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Sojos Wild Free-Range Venison Recipe Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Dog Food

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Give your pooch the power of raw and wild nutrition with the Sojos Wild Free-Range Venison Recipe Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Dog. Made with fresh wild venison as the first ingredient plus whole eggs and fruits and veggies like cranberries, celery, parsnips, green beans and more, it’s packed with protein and nose-to-tail nourishment from raw ingredients in every bite. The vet-recommended formula is gently freeze-dried to preserve the natural enzymes, vitamins and trace nutrients, and is loaded with health-boosting superfoods like coconut, ginger and kelp. Just add water, soak to activate the raw goodness, and watch your little furry forager dive into his bowl every time!

Key Benefits

  • Vet-recommended with freeze-dried raw venison as the first ingredient for the raw nutrition and muscle-boosting protein dogs thrive on.
  • Complete and balanced blend of raw meat and uncompromised ingredients in every bowl, like purple sweet potatoes, whole eggs, flaxseeds and more.
  • With raw fruits, veggies and superfoods to promote overall well-being, including cranberries, celery, green peas, coconut, kelp, and ginger.
  • Just add water and soak to activate the enzymes, nutrients and hearty flavor dogs find irresistible; 1 pound makes 5 pounds of ready-to-eat food.
  • Made in small batches in the USA with zero grains, GMO ingredients, soy, fillers, artificial preservatives, colors or flavors, added sugar or salt, and never anything from China.

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  • Item Number
    88886
  • Weight
    1.0 pounds
  • Breed Size
    All Breeds, Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds
  • Food Form
    Freeze-Dried
  • Lifestage
    Adult, All Stages
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, Gluten Free, GMO-Free

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

Venison, Whole Egg, Cranberries, Celery Root, Green Peas, Purple Sweet Potatoes, Flax Seeds, Parsnip, Green Beans, Almond Bran, Coconut, Tricalcium Phosphate, Dried Kelp, Chard, Dried Alfalfa, Ginger Root, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate.

Caloric Content

3,721 kcal/kg, 241 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 43.0% min
Crude Fat 13.5% min
Crude Fiber 6.7% max
Moisture 10.0% max

Feeding Instructions

  1. Shake bag to distribute finer ingredients.
  2. Mix and measure Sojos Wild and water.
  3. Soak 15 minutes to fully activate nutrients and enzymes.
Weight Average Activity Level Daily Feeding (cup) Highly Active or Puppy Activity Level Daily Feeding (cup) Average Activity Level Water (cup) Highly Active or Puppy Activity Level Water (cup)
1 - 10 lbs 3/4 1 1/4 1 1 1/2
11 - 20 lbs 1 1/4 2 1 1/2 2 1/2
21 - 40 lbs 2 3 2 1/2 3 3/4
41 - 60 lbs 2 1/2 3 3/4 3 4 1/2
61 - 80 lbs 3 4 1/2 3 3/4 5 1/2
  1. For best digestion, soak in the refrigerator overnight.
  2. Keep up to a 4 - day batch in a sealed container in the fridge or keep multiple batches in the freezer Store in a cool, dry place.

Transition Instructions

The transition from kibble to a raw diet should proceed slowly over 7 - 10 days to avoid upsetting your pet's digestive system. Transitioning may take longer for older, sick or finicky pets. To transition, begin with a pinch of rehydrated Sojos added to your pet’s dish, and gradually increase the Sojos serving each day, as you decrease the other food.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why feed raw?

Simply said, raw food is served as nature intended—rich in naturally-occurring nutrients and enzymes. The ingredients in traditional pet foods, on the other hand, are altered by harsh processing—and the lost nutrients are replaced artificially with additives and sprayed-on synthetic vitamins and minerals. That said, there’s no question that kibble foods are convenient—but shelf-stable, grain-free, freeze-dried raw alternatives offer the same convenience without losing any of the taste, aroma and nutrition naturally found in fresh from the field food.

Why feed Sojos?

Sojos’ raw, shelf-stable foods enable pet parents to serve fresh, home-prepared meals in minutes—just by adding water. It's raw made easy. And for guilt-free treating, we make a variety of freeze-dried raw meat and oven-baked dog treats.

Are Sojos products raw?

