Caru pet food is a company that offers homemade healthy dog and cat foods. Its founders are medical professionals who began cooking for their own Golden Retriever, Karu, to alleviate her ear infections.
The company offers a variety of stews for dogs and cats as well as Daily Dish smoothies. These are made with human-grade ingredients and are a good choice for picky eaters and those with food allergies.
The company’s recipes feature USDA-inspected meat and poultry and responsibly sourced fruits and vegetables. They are produced in small batches and made in the USA. The food also contains probiotics, which are important for healthy digestion and gut function.
The ingredients are high-quality and provide a well-balanced diet for cats. However, I question the inclusion of sunflower oil and beet molasses. The former is a highly processed ingredient that can cause gastrointestinal upset. The latter is a sweetener that cats don’t need as their palates are adapted to natural sugars like those found in fruit and veggies.
Caru offers a line of flavorful wet stews that can be used as either complete meals or as meal toppers. They use moderate amounts of named meats and a good level of protein, fat, and carbs.
Caru makes a line of natural, healthy stews for dogs and cats. All of their recipes are made with real meat or poultry, and none of the foods contain any grains. They also use no fillers. The company’s products are manufactured in human-grade facilities and packaged in Tetra Pak cartons.
The company is owned by two Canadian medical professionals, Adrian and Pamela Pettyan. They founded the business after their dog, Karu, suffered from serious health issues and was fed a homemade diet.
The food contains moderate amounts of named meats, and it is a low-fat option with a high level of protein. Other ingredients include kelp for a source of sea minerals, and carrots for a good source of fiber. The food also uses sweet potatoes as a gluten-free source of complex carbohydrates.
High in protein
Caru uses natural, high-quality ingredients to make healthy, nutritious foods. Their recipes are formulated by veterinarians and pet nutritionists, then gently cooked in USDA-certified and inspected kitchens.
All of Caru’s ingredients are human-grade, with the exception of their tapioca starch and Daily Dish Smoothies, which are made in Thailand. All their meals are created to look, smell and taste just like homemade.
Many of the exotic proteins Caru uses offer a built-in functional benefit to pets, said Shlager. For instance, krill protein is highly digestible and rich in essential amino acids. Kangaroo meat provides natural Omega 3 fatty acids and has significantly less fat than beef. And ostrich meat is a good source of iron and zinc. Sourcing these novel proteins helps conserve natural ecosystems and reduce over-exploitation of traditional animal protein sources.
Low in fat
Caru’s human-grade pet food is free of artificial colors, flavors and preservatives. It’s also low in fat and made with high-quality protein sources, including whole muscle meat and fish. They use no animal byproducts, and their food is formulated by vet nutritionists. They make all of their foods in USDA-certified and inspected kitchens.
The Pettyans started their company after seeing their own dog’s health improve on a home-cooked diet. They worked with a vet nutritionist to create their line of fresh-frozen meals. Their products are nutrient-dense, low in carbs and made in the USA.
The Caru product line features flavorful wet stew options that can be used as complete meals or meal toppers. They use a moderate amount of named meat proteins and a lower than average level of carbohydrates.
Made with Marine Microalgae Oil
Algae are a group of microscopic plants, such as seaweed or kelp. They grow naturally in oceans and lakes or are cultivated for their high-value oils. Some algae are also a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which help to support a healthy heart.
Caru pet food uses oil from marine microalgae in their products. This helps to create a more balanced diet for your cat, while reducing the amount of omega-6 fatty acids.
The oil from five marine microalgae strains— Tetraselmis suecica, Phaeodactylum tricornutum, Isochrysis galbana, Chaetoceros calcitrans, and Nannochloropsis oculata— were studied in terms of their oil content and fatty acid composition. They were also tested as a potential raw material for ordinary edible oil and as an added nutrient enhancer. The fatty acid profiles of these algal strains are very promising for use in biofuel applications.