Learn about our nutrition guidelines

We are dedicated to making sure your pet is a happy and healthy one.

With our foods your pet’s satisfaction is guaranteed.   If they are unhappy with the food please bring it back!  

Here are some details regarding our nutritional guidelines for our nutritional suppliers and partners.

  • What we expect from our suppliers:

    Sound nutritional profile

    Natures own wholesome ingredients

    Holistic based philosophy

    Meat based diets

    Limited or no grains and no grain by-products…no corn, wheat or soy

    No generic animal by-products

    Excellent recall record

  • Company owned manufacturing ….not contracted out

    Exceptional Quality Control Program

    US or Canadian based ingredients

    High quality ranking by private reviewers

    Some differences exist between large and small breed needs

    No artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives

    Whole body nourishment

    Environmental Stewardship

Nutrition offered as:

Dry kibble
Canned wet
Freeze dried raw
Frozen raw

We deliver in the immediate Ankeny area 7 days a week!

Here is key nutritional data on most of the dry (kibble) we carry.   Information is believed to be accurate but no guaranty is made regarding this data.   Always refer to the label:

No Chicken No Potato Single Protein “Grain Free” Kcals/Cup Cr Protein Cr Fat  Cr Fiber  Omega 3  Omega 6  Ca  Phos  DHA  Low Glycemic  Kidney Issues
Acana Grassland Cat * * * 454 35 20         4.0      0.70      3.00     1.80    1.30    0.15
Acana Meadowland Cat * * 463 35 20         4.0      0.70      3.50     1.00    0.80    0.15
Acana Wild Atlantic Cat * * * 458 35 20         4.0      1.80      2.50     1.00    0.80    0.60
EB Primitive Feline Cat * 430 44 20         3.0      0.80      3.50     1.00    0.80    0.05
Fromm 4* Beef Livattini Veg Cat * * 437 35 18         4.5     1.11    0.93
Fromm 4* Cat Chkn a la Cat 463 32 19         3.5     1.03    0.90
Fromm 4* Cat Game Bird Cat * 447 35 18         3.5     1.39    1.16
Fromm 4* Cat Salm a la veg Cat 428 32 15         3.5     1.19    1.13
Fromm 4* Cat Surf & Turf Cat * 452 38 19         3.5     1.41    1.24
Fromm 4* Hasen Duckenpfeffer Cat * 447 34 17         6.0     1.26    1.10
Fromm 4* Sal Tunachovy Cat * 433 35 15         3.5     1.38    1.18
Fussie Cat Chkn/Turk Cat * * 415 36 16         5.0      0.40      1.80     1.00    0.80
Fussie Cat Salmon Cat * * 410 35 15         5.0      0.30      1.50     1.00    0.80
HS Adult & Kitten Chkn Meal Cat 501 32 20         2.8      1.30      3.30     1.20    0.90    0.11
HS Adult Anch/Sard/Salmon Cat 487 32 20         2.8      1.30      3.30     1.20    0.90
HS Indoor weight control Cat * 388 32 12         7.5      2.10      0.70
Lotus Cat Duck Cat * * * 516 35 15         7.0      0.35      2.50
Lotus Chkn Cat Cat 531 35 19         3.5      0.35     1.61    1.25
NutriSource GF Country Select Cat * * 446 36 16         7.0      0.50      2.00     1.70    1.10
NutriSource GF Ocean Select Cat * * * * 445 36 16         8.0      0.80      2.70     1.50    1.00
Orijen 6 Fish Cat Cat * * * * 500 42 20         3.0      1.80      2.50     1.40    1.10    1.00
Orijen Cat and Kitten Cat * * 500 42 20         3.0      1.20      3.50     1.40    1.10    0.70
Orijen Cat Regional Red Cat * * * 500 40 20         3.0      1.20      2.40     1.70    1.30    0.30
Pure Vita GF Duck & Red Lentil Cat * * * * 440 34 14         6.0      0.30      1.40     1.20    1.20
