Yes. In small amounts. Research has proven, garlic is okay for your dog.
It takes 15-30 grams of garlic per kilo of body weight to produce thiosulfate toxicity in a dogs blood. In perspective, an average clove of garlic weighs between 3-7 grams, so your hairy best friend would need to eat a lot of garlic to get sick.
Real Dog Food contains: 125 gms of garlic per 500 kg of kibble.
Some dogs do have a higher sensitivity to garlic than normal, please see your vet if you notice any adverse reactions in your dog.
Just like we insist on our food being 100% natural, it’s also vital to us that our packaging should be 100% natural! We didn’t start out this way but we have come a long way since we first started and now pride ourselves on fully compostable packaging!
Labels/Stickers will be removed from all packaging within the next few months and are currently not compostable.
Everyone wants to get the best value for money. We manufacture in New Zealand, from locally sourced raw materials, so we save on international freight costs, biosecurity and custom clearance charges, as well as import costs. All these savings on our side directly benefit you, the pet owner. From day one, our aim has always been to supply a quality pet food at an honest price. If you love our dog food as much as we do (and we think you will), subscribe and save even more than the regular retail price.
The longer you cook food the more you reduce the nutritional benefits. At Real Dog Food, we extrude the food. This means it is cooked under pressure by direct steam injection in less than 30 seconds – compared to up to 40 minutes required to bake a biscuit. This ensures minimal nutritional loss, particularly with the vitamin content, a lot of which is subject to damage when heated for too long.
Pet food manufacturers have the option of either chemical or natural means to preserve their products.
Chemical preservatives tend to have a longer shelf life and are cheaper than the natural alternatives which is why they are more commonly used, but here at Real Dog Food we have made a firm decision to only make use of natural antioxidants in minimal amounts to ensure the shelf life of your pet’s food is maintained
On top of this, our products are usually packaged and sent to our customers within 10 days of production, compared to up to 3 months with some imported products. This ensures the product is as fresh as possible.
Of the 3 types of minerals availabe for dog food production, chelated minerals are more easilly absorbed by dogs than oxides and sulfates. Despite the additional expense incurred, we have opted for exclusively making use of chelated minerals.
A complete food contains all the necessary nutrients (protein, minerals, fats, vitamins etc), but there is no control over where those nutrients are sourced. One batch may have most of the protein from various meats, the next from various cereals. These products are normally price driven. Therefore the cheapest raw materials are often used. A premium product must source up to 90% of protein from animal sources, as canines absorb animal protein much better than vegetable protein. Premium products also must have a fixed formula, so the raw materials are not affected by price fluctuations.
Real Dog Food is a Premium NZ Made Dog Food, made fresh weekly and delivered direct to your door.