Healthy Pet Food 101

Healthy Pet Food 101

Food for Fido!

We often ask ourselves what we should feed our dogs & cats. Well, it’s pretty basic. Dogs and cats are carnivores therefore enjoy meat products like chicken, beef, turkey, pork, lamb, fish and many more. They may also enjoy minimal amounts of fruits (apples, oranges, bananas, watermelon) and vegetables (carrots, green beans, cucumbers) and for upset stomachs boiled chicken with white rice can do the trick!

Hungry Pup!

Giving the right amount of food for your precious puppy is very important. At your first vet visit, they will discuss a diet for your dog specifically. Every dog is individually evaluated and given the appropriate amount of food for the breed, level of activity and size.  Food packages have directions on the back to show the average amount of food to be given, so you may use this as a guideline. Also, please be aware that a lot of brands have artificial food dyes to make it look attractive for us humans to purchase, however, they are unnecessary for your pet.  Another very important point to remember is that when you are changing your pet’s diet; gradually change over with the old and new food. For example, give 25% of the new food, then 50%, 75% and finally 100%. This will avoid upset stomachs.

Foods to Avoid!

We’ve all heard that chocolate is bad for our animals and this is true, however, there are many more out there you should know about!  Some foods included in this are avocados, onions, garlic, caffeine, grapes/raisins, fat trimmings and bones, raw meat/fish, salt/sugar & alcohol. Of course there are more but these are some of the most common. Be careful with table scraps as well, this can hurt your pet by gaining unwanted weight!

Featured Pet Food | Fromm Four-Star

Since 1904, The Fromm Family has maintained a tradition of  innovation dedicated to the health and nutrition of animals. In the 1930’s, The Fromm Family introduced the first canine distemper vaccine. In 1949, we introduced the concept of premium pet food to the public. As the country’s first and oldest premium pet food company, this Wisconsin based family owned and operated company has earned the reputation as an industry leader, producing only the highest grade pet foods with the finest natural ingredients.

Fromm Four-Star offers your dog the variety they deserve. We’ve designed our entire line to compliment one another allowing you to switch between and combine recipes. Your dog’s dining experience will never be the same again.

Interchangeable Recipes

Because each recipe has a similar blend of fresh fruit and vegetables, it is encouraged to switch between Four-Star varieties as often as you would like. You can even mix recipes for a meal that is totally unique!

Premium Ingredients

Each recipe starts with only the choicest meat or fish. An unmatched combination of fresh produce is then added, including sweet potatoes, broccoli, alfalfa sprouts, carrots, apples, blueberries, and cranberries.

How fresh is Fromm fresh?

Production is scheduled around the delivery of our fresh ingredients. If Alaskan wild-salmon is to be delivered to Fromm plant on a Monday morning, it will be used that morning to produce salmon-based products like Surf & Turf.

Minimal processing

In lieu of baking, which can damage nutrients with high temperatures; Fromm uses a low-temperature, high-moisture extrusion process that assures that all starch is thoroughly cooked, and that no damage occurs to the proteins.

Safety is paramount

Fromm Four-Star recipes contain only USDA-inspected ingredients. All of the dry recipes are prepared at their own USDA-inspected plant in Wisconsin. Every delivery of raw ingredients is thoroughly inspected by a team of quality control experts.

From Fromm family to yours

Each recipe is prepared in small batches at Fromm’s own family run plant in Wisconsin. Every aspect of production is overseen from start to finish ensuring each step measures up to the Four-Star standards.

All Life Stages

Fromm Four-Star is complete and balanced for dogs of all life stages. Puppies, adults, seniors, you name it. Just adjust feeding as necessary.

What’s missing?

The recipes are wheat free, corn free, and by-product free.
All of the meat and fish are free of any hormones or medications.
None of the products contain any artificial or industrial preservatives.

*Emi Pet carries delicious grain-free dog food products from the best farms. We are proud to provide the finest pet food brand, Orijen, coming from Canada’s freshest ingredients. We also have Fromm Four-Star pet food available in our Boutique. Stop by our Grand Salon located at 5316 N. Hamilton Rd, Columbus, OH to get a free Fromm sample for your precious pup!