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Dr. Harvey’s Paradigm Superfood Pre-Mix Blend Review
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored review. However, I will always offer my readers an unbiased and honest account of my experiences. Your trust is very appreciated, and never taken for granted. ~Tonya, Dexter and Nutter
If you are anything like me, you are always trying to find the best pet products, natural dog grooming supplies, and the healthiest dog food brand for your favorite canine. But the reality is, there is not a “one size fits all” answer to what is “best.” Every dog needs a diet that is specific to his health, behavior, and lifestyle. Personally, I’m a huge believer in frequent rotation of healthy, homemade dog food, raw dog food, and holistic pet pre-mixes. I never feed dry dog food or dry cat food. Dry pet food is heavily processed at high heat, removing all the moisture and goodness of the food. A balanced homemade dog food or raw pet food is the only way to provide a fresh, healthy diet.
If you have visited Raising Your Pets Naturally in the past, you probably know that I home-cook for Dexter almost exclusively. However, I do occasionally recommend and use great dog food brands, especially when traveling. Dr. Harvey’s Paradigm Superfood Pre-Mix filled this need when Dexter and I traveled to Minnesota for a week. Instead of traveling with a week’s worth of frozen dog food, I brought Dr. Harvey’s dehydrated pre-mix with me, and purchased organic beef upon my arrival.
Before I go into how easy it is to make this healthy dog food, I want to discuss all the health benefits of Paradigm and why I choose Dr. Harvey’s for Dexter. As you know, I’m very particular in what I feed Dexter, and I do not cut any corners when it comes to his health.
The formula contains powerful ingredients, each of which has been chosen to provide vital nutrition for health and healing. Paradigm is a grain-free dog food mix that provides a holistic blend of nutritious dehydrated vegetables and powerful healing herbs that improve health and act as natural blood purifiers. Inside, you will find bone broth; herbs such as turmeric, spirulina, ginger, red clover, milk thistle, slippery elm, dandelion and cinnamon; and absolutely no dyes, fillers, preservatives, wheat, corn or soy.
Dr. Harvey’s Paradigm is a pre-mix base for a nutritionally complete dog or cat food. This low-carbohydrate, low-glycemic pet food mix may be helpful for pets with a variety of health issues such as obesity, weakened immune system, diabetes, cancer, and neurological conditions. Paradigm is a blend of low-glycemic vegetables that digest slowly to prevent glucose level spikes combined with an abundance of powerful and nourishing antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that support all body systems and aid in healing. I felt this would be a great pre-mix, since Dexter suffers from a neurological condition and weakened immune system.
Paradigm is a ketogenic diet for dogs and cats. A ketogenic diet is low in carbohydrates. A low-carb formulation robs cancer cells of their sugar (glucose) energy supply, so instead of using carbs for energy, your pet will start to use stored fat for energy instead. A ketogenic diet can essentially starve cancer cells, decreases seizures, lowers blood sugar levels, burns fat, and increases mental focus. Holistic vets agree that a low-carb or ketogenic diet may be helpful in the management of canine cancer.
Paradigm Ingredients-Broccoli, Green Beans, Bone Broth, Red and Green Bell Pepper, Cabbage, Pumpkin, Celery, Kelp, Alfalfa, Turmeric, Spirulina, Ginger, Red Clover, Milk Thistle, Slippery Elm, Dandelion, Cinnamon, Tricalcium Phosphate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Manganese Proteinate, Vitamin A Acetate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid
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Paradigm makes it easy and safe to prepare fresh meals in a matter of minutes, right in your own kitchen.
- Add hot water to Paradigm and let sit for approximately 8-10 minutes.
- Add your choice of quality protein, either lightly cooked or raw.
- Add your choice of healthy oil.
- Mix well and feed.
- Watch your dog or cat lap up their healthy, real food!
Dexter’s favorite part was diving into his bowl of Paradigm. Dexter is a foodie, and loves to eat healthy and tasty food. If there was such a thing as smell-a-blog, I would love it right about now. The Paradigm smelled amazing! The mix of healthy herbs made this healthy dog food a real treat for Dexter. He gobbled up each meal and licked the bowl so clean it almost looked unused!
Paradigm empowers you to take your dog’s health into your own hands by adding a quality protein and oil sources that you pick to meet your dog’s needs. It’s really easy to prepare a healthy, fresh dog food with Dr. Harvey’s Paradigm Superfood Pre-Mix. You can easily prepare a week’s worth of food, portion into daily servings, and freeze.
I’ve been a fan of Dr. Harvey’s for as long as I can remember. As a pioneer and the very first companion animal food producer in the ultra-natural and all-natural category of pet food, the team at Dr. Harvey’s has dedicated itself over the past three decades to a powerful vision: helping guardians give their companion animals a better, healthier, happier, longer, and more fulfilling life.
