Whenever possible, we use local and organic products. We use US sources for almost everything, with a few exceptions (our lamb is from Australia and our venison is from New Zealand). While it would be nice to use 100% organic everything, it would be unaffordable for most people and it’s important to us that we make food everyone can afford. Our meals are made with fresh, whole foods and we never use any cheap fillers, like potatoes.
We offer complete and balanced meals for dogs, exceeding AAFCO standards. All of our Mix Complete options are made of real meat, bones, and fresh vegetables with a nutrient mix containing important trace minerals from natural sources (less than 1% of total ingredients). We also offer Grind options which at the most contain meat, organs and bone only. Some Grind options contain only meat and bone, or meat only.
Cats are obligate carnivores. That means their diet must be based almost exclusively on animal tissue in order to meet their energy and nutrient requirements. Cats lack the enzymes required to digest carbohydrates so you’ll find zero carbohydrates or fillers in our foods. We keep our cat foods pure and simple at the highest levels of bio-availability and digestibility.
We offer finely ground complete and balanced meals for cats, exceeding AAFCO standards. All of our Fine Grind Complete options are made of real meat and bones with a nutrient mix containing important trace minerals from natural sources (less than 1% of total ingredients). We also offer a basic fine chicken grind that is only meat, bones and organs.
All of our meals are made with 100% human grade, restaurant quality, USDA inspected, meat, poultry, seafood and produce. We are constantly curating ingredient sources to find the best possible quality coupled with affordability. Listed below are our primary sources, which may occasionally vary depending on availability.
We are proud to serve chicken from the prestigious Springer Mountain Farms, an exceptional and local Georgia chicken supplier. They are American Humane Association Certified and never use steroids, hormones or antibiotics. In fact, Springer Mountain Farms employs standards above and beyond what is required to be labeled "Organic." Their chickens are fed a pesticide free, vegetarian diet of corn and soybean without the use of antibiotics, growth stimulants or hormones, or animal by-products. 100% of the corn and soybean is grown in the US.
The standards for organic production allow the use of antibiotics the first days of life, allow the use of animal by-products, do not address food safety or animal treatment, and do not require testing of soil, water, and feed. Springer Mountain Farms believes all the above are essential in providing the safest and highest quality product available that's why they set themselves above organic. They have an on-site laboratory to test soil, water, and feed for contaminants and pesticides. They also go one step further by testing each and every load of chicken before it leaves the facility as a final step to ensure its freshness and safety.
We procure our meat through Certified Angus Beef farmers. All cattle are grass-fed and spend the majority of their lives on pasture eating grass. All beef is raised by US farmers and ranchers who are passionate about bringing safe and wholesome beef to the table and committed to humane handling. Certified Angus Beef standards are more stringent than USDA Select, Choice and Prime grades and produces a higher quality meat than Prime.
The majority of our turkey comes from Plainville Farms and are humanely raised with no antibiotics, steroids or hormones. A small amount of Butterball turkey is also used which are hormone and steroid free with only medically necessary antibiotics used, none used for growth promotion.
We procure our duck from Maple Leaf Farms. No hormones, steroids or antibiotics are used. The ducks are raised on family owned US farms, often by Mennonite or Amish farmers, in quiet, spacious barns where they have room to roam about and have access to fresh water and feed. Maple Leaf Farms owns and operates their own feed mill to ensure the highest quality nutrition for their ducks. The duck feed does not contain any antibiotics, growth hormones, or RUPPs (Restricted Use Protein Products) like meat and bone meal. Feed consists of an all natural diet of corn, wheat and soybeans purchased from local farmers.
Our rabbits are sourced from US farms, mostly Amish, and are hormone, steroid and antibiotic free.
Our lamb is grass fed and pasture raised in Australia. They are 100% free-range and humane raising is traditional and customary in Australia. Lambs freely graze on open pastures, enjoying a variety of grasses as nature intended. They are never administered growth hormones or animal bi-products. Antibiotic use is strictly regulated and only allowed to treat illness which rarely occurs, never given preventatively or as a growth stimulant.
Our all natural venison comes from family farms in New Zealand and are pasture raised on natural grasses. They are raised without the use of hormones or antibiotic growth promotants.
We use a combination of farm raised Canadian and Chilean salmon.