etc, I’m feeling somewhat stupid to continue possibly harming them.  Anyway, thanks for the response!

  • LabsRawesome

     Hi JH, I would try giving more of the old food and less of the new, try to transition a little more slowly.  :)

  • JH

    Just fed this to my three dogs yesterday and when we woke up there was vomit and diarrhea all over the bedroom floor. Not to gross anyone out, but the diarrhea was like a solid plug, then what looked like a trail of mucus behind it. I’m trying to decide if this is their way of “cleansing now that they’ve eaten “real” food, or if its a bad thing. The reactions are most likely my fault, since I think I introduced them to it too quickly, but they are always changing food/eating homecooked stuff so i didnt think half old food/half new would be too much too quickly. Any suggestions?

  • Maria13

    agree. not the same customer service anymore. feel very rushed by the new ppl at mpp and there is always so much noise in the backgorund. switched to another food and that company’s owner drives an hour to deliver the food because they don’t want to ship it and risk it getting thawed. free of charge.

  • DAWN

    TOM IS THAT YOU? LOL MUST BE. EXACTLY WHY I SAID WHAT I DID! I SAID NOTHING ABOUT THE FOOD I WAS VERY HAPPY WITH THE FOOD THE WOMAN OWNER AND MOST OF ALL NICOLE. THE PROBLEM LIES WITH THE PERSON WHO WROTE THE POST. THATS ALL.

  • Billy

     Good inputs

  • Dawnwillsurvive12

     Say what you want, I know the owners and they sacrifice their lives for the company and helping dogs. They are trying to run and grow a company while the government  does everything in their power to make it difficult for small business in this country. Sounds like you were treated very well and something changed that you didn’t like. Now all you can do is bash the company for making a great product and helping thousands of dogs! Gotta mirror?

  • DAWN

    UPDATE: TAKE BACK THEY CARE ABOUT YOUR PETS..IV’E BEEN BUYING FROM THEM FOR A YEAR WITH A WONDERFUL WOMAN NICOLE THAT WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND TO HELP ME OUT DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES…SHE NOW JUST LEFT THE COMPANY AND NOW SOMEONE ELSE TOOK OVER..AND MONEY..IS ALL THEY CARE ABOUT NOW BECAUSE OF THAT MY GIRLS CAN NO LONGER HAVE IT…WHAT A SHAME! WISH I KNEW WHERE NICOLE WENT…SHE CARED SO MUCH ABOUT DOGS AND THEM GETTING THE FOOD NO MATTER WHAT WAS ALL SHE CARED ABOUT!  VERY SAD AND UPSET….

  • DAWN

    YES…THEY DO TAKE A LITTLE BIT TO GET BACK TO YOU…BUT..THEY DEF WILL. THEY TRULY CARE VERY MUCH ABOUT THEIR PRODUCTS AND…YOUR PETS. THEY WILL DO ANYTHING…TO HELP! I’VE BEEN FEEDING THIS CLOSE TO A YEAR, MY BEAGLE GIRLS LOVE IT. I DO ADD SOME GREAT LIFE CAN WITH IT AT TIMES (ON THE DAYS THEY AREN’T GETTING THEIR RAW) BECAUSE I HAVE FOUND WHEN JUST HAVING ALONE THEY SHED…IM VERY PICKY ABOUT THEM SHEDDING. NORMALLY WITH ANY..OTHER FOOD IF SHEDDING I WILL NOT FEED ANYMORE. BUT, WE LOVE THIS FOOD AND TRUST THEM (I’VE GOTTEN TO KNOW THEM WELL) I JUST ADD SOME LIQUID FLAXSEED WITH IT AND ALL IS GOOD. THEY EVEN PUT IN LITTLE GIFTS FOR YOU. SOMETIMES A BAG OF TREATS..OTHER TIME BANDANA’S AND THIS REAL NEET COOLER– A VERY WELL MADE COOLER BAG! AND…SOMETIMES..YOU GET ALL 3 GIFTS  :o) AS I HAVE!
    I CAN NOT SAY OR WILL NOT SAY YOUR DOG DIDN’T GET SICK FROM MAYBE EATING IT…BUT I FEEL ITS BECAUSE YOUR PETS BELLY WAS SENSITIVE TO SOMETHING IN IT. I HAVE NO DOUBT AT ALL THAT THE FOOD WAS…BAD. MAYBE..YOUR BABY JUST COULDN’T HAVE IT? DID YOU INTRODUCE SLOWLY? ITS COMPLETELY DIFF THEN CANNED OR DRY FOOD….DID YOU TRY ANOTHER NAME? LIKE BOOMERS? ROXY’S ETC?
    MY GIRL COULD’NT HAVE THE LAMB AND SHE ALWAYS EATS LAMB…I THOUGHT IT WAS THE SWEET POTATOS BECAUSE THEY USUALLY DO…BOTHER HER. BUT SHE EATS THE BOOMERS AND HAS SP IN IT AND HAS NO PROBLEMS… I HOPE YOUR FUR BABY IS MUCH BETTER NOW!
    BUT I 100% RECOMMEND THIS FOOD. AS A MATTER OF FACT I JUST GOT ON HERE TO GO PLACE AN ORDER  :o)

  • My Perfect Pet

    Please contact us directly with any questions or concerns about any of our products.  We welcome all customer inquiries, and pride ourselves on being very responsive.  We are not aware of any issues with any of our products.  And always very sorry to hear about health issues with anyone’s baby, whether related to diet or not.  Our contact info is listed on our website.

  • guest

    i would try them again by phone no# on their website. I am only just testing small bits of the food out so far so good with my dog, but the people in my area have had good things to say about it that buy it themselves. It could be possible your boy had an intolerance to one of the ingredients. What are you feeding now? Even so, they should be made aware and acknowledge your experience just in case a batch was off. very disheartening to hear you had a bad reaction and no contact from them and glad your dog is doing better… i hope you do try again to reach them. I am watching my dog for any reactions as well and proceeding cautiously given your experience.

  • JDJ

    I was feeding the turkey one and sometimes the lamb.  i did cotact them and they enver responded. very sad.

  • guest

    what flavor was it? you should definitely contact the company as well….

  • J.D.J

    . i fed this food for my older dog because he’s my baby and decided it was worth the investment. (we have big dogs so feeding this is like a car payment) a couple months ago, eh got really sick and we almost lost him. we kept taking him to the vet, and he was vomitting and ahving major diarhea and we’d cook him chicken and rice until we get over the hump. he would seemingly get better, and then we’d start hi m back on the food and he would go through the same thing. finally the vet recommended we change his diet to see if its the food and he’s not had a problem since. 

    Really hate to think it was the food but i tried to fed the rest of the bars to my other dog and he wouldn’t eat it. which what lab says no to food? i think he knew.

