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Stella & Chewy's Freeze-Dried Raw Simply Venison Dinner Patties Dog Food

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Give your dog what he naturally craves with Stella & Chewy's Freeze-Dried Raw Simply Venison Dog Food. Based on the philosophy that dogs thrive on the same diet they would eat in the wild, this all-natural recipe makes it easy to feed your best friend only the good stuff. Made from sustainably-sourced ingredients and raw, single-source protein, this recipe starts with 85% grass-fed venison and organs, plus 100% certified-organic fruits and vegetables—offering the benefits of raw food nutrition with the convenience of freeze-dried preparation. And to ensure the highest quality, each batch is made with care in Stella & Chewy’s own U.S. kitchen.

Key Benefits
  • Starts with 85% venison and organs, along with 100% organic-certified fruits and vegetables.
  • Proudly made in the USA in Stella & Chewy’s own kitchen with ingredients responsibly sourced from trusted and reputable suppliers.
  • Complete and balanced for all life stages and free from added hormones, antibiotics, grains and fillers.
  • Real raw nutrition in the convenience of freeze-dried patties; serve as is or rehydrate by adding water.
  • Features added vitamins, minerals and other trace nutrients to support overall health.

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  • Item Number
    194372
  • Weight
    1.5625 pounds
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds
  • Food Form
    Freeze-Dried
  • Special Diet
    Limited Ingredient Diet, Gluten Free, High-Protein, Sensitive Digestion, Grain-Free, Raw, Natural
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Venison, Venison Liver, Venison Spleen, Coconut Flour, Sunflower Oil, Pumpkin Seed, Organic Cranberries, Organic Spinach, Organic Broccoli, Organic Beets, Organic Carrots, Organic Squash, Organic Blueberries, Fenugreek Seed, Potassium Chloride, Dried Kelp, Sodium Phosphate, Tocopherols (Preservative), Choline Chloride, Salt, Salmon Oil, Dried Pediococcus Acidilactici Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium Longum Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus Coagulans Fermentation Product, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Taurine, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Niacin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid.

Caloric Content

Metabolizable Energy kcal/kg 4,587 Metabolizable Energy kcal/patty 51

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein36% min
Crude Fat30% min
Crude Fiber 5% max
Moisture 5% max
Feeding Instructions
  • Serve as is, or rehydrate by adding cool or warm water. If your dog does not regularly drink water at mealtime, we recommend rehydrating by adding 1/4 cup of water for every 2 patties. If your dog prefers dry food, always have ample fresh water available at mealtime.

  • The table below shows the number of patties to feed each day based on a pet's weight. Please note these are guidelines and individual requirements can vary by +/-50% based on your pet's activity level, metabolism, age, general health and other factors.

Weight Serving
Up to 5 lbs 2 patties
6 - 10 lbs 3-1/2 patties
11 - 15 lbs 5 patties
16 - 20 lbs 6-1/2 patties
21 - 40 lbs 10-1/2 patties
41 - 60 lbs 14 patties
61 - 80 lbs 17-1/2 patties
81 - 100 lbs 21 patties
Transition Instructions

Always transition any new food by slowly mixing with your current diet for the first 7-10 days, increasing the amount of Stella & Chewy's while decreasing the amount of other food.

FAQ

How do I begin introducing a raw diet to my pet?

Congratulations on your decision to make the switch! When transitioning from a cooked food such as kibble, you should go slowly, typically transitioning over 7-10 days. Most people start with the following guideline and then adjust the timeframe as needed:

  • Days 1-3: 25% Stella & Chewy's along with 75% current diet
  • Days 4-6: 50% Stella & Chewy' along with 50% current diet
  • Days 7-9: 75% Stella & Chewy's along with 25% current diet
  • Days 10-Forward: 100% Stella & Chewy's

It's important to remember that some digestive upset is normal during a transition this typically shows up in diarrhea, constipation or (very rarely) vomiting. This will eventually subside as your pet adjusts to the new food.

Is Stella & Chewy's appropriate for puppies?

Yes! Stella & Chewy's dinners for dogs are designed to be complete and balanced for all life stages this means they're great for puppies, too! They do meet AAFCO standards for complete and balanced nutrition across all life stages. You will, however, want to introduce them slowly a typical transition takes about 7-10 days. Puppies do need more food than adults at the same weight. Feed up to twice the amount recommended on feeding guidelines. We also offer a puppy-specific lineup of Freeze-Dried Dinner Patties!

