Why do your feeding guidelines suggest less than most brands?
Our Inukshuk formulas (especially our 32/32) are the highest energy dog foods available on the market. That means they are highly digestible and nutrient dense. Our 32/32 formula contains 710 Kcal/cup of food, an industry benchmark. This means that you can get the same nutrition out of less food. With Inukshuk you can feed less and save more.
What makes your food different?
Inukshuk Professional Dog Food is produced in our family-owned facility in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada under the strictest safety and quality assurance guidelines in the industry. Our CoreyTEC™ innovations allow us to deliver the highest levels of nutrition and energy in the market. Our nutrient-dense formulas mean you feed less than the common brand dog food, stretching each bag further. Buying from us means you’re buying directly from the manufacturer, saving you money upfront. Inukshuk is ideal for working dogs of any breed, and for kennel owners, breeders, mushers, K9 units, service dogs and any other owners who require performance level nutrition.
What it is that makes INUKSHUK a “high energy” formulation?
We use a special vacuum infusion process to lock more fat (energy) into our products. We replace the air in the kibble with fat, forcing nutrient-rich oils to permeate the kibble without making it greasy. Unlike in standard pet food production, nutrients stay deep within the kibble, creating a clean, dry, nutritious food with a high level of healthy fats. This process also makes our food more dense, crunchy, and abrasive while chewing, promoting healthy gums and teeth.
Can a dog switch from one formula to another?
Absolutely. Because our three ingredient decks are very similar, dogs can easily graduate or switch between formulas when necessary. Make sure that the formula you pick is right for your dog, their lifestyle and activity level. Please make sure to follow the feeding guidelines located on the back of the bag, especially when switching to our 32/32 formulation.
Where are your ingredients sourced?
Quality is important to us. Located on the east coast of Canada, we have ready access to many local fishing and agricultural products. The remainder of our ingredients are sourced from North American producers.
Why do you use chicken meal as a protein source?
Working dogs have specific dietary requirements beyond those of the average dog. Having a highly digestible protein source is important. With Chicken Meal, you are getting a concentrated animal protein source compared to many other alternatives. Chicken meal contains a wide array of the essential amino acids your dog needs to perform at its highest level. We pair this Chicken Meal with locally sourced Atlantic herring, a rich source of complementary amino acids and omega-3’s. We choose meals over fresh meat and by-products so that you can be assured that the dietary protein is coming from meat sources, rather than vegetables or grains.
Can / Should I use supplements or toppers in addition to feeding Inukshuk?
Supplements and toppers are not necessary when feeding Inukshuk. Inukshuk Professional Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles. This means our formulas are designed to be complete and balanced, containing all the nutrition and essential vitamins a dog needs for a typical, healthy, active lifestyle. Individual dietary needs or preferences that lead to Inukshuk being part of a dietary regiment containing other foods, is ultimately up to the consumer to decide.
How do I best store Inukshuk once the bag is opened / unopened bags?
An unopened bag of Inukshuk Dog Food should be stored in a cool, dry location, out of direct sunlight. An open bag of Inukshuk should be able to be folded and clipped shut, taking care to remove as much air as possible from the bag.