Wolves are 99.8% the same as your domesticated dog. They need to eat the same things!

Did you know that your dog is 99.8% genetically the same as the grey wolf? And just like a cow eats grass, a wolf eats whole prey in the wild. So the best dog food needs to closely resemble a whole prey animal, meaning it's mostly fresh unprocessed meat.

Does that sound like "regular" dog food to you? Unfortunately, most brands are full of carbohydrates in the form of grains. But your dog has no nutritional requirement for carbs in their diet - it’s just filler. And that's before the heating and extrusion manufacturing processes to make kibble shelf stable. This intense processing denatures the protein molecules making them harder to digest, as well as destroying nutrients and bacteria - including the good ones your dog needs to thrive.

Dogs need to eat the same as wolves.

Most dog foods simply don't resemble the sort of food your dog is designed to eat. It's no wonder that so many dogs suffer from allergies, skin conditions, diabetes, cancer and other serious health problems.

We believe that feeding minimally processed, properly balanced raw food is the best way to ensure your dog is as healthy as possible. Your dog should be getting their vitamins, minerals and enzymes the way nature intended - from real food!

That doesn’t mean feeding only raw meat though. 

 

According to world renowned vet Dr Karen Becker:

Although fresh meat is a good source of protein and some minerals, it doesn’t represent a balanced diet.. When your dog is fed only muscle meat, he’s missing out on a variety of essential nutrients and sooner or later, he’ll develop serious health problems as a result.. And don’t make the mistake of thinking all you need to do is throw a few fresh veggies in the bowl to make up the difference. Balancing your pet’s food to provide optimal nutrition is a bit more complex.
— Dr Karen Becker
Whoa Nelly Raw Dog Food. Organic & local. Biodegradable packaging. Sold frozen, lasts 3-5 days in the fridge.

That's why we use the Canine Ancestral Diet as the nutritional model for our recipes. We take care to balance the fats and minerals, and we lab test to be sure. Whoa Nelly! uses human grade organic and locally sourced produce, because they're nutritionally superior and aren't sprayed with chemicals to improve their growth. And our Nelly Belly ferment helps mimic the contents of whole prey’s stomach, supporting great gut health.

We believe that Whoa Nelly! is the best possible food for your dog.