Where are Stella & Chewy's ingredients sourced?

All Stella & Chewy's ingredients are responsibly sourced from farmers and ranchers we know and trust.

  • The meats, poultry, fish are antibiotic-free and have no added hormones.
  • Beef, Lamb and Venison are sourced from North America, Australia and New Zealand. They are grass-fed.
  • Chicken, Duck, Goose and Turkey are sourced from North America and Europe. They're cage-free.
  • The fish is North American, wild-caught.
  • The rabbit is from Western Europe and/or North America.
  • All fruits and vegetables are 100% organic. They are all sourced from North and South America based on seasonal availability.
  • The vitamin and mineral mix we use our products is formulated for us in the United States the individual components are from the US and Western Europe with Taurine from Japan.

What are the sharp things I'm finding in the freeze-dried foods? Aren't they harmful?

Stella & Chewy's adds raw ground bone to all dinners as it's an essential part of a raw diet. The bone is safe and highly digestible when raw. The bone is ground with a 3/16 grind plate this means the bone could appear up to approximately 1/4-in size. The bone in the diet is ground to that size because of the health benefits it provides. A carnivore's teeth and body are designed to consume bone especially raw bone, like the bone used in each S&C meal. If it's ground to a powder, it doesn't have as many of the benefits. While it may feel sharper to our fingers, a carnivore's body is designed to consume and process the bone effectively and safely, as long as it's never cooked, heated, or microwaved.

What food safety procedures does Stella & Chewy's follow?

Stella & Chewy's has a patented food safety procedure to ensure the safety of every product. The most powerful step in this procedure is the high-pressure processing (HPP) step this is a cold-water pressure process that effectively eliminates harmful bacteria from the food. This process is used on all products, regardless of the protein. As food-borne bacteria can be present in any type of meat, Stella & Chewy's feel that incurring the extra cost of HPP for all products is the responsible thing to do. This way pet parents can rest assured that they're always bring a safe food into their home. Additionally, HPP is the only reliable method for maintaining the wonderful raw nutrition of our products while still removing harmful pathogens.

All batches of food are sent to a 3rd party testing facility to be tested for both Salmonella and E.coli and Listeria no food ever leaves the plant without negative test results in hand. These test results are posted on stellaandchewys.com. Stella & Chewy's is highly committed to creating the most nutritious, safe, and delicious product on the market.

How do you prepare Stella & Chewy's freeze-dried foods for dogs?

Freeze-dried Dinners and Mixers for dogs can be fed dry or rehydrated prior to feeding. If you choose to use the products dry, please be sure your pet is drinking plenty of water at mealtime. If your pet isn't a big drinker, or you're afraid that they may not get enough water, then rehydrate the food with cool or warm (never hot) water prior to feeding. If fed dry, the food can sit out for up to 12 hours prior to discarding. If fed rehydrated, the food can sit out for up to 2 hours.

Can I feed my pet more than one flavor of Stella & Chewy's?

We do suggest rotating proteins every 2-6 weeks. This means you would feed one flavor consistently for 2-6 weeks, then switch to another flavor for 2-6 weeks, etc. This is a great way to give your dog variety and to help keep protein-based allergies at bay.

Can the Stella & Chewy's freeze-dried foods be cooked or heated?

Stella & Chewy's products cannot be cooked, heated or microwaved. Doing so removes much of the nutrition. Additionally, we add raw, ground bone to our products as it's an essential part of a raw diet. Raw bone is incredibly safe however when bone cooks, it can become brittle and can splinter. Cooked bone is never safe for animals.

What is the shelf life on Stella & Chewy's freeze-dried products?

Stella & Chewy's freeze-dried foods have an expiration date of 18 months past the date of production. It is suggested to use our products by this date, or within a few days after. Much past that and we would recommend discarding the bag. Freezing or refrigerating would not extend the listed shelf life.

How many patties or scoops are in each bag of Stella & Chewy's?

All of Stella & Chewy's products are packaged by weight, not by patty count - this means that the number of patties per bag can vary somewhat.

