All AVP® dry pet foods are 100% made in the Kingdom of Belgium,
Europe. European has a very high standard on pet food production.
All European Pet food must be adhered to very strict "Genetically
Modified Organisms (GMO) Regulations" which governing pet food in
Why AVP® tuna based canned foods are made in Thailand?
AVP® always sources its reliable ingredients based upon where we
find the fresh and top quality ingredients. Therefore, we carefully
selected to produce our tuna based canned foods in Thailand. The
selected Thailand food processing plant manufactures human
consumption tuna as well. It is absolutely can meet our absolute
high quality and safety standards.
Is Your Dog Food Formulated by professional pet food nutritionists?
Formulating your dog’s food is not easy. AVP® has a team of pet food
nutritionists select the properly balance key ingredients in the
diets as well as individual nutrients and minerals to help maintain
your dog at optimal health. Good quality, Balanced nutrition pet
food may save you the cost of expensive veterinarian bills in the
What does the word "natural" on Pet food labels mean?
The American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) regulates
the use of the word "natural". It can only be applied to pet foods
that don't contain ingredients or additives that have been
chemically synthesized unless their inclusion at a particular level
is absolutely necessary.
Why does AVP® produce only natural pet food?
AVP® is truly only producing healthy, real pet food. All our pet
food does not contain added color, artificial flavors, or synthetic
substances. We are what we eat, it is the same case to our furry
family members too. Natural, nutritious complete and balanced food
is critical to promoting good health and leads to happier, healthier
pets. Therefore, our team of vet nutritionists formulated AVP®
natural pet food with natural ingredients, such as real pieces of
fruits and vegetables and high quality proteins like chicken or
fish, to help them maintain their overall health and well-being.
What is the difference between kitten and cat recipes? What is the
difference between puppy and dog recipes?
Proteins are the building blocks of the body and an absolute
necessity for daily function and growth. Puppies and kittens require
more protein than adult dogs and cats because their bodies are busy
growing. Puppy and kitten food should also be higher in calories
than adult food to compensate for the energy puppies and kittens
expend by growing and playing. About half of the calories they
consume are spent on tissue growth and development.
Why synthetic and artificial preservatives could be toxic to your
The common harmful artificial preservatives which are commonly found
in many popular brands of pet food are Propylene glycol, Ethoxyquin,
BHA,BHT,TBHQ, Propylgallate. Ethoxyquin is not only used as a
preservative but also as a pesticide and as a hardening agent for
making synthetic rubber. It is as a possible cause for certain liver
and blood problems. Another synthetic preservatives which is also
commonly used in pet food market is GMO BHT and BHA. The World
Health Organization has named both BHT and BHA as suspicious
cancer-causing compounds. Those preservatives are not permitted for
use in European pet foods nor is it approved within in the European
How some pet food companies fool consumers with food coloring?
Many cheap low end, dishonest pet food companies fool consumers'
mind with food coloring ingredients. Food colors are made from
petroleum. Coal tar and petrochemicals are the sources of the
artificial colors that go into the foods, and these artificial
coloring ingredients are seriously dangerous to pet's health.
Do your meat ingredients contain antibiotics and/or hormones?
No. All our pet food are certified free of antibiotics and
artificial growth hormones.
Are any of AVP® ingredients with "meat-by-product” or “4D animals”?
No! AVP® use 100% real meat in our pet food.
Are any of the ingredients in AVP® Pet Foods made from Genetically
Modified Organisms (GMOs)?
No! AVP® Pet Foods are certified 100% GMO Free. This ensures that no
genetically modified seeds, processing ingredients, fertilizers or
anything using recombinant DNA methods make it into AVP® Pet Foods.
Does AVP® offer prescription diets for dogs or cats?
We currently do not offer any prescription diets for dogs or cats.
AVP® foods are complete and balanced for all life stages and all
breeds which contain all of the necessary vitamins and minerals that
your pets needs for daily health and growth. Prescription diets are
made specifically for individual medical conditions in your pet, and
should not be fed without a veterinarian’s recommendation. Please
make sure to consult your veterinarian before having prescription
In order for a dog/cat food to be considered complete and balanced, it
must meet the standards for one of three AAFCO dog/cat food nutrient
Adult maintenance: If a dog/cat food is formulated for adult
maintenance, it means that food has all the nutrients that an adult
Growth and reproduction: If a dog/cat food is formulated for growth and
reproduction, it means that food has all the nutrients that a growing
puppy/kitten or a pregnant or lactating dog/cat needs.
