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Wild Earth, Inc
2865 Seventh Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
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Frequently asked questions
Aren’t dogs wolves/carnivores/meat-eating machines?
Good question! Dogs can digest protein from multiple sources, because dogs are omnivores — scavenging omnivores, to be exact. They evolved alongside humans over tens of thousands of years, developing gut enzymes that allow them to digest a wide variety of foods.
It turns out the digestive system of dogs (and humans) doesn’t care where your protein comes from — it matters that the protein is complete, high quality, bio-available, and easily digestible. In independent studies, our dog food tested high in digestibility, meaning your dog absorbs all the needed healthy protein and nutrients with every meal.
Why is Wild Earth’s dog food better than dog food made with meat?
The most dangerous ingredient in meat-based dog food is the meat itself. That is because, unlike the FDA, there is no regulatory body that oversees the quality of the ingredients in the food. There have been over 180 recalls in pet food since 2009 and almost all of them are from the meat ingredients. Toxic chemicals, euthanasia drugs, animal growth hormones, and harmful bacteria are just some of the things found in the meat in dog food today. Read our series on the state of dog food here.
Furthermore, allergy to meat is one of the most common allergies found in dogs. A 2016 study found 236 dogs with allergies to animal-based ingredients versus only 77 with allergies to plant-based ingredients.
Can dogs really eat protein from yeast?
Protein is a vital nutrient, essential for your dog’s health. Dogs require 10 essential amino acids, the building blocks of protein. These amino acids are found in animal meat, plants, and in our star ingredient — yeast.
What are the full list of ingredients?
Our recipe was created by scientists, nutritionists, and vetted by our chief veterinary officer Dr. Ernie Ward and other industry experts. Our full ingredients are listed below:
Dried Yeast, Chickpeas, Oats, Peas, Pea Protein, Potato Protein, Canola Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Sweet Potato, Dried Aspergillus oryzae Fermentation Product, Flaxseed Meal, Sunflower Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Natural Flavor, Marine Microalgae, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Salt, Inulin (from chicory root), Fructooligosaccharide, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Mixed Tocopherols (preservative), Vitamin E Supplement, Copper Proteinate, L-Carnitine, Blueberries, Cranberries, Pumpkin, Spinach, Wheat Germ, Potassium Chloride, Vitamin A Supplement, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin D2 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Rosemary Extract.
Good to know: The yeast protein we are using is an Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) approved pet food ingredient classified as Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
Did Wild Earth have feeding trials with real dogs when developing this food?
Yes, our dog food and treats have been tested through humane volunteer testing, supervised by a panel of vets and scientists. Both acceptability and digestibility studies have shown excellent results.
Do dogs like Wild Earth Clean Protein Dog Food?
Yes - they love it! We’ve designed this food to be a delicious, nutritious and a complete meal. That said, If for any reason you or your dog does n't like our food, we will promptly issue a refund.
How big are your bags of dog food?
We recommend buying a small bag first and introducing the new food gradually, mixed in with your dog's current food over the course of 7-10 days.
What is you Money Back Guarantee?
We care deeply about customer (and dog) satisfaction and building a long-term relationship with you. Our Happiness Guarantee is just one way we ensure our customers love our products and are treated fairly by our company.
Treats Happiness Guarantee: If after your first purchase your dog doesn’t love our treats, we’ll issue you a full refund. Note that this is only available for your first time order of your first individual bag of dog treats. All you have to do is contact us within 30 days from the date of your first purchase and we will refund you for the full amount of the first bag. Contact us here to get started.
Food Happiness Guarantee: If after your first purchase your dog doesn’t love our food, we’ll issue you a full refund. Note that this is only available for your first time order or your first individual bag of dog food. All you have to do is contact us within 30 days from the date of your first purchase and we will refund you for the full amount of the first bag. We will provide you with a prepaid shipping label for you to send us back the bag. Contact us here to get started.
Other returns that do not fall under the Happiness Guarantee: To return unopened product for a refund contact us here to get started. Return shipping and a $3 restocking fee per item will be deducted from total amount refunded.
Do you sponsor events?
We are passionate about grassroots organizing and the work of local groups and non-profits. Right now our ability to sponsor is determined on a case by case basis. If interested, please contact email@example.com with info about your group and event.
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