Feeding your dog a raw diet is scary to some – what if you don’t get it right? Many dog owners feed a raw diet without covering all bases, which in time can lead to deficiencies and illness. Truth be told raw feeding isn’t as simple as some pet owners believe.
Enter Vets All Natural Complete Mix – a dried powder mix designed to mimic the gut content of prey, essentially giving you a way to balance out a raw meat diet with required nutrients you may otherwise miss.
In our Vets All Natural Complete Mix dog food review we’ll take a look at this unique muesli mix option for balanced raw feeding. Is it any good? Let’s find out…
Vets All Natural Complete Mix dog food review
What the marketing says
Vets All Natural was founded in 1995 by internationally recognised pet-nutrition expert and veterinarian Dr Bruce Syme. The company mission is to maximise the health and longevity of dogs and cats.
On the Vets All Natural website they refer to canines and felines in the wild eating muscle meat, organ meat, and the vegetable matter from the gut of their prey animal. This is very true, and if you provide your dog with the meat and organs part, then Vets All Natural Complete Mix is designed to do the rest.
To add to the above, in the wild dogs and cats will also gnaw on the bones of prey. This has shown to be an essential health requirement and the best way of retaining dental health. Vets All Natural don’t mention this, but there is no reason why you couldn’t feed your dog raw meaty bones as well.
It’s also worth mentioning Vets All Natural (and other products by the company such as Balanced Life) have an excellent track record, with hardly any negative consumer feedback whatsoever.
What the ingredients really say
There’s a few varieties in the Vets All Natural Complete Mix dog food range, so for this review we’ll focus on the Adult/Senior dog mix. They also offer a mix for sensitive skin, weight loss, and one specifically designed for puppies.
With all mixes you will need to sock the muesli in water for 12 to 24 hours (or use warm water if you’re short on time). You can then mix the muesli with fresh meats and organs of your choice. There’s a video down below by Dr Bruce Syme which will show you visually.
If you’ve read any of our other reviews you’ll know we put a strong emphasis on a dog requiring a high meat content and low carbohydrates in their diet. With Vets All Natural Complete Mix you’ll be providing your dog with fresh meat and organs from the butcher or supermarket, so as far as that aspect goes you’ll be providing your dog with top notch human-grade meat.
Don’t be put off by Vets All Natural Complete Mix containing grains, as decent grains are beneficial for dogs. The best grains we can find in a dog food are oats and barley, and we find both of those here. These will serve to provide a slow burning energy source to keep your dog happy and active, as well as adding soluble fibre, vitamins, and iron. The grains you need to watch out for in dog foods are wheat or undisclosed cereal grains – they’re what really cause problems in digestive health, itchy skin, bloat, and poor health.
Flaxseed meal is an excellent inclusion for heart health, wellbeing, joints, and coat. Lecithin is included to help your dog readily digest dietary fats, lower cholesterol, sharpen the brain, and like flaxseed will also serve to enhance your dog’s coat.
We find a range of dried vegetables and fruits, each with nutritional merit in their own right – carrots, peas, parsley, kelp, and barley grass, as well as dried garlic. We also find a dose of vitamin C to round off the mix.
All ingredients in Vets All Natural Complete Mix have been specifically selected for the benefit to your dog. That’s a great thing, especially as many dog foods contain ingredients for the sake of profit margins rather than the health of your pet.
Should you feed Vets All Natural to your dog?
Vets All Natural Complete Mix for dogs is a very worth choice if you’re hoping to move away from kibble towards raw but are in any way uncertain. Even if you still plan to feed a kibble, using this mix alongside with fresh meats, organs, and raw meaty bones should really boost your dog’s diet.
If you’re a long-standing die-hard raw feeder, then this is still worth considering as an excellent supplement to prevent any long-term deficiencies which commonly stem from an unbalanced raw diet.
Vets All Natural Complete Mix – Recommended!
Where to buy Vets All Natural Complete Mix
Vets All Natural Complete Mix dog food is very well established in the Australian pet food market, and available at many retailers.
Essential viewing – A Vets All Natural Complete Mix feeding guide
If you’re still baffled about how to feed your dog Vets All Natural Complete Mix, then here’s an excellent video by veterinarian Dr Bruce Syme which goes through the whole process:
The ingredients of Vets All Natural Complete Mix dog food (for Adult/Senior dogs) is as follows:
Rolled oats, cracked barley, flax seed meal, whole cracked oats, carrots, split peas, calcium carbonate, parsley, kelp, lecithin, barley grass, Vitamin C and dried garlic, kelp granules, lecithin granules and vitamin C powder.
Vets All Natural Complete Mix uses a typical analysis which represents the mix re-constituted with the specified meat content. The typical analysis for Vets All Natural Complete Mix dog food is accordingly as follows:
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An excellent choice for balancing a raw diet, or to feed alongside a dry dog food diet mixed in with fresh meats, organs, and raw meaty bones. Vets All Natural Complete Mix dog food takes some of the risk out of feeding your dog raw food.
- A very easy way to balance nutrition with raw meats and organs