A HUGE amount of healthy, fresh fat is required as part of the nutritional requirement for dogs. 25-30% of a dog’s calorie intake should be from fresh trim. Dogs LOVE fresh trim. It’s highly palatable to them. You won’t find this in dry kibble, no matter how much top dry brand costs. Trim fat has a very short shelf life and is difficult to preserve without adding tons of chemicals. Fresh trim helps keep your dog lean – Here’s why:
Unlike humans, dogs use fresh healthy fat as their energy source. Healthy fats are essential for every aspect of your animal’s health. @ Pack10 we use mostly fresh trim fat (animal – from local organic farms in Colorado), as well as Non-GMO olive and safflower oils that are nutrient rich in omegas.. It is the high-sugar carbohydrate component in foods, not the fat content, that causes obesity in pets, and is the leading cause of diabetes, & dental decay/bad breath in dogs & cats.
By the year 2020 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish :-(. This fact makes us incredibly sad!
Every aspect of our cat food packaging is compostable.. .all the way down to the 2oz containers, which are made from corn.
In 2017 we switched our K-9 Meals from vac-seal (non-biodegradable, non-recyclable) bags to compostable tubs with recyclable lids.
At Pack10 it is important for us to use local, sustainable, ethically raised and treated animal protein.
The American Grassfed Association defines grassfed products from ruminants, including cattle, bison, goats and sheep, as those food products from animals that have eaten nothing but their mother’s milk and fresh grass or grass-type hay from birth to harvest – all their lives. They are also raised with no confinement and no antibiotics or hormones, and must be born and raised in the USA
Longmont – TheBuckner family has set the standard for truly free range 100% grass-fed beef that is extraordinarily lean and flavorful but more than that they raise all of their animals so thoughtfully that they have achieved AWA Certification, which is the most rigorous humane certification out there.
A dog’s sense of smell is said to be a thousand times more sensitive than that of humans. In fact, a dog has more than 220 million olfactory receptors in its nose, while humans have only 5 million. Because of this keen sense of smell, dogs are able to locate everything from forensic cadaver material to disaster survivors. Taking facts into account – when your dog stops eating, or doesn’t like the food you’ve presented at meal time, why wouldn’t you trust that highly specialized instinct? Consider it a form of communication between you and your best pal. Rely on your dog to tell you what’s in it and whether or not it is suitable for him or her to eat. Trust him as much as he trusts you!
In our commitment to provide Chemical-Free meals & snacks for dogs & cats, beginning April 1, 2016, Pack10 has replaced the Commercial Ground Beef K-9 meals with USDA Certified Organic Ground Beef K-9 meals for the same price as the commercial product (without the hormones, antibiotics, or chemicals). Yippee!!!
The supplement industry is unregulated, for both man and man’s best friend. Almost all supplements come from China!
Within the body, the kidneys are responsible for producing hormones and vitamins. They are critically important to maintaining fluid balance for magnesium, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, and bicarbonate. The liver detoxifies the body and must extract the needed and unwanted substances in all fluids and foods. It produces bile and stores and assimilates fat-soluble vitamins.
At Pack10 we use top-quality ingredients, so that your pet can benefit from the natural nutrition provided in the food and allow the liver and kidneys to produce the natural & necessary vitamins, & hormones without becoming toxic from artificial and synthetic supplements.
Added Vitamins a “no-no” by Pack10 standards! Here’s more on why:
Many nutritionists are against chemically synthesized vitamins and for good reasons. A natural, whole food vitamin is different from a chemically synthesized vitamin and these differences will affect how the synthetic vitamin is absorbed and utilized by the body.
The vitamin C complex in whole foods contains over eight components whereas synthetic vitamin C has only one ingredient: ascorbic acid. Vitamin E may be d-alpha or dl-alpha. Only one is found in nature, the other is the mirror image. Synthetic alpha- tocopherols, besides differing chemically in structure, vary in absorption, metabolism, and bioactivity. Ron Carsten DVM MS states (The Benefits of Whole Food Nutrition in Veterinary Medicine,Whole Food Nutrition Journal): “Synthetic vitamins and other substances are added (to kibble) in an effort to compensate for this nutrient loss. However, these additives create ongoing metabolic stresses that, coupled with the limited ingredient selection and processing of foods, leads to situations in which cellular nutritional status can be compromised, causing tissue malnutrition.” Synthetic vitamins may even be harmful.
Certainly excesses can be harmful. www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/raw-pet-food-and-aafco/
- I want to feed my dog/cat just one protein…. but, that doesn’t really work for them!!
- The Skinny on FAT for Dogs (their energy source)
- Pack10’s Commitment to sustainability – Packaging!
- Pack10’s Production Facility in Golden, Colorado.
- No Fish! Fish is NOT a species appropriate diet for cats or dogs: In cats = proven to cause urinary inflammatory disease