THE FINICKY CAT
MIND + BODY
I confess. I am in a steady relationship with a couple of faceless pet food and treat companies. And I couldn’t be happier. Like many of you, I am a conscientious list-of-ingredients reader and investiga- tor of where the food ending up in the bowl for my orange tabby, Casey, is made.
It must contain a few but vital and recognizable ingredients (protein topping the list).
It must be manufactured in the
United States. And, the company
leaders must be willing to offer solid
discount coupons on occasion and
demonstrate their philanthropic side
by occasionally staging events or
campaigns that benefit animal shel-
ters or nonprofit pet rescue groups.
But I also crave convenience, which
is why I now order Casey’s canned
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Reputable pet food companies do want to
hear from you and win your loyalty. To contact
a company, look for the company’s website
and customer care toll-free phone number on
the product packaging. Many companies have
created templates on their websites for you to
post questions or speak with a nutrition expert.
Common questions to ask: Do you offer a loyalty reward program? Where is your food sourced
and manufactured? Do you offer free shipping?
Where can I purchase your product locally?
Finally, if you wish to learn about the latest
in pet nutrition trends or be eligible for contests and discounts, consider signing up for a
company’s pet food e-newsletter.
Do You Love
BY ARDEN MOORE
and dry food, as well as his favorite
treats, online through a fast-growing
company that not only offers free
shipping but delivers in two days or
less. It alleviates me having to navigate around cute puppies and dogs
with my shopping cart at a local
pet food store and then lugging the
heavy bag and box of canned food
from my car and into my home.
Quality. Cost. Convenience. These
seem to be the three words pet consumers crave when trying to find the
right food and the right treats to keep
their cats sporting shiny coats, staying at healthy weights and spending
less time and money at the veterinary
Keep In Touch
Arden Moore is a pet
author and master pet first
aid instructor who often
teaches hands-on classes
with her cool cat, Casey, and very tolerant
dog, Kona. Each week, she hosts the Oh
Behave Show on Pet Life Radio. Learn more
at fourleggedlife.com and follow Arden
on Facebook and on Twitter at @Arden