We started the search to find the best dog and cat foods available by looking to the shelves at our pet food store. We researched, we asked questions, and we collectively set out on a mission to find the top three companies we feel best serve the needs of our customers. Our first challenge was to decide on a criterion for selection. The staff at Amelia Biscuit Company sat down as a team and came up with five points for filtering the contenders. Our intention is not to label those pet foods not found on the list as bad, or to have customers be offended by our choices, this is simply a list to highlight the companies we feel are currently doing a little more for our customers than the rest. In creating this list we decided to look at the following factors:
- Nutrition and quality of ingredients
- Location of facility
- Value and price
- The human element and corporate structure of the company
- Customer service
#1Fromm Family Foods
Location: Mequon Wisconsin USA
Brands: Fromm Four Star, Fromm Gold, and Fromm Classic
Stellar Quality: You can feel good about supporting Fromm on both an emotional and product quality level.
Fromm Family Foods is a company that we can honestly say has been keeping the word “family” in more than just the name since 1904. Fromm Family Foods is still operated by the actual Fromm family and they support independent retailers (like us) with a level of commitment we have simply not experienced before. Since becoming a Fromm dealer we have noticed the great skin and coat benefits of suggesting the Fromm formulas to our customers. We actually have a little joke at our store that the secret ingredient in Fromm is HAPPINESS. The entire staff at the Amelia Biscuit retail store enjoys supporting Fromm, as Fromm represents the very same company values that we appreciate dearly in our own family business. It is for all of these practical and emotional reasons that we feel Fromm has earned the top spot on our list of greatness; simply put Fromm knocks us off the charts for all five points on our check list.
#2 Nutreco Canada
Location: St. Mary’s Ontario
Brands: Wholesome Blend, Wholesome Blend Grain Free, and Lifetime
Stellar Quality: Best value kibble in our store!
Nutreco is a very large-scale pet food manufacture and geographically speaking it is the closest pet food supplier to our retail store. If you are part of the “locavore” movement than this just might be the brand for you! Nutreco brands are some of the only pet foods manufactured in Canada that can also be labeled a certified “Product of Canada”. In order to be labeled a “Product of Canada” the government requires proof that 98% of your ingredients are sourced from Canada. Nutreco has the size and the volume to bring customers some of the best retail pricing we see in Canadian pet food today. The company offers three levels of products that help customers of any budget to access quality kibble that does not contain wheat, corn, or soy. Despite the size of this multinational corporation we are happy to report that they still function with a family style service and a farm kid feel.
#3 Petcurean Pet Nutrition
Company Headquarters: Abbotsford, British Columbia
Product manufacturing: Elmira, Ontario
Brands: Go!, Now Fresh, and Summit
Stellar Quality: Leaders in dog can cat food innovation and nutrition for the last decade.
Petcurean is constantly surprising the dog and cat world with exciting innovations in pet food and several companies (we won’t mention names) have followed on their coat tails. In fact, many of the pet food trends we see on the store shelves today started with great ideas originally presented to the world by Petcurean roughly 10 years ago. In our decade of being a dealer of Petcurean products we have found that Petcurean products offer great solutions for dogs and cats needing more specialized feeding to accommodate allergies or skin conditions. Petcurean uses only the finest ingredients available, and most recently they brought to market a line called “Now Fresh” which utilizes completely fresh meat (no meals) in all of the formulations. We feel confident that any customer can find what they are looking for in terms of budget and quality within the lines offered by Petcurean. As an added bonus the entire line of Petcurean products are manufactured in Elmira, Ontario. This means that they not only produce a great quality product but they also have a positive impact on our local economy!
Thank you and if you have any questions please feel free to drop in at our retail store. Amelia Biscuit Company has been in business for 10 years and is located at 48 Grand River St. North Paris, Ontario Canada.