Back to Basics

High-Protein Formulas

Our all-natural, high-protein, low-carbohydrate formulas are designed to satisfy your dog’s natural instincts. That’s why we start with nutrient-rich organ meat and add highly digestible, grain-free carbohydrates to provide the optimum balance of protein, fats and carbohydrates. And with organ meat as the #1 ingredient in our high-quality dog foods, our formulas deliver the instinctual nutrition and delicious taste your dog craves.

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  • Duck Formula >
  • Pork Formula >
  • Open Range Formula >
  • Turkey Formula

    Turkey Giblets (turkey livers and turkey hearts) are the number one ingredient. They offer all the benefits of a premium protein source and are nutrient dense, easily digestible and they taste great.

    Ingredients

    Every ingredient is thoughtfully chosen to contribute to the well-being of your dog.

    • Turkey Giblets (Turkey Livers and Turkey Hearts)

      Turkey Giblets (Turkey Livers and Turkey Hearts)

      Offer all the benefits of a premium protein source. They are nutrient dense, easily digestible and extremely palatable.
    • Turkey Meal

      Turkey Meal

      Is a highly digestible lean meat protein that contains ground bones. Turkey meal is closer to what a dog would consume in the wild.
    • Turkey

      Turkey

      Is an excellent source of highly digestible protein, which may provide relief from many food allergy symptoms.
    • Chicken Meal

      Chicken Meal

      Is a highly concentrated source of lean meat protein and is a highly digestible source of amino acids, which are an essential part of a pet's diet. Amino acids are a building block for the tissues in the body and they produce enzymes that help with proper metabolism.
    • Tapioca

      Tapioca

      Is a root starch derived from the cassava plant. It is grain and gluten free as well as highly digestible. Tapioca, unlike potatoes, has no known food allergens. During the cooking process, tapioca helps to bind the ingredients together, so the food does not crumble.
    • Pea Protein

      Pea Protein

      Is a concentrated source of plant protein that is natural and low fat.
    • Poultry Fat (Turkey & Chicken, Naturally Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols)

      Poultry Fat (Turkey & Chicken, Naturally Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols)

      Allows dogs to get protein from fat instead of a grain. Turkey and Chicken Fats are also high in linoleic acid, which is important for healthy skin and a shiny coat.
    • Dried Whole Egg

      Dried Whole Egg

      Is a high-quality protein source that offers essential fatty acids plus vital vitamins and minerals.
    • Whole Flaxseed

      Whole Flaxseed

      Is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids. It contains essential vitamins and minerals (including vitamin B and potassium), fiber and protein, all of which contribute to the overall well-being of dogs.
    • Menhaden Fish Oil

      Menhaden Fish Oil

      Comes from cold-water, free-ranging fish. Menhaden Fish are a rich source of EPA, which is important for joint health; DHA, which is essential for brain development; and omega-3 fatty acids, which help support healthy skin and a shiny coat.
    • Natural Chicken Flavor

      Natural Chicken Flavor

      Is a special blend of protein derived from real hearts and livers, then dried into a powder and added to Back to Basics for palatability.
    • Peas

      Peas

      Are one of nature's most basic ingredients. They contain significant levels of high-quality protein, fiber and digestible carbohydrates. Unlike corn, wheat, rice and potatoes, peas provide more slowly digested carbohydrates to give more balanced and consistent energy.
    • Sunflower Oil

      Sunflower Oil

      Is rich in the fatty acid, linoleic acid, for healthy skin and a shiny coat.
    • Salt

      Salt

      Is a source of sodium and chloride, which are both essential to maintain the proper mineral balance necessary for good health and life.
    • L-Carnitine

      L-Carnitine

      Is a vitamin-like compound made up of amino acids and is a naturally occurring substance in the protein sources in our food. L-Carnitine is essential in the process of converting fatty acids into energy. Because Back to Basics is a higher fat food and since domestic dogs are not as active as wolves in the wild, we add additional L-Carnitine to help fill the gap.
    • Potassium Chloride

      Potassium Chloride

      helps maintain the proper mineral balance in the blood and helps support healthy growth.
    • Zinc Proteinate

      Zinc Proteinate

      is a chelated source of zinc that is enhances nutrient absorption. Zinc plays an important role in everything from healthy skin and coat to proper immune system functioning, metabolism and mineral balance.
    • Iron Proteinate

      Iron Proteinate

      is a chelated source of iron. Iron is essential for hemoglobin production and providing oxygen to the blood. It also helps maintain the proper mineral balance and helps in the digestion of fatty acids.
    • Vitamin E Supplement

      Vitamin E Supplement

      or alpha tocopherol is one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants that helps to improve circulation and blood flow.
    • L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C)

      L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C)

      is a more stable source of vitamin C that neutralizes free radicals.
    • Choline Chloride

