Yes. The following Q&As address the WSAVA recommendations on selecting pet foods.

  1. Do you employ a full-time qualified nutritionist? (Appropriate qualifications are either a PhD in animal nutrition or board-certification by the ACVN or the ECVCN). What is this nutritionist’s name and qualifications?
    1. No. We currently do not have a full-time nutritionist on staff. We have consulted with a veterinarian (DVM) for recipe formulations and changes.
  2. Who formulates your foods and what are his/her credentials?
    1. Our foods were formulated by our owner Matt Koss with the help of a veterinarian (DVM)
  3. Are your diets tested using AAFCO feeding trials or by formulation to meet AAFCO nutrient profiles? If the latter, do they meet AAFCO nutrient profiles by formulation or by analysis of the finished product?
    1. All our diets are formulated to meet AAFCO nutrient profiles by analysis of the finished product & most can be considered feeding trialed via family method as two of our frozen formulas (Canine Lamb & Feline Rabbit) & one of our freeze dried formulas (Feline Beef & Salmon) have been substantiated with AAFCO feeding trials.
    2. We test full AAFCO nutrient profiles on our balanced formulas quarterly at a 3rd party laboratory to ensure nutritional adequacy.
    3. We also completed digestibility studies to compare our frozen and freeze dried formulas and both formulations had caloric digestibility over 90%.
  4. Where are your foods produced and manufactured?
    1. All balanced formulas are produced at our own manufacturing facility in Fairfield, CA
  5. What specific quality control measures do you use to assure the consistency and quality of your ingredients and the end product?
    1. Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP's)
    2. Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's)
    3. A Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) program
    4. Lot segregation
    5. Our ingredients are sourced only from USDA inspected facilities, and/or facilities regulated by the FDA
    6. We adhere to state and federal regulations regarding product safety
    7. Our manufacturing facilities are FDA, USDA and California SDA inspected
    8. Regular testing to ensure AAFCO nutrient profiles continue to be met
    9. Strict Test & Hold policy for salmonella, e coli, and listeria at a 3rd party food safety laboratory for all finished products
  6. Will you provide a complete nutrient analysis for the dog or cat food in question?
    1. Yes. All our formulas’ full nutrient profiles are available on an as fed basis on our website and upon request we can also provide dry matter and or caloric values (g/100 kcal) for each formula by contacting our customer service team at [email protected]
  7. What is the caloric value per gram, can, or cup of your foods?
    1. Caloric information is provided on our website and directly on each bag of food. Caloric values also can be provided by contacting our customer service team at [email protected]
  8. What kind of product research has been conducted? Are the results published in peer-reviewed journals?
    • We currently have not sponsored any research beyond our own AAFCO feeding trials and AAFCO digestibility studies. Additional opportunities have not yet been provided to us, but we are actively seeking them. If you are involved in research and are interested in working together, please contact us at [email protected]