  • Dawn Leder

    I WILL HAVE MY FIRST ORDER HERE BY WEDS OCT 5TH!! I CAN NOT WAIT! WE WORKED IT ALL OUT..NOW HAVE TO HOPE MY GIRLS HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH IT (ALLERGIES) AND HOPE THEY LIKE. WHICH I REALLY CAN’T IMAGINE WHY THEY WOULDN’T.
    I DO WISH I LIVED CLOSE THOUGH THAT SHIPPING RUINS IT FOR ME TO BE ABLE TO FEED THIS TO THEM…BOTH..FOR EVERY MEAL! I KEEP HOPING SHE’LL GET A DISTRIBUTOR OR SOMETHING IN THE LONG ISLAND NY AREA :o)

  • Nicole S.

    This is what the website says:

    Pricing for direct delivery:
    (each case contains 48 food bars / 24 lbs of food)
    Minimum shipping quantity = 1 case (6 bags of 8 bars each)
    Minimum quantity for home delivery= 3 cases
    (Home Delivery = Delivery within San Diego)

    Minimum quantity for personal blend = 3 cases

    I just added the personal blend on there. If you would like a single case shipped, they would be happy to help you out with that. If you would like to email your order in. Please provide your address, phone number, and the quantity that you would like shipped. That will help customer service to provide you with the exact shipping cost. Check out the website: http://www.myperfectpet.net and click on the purchase page for more information.

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  • Dawn Leder

    thanks mike… i use pet flow a lot.. i didnt see the other link you mentioned? ill have to go check…

  • http://DogFoodAdvisor.com Mike Sagman

    Hi Dawn… PetFlow is the only online retailer I link to directly from my website (see my Disclaimer and Disclosure in the footer of every page). And just like with any local pet supply store, no online retailer sells every dog food available on the market.

    The other link I’ve created takes you to my new Directory of local pet food retailers. That directory was just launched just a few weeks ago and is gradually filling up with great stores. It may take a year or longer for it to be full enough to be considered a diverse directory. Hope this helps.

  • Dawn Leder

    MIKE
    IM WONDERING…WHY NO MATTER WHAT FOOD I LOOK AT OF WHERE TO ORDER IT ALWAYS ALWAYS COMES UP PETFLOW?? LOL THEY DO NOT SELL THIS FOOD..THEY DONT SELL ANY RAW OR FROZEN FOOD OF ANY KIND… I WISH THEY DID…BT IM JUST WONDERING WHY THATS THE ONLY STORE THAT COMES UP?
    HAVE A GREAT NIGHT!

  • Dawn Leder

    YES YOU DO HAVE TO BUY 3 CASES…I;VE ALREADY SPOKEN WITH HER…IF YOU LIVE IN THE AREA YES YOUR RIGHT BUT WHEN SHIPPED TO NY…YOU DEF HAVE TO BUY 3 CASES THEN PAY 50$ SHIPPING :o*( TRUST ME I TRIED EVERYTHING IN THE WORLD TO BE ABLE TO HAVE THIS FOOD…IT WOULD HAVE HELPED ME TREMENDOUSLY IN MY SITUATION…BUT WITH BARELY ANY INCOME…I JUST COULDNT DO…

  • Nicole S.

    You only have to buy 3 cases of the product if you are buying a personal blend. If you are interested in one of the regular blends, like Boomer, Hunter, Roxy, Snuggles, or Buckaroo then they can ship you 1 container with 5-7 bags in it. There are different options, to fit each customer’s personal needs.

  • DAWN LEDER

    ROSE ….I WOULD HAVE LOVED TO GIVE TO MY GIRLS…BUT SHIPPING IS $30 AND YOU “HAVE” TO BUY AT LEAST 3 CASES AT A TIME…NOOO WAY…WITH ME AND HUBBY BOTH JOBLESS …EVEN IF NOT…. ITS SOOO EXPENSIVE..UNLESS YOU LIVE IN THE AREA THEN YOU DONT HAVE SHIPPING COSTS OR ..HAVE…TO BUY 3 CASES! BUT GLAD YOU GET TO USE IT!! :o)

  • DAWN LEDER

    SANDI I DEF TAKE PROBIOTICS WITH THIS DANG IBS I NEED TOO…IVE TRIED THEM ALL TO THE ULTIMATE TO THE CHEAPEST AND ALL ALWAYS MADE ME FEEL WORSE? I REALLY LIKE WYSONGS BUT…YOU HAVE TO OPEN TH CAPSULE AND POUR INTO OZ OF WATER BLAHCK!!! LOL WELL I JUST SPRINKLED ON THE FOOD BUT WAS A PAIN…ALIGN MADE ME FEEL THE ULTIMATE WORSE..I FINALLY FOUND ONE THAT HAS BEEN A LIFE SAVER CALLED
    SUSTENEX…I GET IT FROM..WHERE I BUY EVERYTHING I OWN AND ALL DOG FOOD I COULD GO ON FOREVER..I BUY…EVERYTHING..FROM AMAZON.COM THE HAVE THE WORLD GREATEST CUSTOMER SERVICE..EVERYTHING GETS TO ME IN 2 DAYS SOMETIMES OVER NIGHT..AND FREE RETURN SHIPPING…UPS COMES AND PICKS UP WHATEVER YOUR RETURNING AND THEY HAVE THE…BEST..PRICES..I ALSO LIKE TO READ ALL THE REVIEWS OF PRODUCTS…ANIMAL ESSENTIAL BESIDE PROZYME GOT THE MOST REVIEWS (FOR ANIMALS) BUT GLAD U USSE AND YOUR FUR BABY :o) (WHY THE BELLY PROBLEMS THEN IF ON THIS?)

  • Rose

    Got a sample bar for my little Chihuahua from the store recommended by a neighbor. My dog is so picky and she scarfed this down. I’m weaning her off the kibble after I explored and learned more about pet nutrition and my doggie is just so happy! I can’t wait for cat food since I do rescue and foster mom cats and kittens most of the time but anyways, my little nervous Chihuahua doesn’t like much and she goes crazy for this food. Now that we found something she LOVES and gets her excited, we use the treats to entice her. My trainer and I are so excited! Thank you MPP!

  • http://www.whosyourvet.com Sandi

    Dawn – I use NaturVet Enzymes & Probiotics.

    I’ve been taking probiotics since the ’70’s & highly recommend probiotics for humans as well.

  • DAWN LEDER

    OH NO YOUR RIGHT LOL….ANOTHER SENIOR MOMENT HA!
    DO YOU USE PROBIOTICS? ITS THE ONLY THING TO HELP SOPHIE GIRLS BELLY AND DIA…IVE TRIED MANY BUT THE ONE RATED THE HIGHEST AND HELPS THE MOST FOR BOTH GIRLS IS FROM AMAZON.COM CALLED
    ANIMAL ESSENTIAL PROBIOTICS/ENZYMES! IT WORKED WONDERS! THEN YOU CAN THROW OUT THE CORK HEEHEE!!

