Frequently Asked Questions
Getting in the NOOD can often raise some questions.
Do it slowly over 10 days. First 3 days; 75:25. Next 3; 50:50. Last 3; 25:75. 10th day; 100%.
If your pet is having issues transition, go back a step and allow it more time to adjust to the new diet.
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We are available exclusively at Walmart® stores across Canada!
We are always open and honest about the ingredients in our recipes, and those that aren’t. When you feed your pet Nood you can trust they are receiving the finest ingredients within a 100% complete and balanced diet.
If you are just changing your animals food to NOOD, you will have to slowly transition its feed over 10 days. If your pet won’t eat the food, try to transition more slowly, introducing NOOD bit by bit over the course of a couple of weeks.
If your animals has previously eaten NOOD but now won’t, it could be because of illness, In which case it is best to talk to a registered vet.
Yes, all of our dry and wet formulas are complete and balanced diets, meaning they give animals all the nutrients they need in one go.
Both wet and dry foods are nutritionally complete. The single biggest difference between the two is moisture content, with wet food obviously having a much higher moisture content. Many people find dry kibble to be more convenient, however if feeding dry kibble, you will need to make sure you pet is drinking plenty of water.
Each pet requires a different amount of food based on factors like their size, exercise routine. All of our products have a feeding guide on the back to help you.
All our ingredients are tested rigorously before being accepted into our USA facility and we operate with the highest food safety standards. You can find more information about our food safety standards here.
Where possible, we source ingredients locally resulting in the majority of our ingredients being sourced within North America. In some case we will source ingredients from further afield in order to secure a safer and more stable supply, which is why we source select vitamins and minerals from Europe. Like almost every premium pet food brand, we source our Taurine from China as this currently provides the most reliable source.
All our recipes are made in the USA.
Our small and large breed recipes are very similar in terms of nutritional breakdown. The main difference is the size of the kibble. We would recommend feeding whichever kibble size is preferred by your dog.
Chicken is a common allergen for many dogs, although most dogs are actually only allergic to the protein, not the fat. If you are not sure we would recommend checking with your vet.
Yes! We run testing on our recipes with over 30 pets of all ages, breeds and sizes. Official AAFCO feeding trials only require 6 pets.
Unfortunately we don’t currently have a sample program, although we do have trial sizes available in Walmart. We also run various giveaways through social media, so keep an eye out on our Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/NoodPetFoodCA
In July of 2018 the FDA announced that they were looking into potential causes for an increase in DCM in dog breeds that were not commonly predisposed. Founded by a team of pet lovers, we take this investigation extremely seriously, and closely follow developments in this area.
There have been 524 reported cases of DCM in dogs in the USA since January 1st 2014. The American Veterinary Medical Association estimates that there are 77 million pet dogs in the United States.
Since the initial announcement, the FDA have provided two updates on the investigation and “is continuing to investigate and gather more information in an effort to identify whether there is a specific dietary link to development of DCM and will provide updates to the public as information develops.” The FDA has also not recommended any ingredients be removed from diets there is currently no scientific evidence showing legumes/grain free diets cause DCM.
At NOOD, our mission is to make premium pet food that every Canadian and their pets can get their paws on. When we initially put together a team of vets and nutritionists we wanted to develop a food that was suitable for as many pets as possible. We looked at all the evidence and decided to offer grain free recipes based on scientific evidence showing grains can be an allergen for some pets.
All of our recipes were formulated following the FDA announcement, which meant we were privileged to be in an objective position to review the evidence. As such, we add taurine to all our diets as a taurine deficiency is commonly found in dogs with DCM.
Ultimately, the most important thing is that our diets are safe and healthy for pets, which is why we work with vets and nutritionists to formulate off the latest scientific research. We will continue to monitor this space very closely, and put our pets health at the forefront of our business.