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    Our recent unplanned website change is because our foods contain "organic hemp oil".  After many years of doing business with our e-commerce platform Volusion, we've been flagged as high risk and as a result they've shut down our old website. My apologies for any inconvenience to you. You will need to recreate your account when you order next.  I hope you enjoy our new site.

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 of Redmond, WA 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?  Try one of our kits for 1/2 off. Limit 1 per household.

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

Order your trial kit today for just $24.95.  Shipping is always free.

  • K9 Food Balancer Trial Kit
    Regular price
    $24.95
    Sale price
    $24.95

About Paws Custom Pet Foods

Paws Custom Pet Foods are whole food "cooked" diets designed for dogs.  These diets come frozen and are available for pick up at our local Redmond, WA kitchen.  If you are interested in having them shipped elsewhere, email shelly@cooking4canines.com for more information. 

Whether you feed your dog our core or specialized diets, you can feel good knowing that we only use only the highest quality ingredients available.   There are no fillers, preservatives, ground bones, or poor quality meat bi-products.  We use a all-natural USDA and free range meats, non-gmo and organic veggies, and human grade supplements to create the healthiest dog foods possible.  Paws has the ability to customize our diets in a variety of ways to support your dogs unique needs. We make all of our foods in small batches to ensure that they are properly prepared and packed.  Careful consideration goes 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

  • Paws Baked Beef & Veggies Dog Food
    Regular price
    $165.00
    Sale price
    $165.00
  • Paws Baked Chicken & Veggies Dog Food
    Regular price
    $165.00
    Sale price
    $165.00
  • Paws Baked Turkey & Veggies Dog Food
    Regular price
    $165.00
    Sale price
    $165.00

What makes our diets better

Quality Protein Based Diets:

Our foods contain the appropriate amount of quality USDA muscle meats. Many homemade or premix diets contain too little meat and too much fat to compensate for the lack of calories. This can lead to a variety of health concerns.   Commercial diets contain highly processed meat-meals and raw diets contain large amounts of indigestible ground bone, excessive amounts of fat trim and other by-products; all of which can be unsafe to feed. 

Essential Fatty Acids:
Meat and vegetable based dog foods do not always contain enough Linoleic Acid (LA) regardless of the amount or quality of protein, so we add organic hempseed oil to ensure that proper levels of this fatty acid are included in our kits. Hempseed oil contains proportionally correct amounts of Omegas 3 and 6, natural vitamin E, a full range of amino acids and several of the essential minerals our dogs need. Linoleic acid is a frequently overlooked essential nutrient in premixes and homemade diets.

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 kidney and bladder stones as "citrate" reduces the amount of calcium present in a dogs urine to initiate the formation of these stones. Most commercial dogs foods use a cheaper calcium carbonate.

Vitamins:
All of our diets include Vitamins E and D3. While small amounts of Vitamin E exist in some meats and vegetables, it’s not enough to meet our dog’s essential requirements. 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-complex is 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 are also now including Taurine to our supplement blend as there has been recent concerns 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.

We pride ourselves on building lasting relationships with our clients.
You can always come to us for assistance.  Just email shelly@cooking4canines.com

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