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The ALLROUNDER Balancing Supplement

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The ALLROUNDER Balancing Supplement
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Raw and homemade feeding made easy. And worry-free.

Be confident your raw feeding gives your dog all they need, and more. (And say goodbye to lengthy prep.)

    19 all-natural ingredients in one supplement, adds what meat doesn’t have, to make complete and balanced meals.

    Plus, The Allrounder’s does more than just complete and balance. It exceeds the minimum, to help support good joint, gut and immune system health.

    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

    6 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. Shiitake mushrooms add a range of minerals and vitamins, especially copper and vitamin B5. These medicinal mushrooms also contain antioxidants, among them the amino acid ergothioneine, the subject of much research as a natural and 'adaptive' antioxidant). 

    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.  

    2 super herbs

    Two imported super herbs round out the mix:  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!

    Nutritional Yeast

    Nutritional yeast is an inactive form of yeast that's a also a complete protein - containing the 10 amino acids that dogs need. It's also packed with B-vitamins, including B12 (typically only found in meat),  has an abundance of trace minerals and the powerful antioxidants glutathione and selenomethionine. It also contains the carbs beta-glucan and alpha-mannan, that boost the immune system.

    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.

    WHY USE THE BALANCER?

    ALL NATURAL INGREDIENTS

    Apple powder, bone broth powder, carrot powder, sweet potato powder, MCHA bone meal powder, cod liver oil, organic wheat grass powder, organic pumpkin powder, organic shiitake mushroom powder, kale powder, green lipped mussel, nutritional yeast, probiotic (bacillus coagulans), kelp powder, organic nettle powder, organic chicory root powder, kakadu plum powder, 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.)

    Customer Reviews
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    09/15/2021
    KR
    K R.
    Australia Australia
    I recommend this product
    • What's your dog's name? Indie
    Best health for your dog

    Love the All Rounder Balancer... My dog has never been healthier since using Bestie Kitchen... I'm a customer for life !!! Amanda is the best too !! Thanks for the great service...

    09/15/2021
    Bestie Kitchen

    Thank you for making my day!!! And so glad it's working well for your dog. (And you.)

    09/15/2021
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    Anonymous
    Australia Australia
    I recommend this product
    • What's your dog's name? Goku
    My bestie loves it!

    Five stars. Goku licks the bowl for 10 minutes ! Just in case he missed a morsel

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    09/15/2021
    Bestie Kitchen

    That's great! So happy to hear that. (And what a beautiful boy Goku is.)

    09/13/2021
    A
    Anonymous
    Australia Australia
    I recommend this product
    • What's your dog's name? Bojangles
    Dogs love it.

    I’ve tried other meats and supplements but they didn’t like it, so I keep coming back to my own food and sprinkle bestie on top.

    09/13/2021
    Bestie Kitchen

    That's great to hear. Thank you!

    09/02/2021
    A
    Anonymous
    Australia Australia
    I recommend this product
    • What's your dog's name? Emily and Bonnie
    Just Wow!

    We have tried EVERYTHING to feed our 2 dogs with the vitamins and minerals they need. They have reluctantly ate their food or turned their nose up it (except of course if it was treats or tid bits that were not good for them). The only thing they would eat would be fresh or slightly cooked meat. I was still concerned as they were still not receiving a complete diet. Then when researching on the net I came across Bestie Kitchen and tried a sample pack of Balance (in case they didn’t like it), using the app to assist with how much to feed them. They are literally licking the bottom of their bowls and loving their meal times! I was so surprised and feel content knowing they are getting what they need! It was so simple to order and add to food. Definitely will let other dog owners know!

    09/02/2021
    Bestie Kitchen

    That's awesome! Thank you so much! Really glad to hear it's working well for them - and giving you some confidence they're getting what they need.

    08/24/2021
    A Bestie Kitchen Customer
    GE
    Grace E.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    • What's your dog's name? Luna
    Fantastic Ingredients

    I'm so impressed with the quality and type of ingredients in these products, and the obvious care and attention that has gone into the formulas and the sourcing. Highly recommend!

    08/23/2021
    Bestie Kitchen

    Thank you Grace!! Let's hope Pants and Luna love their bestie meals...

    08/20/2021
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    Anonymous
    Australia Australia
    I recommend this product
    • What's your dog's name? Keira
    The evidence is in the bowl

    My 16 week puppy has been enjoying Bestie Balancers for 8 weeks now and I can honestly say that she is in excellent health. Her coat is shiny and I continually receive comments . This is a great product and so easy to use. The app is extremely useful, especially for a puppy, with weight changes every week.

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    08/20/2021
    Bestie Kitchen

    That's so great to hear! I'm thrilled...and what a beautiful girl...

    08/11/2021
    BT
    Brent T.
    Australia Australia
    I recommend this product
    • What's your dog's name? John
    Wish we changed over long ago

    Our 3yr old Golden John has loved the change and we can see the positive difference Bestie has made.

