Human Grade Doggie Cuisine
     "Nutritious Human Grade Cooked and Frozen Food For Dogs"


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Healthy Facts To Consider

Dogs need far more protein and calcium on a pound-for-pound basis than humans require. It is important for their growth, muscle development and strength, for a functioning immune system, for the production of functioning hormones, the proper volume of blood, for injury repair and prevention. They are also required to produce hair, nails, tendons, cartilage and all the connective tissues and organs.

Meat alone, or even a high percentage, may provide the proper protein level but not a complete balanced nutritional diet that is normally required by dogs.  A variety of ingredients of the basic food groups are required to obtain a high digestible level and to balance the nutritional value necessary.  Human Grade Canine Cuisine Inc.'s food for dogs utilizes only federally inspected good quality AAA meat and other fresh ingredients to make it possible!

Start with the most natural food for dogs, lean ground meat (higher in protein, lower in fat) and organ meat such as liver.

  • These meats contain most of the protein dogs require as well as enzymes, amino acids, antibodies and hormones.
  • Meat is also rich in many other nutrients.
  • Add to this high protein grain, legumes and dairy products (such as eggs) to provide the rest of the nutrients.
  • Remember,meat alone is dramatically low in calcium as compared to its phosporous content, using meat alone could result in a net dietary calcium deficiency.

Enzymes play a role in just about every body reaction and often in conjunction with vitamins. The pancreas secretes several kinds of enzymes that assist in digestion.  However, in many cases, an older dog's pancreas cannot produce enough enzymes on its own to break down foods for optimal absorption of nutrients and needs the enzymes presently found in the fresh food ingredients we use.

Fats are the major source of energy for dogs and are nutritionally supplied through carefully selected human grade ingredients.

  • Fats help keep your dog's skin and footpads supple and their coat healthy.
  • Fats also carry fat-soluble vitamins into the body from the intestine.  These vitamins are essential for their health and it also makes the food tastier.
  • Dogs require Omega 6 and 3 fatty acids (linoleic acid) because they can't make it on their own.
    • Linoleic acid keeps skin supple and pliable and pads and nose leather flexible.
    • Linoleic acid also improves dry skin and can decrease stiffness from arthritis.
  • Another point to note: Simply adding oil to kibble is counterproductive as it will lower the overall percentage of protein and every other nutrients in the kibble, which may already contain marginal amounts of the required nutients.

Whole grains provide the mainstay of your dog's diet.

  • They supply carbohydrates and an array of vitamins and minerals and protein.
  • Rolled oats are included in our food and contain more protein per calorie than any other grain.
  • Organic stone ground Grains (flour) are mixed with other organic stone ground grains to greatly enhance the biological effectiveness of its protein value and the balance of amino acids is more complete.
    • A variety of grains is recommended because each grain varies in its amino acid composition and its vitamin and mineral levels.
  • These grains need to be cooked to ensure proper pre-digestion.

Carbohydrates are naturally obtained in our specially formulated rice, barley, oats and spelt flour combination.

  • Carbohydrates are required in every cell of a dog's body and dogs need a continuous supply, particularly in the form of glucose.

    • Glucose is important in the functioning of your dog's brain and muscles.

  • Carbohydrates also assist in the digestion of other nutrients especially fats.

  • Cellulose (one form of carbohydrate) provides fiber, an important component of dog food that provides the bulk to the food and helps the intestinal contents absorb water, which results in formed stools that are expelled.

    • If there is too little fiber, the dog may have loose stools or if it passes through too quickly hard compacted stools are the result.

Dogs like vegetables. Human Grade Doggie Cuisine utilizes whole, fresh Green and yellow vegetables that are valuable in adding vitamins, minerals and roughage to the diet and are low caloric.  These should be included in any well-balanced dog diet.

  • Dogs do not make vitamins themselves but they require 14 different types.
  • Vitamins must be supplied in their food in order to trigger chemical reactions that help release the nutrients from the dog's food and to put them to use.
  • Dogs produce their own Vitamin A (the most important vitamin) from carotene found in our vegetables.
  • Our whole fresh potatoes provide a great source of potassium, an important mineral that can sometimes be in short supply.

Fruits (such as apples) are a great storehouse for vitamins, minerals and vital energy.  They are included and also provide further taste.

Lecithin, kelp and sunflower oil (an excellent source of linoleic acid and other important unsaturated fatty acids needed by dogs) fortify the diet with plenty of important vitamins and minerals.

  • They also balance the ingredients of the food to meet nutritional standards dogs require.
  • They include such important nutrients as calcium, iron, linoleic acid, vitamin A and B vitamins.

Your dog's body needs to maintain a delicate balance between the levels of the various major and trace minerals.   There is no need to add supplements as they are found naturally in the food, adding supplements to a nutritionally balance dog food can create more problems than it solves as there is a very narrow window between the level that is required and the level that is toxic.

  • Fresh meat and organ meat naturally provide a lot of the necessary minerals including the major minerals calcium and phosphorus, which are the most important minerals in a dog's diet.
  • Your dog only needs a small level of trace minerals, which is found in grains as well as meat.
  • Trace minerals include iron, zinc, copper, iodine, selenium, manganese and cobalt, which is a part of vitamin B12.

Calcium is a very important supplement of any dog food and the food should have a proper calcium/phosphorus ratio.   Calcium is added via calcium carbonate (egg shells) without adding additional phosphorus.  The result is a lower-ash diet and a proper ratio of calcium to phosphorus.

