NaturaPet announced this month 100% of its ingredients will come from trusted, non-Chinese suppliers, according to an article by www.Examiner.com . Natura says it became the first petfood company in the industry to test and guarantee that all of its products are free from melamine and cyanuric acid.
Supplements are needed to ensure that pets receive optimum nutrition, and among the necessary supplements--certain B vitamins and taurine--have been unavailable from anywhere other than China. After working with its suppliers, Natura has found alternative sources and has been using them exclusively.
"We will not compromise on food safety and nutrition because both are so critical to the health of pets," said Don Scott, president of Natura.
The Natura product line includes Innova, California Natural, EVO, HealthWise, Mother Nature and Karma.
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