- RAW MADE EASY: Just add water and let soak to create a complete meal, made with real freeze-dried turkey, made with a melticulous quality and safety standard
- MAKE MORE: An 8 pound bag of Sojos rehydrates to 40 lbs of fresh, raw food for your dog to enjoy
- ALL NATURAL: Contains only premium, all natural ingredients with no artificial preservatives
- MADE IN USA: Sojos uses small batch baking and is proudly made in the USA
- SUBSCRIBE & SAVE: Hassle-free way to save 5% and always keep your pantry stocked
- Just add water
- All human-quality ingredients.
- Nothing artificial. No by-products.
- Our first mix that comes with meat already in the bag
- USDA Turkey
No more “stinkies”
Not a patch on the sojos grain free add meat!
A Fair Test with 3 Dogs – warning graphic poop talk
Our dogs are small poodle mixes, rescue dogs, weighing 10 lb., 10 lb. and 7 lb. We follow the Sojo instructions mixing water to food in the recommended 2:1 ratio. We feed twice a day. I’ve spoken to customer service a few times with questions and they’ve been super nice, although they didn’t always have helpful answers.
Impressions: The food smells great (even to me!) and the dogs go bonkers for it. They love every bite.
Sojo’s has variable consistency – some bags were a powdery consistency – creating a mush when mixed with water. These are the best bags – everything becomes part of the thick mush.
Other bags have big chopped pieces of veggies/meat – these are not my favorite bags. The added water hydrates the pieces and then creates a ton of watery gravy – too much fluid to feed the dogs.
After a month our dogs each lost a pound of body weight. They had no body fat to lose so it was a bit distressing. They warn that fat/weight will come off a dog after switching to Sojo’s and then an appropriate amount of weight will be gained back. Our dogs never gained it back. I was feeding the amount recommended for dogs up to 12 lbs (which should be more than enough food for our pups).
Despite this, for an hour or two before each meal time all three pups were clearly in distress – shaking, quivering, starving. This went on for many weeks before I decided there is something lacking in this food. (I didn’t know if this was excitement for the yummy food or actual weakness/lack of energy, so I gave it some time.) I even tried feeding more than the 12 lb. dog amount – enough to supposedly sustain a much bigger dog – and still they were quivering and weak (and our dog food budget was taking a big hit).
I have slowly transitioned them back to a mix of Sojo’s and Natural Balance (ratio of 2:1). Now our pups are happy again, they aren’t shaking and panicked at meal time.
The claim that dogs will have better teeth and better breath… Sojo’s breath does seem a bit nicer (due to the parsley I assume) but their teeth were not cleaner. I imagine a professional cleaning plus feeding Sojo’s exclusively might result in teeth staying cleaner. Feeding this food doesn’t change the current cleanliness of their teeth (though their customer service rep tried to spin it this way).
Sojo’s has high water content so our dogs urinated constantly. That’s a good thing for their kidneys, but a bad thing for our little guy who can’t hold his pee. He had a million accidents while on Sojo’s.
Sojo’s has high fiber content so our dogs became poop machines. Non-stop poop makers. This is good for their anal glands, but it really gave me and our septic system a run for its money (we dispose of their feces in the toilet). Tell-tale was the comment by our groomer when we picked up our little 7 pounder: “He did a human size poop. How did he have all that in him?” Exactly. That’s Sojo’s.
And the worst, most telling, example that Sojo’s didn’t provide adequate nutrition… About 4 hours after eating, our little guy would go out to the dog yard and chew on old Sojo’s poop. There are visible bits of undigested veggies in Sojo’s poop and he would pick them apart and eat them. He was starving. Now that Natural Balance is mixed into his meals he no longer eats poop. He’s happy and content. [Only on an all-Sojo’s diet did he have this pica behavior. The veggie bits are still in the feces, but he has no interest and no need to eat them. Another spin from customer service: “The dogs love Sojo’s so much I’ve heard they will eat the poop.” Now we know the pica behavior is driven by hunger, not passion.]
I equate Sojo’s to the old saying about eating Chinese food “two hours later, you’re hungry”.
In any case, I think we’re all very happy now with the mix of food. They have lots of yummy veggies, some turkey and the kibble that sustains them. I wish Sojo’s was enough, but it’s not. I’m glad to have found a solution without giving up Sojo’s altogether. And so are our dogs.
Great products like all Sojo’s products.
I make a 3 day batch and keep it in the fridge and I usually put it over some rice and make it like a stew. Adding rice can also help keep the cost down and stretch it a little as it can get expensive if feeding to multiple dogs like I do.
