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The ALLROUNDER Balancing Supplement
The ALLROUNDER Balancing Supplement
The ALLROUNDER Balancing Supplement

The ALLROUNDER Balancing Supplement

24 Reviews

$49.99

(plus GST for Australian customers)

No more guesswork, no more worry: this bestie balancing supplement solves the #1 problem with homemade dog food. 

Simply add the ALLROUNDER blend of 19 super-nutritious whole foods to the recommended quantities of raw or lightly cooked protein, and your dog will get the essential amino and fatty acids, vitamins, macro and trace minerals, so often missing in homemade diets, as well as an extra boost to help maintain good joint, immunity and gut health.

  • 350 gram & 1kg packs
  • 350 gram pack makes 45 serves for an average 10kg dog
  • 5 gram scoop inside
  • Animal Nutritionist Formulated
  • Supplementary food for dogs
  • Made from 100% human food-grade ingredients, in a food-grade manufacturing facility
  • Shelf-stable, no refrigeration needed

The combination of bestie ALLROUNDER and protein in recommended quantities, meets the nutritional levels in the FEDIAF guidelines and AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages, including large breed dogs ie 31kg (70lbs) or more as an adult.

WHAT'S IN THE ALLROUNDER?

5 power-house fruit and veg, 3 super herbs, 5 Australian superfoods, green lipped mussel, cod liver oil, pre- and probiotics, bone broth and MCHA bone meal from pasture-fed Australian cattle!

Added to recommended quantities of fresh protein, this slobberingly tasty mix gives your dog the essentials, as well as extra vitamins and minerals from all-natural, highly bio-available, dietary sources, to help maintain good joint, gut and immune system health.

For example, Manuka honeyKakadu plum, kale and carrot pack an antioxidant punch, wheat grass and nettle are rich in chlorophyll, Australian sea kelp is rich in iodine, Norwegian cod liver oil and New Zealand green lipped mussel boost omega-3s, and mussel also adds chondroitin. MCHA provides a balance of calcium and phosphorous.

THREE EASY STEPS

STEP 1

Activate the ALLROUNDER with a dash of water.

STEP 2

Add your fresh protein.

STEP 3

Mix together and serve.

OUR INGREDIENTS - ALL HUMAN FOOD-GRADE

5 fruit & veg

Apple, carrot, sweet potato, pumpkin and kale: together, these Australian-sourced fruit and veg make a powerful mix. The orange veg are rich in betacarotene, a precursor of vitamin A and a powerful antioxidant. Kale is also rich in betacarotene as well as lutein, and other vitamins and minerals. Apple is a good source of vitamins and dietary fibre.

5 AUSTRALIAN SUPERFOODS

Kakadu plum, Manuka honey, and sea kelp: these uniquely Australian superfoods play a key role. Kakadu plum has more than five times the antioxidant value of blueberries, and is super-rich in vitamins C, E and lutein. Sea kelp, hand-harvested on the Australian coast, is a potent source of iodine.

They combine with kale and wheatgrass, which is packed with chlorophyll, vitamins A, C, E, K, and B6, as well as minerals zinc, iron, selenium, and manganese.

3 super herbs

Three imported super herbs round out the mix: astragalus, used in traditional Chinese medicine as an immune booster (and shown to help kill bacteria and viruses in mice with infections); nettle, rich in chlorophyll, trace minerals and vitamins; and chicory root, high in inulin and a natural prebiotic

pre- and probiotics

Prebiotics, in the form of chicory root and brewer's yeast, support the growth of probiotics, a group of 'friendly' bacteria that help with gut health and in turn, immune system health. The ALLROUNDER includes live spores of B. coagulans MTCC 5856 strain at a strength of 1.47 billion CFU per 5 grams of ALLROUNDER. 

green lipped mussel

Green lipped mussel from NZ contains glycosaminoglycans, glucosamine and chondroitin, as well as zinc, and magnesium, all beneficial for good joint health. In addition, green lipped mussel along with cod liver oil, provides omega-3 fatty acids

cod liver oil

The cod liver oil we use, is made from wild caught, sustainably sourced Norwegian Arctic cod. This cod liver oil is rich in omega-3s, including EPA and DHA, which support heart, brain, vision, and joint health, as well as vitamins A and D.  

MCHA BONE MEAL

MCHA (or Microcrystalline Hydroxyapatite) bone meal is extracted from Australian certified BSE-free, pasture-fed cattle. It's a natural bone replacement that provides the proper calcium and phosphorus balance.

BONE BROTH

Beef bones from Australian cattle are boiled under high pressure for more than six hours to extract all the nutrients; the broth is then dried using innovative low temperature processing. (See below.) They're packed with trace minerals and a great taste!

Brewer's Yeast

A prebiotic, rich in antioxidants, and B-complex vitamins, brewer's yeast is also a good source of trace minerals, especially chromium, which has a role in the regulation of glucose metabolism (converting sugars to energy). 

