Do your cans contain BPA in the lining?
Nope! We’re proud to announce that our cans are BPA-free.
Are your foods made in the USA?
Whenever possible, we source ingredients from the USA. But, as all manufacturers do, some of our ingredients are sourced from Canada, Thailand (our tuna), New Zealand and Australia (our lamb).
Our vitamin packs are imported from China, as this is the only place in the world that supplies them.
The company we source our flavors from in Thailand is a leader in sustainability and safe fishing techniques. Rest assured, many of the highest-quality pet foods are made in
Where are your ingredients sourced?
Our ingredients are locally (US) and globally (around the world) sourced from multiple suppliers.
We don’t use ingredients from China. However, like other manufacturers, we source some
vitamins and minerals from China as they are the only supplier.
How long are opened cans good for in the refrigerator?
When stored in an airtight container, opened cans are good for up to 5 days. Please keep in mind that if air permeates the food it can spoil much faster.
Why are some of your Restricted Diet Foods intended for intermittent or supplemental feeding only?
Our Restricted Diet formulas are intended for intermittent and supplemental feeding only. The low levels of magnesium and phosphorous in the food do not meet The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) requirements for healthy adult maintenance. We only recommend using these foods if your pet is having an issue that requires them to be on a low, restricted diet. Once (and if) the issue is resolved, you will want to switch back to a regular diet. If the issue is chronic, it is okay to maintain the diet. As always, we recommend speaking with your veterinarian concerning feeding guidelines when your pet is challenged by health issues.
Which other brands can Dave’s Restricted Diet be compared to?
Dave’s Restricted Diet Phosphorus Canned Cat Food is comparable to Hills® Prescription Diet® k/d® Feline.
Dave’s Restricted Diet Magnesium Canned Cat Food is comparable to Hills® Prescription Diet® i/d® Feline.
For digestive issues, try Dave’s Restricted Bland Diets.
For a food that’s low in sodium, try Dave’s Restricted Sodium for dogs.
Is your meat human-grade?
Once any meat enters a food facility, it can no longer be considered human-grade. Our meat is not “rendered”.
What is the “Natural Flavor” in some of your foods?
Depending on the product you’re referring to, the natural flavor can vary. Dextrose is the
source of “Natural Flavor” in our canned food formulas. Dextrose acts as an energy source, a texturizer, sweetener, and a flavor enhancer. Frequently found in pet food and feed specialties, it’s readily usable by dog and cat systems.
Other common “Natural Flavors” we use include 1. liquid smoke (wood is smoked and its
aromatics are made into a liquid form which provides the smokey flavor) 2. Pork or chicken palatant (palatant improves the taste of food, and is liver-based—so there’s no lean-muscle tissue).
What are your quality control standards?
Our co-packers have stringent processes in place to make sure their ingredients are meeting the highest quality standards. They produce all of Dave’s Pet Food in their own
facilities in the following locations: USA, Canada, and Thailand. Our tuna cat
food flavors are made in dolphin-free Thailand plants. Each facility tests all ingredients before using them to ensure nutritional and food safety parameters are met. Additionally, they have strict protocols in place to confirm microbiological safety, nutritional compliance, and shelf stability of finished goods.