Fantastic, Healthy for Happy Dogs
Sojos Complete dehydrated raw dog food
She had previously been eating a super premium kibble, but I like the idea of real unprocessed food so much more. The benefits are undeniable.
I am shocked to hear that several reviewers are supplementing with rice. This is a grain FREE food, as dogs are not really meant to eat/digest grains. It being grain free is what makes it so costly. The Honest Kitchen makes similar canine diets with grains for what I consider to be significantly less cost. If I wanted my Sojos to go a little farther I’d probably add egg or some raw ground meat.
The 8lb bag lasts her around 6 weeks, which is about how long the 28.6lb bag of super premium kibble she was previously eating lasted (and for around the same price).
Thanks to Amazon for the always-perfect service. I love being able to order this food with expedited shipping to my door for less than the price of buying it in store.
Best food ever
I really wish it was more affordable so we could feed it to large dogs (we have two 90lb+ dogs). Check out Grandma Lucy’s for a comparable product that is slightly cheaper. (10lbs for the price of 8lbs of sojos).
Amazing Dog Food for Amazing Dogs!
Amazing transformation for allergic golden
1. Minimal evidence of allergies. Teddy has been highly allergic to pollens since he was tested at 18 months old. I now believe he’s also been allergic to some grains. He has been on extremely expensive allergy pills and shots for years, which I’ve been able to discontinue with no trouble. He has also been highly susceptible to nasty hot spots in the last few years (three occurrences in the last 8 months alone) and regularly had eye and ear infections. He would also lick and chew his paws like crazy every day, to the point of tearing his paw pads. I haven’t seen him lick his paws for two weeks, the fur between the paw pads are no longer stained with saliva, and his ears are a nice flesh color (instead of their usual bright pink color). I am so happy to see him comfortable, for once!
2. Awesome weight loss. In July he was 87 lbs (typical weight for him), but today (October 1st) he weighed 73 lbs (!!!!) when I took him to the groomer. His highest weight was over 90 lbs.
3. Increased energy and mobility. He has started acting more like a puppy again–zipping around the backyard like he’s chasing some imaginary animal. :- He was diagnosed with arthritis in one of his front elbows last December and has been on strong pain meds (he couldn’t tolerate the NSAIDs). I’ve dropped his pain meds to half the original dose and he’s hopping up into our SUV with ease.
4. Fewer eye “goobers” and cleaner teeth.
5. Improved digestion and elimination. No more rumbling stomach or stinky bombs. Virtually no pee burn-stains on the lawn. His poops are half the size, firm instead of runny, and have 80% less smell. What’s not to like about that?! LOL
I love the convenience of the Sojos Complete and plan to try the beef flavor soon. I’ve been very reluctant to try any variation of a raw diet for Teddy because I’m a vegetarian, so I *really* appreciate not having to prepare raw meat! Although I initially purchased Sojos from Amazon, I have found it $18 cheaper per bag elsewhere. It’s not cheap to feed a large dog, but I am saving so much money in reduced vet visits and other medications (not to mention a happy, healthy dog), that the extra cost is well worth it! Teddy eats his food with gusto, instead of begrudgingly. I love my “new” happy, healthy dog!
UPDATE 3/14/12: Teddy (who just turned 10) is now down to a healthy 61 lbs and is still doing very well. He did have another small hot spot on his tail two months ago, but otherwise his allergies are still well under control, he has tons of energy, and we’re thrilled with the weight loss. I’ve used the beef flavor on occasion to mix things up, but Teddy’s preference seems to be for the turkey. I do hope Sojos will continue to come out with new varieties of the complete mixes.
Search for the perfect food is over! Yay!
Sojos has to be the best smelling dog food ever.
I adopted Jake about six months ago and fed a super-premium breed-specific kibble, which was always accepted and seemingly enjoyed. But the label showed nearly one hundred ingredients, and now I wanted to eliminate as many possible allergens as possible at once, in hope of identifying what Jake was allergic to. That led me to a neighborhood raw pet food store (which I’d frankly always kind of snickered at) and by chance I grabbed a bag of Sojos Complete.
I’ve had similar results as other reviewers. The itching/scratching stopped almost immediately, for the first time in months. Jake had plenty of energy before, but now he actually seems supercharged, almost like he’s on speed. His coat is noticeably softer.
This stuff looks bizarre at first, unlike any kibble or canned food you’ve seen. Kind of like a soupy salad stew. But it actually smells really (I mean *really*) good, and I half-joke that my dog is eating better than I am. Jake woolfs Sojos down, and his poos are consistently normal — not even a problem when I switched to this food cold turkey (no pun).
