HOW IT WORKS
THE K9 KITCHEN
DRIVEN BY LOVE GUIDED BY SCIENCE
Food is love
Indeed the journey that led to the creation of The K9 Kitchen was motivated by love. Show your dog how much you love them by providing them the best diet to support ultimate health. A diet where nutrition enables your pets to thrive.
Fellow dog owners who have watched their dogs’ (or other pets) suffer the miseries of food intolerances and the seemingly endless cycle of scratching, raw skin, ear infections, smelly feet, vomiting, diarrhoea, vet’s visits, testing, medications, side effects of medications ....may be familiar with the heartache. Such heartache led our founder, Jan, to seek a more holistic approach to help her suffering dog and the path to raw feeding was discovered.
All Ingredients are human-grade quality and sourced fresh from local reputable meat suppliers, only using prime cuts and no leftovers from abattoirs. When available, we source locally grown eggs and vegetables to use in our range of complete meals and frozen treats.
To ensure minimum processing and maximum nutrient density, we hand mix in small batches in our commercial kitchen and do not add any artificial colours, preservatives, flavours or fillers to any of our products.
What’s in our food?
Fresh, quality, wholesome & functional goodness from human- grade food ingredients.
What’s not in our food
Artificial colourants, artificial flavorings, artificial preservatives, leftovers from butchers or abattoirs, spoiled goods, off cuts, fillers, soy, gluten, sugar, yeast.
What’s our food in?
We are as passionate about the environment as we are about the health of our dogs. We are proud to be the first company in the UAE to bring compostable containers to the pet food industry. Our meals for dogs are packed in the BIOPAP system of patented biodegradable & compostable containers which are heat sealed for freshness with compostable BIOPAP sealing film.
Meat makes up the single largest component of our food and when we say meat we are talking about the skeletal muscle, connective tissue and fat of animals, the same as you’d typically buy in a butchers or supermarket. We are not talking about leftovers or offcuts. We use red meat (beef, lamb), poultry meat (chicken, duck) & game meat (rabbit, camel).
An excellent sources of high biological value protein, Vit B12, B3 niacin, B6, iron, zinc, phosphorous, a range of fats including essential omega-3 polyunsaturated fats, B2 riboflavin, pantothenic acid, selenium and some Vit D. Additionally they have naturally occurring antioxidants and other bioactive substances including taurine and other essential amino acids.
Chicken is rich in protein and lower in fat than red meats. It’s a great source of Vitamins A, E, K B1, B3 & B5, zinc, ad copper. Chicken is easy to digest and may be suitable for dogs with digestive issues.
Although duck is associated with a high fat content this is mostly healthy unsaturated fats. Duck is nutrient dense and is an excellent source of protein, healthy fat, selenium, iron & niacin. Duck is considered a novel protein and may be suitable for dogs with food sensitivities.
Camel is a low fat, low cholesterol meat that is rich in protein, iron, selenium & zinc. It’s considered a ‘novel’ protein source and may be suitable for dogs with food sensitivities. Rabbit is a very lean meat containing more protein and less fat than many other meat types. It is rich in Vit E & B12, selenium, iron, calcium, potassium and magnesium and a good source of phosphorous, copper, zinc and choline. Do note that rabbit does lack some essential vitamins and should not be fed as the sole item of a dogs diet.
Heart is an excellent source of protein, iron, many of the B group vitamins, selenium, phosphorous & copper.
Liver is a vital source of iron, protein, copper, Vit A, Vit D, many of the B group vitamins, phosphorous, zinc, selenium.
Kidney, a great source of Vitamin A, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, B6, B12, pantothenic acid, iron, phosphorous, copper & selenium. It also has protein, vitamin C & zinc.
Green Tripe is the unprocessed stomach of ruminants. It smells so bad to us humans but dogs love it, it may even entice the fussiest of eaters. With a perfect calcium to phosphorous ratio, correct proportions of omega-3 & omega-6 fatty acids, rich in amino acids and probiotics it helps support the digestive and immune systems and deserves its status as a super food for dogs.
Sardines are one of the most nutrient-dense foods available. They are a small oily fish that are rich in protein, healthy fat and almost every essential vitamin & minerals. They are notably high in omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamins B12, B3, D, selenium, phosphorous, calcium & iron providing support for skeletal, organ & skin health.
Whole eggs are an amazing source of high biological value protein, provide all the essential amino acids and many essential fatty acids as well as iron, Vitamin A, vitamin D and several B group vitamins.
We finely powder the egg shells and their membranes to provide a natural and bioavailable source of calcium, selenium, strontium, fluorine which all positively affect bone, teeth, cartilage, connective tissue and skin health.
Kelp is a highly nutritious sea vegetable rich in vitamins, minerals and trace elements. It’s particularly rich in iodine which supports thyroid function, Vitamin K, folate and magnesium. Kelp supports the endocrine and digestive systems supporting metabolism and overall health.
BarkPark Bone Broth - made from raw bones, water & apple cider vinegar. Bone broth enhances gut health, supports joints and the skeletal system, enhances hydration as well as skin and coat health
Power Veggie Mix - A powerhouse of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients, supporting overall good health from kale, spinach, parsley & spirulina to support overall health, reduce oxidative stress & boost immunity.
Kale – this super food is packed with essential & phytonutrients including vit A, many of the B group vitamins, omega 3 fatty acid, Lutein, phosphorous, potassium, calcium & zinc and is a great source of dietary fibre.
Spinach – packed with nutrients, antioxidants & phytonutrients spinach is an excellent source of carotenoids, Vitamins C, K1, B9 folate, iron, calcium, lutein, quercetin, kaempferol as well as dietary fibre.
Parsley – is rich in vitamin K, potassium. Magnesium and calcium for fresh breath
Spirulina – rich in essential amino acids, Vitamin B’s thiamine, riboflavin, niacin Copper and iron. Spirulina supports the immune system and is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
Super Golden Goodness – Pumpkin with golden paste. Rich in phytonutrients with antioxidant, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory activities, designed to improve gut health and boosts immunity
Golden Paste – organic turmeric root powder, organic virgin coconut oil, cracked black pepper, water. We use renown vet, Dr. Doug English’s, world famous golden paste recipe (turmericlife.com.au). Turmeric is known for its antinflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial & antifungal properties. It supports digestive, immune and circulatory systems.
Pumpkin – a great source of dietary fibre, Vita E, many of the B group vitamins, calcium, magnesium, Vit A, Vit C, potassium and manganese.
Vitamin E as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate is a natural antioxidant & a natural preservative that supports the immune & the skin & the circulatory systems and aids in the development of strong healthy muscles.
As we use fresh, quality whole foods the need to supplement with minerals is greatly reduced. Where supplementation is required we use pure products in powdered form with no bulking agents, fillers or additives.
Zinc Picolinate is an essential trace mineral & zinc picolinate is better absorbed by the body than other forms of zinc. Zinc is required for many bodily functions and boosts the immune system, fights inflammation, supports cardiovascular health, the eyes & the skin.
Manganese Gluconate is an essential trace mineral used by the body to metabolize fats and protein. It has antioxidant properties supports a healthy skeletal system as well as cognitive functions.
Copper Gluconate is an essential trace mineral required for many bodily functions including supporting blood & heart health, strengthens the immune & the skeletal, systems, supports healthy skin, fur & nails and helps boost energy