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A healthy pet starts with Flint River Ranch. Get the latest news and updates for Flint River wellness pet foods and pet health & nutrition from A+ FRR.

Natura Pet Brands, which was acquired by Procter & Gamble back in 2010, is in the news again for a new recall of their dry dog foods and cat foods.

Natura initially issued a voluntary recall in March this year following the discovery of Salmonella contamination by the U.S. FDA in one of the company’s products, and on June 18th, 2013, Natura expanded the dry pet food recall to include additional brands and product lots.

The new recall includes specific lots of all of the company’s brands, including Innova, EVO, California Natural, Healthwise, Karma and Mother Nature. It does not apply to any of the canned pet food formulas at this time. The U.S. FDA has additional information on the Natura-brand formulas recalled and the specific lots involved.

Flint River Ranch Headquarters also released the following regarding the recent pet food recalls and how Flint River Ranch is not involved and has never been involved in a pet food recall:

“This coming October marks Flint River Ranch’s 19th anniversary! In those years, Flint River Ranch has helped set the industry’s standard for Super Premium pet foods: all-natural formulas made with human-quality ingredients without the addition of potentially harmful preservatives. Our use of superior ingredients, along with important quality controls and a dedicated oven-baking manufacturing process, produce simple, healthy, all-natural holistic canine and feline foods you trust.

While competition in our industry has increased, Flint River Ranch’s commitment to quality has never wavered. While some heavily-marketed brands lack solid nutrition, many manufacturers have followed the natural trend and tried to improve their offerings. Since it’s expensive to manufacture an all-natural, quality pet food, some regrettably took short-cuts.

Short-cuts like using cheaper imported ingredients or short-cutting safe production methods proved harmful to pets and resulted in major pet food recalls that unfortunately continue to happen again & again. The stress, anger and even heartache by the past industry recalls is understandable, and now with a third recall by the Natura company within 12 months, these events has caused damage to the entire industry and forced some customers to question what they are feeding their beloved pets.

Flint River Ranch continues to use high-quality, tested and safe ingredients. We have never been subject to or involved in a pet food recall nor had a negative regulatory review. We have never used ingredients from China, even before Chinese-sourced ingredients came under scrutiny. We will always think of the end result of our products — your pets, first!

Flint River Ranch follows the general concept of “Occam’s Razor” — the simplest choice is often the correct solution and a product must not be multiplied beyond necessity. Flint River Ranch will always support the general philosophy of keeping our products simple.

We have truly appreciated your support during the past 19 years and look forward to the next 19 and beyond. Our sincere thanks from the entire Flint River Ranch Team to our loyal customers and hardworking distributors! It is enriching to be involved in your lives, and we take our responsibility of your pets health very seriously.

Thank you for your continued support of Flint River Ranch!”

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Great news to share – the Flint River Ranch DryWater dog food is finally available again for ordering as of this afternoon!

According to Flint River Ranch Headquarters, there is a supplementary ingredient panel that you’ll find on the back of the bags, but it is the exact same formula just without the beef chunks in the previous formula.

You can order your FRR DryWater formula here:

Flint River Ranch DryWater Dog Food

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We haven’t had a pet food recall news update in a little while, but there’s been no shortage of recalls recently.

The most recent pet food recall in 2013 comes from Natura Pet Brands (which is now owned by Procter & Gamble), and it’s their first ever dog food or cat food recall. Natura Pet is the manufacturer of Innova, EVO, California Natural and HealthWise dog foods and cat foods, and the company issued the recall on March 18th following the U.S. FDA confirming the presence of Salmonella in one of the company’s products.

A variety of formulas for dogs and cats from all four Natura product lines are involved in the recall, and details on the specific formulas and batches can be found at www.naturapet.com/recall.