Pure Vita GF Salmon & Pea Cat * * * * 475 31 18         5.0      0.50      2.90     1.10    1.10
No Chicken No Potato Single Protein “Grain Free” Kcals/Cup Cr Protein Cr Fat  Cr Fiber  Omega 3  Omega 6  Ca  Phos  DHA
Acana Appalachian Ranch Dog * * * 388 33 17         6.0      0.60      1.80     1.80    1.20    0.10
Acana Grassland Dog * * * 388 33 17         6.0      0.60      2.00     1.80    1.20    0.10
Acana Meadowlands Dog * * 396 33 17         6.0      0.60      2.50     1.10    0.90    0.15
Acana Wild Atlantic Dog * * * * 396 33 17         6.0      1.50      2.50     1.20    1.00    0.50
Acana Heritage Meats Dog * * * 388 29 17         6.0      0.80      2.10     1.70    1.00    0.15
Acana Heritage Poultry Dog * * 396 29 17         6.0      0.50      2.40     1.00    0.80    0.10
Acana Heritage Freshwater Fish Dog * * * * 396 29 17         6.0      1.00      2.00     1.00    0.80    0.20
EB Coastal Catch Dog * * * 435 32 18         4.0      2.00      2.60     1.30    1.00    0.20
EB Great Plains Feast Dog * * * 430 34 18         4.0      1.90      2.60     1.50    1.10    0.20
EB Meadow Feast Dog * * * * 400 26 15         5.0      1.70      2.10     1.20    1.00
EB Primitive Natural Dog * 445 38 20         2.5      0.40      3.30     1.50    1.00    0.05
EB Small Breed Dog 425 28 17         4.0      1.00      2.80     1.30    1.00
Fromm 4* beef frittata Dog * 408 30 18         3.5      0.50      2.50     1.18    1.05
Fromm 4* Chkn a la veg Dog 395 24 15         3.5      0.50      2.60     1.30    1.03
Fromm 4* Duck Sw Pot Dog 395 24 15         3.5      0.50      2.60     1.24    1.00
Fromm 4* Game Bird Dog * 409 29 17         3.5      0.60      2.70     1.27    1.01
Fromm 4* Hasen Duck Dog * * 393 28 17         6.0      0.60      2.70     1.37    1.21
Fromm 4* Lamb & Lentil Dog * * * 408 29 18         4.5      0.50      2.50     1.29    1.16
Fromm 4* Pork & Applesauce Dog 393 24 14         3.5      0.50      2.50     1.38    1.11
Fromm 4* Pork & Peas Dog * * 410 29 17         3.5      0.50      2.50     1.27    1.01
Fromm 4* Sal A-La-Veg Dog 397 25 16         3.5      0.60      2.70     1.41    1.24
Fromm 4* Sal Tunalini Dog * 408 28 16         3.5      0.60      2.70     1.36    1.20
Fromm 4* Surf & Turf Dog * 409 30 19         3.5      0.60      2.80     1.18    1.05
Fromm 4* Whitefish & Pot Dog 360 23 11         3.5      0.40      2.20     1.34    1.10
Fromm Gold Adult Dog 408 24 16         3.5      0.50      2.50     1.24    1.10
Fromm Gold Lg Breed Puppy Dog 389 26 14         3.5      0.50      2.50     1.08    1.02
Fromm Gold Puppy Dog 417 27 18         3.5      0.60      2.60     1.47    1.14
Fromm Gold Senior Dog 359 23 11         3.5      0.40      2.00     1.25    1.05
Fromm Gold Sm Breed Adult Dog 416 26 17         3.5      0.50      2.60     1.20    1.03
Fromm Gold Weight Mgmt Dog 341 25 10         7.0      0.40      2.40     1.18    1.05
Fromm Heartland Gold Adult Dog * * 409 24 16         6.0      0.50      2.50     1.22    1.09
HS Adult Anch/Sard/Sal Dog * * 354 22 12         3.9      0.60      2.00     0.95    0.80
HS Adult ChknMeal & Rice Dog 386 24 15         4.0      0.65      2.70     1.10    0.80
HS Adult Duck Meal Recipe Dog * * 363 23 13         3.9      0.50      3.00     0.95    0.70
HS GF Anch/Sardine/Salmon Dog * * * 341 28 13         6.0      1.50      2.00     1.50    0.80    0.10
HS GF Turkey & Lentil Dog * * * 376 32 14         5.5      1.00      4.00     1.40    1.00
