Salt added to a few Solid Gold dry dog foods.
Date: Nov 8, 2011
Due to the formulation changes described in the last News article below, a few of our dry foods required the addition of salt. This addition was necessary because the raw ingredients in the new formula did not provide enough naturally occurring sodium to meet the minimum required levels to maintain the health of adult dogs and puppies. Sodium is a necessary mineral that aids in many functions of the body, not the least of which is the heart beat. Salt (NaCl) is the easiest and best way of increasing the sodium levels in those dry foods that needed extra sodium. The actual sodium levels of the foods have not increased with the new formula.
Due to an excess inventory of bags with the old ingredient panels, we applied stickers with the correct, new ingredient panel over the old ingredient panel. However, some of these bags still have the claim, No Salt Added; on the bulleted points on the back of the bag. The new bags with new formulations have this omitted. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this transitional period.
Dry Food Ingredient Changes
Date: Aug 16, 2011
As many of you know we brought in a second manufacturing facility at the beginning of the year. Through our research and development with the new mill, we decided to make a few upgrades to our formulas to improve the overall quality of our diets. These foods include Barking at the Moon, MMillennia, Hundchen Flocken, Holistique Blendz, Katz-N-Flocken, and Indigo Moon.
All the foods listed above now contain peas and we also added egg to MMillennia, Holistique Blendz, Barking at the Moon, and Hundchen Flocken. Through our testing we found adding peas and eggs to our dry foods increases digestibility and reduces the overall ash content.
The new formulas will be entering the marketplace as we deplete our supply of older bags. The bags will be labeled with the up to date formula as well as having a notice on the front of the bag indicating changes have been made to the formulations.
We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause our customers. Our testing with these new formulas have been very positive but we understand that formula changes can sometimes be a little concerning to pet parents. We want to assure you that we are doing everything we can to make this transition as smooth as possible.
New Jerky Treat Package Size
Date: Sep 20, 2010
All 4 varieties of Solid Gold Jerky Treats (Lamb, Beef, Turkey and Tiny Tots) are being converted to a smaller, more economical 10 oz pouch. The 1 pound Jerky Treat pouches will be discontinued as the 10 ounce sizes become available. At this time, Tiny Tots and Beef Jerky are only available in the 10 oz pouch. Turkey Jerky and Lamb Jerky will soon follow.