The Natura Pet food recall is unrelated to several earlier pet food recalls in 2013, including:

  • Diamond Pet Foods – Several brands of Diamond cat food were recalled on March 10th, 2013 due to a potential Vitamin B1 deficiency.
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  • Nature’s Variety – One batch of Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula dog food and cat food was recalled on February 15th following the discovery of clear plastic pieces found in some bags that could create a potential choking risk to pets. [More Information]
  • Bravo! Pet Foods – One batch of Bravo! Raw Food Diet Chicken Blend for Dogs and Cats was recalled on March 13th due to potential Salmonella bacteria contamination. [More Information]
  • Steve’s Real Food – 5lb bags of Steve’s Real Food Turducken Canine Diet 8 ounce patties were recalled on March 8th after an inspection found a bag to be contaminated with Salmonella. [More Information]
  • Hy-Vee – Several formulas of Hy-Vee Dog Food were recalled on February 25th due to elevated levels of aflatoxin, a chemical toxic mold contaminant typically found on corn. Aflatoxin was the main culprit in the 2005 and 2006 national recalls of Diamond Pet Foods that were initiated following the deaths of more than a dozen dogs.

We’ve provided a quick synopsis of the main pet food recalls of early 2013, and a more extensive list of pet food recall updates for pet foods and treats can be found on the U.S. FDA’s Pet Food Recalls site: http://www.fda.gov/animalveterinary/safetyhealth/recallswithdrawals/default.htm


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Announcing our new Referral Discount Program that rewards current A+ FRR customers for sharing the wonderful benefits of Flint River Ranch pet foods and products with new customers!

At A+ Flint River Ranch we’re always looking for ways to improve the shopping experience for our customers. We’re excited to announce another Flint River Ranch first — our latest innovation is a unique Referral Discount Program that will help save you and your friends money on Flint River Ranch pet foods and products.

Now when a new customer makes their first purchase at A+ Flint River Ranch and fills in your name as their referral in the “Referred by customer:” box, they’ll save 10% on their first order and you’ll automatically save 10% on your next order placed with us!

We’ve updated our shopping cart system to automatically provide the referral discount bonus for you without the need to enter any additional codes or comments, but there are several points to keep in mind for the Referral Discounts:

  • The 10% Referral Discount will only apply after a new customer fills out a valid, existing A+ FRR customer’s name when creating their account and after placing their first order through the A+ Flint River Ranch website.
  • The new customer doesn’t have to be a first-time customer of Flint River Ranch pet foods, but they do need to be a first-time customer on the A+ FRR site.
  • While the new customer can be a family member or friend of the referring customer, the Referral Discount can’t be provided to members of the same household or residence.
  • Existing customers can only apply one 10% Referral Discount per order, but when referring multiple new customers to A+ FRR, additional Referral Discounts can be applied to future orders.
  • There’s a maximum $20 discount per new referral.

Additional details about the Referral Discounts Program can be found at the link below, and feel free to contact us with any questions or feedback you have about the Referral Discount.

A+ Flint River Ranch Referral Discount Details

We’re extremely excited about the new Referral Discounts Program and the chance to reward you for helping to spread the word about the wonderful benefits of Flint River Ranch pet foods and products to new customers!

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This Thanksgiving holiday we’d once again like to take a moment to thank you for your continued patronage and for making Flint River Ranch an integral part of your pet’s healthy lives. As a way of showing our thanks we’d like to offer you some great savings via our Thanksgiving ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Cyber Monday’ Sale on all Flint River Ranch dog and cat foods.

For a limited time both new and current A+ FRR customers will save on Flint River pet food purchases, with new customers receiving an automatic 10% discount and current customers receiving $10 off orders over $100 and $20 off orders over $200 – no coupon codes needed!

Thank you again, and please tell your friends and family about the Flint River Ranch Thanksgiving Sale — hurry, the automatic Flint River discount savings will end soon!

Order Now!

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We’re excited to announce that all new 2012 Flint River Ranch Holiday Gift Items are now available for your pets!  Holly the Bear Combo Gift Pack for Dogs This year we’ll be offering three exciting combination gift packs for your favorite four-legged companions.

We have two plush toy and bully sticks gift packs to choose from for dogs and one catnip and Bonita Flakes gift pack for cats.

Santa Dragon Gift Pack for Dogs First up is our brand new Holly the Bear gift pack, which features a large 12″ Holly the Bear plush toy as well as two 12″ Bully Sticks.

