Loyal Biscuit Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your own veterinarian or doctor.At Loyal Biscuit Co, your pet’s well-being is our top priority, and we believe excellent nutrition is the first step towards better health. Poor quality foods can affect your pets’ bodies in a variety of ways, such as:
- Food allergies; biting and chewing at itchy paws; dry, flaky skin; hot spots; chronic ear infections.
- Poor digestion, which can lead to a decrease in a food’s nutritional benefits and possible reduced life expectancy; excessive gas and/or loose stools; increased pet waste.
- Weakened immune system which could make your pet susceptible to diseases such as diabetes, cancer, obesity, arthritis, pancreatitis, and urinary tract infections.
We carry a wide array of foods suited for any price range—you can find complete raw diets and raw meaty bones in our freezers, and dry kibble and canned and dehydrated foods on our shelves. See below for more information on the different food types.
- Dry: Dry pet food, or kibble, is not only convenient, but is often the most affordable method of feeding. all our kibble options are completely free of unnecessary fillers like corn, wheat, soy, and animal by-products.
- Canned: A moisture rich diet is a vital part of your pets health and a canned diet provides just that. Canned foods are less processed then dry kibble and retain more of their nutritional value. We have dozens of canned options in nearly every protein imaginable!
- Freeze-Dried Raw: Similar to a traditional frozen raw diet in nutritional value, though the moisture has been removed without the thawing or cooking of the product. This allows the benefits of a raw diet with the convenience of a food that doesn’t need to be frozen. Because of the importance of moisture in your pet’s diet, it is recommended to re-hydrate any freeze dried raw diets.
- Raw: A raw diet consists of a combination of completely uncooked meat, ground bones, organ meat, and supplemental produce and very few, if any, unnecessary fillers. It is often considered the most biologically and species appropriate diet for dogs and cats and what our pets are truly meant to eat.
Feeding a nutritious food does not always mean spending a lot of money. In fact, natural foods aren’t much more expensive than grocery store brands. After factoring in lower feeding amounts (pets eating holistic foods typically require 20-40% less food than pets on economy brands) and fewer vet visits, a healthy diet can actually cost you less in the long run than a pet food offering fewer nutritional benefits.
What To Look For In A Pet Food
Loyal Biscuit Co. is proud to feature holistic, natural, and human-grade pet foods as well as delicious treats and natural supplements with ingredients that promote a healthy diet and vibrant lifestyle. Here are some tips to use when selecting an appropriate food:
- Clearly named meat or fish—chicken, lamb, beef, salmon
- Concentrated named meat proteins—chicken meal, turkey meal
- Whole grains and starches—brown rice, barley, sweet potatoes
- Fresh fruits and vegetables—whole potatoes, carrots, apples
- Named fats from quality sources—chicken fat, herring oil, sunflower oil
- Natural preservatives—mixed tocopherols, vitamin C or E
- Non-specific ingredients—poultry by-products, meat and bone meal
- Protein fillers—corn gluten, wheat gluten, egg product meal
- Carbohydrate overload—refined flours, wheat, mill runs
- Processed fruits and vegetables—tomato pomace, dehydrated potatoes
- Fats from non-specific sources—poultry fat, animal fat, vegetable oil
- Artificial preservatives—BHA & BHT
Pet Food FAQs
- How do I transition my pets over to a new food without upsetting their stomachs?
- My pet has a special dietary restriction. Do you offer anything for that?
- Isn’t it best for my dog to stay on the same food?
- Is raw food really safe?
- Isn’t dry food good for my pet’s teeth?
- Doesn’t natural food cost a lot more?
More Resources & Education
- Dog Food Advisor
- The Best & Worst Foods For Your Pets, by Dr. Karen Becker
- Foods to Avoid or Restrict
- How to Store & Serve Raw Food
- Transitioning Over to a Raw Food
- Diet and Health Info for Man’s Best Friend
Stop in to talk to our pet nutrition experts about your pet’s dietary needs, and let us offer recommendations for a great, nutritious food to enhance your pets health.