The story of Flint River Ranch spans fifty years of personal pet nutrition and pet care business experience, and includes the wisdom, dedication and contributions of many people. Flint River Ranch is a privately-held, family-owned company operating throughout America with a mission of providing the finest in canine and feline foods, as well as other complementary pet treats and pet products.
The Flint River Ranch founders, in collaboration with top industry pet nutritionists, consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, and veterinary talents, utilized their knowledge and collective experience to identify quality ingredients and superior pet food manufacturing processes. The Flint River Ranch ultra premium pet food formulas were created to produce wholesome, holistic products that contribute to the health, wellness, and quality of life of our animal companions.
The original Flint River Ranch product line for dogs and cats was manufactured and delivered to the Riverside, California warehouse on Columbus Day, October 12, 1993, a fitting date for the launch of Flint River Ranch's exciting business voyage.
We at A+ Flint River Ranch truly believe you will immediately notice the difference in Flint River Ranch's quality pet food formulas compared to other standard highly marketed commercial pet foods. Flint River Ranch dog and cat food formulas use a "tried and true" oven baking process. This process is geared towards baking and producing a higher quality all natural product, not the industry standard steam-extrusion method designed for fast replication and mass-production of food products.
Open a Flint River Ranch bag and you'll be able to see our quality right away while smelling the fresh-baked goodness. We encourage you to run your hands through the kibble — you won't end up with sticky hands that smell of grease and oils. This is because Flint River Ranch formulas have natural value that is slowly baked-in rather than sprayed on.
Flint River Ranch canine and feline food formulas are twice oven baked under carefully controlled conditions and temperatures. This process results in better nutrition, more usable energy for your dogs and cats, and higher digestibility. Flint River Ranch's meat protein sources and grains also do not contain unhealthy chemicals, low-quality meat byproducts, screenings, or cheap and unhealthy fillers, and essential minerals are chelated for faster absorption into your pet's system.
By being absorbed more quickly and more easily from your pet's digestive tract than non-chelated minerals, chelated minerals make more efficient use of minerals and allow your dog or cat to receive the full benefits of every essential mineral for ideal nutritional health.
The end result is an extensive cooking process that produces a dense, concentrated food that actually becomes less costly to feed.
The goal of Flint River Ranch is to achieve the ultimate in premium, all natural, balanced nutritional pet food formulas for your pet's gourmet dining experience and overall wellness. Our healthy pet food formulas are fixed once developed and never change, allowing pet care professionals such as veterinarians, breeders, kennel operators, and conscientious pet owners to know they are feeding their dogs and cats the highest quality nutrition possible and also enabling pet professionals to safely and humanely test animal companions for food intolerances.
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Flint River Ranch has quickly become one of the leading pet food companies in the premium, all-natural group and is widely considered by health-conscious pet owners, veternarians, kennels and top breeders alike as the absolute best pet food available.
Here are just a few of the many reasons why FRR foods and products have become so popular:
Flint River Ranch NEVER uses parts of the animal not fit for human consumption. These "BY-PRODUCTS" can include such things as intestines, chicken heads, duck bills, chicken & turkey feet, feathers and bone. Ingredients listed as "beef, chicken, and/or poultry by-products" on pet food labels are not required to include actual meat, and "rendered meat" can be ANY rendered mammal meat, including dogs and cats! Unfortunately, many pet food manufactures continue to use by-products in their pet foods, including Science Diet, Purina (both Purina One and Purina Pro Plan), and Iams/Eukanuba. [Learn More About Animal By-Products in Pet Foods]
Flint River Ranch NEVER users chemical additives such as ethoxyquin, BHA, and BHT as preservatives. Ethoxyquin is regulated as a pesticide and cannot even be added to human food. Flint River Ranch is naturally preserved with vitamins E and C using human-quality ingredients. [More on Chemical Preservatives in Pet Foods]
Flint River Ranch NEVER uses fillers — ever! Many pet foods contain fillers that have little or no nutritional value such as feathers, soy, cottonseed hulls, corn cobs, peanut hulls, citrus pulp, screenings, weeds, straw and cereal by-products. [More on Unhealthy Fillers in Pet Foods]
It's important to read and understand the ingredients on pet food labels. Ingredients are listed in order based on their volume percentages, which means if soybean is listed as the first ingredient, then soybean is the major ingredient in the food! [More on Pet Food Labels and Ingredients]
Flint River Ranch NEVER tests its pet foods and pet products on laboratory animals. No animals are destroyed or are involved in any type of medical surgery or physical invasion during the palatability testing and evaluation procedures. All testing is done voluntarily on pets of all ages, including staff pets and selected pet owners and breeders, in exchange for free food. The results are reviewed by certified nutritionists and veterinarians. [More on Lab Animal Testing in Pet Foods]
Flint River Ranch foods use only all natural, human-grade ingredients. There is a considerable difference in the digestibility, nutrition, and health value of natural foods in comparison to foods containing chemical preservatives, fillers, by-products, and/or artificial additives (artificial colors and flavors).
The higher digestibility of these quality foods means that your pet can absorb more nutrients for better health and energy. Pet foods that use chemical preservatives and low quality fiber fillers are often associated with dry skin, allergic reactions, dental disease, poor health and degenerative organ dysfunction. [More on Pet Health Risks]
Flint River Ranch is an OVEN-BAKED kibble that truly delivers better nutrition, palatability (good taste and smell), and digestibility. Oven-baking changes hard-to-digest starches into easy-to-digest dextrins, which are readily absorbed into your dog's system. This good value is baked-in, not sprayed on. Unlike many competing pet food brands, there are NO additives or greasy fat coatings to make the taste acceptable to your pet. [More on Oven-Baked Pet Food]
Flint River Ranch purchases its grain sources from major commercial suppliers like General Mills and has the grains tested and retested by specialized labs to ensure the highest possible quality and to prevent the possiblity of toxic molds being introduced into the pet foods. While pet food formula ingredient labels will list at least one variety of whole grain or processed grain, what the labels don't list is the source and quality of the grains. Grain is often cheaper when purchased from smaller or less reputable operations, but the risk of toxic mold is greater. The recent Diamond Pet Food Recall shows just how important it is to ensure high-quality grains are used in the foods fed to your pets. [More on Whole Grains in Pet Foods]
Flint River Ranch offers a 30-DAY "NO RISK" 100% FULL SATISFACTION GUARANTEE OR REFUND. In 30 days your pet will be more excited about eating, have a higher energy level, sport a glossier coat and softer hair, enjoy a reduction in "hot spots" and itching from dry skin or other skin allergies, and produce decreased stool volume with less clean-up. If you are ever less than fully satisfied with a Flint River Ranch pet food or product, simply return the unused portion for a full refund of the purchase price (less return shipping and handling costs).
Flint River Ranch pet foods and products are delivered free to your door via UPS. The food is shipped directly to you from the manufacturing plant, resulting in the freshest food possible. There is also an Auto Shipment scheduled delivery program available for you to receive regular shipments automatically.
Flint River Ranch is actually cheaper to feed than other pet foods that appear to cost less. There are 160 cups in a 40 lb. bag at a cost of 30¢ per cup. Daily feeding of 2 to 2.5 cups is 60¢ to 75¢. Compare to a daily cost of 77¢ to $1.00 or more in feeding 3.5 to 5 cups of a food costing 22¢ to 26¢ per cup. So, while the initial outlay may appear more costly, the actual cost of feeding is an entirely different story!Additional Information About Flint River Ranch