Frequently Asked Questions

Company

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How can I be sure of the quality of the Nutra-Nuggets products?

Nutra-Nuggets Pet Foods is manufactured in the U.S. in our state-of-the-art facilities. We are committed to product safety and quality, and adhere to stringent and scientifically advanced food safety protocols. We are constantly monitoring and testing our raw materials, production environment, processes and finished products. By continuously improving performance with the latest advancements in science and technology, we’ve developed a comprehensive food safety system. Here are a few of the ways we ensure quality:

  • On-Site Product Testing
  • Mycotoxin Control
  • Microbial Testing
  • Water Purification
  • Air Quality Control
  • Test and Hold Program

Get an inside look at what it takes to create quality products. Click here for a tour of our state-of-the-art facilities.

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Where is your dog food manufactured?

We have six manufacturing facilities, all located in the United States. One is in northern California, one in central California, one in Missouri, one in South Carolina, one in Arkansas and one in Kansas.

Feeding and Nutrition

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How much water does my pet need?

Your pet should have free access to fresh water at all times. Most pets will consume the amount of water they need based on their level of activity and the environmental conditions. If you feel that your pet is drinking an excessive amount of water, contact your veterinarian right away as this can be a sign of a medical problem.

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How often should I feed my pet?

We recommend portion-controlled feeding in a set number of meals per day using the recommended amounts on the back of your bag. Portion-controlled feeding allows you to monitor how much and how well your pet is eating. However, we understand in some cases, “free-choice feeding” is preferred because of busy schedules or the pet has the ability to pace themselves.

This is really a matter of personal preference, but also depends on your pet’s age and lifestyle. For instance, if you have a very young puppy, less than 4 months old, you may want to consider feeding 3 to 4 meals per day, when they are 4-6 months of age, change the number of meals to 2-3 per day, and after 6 months of age, feed 2 meals per day.

For specific feeding recommendations for the age and lifestyle of your pet, please consult your veterinarian.

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How should I transition my pet to Nutra-Nuggets foods?

When transitioning your pet to a new food, we recommend a gradual introduction of the new formula over a seven day period. For pets with sensitivities, extend the transition period to 10 to 14 days. Start by adding a small amount of your pet’s new food to his or her current food. Gradually, increase the new food amount and decrease the current food amount at each feeding until you are feeding only the new food.

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What is the difference between puppy and adult dog food?

Foods specifically designed for puppies usually have more calories and sometimes more protein and other nutrients than foods for adult dogs. This is because puppies have higher requirements for certain nutrients when they are growing. We supplement our puppy formulas with DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid that helps promote proper development of the brain and vision.

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What is the best way to store my pet food?

Since our foods are naturally preserved, they remain freshest when stored in a cool, dry location. The food can be stored in the bag, but make sure to protect it from pests that may be attracted to the food (or hungry pets that may take an extra meal). Many customers choose to dump the food into a bin or container. This is certainly a reasonable way to store the food, but make sure to follow these simple steps:

1. Finish all of the food from one bag before adding another bag into the bin. If you have a small amount left, you can transfer it to a plastic bag so that you can proceed to step #2.
2. Wash the bin with hot, soapy water and dry thoroughly before adding a new bag of food.
3. Cut out the production code and “best before” information from the bag and tape it to the top of the bin so that if you have any questions or concerns, you can provide this information to the customer support department.
4. Store the bin in a cool, dry location. Extreme heat can cause the food to spoil and excessive moisture can lead to mold growth in the bin.

Products

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Which Nutra-Nuggets product should I feed my pet?

Nutra-Nuggets offers a diverse line of pet foods, and there is a formula available to meet the needs of every pet. If you would like personal advice on which formula may best meet your pet’s needs, reach out to us via the Contact Us page, and we will work with you on a specific recommendation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Company

+

How can I be sure of the quality of the Nutra-Nuggets products?

Nutra-Nuggets Pet Foods is manufactured in the U.S. in our state-of-the-art facilities. We are committed to product safety and quality, and adhere to stringent and scientifically advanced food safety protocols. We are constantly monitoring and testing our raw materials, production environment, processes and finished products. By continuously improving performance with the latest advancements in science and technology, we’ve developed a comprehensive food safety system. Here are a few of the ways we ensure quality:

  • On-Site Product Testing
  • Mycotoxin Control
  • Microbial Testing
  • Water Purification
  • Air Quality Control
  • Test and Hold Program

Get an inside look at what it takes to create quality products. Click here for a tour of our state-of-the-art facilities.

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Where is your dog food manufactured?

We have six manufacturing facilities, all located in the United States. One is in northern California, one in central California, one in Missouri, one in South Carolina, one in Arkansas and one in Kansas.

Feeding and Nutrition

+

How much water does my pet need?

Your pet should have free access to fresh water at all times. Most pets will consume the amount of water they need based on their level of activity and the environmental conditions. If you feel that your pet is drinking an excessive amount of water, contact your veterinarian right away as this can be a sign of a medical problem.

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How often should I feed my pet?

We recommend portion-controlled feeding in a set number of meals per day using the recommended amounts on the back of your bag. Portion-controlled feeding allows you to monitor how much and how well your pet is eating. However, we understand in some cases, “free-choice feeding” is preferred because of busy schedules or the pet has the ability to pace themselves.

This is really a matter of personal preference, but also depends on your pet’s age and lifestyle. For instance, if you have a very young puppy, less than 4 months old, you may want to consider feeding 3 to 4 meals per day, when they are 4-6 months of age, change the number of meals to 2-3 per day, and after 6 months of age, feed 2 meals per day.