LOW TEMP, low energy PROCESSING

All our fruit, veg, Manuka and bone broth powders are gently processed in Australia, using an innovative low temperature processing method, refractance window drying. RWD helps retain more nutrients through the drying process than other typical dehydration methods like drum drying. For example, research shows that about 56% of carotenes are lost during drum drying vs 8.7% during RFW. 

(Most of the dehydrated fruit and veg powders available in Australia don't use RFW and they're also imported from China or other sources. They're often spray dried. Spray dried products often suffer from high volatile losses due to atomisation and high air temperature of 150-300°C, as well as significant nutrient losses.)

RW drying can retain heat sensitive vitamins, colour, phytochemicals content and antioxidant activity at similar levels to freeze-dried products, but with about half the energy consumption.

SUSTAINABLE SHIPPING AND PACKAGING

We're using 100% carbon-neutral shipping with Sendle, and mailing satchels made from biodegradable and home-compostable materials. In fact, even though it looks and feels a hellavalot like plastic, it's actually made from 70-80% PBAT (a co-polymer that is completely biodegradable) and 20-30% PLA (which is a fancy way of saying cornstarch).

In a commercial compostable environment, it will break-down within 90 days. At home, it may take up to 120 days. 

(We're still working on the product packs themselves.)

ALL NATURAL INGREDIENTS

Apple powder, bone broth powder, carrot powder, sweet potato powder, bone meal powder, cod liver oil, wheat grass powder, pumpkin powder, kale powder, green lipped mussel, brewer's yeast, probiotic, kelp powder, nettle powder, chicory root powder, Kakadu plum powder, astragulus, Manuka honey powder, iodised salt.

HOW TO TRANSITION

Transitioning from one food to another depends on the dog, and the food they're used to getting, so go easy, initially.  Start by replacing a small portion of their usual diet with your homemade fresh food and see how that goes. Then keep adding a little more fresh food to each meal as you slowly decrease the amount of their previous food.

Watch for any signs of vomiting and/or loose poo; this probably means you're transitioning a bit too quickly.  If you are, slow down a little.

(Read more about transitioning in our FAQs.)

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11/13/2019
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Sian W.
Australia Australia
  • What's your dog's name? Milly

Seems good

Easy process to order. I wasn't sure if my dog (kelpie x staffy) was going to like this stuff but she seems to; she even likes licking the bowl I've mixed it in so that's good. To soon to see any health benefits but it all sounds good to me. I must admit it does make it easier giving her raw / home cooked food and knowing that if I add bestie to it then she's getting all the vitamins and minerals she needs.

11/13/2019
Bestie Kitchen

That's excellent news! Thanks so much for your feedback, and do let us know how Milly progresses. (Glad it's making your life easier too.)

11/05/2019
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Anonymous
Australia Australia
  • What's your dog's name? Jax & Meea

Good product

Seems like a great product. Dog’s love it. Very responsive service.

11/05/2019
Bestie Kitchen

Thanks! We're thrilled that Jax & Meea love it.

10/06/2019
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Mary T.
Australia Australia

My 3 little dogs just

My 3 little dogs just love Bestie will definitely keep ordering Thank You

10/06/2019
Bestie Kitchen

Thank you Mary! We're so glad they like it!

09/24/2019
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Lauren
  • What's your dog's name? Gatsby, Rosie + Diva

Super thrilled!!

We REALLY love your product! I have 3 dogs, all of which I raw feed. My issue is that I am not always on top of making bone broth, the veggie mix and all the extra little additions that help boost their diet for every meal. So far though.. 1 of my frenchies has an autoimmune disorder and has been suffering from hotspots pretty badly on and off for the past year. Since being on Bestie (2 months) .. he hasn’t had anymore hotspots!! So we are absolutely amazed!! Our 2nd Frenchie was an ex breeding rescue and came to us 2yrs ago on a kibble diet and a really bad stomach (projectile yellowish diarrhoea for weeks) We switched her to raw and it got better, but didn’t fix it. Again, since being on Bestie, we have noticed she never has runny **** left on her butt, which she did quite frequently prior to Bestie!! And our 3rd dog is a 13yr old Staffy x Ridgeback and thankfully she never really gets sick. But we’ve noticed she seems to have more energy and mobility than before?! So all in all, we are super thrilled with your product. Dogs seem to LOVE the flavour too. The only thing I would like to see changed is a larger bag size. As having 3 dogs I’d like to be able to buy in bulk and save a bit of money. Thanks so much!!

Lauren verified customer review of The ALLROUNDER Balancing Supplement
09/24/2019
Bestie Kitchen

They are adorable, and I'm super-thrilled that you are too! Excellent news. And standby for the 1kg pack...out soon, promise.

09/19/2019
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Anonymous
Australia Australia
  • What's your dog's name? Jessie and Molly jack russels

Great product

I love the smell and power is easy to mix.My two girls love it to and look for more.l feel comfortable useing the product because of all the good ingredients .

09/19/2019
Bestie Kitchen

Thank you! That is so good to hear. Thrilled that Jessie and Molly love it.

09/16/2019
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Anonymous
Australia Australia
  • What's your dog's name? Our dogs names are Tara and Benny

Bestie's Kitchen for two dogs

We have given our 2 dogs Bestie's kitchen with turkey mince, chicken mince and beef mince, they love it and they lick the bowls clean.

