Nutrition is the foundation for excellent health in pets. We believe in feeding unprocessed, whole foods whenever possible. Many underlying disease processes such as urinary disease, obesity, skin disease and chronic ear infections, are as simple as food intolerance or food allergies. Rotating unprocessed meats ensures proper amino acids are consumed (like taurine) and offers a variety of foods for vitamins, minerals and enjoyment. By limiting our pets to one dehydrated and processed food, we are hoping that the proper nutrition is in the bag. We are counting on each pet’s ability to digest and utilize exactly what is needed to be healthy and creating a pet intolerant to other foods, perhaps vomiting frequently from lack of rotation.

With careful guidance from FloridaWild Veterinary Hospital, we believe that human/whole food is the absolute best thing you can do for your pet. Diet is incorporated in every aspect of treatment plans at FloridaWild Veterinary Hospital with consideration for healthy to chronically ill pets.

For cats and dogs, FloridaWild Veterinary Hospital recommends SmallBatch and Rick’s Dog Deli sold at The Funky Mutt Market. Stella & Chewy’s dehydrated raw food options are also available. When a whole food diet is not an option, we recommend Fromm Family Food. All recommended brands can be found at The Funky Mutt Market.

For our bird patients, we recommend Harrison’s Bird Food (available at FloridaWild Veterinary Hospital)

For our exotic mammals FloridaWild Veterinary Hospital recommends Oxbow products (available at FloridaWild Veterinary Hospital)

Every pet’s nutritional needs are different, based on age, breed, health conditions and lifestyle factors—which can make choosing the right pet food complicated. At FloridaWild Veterinary Hospital our veterinarians and staff can take the guesswork out of feeding your pets by advising you about what’s right for your animal.

Click on the pet food products below to learn more about the ones we recommend!

Rick’s Dog Deli

Let Rick’s Dog Deli prepare a custom menu for your dog. Each breed has certain unique characteristics. Commercial foods, designed to feed all breeds, may leave out needed ingredients or add unnecessary ones. Only human grade ingredients are used at Rick’s Dog Deli so you can be sure your dog is receiving premium quality ingredients.

Have your pet’s custom menu prepared fresh and pick up at The Funky Mutt Market.

All Stella & Chewys products are made at their FDA-inspected plant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They work closely with their suppliers, all of whom have filed letters of guarantee confirming each ingredient is wholesome and fully compliant with federal regulations to ensure the highest quality ingredients go into each of their products.

They source premium meats such as grass-fed beef from North America, Australia, and New Zealand, cage-free chicken from North America, and wild-caught salmon from North America. Fruits and vegetables are certified organic, and sourced from North and South America as seasonally available. These ingredients are complemented by added minerals and vitamins to make each dinner for dogs or cats complete and balanced as determined by the American Federation of Feed Control Officials (AFFCO). Probiotics and antioxidants are added to each dinner to further enhance each recipe.

All products are manufactured using their patented SecureByNature food safety process. A key feature of that process is High Pressure Processing (HPP). All Stella & Chewys products are cold-pressed using water at pressure equal to that found at the bottom of the ocean (87,000 lbs. per square inch) where harmful bacteria cannot survive.

While numerous steps are taken in following the proper procedures during the manufacturing process, constant monitoring also takes place to assure that the high standards established are achieved. Every product batch is tested by an independent lab for pathogenic bacteria including salmonella and E. coli O157:H7. Only after the results are confirmed as negative is the product released for shipment. Each certificate of analysis from the outside lab is posted to their website. Each product has been identified with the production lot codes for easy look-up and reference.

Fromm Family Foods is a family owned and operated company passionately dedicated to the art of creating the highest quality natural pet foods for dogs and cats.

Both Fromm Cat and Dog Food is available at The Funky Mutt Market.

Why Harrison’s?

Because the single most important thing you can do for your bird is to feed it right.

Harrison’s is fully fortified with vitamins. It is a proven complete diet that yields the best long term health results of any documented commercial or homemade diet. Harrison’s is the only diet proven to prevent metabolic bone disease, as well as prevent and reduce elevated cholesterol.

Available at FloridaWild Veterinary Hospital.

All of the Roudybush diets are formulated by avian nutritionist Tom Roudybush, M.S. In his 16 years of nutritional research at the University of California, Davis, 10 specifically focus on the nutritional requirements of pet birds, Tom has become a leader in the avian nutrition field. His work is the basis for most of the published nutritional research in pet birds that are available today.

Available at FloridaWild Veterinary Hospital.

Oxbow Pet Foods offer an outstanding hay based diet for Rabbits, Chinchillas, Guinea Pigs, Rats, Hamsters and Gerbils. They are the leading nutrition specialists for these pets.

The full line of products are available at FloridaWild Veterinary Hospital

Pet Nutrition in DeLand, FL

Have questions or concerns about what your pet is eating? Call us at (386)734-9899.

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