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While searching for high-quality, nutrient-rich dog food for our 14 lb long-haired dachshund Django, we (Mike and Steph) have tried almost every fresh dog food delivery service on the market. We prefer dog food brands that do not have artificial flavors, fillers, or preservatives. They also should be made with high-quality animal proteins and vitamin-packed fruits and veggies.
Django eats half fresh dog food and half premium dog kibble. Whenever we want to boost his bowl, we add wild Alaskan canned salmon, half an organic egg, freshly boiled chicken, or diced strawberries.
After discovering Raised Right (raisedrightpets.com) earlier this year, we have been layering it on top of his small breed adult dry dog food. We feel great about feeding Django Raised Right because it is made with single-source animal protein, omega 3-rich oils, non-GMO herbs, and superfoods. Raised Right has also teamed up with carbonfund.org to combat climate change by reducing its carbon footprint. It helps build renewable power sources, provides clean drinking water, and plants trees in more than 40 states and 20 countries. That is a cause we can support because our dog accessories and apparel small business, DJANGO (djangobrand.com), was built to give back to the environment.
Here is an unbiased and comprehensive review of Raised Right’s homestyle, human-grade fresh dog food. All opinions are based on our personal experience feeding Raised Right to our celebrity wiener dog Django.
Raised Right makes stage-of-life homestyle meals for puppies and adult dogs with limited human-grade ingredients. It blends single-source animal meat and organs, omega 3-rich oils, organic herbs, and superfoods like cranberries and kelp. Then the low-carb, protein-packed recipes are cooked in a USDA-certified kitchen at low heat. This kills foodborne pathogens and seals in moisture and nutrition.
Before being shipped, each batch of Raised Right must pass a safety lab test. Then it is posted on the company’s home page with an interactive map that traces every ingredient to its source.
Raised Right lets you make a one-time purchase or sign up for a customized meal plan subscription. Want to order one sample or full-sized box of Raised Right? Visit raisedrightpets.com. After you fill out your puppy’s or adult dog’s profile (more on this below), click “One-Time Purchase” before you check out.
As of writing, Original Adult Dog Food Recipes costs:
As of August 2023, Raised Right's Paté Adult Dog Food Recipes are priced at:
Besides fresh dog food, Raised Right offers the following products that we've happily fed to our dog, Django.
Raised Right can reach most of the United States within 1-2 days in transit. Each sample box of Raised Right includes four 1-lb bags. The full box has 16 1-lb bags. Raised Right packs each box with dry ice to keep the flexible trays frozen in transit.
As an outdoor dog gear brand and nature-loving family, Mike and I donate 3% of relevant DJANGO product sales to eco-friendly nonprofits like the Sierra Club and the Ocean Conservancy. A portion of every DJANGO wholesale order is also donated directly to environmental non-profit organizations. We are thrilled to report that Raised Right’s packaging is eco-friendly and recyclable. Its cardboard boxes can be picked up by most recycling programs. Raised Right's refrigerated liners are also made from non-GMO corn and are compostable.
Raised Right's recipes are complete and balanced to meet AAFCO standards for the stage-of-life your pet is in. Raised Right works with veterinarian, Dr. Karen Becker and pet food formulation expert Steve Brown to formulate recipes that give dogs the optimal nutrition they need at the stage-of-life they are in. This is why Raised Right offers both Adult Dog Recipes and Puppy Growth Recipes instead of "All Life Stages" Recipes. One of the most amazing things about Raised Right is that they were able to formulate their Adult Dog Recipes to meet AAFCO’s requirements for a complete and balanced diet through using ONLY whole foods without having to add any vitamins and minerals.
Raised Right currently offers three Puppy Recipes: a Turkey Puppy Growth Recipe, a Chicken Puppy Growth Recipe, and a Beef Puppy Growth Recipe. Raised Right needed to add calcium, phosphorus, copper, and zinc to their Puppy Growth Recipes to meet AAFCO's requirements for a complete and balanced diet because puppies have an increased requirement for these nutrients than adult dogs do.
The company also has four Original Adult Dog Food Recipes (i.e., beef, chicken, pork, and turkey) and four Paté Adult Dog Food Recipes (i.e., Beef & Pumpkin, Chicken & Pumpkin, Pork & Pumpkin, or Turkey & Pumpkin).
You can choose to feed your pup 100% Raised Right, 50% Raised Right, or 25% Raised Right. All Raised Right’s dog food recipes meet the AAFCO's nutritional requirements for puppies and adult dogs. They are made with human-grade, single-source meats, non-GMO fish and flaxseed oils, organic herbs and spices, and superfoods like carrots.
Here is the ingredient list, guaranteed analysis, and calorie content for each of Raised Right’s adult dog food recipes.
Raised Right’s fresh dog food does not use preservatives or high-carb fillers like oats, rice, parsnips, or yams. While most dry dog food brands are 30% to 40% carbs, most of Raised Right’s homestyle whole food recipes are less than 2% carbs. They contain human-grade, USDA-certified single-source meat, organic herbs, non-GMO oils, and superfoods like flaxseed and kelp.
