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Patty FAQ 肉餅仔常見問題


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[ About PPB Patties ]

What is the juice in the package if there is no water added while preparing fresh meal patties?

Most ingredients in their raw form are approximately 70% made of water, which may carry some nutrients out during the cooking process. For that reason, we insist to cook each meal separately and keep all nutrients in both solid and liquid forms while we pack. Besides all the health benefits mentioned, our fresh meal patties also help decrease the chances of having diseases that are associated dehydration.


Why does each fresh meal formula contain only one type of meat?

Considering some dogs are allergic to certain ingredients, we purposely isolate each animal protein source so that you may always find patties that are suitable for your babies, and at the same time, patties may be digested more easily. Since each formula contains ingredients with different nutrients and health benefits, we suggest that pawrents alternate various formulas from time to time.


Why are fresh meal patties grain-free? Do they have all necessary nutrients?

Grains are one the most common ingredients that dogs are allergic to. Especially for dogs over 5 years old, it becomes harder to digest some of the carbohydrate-rich food, and the chances to be allergic to grains also increase. Therefore, although there are many great dietary values in grains, we would like to stick to our belief of hypoallergic diet, which is an essential part of the lifestyle to prevent chronic inflammation. In order to have a wholesome mix of each formula, we replace grains with seeds, root vegetables and/or beans that also offer outstanding nutritional benefits.


Why are the ingredients of fresh meal patties cut in small pieces but not mashed?

We understand everyone is unique, but it is more than common that furry babies may be picky eaters or may simply wolf down. In order to ensure all healthy ingredients go into their bellies and to avoid ingestion due to lack of enough chewing, we chop fruits and vegetables into small pieces and mix them with ground meat into patties. As mincing some fruits and vegetables may cause loss of nutrients and fibers that are important in dogs’ wholesome diet, PPB team would rather spend more time to process each ingredient separately and differently instead of mashing everything all at once. Furthermore, while tooth brushing is always important regardless what type of food is fed, we would still like to make sure that all furry babies are given the chance to maintain or develop a good chewing habit.


[ Other FAQ ]

How much does my baby need?

Our regular size fresh meal patty is about 86-92kcal. (Please consult the nutrition label on the product description page for further information.)  According to the activity levels of most dogs in Hong Kong, we would suggest the following feeding guide. As activity levels and health conditions differ, please make appropriate adjustments in response to the changes in weight and waistline.

kg
# of regular patties per meal*
Daily feeding frequency 
under 2
1/2 (1 mini)
x2
2-4
1
x2
4-8
2  (1 large)
x2
8-13
3  (1 regular, 1 large)
x2
13-18
4  (2 large)
x2
18-24
5  (1 regular, 2 large)
x2
24-30
6  (3 large)
x2
30-36
7  (1 regular, 3 large)
x2

*Suggested feeding guide. Please pay attention to any changes in weight or waistline and adjust feeding portions accordingly. We have double-portion patties for sale for environmental protection purpose and for your convenience.


How long are patties good for?

Fresh meal patties are frozen and delivered directly to you via professional cold chain service. Please store them in freezer and consume by the expiration date (30 days after manufacture date) labelled on the package. Please defrost in refrigerator the night before serving and consume within 48 hours. Please avoid from refreezing after defrost.


How do I reheat patties?

Please defrost in refrigerator the night before serving and follow one of the reheat methods below. Please note that heating time may vary.

A. Hot water (recommended): Place fresh meal in its original package into slightly boiling water for 40 seconds or into hot water for 2-3 minutes.  

B. Microwave: Tear the package slightly and heat at high power for 20 seconds. (Packaging materials are microwavable food grade approved by FDA (U.S.).)

C. Place in room temperature for 20-30 minutes. Meals are fresh food without preservatives and should not be kept in room temperature for more than 90 minutes.


How to switch to fresh food?

Some dogs experience stomach disturbance during the transition from commercial food to fresh food. To avoid any major discomfort, we suggest pawrents to follow the following 20-day transition guideline for fresh meal patties. For those with more sensitive stomachs, please slow down the process. 


Current : PPB Patties
Days 1-54 : 1
Days 6-103 : 2
Days 11-15
2 : 3
Days 16-201 : 4


Why do I notice softer or loose stool?

It is normal to experience softer or even loose stool in the transition period from commercial food to all-natural fresh food. The detoxing reactions will typically go away within 3 weeks, and you will see noticeable positive and healthy changes in your furry babies in 1-2 months.


What should I do if my babies don’t like PPB’s fresh food?

Thanks to our Chief QC Officer’s hard work, we are very confident that there is a great balance between nutrients and taste in our collections. However, we understand that it might be difficult for some furry babies that have never tasted anything other than commercial food, which often contains sodium and other flavorings. In such case, we would recommend extending the transition mentioned above, so that your babies may have more time to get used to and to fall in love with our healthy and delicious food. 

In any case, scheduled feeding should be adapted for both dogs and cats. If meals are not consumed with 15 minutes, pawrents should take the meals away and feed again at the next scheduled feeding time. In the long run, scheduled feeding develops better eating habits, and it will be easier for pawrents to identify any changes in babies’ eating habits.




[ 關於肉餅仔 ]

寵腩肉餅仔(狗) 沒加水,那包裝里的汁是什麼?