Our food recipes include a combination of gently freeze-dried meat—and air-dried fruits & veggies. All ingredients in all of our foods are raw. Meat begins to cook at 115 degrees. But fruits and veggies have a higher cook-temp and can be dehydrated via an air-drying process, while maintaining the nutritious enzymes only found in raw ingredients. There can be a little confusion about the term ‘dehydrated’ because meat cannot be dehydrated and remain raw. But fruits and veggies can indeed be dehydrated and remain raw.

Can dogs and cats really eat fruits and veggies?

While it’s true that dogs and cats are carnivores, bear in mind that when a carnivore eats another animal, they are also eating whatever that animal ate—often fruits and veggies. So, to get a truly complete diet, a variety of ingredients are critical. Not to mention, the superfood fruits and veggies included in our recipes pack a serious nutritional punch, providing health benefits for your pets.

Where are Sojos ingredients sourced?

Sojos products are made from scratch in Minneapolis, MN and we source as many ingredients as possible domestically—about 80%. Because of seasonality and the protein options included in our recipes, we do source elsewhere when necessary. Simply put, they are ingredients that could just as easily end up in your pantry or on the shelves of your local co-op.

How do I make Sojos Complete pet foods?

Simply add water, soak and serve.

Do I need to add extras, like meat or other foods or supplements?

Adding ingredients or supplements to our food recipes isn’t necessary. Our Complete recipes are formulated to meet the AAFCO Nutrient Profiles and can be fed alone. As always, check with your holistic vet or nutritionist—especially if your dog has specific health requirements.

Do I need to add a vitamin or mineral supplement?

You don’t need to add anything to your pet’s meal. Our foods include an all-natural blend of vitamins and minerals that provide all the nutrients your pet needs.

Are the amounts listed in the feeding guidelines per meal, or per day?

Our feeding guidelines recommend your dog’s daily portion size. So if you feed twice daily, simply divide the portion in half to determine how much you should feed per meal.

Does the feeding chart refer to dry Sojos or rehydrated Sojos? How much food will my dog’s serving size net once rehydrated?

Our feeding chart guidelines include measurements using dry Sojos. There's no way to get an accurate measurement once Sojos is rehydrated, because there are too many unpredictable variables that will affect the actual rehydrated volume. Our natural ingredients can vary slightly in size from one bag to the next. Not to mention the soak time, temperature of water, temperature of soak environment (fridge vs the counter), etc can all affect the rehydrated volume.

What temperature water should I add to dry Sojos?

Room temperature water is ideal. Do not add boiling water, as this will cook out the natural enzymes found in raw food.

How do I store Sojos food and treats?

All of our food recipes and freeze-dried meat treats should be stored in a cool, dry place. Do not store dry Sojos in the refrigerator.

Why is it important to soak Sojos?

Soaking improves digestibility. Cats and dogs have a strong, but short, digestive tract designed to quickly break down and absorb foods. Grains and veggies require more complex digestion than meats, fruit and other foods, so having them soak in water a minimum of 15 minutes is critical. You can also soak overnight in the fridge.

Can I refrigerate rehydrated Sojos?

Any leftover food should be treated like fresh food, covered and refrigerated or discarded. Sojos is best served fresh, within 24 hours within of prep.

Can I microwave rehydrated Sojos?

Do not microwave your dog’s rehydrated Sojos. This will cook the raw ingredients.

Can I blend rehydrated Sojos?

Sojos recipes include bite size, natural ingredient chunks. If your pup prefers a smoother blend, or has dental issues, feel free to blend once rehydrated.

How much food will my dog’s serving make once rehydrated?

Each meal will rehydrate a little differently depending on the food mix itself, the temperature of water you used, the amount of time you soaked, etc. So, there’s no way to pinpoint the exact volume once rehydrated.

What’s the shelf-life of your products?

Sojos food products have a 18-month shelf-life when stored in a cool, dry place. The “Best By” date is printed on the top corner of the back of your bag.

My bag is expired. Can I still feed it to my pet?

We cannot guarantee food or recommend you feed it to your pet if it’s past the expiration date.

My dog is allergic to X, can he eat Sojos?

