Our Food Promise:
No China Made
No Corn, Wheat or Soy
Yes- Quality Sourcing
Yes- Wholesome Ingredients
Yes- Responsible Companies
Stella & Chewy's
All Four Paws
Ingredients: There are tons of things to think about. But for a healthy dog or cat just keep away from Corn/Wheat Gluten and Soy, Grape Pomace, BHA & BHT, Ethoxyquin. Look for “whole” ingredients instead of “by-products, partial ingredients or other processed foods.”
The Manufacturer: This is where many brands got taken off my list. There are several Manufacturers that I will NOT carry. They have unscrupulous behaviors in the past that caused deadly recalls and I’ve seen nothing that leads me to believe they have changed. Many brands such as Natural Balance, Eagle Pack, Canidae who have good product ingredient lists do what’s called “contract manufacturing.” They own their brand but ask one or more other companies to produce it. This leaves them open to contamination at plants they don’t have control of. Certain other brands own their own manufacturing plants but don’t allow surprise inspections by third party inspectors so I don’t trust them either.
Remember when producing foods there is always a risk of contamination and problems. Eventually every company will have a recall. Companies that rarely have recalls, change policies after a recall, and are open and helpful with vets and consumers when/if problems occur are the companies that I want to work with. Also remember, that when it comes to recalls and pet food, ALL recalls are voluntary. Don’t be fooled by politics and big business jargon.
Please see our list of The Furry Nation preferred food brands. Again we are more then willing to talk with you in great detail regarding these brands or others not on our list that you are interested in.
The Furry Nation
We work hard to provide brands that have excellent quality ingredients. Below are some of the brands we carry. Would you like to try some foods before buying a huge bag? Go to our online store and order any samples you need.
* means entire line is carried in stock.
**means line is a special order and takes 4-7 days to get in stock