Q: We only feed dry food because it helps clean our dog's teeth. Should we feed wet food as well?
A: Yes, yes, YES! The extrusion process used in making dry kibble pet food involves high heat in both cooking the food and forcing it through the kibble forming machine. Researchers have found that drying pet foods at high temperatures of 160 C to 180 C can significantly reduce nutrients or nutrient reactivity. In essence, for every cup of dry kibbles your dog eats, she is only getting partial nutrients. She needs to eat more to get all the daily nutrients necessary for a healthy diet. But this means consuming more calories and you spending more on buying dry food. Our nutrients packed food is cooked gently, allowing all the nutritious properties found in fresh meats, eggs, spinach, whole oats, etc. to remain in tact. Not to mention allowing for all the wonderful fresh flavors to come through in the food your pet eats. Unlike kibbles, that are more often than not, drenched in fat and flavoring on the outside to entice your dog to eat and be addicted to it, fresh food is full of natural flavors. Our food tastes good because it is good.
And why value clean teeth above all else? And at the expense of a healthy heart, shiny coats, strong muscles and immune system? Don't get us wrong...bad teeth can wreak havoc due to bacteria from the mouth traveling down to the internal organs. We recommend a high quality dry food to help clean teeth in addition to regular feeding of our balanced, nutritious, healthful wet food.
Q: We were told to feed the same food to our dog so not to cause an upset stomach.
A: A sudden and drastic change to any diet could result in upsetting the digestive system. However, eating only one kind of food day-in, day-out does not allow for a well balanced diet provided by a wider variety of food. A well balanced diet for the human body means eating a wide variety of fresh, natural food, covering many colors and benefiting from varied nutritional properties. Why wouldn't our furry best friends benefit from a similar varied diet? For dogs especially because their diet is similar to ours. Our cats' ancestors did not eat just one kind of dry cat food.
We recommend that you slowly transition to a new diet by incorporating increasing amount of the new food to decreasing amount of your current food. Upset stomach might occur, but should dissipate over a week or so. If the problem persists, visit the vet as it might be a more serious health issue than switching to a new diet.
Be patient in teaching your dog or cat to eat better. It will pay off in the long run in lower vet bills and less heartache due to the suffering of your beloved furry friend.
Q: We are currently feeding our dog a raw diet. Do you have raw food?
A: We are happy to offer our food raw to those doggies and kitties who are accustomed to a raw diet.
Q: We love our cats! And our cats love fish. Do you offer just plain tuna or salmon food for cat?
A: Cats do love fish. In fact, they love it so much, that's all they want to eat after that. The intense umami flavor of fish is unrivaled and it makes all other food pale in taste for cats. This is why we use fish in our food as a treat diced on top of chicken or turkey. We are big on getting our pets to eat a wider variety of food, so we do not incourage cats to only want to eat fish.
Q: How long does the food stay fresh?
A: Refrigerated shelf life is around 2 weeks. Because we make the meal free of all preservatives, we make up for the lack of shelf life by delivering our fresh recipes to your door every week. Our food can stay fresh up to two weeks in the freezer.
Q: How should I store the food?
A: Because our food is fresh, it should be stored in the refrigerator until serving time, or optionally frozen for consumption at a later date.