How to Order & FAQs

Here are some of our most frequently asked questions. If you have a question that's not on the list, feel free to contact us at lavieenrawco@gmail.com or on Facebook Messenger.

How Do I Order?

We're so excited that you've decided to order from us! When you've decided on a product, simply put it in your shopping cart. When you're ready to check out, you can choose your quantity, pickup date, and location. Due to the considerations of delivering frozen food, we offer 4 convenient Saturday delivery dates per month at 3 central locations in the Denver Metro area (as we grow, we intend to add more locations.) Each scheduled delivery date has an “Order Cutoff” date. The order cutoff date is the last day to place your order for the corresponding delivery date. This allows our team the opportunity to process your order for your chosen pickup location. Once you've placed your order, meet us at the pickup location that you chose and we will have your food ready to go!

 

 Delivery Tag Location Time
Natural Grocers Monument

1216 Baptist Rd., Monument, CO 80132

https://goo.gl/maps/wRUk5RypiYu

9:30-10:00am
Cabela's Lone Tree

10670 Cabela Dr, Lone Tree, CO 80124

https://goo.gl/maps/PvWVrpFasKu

11:00 - 11:45am
Cabela's Thornton

14050 Lincoln St, Thornton, CO 80023

https://goo.gl/maps/yyzLjvpK9av

1:00 - 1:45pm
Home Depot Morrison

4277 S Eldridge St, Morrison, CO 80465

https://goo.gl/maps/rTSdM6RJzLu

3:00 - 3:45pm

Why don't you include tripe in your food?

There are four types of live probiotics in our premix that are more stable and don't introduce the potentially harmful bacteria (and smell) into the product that tripe would. We tried using tripe in the past but found that live probiotics were a better alternative. Our probiotic mix was developed with a veterinarian who is renowned for his holistic practice, and a full list of the probiotics that we use can be found on our label.

How much should I feed my dog?

The quick and easy answer is 2-3% of your dog's body weight. So an adult 50lb dog is recommended between 1-1.5lbs/day. However, every furbaby is different so that is a really loose guideline. Factors such as age, activity level, whether they're neautered or intact, etc. can cause that number to increase or decrease. For example, elderly dogs might need slightly less, while young/growing puppies can need up to 6%! Our best advice would be (if your dog is an adult) to start at 3% of your fur baby's weight. Then watch their weight over the next week or two and adjust accordingly.

Do I need to add supplements to my dog's diet while feeding La Vie en Raw?

Nope, it's not necessary. La Vie en Raw is a complete and balanced diet meeting the AAFCO standards for all life stages.

Where do your supplements come from?

We order from 3 high quality suppliers, all of whom create their products with extreme care. We never include supplements that are produced in China, Vietnam, Malaysia, or Indonesia. We're very particular about what we put in our food to ensure the highest quality and consistency!

Where does your meat come from?

We source our meat and bones from Red Gate Farm in Upstate New York. Red Gate Farm is a family-owned farm that raises animals for the sole purpose of providing organic, grass fed and finished, free range raw dog food with no hormones, antibiotics, grains, or preservatives. That means that your dog doesn't just get the leftover cuts of meat, but rather everything from the tenderloin to the brisket is included. Our farmer is a former NY police K9 trainer, breeder, animal lover, and has over three decades of experience producing the highest quality raw dog food. He originally developed this line for the K9's that he bred and provided to the NY police force and United States military. His intention was to provide these hard working dogs with the highest quality feed to keep them in the best possible shape mind, body & spirit.

Is your food organic?

It sure is. All of our meats are organic. Our meats are always free range, grass fed, grass finished, and are never given ANY hormones, antibiotics, or grains. Period.

Are your vegetables organic? Which vegetables do you include in your mixes with veggies?

The veggies that we use are definitely organic. Carrot, sweet potato, zucchini, kale, kelp, parsley, and spinach are typically the veggies that we use.

Is it dangerous to feed my dog bones?

Absolutely not! Cooked bones can be dangerous for dogs, but raw bones help develop the muscles in their shoulders, jaws, and backs, while providing much needed oral stimulation. Raw meaty bones require a lot of effort to chew on, which often means less destructive behaviors. Also, the bones in our raw dog food blends are always ground fine for easier digestion.

Should I include raw meaty bones in my dog's diet?

There are 2 main reasons to include raw meaty bones in your pup's diet. The first pertains to digestion. We always recommend not feeding your dog for 1 day out of the week and feeding a raw meaty bone instead. Fasting your dog for one day each week allows their digestive system a break and gives their body a chance to regenerate and preserve the essential digestive enzymes from depletion. When a dog’s body is allowed to focus on other metabolic activities, it conserves energy, detoxifies, and builds resistance to disease. Dogs fed daily produce digestive enzymes due to their conditioned bodily response. When they're not fed at all, they often vomit these enzymes up. However, if you feed a raw meaty bone on the day you fast, the meat and tendons on the bone prevent vomiting. The second reason for including raw meaty bones in your pup's diet is to clean your pup's teeth on a soft diet and preserve jaw and shoulder strength. We are big on feeding a biologically appropriate diet, and in the wild, part of a dog's diet would involve chewing on bones. So we like to include them. And our fur babies usually derive hours of joy from chewing on their bones (resulting in calmer pups), which is always a bonus!

Can I switch from protein to protein when feeding my dog La Vie en Raw?

Absolutely! In fact, we highly encourage rotating proteins to encourage maximum absorption of vitamins and minerals. We believe that a variety is the closest thing to the natural diet of their ancestors and encourage it greatly.