Addiction Dog Food Speaks for Itself

Posted by sitstaydogs

Feb 17, 2014 8:30:00 PM


If dogs could talk, they would probably tell you that Addiction dog food is rightfully named. With an ever growing selection of pet food for both dogs and cats, Addiction Pet Foods has plenty to offer your pets. Its extensive product line for dogs features dry foods, raw dehydrated foods, canned foods, and of course, treats, and has dogs everywhere begging for more.

Addiction Pet Foods is quickly becoming a global leader in premium pet food products. The company prides itself on using the highest quality of natural ingredients. Founded in 2002 by a forward-thinking veterinary surgeon with over 20 years of experience, Addiction set out to transform the pet food industry. After realizing just how lacking in nourishment many everyday pet foods were, the founder of Addiction sought to create wholesome pet food packed with nutritional benefits to enhance the health and well-being of our beloved pets.

With this mindset, product integrity and food safety have always been Addiction’s top priority. The company stands by the ideal that pet food is only as good as the ingredients that go into it. That’s why the company has made research and development so important, employing a team of experienced food technologists and nutritionists.

On top of that, Addiction strives to use its resources responsibly. With a manufacturing facility located in New Zealand, Addiction adheres to the highest of manufacturing standards. Because of its location, the brand is able to find the majority of its quality raw ingredients from New Zealand and Australia, where the food safety standards are extremely high. The pages of success stories on the Addiction dog food website speak to the quality of this brand.

With its premium products, Addiction dog food is an excellent choice for any dog, but for dogs with allergies to beef or chicken, meats commonly found in dog foods, Addiction offers a solution. With unique ingredients such as venison, kangaroo, lamb, rabbit, and salmon, along with grain-free options, Addiction dog food offers a healthy choice for dogs with food allergies. Check out the Addiction dog food line at today!

Topics: Mealtime, What's in The Bag?

Beef. It's What's For Fido's Dinner

Posted by sitstaydogs

Nov 5, 2013 9:22:41 AM


Being from the midwest, the SitStay team can usually say, “BEEF, It’s what’s for dinner”, but we also think you should be saying that to your favorite pooch, whether for their nightly supper or a quick snack.

Beef has gotten a little bit of a bad rep as the “fatty, red meat, villian” and we couldn’t disagree more!! Clearly, where and how you get you and your pup’s food is very important, and one of the largest factors as to whether it is good quality or not.

Beef has a lot of great qualities, and these are what you should be aware of:

  • Where are products sourced from? (*not just beef..everything)

    • Here at SitStay many of our products are made, manufactured and sourced from the USA. What is great about this country is the safety guidelines and restrictions that are placed on livestock and ingredients. When sourced from other places you can run the risk of lowering the standards of quality--clearly this is not always the case, but it’s always easier to know for sure how good a product is if you can see directly the farm it came from!

  • Why beef for canines?

    • Clearly, protein and iron. There is no better source of protein and iron, both are essential in building and maintaining strong muscles! The iron is important to transport oxygen to the muscles, and keep them from fatiguing---to insure both you and Fido stay off the couch!

    • Phosphorous: Necessary for formation and maintenance of strong teeth and bones! Also, involved in Vitamin B utilization.

    • Vitamin B: (examples include: Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, riboflavin, and niacin) that are all important in energy utilization, metabolism, and maintaining strength and vitality.

    • Potassium: proven to reduce the risk of hypertension or high blood pressure, and can make sure that your pooches heart is pumping as well as it can!

There are many beef treats and food varieties out there, so just remember that beef is a great protein that your dog (and you) can benefit greatly from. Try looking for the leaner cuts, or companies that are focused on ingredient quality! I hope BEEF is what’s for dinner tonight!

Topics: Mealtime, What's in The Bag?

The Wonders of Salmon

Posted by sitstaydogs

Nov 4, 2013 11:30:00 AM


Salmon is a great, lean protein that has a lot of added healthy fat and nutrition, and pups  LOVE it! Because of it’s fishy flavor, it is very palatable to your pooch, but little does he know of all of the added benefits and nutrition that are hidden in the scrumptiousness!

  • Protein: Necessary for Fido’s energy supply, and keeping him strong with long and lean muscles.

