How do we select the specific brands that we carry in store at Pet Nutrition Center? Excellent question! We are so glad you asked.
Shockingly, the traditional pet food industry incorporates ingredients that most people would find appalling and unacceptable if they knew about them. These often include questionable protein sources and cereal industry rejects which provide little nutritional value, and may be ethically unacceptable. Which often include slaughterhouse waste; disabled, diseased, dying, or dead animals; road kill; euthanized pets; dead zoo animals; restaurant grease; cereal rejects such as cobs, stalk, and mill sweepings; contaminated grain middlings; and/or distiller fermentation waste
At PNC, we believe that providing the best quality foods for our pets means serving only biologically appropriate diets, ensuring that all of the necessary nutritional vitamins, minerals, and enzymes are met. It also means that we reject low-quality ingredients, and instead, we only carry products which meet our high quality standards, including…
Ethically-sourced proteins; No rendered animal or meat by-product meals; Only high-quality, traceable protein sources, including healthy muscle meat, bone, and organ meat; High-quality protein as the first ingredient – no cheap grains or vegetable substitutes.
We also prefer companies that value the planet as much as (if not more than) their profits, which means that many of the brands we carry offer sustainable, locally-sourced ingredients, produced without toxic pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics, or synthetic preservatives.
Check out some of our preferred brands below, and be sure to visit us in-store with any questions you may have. Our knowledgeable staff is always eager to help.