Finally, a dog's food requires flavoring to ensure they enjoy and eat all their food.

  • Nutritional yeast and garlic are included and are a hit with most dogs.
  • Nutritional (Torula) yeast is an excellent food without any side effects and one of the most favourite flavors for dogs, which makes the dog's feeding an enjoyable exciting time.
  • Garlic, as well as being tasty, helps to tone up the digestive track and discourage worms and other parasites including fleas.
  • Additional herbs provide flavour and other benefits including relieving flatulence; parsley and rosemary, for example, help eliminate bad breath.

Human Grade Doggie Cuisine's food for dogs contains all the necessary natural ingredients, mixed in the proper proportions, and individually baked to provide a natural nutritionally balanced food for your dog!


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When introducing a new diet.

Serve the new food in an appealing manner and enhance your dog's eating pleasure.

  • Human Grade Doggie Cuisine's food for dogs is cooked and then frozen for your convenience.
  • Remove required amount from freezer for daily feedings and thaw.
  • Once defrosted it can be refrigerated up to 7 days.

After thawing, rather than serving refrigerated food cold, break it up and warm it slightly to increase the aroma and appeal.

  • Important - Introduce new foods gradually until accepted, this helps your pet get used to the taste of a new food and gives the animal's digestive system time to adjust.
  • We do not recommend giving a full portion of Human Grade Doggie Cuisine's food for dogs the first time, even if it's a sample.
  • Give your dog a small portion the first time rather than a full portion (especailly smaller dogs) so their stomachs have time to adjust to this new nutritious food, they usually love the smell and taste and will gulp it down no matter how much.
  • If a diet is changed abruptly, temporary diarrhea or loss of appetite may occur.  By switching over gradually you eliminate this situation.

How much to feed, how much is too much?

The best way to determine how much food to feed your dog is to feed him/her the amount that maintains his/her weight.
  • Two dogs of same size and breed may require different amounts depending on activity levels and metabolisms.
  • Growing puppies and young adult dogs eat a lot more food than older adult dogs as metabolisms slow down with maturiity (just like us).  Energy requirements decrease by 24% between the ages of one to seven years.
  • The more active the dog, the more it eats.
  • It can be difficult to determine if your dog is overweight, dogs come in a variety of sizes, heights, bone structure and muscularity.

    • The best way is to examine the overall body condition of your dog.

    • You should be able to see a narrowing at the waist when you look down on your down from above.
    • There should be a tucked up abdomen.
    • You should be able to see indentations where the last few ribs are.

    Even though our foods for dogs have been formulated to be complete and balanced, they may not be necessarily ideal for your particular dog and its needs.

    • If given the proper amount of food, it should not be necessary to supplement with other foods or supplements.

    • Table scraps should not be a part of their diet unless you want a fat unhealthy dog.
    • Always observe your dog to be sure the food is providing him/her with what he/she needs.

      If weight is being maintained:

      • Without getting fat.
      • Has strong muscles.
      • A shiny coat.
      • Healthy skin.
      • A sparkle in the eyes
      • And the energy and attitude to run and play any time.
    • You know the diet is working!!

Serving portions

How do you decide how much to put in the bowl?  If you are starting a new food and you know the calories per feeding you can determine the number of calories required per weight of dog and activity level by the chart below:

Remember, the more dogs exercise, the more calories they need to maintain their weight.

  • As dogs get larger they require fewer calories to maintain their weight.
  • Larger dogs have slower metabolisms than small dogs.
  • Age is also a factor, as dogs go from one to seven years old their energy requirements drop by 24%!

Because dogs metabolisms vary greatly, the best way to determine how many calories they require is by trial and error.

  • Feed your dog the amount of food to maintain your dog's weight.
  • If your dog loses weight, feed him/her more, if he/she gains weight, feed him/her less.
  • Finally, when calculating the total daily caloric requirements (see chart below) remember to include all sources of food including treats and snacks.

Once you start to feed your dog the nutritious Human Grade Doggie Cuisine's food for dogs keep close track of your dog's weight and body condition.

  • Your dog should maintain his/her correct weight on this food.

  • If your dog gains weight but looks good and acts healthy with lots of energy, it may be that the nutrients in our food are more digestible than those of the previous food, so you don't need to feed your dog as much.

Caloric Requirements (based on activity levels and total daily intake including snacks and treats).

Weight lbs-   

    10
    20
    30
    40
    50
    60
    70
    80
    90
    100

Inactive-   

  234
  373
  489
  593
  689
  779
  863
  944
  1022
  1097
Moderately Active-   

      303
      483
      633
      768
      892
      1008
      1117
      1222
      1322
      1419
Highly Active   

    441
    702
    921
    1117
    1297
    1466
    1625
    1777
    1923
    2064


Human Grade Doggie Cuisine's food for dogs provides 179 kcal per 100 grams.  Approximate serving portions of Human Grade Doggie Cuisine's food for dogs based on weight and moderately active dog.
Weight lbs

  4-11
  12-22
  23-44
  45-66
  67-100
  100-150
    REGULAR LOAF   

      1/2 loaf
      3/4 - 2 loaf
      2 - 3 loaves
      3 - 4 loaves
      4 - 7 loaves
      7 - 10 loaves
    LARGE LOAF   

      1/4 loaf
      1/4 - 1/3 loaf
      1/3 - 2/3 loaf
      2/3 - 3/4 loaf
      3/4 - 1 loaf
      1 - 1 1/2 loaves



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