Are the cat and dog products the same and can they be used interchangeably?

It's a question we hear a lot and we always suggest using the Stella & Chewy's product that was designed specifically for your cat or dog. Our dinners for dogs are not harmful to a cat, but they don't offer the balanced nutritional requirements of a cat either. You could occasionally offer the dog food to your cat, but wouldn't you prefer to give them the nutrients their furry little bodies need?

Do I need to give my pet any supplements in addition to the Stella & Chewy's dinners?

Nope! Zip, zilch, nada. Stella & Chewy's dinners for dogs and cats are designed to be complete and balanced. As long as you're using the product appropriate for its species, our dinners don't require additional supplements.

Why do the patties sometimes look, smell or feel different?

Just like the food we eat; everything isn't always identical. Our products are made in small batches using natural ingredients. And while there's never any change in the formula or the ingredients we use, you may occasionally see lot variations between batches. The differences are safe and normal in a natural product like ours.

Is Stella & Chewy's suitable for diabetic cats or dogs?

Many pet parents have told us that their animals thrive on a raw diet because of the low carbohydrate content. But every animal is different, so we recommend consulting with your veterinarian to determine what is best suited for your pet.

About Stella & Chewy's Freeze-Dried Dog Food and Treats

All the Benefits of Raw Nutrition

All the Benefits of
Raw Nutrition

Stella & Chewy's Freeze-Dried Raw Dinner Patties offer the easiest solution for pet parents to introduce raw food to their dog's mealtime routine. If you don't have time to prepare fresh raw foods or to wait for frozen food to thaw, freeze-dried is the best answer. With Stella & Chewy's Dinner Patties, your pup will enjoy a feast of meat, organ and bones just like his wild ancestors. And to meet all of your dog's nutritional needs, they're formulated with added vitamins and minerals, probiotics and antioxidants.

The Prey Model Diet

It's only natural that your dog craves real meat—his body is designed to eat a diet that relies heavily on it. Stella & Chewy's makes it easy to feed your domesticated canine friend this prey model diet. Each recipe has 90-95% meat, nutrient-rich organs and bone, and there are no added hormones or antibiotics. You can serve it as is, or crumble and rehydrate the patties. In just a matter of minutes, you'll have a wholesome, protein-rich dinner for your hungry pooch.

Raw Feeding Helps:

Pure and Simple Raw Nutrition

Minimal Processing,
Maximum Flavor

Heavy processing of ingredients can diminish the nutritional value. But with freeze-dried, the end product still retains its beneficial nutrients. Frozen raw patties go into a freeze-dryer to remove moisture without ever applying heat or letting them thaw. So they come out with all the flavor, vitamins, minerals, omegas and amino acids they went in with. Plus, you'll never have to keep it in the freezer or defrost it.

Minimal Processing, Maximum Flavor
Innovative Food Safety Technology

Innovative Food
Safety Technology

Food safety is always a concern, especially with raw foods. Stella & Chewy's takes every precaution with their SecureByNature food safety process that's recognized by the USDA and FDA. The ingredients undergo a special, 100% natural cold-press process that creates water pressure similar to that found near the ocean's floor. No harmful bacteria can survive, and there's no heat to damage nutrients and diminish flavor. Each batch is tested by an independent lab, and the results are even posted online for you to see.

Ethically Sourced Ingredients

Stella & Chewy's sources everything that goes into your pet's food from reputable suppliers that guarantee the integrity of the ingredients. Meat, poultry and fish are responsibly sourced from all over the world. The wholesome fruit and vegetables are certified organic, and nothing comes from China.

Ethically Sourced Ingredients
Everyday Rewards

Everyday Rewards

At only three calories per delicious bite, Carnivore Crunch is the ideal take-along snack. No dog will turn his nose up at these freeze-dried treats that deliver 98% raw meat, fish or poultry along with nutrient-rich organs and ground bone. They're full of 40-52% protein with cage-free turkey, chicken and duck; wild-caught salmon and cod; and grass-fed beef. Pumpkin seeds are added for even more protein and a little fiber.

