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Freeze Dried Food and Toppers


Freeze Dried Food, Treats and Toppers are a convenient way to provide your dog added nutrition to their daily diet. There are various ways of providing this added nutrition. Certainly, feeding freeze dried food is an option, as well as replacing just some of your dog’s dry kibble with the freeze dried food. Toppers and treats can be used as high value reinforcers during training classes and during the dog training you integrate into your daily living. Toppers and treats can be use in the same way, providing a convenient nutrition bonus for our dog!

Freeze-drying retains most all nutrients unlike many traditional kibble based foods and treats. The nutrition your dog needs from the foods like proteins, enzymes, fats, amino acids, probiotics and other nutrients are available for your dog to benefit from. The nutrient Vitamin C can get depleted from the freeze-drying process, however dogs make their own vitamin C so it isn’t usually something they need to always get in their food. When a dog is sick or stressed it will produce less vitamin C. Signs of low vitamin C can include bleeding gums, joint pain or loose teeth. In times where your dog may be producing lower amounts of Vitamin C you can provide them with vitamin c rich foods such as berries, red peppers, pumpkin, broccoli or spinach. Blending the fruits and vegetables in a nutribullet blender is a quick easy way for your dog to be better able to absorb the nutrition instead of your dog eating them whole.

Click here for a list of 2023’s 10 Best Dog Food Toppers according to

See the list below of the Freeze Dried products we currently have available.

Dr. Marty’s Nature’s Blend Food
Instinct Raw Longevity Freeze Dried Food
Instinct Mixers Toppers and Treats
NEW! Tricky Trainers Freeze Dried Treats
NEW! Vital Essentials Toppers and Treats
NEW! Dr. Marty’s Treats
NEW! Bocce’s Food Toppers and Treats

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Benefits of Blended Raw Foods


A recent study found that feeding puppies and adolescent dogs a non-processed meat based diet as well as berries, vegetables and even leftovers from human meals decreases the likelihood of a dog developing Inflammatory Bowel Disease/Chronic Enteropathy later in life. Additionally, research shows that feeding as little as 20% raw can reduce the risk of skin allergies! Read about the science and the studies that were done at the links below.

The Nutribullet is a small and powerful blender that can provide a way to make feeding fresh raw foods more economic and convenient to you! The greatest benefit is it can break down ingredients like fruits and vegetable into fine particles yet retain nutrients. Just add a couple handfuls of healthy leftovers or a handful of veggies that aren’t going to last much longer in your fridge with a little bit of water and blend. No need to go out and buy extra ingredients, use what you already have! The Nutribullet will help you create a healthy addition that supports the digestibility and palatability of your dry dog food. Adding nourishing foods to your dog’s diet also gives them a variety of tastes and smells which aids in happiness.

Misty Pines Sale now through the end of the year: Receive $20 off when you purchase a Nutribullet. Mention this email at the checkout counter to receive the $20 off. Keep in mind you can also make delicious blending and smoothie recipes for yourself and human family members too! A great gift for everyone, give the gift of fresh blends every day!

The effect of puppyhood and adolescent diet on the incidence of chronic enteropathy in dogs later in life – PMC (

Inflammatory Bowel Disease | Case Study | Instinct Raw Pet Food (

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