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Hannah

We have a year and a half female vizsla. She is the pickiest dog ever! Won't eat food fallen on the floor, picky about treats and extremely picky about food. We tried many many brands of grain free expensive food only for her to taste it and walk way or stop after 2 or 3 meals. After attending the game show this summer in Anoka we were recommended by your booth to switch over to your brand. We used samples you gave us and I'm happy to report we are now on our 3rd bag with every meal being eaten right away! ...
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Caryn

I have two German Shepherds from a rescue organization that LOVE your large breed chow! The younger dog was malnourished when we brought her home, and with your large breed chow has put on 10 lbs. and her coat now looks terrific. Westside German Shepherd Rescue was really amazed at the transformation. I'm so glad that Gelson's carries it, because it is hard to find.  ...
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Our Story

We are three generations of families located in Perham, Minnesota producing healthy pet foods since 1964. We exemplify the heart of small towns everywhere: compassion, integrity, and a deep-rooted sense of community guide our choices.

How do dogs see?

How do dogs see?

Almost every dog owner in existence has had the same, singular question cross their mind at some point: What does my dog see? It’s a simple-enough question on the surface, but it turns out a dog’s sight is quite complex and different from that of humans. Understanding those differences can help us better understand why our canine companions do the quirky things they do.

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Does your dog love you? Here’s how you can tell

Does your dog love you? Here’s how you can tell

We all express love, affection and admiration. We understand these expressions from person to person. But the love language between you and your dog may be a bit different. We show our pups we love them in many ways: we pet them, give them treats, rub their bellies and ask them “Who’s a good boy?” in a high-pitched voice. However, it’s hard to speak the same language when you’re two separate species, which can make it a little harder to get your message across.

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Hair, hair everywhere: Why is my dog shedding so much?

Hair, hair everywhere: Why is my dog shedding so much?

Most pet owners enjoy the tactile sensation of running their hands over their pet’s soft, cuddly fur. In fact, studies show petting a cuddly animal can actively reduce stress. That said, we’re generally not as enthusiastic about encountering their abundant fur once it’s fallen out, turned into a gazillion individual hairs and become attached to our furniture, our cars, our clothing or even our food.

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Hashing out healthcare: Is pet insurance worth the money?

Hashing out healthcare: Is pet insurance worth the money?

If you’re among the many dedicated pet owners who end up shelling out hundreds of dollars in veterinary care every year, you may be wondering whether pet insurance would be a good future investment. The answer to that involves a lot of different factors, including your location, the age, size and breed of your pet and his preexisting conditions. Another consideration could be his projected lifespan; after all, with better pet foods and pet care, our furry friends are living longer and they’re more likely to face an age-related illness.

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Silence is golden: Which dog breeds bark the least?

Silence is golden: Which dog breeds bark the least?

Most of us understand that barking is a dog’s natural mode of communication, and that dogs bark for a number of different reasons — to ward off perceived threats, to express emotions such as fear, excitement, anxiety or boredom, to greet others, etc. But that doesn’t make a relentlessly barking dog any easier to take when we’re tired, stressed, longing for peace and quiet and/or trying to listen to someone or something else.

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