A light menu for every day with tenderly cooked turkey meat, young spinach, fresh apples, and selected herbs like tasty dandelion is easy to digest and healthy, especially suitable for senior dogs.
For our Fresh Menu with turkey, we use only fresh, food-grade ingredients in our in-house factory. High-quality turkey meat and offal are slowly and gently cooked at low temperatures. Only then do we add blanched sweet potatoes, carrots, peas, apples, spinach, as well as flaxseed oil, rose hip, algae lime, brewer's yeast, seaweed meal, and dandelion to the cooked feed. This ensures that flavor and nutrients are optimally preserved.
No high temperatures, no fillers, no artificial vitamin additives, no extrusion, no sterilized cans. The result: Like homemade, healthy food with all the nutrients from the fresh original ingredients, it tastes as good as it looks. 100% natural and 0% artificial additives. Developed with veterinarians and made with love. Simply the best food for your dog. This creates an incomparable, healthy fresh menu for your dog. Just like homemade.
Your dog will thank you for a healthy and varied diet, including a strengthened immune system, shiny coat, fewer problems with digestion, better well-being, and higher vitality. The dandelion can contribute to strengthening the gallbladder and liver, as well as relieving stomach and intestinal complaints.
What's Inside and Why?
Freshly cooked turkey (70%, of which 80% turkey meat and 20% turkey offal) Compared to chicken meat, turkey meat is lower in fat and therefore optimal for seniors and overweight dogs. It is rich in protein, magnesium, and B-group vitamins. These help with nerve development and are significant for eyes, mucous membranes, and skin health. The abundant calcium and phosphorus in turkey meat also have a positive effect on the health of teeth and bones.
Sweet Potatoes (7%) According to the American non-profit organization Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), sweet potatoes are considered the healthiest vegetable of all. The biggest advantages of sweet potatoes are their high content of secondary plant substances, which protect against free radicals. They are a source of minerals and vitamins and contain many high-quality fibers.
Carrots (7%) In addition to energy, fiber, and low calories, carrots are healthy because they are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. In particular, vitamin A and biotin are noteworthy. Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which is converted in the body into vitamin A.
Peas (6%) Peas contain many vitamins. In addition to beta-carotene, peas offer a lot of B-vitamins, and vitamin C is also included. Peas can also score with minerals: magnesium, iron, calcium, and zinc make them a particularly healthy vegetable side dish.
Apple (4%) Apples are suitable for a healthy diet because they contain many vitamins, minerals, and trace elements such as potassium, calcium, B-vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E, folic acid, pectin, and polyphenols.
Spinach (3%) Spinach is a low-calorie vegetable that is rich in B-group vitamins and vitamin C. It also has a high beta-carotene content. The green leafy vegetable also provides the body with minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, and iron.
Flaxseed Oil (1.9%) Flaxseed oil is a cold-pressed plant oil obtained from flaxseeds, the mature seeds of linseed (Linum usitatissimum). Flaxseed oil has a high vitamin E content and an almost perfect omega-3 to omega-6 ratio. The alpha-linolenic acid contained helps the dog with blood formation and can expand blood vessels. At the same time, it regulates blood pressure and cholesterol.
Rose Hip (0.4%) In addition to vitamin C, rose hips also contain numerous other ingredients that have a positive effect on health. These include: fruit acids, essential oils, pectins, tannins, silicic acid, the antioxidants lycopene and flavonoids, the vitamins provitamin A, vitamin B1 and B2, as well as vitamin E, the minerals zinc, copper, sodium, phosphorus, iron, calcium, and magnesium.
Algae Lime (0.4%) Algae lime consists of deposits from red algae. It predominantly contains calcium carbonate, as well as magnesium carbonate and trace elements (boron, iodine, silicic acid), thus preventing a deficiency of minerals and trace elements. The high calcium content supports the stability of bones and teeth and compensates for the excess phosphorus from meat feeding, which can otherwise lead to kidney problems.
Brewer's Yeast (0.1%) Brewer's yeast contains a lot of vitamins and minerals and is also a good source of protein. It also stimulates metabolism and helps maintain a constant blood sugar level.
