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Veterinary Nutrition Team

In response to concerns about the pet food industry, ‘boutique’ type brands have sprouted overnight, circumventing veterinarians, and marketing directly to the public without ever testing their formulations, without support from veterinarians, and without any scientific basis behind their claims.  We want to be clear – JFFD is not this kind of pet food company; we are entirely vet-centric and boast a team of over 7 total veterinarians lead by Dr. John Tegzes, VMD Dipl. ABVT, board certified veterinary toxicologist and by our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Oscar E. Chavez BVetMed MRCVS MBA. Dr. Tegzes is a Professor at WesternU veterinary school and Dr. Chavez is a Professor in Clinical Veterinary Nutrition at Cal Poly Pomona university, where he was the Director of the the RVT program from 2009-2013. They believe what we believe, and that is that food made from real ingredients is healthier than any processed feed grade food found in a bag or a can. Together, they established a certification course for veterinarians wanting to learn how to formulate therapeutic diets using whole food ingredients, in collaboration with WesternU veterinary school. To learn more about the Whole Food Formulating certification course, click here. To learn more about what we believe, and to read our Whitepaper, click here.  To learn more about each of our Nutrition Team members, click below.  
Ingredient quality is not the only consideration when choosing a quality pet diet. Pet parents should only use a company that has performed feeding trials on its diets and only those that employ veterinarians as core members of the pet food team. Veterinarians should be available for questions and be integrally involved in diet formulation, analysis, and testing, and not just serve as spokespeople. An experienced veterinarian in quality control measures, preferably a board certified veterinary toxicologist, should also be part of the team. The veterinarian team should include a knowledgeable support staff of licensed veterinary technicians and should be responsible for designing and overseeing safety testing, quality control programs, and interpret feeding trials of their products.

JustFoodForDogs diets and veterinary support diets are used routinely by  hundreds of boarded specialists in veterinary medicine and general practice veterinarians.  Our diets are also produced and manufactured locally in high quality modern facilities, and no aspect of the production process is outsourced overseas. Our kitchens are always open to the public, transparent, and available for visits at any time. We provide full typical analyses on all our diets, including detailed nutritional information as well as a basic caloric breakdown in our comprehensive veterinary guide.

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