Chi Dog Food: Gently Cooked Dog Food

Updated December 1st 2021

Chi Dog Food offers five different gently cooked diets for dogs based on Chinese Food Therapy techniques. Dr. Susan Bohrer (integrative veterinarian) and Dr. Berg (veterinarian) partnered to found Chi Dog in order to provide pet parents access to all the benefits of the nutritional therapy of Eastern Medicine. Each recipe is geared towards a particular dog’s element, seeking to achieve energy balance, improve quality of life and optimize the health of our dogs.

The recipes from Chi Dog Food each contain a single protein, and one of the recipes is a vegetarian diet (containing tofu and egg). The Chi Dog recipes are all moderately low in carbohydrates, high in protein, and are moderate to high in fat (less than 20% carbs, greater than 33% protein, greater than 40% fat on a caloric basis).

The general composition of these diets makes them appropriate for a moderate to highly active dog, or one that gets over 30 minutes of intense activity per day. As each of these recipes are single protein diets they may also be a good choice for dogs with food allergies – in particular the pork and the vegetarian diet. For dogs with allergies to fish – none of these recipes use fish, salmon or fish oil, instead, they use Algal Oil as a source of DHA. The Vegetarian, Pork and Beef recipes are grain-free, and the Pork and the Vegetarian recipes contain peas – the rest of the recipes by Chi Dog have grain.

OVERVIEW:

Company Responded to Questions Asked via Email: No. The information gathered below was from their website December 2021.

Who formulated Chi Dog Food? Dr. Susan Bohrer (Integrative Veterinarian & Certified in Chinese Food Therapy), Dr. Edward Moser (ACVN Diplomat – Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionist) formulated all the Chi Dog Food recipes.

Where are the ingredients for Chi Dog Food sourced? All ingredients are human-grade and all meats are USDA certified. The food produced by Chi Dog is considered human-edible and fit for human consumption.

Where are Chi Dog Food Human Grade Dog Food Recipes Manufactured? All of the Chi Dog Food Recipes are made in a USDA-regulated kitchen in California.

What Quality Control Procedures does Chi Dog Lightly Cooked Dog Food perform on their foods? No mention was given on their website of quality control procedures including mycotoxin testing, or pathogen testing.

Has Chi Dog Invested in Digestibility or AAFCO Feeding Trials? No AAFCO Feeding Trials or Digestibility trials were mentioned on their website.

Are Full Nutritional Profiles Found Online for the Chi Dog Food Recipes? Only guaranteed analysis is available for these products, it is unknown if full nutritional profiles were tested.

Has Chi Dog Food ever been Recalled? No

RECIPES:

Chicken Recipe “Wood Diet”

Ingredients: Chicken, egg, brown rice, carrots, broccoli, eggplant, flaxseed meal (source of ALA), algal oil (source of DHA), Macro minerals [tricalcium phosphate, potassium chloride, monosodium phosphate, magnesium oxide] Trace minerals [zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, calcium iodide, selenium yeast] Choline chloride, Vitamins [L-ascorbyl-2-phosphate (source of vitamin C), d-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, niacin, d-biotin, vitamin B12, vitamin A acetate, vitamin E supplement, folic acid, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin D3 supplement).

AAFCO Statement: Chi Dog is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officals) Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for All Life Stages.

Balanced for both adults and puppies.

Guaranteed Analysis:

  • Protein: 17.5%
  • Fat: 6%
  • Fiber: 0.75%
  • Moisture: 72%

Dry Matter:

  • Protein: 63%
  • Fat: 21%
  • Carbs: 13%

Percent Calorie:

  • Protein: 50%
  • Fat: 42%
  • Carbs: 8%

Turkey Recipe “Fire Diet”

Ingredients: Turkey, millet, carrots, broccoli, edamame, flaxseed meal (source of ALA), algal oil (source of DHA), Macro minerals [tricalcium phosphate, potassium chloride, monosodium phosphate, magnesium oxide] Trace minerals [zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, calcium iodide, selenium yeast] Choline chloride, Vitamins [L-ascorbyl-2-phosphate (source of vitamin C), d-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, niacin, d-biotin, vitamin B12, vitamin A acetate, vitamin E supplement, folic acid, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin D3 supplement).

