A wholesome meal for your dog can be achieved by feeding Addiction’s Canned Food mixed with cooked carbohydrates, raw or blanched vegetables or fruits, highly digestible and low-allergy proteins like fish, eggs and potatoes. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian before embarking on any feeding for your dog or cat.
However, no commercial diet should replace totally fresh foods. They only serve to complement and also enhance it. You need not feed your dog only a specific flavor of Canned Food; to achieve optimal nutrition and break boredom, you can alternate between flavors like Addiction’s Venison & Avocado, Unagi & Seaweed and Brushtail & Vegetables.
Addiction is all natural and we do not use any artificial colors or flavoring. Therefore it is perfectly normal to see differences in colour and/or texture as found in nature!
One of the unique features of New Zealand Brushtail & Vegetables canned food is that the whole Brushtail (excluding the skin, fur and gut) is used. This means the food is very similar to what a dog would eat in the wild, containing bones rich in Calcium.
While most of the bones breakdown completely in cooking process, there are occasions where pea-sized bone fragments are found in the food. They are safe to consume and are a rich source of natural calcium.
In the Venison & Apples canned food, only meat excluding bone is used.
Addiction Foods is dedicated to providing the highest quality dog and cat foods to our customers. The safety and quality standards of our foods are of utmost importance to us. We have always made every effort to ensure that our foods are tested and manufactured in compliance with stringent state and industry standards, including the United States FDA and New Zealand Food Safety Standards.
We are aware of some recently published reports indicating that can linings which contain BPA mimic estrogen, an important natural human hormone, and that exposure to BPA may pose potential health threats to our pets. We have been following research developments and statements issued by government and regulatory bodies with regards to this matter very closely, and have consulted published scientific reports. According to a statement issued by the US FDA, they have found no evidence at this present time suggesting that the presence of BPA in can linings causes harm. Health Canada has also made a similar announcement in which they state that the current low levels of BPA present in cans poses negligible risk.
The metal cans used by us are coated with epoxy and hence do contain low levels of BPA. In fact, there are currently no cans available that are genuinely BPA-free. As evidence, those cans that are claimed to be BPA-free have still been found to contain BPA upon testing. Our analysis of the data indicates that the amount of BPA that may migrate from the can linings into the food is insufficient to pose a health risk. We want to thank all our customers for their continued support and provide assurance that we will continue to be vigilant in monitoring research developments and any changes in government and industry guidelines.