Triangle Pet Supply is a locally owned, family business. We love our pets (our kids)! Their health and happiness is of the utmost importance to us. We know that this is how most pet owners feel about their pets but understand that finding truly healthy food can be more difficult than it should be. Just learning to read a food label can feel like a degree program!
We have spent the last few years researching pet food ingredients for our own pets and are now applying that knowledge to the brands we select and offer to our customers. We take this commitment very seriously and thoroughly review every product we offer. We are here to help you weed through the misinformation and marketing campaigns to find healthy pet products. You may not recognize a lot of the brands we carry because they don't advertise as heavily and are not carried in the large, profit focused chain stores. If you would like to learn more about pet food ingredients, just visit our resources page.
While even nutritionists don't completely agree on what is appropriate for pets and what is not, we feel there are some basic do's and don'ts that guide our product selection.
What we do offer in Cat & Dog foods: What we don't offer in Cat & Dog foods:
Named meat sources Corn, Wheat, Soy (allergens) Grain Free options Rice Protein Organics Animal digest or by-product Natural preservatives Glutens Minimal fillers BHA or BHT Exotic Proteins Sorbitol, Propylene Glycol Variety to Support Quarterly Rotation Beet Pulp Menadione
The Grey Area:
There are a few commonly used ingredients that are of questionable quality. There are also many products that are very good overall but may contain one or two fillers. If we excluded every item on this list, our selection would be very limited and rotating foods/protein sources would be very difficult. We feel the items on this list are ok, just not ideal, as long as only 1 or 2 is present in a given food and not in every food you rotate throughout the year.
Tomato Pomace - by-product but touted as a good source of Lycopene. We would prefer whole, dried tomato or tomato paste.
Ocean/White Fish - unnamed fish source raises questions of quality and concerns of Ethoxyquin use. We prefer named fish, such as Salmon, and look for statements from the manufacturer that they use Ethoxyquin free fish.
Poultry Fat - Unnamed source raises questions of quality. We prefer to see named fat source such as chicken fat.
Egg Product - We would prefer to see whole or dried eggs.
Potato Product - We would prefer to see whole or dried potatoes.
Brewers Rice - processed, low quality rice fragment. We prefer to see whole or ground rice.