AAFCO Statement: Chi Dog is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officals) Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for All Life Stages.

Balanced for both adults and puppies.

Guaranteed Analysis:

  • Protein: 18%
  • Fat: 10.5%
  • Fiber: 0.75%
  • Moisture: 64%

Dry Matter:

  • Protein: 50%
  • Fat: 29%
  • Carbs: 19%

Percent Calorie:

  • Protein: 36%
  • Fat: 52%
  • Carbs: 12%

Vegetarian Recipe “Earth Diet”

Ingredients: Eggs, tofu, sweet potato, peas, spinach, mushrooms, flaxseed meal (source of ALA), algal oil (source of DHA), Macro minerals [tricalcium phosphate, potassium chloride, monosodium phosphate, magnesium oxide] Trace minerals [zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, calcium iodide, selenium yeast] Choline chloride, Vitamins [L-ascorbyl-2-phosphate (source of vitamin C), d-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, niacin, d-biotin, vitamin B12, vitamin A acetate, vitamin E supplement, folic acid, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin D3 supplement).

AAFCO Statement: Chi Dog is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officals) Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for All Life Stages.

Balanced for both adults and puppies.

Guaranteed Analysis:

  • Protein: 11.5%
  • Fat: 4.75%
  • Fiber: 1.25%
  • Moisture: 76%

Dry Matter:

  • Protein: 48%
  • Fat: 20%
  • Carbs: 27%

Percent Calorie:

  • Protein: 40%
  • Fat: 40%
  • Carbs: 20%

Beef Recipe “Metal Diet”

Ingredients: Beef, white potato, carrots box choy, kale, flaxseed meal (source of ALA), algal oil (source of DHA), Macro minerals [tricalcium phosphate, potassium chloride, monosodium phosphate, magnesium oxide] Trace minerals [zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, calcium iodide, selenium yeast] Choline chloride, Vitamins [L-ascorbyl-2-phosphate (source of vitamin C), d-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, niacin, d-biotin, vitamin B12, vitamin A acetate, vitamin E supplement, folic acid, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin D3 supplement).

AAFCO Statement: Chi Dog is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officals) Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for All Life Stages.

Balanced for both adults and puppies.

Guaranteed Analysis:

  • Protein: 15%
  • Fat: 9.5%
  • Fiber: 1%
  • Moisture: 65%

Dry Matter:

  • Protein: 43%
  • Fat: 27%
  • Carbs: 27%

Percent Calorie:

  • Protein: 33%
  • Fat: 47%
  • Carbs: 20%

Pork Recipe “Water Diet”

Ingredients: Pork, barley, peas, sweet potato, watercress, flaxseed meal (source of ALA), algal oil (source of DHA), Macro minerals [tricalcium phosphate, potassium chloride, monosodium phosphate, magnesium oxide] Trace minerals [zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, calcium iodide, selenium yeast] Choline chloride, Vitamins [L-ascorbyl-2-phosphate (source of vitamin C), d-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, niacin, d-biotin, vitamin B12, vitamin A acetate, vitamin E supplement, folic acid, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin D3 supplement).

AAFCO Statement: Chi Dog is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officals) Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for All Life Stages.

Balanced for both adults and puppies.

Guaranteed Analysis:

  • Protein: 17%
  • Fat: 12%
  • Fiber: 1%
  • Moisture: 63%

Dry Matter:

  • Protein: 46%
  • Fat: 32%
  • Carbs: 19%

Percent Calorie:

  • Protein: 33%
  • Fat: 56%
  • Carbs: 11%

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