Making your own NAS Fresh RAW Chicken, Beef or Duck

Our team here at Natural Animal Solutions are passionate about all things Natural. Whilst it was no longer feasible for us to produce our fabulous Fresh RAW products, we’re very happy to share some guidelines on how to go about creating your own version at home.


Start by having a chat with your local butcher for the meat cuts as they’ll source high quality ingredients and may help with mincing. All the veggies used in Fresh RAW were raw, but you can cook them, particularly if your pet has a sensitive gut. If you plan to make very large batches, then you may blanche the vegetables in boiling water for a short period so they last longer in the freezer.

The recipe offered here replicates the NAS Fresh RAW range of products, so you can follow the same feeding quantities as your dog is used to. Do not substitute out any of the fruit or vegetables.

Ingredients – 3kg batch:

  • 2kg of chicken OR beef OR duck mince – preferably lean
  • 300 grams of chicken hearts OR beef hearts OR duck hearts – minced or finely diced
  • 100 grams of carrot – finely diced with skin on
  • 100 grams of sweet potatoes – finely diced with skin on
  • 100 grams of zucchini – finely diced with skin on
  • Optional: 75 grams of apple – finely diced with skin on – 1 small apple
  • Optional: 75 grams of pear – finely diced with skin on – 1 small pear

NAS’ Fresh RAW also contained a bone component, which was very finely ground down, providing essential nutrition. Ground bones however is not easily replicated at home, so we recommend adding DigestaVite Plus for prebiotics and multi vitamins, Omega Oils and Nature’s Organic Calcium.

Directions: Combine the meat ingredients into a large bowl and mix together, mix in the veggies and add the fruit last. Adding a small amount of water can help to combine everything together. Divide into meal portions and freeze immediately. Thaw out in the fridge only enough to last 2 to 3 days.

How much should I feed my pet?

If you are introducing Raw food for the first time, best to introduce Raw slowly, mixed in with more familiar food. As a general rule however, a cat or dog should be eating around 2-3% of their body weight each day in food. If your dog weighs 20kg therefore, you can follow this easy maths; 20 x 0.02 = 400gm per day. You can even freeze in large ice cube trays to add as a tasty topper to dry food if preferred.

You don’t have to switch food out completely. Part feeding with Raw food is a great idea and gives your beloved pet some variety when we know finding the time to prepare Raw every day is not easy!

Disclaimer: Before transitioning your pet to a BARF diet or any other specialized diet, it’s essential to consult with a veterinarian or animal nutritionist. They can help you make an informed decision based on your pet’s specific needs and health conditions, ensuring they receive a balanced and safe diet.

A PDF version of these instructions is also available to download.

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