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You won’t find our foods in mega pet stores because we believe innovation thrives in independent stores, where the focus is on health and nutrition.

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SuperStars are go-getters, givers and life-changers. At NutriSource, we want to help these SuperStars shine bigger and brighter, so they have the resources they need to do the good they do. We give because we’re grateful for our success. We know we wouldn’t be successful without you. And we want to direct that into causes to care about.

Learn more about the causes we support and how you can be part of our giving.

NutriSource Reviews

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Sheryl

Thank you so much for your wonderful NutriSource Super Premium Pet foods, large breed puppy. My sweet Golden Retriever, Bella, is four months old and my vet says she is thriving!! Her coat is absolutely full and shiny! She is a healthy, happy puppy and I attribute it to your NutriSource food product. She loves breakfast and dinner time! Thank you for all you do for our sweet animals! ...
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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.

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Why clicker training is worth it and 3 steps to get started with your dog

Why clicker training is worth it and 3 steps to get started with your dog

Clicker training is a communication tool for dog training. When your dog does the correct action, you sound the clicker to “mark” the moment, followed by a tasty treat for positive reinforcement. Of course, that means the first step is conditioning your dog to recognize the clicker is good and means good things are coming. Trainers and pet parents like the precision of clicker training. You can mark good behavior the second it happens, sending a clear message to your dog.

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What natural instincts do dogs have?

What natural instincts do dogs have?

With proper training, dogs can learn a whole host of commands, from sitting and speaking to more complex skills. But it’s the behaviors we don’t teach that can be the most fascinating — and often frustrating. Like all animals, dogs are born with a range of natural instincts. These instincts developed because they served the dogs in some way. So, let’s explore some of the most common natural instincts in dogs and the reasons behind the behaviors.
In this guide, you’ll learn what to expect during their growth and development, followed by a troubleshooting guide to some of the most problematic kitten behaviors, like biting, clawing, and peeing outside the litter box.

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Your guide to kitten behavior: What to expect and how to troubleshoot

Your guide to kitten behavior: What to expect and how to troubleshoot

Kittens love to pounce, chase and bite. These actions appear to originate from their predatory instincts. But these behaviors are important to kitten development, and they help with coordination, bite inhibition as well as social skills.

In this guide, you’ll learn what to expect during their growth and development, followed by a troubleshooting guide to some of the most problematic kitten behaviors, like biting, clawing, and peeing outside the litter box.

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Why Does My Dog Follow Me Everywhere?

Why Does My Dog Follow Me Everywhere?

Do you have a shadow that follows you everywhere, one with four legs, a furry face, and a wagging tail? Dogs are famous for following their humans from room to room. They’ll even take the trouble to relocate their napping spot. So why do dogs follow us everywhere? Here are a couple of possible reasons:
In this guide, you’ll learn what to expect during their growth and development, followed by a troubleshooting guide to some of the most problematic kitten behaviors, like biting, clawing, and peeing outside the litter box.

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Why Do Dogs Have Whiskers?

Why Do Dogs Have Whiskers?

Dogs live their lives low to the ground, and that means their faces are close to everything: grass, backyard creatures, furniture, their human’s legs and feet, the robo-vac. The whiskers that poke out from the dog’s muzzle, the sides of the face, and above the eyes do a lot to help your dog get around their world.

Whiskers are connected to highly sensitive nerve endings, guiding their movements, keeping them from getting bumped or poked, and helping them process their surroundings.

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