HS Lg Breed Adult Dog 392 24 14         3.9      0.50      2.80     1.00    0.80
HS Lg breed puppy health Dog 375 23 12         3.5      0.70      2.00     1.10    0.80    0.10
HS Senior Chkn Meal & Rice Dog 368 26 10         3.5      0.50      2.60     1.00    0.70
HS Sm/Mini Breed Adult Dog 425 28 18         3.0      0.75      3.00     1.30    0.85
HS WM Chkn Meal & Peas Dog 302 21 7.5         9.0      0.75      1.75     0.80    0.75
Lotus Chkn small bites Dog 684 24 12         4.5      0.50      2.50     1.08    0.88
Lotus  Senior Chkn Dog 389 18 8         4.5      0.30      2.00     0.61    0.50
Lotus GF Small Bite Duck Dog * * 619 27 12         6.0      0.75      2.50     1.66    1.23
Lotus GF Turkey Dog * * 385 24 13         6.0      0.35      2.25
NutriSource Adult Dog 429 26 16         4.0      0.40      2.00     1.70    1.20    0.05
NutriSource GF Adult Chkn Dog * * 471 28 18         5.0      0.70      2.90     1.30    1.10
NutriSource GF Lg Brd Chkn Dog * 473 23 14         6.0      0.30      2.10     1.00    0.90
NutriSource GF Lg Brd Lamb Dog * * * 458 23 14         6.0      0.30      2.10     1.59    1.02
NutriSource GF Prairie Sel Dog * * * 430 26 14         6.0      0.30      1.60     1.40    0.80
NutriSource GF Seafood Dog * * * * 451 25 15         5.0      0.40      2.00     1.80    1.10
Nutrisource Lamb Meal Dog 403 22 13         6.0      0.40      2.00     1.90    1.20
NutriSource Lg Breed Lamb Dog 420 23 14         6.0      0.40      2.00     2.10    1.30
NutriSource Lg Breed Puppy Dog 400 26 14         4.0      0.40      2.20     1.45    1.07    0.05
NutriSource LgB Chkn Rice Dog 441 23 14         5.0      0.30      1.60     1.30    1.00
NutriSource Performance Dog 488 30 20         5.0      0.50      2.60     2.10    1.50    0.05
NutriSource Senior Chkn Rice Dog 398 26 10         5.5      0.20      1.00     1.30    1.10
NutriSource Sm/Med Puppy Dog 535 32 21         5.0      0.60      3.30     2.28    1.41    0.05
NutriSource Small Breed GF Dog * * 475 28 18         5.0      0.50      2.60     1.40    1.10
Orij D 6-Fish Dog * * * * 456 38 18         5.0      1.80      2.60     1.40    1.10    1.00
Orij D Adlt Dog * * 478 38 18         5.0      1.10      3.00     1.30    1.00    0.60
Orij D LBR Pup Dog * * 456 38 16         6.0      1.00      2.60     1.20    1.00    0.60
Orij Rgnl Red Dog * * * 468 38 18         5.0      0.80      2.50     1.60    1.30    0.50
Orijen Puppy Dog * * 490 38 20         5.0      1.20      3.00     1.30    1.00    0.60
Orijen Senior Dog * * 445 38 15         8.0      1.00      2.50     1.20    0.90    0.60
Orijen Tundra Dog * * * 461 38 18         5.0      1.40      1.80     1.90    1.50    0.50
Pure Vita GF Duck Dog * * * * 422 26 15         6.0      0.30      1.50     1.30    0.90
Pure Vita GF Salmon Dog * * * 438 24 16         6.0      0.50      2.50     1.00    0.80
Pure Vita GF Turkey Dog * * * 435 24 16         6.0      0.40      2.30     1.40    0.80
Pure Vita GF Venison Dog * * * * 429 26 15         6.0      0.30      1.90     1.90    1.00
Nulo GF Puppy Dog * * 428 30 17         4.0      0.45      2.25     1.00    0.90    0.15
Nulo GF Small Breed Dog * * 422 31 17         4.0      0.85      2.80     1.00    0.90
Nulo GF Adult Lamb Dog * * 426 31 17         4.5      0.50      2.70     1.00    0.90
Nulo GF Adult Salmon Dog * * 424 30 16         4.5      0.45      2.25     1.00    0.90
Nulo GF Adult Trim Dog * * 368 30 9         6.0      0.35      1.35     1.00    0.90

