Award-Winning Natural Dog Nutrition

04th January 2020 4 mins read

At Paleo Ridge, we have little interest in being anything but the very best. It is by offering your beloved dog's the best and most healthy diet available that we guarantee the future of our award-winning family business. Part of this process is endeavouring to stay at the cutting-edge of science and research, ensuring we continue to develop a growing range of the most natural, nutritious meals for your dogs.

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Award-Winning Natural Nutrition

Our ethos is very much based upon what a dog would have eaten naturally in the wild as the very basics of animal husbandry dictate that animals are more healthy when fed a fresh, species appropriate diet, one that they have evolved over countless millennia to eat. In the case of the dog, this a diet of raw meat, organ and bone.

If you have any questions regarding any of the this information, please contact us and we'll be happy to have one of our expert nutritionists answer any questions.

What Makes us Stand Out

  • All of the Chicken used in our products comes from Organic farms
  • All of our game is wild and ethically sourced
  • We only source produce from farms implementing the highest welfare standards
  • Our product packaging is biodegradable and compostable
  • We ship all customer orders in eco-friendly WoolCool boxes
  • We are one of the only Raw Dog Food companies in the UK to hold Organic Accreditation
  • We are the only Raw Dog Food company in the UK to hold ISO 9001
  • Every pack we produce is hand made in our own premises
  • We carry out independent nutritional analysis

Paleo Ridge Raw Dog Food is officially the Best Raw Dog Food in the UK

Paleo Ridge is officially the Best Raw Dog Food in the UK, second year in a row!

Organic Chicken

Certified organic poultry producers are subject to a strict production regime based on sound organic principles that cover the whole farming system. These methods protect our fragile environment; maintaining a respect and concern for the welfare of our animals through strictly controlled natural rearing conditions and the use of high quality certified organic feedstuffs.

One benefit is while free-range and barn-reared farmed birds live only 35-52 days, organic birds live almost twice as long at around 81 plus days.

The result is a wholesome and nutritious bird with

  • no antibiotic residues
  • no GMOs
  • naturally reared

One study found that organic chicken contained 38% more heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids (link). Organic chicken is also an excellent source of niacin and very good source of protein and selenium. It is also a good source of vitamin B6, phosphorus, choline, pantothenic acid and vitamin B12.

Grass-fed Beef

As well as being the most ethical and high welfare method of rearing cattle, grass fed cattle also have a number of important differences from intensively reared beef:

  • Monounsaturated fat: Grass-fed beef contains much less monounsaturated fat than grain-fed beef
  • Omega 3: Grass-fed beef contains up to five times as much omega-3. This results in a more balanced ratio of omega 6:3 fats (3:1), which is less inflammatory to the body
  • CLA: Grass-fed beef contains about twice as much Conjugated Linoleic Acid as grain-fed beef. This polyunsaturated fatty acid is associated with a several health benefits including muscle building (and reduction of storage fat) as well as anti-inflammatory properties and likely fighting cancer.
  • Vitamin A: Grass-fed beef contains carotenoid precursors to vitamin A, such as beta-carotene.
  • Vitamin E: This is a vital antioxidant that resides in your cell membranes and protects them from oxidation.

Grass-fed beef also tends to be richer in other antioxidants such as vitamin B12, B3 and B6. It’s also an excellent source of highly bioavailable iron, selenium and zinc, creatine, carnosine, folate B9, choline, copper, Vit A and many more. You’ll also find more iron, sodium, potassium, phosphorus and zinc in greater quantities in grass-fed meat. The beef contains more thiamine and riboflavin, too. All of these minerals help keep your dog’s body healthy and feeling great.

Grass fed Lamb

As with beef, grass-fed lamb is a significant source of omega-3 fats, and the ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fats is far better in grass-fed lamb, which is good news from an inflammatory point of view. Simply put, beef and sheep are designed to eat grass, not grain and other artificially modified food. Grass is what’s best for them. And it’s without question, better for us to eat meat from animals naturally reared on grass.

  • Grass-fed lamb is an excellent source of CLA.
  • about 40% of the fat in grass-fed lamb comes from oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat. This type of fat has been associated with decreased risk of heart disease.
  • a very good source of selenium
  • a good source of zinc.

Healthy intake of these minerals is a protective factor against oxidative stress because they are co-factors in important antioxidant enzyme systems.

Free Range Turkey

Our turkey meat comes from turkeys that are free to roam outside in the fresh air on real actual ground. It's a delight to see them in a more normal habitat though they make a surprising amount of noise.

Free range turkey meat is a good source of

  • iron, zinc, potassium and phosphorus
  • vitamin B6 and niacin, which are both essential for your dog’s energy production
  • Turkey meat is low -GI and can help keep insulin levels stable
  • Turkey contains a lot of the amino acid tryptophan

Tryptophan produces serotonin and plays an important role in strengthening the immune system. It is also a source of selenium, which is essential for thyroid hormone metabolism, boosting immunity and acts as an antioxidant.

High Welfare Duck

We only source our duck from high welfare, free to roam farms. Duck meat is abundant in a variety of essential vitamins and minerals such as

  • heme iron
  • selenium
  • B vitamins
  • zinc
  • potassium
  • phosphorous

B vitamins and iron are central to energy production, helping to prevent anaemia in the animal, a condition that can cause fatigue and dizziness. The skin of free to roam duck contains about 1/3 saturated fat and 2/3 monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fat.

Outdoor Reared Pork

We at Paleo Ridge love pigs. Intelligent animals, they deserve some time nosing around outside. We only source pork from high welfare, outdoor reared farms. Pork is a nutrient-rich food.

Outdoor reared pork is a good source of

  • potassium
  • riboflavin
  • zinc

and is an excellent source of vitamin B6, thiamine, phosphorus, niacin and protein. Pork is naturally low in sodium, too.

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