Kilo the Pug eats a small amount of high quality kibble with home made or bought toppers or wet food for breakfast and dinner, then he works for pieces of kibble throughout the day doing puzzles, tricks and training.
I had wanted to try Petcurean Dog Food for a while as I had heard great things about their ingredients and manufacturing, plus they are Canadian like me and they get great ratings on Dog Food Advisor. I met with their team down at Global Pet Expo and found out more about the company and products.
The Petcurean PR team very kindly gave me 2 coupons for a 6 lb bag of kibble for small adult dogs and some of their new NOW Fresh Tetra Pak stews for Kilo the Pug to try. I bought additional products. Opinions expressed are my own (and Kilo’s).
Petcurean is still owned by the two good friends who started a little family operation in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia, Canada in 1999. The founders of Petcurean were driven by the idea that pets deserved better premium quality, nutrient-rich food that was made with the same love and care as we put into preparing meals for our own families.
For their NOW FRESH Tetra products, all ingredients are human grade and processed in a human grade facility. The balance of their products feature fresh meat and meat meal ingredients sourced from animals passed fit for human consumption by the CFIA. The fruits and vegetables used in GO!, NOW FRESH dry and GATHER recipes also come from the human food chain.
All of the meat proteins, grains, cereals, fruits and vegetables in GO!™, NOW FRESH™ and GATHER™ products are sourced from North America (as close to the production facility as possible) with the exception of the pasture raised lamb and grass fed venison which is sourced from Australia and New Zealand (from EU certified plants). They are 100% China free for processing and ingredient sourcing. Petcurean uses only natural mixed tocopherols* to preserve our food; we don’t use any artificial or chemical preservatives in our salmon meal or any of our pet food recipes (no ethoxyquin, BHA or BHT).
Petcurean dry pet foods are produced in Ontario, Canada. The canned products are primarily produced in Ontario, Canada and secondarily at a plant in New Jersey, USA. The NOW FRESH Tetra products are made at a human grade facility in Wisconsin, USA.
NOW FRESH Tetra Products
The NOW FRESH stews are sold in Tetra Paks. In addition to being 100% recyclable, Tetra Pak cartons are a highly sustainable option manufactured from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) – certified paperboard made from 65% renewable materials, and they are more compact and often lighter to ship, which means less impact on the environment. The products are cooked in the packs to seal in goodness. I used to work in marketing on soups and juices and have always been a big fan of Tetra Paks.
Kilo tried to steal a box of stew then could hardly wait to get his face into it. It looks a little messy as he got pretty excited but I wanted to show the ingredients close-up on the spoon. They looked good enough for me to eat. You can see the meat and vegetables and rich homemade looking sauce.
We did a taste test but, needless to say, Kilo really LOVED both the Turkey and Pork.
NOW FRESH Kibble
As you can see, Kilo embraces his job as product reviewer. The Kibble is small size for small dogs and great for using as individual treats or a meal as fewer calories per treat.
Ingredients include deboned turkey first then whole dried eggs, peas peaflour, potatoes, potato flour flaxseed apples, deboned salmon deboned duck, coconut oil, plus a long list of small amounts of fruit and vegetables.
- Balanced proteins and fats to support an active lifestyle
- Omega oils to promote skin and coat health
- Pre + probiotics to aid with digestive health
- Antioxidants to support increased immunity
They do not include grains, gluten, wheat, beef, chicken, corn, soy, rendered meats, by-products, added growth hormones or artificial preservatives.
They sell their products through pet specialty retailers dedicated to pet health and nutrition. I got mine at my local Global Pet Store. If you live in an area where the products are not available, they do have a number of online retailers as well.