      Choline Chloride

      is essential for nerve function, fat metabolism and brain development. It can be manufactured by the body, but not at sufficient levels for health requirements.
    • Biotin

      Biotin

      is one of the B vitamins that helps support healthy skin and a shiny coat.
    • Copper Proteinate

      Copper Proteinate

      is a chelated source of copper. Copper is a trace mineral found in all body tissues. It reduces damage caused by free radicals and helps in the formation of hemoglobin and collagen.
    • Manganese Proteinate

      Manganese Proteinate

      is a chelated source of manganese. Manganese plays a vital role in cell function and is necessary for the formation of bone and joint cartilage as well as nervous system function.
    • Niacin

      Niacin

      is a B vitamin that protects the skin and aids in the breakdown of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. It is an essential vitamin for healthy nervous system and brain function.
    • Calcium Pantothenate

      Calcium Pantothenate

      is a B vitamin that aids in breaking down fats, carbohydrates and protein for energy.
    • Sodium Selenite

      Sodium Selenite

      is a trace mineral that helps reduce the damage caused by free radicals and helps support a healthy immune system
    • Vitamin A Supplement

      Vitamin A Supplement

      is essential for healthy eyesight. Vitamin A also aids in normal body development and helps support a healthy immune system.
    • Riboflavin Supplement

      Riboflavin Supplement

      is a B vitamin that helps contribute to healthy skin and a shiny coat. It is also essential for normal growth and development.
    • Vitamin D3 Supplement

      Vitamin D3 Supplement

      optimizes the absorption of calcium and phosphorus. It aids in the formation of normal bones and teeth and a healthy nervous and muscle system by regulating the amount of calcium in the blood.
    • Thiamine Mononitrate

      Thiamine Mononitrate

      is a water soluble form of the vitamin B1 that helps the body convert food into energy.
    • Vitamin B12 Supplement

      Vitamin B12 Supplement

      is necessary for food metabolism DNA formation and nervous system support.
    • Calcium Iodate

      Calcium Iodate

      is a source of iodine, which is required for proper thyroid function.
    • Pyridoxine Hydrochloride

      Pyridoxine Hydrochloride

      is a source of vitamin B6 that aids in the absorption of protein and the production of red blood cells.
    • Folic Acid

      Folic Acid

      is a B-complex vitamin that is essential in animal metabolism, normal growth and cell maintenance.
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    Guaranteed Analysis

    Crude ProteinMin. 38.0% Vitamin AMin. 10,000 IU/kg *Ascorbic Acid (Source of Vitamin C)Min. 150 mg/kg
    Crude FatMin. 18.0% Vitamin EMin. 500 IU/kg *Glucosamine (Naturally occurring)Min. 1,500 mg/kg
    Crude FiberMax. 3.0% *Omega-6Min. 3.0% *Chondroitin Sulfate (Naturally occurring)Min. 1,200 mg/kg
    Moisture Max. 10.0% *Omega-3Min. 1.0% *L-CarnitineMin. 150 ppm
    Linoleic AcidMin. 3.0% *Linolenic AcidMin. 0.80% *Taurine (Naturally occuring)Min. 0.10%
    CalciumMin. 1.5% *DHAMin. 0.20% Phosphorus Min. 1.0%
    *EPAMin. 0.25% Vitamin AMax. 60,000 IU/kg  

    *Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.

    Caloric content: Metabolizable energy 4,004 kcal/kg, 402 kcal/cup with 40% from fat, 40% from protein and 20% from vegetable carbohydrates.

    Back to Basics Turkey Formula for dogs is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages. - See more at: http://www.backtobasicspetfood.com/high-protein-dry-dog-food#sthash.5LeDe01u.dpuf

    Ratings and Reviews

    Feeding Guidelines

    Proper feeding for your dog:

    Select your dog's weight and activity level using the menus below. Then we'll help you determine how much food they need.

    We recommend serving your dog: of Back to Basics per day.

    *Don't forget to read the starter guidelines on the package and switch formulas periodically.

    *These are recommended daily feeding guidelines that should be adjusted as needed to obtain optimum weight. For Gestating or Lactating Females, feed up to three times the daily feeding guideline for “Active Adults”. Provide a bowl of fresh, clean water for your pet at all times. Slowly mix Back to Basics with your pet's current food over a 5-10 day period until they are solely eating Back to Basics.

    Transition Instructions

    Because Back to Basics® may offer a higher protein and fat ratio than your dog is used to, it may take up to ten days for your dog's system to become acclimated to Back to Basics. Slowly mix with his other food over a five- to ten-day period until your dog is solely eating Back to Basics.