You’ll always want to consult your holistic vet or nutritionist about specific allergies. That said, it’s not uncommon for pets to exhibit allergies to feed-grade ingredients but to process higher quality, human-grade ingredients with significantly less difficulty.

How will my dog’s teeth get clean when feeding a moisture-rich food?

One of the common misconceptions about kibble is that a crunchy food cleans pets’ teeth as they chew. But would you ever substitute chewing on a crunchy snack like pretzels or chips for brushing your teeth? Of course not. Your mouth would be full of gunk and residue that would turn to plaque - and guess what? That’s exactly what happens with pet kibble, which leaves a disease-causing buildup of plaque on pets’ teeth and gum lines. It’s not how soft or crunchy the meal is, it’s how healthy the ingredients are that make a difference in canine dental hygiene.

My dog acts like he is hungry all the time since switching to Sojos. Do I need to increase his serving size?

It’s not uncommon for dogs to exhibit higher energy levels after they’ve transitioned to a raw diet. This is generally a great thing, but may take some adjustment on your part! Not to mention Sojos tastes delicious and is fun to eat, so your pup may just be pulling your leg, and trying to get his paws on some more food. Imagine going from eating artificially flavored pellets every meal (kibble), to eating fresh, raw ingredients (including real meat chunks)—it’s no surprise your pup can’t get enough! Of course, it’s possible your pet does need an increased portion. Our feeding guidelines are just that—guidelines. Every dog is different and you know your pet best. Check with your holistic vet or nutritionist for guidance.

My dog isn’t drinking as much water since switching to Sojos. Why?

For many pets, this is because they’re consuming plenty of water through the moisture-rich Sojos meal—particularly if they were eating a processed, dry food like kibble previously. As always, consult your holistic Vet or nutritionist if you have additional concerns.

I noticed ingredient chunks in my dog’s stool, does this mean he’s not absorbing nutrients?

Sojos is moisture-rich and filled with raw ingredients, so naturally your pup’s output will look different than when he was consuming a processed diet like kibble. Rest assured, it’s perfectly normal to see pieces of carrot, sweet potato or other ingredients in your dog’s stool. Some of the insoluble fiber may not always break down completely—but this does not mean your pet hasn’t gained nutritional benefit from those ingredients. Dogs have short intestinal tracts that are highly acidic, so they extract nutrition and pass waste quickly compared to humans.

How do I know my dog is getting the correct amount of nutrients when one bowl of food looks different than the last one? Or when one bag looks different than the last one?

Because we make Sojos from scratch, in small batches, all the ingredients are natural, and it’s made with real ingredient chunks, it’s normal for you to see some variation from one meal to the next. It is a good idea to ‘rotate’, ‘shake’ or ‘stir’ the bag in between feedings to keep the ingredients as evenly mixed as possible, but each meal will look a little different. Think of our food the way you approach making salad. Even when you use the exact same toppings and the exact same portions to make two salads, they won’t ever look exactly the same—simply because you’re using fresh, real ingredients. Both salads provide the same nutrient content, but look a little bit different. The same goes for your dog’s bowlful of Sojos!

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Thanksgiving Stuffing Consistency

Just add water, let it soak for a few minutes and the gently freeze-dried mixture swells to a Thanksgiving stuffing consistency. It's a perfectly balanced meal that's low in fat, high in taste and brimming with essential vitamins and minerals.

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About Sojos

Sojos has made healthy pet food and pet treats since 1985. The Minnesota based, family-owned business whips up pre-mix and complete raw food for your four-legged friends. The special blends come in a variety of choices to fit your pet's needs and are made from fresh, wholesome ingredients for benefits that go beyond grain-free. It's raw nutrition made simple and clear.

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  • Picky girls

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    My girls are very picky about what they eat, they will start out eating something that they really like then after a week or so they completely quit eating that food. That being said, I had tried the Wild Salmon food, the girls ate every smidge of that so I thought perhaps they would like the Wild Venison, wrong they wouldn't hardly touch it. Nothing wrong with the food, just picky girls.

