Top 10 Reasons To Choose Flint River Ranch
Do you have a pet or pets that you truly care about? So do we — that’s why we started this business and that’s why we’ve made it our mission to provide your pets with the healthiest possible premium foods made with only the finest all natural, human-grade ingredients.
Unfortunately, many commercial pet food manufacturers fail to share our goal, putting more effort into misleading marketing and shaving expenses at the cost of quality. That’s why it’s so important to educate yourself on exactly what your pets are eating and what goes into your pet’s food.
Not all premium pet foods are created equal. We truly believe our Flint River Ranch wellness formulas for dogs and cats stand far above the competition, but rather than overload you with all the research and reasons for why you should be feeding your animal companions Flint River Ranch, we’ve condensed the information into the top ten key points why you should switch to Flint River Ranch healthy pet foods. Give your pets a taste delight that will keep them healthy, energetic and full of appreciation for their wonderful owner.
Number 10. No Animal By-Products. Ever.
Animal byproducts are ground, rendered, and cleaned slaughtered meat carcass parts such as necks, feet, undeveloped eggs, bones, heads, feathers, and intestines — yes, by-products are as gross and disgusting as they sound. In many cases, byproduct meals are derived from “4-D” meat sources — defined as food animals that have been rejected for human consumption because they were presented to the meat packing plant as “Dead, Dying, Diseased or Disabled.”
Animal byproducts are commonly found in the majority of lower-grade pet foods and treats, and even many of the larger name brands that market themselves as “premium pet foods,” including Science Diet, Purina (both Purina One and Purina Pro Plan), and Iams / Eukanuba. All Flint River Ranch premium pet foods and pet treats are guaranteed free of animal byproducts and rendered animal meat.
Flint River Ranch also does not test any of its pet foods or pet products on laboratory animals. Unlike some of the larger pet food manufacturers (Iams, Eukanuba, Science Diet, Purina, etc.), no animals are destroyed or are involved in any type of medical surgery or physical invasion during palatability (taste) testing and evaluation procedures.
Flint River Ranch is proud to be included on PETA’s “Companies That Don’t Test on Animals” list as a pet food manufacturer that “makes top-quality food for dogs and cats without harming animals in laboratories.” PETA encourages consumers to drive animal abusers out of business by buying only from companies like Flint River Ranch.
Number 9. Delivered Fresh To Your Door.
Convenience is paramount at Flint River Ranch, which is why our pet foods and products are delivered to your door via UPS at no additional charge, which means no need for special trips to the pet store several times a month. Plus, Flint River foods are packaged in easy-to-manage bags of no more than 20 pounds, enabling easy storage and feeding of our pet formulas, and also making it possible to order large quantities at lower prices without the need to carry heavy bags to and from a pet store.
You can even take advantage of our unique and extremely flexible Auto Shipment scheduled delivery option to ensure your supply of Flint River Ranch never runs low.
Number 8. Oven Baked For A Healthier Taste Delight.
The Flint River Ranch oven-baking process involves “twice-baking” for uniformity of product before being broken into bite-size pieces. This process takes more time and is more expensive, but the good taste (palatability) and smell of the food and optimal digestibility are baked-in, not sprayed on. This process also results in better nutrition, more usable energy for your dogs and cats, and higher digestibility.
Most commercial pet food brands, on the other hand, spray their pet foods with a combination of liver, fats, and sugar to encourage the pet to eat the food. The artificial additives add little more than a greasy feel and texture to the food and an artificial taste sensation for your dogs that’s generally lacking in terms of nutrients and efficient digestibility.
The essential minerals in Flint River Ranch pet food formulas are also chelated for faster absorption into your pet’s system. By being absorbed more quickly and more easily from your pet’s digestive tract than non-chelated minerals, chelated minerals make more efficient use of minerals and allow your dog or cat to receive the full benefits of every essential mineral for ideal nutritional health.
Number 7. Freshness and Quality Guaranteed — No Recalls Ever.
Unlike many pet food brands, Flint River Ranch pet foods and treats are never “warehoused” or left for weeks (or months) to sit on a pet store shelf — they are delivered to our distribution centers and prepped for shipping within two days of manufacture. This guarantees that the freshest and healthiest possible product arrives at your door in the shortest period of time.
