3 Raw Hounds is a Marine Corps Veteran, family run business, that was created to provide affordable human-grade raw foods and treats for dogs, all with USDA inspected ingredients. As a family with 3 dogs, each seen as a vital addition to our family, it was important that each dog was given high quality food, that would benefit them for years to come. After numerous recalls on our dogs’ commercial dog food and doing an abundance of research on the benefits of raw diet, the decision to begin feeding our dogs raw food became clear. The results for Max, Ryder, and Kaiser being put on this new diet were miraculous. We noticed they had no problem eating the raw dog food within minutes, whereas their kibble would lie around for hours on end. We also noticed after weeks of being on the raw dog food diet their fur was softer, they began smelling better, and they had more energy than they ever did on kibble. Along with the benefits to their long-term health and digestive systems, the raw diet helped our dogs tremendously.
Our family believes these benefits should be shared with all dogs which is why 3 Raw Hounds exists with the goal of improving the quality of life of your dog through wholesome raw foods.
We will carry both BARF and Prey Model Raw diet options for your choosing. In the raw food world their seem to be two theories on which diet is better for your dog. Therefore, we offer both models.
BARF (Biologically Appropriate Raw Food Diet) is an alternative raw diet designed to provide dogs with a modified homemade diet that consists of raw muscle meat and raw meaty bones, as well as vegetables and fruits while eliminating all processed foods. After much research we decided to carry K9 Kravings brand for the BARF diet option.
Developed in conjunction with Dr. Richard Patton, world-renowned PHD in animal nutrition, K9 Kravings raw dog food is a blend of human-grade muscle meat, organ meat, ground bone, fresh low-carb vegetables (broccoli, carrots, and sweet potatoes) along with a blend of patented essential vitamins and minerals that are essential for a complete and balanced diet for your dog. All K9 Kravings raw dog food meets the nutritional levels established by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) Dog Food Nutrient Profiles and is complete & balanced, “For All Life Stages”.
The Prey Model Raw (PMR) diet eliminates processed foods and provides dogs with a natural diet that mimics what their ancestors consumed. A complete PMR diet is based on whole, wild prey animals and does not include plant ingredients. In doing so the dog would eat whole prey including muscle meat, bone, and internal organs that would also provide additional vegetative nutrients.
We have decided to private label our Prey Model Raw line under the label 3 Raw Hounds. We have carefully selected a vendor who uses only premium grass fed raised cattle for all beef products. All of our chicken products are organic and never fed antibiotics, steroids, or hormones. Both our duck and turkey products come from non-GMO, antibiotic-free, free-range animals who are fed an all vegetarian diet. Finally, our seafood is both Atlantic and Pacific wild-caught and our rabbits are raised domestically.
Both are great feeding models to use. We do not have a preference of style but, do recommend rotating between the two as the both have their unique benefits.