Raised Right’s pork comes from Michigan, and its turkey heart, liver, and thigh are sourced from Utah. All vitamins and minerals are sourced from New York. Raised Right’s cod liver oil is from Norway while its organic kelp powder is from Nova Scotia, Canada.
It is simple to order your first Raised Right box. Here is how to do it:
The cost of Raised Right is based on your dog's size, activity level, and weight goals. It also depends on whether you feed him Raised Right’s original or paté dog food recipes. The cost is also tied to whether you are using Raised Right as the main meal, a dog food mix-in, or a dog food topper.
As of December 2021, here are the prices for four dog sizes and three scenarios: your dog exclusively eats Raised Right ("Full Plan"), your dog eats 50% Raised Right and 50% another dog food ("Half Plan"), or your dog eats 25% Raised Right and 75% another dog food (“Quarter Plan”).
Raised Right’s sample boxes (4 bags) have a $9.99 flat shipping rate. If you order a full box (16 bags), shipping is free in the lower 48 states via FedEx, USP, or the USPS. If you are located in Alaska or Hawaii, Raised Right charges a standard shipping fee. To get a shipping quote, email your permanent address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Raised Right does not ship to P.O. boxes.
Visit Raised Right’s Custom Meal Plan page to find out how often you should get deliveries. You also can update your shipping frequency or change the recipes in your plan by emailing email@example.com or calling 844-777-3871.
As of writing, Raised Right’s puppy and adult fresh dog food recipes or one-ingredient dog treats have not been recalled. The family-owned pet food company also tests each batch of dog food for common foodborne pathogens. Here is a Check Your Pet Food safety report for Raised Right’s Turkey Adult Dog Food Recipe.
2. WHO CREATED RAISED RIGHT’S PUPPY AND ADULT DOG FOOD RECIPES?
Steve Brown and Dr. Karen Becker formulated Raised Right. In 1999, Becker opened the first proactive animal hospital in Chicago, Illinois. She is also the most followed veterinarian in the world. Dubbed the 'Godfather of Raw', Brown created the Animal Diet Formulator. It is a monthly subscription service that helps you make fresh whole-food recipes for your pup.
3. WHERE IS RAISED RIGHT’S FRESH DOG FOOD MADE?
Raised Right makes all its homestyle fresh dog food recipes in a human-grade, USDA-inspected kitchen in Nebraska.
4. ARE RAISED RIGHT’S FRESH DOG FOOD RECIPES GLUTEN-FREE?
All Raised Right’s fresh dog food recipes and dog treats are gluten-free. They do not contain low-quality grains like barley, corn, and wheat or high-carb fillers like potatoes and winter squash.
5. IS RAISED RIGHT ORGANIC?
While Raised Right uses organic kelp and spearmint in its puppy and adult dog food recipes, they are not organic. But they are made with human-grade, single-source proteins, non-GMO oils, and antioxidant-rich superfoods like blueberries and cranberries.
6. IS RAISED RIGHT RAW DOG FOOD?
Raised Right’s puppy and adult dog food recipes are not raw. They are cooked at a low temperature (i.e., 145°F for beef and pork and 165°F for chicken and turkey) to kill pathogens like E.coli and salmonella while maintaining moisture and essential vitamins and minerals.
7. HOW LONG DOES RAISED RIGHT’S DOG FOOD STAY FRESH AFTER BEING DELIVERED?
Each 1-lb flexible tray is stamped with a best by date. Once your pup’s food thaws, it will stay fresh in your fridge for 6 days.
8. WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE OF RAISED RIGHT’S DOG FOOD TOPPERS AND DOG TREATS?
Once Raised Right’s Meat Bites and/or Shake A Flakes have been opened, they have a 2-month shelf life. Unopened dog food toppers and dog treats have a 4-month shelf life. You can also toss unopened products in the freezer for up to 6 months.
9. WHERE CAN I BUY RAISED RIGHT?
Raised Right's fresh dog food recipes, single-ingredient dog food toppers, and “chip-style” dog treats are available on the company's website, raisedrightpets.com. They are also carried by around 1,000 independent pet stores across both the United States and Canada. Use Raised Right's Store Locator to see if its products are carried in a local store near you.
10. WHAT IS THE DEADLINE TO PLACE MY RAISED RIGHT ORDER EACH WEEK?
If your order is placed before Monday at 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST), your box is guaranteed to arrive by Saturday.
11. WHAT IS RAISED RIGHT’S RETURN POLICY?
Raised Right has a money-back guarantee where you'll receive a full refund within 14 days of your purchase if you're not satisfied. With Raised Right's homestyle fresh dog food being perishable, exchanges and/or returns are not allowed for food safety reasons. To start a refund, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 844-777-3871 within 14 days of your purchase.
12. HOW DO I CANCEL MY RAISED RIGHT SUBSCRIPTION?
To cancel your Raised Right subscription, click on the person icon and log in to your account. Then go to the Subscriptions page. Here, you can cancel your subscription or pause it. You can also speak with a customer service representative to cancel your Raised Right plan. Email email@example.com or call 844-777-3871.
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