天然食物原型本身含水量約70%,在烹煮的過程中,部分營養會隨着食物水分流出,因此我們使用每餐原盅蒸煮方式,將所有固體和液體的營養都保存下來,並可以減少寶貝因飲水不足而造成的其他病痛風險。


為什麼寵腩肉餅仔(狗) 每一個配方只有一種主要肉類?

考慮到有部分狗狗對於某些食材容易過敏,我們刻意將配方的主動物性蛋白質單一化,以方便您避開過敏食材,同時也讓肉餅仔更容易被消化。每個肉類配方都精心搭配了不同的食材,有不同的功效和營養價值,以及不同的中醫五行調和屬性,長期建議多款產品輪替餵食。


為什麼寵腩肉餅仔(狗) 的配方不含穀物?這樣營養夠均衡嗎?
 
對於有些敏感體質的狗狗,穀物是容易過敏的食材之一。加上一般狗狗超過5歲之後,消化系統更難處理某些碳水化合物成分,所以對穀物過敏的機會亦會增加。因此我們不使用任何穀物,希望降低任何過敏的可能性。取而代之的是利用非常有營養價值的根莖類碳水化合物和/或豆來源加上各種子類食材,來保持配方營養均衡。


為什麼使用寵腩肉餅仔(狗) 系列的食材切得很小塊但不磨成泥?
 

了解每個狗狗都不同,但很多毛父母都表示寶貝容易偏食而且不慢慢咀嚼。為了給狗狗更完善均衡的營養,並避免因吞食造成的消化不良,我們在準備蔬果類食材時會切得很小塊,和肉類食材攪拌一起,做成肉餅。此外,很多蔬果過度研磨會破壞對毛孩很重要的營養和適量纖維,所以寵腩仔團隊情願用多點時間,依照食材分開處理,不整體磨成泥。同時讓狗狗自然地維持牙齒咀嚼的健康習慣。


[ 其他常見問 ]

我家寶貝每天需享用多少份量?

我們的肉餅仔主食基本上一份是86-92kcal (詳情請見個別產品營養介紹)依照亞洲狗狗的活動習慣,建議肉餅仔的餵食分量如下。因每個狗狗的運動量和身體狀況不同,請留意狗狗的體重和腰圍變化調整

公斤
每餐
肉餅仔*
每日餵食
次數 
2 以下
1/2 (1迷你)
x2
2-41
x2
4-82 (1大)
x2
8-133 (1大 1小)
x2
13-184 (2大)
x2
18-24
5 (2大 1小)
x2
24-30
6 (3大)
x2
30-367 (3大 1小)
x2

*提供作為初步參考,請依據體重和腰圍變化做適當調整。我們有獨立包裝的大份肉餅(正常大小的2倍大),以為環保儘力並方便您餵食。


肉餅仔可以存放多久

我們的肉餅仔主食全部製作後包裝急凍,然後使用專業冷鏈運輸全程保持冷凍到您家。請存放於冰格裡,並依照標籤上的建議食用期限(製造日後30日)內食用。食用前一晚請放置於雪櫃退冰,並於48小時內食用。請勿解凍後再次冷凍。


如何加熱肉餅仔主食?

食用前一晚請放置於雪櫃解凍。建議使用以下方法食用 (請注意加熱時間或需調整):

A.  熱水加熱 (推薦) :將真空袋直接放入微滾熱水內40秒,或用熱水浸2-3分鐘即可食用。

B.  微波爐加熱:將鮮食包稍撕開少許,以高溫加熱20秒即可食用。 (包裝袋為美國FDA認可可加熱食品質材)

C.  食用前放於室溫20-30分鐘。鮮食為無添加之新鮮食品,請勿放置於室溫超過90分鐘。


怎麼從乾糧和罐頭轉為鮮食呢?

少數狗狗在轉換至鮮食時容易腸胃不適,以免寶貝的身體不習慣,我們建議以20日慢慢替換為肉餅仔主食。如寶貝腸胃較敏感,請適度延長轉換時間。


目前飲食 : 寵腩仔鮮食
第 1-5 日
4  :  1
第 6-10 日3  :  2
第 11-15 日2  :  3
第 16-20 日1  :  4


為什麼轉吃鮮食,便便反而變軟了?

這個過程是正常的,長期食用含很多化學物質的飼料轉成完全無添加的食物,一般一開始便便可能會不成型。這個排毒適應期的反應一般在第3個星期後就會好,1-2個月後大部分寶貝的身體會有明顯的改善。


家裡寶貝好像不喜歡鮮食怎麼辦?

雖然經由我們挑食的高級試食員試吃后改良過無數次后,我們非常滿意每一款產品口味和營養的平衡,但是了解有些毛孩因為從小接觸食物單一,加上很多乾糧和罐頭含有鹽分和調味以增加食慾,一開始並不一定容易接受無添加的鮮食。因此如果有這個情況,我們建議將上面提及的轉換過渡期延長,讓寶貝有多點時間接受並愛上新的食物。毛爸媽在必須情況下,請固定餵食時間,在擺下食物后15分鐘后若無進食,就將食物收掉,一直到下次餵食時間再餵食。長期來說,此舉長期也可培養寶貝較好的飲食習慣,並令爸媽可以及時發現任何飲食習慣的不同。

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