    Now, how much you feed your dog per day is another story. The feeding guidelines we provide are just that. A guide. Your dog's individual needs will vary based upon his size, his activity level, his environment and even his age. And because Back to Basics is a calorie-dense food, you will naturally feed less than your average store brand. But because it's so palatable, your dog will love it. So we don't recommend free-feeding because we guarantee he'll gobble up Back to Basics. Remember, overfeeding can cause digestive upset.

    Be sure to check your dog's weight and adjust feeding levels to maintain healthy weight. And, don't forget to see your vet regularly.

  • Duck Formula

    Duck and Chicken Giblets (livers and hearts) are the number one ingredient. They offer all the benefits of a premium protein source and are nutrient dense, easily digestible and extremely palatable.

    Ingredients

    Every ingredient is thoughtfully chosen to contribute to the well-being of your dog.

    • Duck and Chicken Giblets (Livers and Hearts)

      Duck and Chicken Giblets (Livers and Hearts)

      Offer all the benefits of a premium protein source. They are nutrient dense, easily digestible and extremely palatable.
    • Duck Meal

      Duck Meal

      Is a highly digestible lean meat protein that contains ground bones. Duck meal is closer to what a dog would consume in the wild.
    • Chicken Meal

      Chicken Meal

      Is a highly concentrated source of lean meat protein and is a highly digestible source of amino acids, which are an essential part of a pet's diet. Amino acids are a building block for the tissues in the body and they produce enzymes that help with proper metabolism.
    • Tapioca

      Tapioca

      Is a root starch derived from the cassava plant. It is grain and gluten free as well as highly digestible. Tapioca, unlike potatoes, has no known food allergens. During the cooking process, tapioca helps to bind the ingredients together, so the food does not crumble
    • Peas

      Peas

      Are one of nature's most basic ingredients. They contain significant levels of high-quality protein, fiber and digestible carbohydrates. Unlike corn, wheat, rice and potatoes, peas provide more slowly digested carbohydrates to give more balanced and consistent energy.
    • Dried Whole Egg

      Dried Whole Egg

      Is a high-quality protein source that offers essential fatty acids plus vital vitamins and minerals.
    • Pea Protein

      Pea Protein

      Is a concentrated source of plant protein that is natural and low fat.
    • Duck Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols)

      Duck Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols)

      Allows dogs to get protein from fat instead of grain. Duck fat is also high in linoleic acid, which is important for healthy skin and a shiny coat.
    • Whole Flaxseed

      Whole Flaxseed

      Is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids. It contains essential vitamins and minerals (including vitamin B and potassium), fiber and protein, all of which contribute to the overall well-being of dogs.
    • Natural Duck Flavor

      Natural Duck Flavor

      Is a special blend of protein derived from real hearts and livers, then dried into a powder and added to Back to Basics for palatability.
    • Pea Fiber

      Pea Fiber

      Is derived from peas and is an excellent source of fiber for digestive health and stool quality.
    • Menhaden Fish Oil

      Menhaden Fish Oil

      Comes from cold-water, free-ranging fish. Menhaden Fish are a rich source of EPA, which is important for joint health; DHA, which is essential for brain development; and omega-3 fatty acids, which help support healthy skin and a shiny coat.
    • Sunflower Oil

      Sunflower Oil

      Is rich in the fatty acid, linoleic acid, for healthy skin and a shiny coat.
    • Salt

      Salt

      Is a source of sodium and chloride, which are both essential to maintain the proper mineral balance necessary for good health and life.
    • Potassium Chloride

      Potassium Chloride

      helps maintain the proper mineral balance in the blood and helps support healthy growth.
    • Choline Chloride

      Choline Chloride

      is essential for nerve function, fat metabolism and brain development. It can be manufactured by the body, but not at sufficient levels for health requirements.
    • Zinc Proteinate

      Zinc Proteinate

      is a chelated source of zinc that is enhances nutrient absorption. Zinc plays an important role in everything from healthy skin and coat to proper immune system functioning, metabolism and mineral balance.
    • Iron Proteinate

      Iron Proteinate

      is a chelated source of iron. Iron is essential for hemoglobin production and providing oxygen to the blood. It also helps maintain the proper mineral balance and helps in the digestion of fatty acids.
    • Vitamin E Supplement

      Vitamin E Supplement

      or alpha tocopherol, is one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants that helps to improve circulation and blood flow.
    • L-Carnitine

      L-Carnitine

      Is a vitamin-like compound made up of amino acids and is a naturally occurring substance in the protein sources in our food. L-Carnitine is essential in the process of converting fatty acids into energy. Because Back to Basics is a higher-fat food and since domestic dogs are not as active as wolves in the wild, we add additional L-Carnitine to help fill the gap.
    • L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C)

      L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C)

      is a more stable source of vitamin C that neutralizes free radicals.
    • Manganese Proteinate