09/16/2019
Bestie Kitchen

So glad that Tara and Benny love bestie! Thank you for your feedback.

09/12/2019
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Anonymous
Australia Australia

Great product!

We purchased Bestie when it first came out and have been feeding it to our three little dogs since then. The dogs love it. I think it is great because you have the goodness of raw feeding without the worry of whether or not you are providing your dog with a balanced meal. Paws up from us!

09/12/2019
Bestie Kitchen

So glad to hear it works for them - and you! Thank you.

09/12/2019
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Angie D.
Australia Australia
  • What's your dog's name? Oscar and Millie

Vet happy with dogs weight loss

We’ve been feeding Bestie to our dogs for almost 3 months. They just love it mixed into their raw mince (beef, roo, chicken) and since swapping them over from dried kibble their poos are well formed but soft - not like rocks. A recent vet check showed their weight was down by 10% which made us happy, as they were both overweight.

Angie D. verified customer review of The ALLROUNDER Balancing Supplement
09/12/2019
Bestie Kitchen

Thanks Angie - thrilled at the result. (And vet thumbs up!)

09/10/2019
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Anonymous
Australia Australia
  • What's your dog's name? Thor

Easy balancer

Fantastic support and very easy to use.

09/10/2019
Bestie Kitchen

Glad to hear it's a hit. Thank you!

09/02/2019
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Denese R.
  • What's your dog's name? Bisbee

So easy. A no brainer. And no worry.

It’s so easy. The instructions are clear. I know exactly how much supplement to give Bisbee. I sprinkle it in his food and he slurps it up. He’s a very picky eater with a touchy stomach. He didn’t even sniff twice with this. Just inhaled it as if it was the same old stuff. I love it because even though I’ve been making his food from day one, I’ve known he probably wasn’t getting enough “nutrition.” With Bestie, I don’t have to worry anymore.

Denese R. verified customer review of The ALLROUNDER Balancing Supplement
09/02/2019
Bestie Kitchen

Thrilled to have made life a little easier Denese and super glad Bisbee loves it.

08/31/2019
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Liz F.
Australia Australia
  • What's your dog's name? Tilly and Jaspar

Happy Dogs

Both my dogs sit impatiently whilst I quickly get their food organized. So easy to prepare. They can't wait to eat their bestie meal. I have tried putting other supplements with their meals before but they have never liked them. Now I can feed them a raw diet with confidence knowing all their needs are being met. Thank you so much Amanda.

Liz F. verified customer review of The ALLROUNDER Balancing Supplement
09/02/2019
Bestie Kitchen

Thanks heaps for this Liz! So glad to know that you and Tilly and Jaspar are happy with bestie.

08/28/2019
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Sharon T.
Australia Australia
  • What's your dog's name? Cosi and Spud

Winner!!

With a 2 year old beef allergic dynamo and a 14 year old fussy diabetic, it’s been a long road to finding balanced, quality food that meets the needs of both.... and they will eat! Bestie is the answer. Both dogs love it and clean their bowls in no time. My only wish now is that it came in a kilo bag!

Sharon T. verified customer review of The ALLROUNDER Balancing Supplement
08/28/2019
Bestie Kitchen

That's great news Sharon! So delighted your dogs love it...and we ARE working on that 1kg option...stay tuned. Also, FYI, we do have 'subscription ordering' too with a small discount; set up a 'repeat and forget' order. Your call on that one.

08/25/2019
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Anonymous
Australia Australia
  • What's your dog's name? Freja

I like the product but my dog doesn't !

Entire experience was good, product seems to be great quality , fast delivered. I love it, now all I need is my dog to eat it too which seems to be a problem.

Anonymous verified customer review of The ALLROUNDER Balancing Supplement
08/25/2019
Bestie Kitchen

Thanks so much for your honest review; and we're in contact as you know to see if we can make this work, for you and your bestie!

08/22/2019
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Catherine H.
Australia Australia
  • What's your dog's name? Spencer

Great Product

Amanda was great giving me the help I needed unfortunately it is way too expensive for my boy who is 37kg. I’m disappointed that it seems to be financially viable for people with small dogs

08/22/2019
Bestie Kitchen

Hi Catherine, thanks so much for trying bestie, and I'm sorry that it won't suit your situation just now.

08/05/2019
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Sylvia S.
  • What's your dog's name? Georgie

Very Happy

We had a great experience and our dog Georgie enjoys his new food very much! He licks his plate clean and is really happy Thanks so much Amanda for this great product! Cheers Sylvia

Sylvia S. verified customer review of The ALLROUNDER Balancing Supplement
08/07/2019
Bestie Kitchen

Thank you Sylvia! Super glad you and Georgie like bestie!

08/04/2019
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Maryann F.
  • What's your dog's name? Bella

Bella loves Bestie!

Bella loves it, and it provides her with the nutrition she needs. It is a diet I can manage for her when I have other dogs and fosters.

08/04/2019
Bestie Kitchen

Thanks Maryann! Thrilled that you and Bella like bestie.