Products

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Food

Our flagship dog food offering, “Coach’s Choice” has been formulated by us under the tutelage of our nutritionists, to be a complete and balanced feed for adult life stage dogs.  That means you can feed any one of these recipes exclusively and your dog will be properly fed. We encourage our customers to switch between our three recipes as much as possible to give your dog a more varied diet.

Coach’s Choice is fresh food from fresh, mostly Oregon local ingredients, made in our commercial kitchen with love and delivered fresh to your pup.  Our subscribing customers enjoy our portioning service where we deliver your dog’s food in individual feeding portions for maximum convenience.

We instructed our nutritionists to design our recipes using fresh whole food ingredients like humanely grown antibiotic-free meats and organic vegetables in the simplest combinations possible.  

 

Treats

Cookies

Our cookies make a healthy alternative to carb loaded flour based dog biscuits and they are a great choice for highly active dogs or dogs who have a hard time maintaining a healthy weight.  There’s three ingredients in these cookies. Ground protein with egg powder which provides supplemental low-fat protein and assists cookie formation, as well as, texture when coupled with psyllium seed husks. Psyllium Seed Husks aid in healthy digestion. K-9 Cookies are not formulated as a meal replacement.

Beef Heart Chips

Made simply from sliced then dehydrated Beef Heart, our Beef Heart Chips are an irresistible, jerky-like treat that’s a great source of protein and amino acids.

Beef Liver

Our dehydrated beef liver treat is super high in protein in addition to being a good source of both fat soluble and water soluble vitamins.  Beef Liver Slices are an aromatic, tasty and healthful treat for your companion.

Chicken Strips

Made from USDA Certified chicken breast, Chicken Bites are 100% natural and are a high protein, low fat option you can feel 100% great about feeding as a foraging snack or treat. Bite sized strips are easy to break into smaller pieces for mini and small breed dogs. 

Sweet Potatoes

Dehydrated Sweet Potato Chips provide a low fat, low carbohydrate treat that’s high in antioxidants. Sweet potatoes are highly digestible and are a great source of plant pigments, copper, potassium, iron and dietary fiber.

Our Process

Our goal for this business is to create excellent quality real food products for dogs and to give clarity to our pet food making process & ingredient sourcing.  Sourcing quality ingredients, suitable for making dog food, has been the most challenging part of bringing this business to market. Toward that goal, we have invested a lot of time and effort and we are very proud of the results we have achieved.  We believe that food is food and our dogs benefit just as much as we do from eating a diet made from minimally processed fresh whole food ingredients. One could argue that they benefit even more than we do since they already have a heartbreakingly short lifespan, doesn’t it make sense to use high-quality food to try to foster a longer healthier life?  Socrates said “Let food be thy medicine”, we say “Let Food be THEIR medicine!”.

We offer three basic recipes; Beef, Chicken and Pork, each are made from gluten-free, Non-GMO & mostly organic ingredients.  These recipes have been designed and balanced to AAFCO standards for adult life stage dogs with help from a team of ACVN Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionists.  We make our food in small batches and are able to customize any of our recipes or create new recipes, based on the direction of your Vet or nutritionist. We physically handle and inspect each ingredient as we carefully weigh them before processing.  Then we very thoroughly grind and mix all of the ingredients to create a product with a meatloaf type consistency. Thorough grinding is important because dogs have shorter digestive systems and gut hold times so they are unable to break down the cell walls of certain plant-based ingredients which, without the grind just pass through without giving any nutrition.

After processing, we spread the food onto stainless steel pans and place them into our specialized low-temperature ovens which perform a bag-less sous vide cook of the food.  Sous vide cooking is popularized for humans by fancy restaurants like The French Laundry in Napa but it’s actually a pretty simple technology that offers lots of benefits for making dog food.  Our water bath heated ovens maintain temps to within tenths of a degree so the cook of our food is perfectly even, 165 for pork and chicken, 159 for beef. There’s no nutrient loss due to overcooking in hot spots or at the edges of the product as with conventional ovens.  Another benefit of water vapor cooking is the food cooks in its own juices with no moisture loss. This is a low and slow cooking process so the food steeps in its own juices for 2 hours per batch producing a flavor that dogs go bonkers for!

After the low and slow cook, we chill the food down to 40 degrees before packaging.  We take a minimalist approach to packaging our dog food which we are able to accomplish as a local-focused company making food, not for retail shelves but as demand obliges us.  We make standard half pound and full pound portions to sell at the farmers market, each is individually weighed and labeled which gives us a final physical inspection of our food before we send it off to your dog’s bowl.  

For our subscribing customers who elect to use our portioning service, it works like this.  For the $10 fee, we will deliver to you up to a 30 day supply of perfectly portioned food for your dog.  A days food means 2 feedings in our book so for say a 2 week supply for your pup we would deliver to you 28 portions, each individually wrapped in a deli sheet wrapped in our butchers paper with a seal we freeze it till delivery.  A 30 days supply means 60 portions and for customers who are able and willing to buy our food in 30-day supplies, we offer a bonus portion of our super healthy single ingredient treats and cookies. Once the customer receives the package, place it in the freezer and remove portions from 24 hours in advance so that they may safely thaw in your refrigerator before serving.

How to get your food

We offer several different options for delivery for your convenience.  Choose the right option for you at checkout.  If you have any additional questions regarding the best solution for your dog, email us at info@petfoodcoach.com 

In-Store Pick Up

Orders placed prior to 10:00am on Monday will be available for pickup at Agricultural Connections pickup points on Wednesdays.

Westside Box Factory Breezeway 3-6pm
Eastside Jackson’s Corner 4-6pm

Home Delivery

We are thankful to be partnering with Agricultural Connections to bring our fresh dog food to your door.  Simply choose that option on your order.  Home deliveries are typically between 1-4pm on Wednesdays.

 

Additional Delivery Partners

We work with several pet sitters, doggy daycares, and neighborhoods to combine deliveries and save you money.

For a full list of current providers, click here.

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