  • http://www.whosyourvet.com Sandi

    Hi lowercase Dawn hahaha – I did answer your question on Sandi July 31, 2011 at 4:50 pm.

    I’m not into social media networking, but if you click on my name, it will take you to my website. Go to the Contact Us page to send me a message.

  • Gordon

    Hi Dawn – I’m glad you like it. Mother Nature’s infinite wisdom at work! But also, just to clarify in case many a reader may incorrectly assume that that means that dogs’ whole mouths are bacteria free. That’s not the case, just like it is not the case with us humans. Mike would know this more than any of us. If a dog’s teeth for example aren’t cleaned by way of raw meaty bones or brushing, bacteria will still harbour between any crevices for a lack of a better description. Or say, a dog raided the garbage, then its whole mouth will still most likely become bacteria ridden. However, same breaks down faster and easier than it does for us humans (who don’t raid the garbage to begin with…..unless such are amongst the poor homeless populations that every country has, and obviously use their hands instead of their mouths).

    Still, we don’t have the same salivary bactericidal properties that dogs do. But then we don’t lick our babies all over with our mouths, lol.

  • DAWN LEDER

    Sandi–is there anyway i can get your email? or is that not allowed? :O/ we have so much in common would love to chat by emailing..or do you have a Facebook acct? or maybe you dont want me contacting you lol that ok too!! :O)

  • DAWN LEDER

    Thank you Mike & Sandy! You have nooo idea…what your words mean!
    & Jordan…JUST for you…..do you notice anything? lol!
    oh sandi you didnt mention what you feed your critters?

  • DAWN

    Gordon I love that article and others like it. I have been know. To never go sleep at all because I can’t stop. I just love r.eading everything on raw.. :•)

  • DVC

    are ying and T.A real people? sounds like an ad. she says he has been giving for 2 weeks and its amazing. then says “i have had no doctor bills since we started this”. really,no DR bills in 2 weeks??

  • Michelle

    TAL- I have to agree with Gordon. No one was malicious toward Lyn. We may have been guilty of poking harmless fun at her. Obviously, no one in their right mind would feed their dog raw food from their bed/pillow. Raw meaty bones should be fed outside.

  • Gordon

    Oh, about my quote in the last paragraph of my last post which I didn’t finish and accidentally hit submit….Are you aware of the Davis University 1990 study re canine saliva? It’s a pretty interesting read and makes sense too. Because Mother Nature has given bitches and sires a protective barrier applicator to their pups in the form of their tongues and saliva.

  • Gordon

    TAL – I don’t think anyone was malicious? Lynn stated, “when my dog takes a raw treat upstairs to my pillow, i don’t feel comfortable resting my head on that pillow at night. do you?”

    So Lynn doesn’t feed raw because she/he is against it, no? Anyway, no one can be blamed for assuming he or she fed her dog an RMB for it to enjoy it on her/his pillow, going by that quoted statement. So TAL, you’re obviously privy to more info than other readers such as you know Lynn?

    And if Lynn didn’t mean that he/she feeds her dog raw treats on his/her pillow, then thanks for the clarification. :)

    My Perfect Pet looks like a great alternative to actual raw. Personally, I prefer a greater protein to carb ratio, but this still looks good. :)

    Bacteria can multiply extremely quickly and thrive in your dog’s mouth- it’s dark and warm. Then your dog kisses you and you’ve essentially put yourself at risk.

  • TAL

    I can’t believe some of these comments above and don’t quite understand the malicious motive. Firstly, I believe the lady that talked about raw bones on the pillow did not say she was feeding her dog in her bed. It says her dogs will carry the bones upstairs and bury in her pillow. I think this is a legitimate concern. Most dog lovers I know, sleep with their dogs at night and mine certainly enjoy burying their bones. Isn’t this something their wolf ancestors did as well??? Even if I gave raw bones to my dogs outside and locked them out there, mine would still bury it in the dirt. We’ve had a rat problem because of this many years ago because my dog was burying his bones and treats in the yard.

    I love this food. It’s so easy and convenient and I don’t compromise on the quality of the food nor the health perks. One of my dogs has really bad arthritis and since being on this food, I swear, we’ve elongated her lifespan by 5 years. She isn’t limping and skipping around as much, she’s much leaner, her coat is SO shiny and no longer brittle and dry… she also has much nicer smelling breath and overall is just happier. For awhile she was snippy towards the pool guy, gardeners and housekeepers but I think she is so much happier and healthier, she looks and feels good, so she is more well-behaved!!!

    My other dogs are all doing so well. I have dogs ranging from 8 months to 14 years and they ALL have exhibited such positive benefits that even my vet was surprised!

    There is no reason why the dogs CAN’T eat this. The quality of the meat that goes into our dogs food is as good as it gets. I bet some of the raw food companies don’t get food as great in terms of quality. Moreover, while cooking may destroy the nutrients in some meats, this company ensures that it’s 100% balanced in terms of meeting the nutritional needs. Since it’s a small business, they probably CARE a whole lot more and pay attention to details than a large corporation. That’s just a fact of capitalism.

  • http://www.whosyourvet.com Sandi

    Hey Dawn – I use to laugh at my grandfather for falling asleep when he was watching t.v. I now fall asleep without a warning. The only difference between myself and my grandfather is that I’m not at the drooling stage yet. LOL

    You just brought tears to my eyes with your post.

    I have two Whippets and have recently switched to Earthborn from Wellness. Kevin is doing ok, Bernie is having a problem. I’m thinking of getting a wine cork for him. I’m reducing the amount of kibble to 1/2 cup vs. 3/4 cup. I tried the pumpkin but it didn’t work. I gave him slippery elm yesterday & today. The protein & fat is a little higher than Wellness.

    Dawn – after the darkness comes light! Big hugs!!!

  • http://DogFoodAdvisor.com Mike Sagman

    We’ve been missing you, Dawn. Obviously, you’re not the only one having senior moments. Welcome back.

