Nutritional Philosophy

At Paws on Chicon we are constantly searching for new food products that meet our nutritional philosophy while making our furry friends excited for dinnertime. Visit us with your pet, and we will make the best recommendations of real and wholesome foods with the freshest, highest quality ingredients available.

Most commercial pet foods contain animal by-products, cornmeal, corn gluten meal, wheat gluten and soybean. These are inexpensive fillers used as a meat alternative protein and are difficult to digest, often lead to allergies causing skin and other irritations which may lead to costly vet visits and medications. Additionally, many reports say that 52% of dogs and cats in the U.S. are obese. Overweight dogs and cats suffer osteoarthritis and other orthopedic diseases as well as diabetes, respiratory disorders, and hypertension. 

Our pet store has a wide selection of premium, wholesome foods and treats do not contain any animal by-products, corn, wheat, or soy. Ingredients in the foods and treats we carry must supply necessary nutrients, each protein source must be identified and labeled (such as chicken, beef, or turkey) and our products must also contain fruits and vegetables in addition to whole grains. We strive to never carry products that have imported ingredients from China. Many of our products in our store are made here in Austin.

Premium pet foods deliver essential nutrients for building muscle, nourishing coat and skin, and supporting energy levels in healthy pets. The correct combination of carbohydrates, proteins and fats is important – just as it is with humans. Interestingly, many experts agree that dog ancestors consumed meat with small amounts of fruit and grasses. Different pet breeds require the appropriate food combination depending upon the age, ideal weight, health, and lifestyle.

At Paws on Chicon we strive to design a personalized diet for each pet taking into consideration pet breeds, life stages, daily activities, amount of time indoors and specific medical and behavioral conditions.   With our thorough knowledge of hypoallergenic foods, limited ingredient diets, and novel proteins we will educate you on the differences among allergies, triggers and sensitivities to help your pet get back to feeling happy and healthy.

If for some reason your pet is unhappy with any of the products that we provide, we will happily refund your money, so that you can try something else that will make your furry family member happy.