      Manganese Proteinate

      is a chelated source of manganese. Manganese plays a vital role in cell function and is necessary for the formation of bone and joint cartilage as well as nervous system function.
    • Biotin

      Biotin

      is one of the B vitamins that helps support healthy skin and a shiny coat.
    • Copper Proteinate

      Copper Proteinate

      is a chelated source of copper. Copper is a trace mineral found in all body tissues. It reduces damage caused by free radicals and helps in the formation of hemoglobin and collagen.
    • Niacin

      Niacin

      is a B vitamin that protects the skin and aids in the breakdown of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. It is an essential vitamin for healthy nervous system and brain function.
    • Calcium Pantothenate

      Calcium Pantothenate

      is a B vitamin that aids in breaking down fats, carbohydrates and protein for energy.
    • Sodium Selenite

      Sodium Selenite

      is a trace mineral that helps reduce the damage caused by free radicals and helps support a healthy immune system
    • Vitamin A Supplement

      Vitamin A Supplement

      is essential for healthy eyesight. Vitamin A also aids in normal body development and helps support a healthy immune system.
    • Riboflavin Supplement

      Riboflavin Supplement

      is a B vitamin that helps contribute to healthy skin and a shiny coat. It is also essential for normal growth and development.
    • Vitamin D3 Supplement

      Vitamin D3 Supplement

      optimizes the absorption of calcium and phosphorus. It aids in the formation of normal bones and teeth and a healthy nervous and muscle system by regulating the amount of calcium in the blood.
    • Thiamine Mononitrate

      Thiamine Mononitrate

      is a water soluble form of the vitamin B1 that helps the body convert food into energy.
    • Vitamin B12 Supplement

      Vitamin B12 Supplement

      is necessary for food metabolism DNA formation and nervous system support.
    • Calcium Iodate

      Calcium Iodate

      is a source of iodine, which is required for proper thyroid function.
    • Pyridoxine Hydrochloride

      Pyridoxine Hydrochloride

      is a source of vitamin B6 that aids in the absorption of protein and the production of red blood cells.
    • Folic Acid

      Folic Acid

      is a B-complex vitamin that is essential in animal metabolism, normal growth and cell maintenance.
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    Guaranteed Analysis

    Crude ProteinMin. 38.0% Vitamin AMin. 10,000 IU/kg *Ascorbic Acid (Source of Vitamin C)Min. 150 mg/kg
    Crude FatMin. 18.0% Vitamin EMin. 500 IU/kg *Glucosamine (Naturally occurring)Min. 800 mg/kg
    Crude FiberMax. 3.0% *Omega-6Min. 2.7% *Chondroitin Sulfate (Naturally occurring)Min. 1,200 mg/kg
    MoistureMax. 10.0% *Omega-3Min. 1.2% *L-CarnitineMin. 150 mg/kg
    Linoleic AcidMin. 2.5% *Alpha-Linolenic AcidMin. 0.8% *Taurine (Naturally occuring)Min. 0.08%
    CalciumMin. 1.5% *DHAMin. 0.20% PhosphorusMin. 1.0%
    *EPAMin. 0.20% Vitamin AMax. 60,000 IU/kg  

    *Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient profiles.

    Caloric content: Metabolizable energy 4,080 kcal/kg, kcal/cup, 387 kcal/cup with 40% from fat, 40% from protein and 20% from vegetable carbohydrates.

    Back to Basics Duck Formula for Dogs is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.

    Ratings and Reviews

    Feeding Guidelines

    Proper feeding for your dog:

    Select your dog's weight and activity level using the menus below. Then we'll help you determine how much food they need.

    We recommend serving your dog: of Back to Basics per day.

    *Don't forget to read the starter guidelines on the package and switch formulas periodically.

    *These are recommended daily feeding guidelines that should be adjusted as needed to obtain optimum weight. For Gestating or Lactating Females, feed up to three times the daily feeding guideline for “Active Adults”. Provide a bowl of fresh, clean water for your pet at all times. Slowly mix Back to Basics with your pet's current food over a 5-10 day period until they are solely eating Back to Basics.

    Transition Instructions

    Because Back to Basics® may offer a higher protein and fat ratio than your dog is used to, it may take up to ten days for your dog's system to become acclimated to Back to Basics. Slowly mix with his other food over a five- to ten-day period until your dog is solely eating Back to Basics.

    Now, how much you feed your dog per day is another story. The feeding guidelines we provide are just that. A guide. Your dog's individual needs will vary based upon his size, his activity level, his environment and even his age. And because Back to Basics is a calorie-dense food, you will naturally feed less than your average store brand. But because it's so palatable, your dog will love it. So we don't recommend free-feeding because we guarantee he'll gobble up Back to Basics. Remember, overfeeding can cause digestive upset.

