Pet Food FAQs
Slowly switching to a new food is the safest bet to avoid digestive upset. We suggest making the transition occur over the course of a week or two. Start off by feeding 25% of the new food and 75% of the current food for 2–3 days. Then gradually increase the new food to 50% of your pet’s daily intake, and decreasing the current food to 50% for another 2–3 days. If that’s going well, bump up the new food to 75% and the old food to 25% for another 2–3 days, until you can feed your pet 100% of the new food.
You can always add a little “insurance” when food switching by grabbing some pumpkin puree—available at all Loyal Biscuit locations—which is great for easing tummy troubles and helping with food transitions.
We sure do! We offer foods and supplements for pets with even the most extreme food allergies and other health issues. If your pet is on a special diet, we’re happy to talk with you about their specific requirements and do our best to provide you with some healthy, natural alternatives to meet their needs.
We’ve been told that for years, but our pets actually thrive when given an array of foods—variety is the spice of life, after all! Our pets aren’t really designed to eat the same thing every single day, so we recommend rotating their food on a routine basis—that can be daily, monthly, or every few months—whatever works best for you! By switching up what you feed them, you actually help to strengthen their digestive system, broaden their nutritional intake, and help prevent the development of food allergies.
Yes! We believe that a raw diet is one of the best things you can feed your dog or cat. They are the most biologically appropriate diets, and most pets thrive on a raw diet. Dogs and cats have short and highly acidic digestive systems, allowing them to digest raw foods safely and quickly. On top of that, the raw foods we carry all have very high standards and strict safety procedures in place to ensure your pet is getting a food that’s completely pathogen-free.
This is a really, really common misconception, but unfortunately dry kibble doesn’t do much to keep your pet’s teeth clean. We like to compare it to you replacing your oral care routine with eating a handful of pretzels. Sure, it’s yummy, and while it might technically scrape some plaque off, it’s not a suitable substitute for your daily tooth brushings.
A much more effective way to keep their teeth sparkly white is to provide raw meaty bones for your dog or cat to chew on. The bones work to scrape away plaque while the remaining muscle tissue provides a flossing action. Check out our freezers for a selection of bones to suit pets of all sizes! Other great options are regular brushings, or by using the Tropiclean Fresh Breath system of gels, foams, or minty-fresh water additives.
Not necessarily! We actually have some foods that are cheaper then brands we have found at big box stores or the grocery store! Plus, if you feed a food that has more nutrients, you can often feed up to 40% less food than one with a lot of junky fillers, making bag of food last you a lot longer.
With the added benefit of our Loyal Biscuit Co. Rewards programs for our customers, you can save even more!
More Resources & Education
How do I transition my pets over to a new food without upsetting their stomachs?
The Best & Worst Foods For Your Pets, by Dr. Karen Becker
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.
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