One of the most common questions we are asked is……“What do you feed your dogs??”
Over the years this has changed for us at Seeuferhause many times dependent on the various pieces of advice that I have received and the information that I have obtained and the most current and definitely not fad diet is an all raw, natural diet.
For years now we have known that processed foods are not good for humans to consume….we are constantly bombarded with study after study surrounding the effects of diet to our well being, the effects of GMO foods, the effects of too much junk, too much sugar, too many preservatives, colourings, additives, processed etc etc….and to some extent we listen and modify our intakes accordingly. At some point we even put ourselves on diets to aid in the improvement of our overall health, weight loss and or attention to specific ailments; but, do we do the same for our dogs or do we reach for the nearest bag of kibble? Pre-packed meat roll? Pet shop preservative laden meats? either way, we are not doing our friends any favours!!
The sound of preparing a raw, all natural diet sounds laborious and over the top…but it doesn’t have to be… if you have 30 – 60 mins once per week you can give your pooch the best of the best and be sound in the knowledge that you are contributing to his/her well being and quality of life in a manner that you cannot have done with love, exercise, and training alone!!
“who has 30 – 60 mins a week to make food – that’s way too hard – add in the time it takes to shop for the foods, prep, package and store and you’re more than likely looking at a 2 – 3 hour session!!! Once per week!”
So……. Seeuferhause has the solution – a SEEUFERMIX solution!
Seeufermix is a “home made” raw dog food which we have developed over the last 5 years. We make this following the principles of “barf” food and apply the same proportions of 70% muscle meat, 10% bone, 10% vegetables, 5% offal & 5% additives such as eggs, yogurt, olive oil, vitamins & minerals.
Originally we only ever made this for our own dogs consumption but we’ve had many requests over the the years to provide it for our puppy people and so we decided to make it available to purchase.
Seeufermix comes in 2 forms; the first is in a concentrate (which you need to mix with your choice of meat) or “ready to eat” barf meals. You can find more information on both below:
Other than the vitamins & minerals which are K9 specific, we use only “human grade” ingredients for our Seeufermix.
The list of fruit & vegetables varies depending on seasonality but generally contains: cabbage, carrot, sweet potato, celery, beetroot, apple, pear, spinach, silver beet, kale, pumpkin.
The offal will be a variety of liver, kidneys & spleens. We add a multi vitamin powder and seaweed meal to help balance it out, yogurt for the pro biotic effect olive oil for omega 3’s and essential fats and a pinch of garlic which assists with flea control.
The retail packs of the concentrate are available in 1000 ml “freezer ready” tubs. The cost of the retail pack is $20 per pack
We also currently supply a few breeders with this concentrate in a bulk form – 2lt, 10lt or 15lt bucket. If you are interested in this please contact us and we can make arrangements for a “breeder discount”.
When mixed in the appropriate ratio of 1 part Seeufermix to 4 parts meat, the concentrate makes up a total of 5 kg of food. Assuming you buy your minced chicken carcass for $2/kg your total cost of food is $5.60/kg.
This is about half the cost as compared to other “premium” raw or dry foods you can buy in the pet food market!
SEEUFERMIX BARF MEALS
We all live busy lives, and one of the challenges most people have is finding the time to do the weekly shop, let alone go shopping for dog food… and then… portioning it out and mixing it! So, we’ve listened to our customers and we can now offer “ready to eat” barf style meals utilising “human grade” muscle meat and our coveted SEEUFERMIX!
All ingredients in these barf style meals are identical to our Seeufermix concentrate with the addition of the main protein. We have 3 varieties available; Beef, Lamb & Chicken. We source the main protein from the outlets which we buy our own food from and we mix it for you in the appropriate ratios here at Seeuferhause!
Our “ready to eat” barf style meals come in 2 pack sizes:
1 kg – $12 each or 2 kg – $20 each – for 3 or more packs we offer a 5% discount and for 5 or more we offer a 10% discount.
As with the concentrate, we can offer a “bulk discount” for larger bucket sizes – please send us a message to discuss.
The tubs we utilise are manufactured in Melbourne and featuring a tamper proof lid. The introduction of these tubs allows us to reduce the waste going to landfill also as we will take them back and re-use for our own needs.
1. This video is the promotional video we made to launch our Seeufermix barf style meals – enjoy.
2. Here is a promotional video we made sometime ago utilising a parody of the famous Michael Jackson song, Beat It. We had fun making it – hope you enjoy it.
Below is a list of questions and answers that will give you a deeper understanding of the product…..
- What is Seeufermix?
Seeufermix is a concentrated mix of vegetables, offal, vitamins / minerals and other natural additives that can be mixed with meat of your choice to form a raw, natural food for your dog
- Can I feed my dog Seeufermix on it’s own?
NO, Seeufermix does not contain any meat. It must be mixed with meat in the appropriate ratios so that it can be of optimal nutritional value to your dog – If you buy the “barf style meals” then they can be fed directly to your dog without anything needed to be added.
- What do I mix Seeufermix with?
You can mix it with any meat (minced is preferred) of your choice. Popular options are chicken, lamb, beef, pork, rabbit – variety is the spice of life – mix it up for your pooch
- How much Seeufermix do I mix with meat?
Seeufermix needs to be mixed in the following ratio: 1 part Seeufermix to 4 parts meat – e.g. 1 kg Seeufermix with 4 kg meat makes 5 kg of food for your dog.
- How much of this food should I feed my dog?
The amount of food required will depend on your dogs stage of life (puppy or adult), weight and activity levels; fast growing puppies, pregnant or lactating females, and working or highly energetic dogs require 4-6% of their body weight as their daily intake, and mature normal activity adults require about 2% of their body weight. e.g a 30 kg adult dog requires about 605 gm of food per day – the same size dog who is energetic of highly active may need that upped to 1 – 1.2 kg or more….
- What else do I need to feed my dog?
Nothing! Seeufermix combined with meat makes for a complete diet. We however recommend that some meals during the week are replaced by raw meaty bones for variety and teeth cleaning – it’ll also make it cheaper again as a complete raw diet!
- How do I store it?
Seeufermix will be frozen when delivered or collected. It can be in your freezer for up to 6 months. Once thawed out the Concentrate will be OK in the fridge for about 1.5 – 2 weeks, and for the barf style meals we recommend your dog consume these within 5 days of thawing out.
- How much will I need to buy?
You can buy as little or as much as you like. We recommend a 6 pk of the 1000 ml container as this is likely to be enough for one month for the average sized pooch
- Why should I feed raw food to my dog?
Many modern studies show that raw food is the most appropriate food for your dog’s digestive system. Healthy gut = healthy dog! Many ailments in dogs are due to their diet, particularly one based on commercially processed foods – hot spots, skin conditions, bad breath, poor coat sheen, overall lack of vitality etc.
- How affordable is this food?
When mixed with raw meat the Seeufermix Concentrate will cost approx $5.60/kg as compared with $8 – $12/kg for most other premium dog foods (raw & dry). Our barf style meals are also very well priced as compared to their premium barf competitors.
- How do I order this food?
Send an email to us on email@example.com or call 0412498809 / (03) 97445175 or send Laurie a private message on Facebook.
I hope you find this information useful.