Flint River Ranch also uses only the finest human-grade meat and grain sources for the highest quality pet foods possible. For example, Flint River purchases its grain sources from major commercial human foods suppliers like General Mills and then Pillsbury Company and has the grains tested and certified at the time of purchase and then retested by specialized labs to ensure the highest possible quality and to prevent the possibility of toxic molds being introduced into the pet foods.
While pet food formula ingredient labels will list at least one variety of whole grain or processed grain, what the labels don’t list is the source and quality of the grains and other ingredients. Grain is often cheaper when purchased from smaller or less reputable operations, but the risk of toxic mold is greater.
Concern over toxins like aflatoxin in the 2006 Diamond Pet Food Recall, vomitoxin in the Nature’s Recipe recall in the mid 90’s, and melamine (a chemical used to make plastics) in the 2007 Menu Foods Pet Food Recall is just one of the many reasons Flint River Ranch goes the extra mile — and spends the extra time and money — to ensure the safety and quality of all ingredients used in its foods. No Flint River Ranch formula has ever been involved in a pet food recall and we strive to ensure that will never change.
Number 6. No Artificial Colors Or Dyes.
Coloring agents are often added to pet foods to modify the appearance of highly processed foods, providing an artificial “rich and meaty” look in an attempt to make the food appear more appealing to pet owners. Even pet brands that market themselves as healthy and holistic are often guilty of using artificial colors, including Purina Beneful.
Number 5. No Artificial Chemical Preservatives.
BHA, BHT, and Ethoxyquin are chemical antioxidants designed to extend the shelf life and reduce fat spoilage (rancidity) of pet foods and pet treats. Chemical additives and artificial preservatives such as BHA, BHT, and ethoxyquin are used in numerous pet food brands — including both “premium-grade” brands like Science Diet and Eukanuba as well as lower grade brands like Alpo and Pedigree — to replace vitamin E, which is removed during oil processing.
These artificial additives have significant health risks associated with them. BHA and BHT may cause allergic reactions and adversely affect liver and kidney functions, and ethoxyquin has been found to promote kidney carcinogenesis and significantly increase the incidence of stomach tumors and enhanced bladder carcinogesis. The average dog (44 lbs) can consume 26 lbs of preservatives a year!
All Flint River Ranch pet foods and treats are guaranteed free of BHA, BHT, and Ethoxyquin. Flint River Ranch uses tocopherols, a natural antioxidant and Vitamin E source, to slow the oxidation process of fats and oils to ensure its premium pet food products remain fresh as in their initial state.
Number 4. Cheaper To Use Than The Competition.
Because Flint River Ranch premium pet foods are nutrient-dense with no wasted fillers, pets need 20%-25% less than comparable pet foods in order to maintain their ideal weight. This results in Flint River foods being cheaper to feed than competing pet food brands that initially appear to cost less. Plus, healthy nutrition can also mean fewer veterinary bills.
Flint River Ranch also runs a streamlined operation focused on delivering the freshest, highest-quality food as quickly as possible to its customers. And unlike the pet industry goliaths, Flint River Ranch doesn’t spend a fortune on marketing and advertising, allowing us to use more expensive but higher quality ingredients without having to charge our customers more.
Number 3. Let Your Pet Tell You.
We’re such strong believers in Flint River Ranch premium pet foods that we encourage you to give your best friend(s) the Flint River Ranch Taste Test — let your dogs or cats show you which food they truly prefer. Then, when they tell you Flint River Ranch is their pick, take comfort in knowing you’ll be feeding them the absolute best in nutrition and taste and, through Flint River Ranch, at the best possible price.
Number 2. No Risk Guarantee.
We guarantee that within 30 days your pet(s) will show more enthusiasm for eating, have a higher energy level, sport a glossier coat and softer hair, enjoy a reduction in “hot spots” and itching from dry skin and other skin allergies, and produce decreased stool volume with less clean-up.
If you’re less than completely satisfied with Flint River Ranch foods or products, we’ll provide a full refund (less return shipping and handling charges).
Number 1. Better Pet Food Because We Care.
Flint River Ranch has been scientifically formulated for your pet’s optimal appearance and health. We don’t cut corners or costs when it comes to quality because your pet’s vitality and appearance are just as important to us as they are to you. That’s why we started this business and that’s why Flint River Ranch produces optimal results for your pet’s appearance (healthy skin, coat, teeth, and eyes), energy level, bone and joint health, immune system vitality, and digestive health — guaranteed.
You don’t have to take our word for it, though — hear what our customers have to say about Flint River Ranch.