Nutritional details

What makes a good diet?

Agood diet balances all of the important nutrients and takes into account a dog’s age, activity level, health, reproductive status and current body condition. A good dog food will be high in meat based protein, contain natural fats and oils and be free of byproducts, chemical flavors, colors and preservatives.

Protein

The importance of protein

Dogs are carnivores by preference and omnivores by necessity.

It is important to keep in mind that just because dogs can survive on an omnivorous diet does not mean that they will thrive on it. Consider the teeth of a domestic dog. With prominent canines and surfaces adapted for tearing, these are clearly the teeth of a meat eater. In truth, domestic dogs are genetically very similar to wolves. This means that most dogs will thrive on a diet that is closer to that of a carnivore than that of a true omnivore.

Our Nutrition Partners

Fussie Cat

Fussie Cat

PHYSIOLOGICALLY TUNED™ MEAT FIRST, POTATO AND GRAIN FREE SUPER PREMIUM FOOD FOR CATS.

Our Market Fresh recipes are created with the freshest and finest ingredients. Like Salmon, which provides a complete, high-quality protein that’s an excellent source of Vitamin B12 and both Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids. Not only is it the first ingredient in Market Fresh recipe, it’s also one of the most palatable foods available for felines.

fromm

fromm

Original gourmet pet food

Fromm owns and operates two manufacturing facilities in our home state of Wisconsin — located in Mequon and Columbus. Every bag of Fromm dog and cat food originates from one of these facilities. Owning and operating our plants allows us to have full control over the quality and safety of the products we produce. This encompasses everything including, sanitation and pest control, facility maintenance, employee training, sourcing of ingredients, in-house lab analysis, preparation of meat and produce, formulation and blending, processing, packaging, warehousing and distribution.

Primal

Primal

Primal Pet Foods is committed to elevating the health of all pets

Primal Pet Foods feels it is imperative to offer an alternative source of nutrition to our pets as an alarming number of our beloved animals are being diagnosed with diet-related disease. Produced with only the highest quality raw ingredients, all Primal products offer pets a superior form of highly digestible amino acids, vitamins and minerals, the building blocks of every animal’s biological function.

All of our raw foods and treats are produced using the freshest, human-grade, antibiotic-free and steroid-free meats, poultry and game, certified organic produce, certified organic minerals and unrefined vitamins. At Primal Pet Foods, we procure our meats, poultry and game from ranchers throughout the United States that take pride in producing wholesome sources of protein through natural, sustainable agriculture.

Holistic Select

Holistic Select

"Head to tail health starts in the middle"

Holistic Select’s pet food recipes combine Unique Digestive Health Support System (with pre & probiotics, natural fiber, digestive enzymes and digestive botanicals) – along with healthy, natural ingredients like fruits & veggies, healthy proteins, whole grains and omega fatty acids.

b.f.f.

b.f.f.

"Your cat is going to love it!"

BFF is produced in a facility that also produces food for people. The factory operates at international human food processing standards, including that of the super-strict British Retail Consortium (BRC), and the pet food processing must pass BRC scrutiny.
The Ingredients - The main ingredient is a red meat or dark meat from tuna, primarily skipjack or bonito, two smaller and highly sustainable species. The cuts contain lean muscle meat and have a taste and aroma that drives kitties wild! Amongst the various flavors, we include value
added toppers such as boneless skinless chicken breast, duck, lamb, salmon, shrimp and pumpkin.

PureVita

PureVita

"For a long and healthy life"

PureVita’s™ select pet formulas are carefully prepared using specifically selected natural, holistic ingredients (with added vitamins and minerals) to support your pet’s overall health and emotional well being. PureVita™ utilizes highly palatable, single protein sources and a variety of wholesome fruits and vegetables, each chosen for it’s unique nutritional values. PureVita™ also features cranberries, apricots and pomegranate which are popularly known for their rich antioxidant benefits. PureVita™ is “pure life” and will support your loving pet’s health and well being.

Weruva

Weruva

"People Food for Pets"

We proudly present WeRuVa, a luxurious, natural pet food inspired by and named after our three rescued cats, Webster, Rudi and Vanessa. With our search for “The Best Cat Food Under the Sun” never seeming to end, we thought, “Lets give it a shot ourselves…” so we gathered the best ingredients from around the world, formulated some fantastic recipes and created it ourselves.

Naturally, when we were lucky enough to have our rescued dog Baron enter our family, we decided expand our products to include dog food.

Our formulas are produced in a human food facility using many of the ingredients and processes that are used in products made for people. Our base proteins of chicken, beef and fish include only top quality muscle meat, such as white breast chicken, whole tuna loins and select cuts of beef. Then we add fresh vegetables and other unique items such as Grilld skipjack, tilapia and red bigeye tuna, as well as calamari and shirasu. Our ingredients maintain a natural look and recognizable texture which allows the pet owner to see and understand the ingredients…so what you see is what you get!

NutriSource

NutriSource

"A trusted, family owned pet food manufacturer for over 45 years."

We pride ourselves on being a family-owned-and-operated pet food manufacturer, bringing you high quality pet foods that you can trust feeding to your furry family members. We offer a wide range of Premium Pet Foods and formulas including Holistic, Grain Free, Organic, created with the finest ingredients. We also use the Good 4 Life formula in a large amount of our pet foods, which is formulated to bring your pet Super Premium Nutrition. We bring you Super Premium Pet Foods, consistent products, a manufacturing facility you can trust and unparalleled customer service.

