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

The ALLROUNDER Balancing Supplement

29 Reviews

$49.99

(plus GST for Australian customers)

If you want a healthier dog, you’ll feed fresh food. bestie + fresh meat protein makes a complete and balanced meal – and boosts health.  

Meat is great, but it doesn’t give dogs all they need. bestie’s 19 super-nutritious whole foods add the missing elements to make a complete and balanced fresh meal.

bestie also boosts gut, immune and joint health, because it adds more than the ‘complete and balanced’ minimum.

  • Antioxidants, in particular vitamins A, C, E, beta-carotenes, and phytonutrients. Antioxidants are particularly helpful in aging dogs and in reducing inflammation.
  • Chondroitin and glucosamine – important for good joint health.
  • Omegas – important for joint and general health.
  • Pre- and probiotics – important for good gut health.

Mix with fresh protein, for a meal in seconds.

  • 100% human food-grade ingredients
  • Animal Nutritionist Formulated
  • 5 gram scoop inside
  • Supplementary food for dogs
  • Shelf stable, no need to refrigerate
  • See below for serves per pack guidance

WHAT CHANGES DO PEOPLE SEE ON BESTIE?

When you switch to fresh feeding, using meat + bestie, you’re likely to see some changes.

People say that making fresh food is now almost as convenient as getting it from a bag, and they’re more confident they’re doing the right thing. They’re less worried – and that’s a good thing!


They also report health improvements in their dogs, after they've been on meat + bestie for a while:

MOBILITY

Dogs are more active with a pep in the step.

NOT SO PORKY!

Dogs lose weight (the bestie app plays a role here).

POOS!

Poos are smaller and healthier (and yes, a little less stinky!)

COATS & SKIN

Coats are softer, glossier and skin healthier.

CHRONIC CONDITIONS

Chronic inflammation-related, conditions diminish.

FUSSY EATERS

bestie even suits most notoriously fussy eaters - with the right protein and transition!

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). 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO FEED A DOG - REALLY WELL?

There’s no doubt that kibble, even the premium kind, is a cost-effective way to feed a dog. Well, cost-effective in the short term that is. Add in the cost of poor health…and maybe that bag of kibble isn’t really so cheap after all. Plus, should we really feed our dogs like it’s still 1950 - out of  bag? (What matters more - super convenience or pretty convenient good health.) 
 
That said, if we want to feed fresh, how much does it cost? Does it fit your circumstances? Below is a guide…

THE LITTLE DOG

This little Pom is 3.7kg! But let’s assume we’re talking dogs more like 5kg, then the daily cost of meat+bestie would be less than a coffee a day. Seriously. And that’s way less. For a 5kg dog, you’ll get about 80 serves of bestie out of a 350gm pack and the bestie will work out to about $1.50 a day on average. The total daily cost will be between $2.20 and $5 a day, depending on the protein you use. (That’s not per meal, but per day.)

THE KINDA LITTLE DOG

For an average dog of say 10kg, then the daily cost of meat+bestie will be somewhere from a coffee to a coffee plus a bit a day. For a 10kg dog, you’ll get about 50 serves of bestie out of a 350gm pack and the bestie will work out to about $2.55 a day on average. The  total daily cost will be between $3.70 and $7 a day, depending on the protein you use. (That’s not per meal, but per day.)

THE MEDIUM DOG

For a dog of say 30kg, then the daily cost of meat+bestie will be somewhere between $7.50 and $13.50 a day – based on using human grade meat at an average cost of about 12.60/kg. (You may do better than this.) For a 30kg dog, you’ll get about 61 serves of bestie out of a 1kg pack and the bestie will work out to about $3.60 a day on average.

THE BIG DOG

For a dog of say 50kg, then the daily cost of meat+bestie will be somewhere between $11 and $18 day – based on using human grade meat at an average cost of about 12.60/kg. (You may do better than this.) For a 50kg dog, you’ll get about 42 serves of bestie out of a 1kg pack and the bestie will work out to about $5.30 a day on average.

