They are what they eat!
We encourage all pet owners to become pet food experts. For those of you who want to do some research into the issue, Whole Dog Journal offers a very informative annual pet food review of dry and canned options. Websites like Truth About Pet Food and The Dog Food Project are fantastic resources for pet food advocacy and education. Additionally, Born Free USA provides an extensive article about pet food called Get the Facts: What's Really in Pet Food.
As a quick guide, however, you should read the fine print on ingredient labels and avoid foods with ingredient lists that include the words: By-products, Digest, BHA, BHT, Ethoxyquin, Propylene Glycol or that contain generic meat sources (i.e., 'poultry', 'meat', etc.).
It’s also a good idea to avoid wheat in all forms because it is a common allergen.
Finally, corn is a common ingredient in many inferior foods and it is therefore best to feed a food that does not contain corn.
The good news is that there are many great options today. We’ll be happy to help you find the right one for your four-legged friend! In fact, we make it our number one priority to know as much as we can about pet nutrition. We do our research and pass what we learn on to you. We'll even provide free samples of many of our healthy options.
We offer many, many brands of healthy food. Please note that not all brands are stocked in all stores; however, all brands can be available for pick up in any store. The following are just some of the many foods we offer:
Dry Dog Food:
Acana, Annamaet, Avoderm, Blue Buffalo, Canidae, Canine Caviar, Fromm, Go!, Horizon, Instinct, Lotus, Natural Balance, Now!, Orijen, Prairie, Precise, Sammy Snacks, Spring Naturals, Taste of the Wild, Wellness, and Zignature.
Dry Cat Food: Acana, Avoderm, Blue Buffalo, Canine Caviar, Felidae, Fromm, Go!, Instinct, Lotus, Now!, Orijen, Prairie, Taste of the Wild, Wellness, and Wysong.
Raw Frozen, Freeze-Dried, or Air-Dried Dog Food: Addiction, Aunt Jeni's, Bravo, The Furry Foodie, The Honest Kitchen, K-9 Natural, Nature's Variety, Primal, Stella & Chewy's, and Vital Essentials.
Raw Frozen, Freeze-Dried, or Air-Dried Cat Food:Addiction, Aunt Jeni's, Bravo, The Furry Foodie, The Honest Kitchen, Nature's Variety, Primal, and Stella & Chewy's.
Canned Dog Food: Addiction, Avoderm, Canidae, Fromm, Hound & Gatos, Instinct, Merrick, Lotus, Newman's Own, Prairie, Spring Naturals, Taste of the Wild, Wellness, Weruva, Wild Calling! and Ziwi Peak.
Canned Cat Food: Addiction, BFF, Felidae, Fromm, Hound & Gatos, Lotus, Merrick, Newman's Own, Taste of the Wild, Tiki Cat, Wellness, and Weruva, Wild Calling!