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FAQs About the Dog Food

The following are examples of questions and answers that we receive at dog shows, animal fairs or other pet lover gatherings. If you have a question that is not here, please contact us and we would be happy to respond and then include your question in this section.

  • WHAT DO I DO TO SERVE THE FOOD?

Nothing! The food is delivered frozen, fully cooked, nutritionally balanced and complete. Simply thaw and it is ready to serve. Some users like it warm (it does not have to be) and we suggest warming for a few seconds in the microwave (do not overheat!) or mixing with a bit of warm water.

  • HOW MUCH DOES THE FOOD COST?

Delivered to your door each serving (one bar per 20 pounds of dog – per day) costs approximately $2.60 – less than the cost of that non-fat latte.

  • WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO THAW THE FOOD?

We recommend thawing in the refrigerator. If you need it thawed right away we suggest heating in a microwave no more than 15 seconds at a time (to make sure it doesn’t get hot enough to affect the nutritional value or burn the dog’s mouth.)

  • WHERE IS THE FOOD MADE?

The food is made in Poway (close to San Diego) California. My Perfect Pet welcomes pet owners to visit their facility and observe the food manufacturing through glass partitions – and even offers tasting of the food being made!

  • HOW IS THE FOOD MADE?

100% human grade foods are used in all My Perfect Pet products – nothing in our food that we don’t eat ourselves. Meats are lightly cooked to meet FDA safe handling standards and are prepared in a similar method to what we humans would eat. Ingredients are ground into small pieces (easier to digest) and mixed with a few supplements to make the blends 100% balanced and complete. No need to add additional flavors to our food, dogs naturally love fresh, real food!

  • WHY IS FRESH FOOD BETTER?

My Perfect Pet uses fresh whole foods to deliver the most nutritious digestible food to your dog. My Perfect pet is concentrated nutrition and you feed your dog less than you are accustomed, this food is 85% digestible by your dog. Popular dry commercial foods are as low 30%. This food is nutritionally balanced and exceeds AAFCO standards with readily digestible proteins and is cooked in a manner to make it easier for your dog to absorb.

  • WHO ARE YOUR INGREDIENT VENDORS?

All ingredients are sourced from restaurant/grocery suppliers in the San Diego area. These are the same foods you would eat at a restaurant or see in a local grocery store. All ingredients are whole fresh food and are not the human inedible left overs used in other dog food products. Meat proteins are muscle meat, poultry thighs, poultry breasts or filets. No junk meats or fillers. It is so good we eat it daily. Yummm!

  • WHAT IS THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN OF THE INGREDIENTS?

All manufacturing is done in Poway California. All food is sourced in the United States except for some lamb which has origins in Australia – but is inspected by the FDA at or before they arrive at our suppliers and meet the same strict standards. All supplements are also sourced in the USA, with the exception of the calcium supplement which is sourced in Australia and made from grass and rain-water fed cattle and organically processed. All ingredients are inspected in the My Perfect Pet kitchen prior to use.

  • DO I NEED TO ADD SUPPLEMENTS TO THE FOOD?

No, the food comes complete and nutritionally balanced … ready to eat. My Perfect Pet uses the industry guidelines for dog nutrition as established by AAFCO and combines natural foods to meet and frequently exceed these standards.

  • DOES YOUR FOOD HAVE GRAINS?

My Perfect Pet dog food blends do not contain corn, wheat, soy, beat pulp or other grains typical to the dog food industry. Some blends contain cooked brown rice as a source of nutrition – using the germ and bran portion of the rice as digestible nutrients … since it is cooked and easily digestible.

  • WHAT PRESERVATIVES DO YOU USE IN THE FOOD?

Never any preservatives in the My Perfect Pet food. The food blends are prepared and immediately frozen to preserve freshness and eliminate growth of any bugs. Thaw the food and serve, keeping any unused food refrigerated – treat like human food you will be OK.

  • DOES YOUR FOOD HAVE ANY GRAIN OR VEGETABLE FILLER?

No, My Perfect pet does not use any filler at all. All vegetables used are whole and fresh – green beans, broccoli, cranberries, spinach, pumpkin, yams and potatoes – yes, whole baked potatoes are even endorsed by the National Glycemic Institute in quality dog foods!

  • I HAVE A BIG DOG HOW CAN I AFFORD YOUR FOOD?

I share your pain. Fresh food costs more. Some choose to mix the fresh food with the lower cost dry – we encourage you to buy the best kibble you can and feed that to the dogs in the am – similar to how we eat cereals in the morning – and then offer a great My Perfect Pet meal at dinner alongside the rest of the family. Or some choose to mix a bit of the My Perfect Pet food in with the kibble, so their dog can enjoy the great fresh taste in every meal. Just like with our food, sometimes compromises need to be made to accept financial realities and I believe even some fresh food every day is much better than none.

  • WHY IS YOUR FOOD THE BEST?

My Perfect Pet is made from fresh whole foods sourced from a reputable human supply chain. You can rest assured that there are no preservatives or other chemicals used in this food that could be harmful to your dog over time. The food is nutritionally balanced; it is digestible and biologically appropriate for dogs. This food is fully cooked meeting FDA recommended safe handling guidelines so you have no issues of contaminants (salmonella) entering your house. It is convenient to use and cleanup is negligible. Nutritious, convenient and cost effective … delivered to your door. How much better can it get.

  • WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE OF YOUR FOOD?

Our food is fresh frozen and we recommend no more than a year in the freezer. When thawed we recommend three days before use.

  • HOW IS YOUR FOOD DELIVERED?

The food is delivered in an insulated box via an overnight shipper. The food will be frozen and it is important that if you order the food that it be delivered to an address where the package will be retrieved and placed in a freezer or refrigerator. The food should be okay in the container for as long as two/three days, but we ship overnight to make sure. The box weighs approximately 24 pounds and there are six bags of the food in the box and 7 one cup bars in every bag. Each bag is the approximate size of a ½ gallon old fashion glass milk bottle.

  • HOW MUCH DO I FEED MY DOG?

Nutritional requirements differ between high energy, active dogs and less active dogs. More active dogs with higher energy needs may need increased serving sizes, and less active dogs may require slightly less.

We typically recommend feeding 1 bar for every 20 pounds of the Adult Dog’s ideal weight, and one bar for every 10 pounds of a growing Puppy’s ideal weight.

My Perfect Pet products are a very concentrated energy bar. Since each bar is 100% nutritionally complete and balanced, you do not need to supplement My Perfect Pet foods with any additional vitamins or minerals. They are ready to be served as soon as they are thawed.

  • DOESN’T MY DOG NEED KIBBLE TO CLEAN THEIR TEETH?

That is a myth created by the kibble manufacturers. Digestion begins in the mouth. More digestible food spends less time on teeth and gums feeding plaque and tartar, resulting in cleaner teeth and fresher breath.

  • WHAT DO I DO WITH THE COOLER BOX DELIVERED TO MY DOOR?

It is a top quality box that can be repurposed for variety of chilly uses. Some customers donate the boxes to a local charity that deliver food or need to keep things cold – perhaps drinks for kids. The last and least repurposing concept is the standard recycle bin. Unlike other foam products this material can be recycled.

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