Do Caru products contain artificial flavors, preservatives or colors?
No. Our entire line of stews and treats is made with only natural ingredients (fortified with vitamins and minerals).
Do Caru products contain meat or poultry by-products?
No. Caru stews and treats do not contain animal by-products of any kind.
Where are your products manufactured?
In the United States. We create and develop our own recipes in collaboration with an accomplished Ph.D. animal nutritionist. We are proud to say that all of our products are manufactured in facilities that are USDA approved and inspected.
Are your stews truly “human grade”?
Yes! The FDA has confirmed that our stews are made with 100% human grade ingredients and they are processed and handled in accordance with FDA regulations for human food. Just remember, these stews are formulated to meet the nutritional needs of dogs, not people!
How long do your dinners stay fresh?
Unopened, Caru dinners have a shelf life of 2 years. Once opened, these convenient, resealable cartons can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Always check the Best by Date on the top of the pack to determine if the food is still suitable to feed your pet.
Where do you get your ingredients? Are any sourced from China?
All of our ingredients are obtained from the United States, except for a handful of vitamins and minerals which come from Europe and/or Japan and Tapioca Starch from Thailand. Caru products contain real meats and poultry plus vegetables and fruit. All meat proteins are government inspected before being used in any Caru recipe. For your further assurance, all of our food suppliers must conform to Caru’s stringent manufacturing standards for quality and safety. None of our ingredients are purchased from China as we select our ingredients to ensure a high quality, consistent supply.
Do I need to add supplemental vitamins or minerals to your dinners?
Caru formulas are complete and balanced, as is indicated on our package. No additional supplementation is necessary or recommended as it can compromise the health of your pet.
How do you guarantee quality in the manufacturing of your pet foods?
We address this in a number of ways.Caru products are manufactured with the utmost care at plants that are certified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Food & Drug Administration, which means they must meet stringent standards for quality, cleanliness and food safety. In addition, we set exceptionally high standards for ourselves and all of our suppliers and partners.Our exclusive recipes are made naturally with carefully selected ingredients. They are prepared in small “artisan” batches.All our products are made with a limited number of natural, wholesome ingredients. Our stews are simply fortified with vitamins and minerals. That’s why they look, smell and taste like homemade food!
I’ve noticed that when I open a pack of stew that some of the packs have a little more gravy than others. Why is this?
Caru stews are carefully prepared in small batches. Because of this, they don’t turn out identically from one batch to the next. It’s just like when you make a homemade stew from scratch - no 2 batches are exactly alike!
How is your dog food cooked? Is it baked or extruded?
Caru stews are neither baked nor extruded. Our goal is to produce the healthiest, most carefully prepared recipes you can feed your pet. With that in mind, we use carefully selected, high quality ingredients with real meats and poultry plus vegetables and fruit. The use of better raw ingredients means that Caru stews can be minimally processed, so fewer nutrients are cooked out. We also utilize proprietary cooking and packaging processes that are unique to North America. The end result is a nutrient-rich, readily digestible stew for pets.