I've used a similar food temporarily -- Nulo's freeze dried raw food. It was priced similarly (around $30 for a 13 oz bag). I needed it when my allergy dog was recovering from major surgery and had a hospital stay that lasted several days at a place that wouldn't accept his raw food. Having shelf-stable nuggets that didn't freak out the staff ended up being incredibly useful to me during that difficult time -- he was willing to eat it during his stay, which is saying a lot for a dog that goes off his food easily when he feels like crap. When you're already looking at a vet bill that will be multiple thousands of dollars, buying a few bags of this stuff to give to the hospital just feels like more of the same!
Freeze dried nuggets are HIGHLY appetizing for convalescing dogs -- so it's a good style of food to keep in mind for short-term feeding if you have a sick one (esp. one with allergies that doesn't have many options) or one that's regularly raw fed and sometimes goes off its food.
Freeze dried is always expensive because so much meat is condensed inside it -- and the process itself is expensive (same reason freeze-dried fruit for humans is a lot of dollars for a little-bitty packet). Feeding it regularly to a big dog would be outrageously expensive -- at that point, you ought to be looking at Ziwi Peak instead (also dried-raw, but a jerky style air-dried food) or its competitors (like Only Natural Pet's Max Meat), as there's more bang for the buck...which is a weird thing to say about jerky-style food, as it's very expensive too.
Last edited by Magwart; 02-15-2019 at 09:45 AM.