Flint River Ranch Testimonials
Here are a few of the many testimonials received from loyal Flint River Ranch customers and satisfied veterinarians.
"I ordered samples of your dog food and was impressed by the timeliness of their arrival. Reading your claims about the introduction of your food made me skeptical, but my dog loved it. I gave her a few pieces as "treats" to introduce them. Then my husband put half the bag in the corner of her dog dish alongside her regular food. We were both amazed and impressed by our dog's reaction to this. She started to eat, but only your food. When she came across her regular food, she actually spit it out on the floor! We thought this was hilarious and it definitely backed up your taste claims!"
"Your cat food is fabulous! The day after I received the FRR sample, I ordered the cat and lite food formula for my 3 cats. My 2 year old Bengal is the finikiest eater. He walks away from his dry food unless it's mixed with canned food -- which we use only as a treat. When I put down a small handful of the sample, he immediately started eating. I am amazed. He never eats a food on first smell. I look forward to receiving our first order and watching for improvements in our cats. Thank you for caring."
Capt. Caroline Konczey, USN - San Diego, CA
"This is by far the best product I've found on the market. After reading the information regarding Flint River Products, I have to admit I was a bit skeptical. I did some research and was horrified to find that Iams and Eukanuba have a horrific dog/cat testing lab where animals are held in steel cages with no interaction for the purpose of product testing. I also found that the ingredients were substandard, as were most of the dog food products on the market.
"I am pleased to say that my dogs love the Senior Kibble Plus. I have been trying to trim down my dog's weight and had been having very little luck. In the two weeks that my companions have been on the Flint River Kibble, they've lost weight, their coat is glossy, and they have new energy and smoother joint movement!
"Thank you for caring enough to put out a superior product for all of us who want the best for our four legged friends!"
Joanie Kawashima - San Jose, CA
"Two weeks ago I received my first of what will be many shipments of your fine product. I, like many of the other animal lovers in the world, probably got mad at reading your information of what is going into other dog food, and I can assure you I got very mad! I had no idea that corn cannot be digested in a dog's intestine.
"I will say this right now that I doubted what you said in your report, so I looked farther and found that all you said was the truth, I was buying expensive dog food and paying for chicken heads and feathers and covering my back yard in corn; this might sound funny, but it's not once you also find out that you were feeding your dog poison that produces cancer.
"Thank you for teaching me, thank you for your product, and thank you for the good you're doing for the loved animals in this country."
Richard Ostheimer - Indiana
"I am a very 'small' customer, only ordering a small bag of your senior dog food every few months for my little senior dog. I have been very pleased with the quality of your dog food. My little dog is doing well on it and is able to chew it up, something she's had trouble with on other foods.
"When I read a caution about any pet food containing wheat gluten, I immediately checked the bag. I wasn't at all surprised to find NO wheat gluten in the ingredients list.
"I've been happy not only with the quality of the food, but also the ease of ordering and the amazing speed of delivery. Thanks so much for a quality product and great service. "
"YOU WERE RIGHT!
"Received your free sample - did the taste test. My cat Sam is one of those 'finicky eaters' you refer to in your brochure, so I was skeptical. Well, he GOBBLED it up - in fact, while he was eating, one piece fell into the dish with his "normal" dry food, and he picked up just the one FRR piece that fell, being carfeful not to get any of that OTHER food (that I thought was his favorite) in his mouth! Then, he proceeded to LICK THE BOWL! I guess you can't get a more ringing endorsement than that! I've just submitted the first of what I assume will be many future orders!
"Thank you again for 'caring enough to give the very best.'"
"I wanted to thank everyone at Flint River Ranch for making such a wonderful dog food. My Australian Shepherd, Tess, has lots of allergies due to poor breeding (among other health problems), and we have tried so many different dog foods to help her but none of them worked. She has been fed Iams, ProPlan, Science Diet (Sensitive Stomach Formula), Nutro, and even Science Diet Canine I/D, a presciption diet from the vet's office -- all of these so called "premium" dog foods. Despite all these attempts, Tess was constantly scratching and chewing on herself and her eyes were so red they looked bloodshot. Nothing we tried worked. When we received the FRR sample, I gave Tess a few pieces as treats and she loved it! That night, I mixed the remainder of the sample in with her food, and I couldn't believe what happened. Tess used her nose to find every single piece of FRR and ate it, leaving her other food in the bowl. She looked up at me to see if I had any more FRR. I showed her the empty bag and she got up and walked away.
