We don’t eat the same food at every meal, so why should our pets? A growing number of pet owners and breeders worldwide are realizing the benefits of a rotational diet. Rotational diets involve rotating formulas and protein sources every few weeks. Rotation feeding is designed to provide improved nutrition and a more satisfying feeding experience for your pet by employing different flavors, ingredients and nutrients.
Timberwolf was the first pet food company to offer rotational formulas. Early in our history, we began to suspect that the “one food for life” philosophy touted by other pet food manufacturers was an inadequate approach to animal nutrition. Limiting your pet to one particular diet could lead to food allergies and nutritional deficiencies in the long term. Rotating formulas ensures that your pet is receiving a complete array of vitamins and minerals.
Many other companies have since jumped onto the rotational diet bandwagon, but Timberwolf is still the original and the best. We have spent years perfecting our rotational diets to create a feeding system that is both delicious and completely nourishing.
Rotational diets offer a number of distinct advantages:
Just as humans can develop food allergies, so can animals. Feeding the same formula for a prolonged period increases the likelihood of your pet developing a food allergy or intolerance. A diverse diet with a wide range of protein sources can keep your pet from becoming sensitive to a particular food. Timberwolf rotational diets offer a choice of flavorful lean proteins, including bison, chicken, venison and lamb. All of our protein sources are rich in essential amino acids, the building blocks of life.
A pet that is accustomed to a certain flavor may be less likely to try new foods. Providing a variety of flavors broadens your dog’s palate and maintains interest at mealtime.
Wolves in the wild do not consume the exact same food day after day. Instead, they enjoy diversity in foods. Their digestive systems are designed to absorb nutrients from a wide variety of food sources. Dogs share 99% of their DNA with their wolf ancestors and therefore require the same diversity. Each Timberwolf formula provides optimum amounts of quality meat protein, fruits and vegetables and essential herbs. Rotating formulas allows your dog’s digestive system to do what it does best, as nature intended. By processing the same ingredients day after day, your pet’s digestive system gradually adapts to digest only that food. This could lead to a potential illness if your pet accidentally eats something he or she is not used to eating. A rotational diet keeps the digestive system alert and functional, not lazy and limited.
From apples to zinc, every ingredient offers different nutritional benefits. For example, both flaxseed and sweet potatoes are good sources of fiber. But flaxseed is higher in omega-3 fatty acids, while the sweet potato contains more Vitamin C. While each of our formulas is complete and suitable for long-term use, a rotational diet allows your pet to reap the widest possible range of amino acids, vitamins and balanced essential fatty acids.
Each Timberwolf diet is formulated for all life stages, breeds and sizes, so you can choose the formulas that work best for your pet. Our formulas are designed to complement each other. We recommend that you rotate formulas every two to three months, making a gradual transition from one food to the next to avoid stomach upset. Over time, your pet will adjust more easily from one Timberwolf diet to another.
It’s never too early or too late to start your pet on a rotational diet. Try Timberwolf rotational formulas today, and set your dog on the path to improved nutrition. After all, a healthier pet is a happier pet.
The taste and smell of food is important to your pet. It’s the reason why dogs salivate at the family dinner table, or the family cat tries to sneak into the garbage. To them, human food tastes and smells good. It scores high in palatability-that elusive quality that makes the taste, smell and texture of food pleasing to the palate.
Timberwolf understands this basic fact, and we pour a great deal of money and effort into making our diets more appealing to the senses. Unfortunately, some pet food manufacturers take a backward approach. Instead of relying on healthy, naturally flavorful ingredients, they formulate their products with inferior ingredients and add artificial taste enhancers to compensate. The food may taste good, but it’s loaded with cheap grain fillers and animal byproducts that ultimately deprive your pet of the essential nutrients needed for optimal health. With bland ingredients like corn gluten and peanut hulls, it’s no wonder these foods have to rely on chemical additives to be palatable.
Chemical additives not only cover up the taste of the food, they carry potential health risks. Artificial flavorings such as monosodium glutamate and propylene glycol have been linked to allergies and adverse health effects in both humans and animals.
The plain truth is that no chemical can substitute for the savory taste of real meat protein. We do not add artificial flavors, colors or preservatives to our pet diets. Instead, Timberwolf formulas rely on higher levels of fresh meats and meals for flavor. Our meats and named animal meals are derived from animals raised for human consumption, and we only use fresh meat tissue-no byproducts. The end result is a concentrated source of protein that is both healthy and mouthwatering. Our fresh meats are sourced from trusted suppliers in the United States and New Zealand. With Timberwolf diets, your dog can choose from a veritable smorgasbord of meats, including lamb, bison, elk, chicken and salmon.