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The process of air-drying enables a food's inherent vitamins and minerals to be retained over an extended period of time without the need for preservatives.
Since all the natural nutrients are retained, air-dried food doesn't need to be topped up with synthetic vitamins and artificial additives — as is the case with kibble and dry dog foods which lose most of their nutrients during their high-temperature cooking processes.
Air-dried food also offers additional benefits to raw feeding in that it eliminates all harmful bacteria and pathogens from food, rendering it shelf-stable for up to 6 months.
Put simply, air-dried delivers all the nutritional benefits of raw feeding, but with the ease and convenience of kibble.
Yes! Our unique air-drying process preserves the nutritional benefits of our natural ingredients whilst also eliminating any harmful germs and bacteria. We also undergo rigorous 3rd party tests to ensure all our ingredients and the final product meets the highest quality standards.
Our food is gently air-dried at 142 F, which is the minimum temperature needed to kill off harmful bacteria and pathogens. Unlike kibble that's made using 'hot extrusion' — a high-heat, high-pressure cooking process that decimates the food's inherent nutritional value — our low-and-slow approach ensures that none of the ingredients' natural vitamins, minerals and amino acids escape.
Our Air-Dried Beef recipe is AAFCO-compliant, classed as ‘complete and balanced’ and is suitable for dogs at All Life Stages as their core diet.
Our Air-Dried Chicken recipe, however, is AAFCO-compliant for adult dogs only, and is not yet considered ‘complete and balanced’ for dogs under 12 months old.
If your pup has a strong preference for chicken over beef, you can safely feed them our chicken recipe as a supplementary food topper or training treat.
When transitioning your dog onto their new air-dried food, it’s important to make the switch slowly to avoid any potential tummy troubles or palatability issues.
We recommend making this change incrementally over a period 7 days by mixing your dog’s new food into old food like so:
- Day 1-2: Supplement 25% of your dog’s existing food with their new air-dried dog food.
- Day 3-4: Supplement 50% of your dog’s existing food with their new air-dried dog food.
- Day 5-6: Supplement 75% of your dog’s existing food with their new air-dried dog food.
- Day 7: Crack out the champagne and belly rubs! Your dog is ready for their 100% air-dried food regime.
Our air-dried food stays fresh for up to 6 months when the bag is left unopened. Once the seal is broken, it should be consumed within 6 weeks. For optimum flavor and freshness, we recommend storing it in a cool, dry place.
- Our standard bag size is 2.5lbs / 40oz / 1134g
- Each bag contains 11.5 cups
- Each cup weighs ~0.22lbs / 3.5oz / 100g
Depending on the size of your dog, one 2.5lb bag will last approximately...
- 10lb: ½-¾ cups/day = 15-23 days of food
- 20lb: ¾-1 cups/day = 12-15 days of food
- 30lb: 1-1¼ cups/day = 9-12 days of food
- 40lb: 1¼-1½ cups/day = 7-9 days of food
- 50lb: 1½-1¾ cups/day = 7-8 days of food
- 60lb: 1¾-2 cups/day = 6-7 days of food
- 70lb: 2-2¼ cups/day = 6 days of food
- 80lb: 2¼-2½ cups/day = 5 days of food
- 100lb: 2½-3 cups/day = 4 days of food
For every additional 20lbs (above 100lb) add another ⅓ cups to your dog’s bowl.
These recommendations are only intended to provide a starting point. Since every dog is different, landing on the right portion size for your pup may take some trial and error.
Also remember that your dog’s nutritional needs change over time, so be sure to regularly check in with your vet to see if they need any adjustments. If you’d prefer, you can also hit up one of our vet techs on 323-922-5737 or at email@example.com to discuss the ideal serving size for your dog's age, size, and condition.
Yes! Our Air-Dried Beef recipe is AAFCO compliant, classed as ‘complete and balanced’ and suitable for dogs at All Life Stages as their core diet.
However, our Air-Dried Chicken recipe is AAFCO compliant for adult dogs only, and is not yet considered ‘complete and balanced’ for dogs under 12 months old.
If your puppy has a strong preference for chicken over beef, you can safely feed them our Air-Dried Chicken recipe as a supplementary food topper or as a training treat.
We sure do! All our food recipes are AAFCO-compliant and classed as 'complete and balanced.'
However, please note that while our Air-Dried Beef recipe is suitable for dogs at all life stages, our Air-Dried Chicken recipe is formulated to meet the AAFCO nutrient profile of adult dogs only.
All our air-dried recipes were developed by our Science Advisory Board which includes:
- Anthony Almada MSc FISSN – Nutritional Biochemist with experience in over 50 clinical trials
- Dr. Jamie Peyton, DVM, DACVECC, CVA, CVC, CCRT – Critical Care Vet and Animal Wellness Advocate
- Elan Sudberg - Member of the National Animal Supplement Council
- Dr Gregory D. Sunvold - Pet nutrition expert with over 25 years’ experience
- Dr. Cathy Piche BA, RVT, CCRP – Specialist in canine rehabilitation with over 40 years’ experience as a vet technician.
To learn more about the brains behind our operation, head to our experts page.
In general, when transitioning to an air-dried diet your dog’s poop may be a little softer than usual.
However, if it appears watery or strange in color, drop us a line at 323-922-5737 or firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our vet techs will help you get to the bottom (pun intended) of what's going on.
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Alternatively, you can contact one of our friendly team members at email@example.com to request a cancellation of your subscription. Please note, however, that it may take up to 1 business day for them to process your request.
Happy pet parents make happy pets. So it’s within our best interests to keep you happy.
In the event that you change your mind about one of our products within 90 days of receiving it, we’ll issue a full refund.
Simply contact our customer team on 323-922-5737 between 9am - 5:00pm PT or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how you would like to return the product. Note: You will be responsible for the cost of returning the product back to us.
Our full Returns & Refund Policy can be found here.