If you are looking for a quality pre-mix for your dog or cat, I can’t recommend Dr. Harvey’s Paradigm enough. Hop on over to Dr. Harvey’s website and see for yourself. Tell them Dexter The Dog sent you.
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101 thoughts on “Dr. Harvey’s Paradigm Superfood Pre-Mix Blend Review | Best Dog Food Mixes”
My sister-in-law is always looking for good food for her pet, I shall recommend this to her. 🙂
Fantastic! Thanks for sharing Aditi.
How do you transition a dog that’s been eating kibble to this food without making him sick? My boy just had a low grade 2 mast cell tumor removed from his front leg and from what I’ve read, this type of diet is helpful to keep tumors from recurring. Can someone help me out with this? I’ve ordered the Paradigm, but don’t want to just switch him suddenly and cause him to get sick……he certainly doesn’t need that right now.
Hello, Lori. I’m so sorry to hear about your dog. Here’s an article I wrote about transitioning a pet, I hope you find it helpful. https://raisingyourpetsnaturally.com/raw-pet-food-diet/ ~Tonya
Dr. Harvey’s Paradigm Superfood Pre-Mix sounds like a good dog food. My three dogs would probably like the ingredients.
Thanks, Heather. Dexter chowed it down at super speeds! I love offering him a variety of healthy foods. 🙂
That looks like people food. I love all the veggies in there for the dog.
Well, it is human-grade and oh, so healthy!
My dogs would love this! Easy to make too!
Super easy and so healthy! You should give it a try.
O had not heard of this brand before. I love the idea of serving something so nutritional to my dogs.
Thanks, Kelly. Glad to share Dr. Harvey’s Paradigm.
I have always been feeding my dog stuff that I am not sure if healthy. And frankly, it’s a little risky. This gives me peace of mind that there is something healthy my dog can eat outside of my experimenting side.
Hi, Ruth. Yes, it’s important to know how to feed a dog properly, because winging it is risky. Dr. Harvey’s Paradigm makes it super easy to feed a healthy and fresh meal.
This sounds great. Our dog is very fussy but I’m always open to trying different types of food for him.
Paradigm is probably a great option since you add your own fresh meat!
I’m pet lover,though I don’t have one…Im aware of their food system,your blog was so engrossing that I totally got lost into it,also added this to my knowledge list !! I’m sure passing this to my pet people !!
Oh, thank you. I appreciate that. I do my best to learn and share information on pets and their care and behavior.
This superfood pre mix sounds really good for dogs, one of my friend is in consistent search for such products, shall share the same to her. Thanks
Great! I appreciate you sharing it with her. I love spreading the word about great brands and pet foods like Dr. Harvey’s!
This looks like a fantastic choice for dog food. We are planning on getting a new puppy this fall. I will have to look at using Dr Harveys for the pup.
Thanks. It’s a fantastic option for dogs! I urge you to check out my book, Proactive Puppy Care. 🙂 https://raisingyourpetsnaturally.com/naturalpetcarebooks
I have 4 pug girls they eat this food and they love it and it’s really good for them very happy my girls are to ?
That’s fantastic! Love pugs!
This really sounds so good, tasty and healthy for dogs. The convenience factor when travelling is also good. Fellow outdoors enthusiasts could definitely also use this when they take their dogs in to the great outdoors with them. Really practical and something that dogs would also appreciate and benefit from.
Thank, you Nicole. I would never have thought about outdoors enthusiasts! Great thought!!
I don’t have any pet but my brother has a cute dog, I am going to forward this article to him and pin it so that his dog can also enjoy some tasty food. Thanks!
Thanks for sharing Mayuri. I love that people are sharing Dr. Harvey’s amazing Paradigm mix!
I am impressed about how much you do to take care of your dog. I certainly should be looking into making sure that our dog Oreo is better taken care of. I know he has a sensitive stomach so I will have to check this out.
Thanks, David. One of the great things about Paradigm is that Dr. Harvey’s uses simple ingredients and you can add your own protein. This aids with any sensitive pups.
Your dogs look so lovely. I don’t have any pets but this food definitely seems nutritious and ideal. Loved your video, too 🙂
Thanks! This was my first video set up like that. I appreciate you watching and feedback.
I personally don’t have a pet but a lot of my friends have so for sure thre’s a lot of useful information here for them. It certainly makes a difference what sort of food you are giving to your pets.
Thanks for visiting Tiina. Food is the foundation of life. Nutrition is so important. Please feel free to share with your pet friends.
I have friends that have dogs, so I will be sharing this with them. I am always a big advocate of changing the mix up and making it yourself.