  • DAWN LEDER

    MIKE….THATS WHAT HURT THE MOST…IVE BEEN TALKING TO YOU FOR 3 YRS MANY MANY TIMES WE SPOKE OVER MANY DIFF THINGS..I ALWAYS LEFT POSITIVE FEEDBACK ALWAYS PRAISED YOUR WORK AND WHEN I READ THAT YOU COULD THINK…ME…DAWN ….FROM WAY BACK WHEN….WOULD BE DOING SUCH A HORRIBLE HORRIBLE THING :o*( IT JUST BROKE MY HEART….. I WAS LITERALLY BALLING MY EYES OUT,,,I COULDNT BELIEVE THAT YOU WOULD THINK I WOULD/COULD DO SUCH A THING TO YOU AND OTHERS HERE :o*(…THANKS FOR UNDERSTANDING AND LETTING ME BACK (I WAS STILL SNEAKING AROUND HERE EVERYDAY READING READING…I LOOOVE THIS SITE :o)
    OH…YES RICHARD YOUR RIGHT LOL IT SEEMED SO MUCH LONGER AGO!…IM PRAYING MY GIRLS CAN TOLERATE YOUR FOOD :o)

  • DAWN LEDER

    LOL SANDY…I HAVE MANY…SENIOR MOMENTS…I USE TO LAUGH AT MY MOM WHEN SHE SAID THAT..THOUGHT IT WAS AN EXCUSE..BUT NOW… IM…. A SENIOR…WELL MOM..IM SORRY HA! THANKS SANDI FOR WELCOMING ME BACK..AND YES I ALSO HAVE MANY DIFF SCREEN NAMES (DANG AOL LOL THEY LET YOU HAVE 7 I HAVE ONE FOR EACH DOGGIE LOL ONE DEDICATED TO MY DAUGHTER MY HUBBY HAS ONE AND I HAVE 2…BUT THAT OTHER PERSON..WAS MY GRANDDAUGHTER…(SHES 19) SHE WAS SO UPSET SEEING ME SO UPSET SHE GOT ON MY PC AS A GUEST WITH HER EMAIL SHE USES…I EXPLAINED THAT TO MIKE…I NEVER WANT TO DISCUSS THAT DAY AGAIN :o*( IM NEVER PUTTING MY 2 CENTS IN AGAIN! LOL BUT NOT LOL….SANDI WHAT ARE YOU FEEDING YOUR “CRITTERS?” AND WHAT KIND OF CRITTER DO YOU HAVE? I HAVE 2 BEAGLES… SOPHIE (ALMOST 3)& SABRINA(9 MOS)… SENT TO ME ..TO HELP ME DEAL WITH MY GRIEF :o)
    THANKS AGAIN FOR THE WELCOME BACK!

  • http://www.whosyourvet.com Sandi

    Yikes, speaking of senior moments, I meant to say “We all want what’s best for our critters and are all doing the best we can. Big hugs!!!!”

    LOL – I better start proofing before I press the submit button.

  • http://www.whosyourvet.com Sandi

    Thanks for your explanation. I can’t speak for anyone else, but I too have various username’s for the other forums I joined. Half the time I can’t remember what my login info is so I created a chart for my senior moment times. Maybe Dawn had her “senior moment time” and signed in with a different username. In any event, glad she’s back.

  • http://DogFoodAdvisor.com Mike Sagman

    Sandi… As I previously stated, the only reason this and another individual were initially banned was because they appeared to be “working together with deceptive intent (or as a fraudulent individual using multiple identities) from the same computer IP address.” My editorial decision had nothing whatsoever to do with either participant being a “manufacturer or a distributor”.

  • http://www.whosyourvet.com Sandi

    Dawn – I’m so happy Mike changed his mind. I personally don’t have a problem even if you were a mfgr. or distributor being part of his group and didn’t think you should be banned. I too felt terrrible for Sharon being attacked & stepped in with my comments on Flint Ranch. I also don’t have a problem with you typing in caps, I believe you stated that before somewhere.

    “HOWEVER…I COMPLETELY MISUNDERSTOOD THE PRICING WITH THIS FOOD *( AND WITH THE LAY OFF OF HUBBYS JOB OF 28 YRS AND BEING 62 AND NO ONE HIRING 62 YR OLDS AND ME BEING TOTALLY DISABLED IN WHEELCHAIR WE BOTH ARE JOBLESS.” “LIFE IS TO DAM SHORT…..LOSE ONE OF YOUR CHILDREN…YOULL BELIEVE ME ….. NO TIME FOR ANGER!”

    You sound like a wonderful lady going through a hard time, I’m sorry for that. You are right, life is short. There is way too much anger in the world. I feel whatever works best for someone’s situation is what they should feed. We all want what’s pet for our critters and are all doing the best we can. Big hugs!!!!

  • http://brotherscomplete.com Richard Darlington

    Dawn

    Glad to see Mike was kind enough to reconsider your “exile”.

    You just confirmed your order on Thursday afternoon and it went out the following day on Friday July 29. I don’t think they deliver Sat. or Sunday so you should get it early this week.

    I know time stands still when you are expecting something special like Brothers – I understand. I hope your girls love it so you have a standby to your raw.

  • DAWN LEDER

    OH BOY…SO SORRY YA ALL…I JUST READ MY POST AND WHOLLEY MOLEY SO MANY TYPO’S WISH I COULD GO BACK AND EDIT!! :o/ HOPE YOU CAN FIGURE OUT WHAT I WAS MEANING HA!