All life stages: If a dog/cat food is formulated for all life stages, it
means that food fulfills the nutritional requirements for both adult
maintenance and growth and reproduction.
Are all your recipes formulated according to AAFCO standard? Does AVP®
pet food exceed AAFCO standards?
Yes, all of our dog and cat recipes are formulated according to AAFCO
requirements. AVP® even does to go above and beyond AAFCO standards.
Why is it important for my pet's food to be balanced?
All animals need water, energy from protein, fat, carbohydrates,
essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. Balance is vital for your
pet's metabolism and efficiency. Pet food is formulated to be the main
nutritional source and the ingredient ratios are essential in making
your pet's diet complete and balanced.
Too much of a certain ingredient can have an adverse effect. Imbalance
of nutrition is something pet owners would do well to avoid. For
instance, too much protein and the excess of phosphorus causing your
dog's internal organs to have to work harder to process the food and may
exacerbate kidney issues.
What is in a AVP® Complete and balanced Dog food?
AVP® is strive for delivering the most complete and balanced pet food
recipe. Our professional veterinary nutritionists select ingredients
carefully and find the proper balance for optimal health. These
delicious recipes are formulated with a balanced blend of the finest
natural ingredients. Protein (Real meat, no by-product meals),
Grain-Free Carbohydrates, Fruit & Vegetables, select fats, essential
vitamins and minerals providing the energy your dog needs to thrive.
Why choose Grain-Free Pet Food?
Grain-free is the one of the key benefits pet owners are looking for
when choosing an allergy diet for their dog. The top food allergens your
are likely to find in pet foods include corn, wheat and soy . The most
common symptoms of food allergies in dogs include dry, itchy skin;
vomiting or diarrhea; frequent or obsessive licking; and biting the
paws. To prevent food allergies, you may want to avoid dog foods that
are made with corn, soy, wheat products.
What are the Grain-Free ingredients in AVP® Dog Food?
The first two of Grain-Free carbohydrates ingredients are nutritious
sweet potatoes and lentils.
Sweet potatoes are highly digestible. They are excellent source of
complex carbohydrates, a wide spectrum of nutrients, rich in beta
carotene, dietary fibre, vitamin B6, vitamin C and several minerals. And
the source of potent antioxidant to help in healing, cancer prevention,
and fight the effects of aging.
Lentils are low in calories and high in nutrition. Lentils are rich in
Vitamin B, protein and several amounts of important minerals, legumes.
The health benefits of lentils is reduced risk of heart disease, help in
regulating blood sugar by providing steady, slow-burning energy and
balancing blood sugar.
What does the Guaranteed Analysis (GA) tell me?
The guaranteed analysis is a specific set of nutritional information
required by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO)
to be printed on pet food labels. The guaranteed analysis states minimum
or maximum nutritional values for a particular set of nutrients for a
specific product. This provides information that pet owners,
professionals, retailers, and veterinarians need to know when making
decisions about the food and the amount to offer.
What is the protein source in AVP® Pet food?
High quality protein is hugely important to our pets throughout their
entire lives. Protein is made up of amino acids, which are the building
blocks that create strong muscles and repair body tissues. Animal
protein is high quality protein from actual meat sources contains
important amino acids that your pets need to thrive Therefore, animal
protein is always our first ingredient in our AVP® recipe. And AVP®
guarantee that all our pet food only use 100% Real Meat. All are made
with only the healthiest natural ingredients.
What are the poor quality protein sells in market?
Soy is the most complete vegetable source protein typically used in pet
food manufacturing, and is a more affordable source of protein than meat
or eggs. As such, dog food companies like soy, because it helps them to
stay competitive with prices — and the saving are passed on to you! Poor
quality pet foods are packed with protein from soy and corn.
Unfortunately, your dog and cat are unable to properly digest and
assimilate these sources of protein. In addition, Meat by-product
basically means any part of an animal can be used. If the label says
Chicken By-Product, that means anything can be included like feathers,
beaks, feet, eyeballs, intestines, etc. They can also include animals
which are very sick or animals. It’s the leftovers and the garbage
nobody wants. Don't waste money to buy this poor quality, no nutritional
value pet food to your furry family member. Lower quality pet foods are
simply bad for your dog, especially on a long-term basis.
Is fat important in a pet's Diet?
Fats provide energy to pets. Pets require a balance of fatty acids. Fat
promote heart health and optimal brain function. Fat is also required
for absorption and utilization of fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K)
and supply fatty acids, which provide healthy skin and coat, as well as
What fats or oils source is best for my pets?