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  • Sojos Wild Free-Range Venison Recipe Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Dog Food

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    I recently adopted a rescue from Georgia Poodle Rescue. She came with a bag of Sojos Wild Free-Range Venison Recipe Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Dog Food. I ordered it from Chewy and we kept her on it for two weeks. It seems like an okay food, but I have to say the dog I adopted was way underweight. She did not seem very fond of this food and ate very little of it. I switched her to another grain free, corn free, wild bison and venison dry dog food and she is flourishing. Sojos is also very expensive, one bag lasted only about one week and it gets very mushy at the end even when you shake up the bag. I will not buy this food again.

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  • Best freeze dried raw dig food!

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    I had been feeding my dogs regular sojos but I came across the dog advisor website and sojos wild was ranked the highest ranking. No doubt the food is expensive so I plan to mix 3/4 of it with sojos regular. Take a few days for the dogs to get used to it. One of my 3 dogs threw up twice. Now she's handling it fine. I wish chewy's carried the 4 lb bag but they only carry the 1 lb.

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  • great food, if you are a small family!

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    I love this food! Recommended. Pros: + bought for a picky 3 yo Husky... she likes our food (boyfriend feeds her steak right off the grill, cooked or not), and this is really raw venison. I'm a vegetarian and it smells like blood and meat alright! The dogs love it. + easy to use, especially if you mix it in bulk. I mix about 2 day's worth, refrigerate, and let it come to room temp before serving. Makes feeding raw easy. + no intestinal problems - I feed a variety of foods, which I think helps, but I worried about diarrhea with this at first due to the nature of it (raw meat sitting for days...). Nope. 100% healthy poops, and gorgeous dogs! Cons: Cost. Jeez. I mix it with other foods I love this food! Recommended. Pros: + bought for a picky 3 yo Husky... she likes our food (boyfriend feeds her steak right off the grill, cooked or not), and this is really raw venison. I'm a vegetarian and it smells like blood and meat alright! The dogs love it. + easy to use, especially if you mix it in bulk. I mix about 2 day's worth, refrigerate, and let it come to room temp before serving. Makes feeding raw easy. + no intestinal problems - I feed a variety of foods, which I think helps, but I worried about diarrhea with this at first due to the nature of it (raw meat sitting for days...). Nope. 100% healthy poops, and gorgeous dogs! Cons: Cost. Jeez. I mix it with other foods (the huky only eats if food is in the same bowl, "a dollop each," not mixed up... but she gets this, a dehydrated food, various kibbles, broth and fish oil sprinkles on top, and her probiotics and some joint supplements. A 1 lb bag lasted me about 2 weeks in this manner... so in the end I guess it's not as expensive as I feel like it is, but I definitely couldn't afford it if that was all she would eat! I feel like it just whets her appetite, and of course I feel better knowing her guts are getting a variety of foods and hopefully some benefit from that. (We don't eat just one type of food, right? Why should they?!) … more

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  • MY DOG LOVED IT!

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    I had never ordered from chewy.com before so I didn't know what to expect. Well, I was pleasantly surprised by my dog's response. My dog LOVED this food! I highly recommend it.

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  • GO WILD WITH SOJOS!!

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    My dog loves it. We use it for a treat and he literally runs and jumps in circles for this. We love it because it is natural and smells healthy.

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  • Wonderful Food!

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    This has truly been a wonderful food :) My girls hover over me while I'm making it. I have two aussies and a siberian husky, all three love this food so much! I can't wait to try the other Wild versions of Sojos. They enjoyed the Turkey formula, but I think they much prefer the Sojos Wild. Plus, there is significantly more protein and less filler, which I think they enjoy. This is a great first step for us moving towards a more natural diet, and a food that I can provide to house sitters to give to them during meals. Easy prep and easy to feed. Thanks for a wonderful product :)

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  • Should have sweet potatoes in it

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    Both Yorkie's would only eat the Vension. So a lot was wasted. They are a few carrots too, but that was it. Product should do away with the white flakes. I believe those were apples.

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  • They ate it like they were out in the wild!

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    All of my dogs ate it ravenously, even my hard-to-please babies. I think freeze dried foods would be an excellent way to take your dog with you backpacking and camping, it weighs next-to-nothing. It's convenient and they love it!

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  • Another Sojos hit for us.

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    Our girls love this food. One of our girls is quite dainty so I cut up the dry pieces of meat before hydrating. Both girls love it now. I love the ingredients.

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