GOOD START MENU PLAN Fresh. Simple. Affordable.
Transition your dog off commercial dog foods, safely and successfully!
GOOD START MENU Fresh. Simple. Affordable.
Successfully transition your dog off commercial dog foods, forever!
Every fresh, whole-food ingredient in our Good Start Menu is selected for not only what it contributes nutritionally, but it’s digestibility as well. This menu plan is designed to cause as little reaction from your dog’s system, as possible. Fresh, whole-foods are gradually introduced making it easy to transition your dog off commercial dog food. We highly recommend this 12-week transition plan for your adult dog with no major health issues.
GOOD START MENU DETAILS
Our 12-Week Good Start Menu gradually decreases the volume of commercial dog food your dog eats. By week nine, your dog is completely off commercial dog foods, and only eating fresh, whole-foods. We introduce your dog to one or two fresh, whole-foods a week. By week twelve, your dog’s fresh food consumption can meet their nutritional needs.
Like all our standard menu plans, this Good Start Menu Plan is based on your dog’s age, weight, reproductive state, and activity level to determine your dog’s total caloric needs. See Caloric Needs Formula.
YOUR DOG’S WEIGHT
You’ll need to know your dog’s weight to select the correct Good Start Menu Plan. Our menu plans are sold in ten pound increments. If your dog is overweight or underweight, you’ll want to select based on goal weight versus current weight.
Macronutrients are proteins, carbohydrates and fats. We aim for approximately 50-20-30 protein to carbohydrates to fats percentage.
Micronutrients are vitamins and minerals required for a healthy dog. Vitamins include A, B, C & D (water soluble), and E. Minerals include Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, Zinc, etc. And let’s not forget water is an important nutrient as well.
*AAFCO and Merck’s Veterinary Manual Nutritional Requirements for Small Animals
DAILY & MONTHLY
Keeping your ingredient cost affordable was our main goal for this plan. It shouldn’t cost a literal arm arm and leg to feed your dog quality, fresh, whole-foods.
Thus, our Good Start Menu Plan uses ingredients that are readily available in your local grocery or discount store. We provide the cost to feed your dog daily, and monthly. On average it’s $1 to $6 per day depending on dogs’s weight and activity level.
WEEKLY & MONTHLY
Our goal is to make it as easy as possible to get in and out of the grocery store as quickly as possible. Every menu plan also includes detailed weekly and monthly shopping lists. All you have to do is decide whether you want to cook and prepare the raw ingredients weekly or monthly.
Each shopping list is split into your pantry items and perishable items. Pantry items have a longer shelf life than perishables, and can be bought in larger volumes. Whereas, perishable items will need to be purchased weekly, unless you steam. process and freeze.
DAILY MENU DETAILS
Each Good Start Menu Plan includes a 12-Week daily calendar for two meals a day, breakfast and dinner. Details include menu ingredients and quantity of each used to achieve the required calories, macronutrients and micronutrients.
Our main goals were to not only make digestible and affordable, but to make it easy for you to establish a routine that works for your lifestyle.
We’ve selected menu ingredients that are commonly associated with breakfast. Ingredients include eggs, oatmeal, bananas, blueberries, etc.
We’ve also utilized menu ingredients at dinner that are commonly part of a dinner routine. Such as beef liver, salmon, quinoa, lentils, spinach, carrots, chicken, etc.
Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for you to prepare our fresh, whole-food menu plans for your dog. Thus, we offer the following opportunities for you to learn and/or share your expertise with our community. To take advantage of such features, you will need to buy our Premium Program.
We provide a “customer” online portal loaded with information to guide you through the process. Additionally, members of the portal are also free to share tips that have worked for you or answer questions posted by another customer. You will be required to set-up an account and log-in to this portal. You will have unlimited access for the time-frame of the plan you purchase.
We provide a monthly newsletter specifically for our customers. This newsletter will also answer many of the questions you might have, as well as provide tons of best practices to help you fit feeding your dog into your lifestyle.
Down the road we will also offer Educational Webinars, FB Live and YouTube Video’s to assist you in this process. Once we build a community, we will offer more face-to-face opportunities to learn and share ideas with others via Coffee Hours, Podcasts, Grocery Tours, Cooking Classes and more. (Not all items are available for all menu plans.)
The information offered by MBARQ Solutions is intended to provide general guidance. Nothing on the web site or our menu plans constitutes veterinary advice. We are not veterinarians. We are nutritional experts who’s menu plans are intended to work alongside traditionary veterinary protocols.