I’m generally pretty jaded, but I think this stuff is really awesome.
Absolutely the best dog food for nutrition and convenience
Shortly thereafter, we began feeding it to our ancient 16-year-old border collie. About a month after being on the Sojos complete, there were fewer clouds in his eyes, his coat was softer than it had ever been, and, unbelievably, he seemed to have less than half the dementia type episodes he had been experiencing. He also slept better at night.
Up until I fed Sojos, I had been feeding a very high quality organic kibble topped with homemade dog food (cooked chicken, turkey, hamburg, and loads of veggies). The Sojos made an incredible difference – mostly for the old dog. He lived to be 2-weeks shy of his 17th bday.
With 4 active young dogs in the house at the moment, I use Sojos as a topper unless a dog has allergies.
I love this food!
One Happy Dog!
Is SOJOS over rated?
In checking the internet, I came across a site which was an independent organization which thoroughly tested and evaluated a whole litany of pet foods. To my surprise, this site rated SOJOS at a 3.5 rating out of a possible 5. The kibble which we had been feeding, and continue to mix with the SOJOS is rated at a 4.0 rating. Although our two creatures like the taste and/or smell of the SOJOS, we are trying to determine if we want to continue to feed them the SOJOS. We want to get the most bang for our buck and are not certain if this gives us that.
What really caught my eye and makes me wonder if we are getting the most bang is wording on the AMAZON site. The larger bag of the Complete with turkey is listed at 8 pounds. Yet, in the description, it says “Shipping weight 7.8 pounds. Which is correct? Are we actually getting 8 pounds of product or 7.8 pounds?
We want what is best for our beloved creatures, but lately there has been a rash of new products and everyone is claiming that theirs is best for our four legged friends so one is going to have to rely on independent testers to assist us in making a prudent decision. At this point, I do not feel that a 3.5 out of 5 really cuts it as top shelve.
Sojos dog food
Restored my dog’s fur!
I switched to Sojos Turkey Complete and noticed a dramatic improvement on his skin condition in FIVE DAYS. My boyfriend even noticed. His fur is coming back and is looking so much better now. He also doesn’t smell as much as he used to.
After three weeks his fur has been mostly restored. He’s happier, and I’m happier. Thanks Sojos.
good in a pinch
and cook once a week for your dog and keep it in the frig.
This stuff does not bulk up as much as they claim. And the food looks like mush.
They only thing that is visually identifiable is these little chunks of turkey.
Having said that, my dogs loved it.
But they love dog food, so that’s not saying much.
Sojo’s for a very allergic dog
I have a schnauzer poodle mix who is now almost two years old. In her short life we’ve visited the vet over 20 times because she has eye problems. She had entropion eyelid surgery because her eyelids rolled in and her eyelashes would scratch her eye (can you imagine living with the feeling that you constantly had hair/eyelashes stuck in your eye?) Then, when visiting the doggy eye-doctor we discovered our sweet girl was not producing ANY tears in one eye and close to none in the other eye. We had to put her on strong eye drops for the rest of her life that would help to make her tear glands produce tears. In addition we were putting in an eye gel to simulate tears in her eyes and moisten her eye ball. I hated giving her the eye drops because of the side effects: when she would smell human food (never dog food) she would salivate and it would drip from her mouth. So I stopped giving the eye drops and started using the eye gel more.
I never considered that her diet and her dry-eye would be related but after I stopped the eye drops we tried Sojos because the girls literally wouldn’t eat their very expensive food we had been purchasing. Amazingly, they ate it every time. Over the next four weeks we noticed that we had to put less and less eye gel into her eyes because her eye did not need them. Her eyes looked healthy and were moist. We took her back to the doggy eye doctor and their test confirmed what we had seen – her eye had started to produce tears by themselves.
I should not be surprised as I suffer from severe allergies know the effects that allergies can have on my body. In taking away the grain and feeding my dogs Sojos, my sweet dog’s allergies have subsided and her eye has improved. I am so grateful she is feeling better and enjoying the food she is eating. I do believe it was a grain that she was allergic to, I don’t think the meat in Sojos made the difference. It is very possible that another grain-free food would have produced the same benefits. I am not going to test this theory as I have been waiting for years to find a successful food for my dogs. I do shout the benefits of going grain-free. If you are trying a different food or trying to decide to make the change, I think it is worth the money to see if it will benefit your dog. I wasn’t expecting it would make the difference that it did and I ECSTATIC about it! I highly recommend going grain-free and think that Sojos is a great option.