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Essentials Formula - Turkey & Bison - will be available Tuesday July 23

Essentials Formula - Turkey & Bison - will be available Tuesday July 23


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Regular price $4.60
Regular price Sale price $4.60



Available in 1lb and 3lb tubes and in cases. Small 1lb cases are $4.32/pound (16x1lb tubes). Medium 3lb cases are $4.09/lb (8x3lb tubes). Large 3lb cases (4.01/pound). Order any 3x3lb or 3x1lb cases and get an additional 5% off.** (Individual tubes within the cases are not labelled, the case has a label on the side.The discount for individual cases is reflected in the price. Multiple case discounts will be applied at checkout.)

A perfect blend of two less common protein sources. Our Essentials Formula Turkey & Bison has a high meat content and boasts an ideal balance of protein and fat, with a calcium to phosphorus ratio of 1.4:1 and 3.6 grams of calcium per 1000 calories, making this an ideal meal for both puppies and adult dogs. 

Bison is naturally leaner than beef and is high in beta carotene. Bison heart is a lean and highly nutritious muscle meat, high in protein, iron, zinc, and selenium. Bison has a complete amino acid profile, meaning it provides all the amino acids your dog needs. Bison liver and kidney provide vitamin A, D, riboflavin, thiamine, niacin, B6, B12, pantothenic acid, iron, zinc, and taurine. Turkey is high in selenium, vitamin B3 and B6, and is an excellent source of protein. Turkey is also a great source of tryptophan, which produces serotonin and plays an important role in strengthening the immune system. A fully ground meal containing all the essential components of a raw diet and nothing else. 

*No hormones or steroids. No preservatives, grains or fillers. Only wholesome, fresh, human grade ingredients!*

9 total reviews

Nutrition Information

Analysis As Fed Dry Matter


Protein  18% 58%
Fat 10% 32%
Fibre 0.08% 0.27%
Ash 2.43% 7.68%
Calcium  0.72% 2.27%
Phosphorus  0.51% 1.6%
Magnesium  0.03% 0.10%
Potassium 0.23% 0.73%
Sodium 0.09% 0.29%
Chloride 0.23% 0.75%
Sulpher 0.19% 0.60%
Copper 3 mg/kg 9 mg/kg
Iron 43.45mg/kg 137.67 mg/kg
Manganese 0.85 mg/kg 2.69 mg/kg
Zinc 23.68mg/kg 75.03 mg/kg
kcal/kg 1829.08 5196.18


Ingredients: Whole Turkey (55%), Boneless Turkey Meat (15%), Bison Heart (15%), Bison Liver (7.5%), Bison Kidney (7.5%).

Feeding Instructions

Feed 2-3% of your dog's ideal body weight daily. Feed 2-3% of your puppies expected adult body weight, divided into 2-3 meals daily.

To portion the tubes, leave in fridge for 6-10 hours, cut into desired size and refreeze. 

If fully defrosting, run tube under warm water for 5 secdonds. Cut off plastic, place into sealed container, defrost and feed within 4 days.

Store pet food separately from human food. 

Click here for a video on how to use the tubes.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
L Gib
Uh, My Dog Says "Yum"?

Our girl always licks her bowl clean, so I presume she likes her bison. We like to add a variety of protein to her diet while avoiding chicken. It would be nice if it wasn't ground to mush, but I understand there is certain criteria to be met in processing.

Gunilla Kelly

I have used BacktoBasic since Coco was a puppy and she has enjoyed all your complete meals. She has never had any allergies and I contribute this on your well formulated meals. Coco’s second meal of the day is a dehydrated raw food kibble made in Quebec.

Debbi Leusink
Nothing but the best!

Our pups go crazy for Back to Basics! High quality and have never disappointed! We have been using it for 5+ years!

Bill Ou2019donnell

My pet loves it

Great Product!

Since my girl can't have beef or chicken the Turkey & Bison mix is the perfect alternative! My baby loves every bite of it! The meat is fresh and nutritious and the team very supportive in answering questions and providing valuable information. Can't recommend this business enough! Thank you for all you do!