The Great Canadian Pet Food Company is commited to making pet food with exceptional levels of quality control and freshness.
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FRESHNESS
We keep our ingredients fresh by accessing only local suppliers (except lamb meal) and insuring we do not buy large volumes. 
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EASY TO FEED
Our products are dry and easily stored. The Premium 26-15 kibble is smaller, making it easier for puppies to digest.
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PALATABLE
Minimal warehousing of both ingredients and finished product enhances palatability. Pets love it!
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NO ARTIFICIAL INGREDIENTS
We use only natural flavouring agents, no artificial colouring or preservatives.  It's complete and balanced nutrition.  Nothing more and nothing less. 
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EXCELLENT VALUE
Our goal is outstanding nutrition, no 'bells or whistles', no ingredient manipulation, fresh product and equally important is our approach to give excellent value.  We formulate based on what is best for your pet and not what the marketing department thinks looks good on a label.

Submit a testimonial and we will thank you with a free bag of pet food.  Go to the contact page and please email us.


January 30   YOU ASKED...
"Why we use vit K menodione in our pet foods?"

Several forms of vitamin K2 are approved for human foods and supplements, but only the K3 forms are FDA/CFIA approved for animal supplements and foods.  For dogs, cats, and most livestock species, K3 is conditionally essential, meaning that most of the time when there is a healthy population of desirable bacteria in the intestinal tract, the bacteria will likely produce adequate amounts of vitamin K to meet the animal’s requirements for blood clotting factors.  We don’t always have the good fortune of feeding healthy animals, sometimes we have dogs and cats that have vomiting, diarrhea, antibiotic treatment and intestinal upsets that disturb the normal population balance of bacteria in the gut, which then results in inadequate amounts of vitamin K available to the animal.  Some ingredients, such as fish meal at a relatively high level, will interfere with vitamin K synthesis by the bacteria and also appears to reduce vitamin K absorption in the intestinal tract, so supplemental vitamin K is required.  Vitamin K3 is added at 2-4 parts per million as a low cost insurance for those infrequent occasions when digestive upsets do not allow the intestinal bacteria to produce enough Vitamin K to meet the animal’s needs.

Another argument sometimes appears and that is that the K3 form is also used in some rodent poisons at levels more than 1000X the levels normally supplemented in animal feeds.  All nutrients will create toxicity when fed at 1000X or more of the normal use rates.

Some folks have argued that we should be using the K2 form (approved for humans) in our animal food, but no form of K2 is government approved for use in animals in the US and Canada.  The primary reason is most likely that no company has sponsored research to demonstrate effectiveness and safety – sometimes there is not enough margin in some vitamins to support costly research with little chance of recovering the research costs.


99.6% of all ingredients in our top selling dog food are accessed within 100 km of our manufacturing facility in Moorefield, Ontario. 

 
 
 
 

 

   

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