    Be sure to check your dog's weight and adjust feeding levels to maintain healthy weight. And, don't forget to see your vet regularly.

  • Pork Formula

    Pork Liver is the number one ingredient. It's an excellent source of high-quality protein, vitamins and minerals. It provides concentrated levels of vitamin A and is a natural source of vitamin D. It's also an excellent source of vitamins B and C, as well as trace minerals.

    Ingredients

    Every ingredient is thoughtfully chosen to contribute to the well-being of your dog.

    • Pork Liver

      Pork Liver

      Is an excellent source of high-quality protein, vitamins and minerals. It provides concentrated levels of vitamin A and is a natural source of vitamin D. It's also an excellent source of vitamins B and C, as wel as trace minerals.
    • Pork Meal

      Pork Meal

      Is a concentrated lean protein source complete with bones, which is closer to the diet a dog would consume in the wild. Pork is a hypoallergenic, highly palatable unique protein source that dogs aren't known to have many allergies to.
    • Pork Protein

      Pork Protein

      Is a highly-concentrated source of premium boneless pork. It offers a concentrated source of vital amino acids, which help to support optimum growth.
    • Tapioca

      Tapioca

      Is a root starch derived from the cassava plant. It is grain and gluten free as well as highly digestible. Tapioca, unlike potatoes, has no known food allergens. During the cooking process, tapioca helps to bind the ingredients together, so the food does not crumble.
    • Pork Fat (Naturally Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols)

      Pork Fat (Naturally Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols)

      Adds delicious natural pork flavor. It's high in linoleic acid and is a concentrated energy source
    • Peas

      Peas

      Are one of nature's most basic ingredients. They contain significant levels of high-quality protein, fiber and digestible carbohydrates. Unlike corn, wheat, rice and potatoes, peas provide more slowly digested carbohydrates to give more balanced and consistent energy.
    • Pork Gelatin

      Pork Gelatin

      Is a source of amino acids and is a rich source of proline and glycine, which are essential for collagen production and joint support. Gelatin is also an important ingredient for healthy skin and a shiny coat.
    • Pork Kidney

      Pork Kidney

      Is another excellent source of high-quality protein. It's an excellent source of essential fatty acids and is a rich source of iron and B vitamins.
    • Whole Flaxseed

      Whole Flaxseed

      Is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids. It contains essential vitamins and minerals (including vitamin B and potassium), fiber and protein, all of which contribute to the overall well-being of dogs.
    • Menhaden Fish Oil

      Menhaden Fish Oil

      Comes from cold-water, free-ranging fish. Menhaden Fish are a rich source of EPA, which is important for joint health; DHA, which is essential for brain development; and omega-3 fatty acids, which help support healthy skin and a shiny coat.
    • Natural Pork Flavor

      Natural Pork Flavor

      Is a special blend of protein derived from real hearts and livers, then dried into a powder and added to Back to Basics for palatability.
    • Sunflower Oil

      Sunflower Oil

      Is rich in the fatty acid, linoleic acid, for healthy skin and a shiny coat.
    • Salt

      Salt

      Is a source of sodium and chloride, which are both essential to maintain the proper mineral balance necessary for good health and life.
    • L-Carnitine

      L-Carnitine

      Is a vitamin-like compound made up of amino acids and is a naturally occurring substance in the protein sources in our food. L-Carnitine is essential in the process of converting fatty acids into energy. Because Back to Basics is a higher fat food and since domestic dogs are not as active as wolves in the wild, we add additional L-Carnitine to help fill the gap.
    • Dicalcium Phosphate

      Dicalcium Phosphate

      is added to provide the optimum balance of calcium and phosphorus, which are critical for building and maintaining strong bones and teeth.
    • Potassium Chloride

      Potassium Chloride

      helps maintain the proper mineral balance in the blood and helps support healthy growth.
    • Zinc Proteinate

      Zinc Proteinate

      is a chelated source of zinc that is enhances nutrient absorption. Zinc plays an important role in everything from healthy skin and coat to proper immune system functioning, metabolism and mineral balance.
    • Choline Chloride

      Choline Chloride

      is essential for nerve function, fat metabolism and brain development. It can be manufactured by the body, but not at sufficient levels for health requirements.
    • Iron Proteinate

      Iron Proteinate

      is a chelated source of iron. Iron is essential for hemoglobin production and providing oxygen to the blood. It also helps maintain the proper mineral balance and helps in the digestion of fatty acids.
    • Vitamin E Supplement

      Vitamin E Supplement

      or alpha tocopherol is one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants that helps to improve circulation and blood flow.
    • L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C)

      L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C)

      is a more stable source of vitamin C that neutralizes free radicals.
    • Manganese Proteinate

      Manganese Proteinate

      is a chelated source of manganese. Manganese plays a vital role in cell function and is necessary for the formation of bone and joint cartilage as well as nervous system function.
    • Biotin