Now that she's eating only FRR, I actually had to put a towel down in front of Tess' bowl because she drools while sitting in front of her food bowl waiting for the release command so she can get up and eat! Tess has been eating FRR exclusivly for almost 6 months now (since January). The improvements she has made are astounding. Tess no longer scratches due to allergies. I haven't seen her chew on herself in months, and I get to see her beautiful brown eyes now that they're not constantly red with irritation. Tess has lost weight now and built more muscle since she isn't eating all the fillers that other dog foods contain. Tess has never looked or (as far as I can tell) felt better than she does right now, and it's all thanks to Flint River Ranch. I will never feed any other food to any present or future pets. FRR is the greatest."
Deidre Pflugh - Maryland
"I wanted to take a minute to let you know that we feed our 2 labs nothing but your kibble. They eat a consistent 200 lbs. every 3 months, and have now done so for the last 4 years! Our UPS guy just leaves it inside our gate where we can pick it up later. It comes in 5 boxes, a size that the UPS guy says is not too much to handle."
"We get comments on a regular basis about how good our 8 year old dogs look and how healthy they are. We have upgraded to the kibble with Chondroitin, and it does seem to give them better joint control."
"Keep up the good work, and you may use my email as a recommendation for the consistent quality and evident taste in the kibble."
"I just wanted to share with you that after receiving my second forty pound shipment of FRR food, My UPS driver gave me a sample of the food he feeds his dog, stating that it is "the best". I repeated the taste test that caused me to switch to FRR. in the first place, expecting my dog Travis to eat the Back to Basics brand just because it was different. Travis smelled the FRR food then the other, tasted the FRR then the other, and to my surprise he ate the FRR and walked away from the other dish completely.
"I am double convinced that Travis is eating the proper food."
Ralph Porter Jr.
"I have 3 dogs who have been on Science Diet for years and after giving them the taste test with your product, I knew I had a new dog food. Typically my smaller dogs would take a few pieces of the dry Science Diet in their mouth and wander into the dining room to eat it. Back and forth, back and forth they'd go until the bowl was empty. Now, with your product they do not leave their bowl until its empty. I was very impressed. I also have become an avid label reader and am disgusted at some of the ingredients the more name brand, expensive brands use, plus all those horrible preservatives. Thank you for making a terrific product."
Sherrie Wilson - Grand Junction, Colorado
"Thank you so much for making this pet food! We had been looking for something like this for a few months when we received one of your promotional mailers. What great timing! We immediately went to your website & requested samples. All our critters loved it. Our chocolate lab 'Cody' now has your wonderful Dry Water (instead of animal plasma containing Alpo) added to every meal! He dances around impatiently during the 2-minute 'cook time', but we think he knows it's well worth the wait! Our newest addition, a 3 month old kitten our nephews named "Angel" is refusing to eat the Kitten Chow we got her initially! She loves your cat/kitten food. Again, thank you for making such wonderful products. We'll be customers for life!"
The Larsons - Scappoose, Oregon
"Just got our delivery of Flint River kibble. Wow! Our 2 cattle dogs finish it all, wanting more. Big change from turning their noses up at
Science Diet! Addie, our too slim girl has chowed it down! Can I use any more exclamation points! We are sold on FRR!"
Lynn - Milwaukee, WI
"I just have to tell you my story. My little poodle Buffy is on strike. I have been feeding her and her sister Shadow (a lab) the Dry Water formula for approximately 2 weeks for breakfast. Since I didn't get on the automatic shipment plan, I ran out. I have had to go back to their previous morning diet until my shipment arrives. Buffy will not touch her breakfast now. She is waiting until her evening meal, which is the Kibble, before she eats. These dogs devour both the Dry Water formula and the Kibble. I have never seen them so enthusiastic about their meals!