Seaweed Meal (0.1%) Seaweed meal contains many minerals such as zinc and carotenoids that support skin metabolism, pigmentation of fur, nose mirror, and paw pads. The amino acid lysine contained optimizes feed utilization; cellulose and mannitol support digestion.
Sage (0.1%) Sage stimulates intestinal functions and the gallbladder due to its bitter substances. The production of digestive juices in your dog's stomach is promoted, so sage can help reduce bloating and digest fat better.
Why Cooked Food?
What exactly is gently cooked food? Quite simply: Better food for your dog! Our cooked menus are all made from high-quality, fresh ingredients from food production: Pure muscle meat and healthy offal, fresh vegetables and fruits, selected oils and herbs, as well as a digestible healthy carbohydrate source (rice or sweet potato) together, in a carefully balanced ratio, form complete menus for a species-appropriate, varied, and digestible feeding of your dog.
We consistently avoid artificial additives, preservatives, flavor enhancers, and attractants. While the fresh meat and offal are gently cooked at 90°C, the vegetables and fruits are only blanched, preserving heat-sensitive natural minerals and vitamins.
Only in the final step are high-quality oils and natural ingredients like rosehip powder, seaweed meal, brewer's yeast, and algae calcium added to the menu.
Fidelis Fresh Menus are absolutely unique and simply put: "Better Food" for your dog! We cook for your dog, just like you would at home.
Disadvantages of Other Types of Food
What are the disadvantages of other types of dog food compared to the cooked Fresh Menus from Fidelis?
Extruded / cold-pressed dry food: - Is almost always made from a significant proportion of cereals, animal meals, and hardened fats - Fresh ingredients like meat, offal, and vegetables are used only to a very small extent or not at all - The extrusion or cold pressing manufacturing process heats the product to very high temperatures, destroying almost all remaining nutrients and minerals - The vitamins and minerals contained in the food are added to the food in artificial form - Dry food often contains preservatives and attractants
Wet food / canned food: - Most manufacturers use low-quality meat and slaughterhouse by-products, plant by-products, and artificial additives for can production - Fresh ingredients like meat, offal, and vegetables are used only to a very small extent or not at all - During the sterilization process of the cans in the so-called autoclaves, the food is heated to a temperature of 110 – 140°C, losing a large part of the nutrients and minerals present in the product - The vitamins and minerals contained in the food are added to the food in artificial form - Canned food often contains preservatives and attractants
B.A.R.F. (Raw Food) - The fundamentally good approach to feed your dog with species-appropriate raw food consisting of meat, offal, as well as vegetables and fruits often encounters a major problem in practice: raw, untreated B.A.R.F. products are often contaminated with a high number of germs and bacteria. This not only frequently leads to intolerance or severe digestibility issues in the dog but also poses serious health risks for the owner, as they come into contact with the food during thawing and serving. Enterobacteria and E. coli bacteria can cause severe health problems in both dogs and humans. - Likewise, the protein content in B.A.R.F. menus is often too high, which can lead to health problems in many dogs.
Puppy up to 8 months: approx. 4% Dog up to 15 kg: approx. 2 - 3% Dog over 15 kg: approx. 2 - 2.5%
The percentage refers to your dog's body weight. For example, a dog weighing 20 kg and a recommended daily ration of 2% needs 400g of food per day.
The following values are guideline amounts for the amount of food for normally active, unneutered healthy dogs. However, individual requirements can deviate up to 50% from the calculated values due to age, breed, or activity. These are just starting points for estimating the daily amount of food.
Transitioning to FIDELIS
Fidelis recommends an immediate transition to our food. Skip one meal (preferably in the evening) and start with our food at the next meal. Feed a single variety for the first 14 days so that your dog's stomach can get used to the food. After two weeks, we recommend feeding different flavors alternately.
Delivery & Storage
Our Fresh Menus are delivered to you frozen and are frozen for approximately 6 months. Cooled in the refrigerator, our menus are easily stored for about 5-7 days. We recommend using opened menus within 2-3 days.