Fresh. Simple. Affordable. REFRESH MENU PLANS

Keep your dog’s meals fresh and new with our 4-week menu plans.

Fresh. Simple. Affordable. REFRESH MENUS

Fresh Foods. Fresh Menus.

Our Refresh Menus are designed to expose your dog to a wide variety of fresh, whole-foods. These 4-week menu plans also take advantage of seasonal menu ingredients and sales in your local grocery store or market.

We recommend Refresh Menus for dogs who have already been enjoying a fresh food diet, and have no known health issues.

REFRESH MENU DETAILS

Our 4-Week Refresh Menus offer variety, and are perfect for dogs who have already been eating a fresh, whole-food diet. Like all our menu’s you can be sure your dog is getting what they need to continue to live long, healthy and happy lives.

Currently we offer two Refresh Menus…see below!

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CALORIC NEEDS

FACTORS

Like all our standard menu plans, our Refresh Menus are 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 Refresh 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. See our Body Composition Visual Guide to help determine your dog’s healthy weight without a scale. 

See our Refresh Menu Plans below!

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NUTRITIONAL NEEDS

We select a combination of fresh, whole-food, menu ingredients to not only meet caloric needs, but satisfy macronutrient and micronutrient needs of your dog as well.

MACRONUTRIENTS

Macronutrients are proteins, carbohydrates and fats. We aim for approximately 50-20-30 protein to carbohydrates to fats percentage. 

MICRONUTRIENTS

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.

 

See our Refresh Menu Plans below!

*AAFCO and Merck’s Veterinary Manual Nutritional Requirements for Small Animals

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INGREDIENT COSTS

DAILY & MONTHLY

Some of the ingredients used in our Refresh Menus are unique and/or may be more expensive than our standard menu plans.

We may use ingredients that may or may not be available in your local grocery store, and may require sourcing at a specialty store. On average it will cost $1 to $4 per day to feed your dog depending on their weight.  Of course, prices at your local market may vary slightly. 

See our Refresh Menu Plans below!

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MENU INGREDIENTS

The Refresh Menu Plans may include some novel proteins or other ingredients your dog may not have been exposed to before. We recommend Refresh Menus for dogs who have been enjoying a fresh food diet for some time. 

Listed below are a few ingredients that may be included in our menu plans. Keep in mind that many of these ingredients provide nutrients in more than one category. 

PROTEINS

Chicken Thighs/Legs, Ground Turkey, Ground Beef,  Elk, Venison, Whole Eggs, Egg Whites, Sardines, etc.

CARBOHYDRATES

Lentils, Quinoa, Carrots, Beets, Spaghetti Squash, Melon, Apples, Sweet Potatoes, etc.

FATS

Hemp or Flax Seeds, Salmon Oil, Sunflower Seeds, etc.

 

See ingredients per menu option!

 

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SHOPPING LISTS

WEEKLY & MONTHLY

Due to the nature of the ingredients, you may need to go to a speciality stores in addition to your regular grocery store. As always, we provide weekly and monthly shopping lists to make it easy for you to shop. Cook and prepare the raw ingredients weekly or monthly, that’s up to you.

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.

See our Refresh Menu Plans below!

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DAILY MENU DETAILS

Each Refresh Menu Plan includes a 4-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 goal for these menu plans is to keep your dog’s diet fresh, exciting, and varied.

BREAKFAST

We’ve selected menu ingredients that are commonly associated with breakfast. Ingredients include eggs, oatmeal, bananas, blueberries, etc.

DINNER

We’ve also utilized menu ingredients at dinner that are commonly part of a dinner routine. Such as organ meat, sardines, quinoa, lentils, spinach, carrots, chicken, etc.

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ADDITIONAL FEATURES

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.

INFORMATION PORTAL

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.

CUSTOMER NEWSLETTER

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.

COMING SOON

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.