"Not only do they love this food, but they do not ask for treats near as much during the day as they did while they were on their previous food. This tells me that it is more nutritionally satisfying to them. Needless to say, 'mom' is going to enroll in the automatic shipment plan.
"Thanks for such great products!"
Tina, Shadow and Buffy Thomas - Magnolia, Texas
"I just want to thank you for offering such a superior product. I've only recently become aware of how bad commerical pet food really is. I was fortunate to come across your website. My cat Domino has always been a picky eater. After doing the taste test, I was sold, as was Domino! I ordered a sample for my dad and he was sold as well. He immediately went on-line to order a bag. I think that most people are not aware of the harmful ingredients in commercial brands. Not to mention all the fillers that offer no nutritional benefits. I put my trust in these commercial brands and feel so foolish for doing so. More people need to become aware and I will do my part in spreading the word about your product. Thank you again."
Wendy Votto - New York City
"I had placed an order before we left for the holidays knowing that we'd be out of FRR when we returned from our Christmas travels. Needless to say, we did run out of dog food and I had to go to the local pet store to buy something for Riley off the shelf. I ended up getting him some Iams not knowing what else to buy. HE HATED IT. Wouldn't touch it. Didn't eat for almost 2 days. I felt so bad (mothers guilt!) that I gave him green beans and carrots. Once the FRR arrived I think Riley recognized the box because he started running back and forth between his dog dish and the front door where the box was. Talk about a happy dog!"
Lori Ries - Louisville, KY
"My Fritz has brighter eyes and more energy since I have put him on Flint River Ranch and stopped using Science Diet with its chemical preservatives. Fritz says 'Woof, Woof' to Flint River Ranch."
L.M. Hughes - NY
"I have two collies and have had immense vet bills with the older one with all kinds of digestive problems. All of this turned around when I found Flint River Ranch. Now my vet bills consist merely of annual check ups. The Flint switch has saved me a bundle and saved my dog endless days of suffering with constant diarrhea and other digestive disorders.
"Thanks Flint River Ranch."
P.B. - Illinois
"Thanks for the info about what to feed Charley. He has been on FRR for about a month now and loves it. His back legs seem to be less bowed and his coat is silkier. There is only one problem. He now wakes us up early every day so he can hurry out and then eat his food. I tried giving him less, as suggested, but he dragged his bowl around the kitchen for more. I am convinced. Thanks again."
"I have a Maltese, Jasmin, who had a terrible problem with tear staining. This area would never come clean. I started her on your food and within a couple of weeks, she had no more problem with tear stains. The groomer and the vet were amazed. I shared your product information with them.
"I won’t be feeding Jazz anything else!"
"I sent for a sample of Flint River Ranch dog food for my very fastidious Border Collie show dog, who loved it and has never been so excited about dinner!"
Lee Sheldon - Angola, NY
"Just had to write to tell you the minute I opened the sample pack of cat and kitten food my cats went crazy! They love it.. They keep looking for more..."
Linda Verret - New Iberia, LA
"We did your test with the sample you sent and our Border Collie of course chose your dog food. Amazingly though, she kept pointing at her
dish for the rest of the day, and if we looked over at her, she immediately went over to lick out the bowl. I think she was trying to make sure that we knew that this new stuff was preferred. Now that we have a full bag of your food, she finishes every meal by going into the middle of our living room and squirms across the room on her back, wagging her tail. Clearly, she doesn't just like your Flint River dog food more, she likes it MUCH more."
"I must admit you are not only concerned about the healthy pet but also the parents of those pets. As you know people like myself often consider their pets as their own children as I do. It truly is nice to find a company that cares about all of the family. Again, thank you for having such a great product."
"I tried your taste test as you recommended. My 15-year-old Yorkie-poo gobbled it up! Now she literally runs to her food bowl when I serve your Puppy and Adult Food. She never got this excited about kibble, even when she was a puppy. I am so happy to have found a natural pet food with human grade ingrediants. Thank you."
M. Kiger - Pennsylvania
"I recently learned from my vet my dog is a diabetic after purchasing my first bag. I believe your product has greatly helped maintain a very safe and controlled diet for my little friend. I can't thank you enough for providing a product as good as yours. THANK YOU!!"