      Biotin

      is one of the B vitamins that helps support healthy skin and a shiny coat.
    • Copper Proteinate

      Copper Proteinate

      is a chelated source of copper. Copper is a trace mineral found in all body tissues. It reduces damage caused by free radicals and helps in the formation of hemoglobin and collagen.
    • Niacin

      Niacin

      is a B vitamin that protects the skin and aids in the breakdown of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. It is an essential vitamin for healthy nervous system and brain function.
    • Calcium Pantothenate

      Calcium Pantothenate

      is a B vitamin that aids in breaking down fats, carbohydrates and protein for energy.
    • Sodium Selenite

      Sodium Selenite

      is a trace mineral that helps reduce the damage caused by free radicals and helps support a healthy immune system
    • Vitamin A Supplement

      Vitamin A Supplement

      is essential for healthy eyesight. Vitamin A also aids in normal body development and helps support a healthy immune system.
    • Riboflavin Supplement

      Riboflavin Supplement

      is a B vitamin that helps contribute to healthy skin and a shiny coat. It is also essential for normal growth and development.
    • Vitamin D3 Supplement

      Vitamin D3 Supplement

      optimizes the absorption of calcium and phosphorus. It aids in the formation of normal bones and teeth and a healthy nervous and muscle system by regulating the amount of calcium in the blood.
    • Thiamine Mononitrate

      Thiamine Mononitrate

      is a water soluble form of the vitamin B1 that helps the body convert food into energy.
    • Vitamin B12 Supplement

      Vitamin B12 Supplement

      is necessary for food metabolism DNA formation and nervous system support.
    • Calcium Iodate

      Calcium Iodate

      is a source of iodine, which is required for proper thyroid function.
    • Pyridoxine Hydrochloride

      Pyridoxine Hydrochloride

      is a source of vitamin B6 that aids in the absorption of protein and the production of red blood cells.
    • Folic Acid

      Folic Acid

      is a B-complex vitamin that is essential in animal metabolism, normal growth and cell maintenance.
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    Guaranteed Analysis

    Crude ProteinMin. 38.0% Vitamin AMin. 10,000 IU/kg *Ascorbic Acid (Source of Vitamin C)Min. 150 mg/kg
    Crude FatMin. 18.0% Vitamin AMax. 60,000 IU/kg *Glucosamine (Naturally occurring)Min. 1,500 ppm
    Crude FiberMax. 3.0% Vitamin EMin. 500 IU/kg *Chondroitin Sulfate (Naturally occurring)Min. 1,200 mg/kg
    MoistureMax. 10.0% *Omega-6Min. 3.0% *L-CarnitineMin. 150 ppm
    Linoleic AcidMin. 3.0% *Omega-3Min. 1.0% *Taurine (Naturally occuring)Min. 0.05%
    CalciumMin. 1.5% *Linolenic AcidMin. 0.80% PhosphorusMin. 1.0%
    *DHAMin. 0.20% *EPAMin. 0.25%  

    *Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient profiles.

    Caloric content: Metabolizable energy 4,219 kcal/kg, kcal/cup, 424 kcal/cup with 40% from fat, 40% from protein and 20% from vegetable carbohydrates.

    Back to Basics Pork Formula for dogs is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.

    Ratings and Reviews

    Feeding Guidelines

    Proper feeding for your dog:

    Select your dog's weight and activity level using the menus below. Then we'll help you determine how much food they need.

    We recommend serving your dog: of Back to Basics per day.

    *Don't forget to read the starter guidelines on the package and switch formulas periodically.

    *These are recommended daily feeding guidelines that should be adjusted as needed to obtain optimum weight. For Gestating or Lactating Females, feed up to three times the daily feeding guideline for “Active Adults”. Provide a bowl of fresh, clean water for your pet at all times. Slowly mix Back to Basics with your pet's current food over a 5-10 day period until they are solely eating Back to Basics.

    Transition Instructions

    Because Back to Basics® may offer a higher protein and fat ratio than your dog is used to, it may take up to ten days for your dog's system to become acclimated to Back to Basics. Slowly mix with his other food over a five- to ten-day period until your dog is solely eating Back to Basics.

    Now, how much you feed your dog per day is another story. The feeding guidelines we provide are just that. A guide. Your dog's individual needs will vary based upon his size, his activity level, his environment and even his age. And because Back to Basics is a calorie-dense food, you will naturally feed less than your average store brand. But because it's so palatable, your dog will love it. So we don't recommend free-feeding because we guarantee he'll gobble up Back to Basics. Remember, overfeeding can cause digestive upset.

    Be sure to check your dog's weight and adjust feeding levels to maintain healthy weight. And, don't forget to see your vet regularly.