For specific feeding recommendations for the age and lifestyle of your pet, please consult your veterinarian.

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How should I transition my pet to Nutra-Nuggets foods?

When transitioning your pet to a new food, we recommend a gradual introduction of the new formula over a seven day period. For pets with sensitivities, extend the transition period to 10 to 14 days. Start by adding a small amount of your pet’s new food to his or her current food. Gradually, increase the new food amount and decrease the current food amount at each feeding until you are feeding only the new food.

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What is the difference between puppy and adult dog food?

Foods specifically designed for puppies usually have more calories and sometimes more protein and other nutrients than foods for adult dogs. This is because puppies have higher requirements for certain nutrients when they are growing. We supplement our puppy formulas with DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid that helps promote proper development of the brain and vision.

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What is the best way to store my pet food?

Since our foods are naturally preserved, they remain freshest when stored in a cool, dry location. The food can be stored in the bag, but make sure to protect it from pests that may be attracted to the food (or hungry pets that may take an extra meal). Many customers choose to dump the food into a bin or container. This is certainly a reasonable way to store the food, but make sure to follow these simple steps:

1. Finish all of the food from one bag before adding another bag into the bin. If you have a small amount left, you can transfer it to a plastic bag so that you can proceed to step #2.
2. Wash the bin with hot, soapy water and dry thoroughly before adding a new bag of food.
3. Cut out the production code and “best before” information from the bag and tape it to the top of the bin so that if you have any questions or concerns, you can provide this information to the customer support department.
4. Store the bin in a cool, dry location. Extreme heat can cause the food to spoil and excessive moisture can lead to mold growth in the bin.

Products

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Which Nutra-Nuggets product should I feed my pet?

Nutra-Nuggets offers a diverse line of pet foods, and there is a formula available to meet the needs of every pet. If you would like personal advice on which formula may best meet your pet’s needs, reach out to us via the Contact Us page, and we will work with you on a specific recommendation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Company

+

How can I be sure of the quality of the Nutra-Nuggets products?

Nutra-Nuggets Pet Foods is manufactured in the U.S. in our state-of-the-art facilities. We are committed to product safety and quality, and adhere to stringent and scientifically advanced food safety protocols. We are constantly monitoring and testing our raw materials, production environment, processes and finished products. By continuously improving performance with the latest advancements in science and technology, we’ve developed a comprehensive food safety system. Here are a few of the ways we ensure quality:

  • On-Site Product Testing
  • Mycotoxin Control
  • Microbial Testing
  • Water Purification
  • Air Quality Control
  • Test and Hold Program

Get an inside look at what it takes to create quality products. Click here for a tour of our state-of-the-art facilities.

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Where is your dog food manufactured?

We have six manufacturing facilities, all located in the United States. One is in northern California, one in central California, one in Missouri, one in South Carolina, one in Arkansas and one in Kansas.

Feeding and Nutrition

+

How much water does my pet need?

Your pet should have free access to fresh water at all times. Most pets will consume the amount of water they need based on their level of activity and the environmental conditions. If you feel that your pet is drinking an excessive amount of water, contact your veterinarian right away as this can be a sign of a medical problem.

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How often should I feed my pet?

We recommend portion-controlled feeding in a set number of meals per day using the recommended amounts on the back of your bag. Portion-controlled feeding allows you to monitor how much and how well your pet is eating. However, we understand in some cases, “free-choice feeding” is preferred because of busy schedules or the pet has the ability to pace themselves.

This is really a matter of personal preference, but also depends on your pet’s age and lifestyle. For instance, if you have a very young puppy, less than 4 months old, you may want to consider feeding 3 to 4 meals per day, when they are 4-6 months of age, change the number of meals to 2-3 per day, and after 6 months of age, feed 2 meals per day.

For specific feeding recommendations for the age and lifestyle of your pet, please consult your veterinarian.

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How should I transition my pet to Nutra-Nuggets foods?

When transitioning your pet to a new food, we recommend a gradual introduction of the new formula over a seven day period. For pets with sensitivities, extend the transition period to 10 to 14 days. Start by adding a small amount of your pet’s new food to his or her current food. Gradually, increase the new food amount and decrease the current food amount at each feeding until you are feeding only the new food.

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What is the difference between puppy and adult dog food?

Foods specifically designed for puppies usually have more calories and sometimes more protein and other nutrients than foods for adult dogs. This is because puppies have higher requirements for certain nutrients when they are growing. We supplement our puppy formulas with DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid that helps promote proper development of the brain and vision.

+

What is the best way to store my pet food?

Since our foods are naturally preserved, they remain freshest when stored in a cool, dry location. The food can be stored in the bag, but make sure to protect it from pests that may be attracted to the food (or hungry pets that may take an extra meal). Many customers choose to dump the food into a bin or container. This is certainly a reasonable way to store the food, but make sure to follow these simple steps:

1. Finish all of the food from one bag before adding another bag into the bin. If you have a small amount left, you can transfer it to a plastic bag so that you can proceed to step #2.
2. Wash the bin with hot, soapy water and dry thoroughly before adding a new bag of food.
3. Cut out the production code and “best before” information from the bag and tape it to the top of the bin so that if you have any questions or concerns, you can provide this information to the customer support department.
4. Store the bin in a cool, dry location. Extreme heat can cause the food to spoil and excessive moisture can lead to mold growth in the bin.

Products

+

Which Nutra-Nuggets product should I feed my pet?

Nutra-Nuggets offers a diverse line of pet foods, and there is a formula available to meet the needs of every pet. If you would like personal advice on which formula may best meet your pet’s needs, reach out to us via the Contact Us page, and we will work with you on a specific recommendation.