Flint River Ranch foods for dogs, and cats, originated in 1993, when a fellow named Jim Flint decided to make it his mission to provide the finest cat and dog foods that would not only contribute to your pet’s health, but actually reduce the daily feeding cost.
Flint River Ranch – How it Started …
Jim set up a family owned company, Flint River Ranch, for this purpose, and set to work. In consultation with nutritionists (most important), as well as veterinarians, manufacturers and suppliers, the highly nutritious, palatable and top quality Flint River Ranch products were developed.
There are two main aspects of commercial pet foods that are highly undesirable, at best, and slowly killing our pets, at worst. Broadly speaking, both the ingredients and the cooking process of commercial pet foods are completely inadequate for our pets’ nutritional needs.
Flint River Ranch
– How It’s Cooked …
First, in relation to the cooking – conventional dry pet foods are extruded, which involves cooking the food at extremely high temperatures for a short period of time. This has the effect of overcooking the outside of the kibble bits, trapping water inside, and often leaving the inside undercooked. This manner of cooking makes the resulting kibble difficult to digest, and can also result in bloating problems in some animals.
Combine this inappropriate cooking method with the substandard cat and dog food ingredients used in commercial foods, including excessive grains, animal byproducts, and chemical preservatives, and you have a cocktail that in the long term causes all sorts of degenerative illnesses in our pets, and yes, contributes to our pets dying at younger and younger ages.
Flint River Ranch pet foods addresses both of these issues.
Flint River Ranch Uses Human Grade Food …
Flint River Ranch foods use only human grade foods with a high proportion of protein – human grade lamb, chicken, fish, eggs and so so – and a low proportion of grains, together with added herbs, fruit and vegetables. This makes the nutritional value of this natural dogÂ food highly concentrated when compared to commercial pet foods – so your cat or dog actually needs to eat smaller portions.
No animals byproducts or chemical preservatives of any kind are added to Flint River Ranch products. And no corn is used, which causes allergies in some animals and is particularly difficult to digest.
And to retain the nutritional value of the food, Flint River Ranch foods are oven baked – never extruded – and not only that, they’re baked twice. Why twice? The twice baking process ensures that the end product is easier to digest for your pet so the nutrients can be rapidly absorbed and used immediately for energy and muscle building. Baking the food twice converts starches (which are difficult for your pet to digest) into easily absorbed dextrins, which are soluble, and so much easier to digest.
Flint River Ranch foods offer a number of different options to suit all cats and dogs. For example, the dog foods, include foods suitable for all dogs, food more suited to puppies, specific older dog food formulations, a “dry water” formula – little like a canned pet food in texture, but without the unhealthy high temperature cooking of canned food – and even a “fish and chips” formulation – okay, so it’s trout and potatoes, and dogs love it!
– and ensure that your dog lives a longer, healthier life!