Only Natural Pet Announces B Corp™ Certification

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Only Natural Pet becomes first North American pet food and treat company to earn B Corp™ Certification

Only Natural Pet is proud to announce it has been certified as a B Corp from the nonprofit B Lab, becoming the first pet food and treat company in North America to earn designation. Certified B Corporations® are a new kind of business that balance purpose and profit. They are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. B Corp is a community of for-profit companies committed to using business as a “force for good”.

“For Only Natural Pet, the B Corp certification was the logical next step in our Company’s evolution,” said Marty Grosjean, Founder and President of Only Natural Pet. “Since our founding in 2004, Only Natural Pet has had a significant focus on sustainability as part of our philosophy, goals and brand identity. We have always been dedicated to transparency when it comes to pet health and by going through the B Corp assessment and becoming a Certified B Corporation, we are able to take our commitment to sustainability to the next level.”

Only Natural Pet is a founding member of the Pet Sustainability Coalition (PSC), which strives to make the planet healthier for both humans and their pets. Only Natural Pet works closely with other industry leaders to set standards that cover everything from efficient facilities to sustainable products. As members of the PSC, Only Natural Pet already had exposure to parts of the B Corp assessment as PSC makes segments of it available to its members to help them assess their sustainability practices.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Only Natural Pet as a Certified B Corporation by meeting the highest standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and legal accountability,” said Andy Fyfe, of B Lab. “By supporting B Corps, people are supporting businesses that are reducing inequality, lowering levels of poverty, designing a healthier environment, and creating more high-quality jobs with dignity and purpose. It’s up to each of us to think about our daily choices and vote every day. Only Natural Pet just made it easier to cast that vote.”

As a result of the B Corp assessment, Only Natural Pet found new areas of the business to focus on from a sustainability standpoint. Those areas included supply chain, day-to-day operations, and employee sustainability.

“It is so common to think sustainability is solely about our environment,” said Grosjean. “It’s not—it’s about also being good stewards of our community, our customers, and our employees. As a result of our B Corp assessment, we have identified new ways to ensure we are looking at sustainability from all angles. We want to invest in our employees, our suppliers, and our customers so that they will continue to invest in us.”

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New Year, New Perks Rebate!

New Year, New Perks REbate!

Get Your Perks On!

We love our natural pet parents! And if you’re reading this, you’re probably pretty fond of our Only Natural Pet products, too.

We’re extending the season of giving this year to bring you our rebate program that rewards you, our loyal customers. Don’t worry – we’ve made it easy for you. You simply earn rebates on every purchase you make online at www.onlynaturalpet.com – and even more when you buy Only Natural Pet brand products. That’s 5% back on Only Natural Pet brand products and 2.5% on all other brands!

All purchases qualify for a rebate, including sale items, discounts, and Auto Delivery orders. So order a little or a lot (you know you will over the holidays) either way, you earn rewards!

There’s nothing to do on your end. You don’t have to register, or use a coupon code or gift certificate. Your rebate will appear in your account quarterly and be automatically applied as a payment method during the online check-out process. Plus, we’re throwing in a free pet nutritional consultation, discounts on new products, and sneak previews on local events.

Call it our New Year’s gift to you, our loyal customers!

Senior Pet Nutrition

Benefits of Senior Formula Foods

Is a senior formula food right for your pet? Well, we’d say it depends on what kind of food it is. Many commercial pet food makers have blindly copied human diet trends for older people in their pet food formulas, disregarding the physiological differences between human and canine or feline species. Lower protein and fat content with higher fiber and more carbohydrates is not the one-size-fits-all answer for senior pets. Cats in particular have trouble digesting carbohydrates, as they lack the enzymes that omnivores like humans and dogs have.

What’s worse, the generally poor quality of ingredients in most commercial pet foods can cause more harm than good in aging pets. Fiber ingredients in these foods may come from peanut hulls or even newspaper pulp – not something you want your pet eating!

While reducing protein content may be of benefit to your pet, it isn’t an absolute. Keep in mind that most pets thrive on a diet that mirrors what their wild counterparts eat (almost all protein). Unless your pet has a medical condition that requires reducing dietary protein, don’t assume that the food with the lowest protein percentage is the best option for your senior companion. For more information about the importance of protein in pets’ diets, please see our article, “The Role of Protein in Good Nutrition.”

Natural foods for senior pets offer lower protein and fat, while adding back important nutrients like probiotics, enzymes, and sometimes extra omega fatty acids and joint support ingredients to help senior pets. Check out our picks for natural senior foods below.