Frequently Asked Questions
What is single-source protein?
This means that your dog will enjoy a steady diet that provides high protein from one source. Nature’s Gourmet™ offers three savory food options for your dog: Chicken, Lamb and Fish. Simply choose the option your dog likes best.
Why does Nature’s Gourmet™ include fruits and vegetables?
Your domestic dog shares 98.8% of their DNA with the grey wolf and, like the wolf, your dog will supplement their primarily protein diet with grasses, fruits and vegetables when available. Nature’s Gourmet™ provides these supplemental ingredients that your dog craves, along with a flavorful choice of Chicken, Lamb or Fish.
Why is pumpkin such a good diet formula ingredient?
Pumpkin is a superfood that naturally aids in digestion and provides our canine friends with a longer sense of fullness and satisfaction between meals. It is a soluble fiber that absorbs water from the disgestive tract, forming a gel-like substance that helps to slow down digestion. Feeding a diet that contain pumpkin will help keep your dog’s digestive tract happy and healthy.
What other good things does Nature’s Gourmet™ contain?
In addition to the rich protein and fruits & vegetables, our product also contains vitamins. Specifically, vitamin E which is essential for your dog's muscles and circulatory system, and vitamin D3 which is vital in regulating the calcium and phosphorous balance in your dog's body. Lastly, Nature’s Gourmet™ includes an excellent B12 supplement to ensure that your dog does not develop Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI). This is a lack of B12 in the dog’s body that can impair an animal’s ability to digest and absorb the nutrients available in food.
What is the shelf life of Nature’s Gourmet™?
Our products have a shelf life of 12 – 15 months from the date of manufacture. After that date, we recommend that the product be disposed of because the nutritional integrity of the product may be affected.
Can all dog breeds eat Nature’s Gourmet™?
Yes. Our dry food is formulated to provide a quality, balanced diet for all dog breeds.
What if I’m concerned about switching pet foods; is there a process?
Before you introduce your dog to Nature’s Gourmet™, make sure you can carefully monitor your dog’s food during the switch. We recommend that you start with 75% of your current food and add 25% Nature’s Gourmet™. Over the next 7 – 10 days, you can gradually transition your dog to Nature’s Gourmet™ until your dog has switched over completely.
You should always be careful when switching your dog’s food. Some dogs handle the transition easily, but others can be very sensitive to a new diet. Digestive issues can develop during the transition, as well as changes in your dog’s stool consistency. They should be temporary issues as your dog’s system slowly becomes used to the new food.
Where is Nature’s Gourmet™ manufactured?
All of our food is manufactured in the U.S.A.
Does Nature’s Gourmet™ offer wet food or treats?
Not at this time. However, we plan to grow our line soon. Watch our website for new product announcements!