Visionary Pet Dog Food Review

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As Visionary Pet so accurately says, “You are what you eat – and the same goes for our dogs.” This unique pet food company is run by self-proclaimed nutrition nerds who were inspired by ketogenic diets being used as cancer therapy in dogs. Their mission is to create a readily available low-carb dog food for pet parents everywhere to use conveniently at home.

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Although Visionary Pet was inspired by keto diets being used to treat sick dogs, there’s plenty of evidence that a low-carb diet is beneficial for healthy pups, too. Visionary Pet customers have noticed a range of benefits, including improved digestion, lowered inflammation, and better skin and coat condition.

Keto diets have also been shown to preserve lean body mass more effectively than high-fiber diets, and dogs that are overweight or obese have more success losing weight on a high-protein diet than those that continue to consume starches.

Quality Of Ingredients

Visionary Pet follows the ingredients and recipes formulated by nonprofit KetoPet through extensive years of research. The freeze-dried and frozen foods are made from 100% human-grade ingredients, although you shouldn’t taste test these products as they’re packaged raw.

Even the brand’s dry kibble is of the utmost quality, made primarily from animal protein sources and free of grains, gluten, and carbohydrates. All foods are tested for quality in accordance with AAFCO standards.

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Full Ingredients And Analysis

Analyzing the first 10 ingredients in a dog food is a great way to understand the overall nutrient content of the dog food because AAFCO requires all dog food ingredients to be listed in order of predominance by their weight. Here’s a closer look at what’s inside Visionary Pet Keto Dry Food – Chicken Recipe:

Full Ingredients:

Chicken Meal, Chicken, Chicken Fat, Dried Egg, Miscanthus Grass, Gelatin, Natural Chicken Liver Flavor, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Zinc Oxide, Iron Sulfate, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Manganous Oxide, Vitamin E, Copper Sulfate, Thiamine (Vitamin B1), Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5), Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6), Vitamin A, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide (source of iodine), Cobalt Carbonate, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite, Biotin, Vitamin D3, Vitamin B12

The below is the dry matter guaranteed analysis of the recipe.

  • 47.8%

    Protein

  • 36.7%

    Fat

  • 7.8%

    Carbs

This is a pretty remarkable guaranteed analysis for how low the carbohydrate content is. To show just how unique this Keto recipe is, take a look at how it stacks up against the average dry dog food –

Visionary also does something else unique in the pet food space. They provide a human-grade nutrition label with complete calories, carbs, fiber, and more.

Ingredients You May Wonder About:

Chicken: All Visionary Pet keto dog food recipes get the bulk of their protein from a primary meat source. Chicken makes up the first three ingredients of this food, meaning it’s high in the animal protein your dog needs for fuel.

Dried Egg: Eggs have been called the “gold standard” in canine nutrition as they provide a nearly 100% complete protein source. Reference

Miscanthus Grass: This oriental grass is commonly planted in homes as a pet-friendly turf alternative. It’s commonly used in herbal medicine as an anti-inflammatory.  Reference

Gelatin: Made from animal cartilage and bones, gelatin contains 99% protein and many amino acids. Reference

Salt: Salt is already essential to your dog’s health, but any low-carb diet should be accompanied by an additional supplement of this mineral. Reference

Zinc Oxide: Your dog’s enzymes and hormones are all regulated in part by zinc, and a deficiency can lead to skin issues and thyroid disorders. Reference

Manganous Oxide: This supplement is a source of manganese, which is essential in several stages of growth and development, including bone formation. Reference

Thiamine: Also known as vitamin B1, thiamine is recommended to be included in most dog foods. Reference

Pantothenic Acid: This is another name for vitamin B5, which is essential to canine digestive function and metabolism. Reference

Pyridoxine: A deficiency of pyridoxine, or vitamin B6 can cause anemia in dogs. Reference

Cobalt Carbonate: This antioxidant supports cardiac health and circulatory function. Reference

Folic Acid: This is just another name for vitamin B9, which plays a key role in intestinal function. Reference

Biotin: Biotin is a supplement that helps your dog grow healthy skin, coat, and nails. Reference

Visionary Pet Dog Food Product Line

At the moment, Visionary Pet offers three different types of dog food, all of which are low-carb and keto with less than one gram of net carbs per cup. The diverse product line allows you to choose the most convenient way to give your dog the benefits of a keto diet.

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Keto Dry Dog Food

Years of testing and development went into the formation of this low-carb kibble. It’s free from many of the unwanted processed ingredients that go into standard store-bought kibbles, like corn, soy, and rice. This is the perfect keto dog food for busy pet owners who don’t have the time to prepare meals for their fur babies every day.

This dog kibble is unique. You can tell just by looking at it, it’s different from regular kibble.

It’s smoother, seems more dense (almost like dough), and has less flaky crumbs than other kibble. I’m assuming this is due to the food being made up of such such high fat and protein. It certainly doesn’t seem to be a negative as my dogs loved it.

Raw Freeze Dried Dog Food

Raw beef is the main ingredient of this freeze-dried food which replicates the low-carb formula developed by nonprofit KetoPet. But you’ll also find green beans, coconut oil, chia seeds, and other 100% human-grade ingredients on the list.

The food comes in medallion form, with a recommended serving size of one medallion per pound of body weight each day.

Raw Frozen Patties

This is keto dog dining at its finest. The same ingredients found in the Visionary Pet Raw Freeze Dried Dog Food is formed into patties and frozen for ultimate freshness. Once at home, the patties can be thawed in the refrigerator and fed within two to three days.

The patties come individually sealed in either 1 ounce or 8 ounce sizes (1 ounce pictured above). This makes partitioning the raw feeding really easy to manage. It’s easy to store all of these patties in the freezer and pop out individually sealed packets into the fridge as needed.

About Visionary Pet

Visionary Pet donates a portion of all profits to KetoPet, the nonprofit that inspired the brand’s dog food formula. KetoPet has been working since 2014 to assist dogs with cancer through nutritional therapy. They have spent years of research and millions of dollars developing a keto diet to help sick pets. The KetoPet Sanctuary in Texas is a haven for dogs with a terminal cancer diagnosis, some with only weeks to live.

Where To Buy

The primary point of sale for Visionary Pet Dog Food is through their website. Frozen food is shipped on dry ice with 2-day delivery; free shipping is available for orders over $165. The full product line can also be purchased through Chewy.com, and the dry kibble is available on Amazon.

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  • SMART DOGS EAT LOW CARB: Dogs should be powered by fat and protein - not carbs. Our low carb dog food has...
  • EASY & CONVENIENT DAILY FEEDING: Our grain free dog food contains everything your dog needs - and nothing...
  • PERFECT NUTRITIONAL PROFILE: Our high protein dog food recipe comes from our experience improving canine...
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Summary

Visionary Pets’ line of keto dog food products are among the highest quality we’ve found in terms of nutrition profile. This dog food is extremely high protein and even more importantly high fat, which means there’s no room for carbohydrate fillers. While you will be paying a premium for this dog food, this is a case where you get what you pay for.

3 thoughts on “Visionary Pet Dog Food Review

  1. When you make it from grass-fed, organic, non-gmo sources, let me know. Til then, I’ll stick to home cooking for my dogs.

  2. Kibble is cooked at a such a high temperature it kills any nutrients that might have been there. And although a high fat content is good, what do you do to keep it from going rancid??? It would take more explicit explanations on how your product is prepared before I would buy it.

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