How do I transition my pet to a new Solid Gold food?
Switching to any new dog food should be a gradual transition over 7 to 10 days. Replace 25% of the current food with Solid Gold pet food for 2 to 3 days, then feed a little more Solid Gold pet food over the next 5 to 7 days until they are eating a Solid Gold formula exclusively. This gradual transition will help reduce any digestive upsets that may occur due to the change in diet.
What is the shelf life of Solid Gold products?
Dry foods are stamped with a best use by date that is 15-18 months from the date of manufacture, depending on the food. Canned foods are stamped with a best use by date that is (3) years from the date of manufacture. Jerky Treats and Biscuits are stamped with a best use by date that is (18) months from the date of manufacture. Supplements are stamped with a best use by date that is (3) years from the date of manufacture.
Once a bag of Solid Gold dry food is opened, how quickly should it be used?
We recommend using the food within 6 to 8 weeks after opening.
What is the best way to store Solid Gold food once it is opened?
We recommend storing the food in the original bag, which should be stored in a cool dry place. Pouring the food into a separate container exposes it to a rush of air and can increase the rate at which it will oxidize, decreasing the shelf-life. By leaving the food in the bag, it becomes a barrier and provides an extra layer of protection. Canned foods should be covered and stored in the refrigerator for no longer than 3-4 days.
Can Solid Gold foods be frozen to extend the shelf life?
We have not conducted studies about how long freezing may extend the shelf life of Solid Gold foods. If a customer chooses to freeze, we recommend only defrosting a couple days’ worth of dry food to help prevent mold growth caused by excess moisture. An easy way to freeze canned food is in ice cube trays for simple serving sizes.
What is SeaMeal and why should I use it?
SeaMeal is a great supplement for overall good health. It is kelp based so it is high in trace vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. SeaMeal also contains flax meal, which is a great source of Omegas that are beneficial for skin and hair coat, as well as benefiting other organ systems. Additionally, it contains a small amount of a digestive enzyme, which helps the pet better digest and metabolize their food. We receive many reports from customers stating that this is a great product, and their pet’s look and feel so much better since adding this to their diets.