Next, our Santa Dragon gift pack returns this year, featuring a large Santa Dragon plush toy and three 6″ bully sticks.

Finally, our Catnip and Bonita Flakes gift pack returns with an assortment of irresistible treats for cats, including:

Catnip and Bonita Flakes Gift Pack

  • 1 oz. Bag of Flint River Ranch Sundried Bonita Flakes — Your cats will be begging for more!
  • Shelby the Hemp Mouse — Already filled with lots of organic catnip
  • Shelby the Refillable Hemp Mouse — With a 1/2 oz. package of loose catnip for stuffing
  • Billy Bob the Cork Ball — Spray him and watch kitty go!
  • Bottle of Catnip Oil Spray — For freshening up cat toys, cat beds or cat scratch posts


Supplies are limited on all three of the holiday gift items, and delivery can take up to 10 days, so make sure to get your orders in soon!


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Our hearts and prayers go out to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. We hope all of our customers and their animal companions are doing well in the aftermath of the hurricane.

While Flint River Ranch is safely out of the path of Hurricane Sandy, please keep in mind that UPS is also not able to make deliveries to all parts of the country right now. The link below on the UPS website lists the parts of the country that are currently under weather-related delays and will be continually updated with new information:

Hurricane Sandy Causing UPS Delays on East Coast

If you have any questions about your A+ Flint River Ranch order, feel free to send us an e-mail or call at (877) 919-5356.


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A quick dog food recall news alert as of October 13th, 2012:

Nature’s Recipe has announced a voluntary recall for two lots of its Nature’s Recipe Oven Baked Biscuits with Real Chicken due to the potential for Salmonella contamination.

While no illnesses have been reported in people or pets to date, Salmonella can affect pets eating the products and there is also a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products

Dogs infected by Salmonella may have diarrhea (possibly bloody) and show signs of vomiting or lethargy, while other dogs may only have decreased appetite or abdominal pain. Pets infected by Salmonella are also at risk for infecting other animals and humans.

The Nature’s Recipe recall applies only to 19 ounce resealable pouches Nature’s Recipe Oven Baked Biscuits with Real Chicken, and is only applicable to bags with one of the following codes:

Lot code 2199TP, UPC 30521 51549, Best If Used By Date 10-11-13
Lot code 2200TP, UPC 30521 51549, Best If Used By Date 10-12-13

The recalled dog treats have been distributed nationally, primarily through pet specialty retailers. Nature’s Recipe has additional information regarding the recall on its website, and concerned customers are encouraged to contact the Nature’s Recipe Consumer Affairs team at 1-800-237-3856.

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Bonita Flakes MultiPack Cat Treats

The new supply of Bonita Flakes have finally arrived — as have some exciting changes for the delectable cat treats!

First, the Bonita Flakes now have upgraded packaging.  The new cat treats feature a plain white bag now, which is sturdier for shipping, and will have a full color label for the first time.

Even better, we’re now offering the option of buying Bonita Flakes in multi packs to help you save money!  While the price on a single bag has gone up slightly due to the increase in the cost of the main Bonita fish ingredient, as well as shipping, we have made it easier to save money by ordering more than one bag at a time.

We have found that most customers like to order at least 2 Bonita Flakes bags at a time, and when doing do so the price will be the same as before.  And ordering one of the new 4-pack or 6-pack multi-packs will make the price even lower than it was before!

Since Bonita can be stored for a year or more in unopened bags, it will be a great way for you to save money on something your cats will absolutely love!

Flint River Ranch Bonita Flakes Cat Treats Multi-Packs


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The Dog Days of Summer have definitely arrived, which of course means it’s time for a new seasonal sale at A+ Flint River Ranch!

Flint River Ranch Dog Days of Summer Savings Sale

For a limited time both new and current A+ FRR customers will save on Flint River pet food purchases during our Dog Days of Summer Sale, with new customers receiving an automatic 10% discount and current customers receiving $10 off orders over $100 and $20 off orders over $200 – no coupon codes needed!

Thank you again, and please tell your friends and family about the Flint River Ranch Summer Savings Sale — hurry, the automatic Flint River discount savings will end soon.

Order Now!

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