Unfortunately, many commercial pet food manufacturers fail to share our goal, putting more effort into misleading marketing and shaving expenses at the cost of quality. That's why it's so important to educate yourself on exactly what your pets are eating and what goes into your pet's food.
Not all premium pet foods are created equal. We truly believe our Flint River Ranch wellness formulas for dogs and cats stand far above the competition, but rather than overload you with all the research and reasons for why you should be feeding your animal companions Flint River Ranch, we've condensed the information into the top ten key points why you should switch to Flint River Ranch healthy pet foods. Give your pets a taste delight that will keep them healthy, energetic and full of appreciation for their wonderful owner.
Number 10. No Animal By-Products. Ever.
Animal byproducts are commonly found in the majority of lower-grade pet foods and treats, and even many of the larger name brands that market themselves as "premium pet foods," including Science Diet, Purina (both Purina One and Purina Pro Plan), and Iams / Eukanuba. All Flint River Ranch premium pet foods and pet treats are guaranteed free of animal byproducts and rendered animal meat. [Learn More ] Animal By-Products
Flint River Ranch also does not test any of its pet foods or pet products on laboratory animals. Unlike some of the larger pet food manufacturers (Iams, Eukanuba, Science Diet, Purina, etc.), no animals are destroyed or are involved in any type of medical surgery or physical invasion during palatability (taste) testing and evaluation procedures.
Flint River Ranch is proud to be included on PETA's "Companies That Don't Test on Animals" list as a pet food manufacturer that "makes top-quality food for dogs and cats without harming animals in laboratories." PETA encourages consumers to drive animal abusers out of business by buying only from companies like Flint River Ranch. [Learn More ] Lab Animal Testing
Number 9. Delivered Fresh To Your Door.
You can even take advantage of our unique and extremely flexible Auto Shipment scheduled delivery option to ensure your supply of Flint River Ranch never runs low.
Number 8. Oven Baked For A Healthier Taste Delight.
Most commercial pet food brands, on the other hand, spray their pet foods with a combination of liver, fats, and sugar to encourage the pet to eat the food. The artificial additives add little more than a greasy feel and texture to the food and an artificial taste sensation for your dogs that's generally lacking in terms of nutrients and efficient digestibility. [Learn More ] Artificial Flavors
The essential minerals in Flint River Ranch pet food formulas are also chelated for faster absorption into your pet's system. By being absorbed more quickly and more easily from your pet's digestive tract than non-chelated minerals, chelated minerals make more efficient use of minerals and allow your dog or cat to receive the full benefits of every essential mineral for ideal nutritional health.
Number 7. Freshness and Quality Guaranteed — No Recalls Ever.
Flint River Ranch also uses only the finest human-grade meat and grain sources for the highest quality pet foods possible. For example, Flint River purchases its grain sources from major commercial human foods suppliers like General Mills and then Pillsbury Company and has the grains tested and certified at the time of purchase and then retested by specialized labs to ensure the highest possible quality and to prevent the possiblity of toxic molds being introduced into the pet foods.
While pet food formula ingredient labels will list at least one variety of whole grain or processed grain, what the labels don't list is the source and quality of the grains and other ingredients. Grain is often cheaper when purchased from smaller or less reputable operations, but the risk of toxic mold is greater.
Concern over toxins like aflatoxin in the 2006 Diamond Pet Food Recall, vomitoxin in the Nature's Recipe recall in the mid 90's, and melamine (a chemical used to make plastics) in the 2007 Menu Foods Pet Food Recall is just one of the many reasons Flint River Ranch goes the extra mile — and spends the extra time and money — to ensure the safety and quality of all ingredients used in its foods. No Flint River Ranch formula has ever been involved in a pet food recall and we strive to ensure that will never change.
Number 6. No Artificial Colors Or Dyes.
Number 5. No Artificial Chemical Preservatives.
These artificial additives have significant health risks associated with them. BHA and BHT may cause allergic reactions and adversely affect liver and kidney functions, and ethoxyquin has been found to promote kidney carcinogenesis and significantly increase the incidence of stomach tumors and enhanced bladder carcinogesis. The average dog (44 lbs) can consume 26 lbs of preservatives a year!
All Flint River Ranch pet foods and treats are guaranteed free of BHA, BHT, and Ethoxyquin. Flint River Ranch uses tocopherols, a natural antioxidant and Vitamin E source, to slow the oxidation process of fats and oils to ensure its premium pet food products remain fresh as in their initial state. [Learn More ] Chemical Preservatives
Number 4. Cheaper To Use Than The Competition.
Flint River Ranch also runs a streamlined operation focused on delivering the freshest, highest-quality food as quickly as possible to its customers. And unlike the pet industry goliaths, Flint River Ranch doesn't spend a fortune on marketing and advertising, allowing us to use more expensive but higher quality ingredients without having to charge our customers more.
Number 3. Let Your Pet Tell You.
Number 2. No Risk Guarantee.
If you're less than completely satisfied with Flint River Ranch foods or products, we'll provide a full refund (less return shipping and handling charges). [Learn More ] Total Satisfaction Guarantee
Number 1. Better Pet Food Because We Care.
You don't have to take our word for it, though — hear what our customers have to say about Flint River Ranch.
And if you're looking for more reasons why you should make the switch to Flint River Ranch, we'd like to recommend: