From the rushing waters of the mighty Columbia River, NWN has acquired some of the world’s finest trout for our new complete and balanced raw food diets for dogs and cats. Rainbow trout is labeled “Best Choice” by the Environmental Protection Agency because it can be sustainably harvested and is a low mercury fish choice. Seafood Watch actually recommends USA farmed trout over wild caught Rainbow Trout because of the increased danger of pollutants in the wild caught trout.
Since there is not enough wild trout to supply the world’s growing demand for this healthy protein, carefully farmed Rainbow Trout from USA sources are supplying the demand while helping to preserve the wild species. The Rainbow Trout NWN uses is farmed from a local 4 star Best Aquatic Practices company that carries the highest certifications through NSF (National Sanitation Foundation), BRC (British Retail Consortium), GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) and follows all HACCP standards. Working closely with NOAA Fisheries Science Center, Regional Fisheries Councils and state agencies the company controls all aspects of its’ products from start to finish, giving NWN assurance of continuous premier quality Rainbow Trout.
Having found a safe and pure source for this novel protein, we began delving deeper into the benefits of feeding this remarkable fish. High in protein, 19 grams in a 3 oz. serving, it is an excellent food choice for our dog and cat carnivores. Trout is especially nutrient-dense for its relative caloric density which means less food is required for the same nutrient intake. Some of its’ notable nutrients are high concentrations of the mineral selenium (antioxidant properties), Vitamin D (bone health, immunity boost), Vitamin B12 (cognitive health, red blood cell production) and especially important are the trout’s significantly high amounts of Omega-3 fatty acids (heart and blood pressure health). Rainbow Trout’s naturally high fat content makes the fish exceptionally palatable to most pets, and an important addition to all pets engaged in work or performance activities.
NWN’s trout live in natural conditions in the Columbia River located on the Native American Colville Nation domain, employing many from the tribe. The unique enclosures ensure safety for both the fish and the environment and mimics their habitat through the continuous flow of fresh water from the Canadian Rockies Columbia Ice Fields to the Pacific Ocean. The trout’s food is a natural diet consisting of fish meal from Pacific Whiting (sustainable). No pesticides or herbicides are ever used.
Northwest Naturals Rainbow Trout recipe is available in frozen 6-pound nuggets, 5-pound chubs, 15-pound nugget boxes and 25-pound bulk bar boxes for dogs. Our cat Rainbow Trout is available in frozen 2-pound nibbles.
Rainbow Trout is a novel protein for dogs and cats that we hope you will incorporate into a healthy protein rotation diet. With the endorsement of the EPA and the prestigious Monterey Bay Aquarium for US farmed trout as “Best Choices” for sustainable, healthy fish for consumers and their pets, this excellent fish may just be the taste your dog or cat has been craving.