  • Open Range Formula

    Beef liver is the number one ingredient. It offers all the benefits of a premium protein source and is nutrient dense, easily digestible and tastes great.

    Ingredients

    Every ingredient is thoughtfully chosen to contribute to the well-being of your dog.

    • Beef Liver

      Beef Liver

      Is an excellent source of high-quality protein, vitamins and minerals. It provides high levels of vitamin A. It's also an excellent source of a number of B vitamins (especially choline chloride), as well as the minerals iron and zinc.
    • Venison Meal

      Venison Meal

      Is a concentrated lean protein source complete with bones, which is closer to the diet a dog would consume in the wild. Venison is a highly palatable, unique protein source that is great for dogs with food sensitivities.
    • Pork Meal

      Pork Meal

      Is a concentrated lean protein source complete with bones, which is closer to the diet a dog would consume in the wild. Pork is a hypoallergenic, highly palatable unique protein source that dogs aren't known to have many allergies to.
    • Pork Protein

      Pork Protein

      Is a highly-concentrated source of premium pork. It offers a concentrated source of vital amino acids, which help to support optimum growth.
    • Pork Fat (Naturally Preserved)

      Pork Fat (Naturally Preserved)

      Adds delicious natural pork flavor. It's high in linoleic acid and is a concentrated energy source
    • Tapioca

      Tapioca

      Is a root starch derived from the cassava plant. It is grain and gluten free as well as highly digestible. Tapioca, unlike potatoes, has no known food allergens. During the cooking process, tapioca helps to bind the ingredients together, so the food does not crumble.
    • Pork Gelatin

      Pork Gelatin

      Is a source of amino acids and is a rich source of proline and glycine, which are essential for collagen production and joint support. Gelatin is also an important ingredient for healthy skin and a shiny coat.
    • Peas

      Peas

      Are one of nature's most basic ingredients. They contain significant levels of high-quality protein, fiber and digestible carbohydrates. Unlike corn, wheat, rice and potatoes, peas provide more slowly digested carbohydrates to give more balanced and consistent energy.
    • Pea Protein

      Pea Protein

      Is a concentrated source of plant protein that is natural and low fat.
    • Whole Flaxseed

      Whole Flaxseed

      Is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids. It contains essential vitamins and minerals (including vitamin B and potassium), fiber and protein, all of which contribute to the overall well-being of dogs.
    • Beef Hearts

      Beef Hearts

      Offer all the benefits of a premium protein source. They are nutrient dense, easily digestible and extremely palatable.
    • Natural Pork Flavor

      Natural Pork Flavor

      Is a special blend of protein derived from real hearts and livers, then dried into a powder and added to Back to Basics for palatability.
    • Pea Fiber

      Pea Fiber

      Is derived from peas and is an excellent source of fiber for digestive health and stool quality.
    • Menhaden Fish Oil

      Menhaden Fish Oil

      Comes from cold-water, free-ranging fish. Menhaden Fish are a rich source of EPA, which is important for joint health; DHA, which is essential for brain development; and omega-3 fatty acids, which help support healthy skin and a shiny coat.
    • Potassium Chloride

      Potassium Chloride

      helps maintain the proper mineral balance in the blood and helps support healthy growth.
    • Salt

      Salt

      Is a source of sodium and chloride, which are both essential to maintain the proper mineral balance necessary for good health and life.
    • Sunflower Oil

      Sunflower Oil

      Is rich in the fatty acid, linoleic acid, for healthy skin and a shiny coat.
    • Choline Chloride

      Choline Chloride

      is essential for nerve function, fat metabolism and brain development. It can be manufactured by the body, but not at sufficient levels for health requirements.
    • Zinc Proteinate

      Zinc Proteinate

      is a chelated source of zinc that is enhances nutrient absorption. Zinc plays an important role in everything from healthy skin and coat to proper immune system functioning, metabolism and mineral balance.
    • Vitamin E Supplement

      Vitamin E Supplement

      or alpha tocopherol is one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants that helps to improve circulation and blood flow.
    • Iron Proteinate

      Iron Proteinate

      is a chelated source of iron. Iron is essential for hemoglobin production and providing oxygen to the blood. It also helps maintain the proper mineral balance and helps in the digestion of fatty acids.
    • L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C)

      L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C)

      is a more stable source of vitamin C that neutralizes free radicals.
    • Manganese Proteinate

      Manganese Proteinate

      is a chelated source of manganese. Manganese plays a vital role in cell function and is necessary for the formation of bone and joint cartilage as well as nervous system function.
    • L-Carnitine

      L-Carnitine

      Is a vitamin-like compound made up of amino acids and is a naturally occurring substance in the protein sources in our food. L-Carnitine is essential in the process of converting fatty acids into energy. Because Back to Basics is a higher fat food and since domestic dogs are not as active as wolves in the wild, we add additional L-Carnitine to help fill the gap.
    • Copper Proteinate

