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K9 Food Balancer - Helping people make healthy food for special needs dogs

About K9 Food Balancer

Make it yourself with confidence. K9 Food Balancer is the perfect solution for making nutritionally balanced, homemade dog food at a fraction of the cost and time that it would take to make it from scratch.

Paws Cafe has been making pet foods since 2007. We have a wealth of knowledge about the types of disorders many dogs encounter and we know how our whole food diets effect positive changes to their health. We get frequent requests to ship our fresh Paws Custom Pet Food diets across the US but as you might expect, this option can be expensive. We developed K9 Food Balancer as an economical alternative. The kits are a simple “add meat & water” homemade dog food solution that you can make in less than 30 minutes.  Each kit includes the instructions, diced vegetables, supplements, and excellent custom service should you need any help along the way. Multi-kit discounts are built into our pricing so you can save money by buying in volume.

New Customer?  Trial one of our kits.  Limit 1 per customer.

K9 Food Balancer takes the worry and work out of making healthy homemade dog food! 

Order your trial kit today for just $39.95.  Shipping is always free.

  • K9 Food Balancer Trial Kit
    Regular price
    $39.95
    Sale price
    $39.95

About Paws Custom Pet Foods

Paws Custom Pet Foods are whole food "cooked" diets designed for dogs.  These diets come frozen and are shipped from our Redmond, WA kitchen.

Whether you feed your dog our core or specialized diets, you can feel good knowing that we use only the highest quality ingredients available.   There are no grains, fillers, common allergens, preservatives, ground bones, or poor quality meat bi-products.  We use all-natural USDA and free range meats, non-gmo and organic veggies, and human grade supplements to create the healthiest dog foods possible.  We make all of our foods in small batches to ensure that they are properly prepared.  As you can see, careful consideration has gone into every ingredient we use and each recipe is thoughtfully considerate of your dog’s health and individual needs.

All of our products are formulated to meet the nutrient requirements recommended by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) for All Life Stages. Buying Paws Custom Pet Foods give your dog the best nutrition available today.

Selecting the right food for your dog

Paws Fresh Food Options

  • Turkey & Veggies Dog Food
    Regular price
    $225.00
    Sale price
    $225.00
  • Chicken & Veggies Dog Food
    Regular price
    $225.00
    Sale price
    $225.00
  • Beef & Veggies Dog Food
    Regular price
    $225.00
    Sale price
    $225.00
  • Paws Variety Pack Options
    Regular price
    $225.00
    Sale price
    $225.00

What makes our diets better

Quality Protein Based Diets:

Our diets contain healthy amounts of good quality muscle meat for protein.  This is the same meat you would feed your human family.  Your dogs health can benefit greatly from this, saving you thousands in health related care over their lifetime.  It's the single most important nutrient in your dogs diet to get right.

Other foods contain poorly digestible meat meal, or they contain the minimum amounts of meat in order to claim they are AAFCO compliant, or they contain unregulated bi-products that may include substances unfit for human consumption.  The fact is, they may contain protein sources that you don't consider "meat" at all.  The balance of their diet is then made up of large amounts of empty carbohydrates and unhealthy vegetable oils to compensate for the lack of nutritionally dense protein calories. This is common practice for commercial dog food and it's ultimately destroying their health.    

Essential Fatty Acids:
Dog foods don't always contain enough Linoleic Acid (LA) to meet the established requirements regardless of the amount or quality of protein.   That's because its richest sources are vegetable oils.  We add organic hemp seed oil to ensure that proper levels of this fatty acid are included in all of our foods.  Hemp seed oil is far superior to most other vegetable oils and contains proportionally correct amounts of Omegas 3's and 6's, natural vitamin E, a full range of amino acids and several of the essential minerals our dogs need.  While Omega 3 isn't considered an essential nutrient for dogs, it is abundantly necessary for long term joint health and cancer prevention. 

Essential Minerals:
Organic kelp and calcium citrate is added to our supplement mix to meet your dogs essential mineral needs. Calcium citrate is particularly beneficial when dealing with kidney and bladder stones as the "citrate" reduces the amount of calcium in a dogs urine.  Most commercial dog foods use calcium carbonate which will contribute to stone formation.

Vitamins:
All of our diets include supplemental Vitamin E.  Vitamin E exists in some meats, vegetables and our added hemp seed oil, but to ensure adequate levels are met, more is added to our dog foods.  There are surprisingly few foods that contain measurable amounts of vitamin D so this too is supplemented in our diets. These two vitamins are commonly overlooked in premix and homemade diets. B vitamins are also added to ensure adequate amounts of these essential and beneficial nutrients. B vitamins vary considerably by meat type so this addition ensures all bases are covered. We also include Taurine to our supplement blend. More recent concerns have been raised that an increase in heart disease in dogs may be linked to dietary deficiencies of this amino acid.  While taurine is not considered an essential nutrient for dogs at present, there are certain types of meats that contain very little, if any taurine.  We are simply ensuring that none of our diets are deficient in this heart healthy amino acid.

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