FAQ 2017-11-02T18:41:02+00:00

FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about Miss Autumn’s Barquery products? Here are answers for most frequently asked questions.

How do I feed my large dog? 2017-11-02T15:40:56+00:00

We recommend a high quality kibble with Miss Autumn’s Barquery food as a topper.

What are some of the recent accomplishments of your company? 2017-10-25T21:29:37+00:00

We continue to develop proprietary products and now have over 30 completed dog food and dog treats with a number in development including the beverage segment. In addition, we are in development with our first feline product.

How would you evaluate the current state of the pet food industry in general? In your segment specifically? 2017-10-25T21:28:26+00:00

Beyond just food, pet owners are investing in their companion animals more and more, whether it’s in food, toys, health check -ups, insurance, etc. That said, we find, at the moment at least, when it comes to food, most owners want to buy healthier products but aren’t really sure what that means.

What predictions do you have for the pet food industry, both in general and in your segment? 2017-10-25T21:26:52+00:00

We have noticed that there are  many competitors in certain areas of the industry that are part of very large entities (for example those making dry food) but  there are fewer doing what we do in the wet, shelf stable segment. I think that will change over time since customers are demanding change.

What new ideas have you brought to marketing your products? 2017-10-25T21:19:49+00:00

We have blazed New Frontiers in how we package and present our line of products.  Our packaging is uniquely designed for more that just a first impression – it serves as much more than a simple marketing tool. When consumers first encounter our lineup they actually “see” what’s inside (no dog food cans or bags here) allowing a transparent presentation of our quality, freshness and protection of the ingredients we use. Our clear jars act as a barrier to outside contaminants found in all environments and naturally preserve the color, smell, taste and nutrition and help restrict gases or vapor entering our products which might result in spoilage. It extends the shelf life without the need for “unnatural preservatives” harmful to the health of your pets. Our extensive research showed us how glass is the best packaging method for the environment and lends a uniqueness that helps us stand apart from the usual food products surrounding us.

What set’s Miss Autumn’s Barquery apart from the competition? 2017-10-25T21:01:48+00:00

Our focus is supplying the nutritional support needed for a long and healthy life for our furry companions. So many of our animals develop ailments that are directly linked to poor nutrition and the low standards currently used by the pet food industry. Our formula’s are unique and developed to enhance the health of our pets. The impact of a rapid rise in diseases such as Kidney and Renal ailments, Cancer, Cushing’s, Diabetes and Epilepsy in animals has driven us to exceed modern standards and pioneer a better source of nutrition.

What makes Miss Autumn’s Barquery foods the “Gold Standard?” 2017-10-25T20:56:18+00:00

We have ten criteria by which we judge our products to assure pet owners they meet the “Gold Standard“:

  1. Organic – there are no additives, produced with non-artificial methods, free of materials and conditions such as chemical ripening, and no genetically modified ingredients including synthetic pesticides.
  2. Human Grade – the term actually means the final product is legally suitable and approved for human consumption…edible.  Unlike the regulations for human foods by the FDA and USDA, the pet food industry is a loosely controlled industry and that just wasn’t good enough for our furry pals.
  3.  Ingredient Quality – using clinical studies and  safety data, these ingredients are recognized to be of higher quality without the use of “generic” products.
  4. Non GMO – the term GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organisms, engineered in a laboratory setting. The Scientific community as well as environmental groups have cited many health risks with GMO additives produced for human or animal consumption.
  5. Hypoallergenic/ low allergen proteins – specifically designed with few or no irritating substances these proteins reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response when consumed.
  6. Holistic – When a product is labeled as “natural”, it is in accordance with FDA guidelines, meaning the ingredients haven’t been chemically altered. Similarly, to human food, organic pet products are marked with an official seal of the USDA to qualify.
  7. No By-Products or Fillers – Fillers have four things in common…cost effective to produce/easily turned from raw form to processed ingredients/stabilizing for storage and shipping/and lacking species-appropriate nutrition for dogs or cats. By-Products are taken from “4-D” meat sources which are food animals rejected for human consumption because they arrived at a meat packing facility either DEAD, DYING, DISEASED or DISABLED.
  8. No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives – food without ANY chemicals or additives like “color” (like our dog will really believe that’s a tiny chicken leg or fresh garden vegetable), “flavors” (rarely used in pet food), “non-natural preservatives” (also suspected to increase the risk of cancer).
  9.  No added growth hormones – products which are free of both added growth hormones and antibiotics.
  10. No Rendered Meats – The sad fact is that Rendering Facilities “obtain animal by-product materials from  animal shelters”, according to EPA documents. Other EPA findings report evidence of accepting condemned slaughterhouse animals, diseased or dying livestock and poultry,  slaughterhouse waste, road kill, euthanized pets from animal shelters and veterinarian offices (including the flea collars and their toxic chemicals and the powerful drugs used to euthanize them), dead farm animals, zoo animals, as well as rats, mice, spoiled and unsold grocery store meats still in the packaging, butcher shop trimmings not even fit for the butcher to reuse or sell and used restaurant grease…basically anything not fit for consumption.
What made you want to produce your products? 2017-10-25T18:18:15+00:00

From our love for animals and the “Infamous Pet Food Recall of 2007”, we quickly realized consumers didn’t mind paying a little more for the peace of mind that comes with a high quality product. However, we are NOT a dog food company, although everyone else is. We provide OPTIMAL NUTRITION FOR CANINES and are pioneering new frontiers.