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How much should I give my dog?
To know what recommended daily amount your dog should take according to his weight you can consult our table of equivalences that appears on our website or on the back of the AltuDog packages. We recommend dividing it by two or more doses.
Do I have to hydrate it with water? Hot or cold?
As it is a dehydrated food to optimize its digestibility you must moisturize it with hot water (with the tap is sufficient) and let it stand between 5 and minutes. In this way the ingredients recover their hydration, enhancing its smell and flavor, making it even more appetizing. If you add very hot water the hydration process will be faster but be sure to check that it does not burn before giving it to your hairy.
You should always add half the volume of water as a dehydrated product.
How long should I wait for him to hydrate?
You should wait approximately 5 to 10 minutes for the food to hydrate, but depending on whether you add warm or very hot water this process can be more or less quick.
How can I know that it is already well hydrated? (Appearance)
The product does not "swell", only the rice, fruits and vegetables acquire some volume, and all of them together with the meat soften with the hydration process. The pieces of meat remain with a harder consistency so that it is not a porridge and the dog can chew.
Can I give it to my dog without hydrating?
We do not recommend giving AltuDog without hydration since its degree of digestibility is not the same but if on any special occasion you do not have water, you can give it without hydrating.
What are the benefits of giving fresh hydrated food?
It is very important that dogs eat food with moisture. Fresh foods contain between 70-80%. Eating dry feed in the long run can cause chronic dehydration and trigger kidney problems.
One of the first things that you notice in an animal that starts eating fresh food like AltuDog is that it practically stops drinking water, since it gets it naturally with its food.
How long is the AltuDog ration?
It depends on the size and activity level of your furry. You can consult our equivalence table on our website. As an example, for a dog of approximately 24 kg and with a medium to moderate degree of activity, a 6 kg box of AltuDog dehydrated product would last for a month.
Can I save it once hydrated and give it to it later?
You can leave several shots of AltuDog prepared and give them over several days to your furry, the product will retain all its properties if you keep them in the fridge, however we recommend preparing it in each shot, it will be much more appetizing.
What is the difference between the three ranges and which is the most suitable for my dog?
The ingredients are the same in the three ranges of AltuDog (wagyu beef, wagyu liver, wagyu fat, salmon oil, brown rice, fruits, vegetables). What varies are the percentages of each of them.
In the Sport and Junior range the percentages of meat and fat of wagyu are higher since these ranges are indicated for dogs with a high activity level, puppies or pregnant females.
Can I combine AltuDog with homemade food or other natural foods?
Dogs, just like us, end up getting tired of eating the same, however much they like it. In turn, in the variety of nutrients is health. Therefore we recommend that whenever you can introduce some new ingredient. One way is to moisturize the product, you can do it with warm water a few times and others with broths of meat, fish or vegetables that do not contain added salt. On the other hand, with the new ingredients to introduce you have many options (meats, fish, fruits, cooked vegetables, raw bones, yogurt ...).
If you have any questions you can consult our veterinary nutrition expert by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I mix in the same Altudog outlet with extruded feed?
Being a natural food with ingredients suitable for human consumption, the digestion of these is different from the digestion required by extruded feeds, so they should NEVER be mixed in the same intake. You can give them in different shots, for example I think of the morning shot and Altudog in the shot of the night.
My dog does not stop licking the feeder, has he been hungry?
Many customers ask us this question and from our own experience with our dogs, they lick the feeder even though they have finished their ration Because they love it! If you are giving your hairy the recommended daily rations, they are enough. However, we recommend that you watch your hairy weight to see if you have to raise or lower your daily ration.
How should I keep the AltuDog food and how long is the package kept once it is opened?
All the packages come vacuum packed and while they keep it they have a shelf life of up to 12 months. Once opened, you should keep it in the fridge and keep all its properties for approximately 25 days. We recommend that you store it in a tupper once it is open.
As it is not a dry food, does it help to eliminate tartar?
Tartar is the result of a diet rich in carbohydrates, such as dry diets based on cereals (which is the usual formula of dry feed ..) Tartar are clusters of bacteria that develop and grow thanks to rich foods in carbohydrates such as feed. The gums become sick and the bacteria grow, causing the dog bad breath.
A natural diet based on meat as the main ingredient creates a more acidic balance in the environment of the mouth, which is the best prevention. Therefore, AltuDog, which is formulated with a high percentage of meat, creates an environment that is not very conducive to the development of tartar.
The belief that the pellet feed is better to avoid tartar is completely false, because if true, and since a large majority of dogs are fed feed, we would not find the problems of gums, tartar and plate that are in fact the order of the day in clinical work.
Some of the ingredients contained in AltuDog are qualified as "prohibited" for dogs by some brands or items. Why do you include them in the formula?
There are no prohibited foods. The answer is in the dose.
In this delicate and controversial issue of nutrition with respect to toxic food for dogs, the big multinational think tanks have created false myths to "cheat" people and make the dog only eat pellets of feed and never eat food homemade because it can harm your health ... It's as if our doctor told us to eat our whole life with energy bars instead of having a varied diet ...
Actually "nothing is poison, everything is poison" the key is in the dose.
The risk to the dog depends on the ingested dose of each food, it is like for humans, certain foods in their correct dose are beneficial for health, in high doses they are toxic or bad for the organism.
Where is AltuDog manufactured?
AltuDog is manufactured in our own human food plant located in the municipality of Vizmalo, Burgos, and all its ingredients are of Spanish origin. The meat, especially, is produced in our own farm so we control the process of breeding and feeding the oxen from beginning to end, to ensure its traceability.
How do I make sure that the ingredients that make up AltuDog are really fit for human consumption?
AltuDog is manufactured in our own human food plant, so, the requirements you have to pass are the same as for your food. The first difference is that fruits and vegetables are peeled, chopped, washed and dehydrated separately at low temperature to maintain their properties, they are the same as you can find in greengrocers, they are not by-products or waste of fruits and vegetables .
Our wagyu meat is also dehydrated cold in small tacos, comes from pieces suitable for human consumption, not waste or cuts. You can check it by looking at the pieces of lean meat that make up AltuDog.
Only the ingredients processed in a plant for human consumption are suitable for human consumption.
There are manufacturers that mention as marketing that their feeds have ingredients for human consumption, in this case they are waste of meat, fruits, vegetables ... in short, remains that we would no longer eat.
If you wish you can request us via email to email@example.com our human health registration certificate.