Wonderful! Yes, we all need to have a varied diet. Thanks for sharing.
This looks like a great food for dogs! I’ll share it with my fur babies mom!
Wonderful! Thanks for sharing.
I was just reading into this and thinking I wonder if it is suitable for cats! And it is, I am going to a pet store this Wednesday and will be keeping my eyes peeled as I want to change my cats diet to a more healthier one! Xx
🙂 You would likely need to add a supplement for the kitty. Contact Dr. Harvey’s they should be able to assist.
My pup would probably be all over this, I may have to give it a try. Get those extra vitamins, minerals and other good bits into her without her being a little fusspot as per usual.
You will have one lucky puppy!
I don’t think this is available in the UK
Sorry. I think they only ship to the US as of now. 🙁
this stuff looks great. I live in cambodia and its impossible to find any dog food here, so we make our own anyway using just chicken and beef along with all the vegtables they need. But when we get back to UK will research into this one for sure 🙂 great
Home cooking for dogs is amazing. But, they need a few vitamins and calcium in that mix to ensure it is balanced.
My friends dog just died from cancer. I’m glad the food being created for pets are more health conscious.
So sorry about your friend’s dog. Unfortunately, most dog foods are horrible. This is why I spend so much time supporting and bring awareness to brands such as Dr. Harvey’s.
This is so awesome! As a dog mom of 2, my furkids are well, my kids!! Their food is just as important as mine so I love to learn about products such as this!
Thanks, Erin. Yes, they are our kids and responsibility to provide for them. Glad to have you as a reader.
Hi. Does this food have enough fiber to add bulk to your dog’s stool? LOL… I know this might be a weird question, but I’m hoping that my dog would still produce solid stool, after switching to this food. I know I’ll have to ease her into this food by mixing it with her current food. Unfortunately, she’s on prescription diet metabolic right now. I notice that it does one good thing of adding bulk to her stool, but that’s the ONLY good thing that I’ve noticed from this food. It’s, certainly, has not resulted in weight loss for her. In fact, I think she’s gained 7 lbs. Do you think it would hurt to add carrots/sweet potato, along with the protein, to this food? Thanks!
Will respond twice. Here’s the ingredient panel of your Hill’s diet. And I know how you are aware of health, so you may be surprised at the ickies inside. You’re getting your dog’s fiber from corn, wheat, soybean, pea fiber and powdered cellulose….wood! Chicken Meal, Whole Grain Wheat, Whole Grain Corn, Soybean Mill Run , Corn Gluten Meal, Soybean Meal, Pea Fiber, Dried Beet Pulp, Dried Tomato Pomace, Chicken Liver Flavor, Pork Fat, Flaxseed, Coconut Oil, Pork Liver Flavor, Lactic Acid, Powdered Cellulose, DL-Methionine, L-Lysine, Carrots, Iodized Salt, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Lipoic Acid, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, minerals (Manganese Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Taurine, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, L-Carnitine, Natural Flavors, Beta-Carotene
Paradigm fiber is made from the fresh foods inside. IF you need more fiber after switching, you can look at adding things like apples and pears. It’s really tough to lose weight on a dry dog food since isn’t at least 40% carbs to make it stick together. Then, a dog does not metabolize that food as well as fresh, real food so it just sits there. Sweet potatoes are a nice potato but again is a carb. I’d give Paradigm a try. I bet you will be really happy with the results.
Thanks! Right after I posted, I ordered a trial, lol. It’s on its way to us! I’m sure she’ll like it :D. I hope there are recommended serving amounts on the bag, lol. Right now, she’s 37 pounds! I think her last Vet said she’d need to be under 30. I’ll have to find out again. It’s been a while. Plus, she’s had luxating patella surgery on both knees, when she was only 1.5 years old. She’s almost 5 years old now. She’s a cavalier.
Awesome. A cavalier! You sneaky girl, I did not know that. Yes, there is a serving range on the product. I’ve always been told to feed according to desired weight, not what she currently weighs. Good luck, and let me know how it goes.
Im going to send this to a few of my friends with dogs. This sounds like such a great brand!
Awesome! I appreciate the share.
I didn’t know they offered ketogenic food for pets. I probably need to see if my pet is getting too many carbs. (Probably so.)
If he’s on dry food, then yes. Over 40% just to make a kibble stick.
This looks like something I would be interested in feeding my dog. He is starting to get fat and my vet has warned me about the dangers of having an overweight dog. I know a ketogenic diet is good for humans, I just never imagined it would also be beneficial for dogs.
I would imagine your pup would drop the pounds quickly on Paradigm. Dry food is so carb-heavy.
I’ve never heard of this brand of food before. It sounds like a great alternative to dry dog food. I really want want to switch our dog but just haven’t been able to convince my husband.
