Oooo, thanks for the feedback!
Yes, I also noticed that this food seems to be just meat and bone ground. Which is good but I agree, that is not really a complete diet.
Interesting about the ratio of bone to meat being 20%, is that too high? It does not sound excessively high but I don't know that much about it.
I looked around on their web site and on the FAQ page, and found this question and reply, which I will copy & paste below –
SHOULD WE USE SUPPLEMENTS?
WELL, I DO. THESE DAYS OUR FOOD CHAIN SEEMS TO HAVE LESS AND LESS NUTRITION IN OUR FOODS, PROCESSING HAS CAUSED A LOT OF FOOD VALUE LOST, VITAMIN AND MINERALS THAT WERE PERHAPS IN THE FOOD HAVE BEEN LOST DO TO MANY MAN MADE HURRY TO THE MARKET PROCEDURES. SO YES, SUPPLEMENTS CAN BE VERY HELPFUL IN PROVIDING EXTRA ANTIOXIDANT PROTECTION AND SUPPORT FOR THE GROWING, SHOWING, AND WORKING ATHLETES WE CALL OUR FRIENDS.
They are rather vague about what needs to be supplemented.
I would think the Blue Ridge meats would need some vegetable mash added, and maybe a multi vitamin. It’s all meat and bone so you would add what you feel is missing.
In comparison, the Nature’s Variety frozen raw has these ingredients –
Chicken, Raw Ground Chicken Bone, Turkey, Turkey Liver, Turkey Heart, Apples, Carrots, Butternut Squash, Ground Flaxseeds, Montmorillonite Clay
Beef, Beef Heart, Beef Liver, Raw Ground Beef Bone, Beef Kidney, Apples, Carrots, Butternut Squash, Ground Flaxseeds, Montmorillonite Clay
Venison, Lamb Heart, Lamb Liver, Raw Ground Lamb Bone, Apples, Carrots, Pumpkinseeds, Butternut Squash, Ground Flaxseeds, Montmorillonite Clay
So what I am seeing is you should add some vegetable mash and maybe some of the Montmorillonite clay for a more complete diet?
I also add plain yogurt, some apple cider vinegar, and a little powdered kelp as supplements with any feed I use. And I often mince up raw brocoli stalk and raw carrot to add also.
The Blue Ridge raw food is a good price, raw green tripe for $1.28 a pound is an excellent value.
Nature’s Variety is $12 for a 3 pound tube up here so I can certainly easily add some diced or pureed veggies to the Blue Ridge foods.