Shop Local - It's More Than Our Mantra

March 20, 2015

In the wake of so many recent pet food recalls, the latest being Purina's Beneful, and the growing concerns about the safety of imported meats and other ingredients from overseas and the USA, we would like to inform everyone that there are better, healthy, inexpensive options available and ones that are pretty much right at your doorstep.  We would like to remind everyone to SHOP LOCAL, BUY CANADIAN!    


At the Amelia Biscuit Company, we not only shout from our rooftop 'BUY LOCAL' but also we try to live it too by carrying a great selection of Canadian-made, Canadian-sourced pet foods in our store. We want to be sure everyone is clear on those terms, as they are very important to the message here. When you see 'Canadian-made' on a bag of food it means the food was manufactured and bagged here in Canada.  And 'Canadian-sourced' tells you that the ingredients in the bag come from Canadian farmers and suppliers. Both together on your bag of pet food mean that the food inside the bag is raised, mixed and assembled here in our country.  It's the truest sense of SHOP LOCAL as you support Canadian farmers, workers, and our economy. The food also travels less distance to arrive at a store, so it's fresher, less expensive, and much more environmentally friendly as far as emissions are concerned. It's a win-win situation when you BUY LOCAL!  


One such brand we'd like to bring to your attention is Nutreco. Their foods are made in St. Mary's, Ontario, and with 98% or higher Canadian-sourced ingredients (meats like Lamb are imported from New Zealand but must pass very rigorous screening before being used) it's SHOP LOCAL with a big bang for your buck, and without compromising on taste, freshness and quality of ingredients, or variety of flavours.  When you buy Nutreco foods you save on average $10 - $25 per bag when compared to other brands that are not made locally or using Canadian-sourced ingredients.  Here's some numbers to make our point, using the 13kg size bag:

  • Wholesome Blend Grain-Free 13kg bag:  Turkey ($54.99), Beef ($68.99), Salmon ($74.99)

  • Naturally Fresh 13kg bag:  Chicken ($59.99), Turkey, Rabbit or Beef ($69.99)

  • Lifetime 13kg bag:  Chicken ($39.99), Lamb or Fish ($47.99)

Nutreco doesn't cut corners, compromise on quality or quantity, or make their food cheaply.  Their price points reflect their desire to make high quality pet food everyone could afford:  Feeding your pet well shouldn't leave you broke! These foods are only available at specialty pet supply stores; you won't see them in grocery stores or big box stores. They are also a company that doesn't spend lots of money on fancy advertising or marketing, so all funds made go into making their high quality, healthy food.    


At Amelia Biscuit we bake the happy into healthy dog treats …. SHOP LOCAL, BUY CANADIAN!




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