  • DAWN LEDER

    IVE ALWAYS USED CAPS SINCE DAY ONE OF BUYING MY FIORST PC 17 YRS AGO :o) GORDON IS 100% RIGHT! WHY I LOVE YA GORDON YOU ALWAYS HAVE MY BACK! ITS SILLY TO ME THAT PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT CAPS ARE SHOUTING..IT DOES…NOT…MEAN THAT TO ME…..
    I REFUSED THE PACKAES OF FRR WHEN IT CAME…..I DIDNT KNOW THIS FOOD EXSISTED…HOWEVER…I COMPLETELY MISUNDERSTOOD THE PRICING WITH THIS FOOD :o*( AND WITH THE LAY OFF OF HUBBYS JOB OF 28 YRS ANDBEING 62 AND NOONE HIRING 62 YR OLDS AND ME BEING TOTALLY DISABLED IN WHEELCHAIR WE BOTH ARE JOBLESS. AND AS MUCH AS I WANTED TO BUY THIS AS MUCH AS I REPECT THIS CO TO NO END AND KAREN WAS AWESOME! IM NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO BUY THIS :o*( :o*( I WAS SO EXCITED ABOUT IT AND WAS 100% GOING TO BUY IT I IMPULSIVELY WROTE HERE BEFORE I RECEIVED THE FOOD…BECAUSE I TRULY LOVE THE WHOLE IDEA OF THIS FOOD….BUT FINANCIALLY I CANT HANDLE IT :o*(
    MY GIRLS WERE ALWAYS TOTALLY ON RAW..THEN THEY BOTH LITERALLY STOPPED EATING IT?? NO MATTER WHAT I DID OR GAVE THEY LITERALLY TOOK THEIR NOSES AND PUSHED THE PAPER PLATES AWAY….BUT THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS IVE STARTED GIVING THEM AN UNOPENED PRIMAL LAMB FROZEN RAW….AND….THEYVE BEEN EATING IT AGAIN…EVEN THE PUPPY THAT LOVED THE CHICKEN THEN STARTED JUST HIDING THEM AND FORGETTING ABOUT THEM..ATE ONE UP IN SECONDS FLAT AND ENDED UP HAVING TWO SHE TOTALLY RIPPED SOPHIES (THE ELDEST BEAGLE) RAW NECK OUT OF HER MOUTH AND RAN AND BEFORE I COULD GET HER HAD IT HALFWAY DOWN HER THROAT :o) IM..PRAYING…..THEY WILL STAY EATING IT..THE BAG IS ALMOST GONE WILL BUY MORE HOPING THEY WONT STOP AGAIN LIKE THE LAST TIME :o)
    I 100% BELIEVE IN RAW….BUT I HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO LOOK FOR OTHER THINGS HEN THEY STOPPED EATING IT…CROSS YOUR FINGERS FOR THEM (SOPHIE & SABRINA) THAT THEYLL KEEP EATING IT….
    I DONT KNOW ABOUT YOU BUT READING MINE AND OTHERS WHEN THEY USE CAPS IS SOOOO MUCH EASIER AND ENJOYABLE TO READ! I AM FOREVER THE CAP GIRL! AND I AM…NOT..SHOUTING
    AND YES THANK YOU MIKE FOR LETTING BACK…IT ALL WAS A BIG MISUNDERSTANDING
    AND I WASNT WHAT EVER YOU SAID ABOVE ABOUT ME FRR I WAS DEFENDING THAT POOR WOMAN….NOT…THE FOOD!
    IVE NEEM WITH THIS SITE FOR OVER 3 YRS BEFORE MIKE EVEN STARTED RATING RAW…I..WAS THE ONE TO KEEP BEGGING HIM TO PLEASE RATE SOME…IF MIKE GOES BACK TO HIS VERY EARLY POSTS (IF SOMEWHERE IN CYBER SPACE HE HAS THEM LOL) HE WILL SEE AND REMEMBER THAT I KEPT BEGGING HIM TO RATE THE RAW..NOW SO HAPPY HE HAS MANY RATINGS FOR IT…HOWEVER ABOUT NATURES LOGIC RAW….THERE IS ONLY ONE PLACE THAT STILL SELLS IT EVERYONE STOPPED YOU CANT FIND IT ANYWHERE EXCEPT AT ONLYNATURALPET.COM AND EVEN THERE …THERE HASNT BEEN A REVIEW OF IT SINCE 2009… :o/ I BOUGHT IT WHEN IT FIRST CAME OUT AND IT WAS A VERY VERY WEIRD CONSISTENCY LIKE TOTAL PASTE ICK LOL
    OK AS USUAL I HAVE WRITTEN A NOVEL…AND YEH AND RICKARD…WHERE IS MY BROTHERS KIBBLE??? I ORDERED IT SOO LONG AGO….LOL FINALLY A KIBBLE WITH NO DANG POTATOES! WILL USE WHEN I HAVE FORGOTTEN TO THAW THE RAW OR OUT OF IT…:o)
    TAKE CARE! HAVE A GR-888 WEEKEND…( IREFUSE TO FIGHT) :o) LIFE IS TO DAM SHORT…..LOSE ONE OF YOUR CHILDREN…YOULL BELIEVE ME ….. NO TIME FOR ANGER!

  • ShamelessRawFoodie

    Hey Dawn – I remember a week ago you were banned on this website, but I now see that Mike changed to this: “Because you may have abused your privilege to participate on my website, your future comments will now be moderated prior to posting.”

    It’s good you found a great frozen product here with My Perfect Pet, and you write “LOOOOVE THIS FOOD WILL NEVER EVER FEED ANYTHING ELSE” – – but I’m wondering, after your huge emotional defense of Flint River Ranch kibble that you recently purchased, are you going to throw the FRR in the trash, or will you be returning your bag of FRR?

  • Gordon

    Jonathan – In defence to Dawn, and you’re right about that caps indicate shouting, and has so since the second half of the 90’s re the internet, I think the Leder family are of elder states people and so, caps may be easier for them to read their own typing. Just a thought. But of course maybe they are literally shouting, lol.

  • Gordon

    Oh I hear what you’re saying Richard, and in my statement above, “Nothing wrong with that. However, Lyn, unlike us, the domestic dog has retained 99.82% of the same method of Nature’s intended way that the dog is meant to eat its meat. And that is in a raw state.” That statement still remains as truth….Just that I didn’t specify the mtDNA is the DNA factor that governs this. I have previously specified this, just not this time. But you’re correct, that it’s always better to further specify how. I’m also fully aware that the other main DNA is that of Nuclear same, which governs the size, shape, looks etc. That doesn’t change the fact that the domestic dog still has 99.82% of the same nutritional requirements of the ancestral grey wolf.

    Again, though I hear ya, and do understand the 2 main differences in DNA types. Domestic dogs possess
    4 mtDNA lineages, suggesting four independent
    domestication events. Later studies showed more evidence of a single ancestral source. The main thing is that there’s no doubt that dogs are mtDNA-wise 99.82% of the same as the grey wolf, and therefore their nutritional requirements are 99.82%, the same. I’m happy to be stood further corrected Richard or whether I’m missing another important factor that you feel I should also be aware of. :)

  • Jonathan

    DAWN! THAT’S GREAT YOU FOUND THIS FOOD, BUT FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, AND ALL THAT IS HOLY… STOP SHOUTING! lol

  • http://brotherscomplete.com Richard Darlington

    Gordon

    Just to keep you out of potential trouble down the road with the general statement that dogs are 99.8% identical to the wild Gray Wolf…I would recommend a small qualifier that it is true but only regarding the Mitochondrial DNA (mDNA) which is passed on only by the female and consequently remains very stable over millions of years. The mDNA controls cellular energy transfer and conversion systems and is found within the cell in the Mitochondria.

    Nuclear DNA (nDNA) is found within the nucleus (scientists can be so literal at times) and controls things like body size and shape as well as personality and behavior patterns. The reason I imagine many people think that their cute little Yorkie or whatever does not have the same nutritional needs as it’s near cousin the Gray Wolf (both animals have 78 chromosomes and can interbreed as can their progeny) is probably because they are unaware that there are two kinds of DNA with two separate functions.

    When they hear that the DNA is 99.8% identical and they observe the huge difference in the way their cute little dog looks and acts compared to a gray wolf they assume that if just .2% difference in DNA makes that much of a difference in the looks, size and temperament of their dog then there is probably just as huge a difference in the dietary requirements compared to a wolf.

    Because each parent contributes 50% of the genetic material to the nDNA of the child it is fairly easy to alter size, physical attributes, and personality over a short time period compared to the millions of years required to change the Mitochondrial DNA that is all about energy systems. If the dietary requirements of animals changed as quickly as we can alter their physical characteristics using nDNA then a great many more animals would be vulnerable to extinction.

    Feel free to copy/paste that if you get in a jam but you are 100% correct when referring to Mitochondrial DNA.

