We Are Picky About Our Pet Food
Most of the dog food and cat food brands that you’ll find at our store are not sold in grocery or big-box stores. We take pride in offering you the best pet foods available throughout North America. We offer a wide range of unique and wholesome pet food and supplements to provide optimum nutrition. An optimum diet can improve your pet’s joint health, digestion, allergies, oral care and stress.
Helping You Choose The Best Food For Your Pet
Our team of pet specialists can help you find the pet food, product and brand that is right for your pet. Learn more about some of the great brands we carry:
The mission of Royal Canin has always been Health Nutrition for dogs and cats. It is characterized by a precise balance between about 50 nutrients (proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, amino acids, fatty acids, mineral salts, vitamins and trace elements). Read more.
Made from Canada’s best and freshest ingredients exclusively in Acana Pet Foods award-winning kitchens in Alberta, Canada – ACANA is guaranteed to keep your dog or cat happy, healthy and strong. Read more.
Orijen’s Biologically Appropriate™ philosophy represents a new class of foods designed to nourish dogs and cats in keeping with their evolutionary adaptation to fresh meat and protein-rich diets. Read more.
Fromm Dog Food is a concentrated, balanced blend of foods that result in easier digestion, fewer allergic reactions, and increased energy for your dog or cat. Read more.
Wellness Dog and Cat Foods are formulated with wholesome and natural ingredients plus a boost of super nutrients including antioxidants, omega fatty acids, prebiotics and probiotics. Read more.
Feeding Your Pet
Global Pet Foods believes that every dog has its own unique individual nutrient needs, metabolism, and preferences. That is one of the reasons our pet food products offers you, the pet parent, so many choices. All of the pet food products are guaranteed to supply your pet with all of the nutrients they require using a balanced approach. We believe that a balanced approach produces more benefits over a longer period of time.
How much food should I be feeding?
Age, breed, weight, activity level, and other factors have an effect on the amount of pet food required. These factors influence how much feed is actually required to supply your pet with the nutrients needed. For these reasons, the exact amount of food required is not and will never be an exact science. For example, two to four times more food may be required for puppies, gestating, or nursing dogs. Any feeding recommendations on any bag are simply guidelines. They provide for you a good place to start but the proper amount you should feed depends upon adjustments you make by evaluating the pets overall performance based on the amount of pet food given and consumed. If the dog or cat is getting thin, naturally more feed is needed. If the dog or cat is getting overweight, then feed less. You will find a happy median. Remember, it is not an exact science. Things are always changing. That is why we will do everything possible to help you understand your pet. We truly believe that you as the pet parent have the greatest influence over the total well being of your pet.!
How many times a day should I feed my dog?
Normally active adult dogs or cats will benefit from being fed twice a day. Twice a day means the total amount required, divided into two feedings. Feeding times should be 6-8 hours apart and should be at the same times every day to help establish a consistent potty schedule. But again this varies. Some dogs and cats can be fed only once per day and some do well eating just the right amount if the bowl is full in the morning and they can eat many times a day. The feeding of a pet is not written in stone. Work with your pet and they will show you what is best.
Do I need to transition my dog or cat if I switch from one brand to another?
Yes! The gastrointestinal system of the dog does have its own unique environment. Switching foods too quickly can upset that environment usually resulting in problems. We recommend that you begin switching foods slowly by mixing a small portion of the new food with a portion of the old food. Evaluate your pets performance and stool for at least 3 days. If all is going well, then proceed to mix a larger portion of the new with the same amount of old. Again evaluate for 3 days. Continue this process until you are fully switched over to the new food. It is not unusual to have to go back a step while waiting for the system to adjust. When this happens, go back to the last mixture of old and new that worked, and continue it for a longer period of time.
Some other helpful tips:
The same food safety procedures used for yourself and your family should also be used for your pets. Keep feeding dishes and water bowls clean at all times. Remove any old food before feeding fresh food. Water should be clean, clear and have no smell. If anything does not look or smell right do not feed it. ( If you do not feel comfortable drinking from your tap water source we suggest you do not feed it to your dog either)
Drinking water needs to be fresh. For dogs allowed to roam, make sure the water they drink from is safe. Remember farmers and pond owners often use chemicals for various purposes. Make sure you prevent your dog from drinking from waters that are affected by these chemicals.
Avoid feeding or treating with table scraps.
Avoid overfeeding. Obesity causes many problems.
When experiencing feeding issues it is best to not only evaluate the base diet but to also evaluate the treats, snacks, or any other food your dog receives. We recommend that when experiencing a problem it is wise to eliminate treats, snacks, and all other additional sources of food from the diet first and see if this corrects the problem.
If you transfer your pet foods to a container for storage make sure the container is clean, dry and free of debris. We recommend you regularly clean the container to help insure proper pet food storage conditions. These precautions also apply to other utensils that may come into contact with the pet food (scoop, spoons etc.)