Shell’s Feed & Garden Supply, Inc. is proud to carry Diamond Pet Food products. We have quality dog & cat food at affordable prices. See why we love them so much by reading below:
ONLY HIGH-QUALITY FOOD INGREDIENTS
When we made the decision to only make pet food you’d be proud to feed your pet, we didn’t skimp on quality. Strong relationships with our trusted suppliers ensure we always source the very best ingredients. Our veterinarians and nutritionists carefully develop formulas to meet the dietary nutritional standards of every pet. Here are just a few of the high-quality ingredients you’ll find in our products:
- With cage-free chicken, pasture-raised lamb and beef and wild-caught whitefish
- Vegetables like carrots, peas, sweet potatoes and spinach
- Fruits like blueberries, papaya, raspberries and coconut
- Whole grains such as brown rice, barley and oatmeal
- Fiber for healthy digestion
SUPERFOODS FOR SUPERIOR NUTRITION
SUPERFOODS – What is a Super Food?
Diamond Naturals dry and select canned formulas contain superfoods such as kale, blueberries, chia seed and pumpkin. These ingredients are sources of key nutrients, including antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and proteins.
Superfoods are foods that are particularly high in nutritional value. These ingredients are added to Diamond Naturals dry and select canned food recipes as sources of key nutrients such as antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and proteins. When combined, superfoods help provide more complete nutrition for your pet.
Every Diamond Naturals and Diamond Naturals Grain-Free dry dog formula is enhanced with K9 Strain® Probiotics and every Diamond Naturals dry cat formula is enhanced with Viables®Probiotics. These beneficial bacteria were developed specifically for use in our dog and cat foods to help your pet digest food more efficiently. Every Diamond Naturals and Diamond Naturals Grain-Free dry dog and cat formulas are guaranteed to provide 80 million colony forming units (CFU) per pound of these proprietary probiotics.
PROPRIETARY PROBIOTIC TECHNOLOGY
Healthy digestive and immune systems are vital to the overall health of your pet. That is why every Diamond Naturals and Diamond Naturals Grain-Free dry dog formula is enhanced with K9 Strain® Probiotics and every Diamond Naturals dry cat formula is enhanced with Viables® Probiotics. These beneficial bacteria were developed specifically for use in our dog and cat foods to help your pet digest food more efficiently. Every Diamond Naturals and Diamond Naturals Grain-Free dry dog and cat formulas are guaranteed to provide 80 million colony forming units (CFU) per pound of these proprietary probiotics.
WHAT ARE PROBIOTICS?
Like humans, dogs and cats have both “good” and “bad” bacteria in their digestive systems. Probiotics, or good bacteria, help maintain a healthy balance by suppressing the bad bacteria in the intestines. A healthy digestive system will break down food and distribute nutrients more efficiently and is an important part of a healthy immune system.
WHY ARE PROBIOTICS IMPORTANT?
Since 70 percent of your pet’s immune system is in the GI tract, helping support digestive health also supports a healthy immune system. Nutrients from food are absorbed and processed through the GI tract. An imbalance in the GI tract, caused by stress, infection, antibiotic medication or just something your pet ate, can lead to digestive issues, an increased susceptibility to illness or general discomfort. Feeding your pet a diet enhanced with probiotics may help restore balance and get your pet’s digestive and immune systems back on track.
WHAT MAKES DIAMOND’S PROBIOTICS DIFFERENT?
For maximum benefit, the bacteria in a probiotic must be viable, that is, alive and able to multiply. Viable probiotics are referred to as colony forming units (CFU). We add our probiotics to Diamond Naturals and Diamond Naturals Grain-Free after the cooking process, which would otherwise kill beneficial bacteria. Diamond is one of a very small number of pet food manufacturers who take this extra step. Every pound of Diamond Naturals and Diamond Naturals Grain-Free dry food delivers 80 million CFU of live, active probiotic cultures, guaranteed.
Surviving processing is one thing. But surviving the harsh environment of your canine’s digestive tract is another. K9 Strain Probiotics were developed from the canine GI tract and are proven to survive in the digestive system of other canines. K9 Strain probiotics are the only species-specific probiotics available that are developed from bacteria strains found in the canine GI tract.
K9 Strain Probiotics and Viables Probiotics are processed under strict quality and safety standards. Each strain is purified and guaranteed to be free of harmful pathogens or other contaminants.
At Diamond, we only make products that we’d be proud to feed to our own pets. Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our products. We adhere to stringent and scientifically advanced food safety protocols and constantly monitor and test our raw materials, production environment, processes and finished products. By continuously improving performance with the latest advancements in science and technology, we’ve developed a comprehensive food safety system. Here are a few of the ways we ensure quality.
- On-Site Product Testing
- Mycotoxin Control
- Microbial Testing
- Water Purification
- Air Quality Control
- Test and Hold
A COMMITMENT TO FOOD SAFETY
At Diamond Pet Foods, nothing is more important to us than the safety of our products. We adhere to stringent and scientifically advanced food safety protocols. We constantly monitor and test our raw materials, production environment, processes and finished products. By continuously improving performance with the latest advancements in science and technology, we’ve developed a comprehensive food safety system.
ON-SITE PRODUCT TESTING
We test and monitor every aspect of the manufacturing process: pre-production, production and post-production.
- 1,075 Mycotoxin Tests/week
- 1,300+ Microbiological Tests/week
- 180 Oxidative Stability Tests on Fats & Oils/month
- 6,000+ Ingredient Nutritional Tests/month
- 45,000+ Finished Product Nutritional Tests/month
- 18+ hours of Employee Safety Training per employee/year
- 600+ Safety Assessments/year
1,075 MYCOTOXIN TESTS/WEEK
No grain ingredients, which could be at risk for mycotoxins, are allowed to enter our facilities without having been thoroughly analyzed, using the most advanced testing methods and equipment available. Mycotoxins are toxic chemicals produced by fungi that can appear in grains. At Diamond, we perform 1,075 mycotoxin tests every week. An extra layer of protection is added by testing all finished products containing corn or rice on an hourly basis prior to release.
1,300 MICROBIOLOGICAL TESTS/WEEK
We conduct over 1,300 microbiological tests every week, including finished product tests, in-process tests, environmental tests and sanitation-verification tests. All topical palatants and probiotics must have a Certificate of Analysis and prove to be Salmonella negative before submission to Diamond Pet Foods. We also perform approximately 180 oxidative stability tests every month for all fats and oils used as topical ingredients.
We utilize a water purification process to ensure the water we use is free from microorganisms and organic and inorganic chemicals. Using a process known as reverse osmosis, water is forced through a series of fine filters to remove any possible contaminants.
All of our manufacturing facilities are segregated into zones to ensure separation of raw materials from finished products. And each production area is equipped with HEPA®-filtered and ozone air-treated handling units to ensure clean, treated air is utilized in each of the segregated zones.
TEST AND HOLD PROGRAM
45,000+ FINISHED PRODUCT NUTRITIONAL TESTS/MONTH
No product is released into distribution without adhering to the strict standards of our Test and Hold Program, in which product tests are conducted by a certified, independent laboratory. We use scientifically- and statistically-based referencing standards set by the ICMSF (International Commission on the Microbiological Specification for Foods). Samples are collected and tested for every product produced. Every sample is kept for a time equal to the guaranteed shelf life of the product, typically 12 months. And no product is released without this verification activity.
(Information from Diamond Pet Food Website)