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Any questions? Below you’ll find more detailed information about Nature’s Recipe® and how it can help your cat thrive every day.

QUESTIONS ABOUT NATURE'S RECIPE®
Why should I feed my dog a natural food like Nature’s Recipe®?
Does Nature’s Recipe® pet food have a history?
What makes Nature’s Recipe® dog food special?

QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR INGREDIENTS
What do you mean by “fillers”?
What kinds of preservatives are used in Nature’s Recipe®dog foods?
Why do you use “meal” in your recipes?
Why does Nature’s Recipe® dog food use unusual ingredients such as venison?
Are the ingredients in Nature’s Recipe® products organic?
Where are your pet products made?

QUESTIONS ABOUT FEEDING
What is the best way to introduce a new food to my pet?
When should I switch my puppy from puppy food to adult food?
How should I make the switch to an adult food?

QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR VEGETARIAN RECIPES
Can dogs be vegetarian?
Is the Healthy Skin Vegetarian Recipe for dogs nutritionally balanced for long-term use in a dog of any age?
QUESTIONS ABOUT NATURE'S RECIPE®
Why should I feed my dog a natural food like Nature’s Recipe®?

Nature’s Recipe® dog food uses wholesome and natural ingredients with added vitamins and nutrients. We avoid fillers like corn and wheat; every ingredient has a specific nutritional or functional benefit.

Does Nature’s Recipe® dog food have a history?

Our entire history is based on innovation. Over thirty years ago, the Nature’s Recipe® brand developed innovative diets to address the special needs of pets through wholesome, dietary solutions.

  • We created lamb and rice dog kibble
  • We created vegetarian diets for dogs
  • We created diets for specific dog breed groups
What makes Nature’s Recipe® dog food special?

Unlike many other premium dog foods, Nature’s Recipe® dry dog food never uses any fillers. We use highly digestible ingredients—protein sources like fish and chicken, carbohydrate sources like barley and rice—plus the ideal combination of vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients. And we never use artificial preservatives, flavors or colors.

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QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR INGREDIENTS
What do you mean by “fillers”?

A filler is any ingredient present in a recipe without a specific nutritional or functional benefit. Unlike many other premium dog foods, Nature’s Recipe® avoids fillers like corn that might not agree with your dog. Every ingredient we use has a specific nutritional or functional benefit.

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What kinds of preservatives are used in Nature’s Recipe® dog foods?

Nature’s Recipe® dry and canned dog foods do not contain any chemical preservatives, such as ethoxyquin, BHA or BHT. We use only natural preservatives.

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Why do you use “meal” in your recipes?

Animal meals have significantly higher protein content than wet animal tissues. For example, deboned lamb meat contains about 12% protein while lamb meal contains about 56% protein.

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Why does Nature’s Recipe® dog food use unusual ingredients such as venison?

Many dogs can develop food intolerances to common protein sources.

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Are the ingredients in Nature’s Recipe® products organic?

While the ingredients in Nature’s Recipe® are not certified as organic, it is our commitment to bring your pet only safe, high-quality natural ingredients with added vitamins, minerals and nutrients in every product.

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Where are your pet products made?

The majority of Nature’s Recipe® pet food products are made in the United States, primarily from United States ingredients. As a matter of fact, only our wet cat food varieties, and our Grain Free and Farm Stand Selects® canned dog food varieties are produced outside of the United States.

Federal regulations require a product to list the country of origin if it has been produced outside of the United States or one of its territories. So if one of our products does not specifically state the country of origin, then you know it was produced in the United States or a United States territory. Regardless of the country of origin, strict United States quality and operations standards apply to all Nature’s Recipe® pet food products.

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QUESTIONS ABOUT FEEDING
What is the best way to introduce a new food to my pet?

Your pet may need some time to adjust when switching to a new food. Try mixing a small amount of Nature’s Recipe® dog food with your pet’s usual food and increasing the amount over several days. A sudden change in any food source may be a shock to your pet’s digestive system. If you notice loose stool, reduce the amount being fed until your pet adjusts.

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When should I switch my puppy from puppy food to adult food?

Some breeds reach the adult stage before others. Small breed puppies can be switched to an adult food between 8-12 months of age, medium breeds at 12-15 months of age, and large breeds at 15-18 months of age

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How should I make the switch to an adult food?

Once your puppy is of age for a diet change, gradually begin changing his diet by feeding ¼ adult food and ¾ puppy food for a few days. Then add ½ adult food and ½ puppy food. After a few more days, feed ¾ adult food and ¼ puppy food. Then, you can feed straight adult food.

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QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR VEGETARIAN RECIPES
Can dogs be vegetarian?

Yes, dogs belong to the order carnivora but are true omnivores. This means that they can live healthily with or without meat. Nature’s Recipe® Healthy Skin Vegetarian Recipes, dry and canned, are fortified to provide 100% complete nutrition for adult dogs.

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Is the Healthy Skin Vegetarian Recipe for dogs nutritionally balanced for long-term use in a dog of any age?

Our Healthy Skin Vegetarian Recipe dry and canned dog foods each offer a complete diet that is good for dogs, and don’t contain meat. Both are 100% completely balanced and can be fed to all adult dogs (unless pregnant or nursing), even as they become seniors. If your young dog is still a puppy, or less than 1 year of age, he should be on a puppy formula.

Our Healthy Skin Vegetarian Recipe dog foods were created to give adult dogs a diet free of animal protein ingredients that may cause problems in dietary-sensitive dogs. These recipes provide the same 10 essential amino acids found in diets with meat as the primary protein source. The products require no additional supplementation and meet the same standards as meat-based foods.

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