The Honest KitchenA meal made with love nourishes the mind and body. Lucy Postins had been feeding her Rhodesian Ridgeback a homemade raw diet. She was amazed at the results. His skin and coat looked incredible and his ear infections cleared up, but feeding a raw diet can be time consuming and messy.
- John Sanders
- Tags: Dehydrated
Fromm Family FoodsWe like family. Fromm® Family Foods is a fifth-generation family-owned and operated pet food company based in Wisconsin. Since 1904, the family has maintained a tradition of quiet innovation dedicated to the health and nutrition of animals. In the 1930s, they developed the first canine distemper vaccine. By 1949, they had introduced the concept of premium pet food to the world by pioneering the process of cooking meat and grain together to create the dry kibble food that is so popular today.
Red PawThe first Redpaw food was created by Redpaw's founder to feed his own team of sled dogs. By testing his formulas in his active, hard-working sled dogs under the extreme conditions of the sport, he was able to identify and correct small deficiencies in his dogs' diet. His food formula thereby increased his dogs' efficiency, performance and overall fitness. Fellow mushers quickly took note and the food was soon in high demand in the sled dog mushing industry. Redpaw quickly grew into a full-fledged business selling its first line of foods, PowerEdge. (which is the line we carry here at Hollywood Feed!) Redpaw is based in Franklin, Wisconsin (a southern suburb of Milwaukee) and is proud to be 100% made and packaged in the USA.
- John Sanders
- Tags: Dry
Lotus Natural Food for Pets
Lotus is an incredibly unique pet food. It is holistic, full of fresh meats and veggies, but the most special thing about this diet is that it is baked, rather than extruded like all the other dog foods we carry. You may even notice little grill lines on the kibbles from the oven! Baking is not only a unique way to cook diets, but it also has some interesting benefits. Because they bake the dog and cat foods, Lotus able to use up to twice as much fresh meat as extruded pet foods. Then there’s better palatability – in one third-party study, Lotus Wholesome Duck Recipe fed 1½ times better as a first choice against the leading specialty dry duck formulas for dogs. And they do it all without any added flavors or sprayed on fats (Feel the difference – Lotus is not greasy like most extruded foods). Oven-baked Lotus retains 100% of its vitamins after cooking. Extruded dog and cat foods typically lose an average of 40% of their vitamins during the extrusion process. This means that all of Lotus’ fresh fruits and vegetables still provide all of those wonderful antioxidants to keep your best friend’s cells healthy. Lotus even retained 100% of its proteins compared to extruded foods that typically lose 20% during drying the drying process.
Slow oven-baking takes about 3 times as long, but we think all the benefits are definitely worth it.
Answers Pet Food
When the pet food company Jacqueline Hill worked for was purchased by and investment firm, she began to see things start to change. They began to use high-pressure pasteurization and asked her to teach information that she couldn’t support. She decided she couldn’t be a part of a company that no longer shared her same beliefs in animal nutrition and set out to start her own pet food business. She approached her son, an accounting and economics major, to help her get the business off the ground. Together with Jacqueline’s sister, who has a master’s degree in nutrition and food science, and a few other key family members, Answers Raw Pet Foods was born.
- John Sanders
- Tags: Raw/Frozen