"I just had to let you know that I did the taste test and you won! My dogs loved it, paws down! We aren't talking about three normal dogs. We are talking about three dogs all with separate special needs. Flint River Ranch simplified my life because of the high quality ingredients, all my little guys can eat the same food! It saves me time and money, plus they love it!"
Lisa Pajkos - Indiana
"I wanted to tell you I am impressed with my two cats', Wigs and Lucie, reactions to your dry cat food. I received a sample and gave them each a few bites. From that time on they both come running anytime they hear the crackle of foil, hoping it will be more of Flint River Ranch cat food. So I'm ordering 9 pounds of the cat food."
"My order arrived yesterday and my 16-year old blind, arthritic, deaf dog chowed like a puppy and came begging for more! What a great testament to the quality of your dog food! Tuesday (my dog) may be blind and deaf, but she can still taste!"
Karen D. - New York
"Until I found Flint River Ranch, my mixed breed dog was constantly scratching and tearing at her fur and paws. I've spent hundreds of dollars at the vet trying to find something that will ease her discomfort. It never occurred to me that she might be reacting to the chemicals in her food. I used to feed her pedigree. Now that I have switched to Flint River Ranch, there is no scratching at all. It took a while but the results were well worth it.
"Thanks ever so much for your free sample. And thanks to Flint River Ranch for the best food on the market."
J.M. - Illinois
"As a result of the taste test, using the sample you sent, I am totally convinced that you have a better product! As you suggested, I filled one bowl with your product and another with my Siberian Huskys' (Thor and Nikita) current dry food. They sniffed both bowls and proceeded to consume the Flint River Ranch food. Then they went to the other bowl, each eating a nugget or two, and walked away. Ha - ha! :) One taste is worth a thousand barks - or in the case of huskys, a thousand woo-woos."
James W. Hand
"I almost was to the point of getting rid of my beloved dog because his problem with gas was almost intolerable. My distributor told me that the Flint products do not produce gas in the dogs who eat it. I was a bit skeptical at first but am now a true believer. Switching brands has given my dog and me a new relationship. Sounds corny, but you can't imagine what it's like to live with a gassy dog."
J.W. - Missouri
"Just received my first order of dog food today. Thanks so much for a speedy delivery!
"I have 2 male Shih-Tzu pups, one is 3 months, and the other is 6 months. These 2 pups are my new replacements for the 13-year old Shih-Tzu I lost last year. For all the 13 years, he was my faithful friend and companion, but I always questioned what I was feeding him. The canned food made ME sick, and dry food was all cereal. I went through many brands, even the expensive ones, ie, Science Diet, Iams, etc. but never felt we were feeding to their satisfaction. We are great believers of natural foods, herbal remedies, and such. But we never found any for our dogs.
"Alas, I happened upon your advertisement through a Drs. Foster & Smith catalog order, went to your website and studied with great interest. Hence, my order to you. Upon receiving the order, it was near suppertime for the pups, so fed them the Dry/Water food. I could see from reading the label that all the herbs that I favor so much were there. (I think I gave them a little too much, but will cut back the amount on the next feeding.) It smelled good, to them, AND to me. I could see all the veggies in it. Well, they cleaned it all up and didn't act hungry when it was over. Tomorrow morning they will get a mixture of their regular dry food and the new.
"I will be looking forward to doing more business with you and possibly setting up regular scheduled deliveries, but need to watch and calculate now the quantities I will be needing.
"Am so happy I have finally found a natural dog food!!!!!
"THANKS, SO MUCH FOR MAKING IT!!"
Helen Sanborn - Canton, NY
"I quite often get asked the question by clients as well as my distributors as to why there is not a separate puppy formula in your product line. To be quite honest, it was a question in the back of my mind as well when I became a distributor.
"I have raised several litters of puppies on most of the well known premium brands of puppy food and this summer raised my first Flint River litter. I purposefully did not supplement with other puppy food or use supplements other than yogurt and vitamin C, to determine for myself if the regular formula was adequate for weaning and growing puppies. The results - the food moistens quite readily into a soft gruel for starting the puppies on solid food. Other products take much longer soaking to completely reduce the food to a gruel consistency. There were no problems with soft stools as long as the puppies did not overeat.