      Copper Proteinate

      is a chelated source of copper. Copper is a trace mineral found in all body tissues. It reduces damage caused by free radicals and helps in the formation of hemoglobin and collagen.
    • Niacin

      Niacin

      is a B vitamin that protects the skin and aids in the breakdown of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. It is an essential vitamin for healthy nervous system and brain function.
    • Calcium Pantothenate

      Calcium Pantothenate

      is a B vitamin that aids in breaking down fats, carbohydrates and protein for energy.
    • Biotin

      Biotin

      is one of the B vitamins that helps support healthy skin and a shiny coat.
    • Sodium Selenite

      Sodium Selenite

      is a trace mineral that helps reduce the damage caused by free radicals and helps support a healthy immune system
    • Vitamin A Supplement

      Vitamin A Supplement

      is essential for healthy eyesight. Vitamin A also aids in normal body development and helps support a healthy immune system.
    • Riboflavin Supplement

      Riboflavin Supplement

      is a B vitamin that helps contribute to healthy skin and a shiny coat. It is also essential for normal growth and development.
    • Thiamin Mononitrate

      Thiamin Mononitrate

      is a water soluble form of the vitamin B1 that helps the body convert food into energy.
    • Vitamin B12 Supplement

      Vitamin B12 Supplement

      is necessary for food metabolism DNA formation and nervous system support.
    • Calcium Iodate

      Calcium Iodate

      is a source of iodine, which is required for proper thyroid function.
    • Pyridoxine Hydrochloride

      Pyridoxine Hydrochloride

      is a source of vitamin B6 that aids in the absorption of protein and the production of red blood cells.
    • Vitamin D3 Supplement

      Vitamin D3 Supplement

      optimizes the absorption of calcium and phosphorus. It aids in the formation of normal bones and teeth and a healthy nervous and muscle system by regulating the amount of calcium in the blood.
    • Folic Acid

      Folic Acid

      is a B-complex vitamin that is essential in animal metabolism, normal growth and cell maintenance.
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    Guaranteed Analysis

    Crude ProteinMin. 38.0% Vitamin AMax. 60,000 IU/kg *Ascorbic Acid (Source of Vitamin C)Min. 150 mg/kg
    Crude FatMin. 18.0% Vitamin EMin. 500 IU/kg *Glucosamine (Naturally occurring)Min. 1,500 mg/kg
    Crude FiberMax. 3.0% *Omega-6Min. 3.0% *Chondroitin Sulfate (Naturally occurring)Min. 800 mg/kg
    MoistureMax. 10.0% *Omega-3Min. 1.0% *L-CarnitineMin. 150 mg/kg
    Linoleic AcidMin. 3.0% *Linolenic AcidMin. 0.80% *Taurine (Naturally occuring)Min. 0.05%
    CalciumMin. 1.5% *DHAMin. 0.20% PhosphorusMin. 1.0%
    *EPAMin. 0.25% Vitamin AMin. 10,000 IU/kg  

    *Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient profiles.

    Caloric content: Metabolizable energy 4,000 kcal/kg, 400 kcal/cup with 46% from fat, 38% from protein and 16% from vegetable carbohydrates.

    Back to Basics Open Range Formula for dogs is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages of the dog.

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    Feeding Guidelines

    Proper feeding for your dog:

    Select your dog's weight and activity level using the menus below. Then we'll help you determine how much food they need.

    We recommend serving your dog: of Back to Basics per day.

    *Don't forget to read the starter guidelines on the package and switch formulas periodically.

    *These are recommended daily feeding guidelines that should be adjusted as needed to obtain optimum weight. For Gestating or Lactating Females, feed up to three times the daily feeding guideline for “Active Adults”. Provide a bowl of fresh, clean water for your pet at all times. Slowly mix Back to Basics with your pet's current food over a 5-10 day period until they are solely eating Back to Basics.

    Transition Instructions

    Because Back to Basics® may offer a higher protein and fat ratio than your dog is used to, it may take up to ten days for your dog's system to become acclimated to Back to Basics. Slowly mix with his other food over a five- to ten-day period until your dog is solely eating Back to Basics.

    Now, how much you feed your dog per day is another story. The feeding guidelines we provide are just that. A guide. Your dog's individual needs will vary based upon his size, his activity level, his environment and even his age. And because Back to Basics is a calorie-dense food, you will naturally feed less than your average store brand. But because it's so palatable, your dog will love it. So we don't recommend free-feeding because we guarantee he'll gobble up Back to Basics. Remember, overfeeding can cause digestive upset.

    Be sure to check your dog's weight and adjust feeding levels to maintain healthy weight. And, don't forget to see your vet regularly.