Thursday, December 4, 2008

Pawsibilities

Today on my way home from Good Mews, I passed a pet food shop and decided to stop in. It's called Pawsibilities Pet Food & Supply and I was immediately impressed. I've talked before about trying to find a local pet food store where I could buy natural pet food (i.e. food not made from corn and animal by-products). This one is a bit closer to me than the other one I found a few months ago. I spoke with the owner for a bit about food, and specifically raw food. I've done some research into raw food diets and have been interested in trying it. I got a small package called "kitten grind" (which is NOT made of kittens... I asked! they need a new name! :-)) and will give Lewis and Ebony 50% raw and 50% kibble. We'll see how they like it!

I really appreciated the time the owner took to help me, and the explanations about the different kinds of food. I also found the food priced fairly reasonable (as high-quality pet food can be quite pricey!). If you live near historic Roswell, GA, then I highly recommend stopping by. Actually, I recommend no matter where you live trying to find a local pet food store. I'm all about supporting local businesses, and I was surprised to find that I've lived so close to these stores for the past 3.5 years and never knew it. These stores often only sell high-quality food, instead of the corn-filled ones that you find at the grocery store. I've talked a lot about buying good quality pet food, or you might as well get some life insurance quotes for your pet!

2 comments:

Daniel and Teresa said...

I'm sure our cat food is not the healthiest; we only have a few brands to choose from! Before the local pet store here expanded and began selling cat food, we couldn't always find it(or litter) in town! So now I'm just glad we can buy cat food. Though, now that our cat is an outdoor cat, we don't need the litter. :)I don't think cats are nearly as popular as dogs (probably because cats don't generally guard your house). Jeremiah loves watching Chai, especially when Chiste chases her!

ashley @ twentysixcats said...

Oh I totally understand that getting good quality cat food is limited to what's available where you live. :-) When I lived in Peru we made food out of rice and tuna. I don't know how nutritional it was - to me it seems a raw food diet would work really well in a place like Peru! Easier to find the ingredients, anyways. :-)