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Finding the right food for your pet

Canine Creek Pet Wash & Boutique

Did you know there are more choices for dog and cat food other than kibble? If you have ever tried to look up pet food on the internet, you will find it is almost overwhelming. That's what we are here for!

We can help you find the right food for your pet. Like people, all dogs and cats are different. What might work well for one pet may not give the same benefits to another pet. In this month's article, we are going to look at raw food for your pets.

Yep, I said raw food! "What is that?" you may ask. We carry frozen and freeze-dried versions of a raw diet. One of the most popular brands in raw is Primal. They are based in Northern California and manufacture human-grade raw food. Many people choose to feed raw to their pets because it is similar to what they would be eating if they were in the wild. The food has protein, bones, organs, fruits and vegetables. They have 6-pound bags of patties, 3-pound bags of nuggets or 4-pound bags of Pronto (that look like little cubes), that are kept in the freezer until they are ready to be thawed and served.

The freeze dried version is perfect if you are traveling and on the go. Some customers choose to feed a full raw diet. This is great for small dogs, but I'm not going to lie, it can get rather pricey for the larger dogs. That's why some customers will use raw as a topper or even as a treat. The pets still get benefits of the raw diet. Primal uses the highest quality of poultry, meat, game and only certified organic produce and supplements. Their products are made with human grade ingredients. And, best of all, the ingredients to make the food is sourced from the United States and New Zealand. For those pups or kitties with sensitive stomachs, raw is a highly digestible food that is rich in enzymes.

Are you slightly intrigued? Come in and ask for a free 16 ounce goat milk. It's a great topper to any meal, raw or not. Goat milk is a great way to give extra hydration and it's packed with vitamins, minerals, electrolytes and more. Suitable for dogs and cats, this "universal milk" is also great for those animals with any digestive issues. One last side note: Primal, Small Batch and Steve's Real Food also offer a selection of raw meat and recreational bones to boost your pet's tooth, gum and jaw health. Come check out all of our freezers.

For more information about Canine Creek, call (661) 822-0307, or come in and say hi at 798 Tucker Rd., Ste. 5 in Tehachapi. We are more than a pet wash!