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, high quality ingredients available.

Most commercial pet foods contain animal by-products, cornmeal, corn gluten meal, wheat gluten and soybean, and artifical dyes. 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 are at a higher risk of osteoarthritis and other orthopedic diseases as well as diabetes, respiratory disorders, and hypertension. 

Paws on Chicon 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). We never carry products that have imported ingredients from China. We strive to support other small, local Austin businesses and many of the products we carry are made right 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. 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 the pet's breed, life stage, activity level, medical and behavioral conditions. With our thorough knowledge of hypoallergenic foods, limited ingredient diets, and novel proteins we will help to educate you on the differences among allergies and other 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.