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    08/11/2021
    Bestie Kitchen

    That's brilliant! I'm so glad. Thank you.

    07/18/2021
    A
    Anonymous
    Australia Australia
    I recommend this product
    • What's your dog's name? Freddie
    Bestie Allrounder

    Excellent product, pooch loves it.

    07/18/2021
    Bestie Kitchen

    That's excellent. Good to hear.

    06/28/2021
    RB
    Rebecca B.
    Australia Australia
    I recommend this product
    • What's your dog's name? Hodgey
    Brilliant product!

    Love the product, have tried everything to help my boys gut health and everything else. He loves the taste and well TMI if I tell you the rest but the convenience is also a massive plus!

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    06/28/2021
    Bestie Kitchen

    I am so glad to hear this!!...I have a little mental picture of the TMI...And what a beautiful boy..❤️

    06/27/2021
    DH
    Dianne h.
    Australia Australia
    I recommend this product
    • What's your dog's name? Joe
    So easy

    Amanda is very supportive, provides advice and responds to queries very quickly. The product is easy to use and adapts to a variety of meats and to fish. The app is a bit sticky but good enough. The dog looks well, coats are good and they love the food.

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    06/28/2021
    Bestie Kitchen

    Good to hear! (And we're working on the app in the background...will touchbase with you about improvements separately.) And what a cutie...

    06/22/2021
    KM
    kathy M.
    Australia Australia
    I recommend this product
    • What's your dog's name? teddy
    Dog won't eat it

    Bought Bestie All Rounder for my cavoodle to optimisehis diet. Unfortunately he consistently refused to eat anything with it mixed in. BestieKitchen provided a number of strategies to convince my dog to eat it, but to no avail. One sniff and he turned up his nose and preferred to go hungry. A bit disappointing as now I have a very expensive bag of powder which I will need to throw away.

    06/22/2021
    Bestie Kitchen

    Thanks for your review Kathy - and yes, we did provide a number of tips, plus sending you two sachets of bone broth and nutritional yeast, as well as agreeing to refund you...so the expense is really ours. That said, thanks for trying it; it's very unusual that dogs don't like bestie. Instead of throwing it away, perhaps you could give it to a friend who'd like yo eat fresh complete and balanced; as I said, most dogs like it and of course, it adds what meat doesn't have and boosts other aspects of health.

    05/30/2021
    A
    Anonymous
    Australia Australia
    Excellent product

    Wow! My fur-son is a picky eater and rarely do we see him excited about mealtimes. Not any more. Now he sits and anxiously awaits my putting his bowl down. He loves the combination of the Allrounder Balancer and the raw meat. His coat looks amazing and he seems quite happy. No tummy issues when changing over his food either which is a first for us. Brilliant product and we will be lifelong customers.

    05/30/2021
    Bestie Kitchen

    Im so glad to hear this, and that your boy is doing well on bestie...thank you.

    05/11/2021
    SH
    Sue H.
    Australia Australia
    • What's your dog's name? Mindy
    Travelling dog

    Have been using Bestie Kitchen for a couple of years now. We travel via sail boat and caravan. All I need is Mindy’s fresh meat add her Bestie kitchen and she has a healthy meal.

    05/11/2021
    Bestie Kitchen

    That's so good to hear...and we'd love to see pics of travelling Mindy!!!

    04/20/2021
    HS
    Heather S.
    Australia Australia
    • What's your dog's name? Maggie & Millie
    Paw-licking good!

    It has always been a major hit with my Mini Poodle, but when we recently adopted a very neglected 10 mo Toy Poodle (formerly fed on puppy formula dry kibble), we introduced her straight away to a new diet of partially cooked raw meat and veggies and/or sardines, with bestie Allrounder added in, she wolfed it down and has never looked back! I’d call that a very positive outcome.

    04/20/2021
    Bestie Kitchen

    That is brilliant! Love it. (And here's to your new family member...)

    04/17/2021
    A
    Anonymous
    Australia Australia
    • What's your dog's name? Sophie
    Excellent my dog loves this

    This product has made switching from kibble to fresh food so easy. The application to tell me how much protein to feed is also invaluable and makes it a simple process. My beagle dances around waiting for me to put her bowl down with the bestie on it and doesn’t leave anything in her bowl. Her coat is healthier and she is more settled in general after switching to bestie. This is a great product and I highly recommend if you are looking to move across to fresh feeding, we will be staying on this great product.

    04/18/2021
    Bestie Kitchen

    I am so delighted to hear this; thank you so much for your feedback. I hope the health improvements continue!

    04/08/2021
    A
    Anonymous
    Australia Australia
    My dog laps it up. Quite literally!

    My dog loves his food but when he started to on the Bestie there was a definite increase to the gusto of his engagement with his food. There's plenty of lip smacking once he has finished and one or two hopeful returns to the empty bowl as he laps up any stray bits of his supplement that has remained on the side of the bowl. Meals are a lip smackingly good time, complete with sound effects!

    04/08/2021
    Bestie Kitchen

    That's brilliant; love it!