Keep working on him! Dry dog food is so full of carbs and not a great choice. Paradigm would make a great “topper” and you can ease hubby into a species appropriate diet. 🙂
i am planning to buy a pet real soon. I’ll keep these tips in mind. Thanks.
How fun! Congratulations. It’s great to start pets on a species appropriate diet so they can thrive!
Well we do spoil our doggies so I am up for trying this for ours. Sounds like a healthier option for us to try. Our dogs are seniors and do need to be sure we keep up with their food options to maintain health.
A great food for senior dogs. We have to keep their health in check so they all can live to be 100! 😉
Paradagim sounds a great product. I’m so glad Dexter enjoyed it so much.
It’s such an amazing super food for dogs. Oh, Dexter loves these kinds of reviews!
Even though I don’t have a dog, it is great to know abo0ut this product. I will totally share this post with my friends as well as my uncle.
Thank you for sharing. I want as many pet parents as possible to be educated about proper pet nutrition. 🙂
I started feeding our two dogs raw along with a small helping of premade. I want to stop the premade commercial food and start adding this along with their raw food. I think this would help with my chihuahua’s obesity and our other older rat terriers arthritis.
Way to go! Yes, this is great for a raw diet. The herbs would be very nice for their arthritis. 🙂
Wow! I think my dog would be confused as to why we are feeding her human food! lol! It looks so healthy for them!
Ha! I call it real food. 😉
I love that it makes meal time preparation so easy. I’m all for simple, good and fast!
Ohhh and I forgot to say it’s a great way to ensure your pet’s not eating junk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My son and his wife are going to appreciate this post. Just e-mailed it to ’em.
Simple, fresh and healthy! A win in my book. 🙂
Quite informative I must say. I don’t own any pet but I’ll certainly pass on this information to my friends. They’ll find it really useful!
Thank you for sharing. I really want pet parents to be armed with helpful information so they can make the best decisions for their pets.
I am just like you and I love finding the best products for my dog. He is, after all, a member of our family.
Wonderful! They deserve it and count on us to keep them healthy and happy.
I’m a pet lover. I have one dog and one cat. I love to see that my dog and my cat are playmates now. They play together. This is really fantastic for dog foods. I think he will love this food.
So great they have each other as friends. Yes, Dr. Harvey’s Paradigm is a great food. Give it a try.
This looks really healthy for pets. I only feed my dog regular pet food with raw chow, but this looks like it gives energy to pets.
Thanks, Kentaro. This is regular pet food, lol. Just healthy with quality ingredients for vitality. Raw is amazing!
This is the most difficult jib for me to takecare of any pet 😛 but after reading your post i realize that you love pets a lot and you really manage everything superbly.
I scared a lot from dogs 🙁
Thanks, Stylooo. Sorry, you are afraid of a lot of dogs. 🙁
It almost looks like real human food. I like that it is so full of nutrients and is so healthy for dogs. Its good that the food is natural rather than filled with chemicals! x
Yes, real food, baby! 🙂
Bookmarked, this is an amazing read for any dog owner! I have 2 myself and would love to give them a more raw, healthy diet! xx
This looks so great. It almost like a food of human. I think dogs will definitely love this food.
🙂 Yes, healthy real food. 🙂
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My dog is recovering from brain surgery, and during the quest (6 months) for a diagnosis; X-rays, antibiotics, anesthesia, pain meds, surgery…her entire system was thrown off. This, plus what I know about systemic candida and illness, had me searching for a food that was meant to really support healing. I started my dog on Dr Harvey’s veggie pre-mix, which is all my local pet store carries. It’s great, but so many starches for a puppy girl who just had major surgery. I found paradigm online and ordered a free sample. I added 1 tbsp to her usual food, to start, and within a few hours I noticed a difference in her mentation, energy, overall mood & well-being. This upswing in her recovery has continued since switching her over to this food. I can’t recommend it enough.
Thanks, Jude. I am so glad your dog is recovering. <3
Hi, I just ran across your article looking for reviews on Paradigm. Do you still like this food? I’m thinking of switching my dogs over, as I’ve been using a combination of kibble, HK and raw. I think they’re still getting too much sweet potato and other junk in their food. What kind of proteins do you use? Do you use ground or cut up chunks? Do you use it raw or ightly cooked? Do I need to find a health food store or butcher to buy it? I’ve always used commercial raw, or is that OK, too?
Hi, Patti. I feed Dexter a wide variety of food. I never stick with one brand, one protein or one company. I like to diversify is sourcing etc. Dexter typically eats ground raw as his protein. He receives all proteins depending on what I’m targeting for his health. You can purchase meats from a variety of sources, whichever makes sense for you. For Dexter, I use about 10-15 % non-meat items.
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