  • DAWN LEDER

    OH S.A. $30 FOR ME OVER NITE FROM LONG ISLAND NY
    YOU EVEN GET A PREPAID LABEL TO SEND THE COOLER BACK AND GET REFUNDED FOR IT!!! HOW GREAT IS THAT? OR USE IT AGAIN FOR YOUR NEXT ORDER! AWESOME! AND YOU GET SOOOO MUCH FOOD IN A CASE :o)
    LOOOOVE IT :o)

  • DAWN LEDER

    I JUST HAVE TO SAY….I FOUND THE MOST WONDERFUL DOG FOOD EVER!!!! I CANT BELIEVE I FOUND THIS..NEVER NOTICED IT ON HERE BEFORE!!! THE CUSTOMER SERVICE IS OUTRAGEOUS….KAREN IS THE ULTIMATE SWEETEST PERSON IN THE WORLD…I JUST CANT SAY ENOUGH…..THANKS MIKE FOR REVIEWING THIS AND I JUST HAPPENED TO SEE IT HERE….I WILL NEVER EVER FEED ANYTHING ELSE… HER WEBSITE IS THE TOTAL BEST!! SOO MUCH INFO ON IT! I AM SO PROUD OF A WOMAN WHO TOOK A NEGATIVE…AND TURNED IT INTO A POSITIVE AND BENEFITED SOOO MANY DOGS! THANKS KAREN! THANKS FOR MAKING ALL THE BLENDS FROM THE HEART! AND SOOO NUTRIOUS!
    LOOOOVE THIS FOOD WILL NEVER EVER FEED ANYTHING ELSE :o)

  • Gordon

    Adam Clive – I’m not working tonight, but I work in surveillance type work. That’s all I can say bro. Also, it’s not just that I “couldnt resist”, lol. Lynn did address the question to me, so I responded. But probably would have anyway, lol.

  • Adam Clive

    What type of night shift work do you do?

  • Adam Clive

    hehe Gordo. I knew ya couldnt resist

  • S.A.

    I currently buy this food and live out in Michigan. Only costs me $25 overnight shipping and it comes to my doorstep! The food has transformed my dog. The best my dog has ever looked. I don’t understand why we all can’t get along. Cooked is just an alternative to raw. By having options, dog owners like me, can make the best decision for their own dog. Like people, every dog is different. What works for some dogs, may not work for all dogs. For me, I didn’t feel comfortable feeding raw, for my own personal reasons. Previous comments today have made me feel like I’m not making the best decision for my dog by not feeding raw. If raw works for you, all the best to you. Congratulations on making a wonderful, educated decision in your pet’s best interest. I personally, see a very positive improvement in my dog. And in the end it is a very personal decision for each dog owner to make. For me it’s just great to have options and my dog and I love the food. Thank you everyone for all the information and research. Very interesting!

  • Gordon

    Yeah Michelle – “That’s crazy talk” alright. But some people do allow their dogs to hop in bed with them to sleep with and cuddle up to. I don’t allow that, but at least can understand that as a little more normal than feeding one’s dog from a pillow. That’s what’s back yards and dog bowls are for!

  • Michelle

    LOL. Who feeds their dog in their bed? That’s just crazy talk. I don’t even eat in my bed. And my 2 dogs would never dream of getting up on my bed.

  • Gordon

    G’day Adam – “Brothers in Arms”, lol. No, I live in Sydney, but I work night shifts most of the time in a particular occupation. And so I have spare time to surf the net and chat on sites like this one.

  • Gordon

    Lyn – Are you trying to infer we have some pillow talk you and I? Maybe we could both salivate over a chicken drumstick while sharing the same pillow during our pillow talk ;)

    Let’s see now, shall we…..Yeah the norm, you know, just the usual way you give a dog a raw treat, so you know, as usual, they’ll go to your bed and you know, choose your pillow to munch on a raw chicken wing on your pillow. You know, just the usual allowed dog behaviour. Just like what I do when I give them a raw meaty bone treat on my pillow, and then rollover on the pillow with my hands and feet up in the air playing the submissive doggy………………Are you nuts?

    As for cooked meats that you’re implying is an improvement to raw for dogs around the same time we humans evolved in cooking our meats (When fire was discovered that could be produced by our ancestors like the neanderthals), I believe that we probably did give our best friends even back then some cooked meats over a fire. So? That doesn’t mean that the dog won’t eat it. I’ll still give my dogs a bbqed steak or sausage with out any bones as a cooked treat on occasion. Nothing wrong with that. However, Lyn, unlike us, the domestic dog has retained 99.82% of the same method of Nature’s intended way that the dog is meant to eat its meat. And that is in a raw state. Their stomach and digestive pH levels are much lower than ours and is perfectly designed through their acidic digestive process and enzymes to process and digest raw meats just that much better than cooked meats. You can’t compare that anatomical process to that of ours. The same digestive processes are that much better equipped to easily handle most bacteria with out a hitch, especially for the ideal and healthy conditioned dog. Where as for us, in most cases, we’d almost certainly acquire food poisoning and in turn watery diarrhea. My dogs eat their BARF (Biologically appropriate raw foods) with out a hitch, resulting in the healthiest looking and solid stools I’d ever seen my dogs produce. Not to mention, that their breaths are fresh, and vibrancy markedly noticeable.

    You also imply that their mouths then become bacteria ridden. May I please refer you to one of my comments that talk about a 1990 University of Davis, California study (There was also a study elsewhere in 1975), that has proven, unlike us, that dogs indeed have mild bactericidal salivary properties. You can check my comment showing the abstract of the study and in where the study can be found, at http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-reviews/ziwipeak-dog-food-dehydrated/comment-page-2/#comment-21474

    Like Shameless implied, what about when your dog plays in dirt and soil and lizards and poo and generally roll over and play in all outdoor elements exposed to less than hygienic conditions? Do you think we humans could get away with this behaviour with out contracting some type of internal pains subjecting our much less capable immunity to such exposure? You’re comparing dogs with us humans as if we are the same, when that aint the case, and instead they compare directly with the wolf.

    And as Jonathan states, if one worries about the fact that dogs use their paws to aid in their enjoyment over a raw meaty bone, then I see no problem in applying wet wipes in cleaning their paws afterwards. There’s no need IMO to use wet wiped on their snouts though. As they naturally use their long tongues to wipe excess residue clean off. Remember, Nature has given them enough bactericidal properties that indeed to clean off such residue effectively. But for those that worry, wet wipes can be used on over their snouts/mouths for that extra precaution, especially in light of someone like Jonathan’s situation with a child who hugs and kisses their family Labrador.

    Please understand that just as it is in the case of the principles of electronics or the laws of physics, of which rules are ageless and do not change, is exactly likened to the laws of Nature and evolution that the fact that raw remains the most appropriately nutritious method of the domestic dog’s diet (99.82% same as the wild wolf)

  • Jonathan

    Eww, Lynn, maybe you shouldn’t let your pup eat off your pillow! lol! I don’t think anyone is suggesting that some common-sense precautions don’t need to be taken with raw food. I’d give raw meaty bones outside in the yard and maybe clean the dog’s mouth area and paws afterwards with a wet wipe. That sound like a good idea Cathy or Gordo? Or are we against wet wipes?

