Simple solutions for healthy living starts with healthy food.

Today, more than ever, we know that most health issues are well managed with the right nutrition;
which begins with “Healthy Food”.

Kibble

Comprised of meat, grains, vegetables, and other ingredients, kibble is the most populate type of food for pets.

Canned

Food is “wet”; it offers more moisture and is often more palatable for pets – especially cats. Canned food typically contain more protein than their dry counterparts.

Raw

Raw foods consist of muscle meat, bone, organ meats, vegetables, and fruits. There are many different raw options that make feeding a raw diet easy and safe for both you and your pet.

Almost Raw

Dehydrated foods have had the moisture removed, leaving the food free of artificial preservatives and with nutrients and enzymes intact.

Freeze-dried foods are placed in a vacuum chamber that lowers the temperature to below freezing, then the moisture is drawn out as the temperature is slowly raised.

Toppers or Mixers

Often packaged in pouches, these food “sauces” or “gravies” add flavor, vitamins boosts, and/or probiotics, and can be served on top of kibble or sometimes as a complete meal.

Ever Considered a Rotational Diet?

Rotational feeding is a method where you feed your pet a variety of food types and proteins, rather than the same food all the time.
By varying your pet’s diet they will enjoy a wide range of essential nutrients which may reduce the chance of developing food allergies and sensitivities.

How to Start a Rotational Diet

1. Consider different “food types” in your pet’s feeding routine.

Quick Tip: Add raw or almost raw options to your pet’s kibble.

2. Consider switching the protein of your pet’s food, from chicken to fish to pork.

Quick Tip: Try different proteins within the brand of food you feed, regardless of food type.

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The Price is NOT ALWAYS Right

Price matters. We absolutely get it. Although the price of a bag of pet food doesn’t always indicate its quality, the rule of thumb is you get what you pay for.

Let Us Tell You Why

Real meat costs more than rendered meat or meat by-products.
Real meat costs more than potatoes, corn or wheat.
Therefore, a bag of food that contains 60-80% real meat will likely cost more than one that’s literally a sack of potatoes.

Here’s Why Knowing That Matters

Dogs and cats are, by their very nature, carnivores. They thrive when they eat meat-based diets.
Meat-based diets are more satisfying and will keep your pet full and energized longer.
This means you will likely have to feed less meat, than you would potatoes.
It stands to reason that an animal eating an authentic, meat-based, lower-carbohydrate (bye-bye potato) diet will be healthier over time. 
So you can feed better AND save money. Ask us how!
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Look for food where “named” meat is the first ingredient (for example, chicken or chicken meal).
Watch where food like sweet potato, brown rice and lentils fall on the ingredient panel. The higher up they are on the list, the more dominant these carbohydrates will be in your pet’s bowl.
Look for “named” fats like chicken fat rather than words you cannot pronounce.
Check for healthy Omega’s like salmon oil or fish oil.
Seek out natural preservatives like vitamin E or C.

Quick tip when trying to identify a healthy food over an unhealthy option:

If you can identify and pronounce more ingredients in the panel than you cannot – you are already on the right track!

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