FAQS

General Questions

Nutrition

Q. I’m looking for a top-quality food for my pet. What ingredients should I look for on the label?

A. A healthy food for your dog or cat offers your pet true nutrition. At Hound & Gatos we believe true nutrition begins with a balanced diet similar to what they would eat in nature: a meaty diet without grains. The first ingredient on all of our labels is real animal protein such as beef, chicken or salmon. No by-products, fillers or artificial preservatives are ever added. We also steer clear of ingredients that could cause adverse reactions in your pet such as white potatoes, lentils, peas or chickpeas.

Q. Why is a high animal protein diet healthy for my pet?

A. At Hound & Gatos, we believe our four-legged friends thrive on diets that reflect what their ancestors ate in the wild. You’ve never seen dogs and cats grazing in a pasture!

Q. Are Hound & Gatos recipes truly grain free?

A. Yes! At Hound & Gatos, we believe that dogs and cats were meant to thrive on a high-meat, low-carbohydrate diet. Our 98% meat recipes are prepared without grains of any kind, which makes them great for pets with food allergies or digestive sensitivities. Our complete and balanced foods contain only a few key ingredients. And we never use high-glycemic ingredients that aren’t good for pets, like white potatoes or starchy grains.

Q. Why do you use natural agar-agar as a thickening agent?

A. Because there is evidence that other thickeners commonly found in pet foods may not be as healthy for your pet. Carrageenan has been linked to gastrointestinal inflammation and digestive issues. Guar gum has some healthy benefits, but it’s derived from a bean. Beans are difficult for cats to digest. Xanthan gum is derived from corn, wheat, dairy or soy. These nutrients can trigger allergies in sensitive pets.

Manufacturing & Safety

Q. Where are your canned products made and sourced?

A. Every Hound & Gatos recipe is carefully prepared in a state-of-the-art facility, right here in the USA. The majority of meat, fish and poultry we use is USA and Canada-sourced. Our lamb is imported from New Zealand and our duck comes from reliable suppliers in France. While most pet foods are prepared with vitamin-mineral mixes from China, our vitamins and minerals are exclusively sourced in the United States.

Q. How do you ensure the safety of your products?

A. At Hound & Gatos, we work closely with a cannery that practices one of the strictest Food Safety and Quality Assurance Programs in the industry. Virtually everything is monitored every step of the way, from incoming ingredients to finished cans. Because we’re committed to providing recipes that you can feel good about feeding your pet.

Q. Are your cans BPA free?

A. Yes, our cans are BPA free.

Company

Q. Who are the makers of Hound & Gatos pet food?

A. Gott Pet Products is owned and operated by the Gottsacker family in St. Francis, Wisconsin. Our company, which is also responsible for Charlee Bear® natural dog treats, has been providing healthy ways to reward millions of pets since 1992.

Food For Dogs

Canned Recipes

Q. Why do you offer an Original Paleolithic Diet recipe?

A. When we originally introduced Hound & Gatos, our recipes were inspired by what dogs and cats would have consumed before their human parents started raising dairy animals and cultivating grains. That’s why you’ll find an Original Paleolithic Diet containing a 98% beef, pork, lamb and venison blend in both our canned dog and cat line.

Q. How long can I store the unused portion of your canned food after opening?

A. Once the canned food is in a pet’s dish, it can stay out at room temperature for about 30-45 minutes and then it should be put back in the refrigerator or discarded, depending upon the temperature in the room. Overall, the exact same rules that would apply for human canned food apply here.

Food For Cats

Canned Recipes

Q. Why do you offer an Original Paleolithic Diet recipe?

A. When we originally introduced Hound & Gatos, our recipes were inspired by what dogs and cats would have consumed before their human parents started raising dairy animals and cultivating grains. That’s why you’ll find an Original Paleolithic Diet containing a 98% beef, pork, lamb and venison blend in both our canned dog and cat line.

Q. Why are Hound & Gatos recipes especially good for cats?

A. Cats are obligate carnivores, which means that they have to eat meat to survive. Unlike their canine counterparts, their bodies simply aren’t equipped to digest plant-based foods like vegetables, fruits or grains. So you and your cat will be happy to know that every Hound & Gatos recipe contains 98% meat, poultry, fish and/or liver. The other 2% is a complete and balanced vitamin-mineral blend along with Taurine, which is essential for feline health.

Q. How long can I store the unused portion of your canned food after opening?

A. Once the canned food is in a pet’s dish, it can stay out at room temperature for about 30-45 minutes and then it should be put back in the refrigerator or discarded, depending upon the temperature in the room. Overall, the exact same rules that would apply for human canned food apply here.

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