  • Adam Clive

    wth Lyn? Alright maybe some action comin soon hey Gordo? Shame I think Gordo should reply with interest. what do you think? lets gee him up lol. What Lyn commented on is so wrong its not funny but I wanna read what Gordo will say!!! Gordo why are you commenting like in an ungodly hours of the morning for? I notice ya never on the same time Im around. Bugga. Are you an aussie living in america?

  • ShamelessRawFoodie

    Lynn – You write “when my dog takes a raw treat upstairs to my pillow, i don’t feel comfortable resting my head on that pillow at night. do you?”
    Gordon will probably respond to you soon.

    But, I thought I’d offer my 2sense…. My dog has never been given a raw treat to consume on my pillow. Frankly, I don’t know of anyone who lets their dog eat raw food on their pillows. Do you eat chicken wings on your pillow?

    You then write “Bacteria can multiply extremely quickly and thrive in your dog’s mouth- it’s dark and warm. Then your dog kisses you and you’ve essentially put yourself at risk.”

    Certainly, there is bacteria risk in raw food. There is also bacteria in many substances that dogs all-too-often consume outdoors, like lizards, snakes, dog poo, cat poo, peacock poo; in addition to stepping on numerous contaminants that are in soil and lawns, and then the dog licks its paws thereby putting those contaminants into the dog’s mouth. ” “Then your dog kisses you and you’ve essentially put yourself at risk.” ” !

  • Lynn

    @Gordon

    At some point our ancestors ate raw food too… but we do not anymore because our systems have evolved to not tolerate it. If you think about the evolution and domestication of dogs, dogs are a domesticated form of WOLVES. They were our companion animals from thousands of years ago… and i guarantee they were eating cooked meat the same time people started eating cooked meats. Cooking the food does not destroy the integrity or make it less nutritious. In many cases, it makes it MORE and also more digestible. A lot of the research out there is outdated when it comes to raw foods.

    Nonetheless, if you think raw is best for your dog’s health that’s fine… but having an animal that is around you that is eating raw is putting your own system at risk. when my dog takes a raw treat upstairs to my pillow, i don’t feel comfortable resting my head on that pillow at night. do you? Bacteria can multiply extremely quickly and thrive in your dog’s mouth- it’s dark and warm. Then your dog kisses you and you’ve essentially put yourself at risk.

  • Gordon

    I don’t doubt that this food is a good dog food, but I totally and utterly disagree that it deserves more stars than any top rated commercial raw or home prepared correctly balanced raw meat, organs, and low GI carbs. I can’t believe that many people still believe that anything but what Nature et al intended, is an improvement to Nature.

    I’d rather read something like, “yes whilst raw in general is the best for our dogs, dog foods such as “My Perfect Pet” at least make a viable and convenient alternative.” That would be a much more respectable and believable adulation.

  • CrazyforMyDogs

    I just love this food! We met them at an expo and got some sample bars and my dog won’t eat anything else. The girl who worked at the event was super nice. She was also extremely knowledgeable about pet care too! She told me about her story with her little rescue dogs and how good nutrition in combination with some of her grooming techniques helped her little dog look so great! I was VERY impressed. She also told me I could tour the facility and I’m very excited to book that some time in the near future.

    Anyways, my dogs LOVE the sample bars I got. I took it home, thawed it overnight in the fridge, and popped it in her bowl. She DEVOURED the food in a heartbeat. (And she’s picky too!) I was amazed… just like the staff at the event said she would. After all, it’s ALL human grade ingredients and everything that goes in the food YOU can eat too! (I ate one of the treats at the event and it wasn’t bad!!!) If your dog doesn’t eat this, well… there’s not much out there for them! It’s people food at it’s greatest.

    Another thing I’d like to mention, LOVE the unnecessary steps to prep raw food. Someone at the event walked by and said “hey if its not raw its dead and useless” some people are so dumb! WE eat COOKED foods because there are potential HARMS to our system. While a dog can TOLERATE it, I worry about safety and convenience of the people in the home as well as the PUBLIC!!! Moreover, the event girl addressed this factor and said that while its true cooking CAN destroy some nutrients, it’s all supplmented back in. Also, sometimes cooking can actually make the food more nutritious because it makes it easily digestible like in the case of a raw carrot vs. a cooked carrot. I swear some people search only for things that “validate” their beliefs and not research and search for the TRUTH. Love this food recommend to EVERYONE. Try it for ONE week, I dare ya, and believe me you’ll start to see the results and differences!!!!!! Can’t praise them enough. dogfoodadvisor should give them SIX stars!!!!!!!!

  • Janene

    @Shameless Raw Foodie: I wasn’t saying that Perfect Pet is a raw food, I was simply comparing it to the raw food prices that we had been feeding our dog since that’s primarily what she has been on since we got her. Sorry for the confusion. I was there while they were putting some into the bar forms and getting ready to bake it however being there on the days that they are doing the cooking and mixing didn’t work for me. None the less, it was interesting to see and hear how it all started.

  • ShamelessRawFoodie

    Janene- You write “Perfect Pet . . . is in the mid range as far as cost on raw food”.
    My Perfect Pet food is not raw. It is cooked.
    http://www.myperfectpet.net/selecting-the-right-food.html

    You mentioned touring the facility and seeing where they cook and grind the food. That’s quite impressive that they offer tours! I looked on their website and here is the tour information:
    http://www.myperfectpet.net/contact.html
    Come see us in operation! We welcome you and your pet to come visit our facility in Poway, California and see how we make our food. The best time to visit is Tuesday-Friday, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. During this time you should be able to see lots of activity and you’ll even get to do some tasting. #

  • Janene

    I went and toured this facility today. I was very impressed with the cleanliness of it and how the food is made. Today is a day that they weren’t making the food, but I was still able to look into where they cook and grind all of the food. They took a lot of time with me, compared raw vs. their product and every other question I had. Our dog is a rescue that we have had a little over a year and she has been on Bravo, Stella and Chewies, Nature’s Variety and also a couple of different LID kibble. The raw has turned her into a completely different dog, when we first got her she had hot spots, was missing most of her fur and was chewing on herself constantly. We will be trying Perfect Pet this weekend as they gave me some samples of food and treats. It’s in the mid range as far as cost on raw food, not the most expensive that we have purchased, but not the cheapest either. I’ll update when she is on it with the outcome. Oh they are now in a couple different states, and they will ship but I believe they told me that they have to ship 5 bags at a time as they have some sort of good deal set up with Fedex for overnight shipping but the minimum is 5 bags to ship.