Chicken fat, Salmon oil, vegetable oil can be considered as quality
Especially, Salmon oil is a good source of DHA, EPA, Skin and Coat
Chicken fat contains high amounts of the polyunsaturated fat,
Arachidonic Acid (AA). AA is one of the essential fatty acids required
by dogs and cats. As it is from a meat source, it is also highly
palatable to both dogs and cats.
Why fish is used in AVP® pet food?
Fish is excellent protein sources for pets which is full of vital
nutrients, vitamins. The bigger benefit for fish in your pet's diet is
the fact that fish is one nature's most natural sources of Omega 3
essential fatty acids. Especially, our team of vet nutritionists
formulated Salmon oil to our AVP® pet food recipe. As Salmon oil has
high levels of Omega 3, DHA, EPA which is just great for aiding your
dog's joints and all round mobility. And have beneficial properties for
your dog's skin and coat health as well.
Why fruits and vegetables are essential in pet food?
Fruits and vegetables are the best blend of naturally delivered
antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins and minerals. Fruits and vegetables
in AVP® pet food are Apples, Carrots, Blueberries, Cranberries,
Tomatoes, and Spinach etc.
Why are vitamins and minerals added to AVP® pet food?
Vitamins and minerals are found naturally in many that are used to make
foods. However, precise amounts of individual vitamins and minerals are
used to balance the diet so that pets do not get too much of one
nutrient and not enough of another.
On every bag of food, we provide you with feeding recommendations for
your pet based on its weight. The amount of food your pet should receive
is normally figured by considering pet's activity level and weight.
However, this is not an exact science because of the many other factors
that can affect the pet's need for energy. We recommend you seek the
advice of your veterinarian for special situations. Water is essential
for life. Please always ensure having fresh, clean water at all times.
How many times a day should I feed my pet?
Normally active adult pet will benefit from being fed twice a day. Twice
a day means the total amount required, divided into two feedings.
Feeding times should typically be 6-8 hours apart and should be at the
same times every day to help establish a consistent potty schedule.
Extremely active, hardworking, inactive or dogs with medical issues may
require different feeding schedules. We recommend you seek the advice of
your veterinarian for special situations.
How do I transition my pet to AVP®?
It takes time to transition your pet to a new food without having
digestive upset. The transition time from one dry pet food to another is
to about five days.
You should gradually switch from the old food to the new until you have
switched to AVP® entirely.
For smooth transition, we strongly recommend you to follow the guide
Day 1 – Mix 20% of the new food with
80% of the old.
Day 2 – Mix 40% of the new food with
60% of the old.
Day 3 – Mix 60% of the new food with
40% of the old.
Day 4 – Mix 80% of the new food with
20% of the old.
Day 5 – Feed 100% of the new food.
When to Switch from Puppy/Kitten to Adult Food?
You can switch to the adult food when you feel your pet has reached
their full body frame size. This typically occurs around 12-16 months of
age for smaller breeds. However, if you are concerned, we recommend
speaking with your veterinarian to find out if your dog is ready to make
the switch to an adult formula.
What is the difference between puppy and dog recipes/ kitten and cat
There are different requirements for different life stages Proteins are
the building blocks of the body and an absolute necessity for daily
function and growth. Puppies or kittens require more protein than adult
dogs/cat because their bodies are busy growing. Puppy or kitten food
should also be higher in calories than adult food to compensate for the
energy puppies/kittens expend by growing and playing. About half of the
calories they consume are spent on tissue growth and development.
What is the shelf life of AVP® dry and canned foods?
Every product has an expiration date printed on it, which indicates 18
months from the date of manufacture for the dry foods, and 3 years from
the date of manufacture for the canned foods. After opening a bag, we
recommend using it within 3 months. Once a can is opened, refrigerate
any unused portion and use within 24 hours.
How to keep AVP® dry food fresh?
Sealing the food bag or placing into a airtight storage container after
every feeding helps prevent unnecessary exposure to air and humidity.
Don't store food in Sunlight. Exposing the food bag to sunlight can
elevate temperatures and humidity inside.
Are AVP® bags safe?
For our pet food bags, we choose polypropylene, a polymer that can be
molded at high temperatures and cooled to a permanent shape. We choose
polypropylene for a few reasons. Product protection tops the list:
polypropylene has a natural moisture barrier and preserves the freshness
of pet food. As a result, the food is fresher and tastes better for your