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GENTLY-BAKED IN OUR BAKERY
COAST+RANGE: Since 2017, our veterinarian-formulated foods have been gently-baked in small batches in the USA. We bake our foods in our COAST+RANGE owned and operated bakery in Henderson, NV at low-temperatures to ensure our foods are safe (we bake above 180 degrees to remove any unwanted food pathogens) while maintaining maximum nutrient retention (unlike the high-temperature extruded pet food process which destroys many nutrients). Baking - and the use of higher quality ingredients - allows us to provide your dog with exceptional nutrition from nature without the need for any synthetic nutrients made in a lab.
THE COMPETITION: The big pet food companies employ a high-temperature process known as extrusion which destroys the nutrition in pet food. That - and the use of low quality ingredients - requires them to use synthetic nutrients made in a lab to provide adequate nutrition for your dog. Many use third-party co-packers to make thier foods and outsource quality control and food safety to them.
GRAINS - A GREAT SOURCE OF NUTRITION
COAST+RANGE: Grains can be a great source of nutrition if they are properly sources and handled (see below). We use organic brown rice as the grain that are properly sourced from the USA and carefully handled by our bakeries to ensure every batch of our foods are safe and nutritious.
THE COMPETITION: Uses grains that aren't organic or properly sourced (often from outside the USA). These grains can contain high levels of heavy metals and, if not properly handed, dangerous mycotoxin contamination (one of the leading causes of dog food recalls).
HIGH IN ANIMAL PROTEIN + TAURINE
COAST+RANGE: Dogs are carnivorous animals, so our gently-baked foods are high (35% or more) in QUALITY animal protein like beef, duck, beef heart, chicken liver, and the yolks of humanely-raised eggs. These quality protein sources NATURALLY deliver the vitamins, minerals, and essential amino acids your dog needs to thrive.
THE COMPETITION: Uses low levels of QUALITY animal protein and synthetic amino acids made in a lab like Taurine, L-Lysine, and Methionine to nourish your pet (not natural ingredients like COAST+RANGE).
NO SYNTHETIC NUTRIENTS
COAST+RANGE: We use better ingredients and gently bake our foods so we don't have to use synthetic vitamins. minerals or amino acids in our foods - so your dog gets their nutrition from nature, not something made in a lab.
THE COMPETITION: Uses lower quality ingredients and a high heat process known as extrusion that destroys the nutrition in the food. As a result pet food companies use what is know as a "pre-mix" of synthetic vitamins, minerals and amino acids made in a lab (many in China). So you pay for fancy ingredients and your dog actually gets their nutrition from cheap lab-made nutrients.
GRAINS - HANDLING + SOURCING MATTERS
COAST+RANGE: We use organic brown rice sourced from the USA as the grains in our Beef Formula and Salmon Formula foods. Our bakeries have stringent processes that they follow to ensure the grains in our foods are properly stored and handled. Unlike other dog food companies, we regularly test our grains and foods for heavy metals and mycotoxin contamination to ensure they are safe and nutritious.
THE COMPETITION: Uses grains that aren't organic and/or properly sourced (often from outside the USA where there are lax environmental controls). These grains can contain high levels of heavy metals and, if not properly handed, dangerous mycotoxin contamination (one of the leading causes of dog food recalls that can be lethal to dogs in certain amounts).
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