  • Michelle

    I paid $17 for a 4-lb package (8-8 oz. chunks) at Paw Country in La Mesa, CA. Just bought it yesterday; my two terrier mix pups LOVE it! A friend of mine told me that it has helped one dog lose weight, and another dog’s coat has improved a lot–and that everyone’s poops are smaller & firmer. I’m hoping I’ll have similar results.

  • Lynn

    Company name is Market Fresh Pet Foods. They have a website: marketfreshpetfoods.com

  • Lynn

    If you live in Florida, you can buy an excellent premium all natural and organic frozen pet food. Primary ingredient is meat. My dogs have beautiful shiny coats, are happy and healthy and will not eat anything else! Woofgang Bakery carries it.

  • Ron

    Does anyone know how far they ship or to what states, the site
    doesn’t seem to mention this.

    Also the product looks good, but wish they would skip potato as n ingredient.

  • Ying

    We LOVE My Perfect Pet!! My little dogs go crazy for it. One of my dogs had really horrible allergies for many years. Now she is itch-free! Even though we have had her tested for allergies, buying the special formulas from the vet’s office didn’t help. I now know and did my research to really discover what goes into dog food— dead, dying, diseased and disabled animals. Yuck! No wonder my dog was itching all the time and having numerous other issues. Switching to this food was the best thing I could have ever done for her. She bounced back like a puppy and within A WEEK (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) I saw the difference! It’s absolutely SHOCKING what good nutrition can do for your pet. And what doing the RIGHT THING can do!!!

    I will never ever EVER feed anything else to my dogs. I even restricted the treats I give because sometimes the treats you buy are the worse things you can give. I tell all my friends about this. While for me, having a little dog I can get away with spending $1.50/day for this food, I see all the large dogs in my neighborhood and the bills they have to pay once they get older. Larger dogs have a tendency to gain weight if you don’t exercise them properly, and this food absolutely slims them down.

    If you love your dog, do them a favor, PUT THEM ON MY PERFECT PET FOOD!!!!!!!!!!! It’s the greatest thing you can do for them and you are in actuality increasing their longevity. It’s the same for people- fresh, whole, real foods with no processing or preservatives = better, longer quality of life.

  • T.A.

    Wow!!!! I fed this to my little pug, lab and German Shepard now for about 2 weeks. AMAZING !!! I never thought I’d see a difference so quickly. My pug has a shiny coat, smaller and well formed stools, her energy is amazing, she is SO happy and she can’t wait for Dinner now. My lab has a thyroid problem and she’s already slimming down! In just TWO weeks! They have less eye gunk, they don’t smell as much and I swear, they are shedding less!!!

    I am so happy I got some free sample bars from them. My dogs won’t eat anything else now! Sure it’s costly, but it’s totally offsetting these expensive vet bills I’ve been having. Definitely worth investing in preventative care!!!!! Each time I took the dogs in for sensitive tummy issues, diarrhea, vomitting etc. It’s $$$$… They haven’t had ANY problems since being on this food and I don’t anticipate there to be anymore…. Totally worth the $. I’m telling you- go to your store and pick up a bag. Try it for a week and you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

  • Nicole

    I have toured the facility and it is impeccable. They do ship food to several states already, just call and ask for a quote. The food is human-grade, meaning anything that is made by them, you can safely eat yourself. Can you really do that with any other dog food? Their Bobo’s and Party Bites are so yummy toasted. I usually eat at least one or two when feeding them to my dogs. They also make great pill pockets, they perfectly hide them from our savvy little friends, who know all the tricks in the book already!

  • Nicole

    I just looked at the purchase page and it looks like they are already in 3 states!!! Hopefully they will be in all 50 states soon, so everyone can see the incredible results that I’ve seen. I got my 6 year old Jack Russell from the shelter 3 months ago, her skin and coat was in awful condition. After 3 months on this food, she looks like a completely different dog. Her coat has whitened and shines, the infected skin has healed, and she is happier than ever! She even does the My Perfect Pet dance every feeding. My other two dogs WERE picky eaters and now there is a race to finish at every feeding, followed by all three switching bowls to lick them clean. My French Bulldog/Chihuahua mix has lost weight and looks like he did when he was a puppy. My aunt recently started feeding her overweight beagle and not only has she begun socializing more and her personality is so much happier, she is also able to go on 1 mile walks everyday. She couldn’t make it down the street before. Her beagle is 10 years old, and even as an old lady, her whole world has changed because of this food. I couldn’t believe the change! I tell everyone about this food! Its so easy to feed and you feed for ideal weight so like with my dogs, they all are at their perfect weight! I really can’t say enough good things. Love, Love, Love My Perfect Pet!!! :-)

  • tiffany

    @ Cathy: Not all cooked meats destroy nutrients. We eat food on a daily basis that is also cooked and we sure are still getting our nutrients.

    I have recently put my dogs on this food. They just go crazy for it. Also, if you live outside of CA you can still order this food if you contact them. I just LOVE it. It’s so convenient and easy and I can’t tell you how much of an improvement I’ve seen in my 3 dogs’ health and demeanor.

    With kids running around, I don’t want to risk putting my dogs on a raw diet. I have to worry about disinfecting everything immediately, picking up after them and bleaching the grass before letting the little ones run around in it. With this, their waste is smaller, easier to clean up and just overall great for their coats, tear stains, weight, energy level, allergies and TEETH!! My vet was shocked when he last saw them! And I quote “Wow! I don’ think in this dog’s 10 years of life, have I EVER seen them in such great shape!!!!”

  • pet toys

    How interesting that a tragedy inspired Karen to start a healthy dog food company. I also find it cool that the public can watch her company make the dog food, talk about transparency!I’m wondering about Karen’s meat source. I keep hearing “grocery store”….is the meat for this food purchased at a grocery store?

  • DAWN LEDER

    HI
    I JUST WANTED TO THROW OUT THERE IF YOUR INTERESTED IN THIS FOOD YOU CAN ONLY GET IT IF YOU LIVE IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA. I JUST VISITED THEIR WEBSITE SPENT 20 MINS READING ALL THE INFO ETC REALLY LIKED IT AND WANTED TO BUY…THAT’S WHEN I LEARNED…IF YOU DON’T LIVE IN CA YOU CAN NOT GET FOR YOUR PET :o*(
    FYI.

  • DAWN

    K0NATURAL IS GREAT VERY PRICEY BUT….NEVER NEED VET VISITS!

  • Cathy

    This food is listed as being COOKED-frozen. I’m willing to pay more for quality food, but I’d rather feed RAW freeze-dried – like I’m soon going to try K9 Natural raw freeze-dried. Why kill alot of the nutrients in the cooking process? MyPerfectPet would definitely be better than kibble and their website does have an interesting blurb titled Compare To Raw.

  • Deanne

    This food is really great. Price is a bit high, but good quality food!

  • Meagan

    Does anyone know how much this food is in your area?