"I have now raised three of the puppies to the age of six months with nicely controlled growth rates, beautiful coat and condition, and to this point, excellent overall health and soundness. I cannot claim this for the 'premium puppy foods' I have used in the past.
"I also have a client who has recently weaned a litter of Rottweilers on Flint River and is very pleased with her results, as well as numerous other client raising healthy, sound structured puppies on regular formula Flint River Dog Food.
"My question now would be, 'Would it ever be necessary to have a separate puppy formula if the quality of the food was high enough to provide high quality, highly digestible ingredients which would render the necessary nutrients needed for proper (controlled) growth and development?' It appears at this time from my observations, that the answer is 'No', and if so, would not be the first pet food fallacy I have discovered.
"I have been breeding and showing English Setters for 15 years and practicing veterinary medicine for nearly that long, and felt you would appreciate hearing of my personal results with Flint River, as well as those of some of my clients. I feel very fortunate to have such an excellent line of pet foods available for myself and my clients, as I firmly believe it is the first and most important part of a preventive or restorative health program."
Debra J. Mack, DVM, A Natural Choice Veterinary Clinic
"I have two Maine Coon mix cats who were born at the clinic in 1979 and who have lived there since then. They are a brother and sister team and have the run of the clinic. They both inherited the ability to form excessive crystals in their urine. The male would easily become blocked except when fed Prescription diet CD. For this reason they were both fed CD which was designed to prevent the formation of crystals by limiting the minerals from which the crystals form. This diet saved his life and allowed him to live a normal life for the 14 years that he and his sister were on it.
"During this time I was very concerned about the lack of wholeness and quality in the CD. The only animal protein in the CD came from poultry by-product meal, glandular meat and poultry digest which is garbage and probably useless as a wholesome food. Most must be detoxified by the liver and then eliminated from the body because it can not be used by the body for nourishment. If you go fishing and clean the fish you catch, what you throw away are the by-products. Would you eat this stuff? If not, then don't feed it to your best friends. The dry CD also contains as preservatives BHA and Ethoxyqnin. Even the FDA won't allow the use of this stuff in our food. We tried dozens of different foods which appeared to be good from the list of ingredients on their labels. In every case the boy would begin to block within two days after having as little as a teaspoon of the test food mixed with his CD. While on the CD his sister developed a severe case of miliary dermatitis with raw scabs over her body. She could only be keep under control with corticosteroids.
"In May 1994 I received a phone call from my friend John Limehouse who shares my concern over the lack of wholesome pet foods. John told me what Jim Flint was doing and thought I would be interested in the food he was making. The next day Jim Flint called me and since that day I have sold an awful lot of the Flint River Ranch food. The clinic cats were put on the food and taken off CD. The boy has gone over a year without a hint of the urinary crystal problem and his sister's skin is without a blemish.
"Both cats have been fed only the Flint River Ranch cat food with the exception of the girl who has on occasion been given a teaspoon of different canned food as 'treats.' These treats were from specially chosen canned foods that had a very good looking list of ingredients on their label. These included some of the lams products that looked very good. In every case she started breaking out again within two days. I can only conclude that someone is lying about what is contained in their canned food. I suspect that the culprit is liver in some form because it would contain all of the toxins that the animal had accumulated during its lifetime and had been stored in its liver when it was slaughtered for food.
"I specialize in treating the so called 'chronic incurable diseases' of Western medicine and many of my patients are considered to be dying when they come to me. One of the first changes in their life style is to have all of my patients eating a wholesome, human quality food. In order for a patient to be cured of these 'incurable' diseases they must become healthy. Without a good wholesome diet the rest of the therapy can not be successful. I can not recommend any other food other than the Flint River Ranch food."
Walt McCall, DVM, Holistic Veterinary Medicine
"After being in the pet supply business since 1989, I've finally found a healthy and all natural pet food that I feel comfortable recommending to other pet lovers. I've been so impressed with the quality and freshness of Flint River Ranch pet food, and I truly believe your pet will love Flint River Ranch pet food as much as my four dogs do."
Newt Watson, Owner, Safe-T-Pet