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Discover Huntaway: Premium Raw Venison Dog Food from New Zealand

Meet Huntaway, a premium raw dog food company from New Zealand making waves in the USA with their Wild Balanced Venison formula. Despite not being the first name that comes to mind in raw dog food (but it should!), Huntaway stands out for its exceptional quality, unwavering consistency, and unparalleled nutritional density. Crafted with Wild Venison sourced from the pristine landscapes of New Zealand, where Venison was introduced between 1850-1910, and due to the absence of natural predators, they have become widespread, sometimes considered as "pests." Huntaway prides itself on small-batch production, ensuring every meal meets its rigorous standards for excellence. Huntaway supports our canine friends' overall health and vitality with a unique blend of 15% beneficial ingredients, including Swiss chard, beetroot, blueberries, and parsley. Join us as we explore the world of Huntaway and discover why it's a game-changer for discerning pet parents seeking the best for their beloved companions.

They offer Venison in Raw and freeze-dried options.


Venison Meat, Venison Heart, Venison Liver, Venison Kidney, Venison Lung, Venison Spleen, Venison Trachea, Ground Venison Bone, Swiss Chard, Beetroot, Blueberry, Carrots, Parsley, Parsnip, Rapeseed Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar, Seaweed, Rosemary Extract, Chia Seeds, Brewer's Yeast, Salt, Vitamin E Supplement

Nutritional profile: 

Crude Protein (min) - 16%

Crude Fat (min) - 10%

Carbohydrates (min) - 5%

Crude Fiber (max) - 4%

Moisture (max) - 71.5%

Is it Complete and Balanced?

Huntaway recipes are crafted to align with the nutritional standards set by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profile for adult maintenance.

Weight and packaging of the product: 

One freezer-friendly bag of Huntaway comes with 20 cubes, equaling 3.75lbs. Each cube is about 3 ounces, making storage and feeding super simple. I usually thaw two days' worth of cubes by placing them in a fridge-safe container and serving them as Yenko needs.

Visuals of the meat: 

First, you have to remember this is venison! So, it is more sensitive to oxidizing than beef or other red meats. So, the outside may be a bit oxidized, but once you smash the cube open, it is the rich red you expected to see. You can also see fragments of blueberries, carrots, or swiss chard, which is nice and makes each cube unique. 


Yenko has been eating Huntaway for about a year; he gets a cube a meal. Dogs are creatures of habit, yet need variety; Huntaway is the constant in his meals! This food keeps him consistent as venison is highly digestible and a novel protein, so there are no issues. 

Now, let's break down how it tastes for us humans. As always, we cooked it on low heat until fully cooked. Huntaway had an interesting "olive" smell as it was cooking. Huntaway venison had a rich, "nutty" flavor that gave after tones of that gamey flavor. You would think this meat would be overworked, but it wasn't, as we also got tastes of carrots, parsnip, apple cider vinegar, and chia seeds. We were delighted with this!


Price: For a limited time, you can try a 3.75-pound bag for $35 with free shipping using this link. Otherwise, a pack of three is $104. Get 10% off dog food with code Combine10.

Delivery: Ship throughout the USA. Free shipping if you subscribe. 

Other Things to note: 

Venison is a remarkable protein source with an exceptionally nutrient-rich profile, surpassing red meat in leanness, fat content, and overall caloric value. Not only is venison high in essential amino acids, but it also boasts significant levels of thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, iron, and zinc. It's important to note that this venison comes from wild sources (it is not said or stressed enough!), which tend to be leaner due to the animals' active lifestyles and natural diets. Consequently, wild game meat contains lower total and saturated fat levels than red meat, with more polyunsaturated fatty acids. Studies have demonstrated that game meat offers substantially higher amounts of essential amino acids, vitamins (PP, B1, B2, B6, and E), and essential minerals (including phosphorus, magnesium, iron, manganese, and zinc) than meat sourced from farm animals. This exceptional quality and the consistency and density of essential nutrients consistently draw us back to Huntaway.

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