What is cold pressed dog food?
Cold pressing is a way of producing dog food at much lower temperatures than traditional methods - you can think of it as steaming your vegetables rather than boiling them. In much the same way as steamed vegetables retain more nutrients, cold pressed dog food also retains more nutrients relative to traditional methods of making dry dog food which are produced at high temperatures and pressure.
What is meat meal?
Meat meal is general term for a concentrated meat powder used specifically for pet food. It is present in the vast majority of dry dog foods and can sometimes be listed as "dried meat" or "dehydrated meat". Meat meals come in varying degrees of quality however as they are specific pet food ingredients animal health regulation stipulates that they must be cooked at extremely high temperatures during their production. The high temperatures used to produce the meat meal destroys the nutrition within the meat and reduces the digestibility of the proteins. We do not use meat meal in any of our products.
Why is Tribal TLC processed below 95°C?
EU regulation requires that fresh meat within pet foods are processed to a minimum of 90°C. This ensures that the food is safe to handle and free from pathogens such as salmonella and ecoli. However, most pet food manufacturers process well above this temperature which destroys valuable nutrients. We choose to process our pet food to the lowest temperatures in order to lock in as much nutrition as possible whilst still ensuring that our food is safe to handle, and convenient to store and serve.
What is the meat content of your food?
We use a mixed animal protein source to give your dog a variety of high quality protein, similar to a dog's natural diet. Our grain-free adult turkey recipe contains 53% mixed animal protein made up from 35% fresh turkey, 10% fish protein (hydrolysed) and 8% whole egg.
How much will it cost to feed my dog Tribal TLC?
A little TLC goes a long way. Find out exactly how much it will cost to feed your dog with our handy interactive feeding guide here.
Do you provide samples?
We don't as we find that small sample bags aren't really enough to see the beneficial effects of switching to a healthy diet. We suggest that you try our dog food for a few weeks and we are so confident that your dog will see great results that if you're not completely happy you can get your money back! Find out more about our Money Back Guarantee here.
How do I transition my dog on to Tribal TLC?
Introduce gradually over a period of seven days. If your dog has a sensitive tummy or has digestive issues we would suggest extending the transition period to ten to fourteen days. Due to the difference in the way the foods are broken down, we do not recommend mixing TLC with normal kibble.
We advise to first use the food as a treat for the first three days (five days if your dog has a sensitive tummy). For the next three days switch your dog's breakfast meal over, feeding Tribal TLC for breakfast and the old food for dinner. On day seven feed Tribal TLC for breakfast and dinner.
You can download our simple transition guide here. Tribal TLC is suitable for feeding alongside wet and raw food.
Why is my dog drinking less/more water since switching to Tribal TLC?
If your dog was previously fed a dry kibble, you may notice that they drink less water when being fed Tribal TLC. This is perfectly normal and is because the food does not swell and absorb liquid like traditional dry kibbles, therefore meaning that your dog won't feel as thirsty.
If your dog was previously fed a wet or raw diet, you may notice that they drink more water when being fed Tribal TLC. This is perfectly normal as the Tribal TLC contains lower levels of moisture than wet or raw food. If your dog was previously fed a dry kibble and you have noticed that they are drinking more water when fed Tribal TLC you may be overfeeding your dog. Please ensure that you weigh out your dog's portion size as measuring by eye can result in overfeeding. If you are feeding the correct portion size try adding a small amount of cold water to the bowl when feeding and gradually reduce over time.
Why is my dog going to the toilet less/more since switching to Tribal TLC?
Because our food is highly digestible, many of our customers find that their dogs output is smaller and less smelly after switching to Tribal TLC - a result we can all appreciate! If you find that your dog is going to the toilet more than normal after switching to TLC you may be overfeeding your dog. Please ensure that you weigh out your dog's portion size with a scale as measuring by eye or using a feeding cup can result in overfeeding. If you are feeding the correct portion size try reducing the amount you are feeding by 5-10%. Every dog is different and you may need to adjust the exact amount you feed based on your dog and their lifestyle.
Where are your products made?
Tribal treats are hand baked in small batches in Hampshire. Tribal TLC is made by a small family run manufacturer in the Netherlands.
Are your treats suitable for puppies?
Tribal treats are suitable for all dogs from the age of 3 months.