WHY DOES THE COST CHANGE

Why does the cost fluctuate? Well, not only do different proteins cost different amounts per kg, but they should really be fed in different quantities. Why? Well, the energy given to the dog by roo, for example, on a gram for gram basis, is less than that given by lamb. That means you’d need to feed MORE roo to give the dog the same amount of energy as that given by say 100grams of lamb.

the bestie app mealplan screen

HOW THE APP HELPS

While some other products provide a one-protein-fits-all feed quantity, that will mean the dog is being given less energy than they need, on some days. Don’t worry though, the bestie app works out the right quantity, based on the proteins you’re feeding.

THREE EASY STEPS

STEP 1

Add a dash of water to bestie.

STEP 2

Add your fresh protein.

STEP 3

Mix together and serve.

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.

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.)

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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12/12/2019
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Bente D.
Australia Australia

Fantastic new product with an interesting main protein source

I thoroughly enjoyed CRIKKIES as training treats. My dogs really loved it. I think it is a unique alternative to the usual beef / chicken treats, which my dogs really enjoyed. I also loved the idea, that I can bake my own cookies., and next time I'll use my new purchased Snoopy cookie cutters.

Bente Dubnitzki verified customer review of BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT
12/12/2019
Bestie Kitchen

Thank you Bente! So glad they (and you) enjoyed them!

12/04/2019
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Rusty
Australia Australia

Bake yo crickies

I love my bake yo cricket treats .♡

Rusty verified customer review of BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT
12/04/2019
Bestie Kitchen

Oh, that is priceless...

12/03/2019
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Ann L.
Australia Australia

A guilt-free treats that I'm excited about .

I'm happy to announce that we were chosen to be testers for this product. I have a fussy little one and I am excited to say that he loves his bake yo cricket treats. And they are quite tasty if I should say so myself. I have a habit of tasting a tiny bit of what I give my little boy except for Raw meat of course.. what an amazing guilt-free product. And you have the privilege of making it yourself.. I recommend this amazing products to every pet parent, you will love yourself for it. Knowing that you are feeding an amazing complete and balanced healthy treat to your fur babies is an amazing feeling.

12/03/2019
Bestie Kitchen

Thanks so much Ann for being an early tester and for your great feedback. We're super-thrilled you and your little one love them! (And thanks for that special line...you know which one!)

12/03/2019
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Lauren
Australia Australia

We Love Crikkies!!

Love Love Love!! My 3 fur babies thought Christmas had come early when I began making these Crikkies over the weekend. Not to mention how pleased they were when they all got to take turns in licking the bowl This product is such a great idea, especially for us Raw Feeders that are extremely conscious about what we feed our pups. The ingredient list is so interesting and so well thought out. I never knew Crickets were so nutritious!! They are also SUPER EASY to make, even for a novice cook like myself Thanks again Bestie for making yet another fantastic, highly palatable and healthy product for our beloved fur babies.

Lauren verified customer review of BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREATLauren verified customer review of BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT
12/03/2019
Bestie Kitchen

Thanks so much Lauren - it was a bit of an experiment to begin with but I'm thrilled that you and your pack love them. (And thanks for being an early tester!)

12/03/2019
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Lindsay
Australia Australia

Crikkies

We were one of the lucky ones to test out the Bake-Yo-Crikkies. I am a raw feeder so I am all about making my own treats and knowing EXACTLY what my babies are getting! Full of only the best ingredients you know you are feeding high quality treats, you can also have some fun with them if you are feeling like getting yo bake on I wasn’t aware of Cricket Powder being a ‘thing’ and how beneficial it actually is - we will be including it more in our diets that’s for sure! Thanks again Bestie another great product!

12/03/2019
Bestie Kitchen

Thanks heaps for this - and for taking the time to test and give us your insights. Much appreciated!

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 BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT
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 BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT
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 BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT
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 BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT
09/02/2019
Bestie Kitchen

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