Earthborn Holistic

Earthborn Holistic

"Natural Food for Pets"

Earthborn Holistic® offers a wholesome approach to nutrition with high-quality ingredients that nourish the whole pet. Every holistic pet food formula is designed to offer balanced nutrients that support your pet’s overall health and physical well-being.
Each carefully selected ingredient has a purpose. We choose nature‘s finest digestible proteins, fruits and vegetables and an exact blend of vitamins, minerals and omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. Every formula, including grain-free formulas offer delicious options for your pet’s unique nutritional needs.

Lotus

Lotus

"Natural Pet Food"

Lotus natural food for pets operates under the assumption that caring pet owners treat their pets like they’d want to be treated. That’s why they’re committed to continuing to provide them with a high-quality, healthy alternative to mechanically extruded pet food, that makes their best friend happy every day. No compromises.

sojos

sojos

"Real food for healthy pets since 1985"

Sojos raw dog food mixes are made from scratch with whole food. It’s homemade, raw dog food, made easy. We offer a variety of grain-free options in our full line of all-natural pet food. Unlike kibble, Sojos raw pet food contains no fillers, no preservatives, and no artificial colors or flavors. Just simple, real ingredients like you’d find in your own kitchen.

Stella & Chewy’s

Stella & Chewy’s

"Natural goodness for dogs and cats"

Stella & Chewy’s commitment to quality starts with the ingredients. Every Stella & Chewy’s product is made with raw, naturally raised meat, poultry or fish, sourced from USDA-inspected facilities, without added hormones or antibiotics. Chewy’s Chicken Dinner, for example, contains raw, farm-raised chicken as well as organic cranberries, carrots, apples, spinach, broccoli, beets, squash and pumpkin seed. Just like all of their products, it’s made without grain, fillers, artificial preservatives or colorings. And every single ingredient used is sourced from reputable suppliers.

Acana

Acana

We make Biologically Appropriate™ pet foods from Fresh Regional Ingredients.

We make Biologically Appropriate™ pet foods from Fresh Regional Ingredients.

Our Biologically Appropriate™ philosophy represents a new class of pet foods, designed to nourish dogs and cats in keeping with their evolutionary adaptation to meat and protein rich diets.

Made from Canada’s best and freshest ingredients exclusively in our award-winning kitchens here in Alberta, Canada – ACANA is guaranteed to keep your dog or cat happy, healthy and strong.

We invite you to take a few minutes to discover our unmatched ingredients and learn about the benefits a Biologically Appropriate™ food can provide for your pet – your dog or cat will be glad you did!

Orijen

Orijen

"Nourish as Nature Intended"

Orijen’s award-winning biologically appropriate nutritional philosophy represents a new class of foods, designed to nourish dogs and cats according to their evolutionary adaptation to fresh meat and protein-rich diets.

Orijen focuses on local ingredients that are sustainably raised, passed ‘fit for human consumption’, and then delivered to fresh each day to their kitchens, so they’re bursting with flavor and goodness to nourish dogs and cats completely. Made in Kentucky.

Nulo

Nulo

‘healthier together’

EXPERIENCE IN PET CARE
Our company started when our founders, who have a long history in professional pet care and education, began to see an escalation in overweight pets and the administration of at-home insulin shots for diabetic cats and dogs.
PET NUTRITION IN CRISIS
A study of 6,000 households and 11,000 dogs and cats confirmed the alarming trend … pets were essentially living in a “fast food nation.” Just like many of our human counterparts, dogs and cats have been significantly overfed and often enticed with nutritionally poor ingredients. To make matters worse, many of the pet foods on the store shelf were discovered to be over 12 months old – severely decreasing the taste and the potency of nutritionally rich ingredients.
A DIFFERENT KIND OF PET FOOD COMPANY
So Nulo set out to be a different kind of pet food company with no short cuts and using only the finest natural ingredients. Along with some of the brightest minds in the pet food industry, we began creating unique recipes using fresh chicken, lamb and salmon and paired them with yummy things like apples, carrots, lentils, and sweet potato.
We also made a promise to keep Nulo products the freshest recipes you’ll ever find on the store shelf or to arrive at your door. Our blends are made and distributed in smaller batches to ensure they spend less time on the shelf and taste better when they land in the bowl.
Good pet nutrition should be simple and Nulo is proud to live up to our promise of keeping pets active and healthy for years to come.