Realizing that shoppers only had two choices; they either had to buy the cheaper food that was full of rubbish, or buy high quality food for $100 a bag! Co-Founder Alistair King and his small team of passionate individuals were determined to deliver the quality of pet specialty brands, but at a price Canadians could afford – with nothing hidden in the fine print.
What goes into your pets food is important, but equally important is what doesn’t. That’s why NOOD put together a team of some of the industries leading nutritionists with over 50 years experience to develop a complete and balanced range of recipes that your pet will love.
The Cat Recipes
Meat 1st Ingredient
All of NOODs recipes have two meat proteins at the top of the label to provide pets with essential amino acids.
Humanely sourced proteins like Cage-Free Chicken, Sustainable Salmon & Cage-Free Turkey.
Superfoods & Probiotics
Guaranteed Probiotic strains for digestion and powerful superfoods like blueberries, raspberries and tomatoes.
NOOD recipes contain no grains, which has been identified as a potential allergen for some pets.
No GMO Added
All of NOODs recipes are formulated without GMO ingredients, instead they use ingredients from natural sources.
No Artificial Ingredients
When transitioning to a new cat food, you’ll want to do so slowly over a period of approximately 10 days (14 days for cats with sensitive stomachs). Mixing an increasing amount of new food with old food each day: Start with 75% old food mixed with 25% new food for approximately three days. Next, gradually alter the food proportions to 50 percent of the old food with 50 percent of the new food for approximately three more days. Then, 25 percent old food with 75 percent new food until the pet is finally eating 100 percent of the new food on day 10.
If your cat experiences any vomiting, loose stools, excessive gas or digestive noises, talk to your veterinarian. Usually, it’s better to slow the transition even further than to abruptly switch back to the previous diet.
TIP: If you’ve been free-feeding your cat, this may be a good time to switch to regular meal times. Instead of leaving food out all day, place the bowl down, then remove whatever your cat hasn’t eaten after 20 or 30 minutes.
Fish is an indoor cat that gained his fame when he escaped and went missing for over 25 days in our small town of Gatineau, Quebec. He brushed death and in the process was left fighting Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).
Diet and nutrition is extremely important for Fish. Cats with chronic kidney disease often suffer from muscle wasting and too little protein can make this problem worse. When looking at cat foods we focus on brands that have animal-based protein sources (chicken, beef, salmon, etc.) as their first ingredient. We like to see ingredients that we might eat rather than a byproduct of a manufacturing process.
Our Switch to NOOD
Our switch to NOOD was much easier than anticipated. Day 1 is always easy. A new food is always interesting, although I was skeptical that this would be a simple transition. Surprisingly by day 5 Fish was being quite selective in his kibbles, meaning he was picking and eating ONLY the NOOD kibbles. I was shocked! I didn’t want to speed up the process or upset his stomach, therefore I tried to continue the transition. However, if I’m being honest, I really had no say in the matter and the “transitioning” really did end on day 5. Fish made it quite clear he had no interest in continuing this process. From day 5 onwards, he left all his old kibbles at the bottom of his bowl every-single-day!
Fish has been a NOODist for almost a month now and I’ve noticed quite a few changes; less dander, softer fur, less hairballs, less frequent vomiting, less intestinal issues and healthier looking feces.
So why stop there? With such great results it’s clear I need to make my entire clan NOODists too.