Choose Your Pet's Favorite Freeze-Dried Meal

  Chewy's Chicken Stella's Super Beef Dandy Lamb Duck Duck Goose Surf 'N Turf Simply Venison Absolutely Rabbit Phenomenal Pheasant

 

Chewy's Chicken

Stella's Super Beef

Dandy Lamb

Duck Duck Goose

Surf 'N Turf

Simply Venison

Absolutely Rabbit

Phenomenal Pheasant

CRUDE PROTEIN (DRY) 48% 44% 40% 45% 45% 45% 46% 45%
SUSTAINABLY SOURCED PROTEINS Cage-free chicken from North America Grass-fed beef from North America, Australia and New Zealand Grass-fed lamb from North America, Australia and New Zealand Cage-free poultry from North America, Australia and New Zealand Wild-caught salmon from North America and grass-fed beef from North America, Australia and New Zealand Grass-fed venison from North America, Australia and New Zealand Farm-raised rabbit from Europe Cage-free pheasant from North America and Europe

About Stella & Chewy's

The story of Stella & Chewy's starts with two lucky rescue dogs named Stella and Chewy—and Chewy was a pretty sick pup. Their new pet parent, Marie Moody, started both of her new family members on a raw diet, and she watched them thrive. Eager to bring the same amazing prey model diet to other pets, Marie soon developed innovative food safety measures to create her own version of raw pet food—the Stella & Chewy's frozen and freeze-dried dinners and mixers that you know and love.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Dogs loved it but didn’t settle well

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    My dog’s absolutely loved this. The nutritional value is a plus. However, we ended up having to give it to our neighbor because something in it just didn’t sit well with their digestive system. They’ve been on raw for a couple of years but after transitioning them to Stella and Cheney’s, it just didn’t agree with them. They had loose stools and gas. Maybe there were too many ingredients since they are accustomed to primarily meat and very few veggies. If your fur baby has highly sensitive tummies like mine do, use caution.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy way to make the switch to raw

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    My two pugs really look forward to having this for breakfast, and it makes it very easy to do raw food for them in the morning. My reason for 4 stars is that I've found the bag a little difficult to seal back up (a few times, I thought it was sealed, and found it open later). Note that there are about 50 patties in the 25 ounce bag. Some are definitely easier to crumble than others, and I highly recommend moistening them. My dogs are more satisfied with the food moistened than with it dry (they kept looking for more when I fed it dry). A side note for pug owners, having the moistened food has meant that their nose wrinkles have needed more frequent cleaning.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    High Quality Food at the Best Price

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    My dog only eats Stella and Chewy’s raw freeze dried patties- a single protein diet ....either venison or rabbit -and I have been buying it elsewhere unfortunately. I had been paying the same price for one bag as I now have for two bags at Chewys. It’s not a cheap food so wow! I am impressed and really happy. And so is Harley!

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    My dog likes these but they are very hard!

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    My dog loves these patties, but the texture/consistency is very different than other Stella patties I've ordered. They are very hard and brittle and hard to break apart! But as I said, my dog loves them.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Food

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    My French Bulldog is allergic to just about everything.(chicken, beef, rice, grain) I feed her limited ingredient salmon kibble and break up a Stella & Chewy pattie with a little water and mix it in. She absolutely loves it and she is a very picky eater! I have tried so many different foods and this combination works wonders! I get her the venison, pork & turkey and she loves them all. I love that Chewy carries everything I need for my baby!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    yummy yummy

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    We love stella and Chewy's we use a pellet just to mix in with the fur babies dog food to give them a little extra flavor. The patties are easy to break apart and mix in there food, we also use them as special treats sometimes to mix things up and there is not a flavor they don't enjoy. Don't be afraid to give these a try!!!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Love Stella & Chewy

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    I ordered numerous bags of stella & chewy freeze dried dog food. this is the only dog food that I give my little girl. Great product and with everything going on with the virus I was very happy with their time frame of me receiving my order.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Good quality food

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    I have been feeding my two retired racing greyhounds this food for several years. They can be picky eaters and they like the taste of the venison, so that makes me happy. What makes me less happy is the inconsistency of the product. Sometimes the entire bag of patties are rock hard and very difficult to crumble by hand; other times most, if not all, are easy to crumble. I never know from one bag to the next what I will be getting in terms of texture. Occasionally the patties in the same bag vary from one to the other. It gets 3 stars because it is a high-quality product, but I am taking one star off for product inconsistency and another for the price, which is quite high.

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