How is Steve’s Different
How is Steve’s Different
Pioneers in the Raw Pet Food Industry
Steve’s Real Food raw dog food has been on the market since 1998 and was the first commercial raw diet to meet AAFCO standards. Our formulas took over four years to develop. They are based on a European formula, with improvements made using scientific research and veterinary testing. Steve’s Real Food insists that all nutritional claims for the food be backed by laboratory tests.
Some raw food brands offer ground meat that you can add to other ingredients to allow you to do a semi-homemade food. This leaves it up to you to ensure that your dog is getting all the nutrients it needs. Not only is this time consuming, but it can get very expensive once you start adding all the additives and supplements. Steve’s Real Food is 100% complete and balanced. You do not need to add anything to it nor do you have to “give a dog a bone”. That’s not to say that we suggest depriving your pup the pleasure of a good chew on a bone, but it is not necessary to ensure that they are getting everything they need.
Convenient and Safe
Our food comes in small ¾ inch cubes/nuggets, which make it easy to thaw and feed. There is no cutting, mashing, or any other work required to feed Steve’s Real Food For Pets. Just pour into a bowl, cover, thaw (not required), and feed. The smaller nugget limits the possibility of contamination because of even and quick thawing. There are no bloody messes, no dirty cutting boards, no dirty counters. Your family is safe with Steve’s Real Food For Pets.
Some other raw dog food brands are 90%+ meat and can be mostly fatty meats. Manufacturers will add fat to control the meat cost. From years of research, Steve’s knows how important it is for pets to get vitamins and minerals the meat alone can’t offer. Therefore we use an 80/20 ratio of meat to fruits, veggies and minerals. We add ingredients such as sardine and flaxseed oil for the important Omega-3, 6 & 9 fatty acids. We also add vitamin E and Kelp for extra vitamins and minerals. Finally, we use Instant Quick Freezing (IQF) to seal in freshness and nutrition.
Good for the Environment
At Steve’s Real Food, we are committed to lowering our carbon footprint. We have changed our packaging to use a sustainable plant-based material with water-based inks. We use hydroelectric power in our plants and we are committed to locally sourced ingredients. We also promote environmental consciousness to our staff, vendors, retailers & customers.
Good for Pets
Switching from a grain-based diet to a raw meat diet can be challenging for some pets. Steve’s is the ideal food to convert pets to a raw food diet because the balance of meat to fruit and vegetable in our formula makes this transition easier on your pet’s stomach.
Good for Pet Parents
Your satisfaction and peace of mind are important to us. After all, without happy customers, there would be no Steve’s! We provide robust educational material on our website to help our customers become knowledgeable about the health of their pet. We offer a Satisfaction Guarantee to help ensure every customer is happy with his/her purchase. You can call us any time of the day and ask questions about the food, feeding or other concerns you may have. We respond to our email quickly and are here to help.
In addition we believe in full disclosure. Whatever you want to know we will be upfront and honest. Where do we get our ingredients? Where do we manufacture our product? Have we had a recall? Don’t hesitate to ask us anything you want to know.