  • DHA and EPA: filled with these essential omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids are important for immune function (making sure that your pooch stays healthy), and also great heart health--insuring that cardiovascular function is at its best.

  • Vitamin D: necessary for calcium and phosphorus absorption in the diet to insure big, strong bones and healthy joint function.

Notes on Salmon:

  • Cook the salmon prior to feeding it to them (if you choose to feed them yourself), many proteins can be served raw to dogs, but make sure salmon is cooked to ensure that all parasites are removed

  • Cooking salmon is not required when in treat or food form, as is has already been processed, but please be aware of where the ingredients come from and how they are handled! Read more about INGREDIENTS.

Fun Facts about Salmon:

  • They are born in freshwater, travel to the ocean, and return to freshwater to reproduce.

  • They return to the exact same spot to birth as they were birthed! How cool is that!?

  • Bears in the forest and other mammals get nutrients from the ocean (nitrogen, sulfur, carbon) from the salmon that are caught traveling back from the ocean!

Favorite Salmon Foods:

Salmon Paws
  Wildside Salmon
  Yummy Chummies
  Salmon Fillets
  Zuke's Mini's
  Addiction Salmon

Topics: Wellness, What's in The Bag?

Pumpkin Isn't Only For Pies: Dog's Benefit, Too!

Posted by sitstaydogs

Oct 7, 2013 11:02:00 PM


There is a good reason that pumpkin is a fond ingredient in dog food and treats. after hunting through patches of information we summarized three takeaways for you to keep top of mind when making healthful decisions for your pooch.


1. Digestive Health

Pumpkin is abundant in both water and fiber which provides dual roles in a dog’s digestive health. The water content can serve as an absorptive lubricant to aid in constipation whereas the soluble fiber can also be a solution for occasional diarrhea. We can never go without saying severe or continuous behaviors need to be consulted with your veterinarian. But, isn’t it good to know there is such an accessible fruit that is as active as the pooper scooper when it comes to your dog’s digestive “activity”.   

2. Weight Loss

This tidbit requires a bit of common knowledge to go with it. Pumpkin for dogs is getting popular chit-chats when it comes to weight loss. Here’s the “skinny” on that … pumpkin is a low fat, low calorie ingredient that serves as a healthy filler to help satisfy fido’s hunger. It doesn’t replace the core nutrients, proteins and other dietary needs but may prolong the time between the puppy dog eyes begging from your hungry fella.  

3. Urinary health

Pumpkin seeds are very high in polyunsaturated fatty acids, these “good fats” are essential in combating against cardiometabolic disorders, support urinary health and keeping blood sugar levels at their optimum levels.

A few product recommendations for rockstar pet parents:

Overall, pumpkin continues to be somewhat of a mystery. Not because the known benefits aren’t concrete, it’s because pumpkin has the highest number of unknown compounds by percent - numerous proteins, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, all of which have fully defined functions. So, when discussing the health benefits of pumpkin in dogs, rather than saying “what we don’t know won’t hurt us”, we should be shouting,  “what we don’t know will help our pups”.

Happy Pumpkin Feeding to You!


Topics: Wellness, What's in The Bag?

Health Benefits of Cranberries for Dogs

Posted by sitstaydogs

Sep 30, 2013 10:14:00 PM


Lets start from the top: cranberries are dominantly found in United States and Canada, and also in a few other locations across the world. These vine-grown, water-and-sun-harvested fruits hold benefits for you AND Fido!

Why add cranberries to your dog's healthy diet?
Cranberries contain anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial qualities which prevents the growth of E. coli, H. pylori, and many other GI related pathogens. The cranberry holds benefits to your dog’s pearly whites - proteins found in cranberries inhibit acid production and allow teeth to defend against oral bacteria, which means those doggy kisses we all love will come with fresh breath (well, most of the time).

Cranberries also contain a high level of the antioxidant, polyphenols. Recent findings show that cranberries interact with cellular signaling cascades, regulating the activity of transcription factors and consequently affecting the expression of genes. They have been shown to affect the expression of microRNAs (miRNA). miRNAs are small, noncoding RNAs implicated in the regulation of gene expression that control both physiological and pathological processes such as development and cancer. We never really know if or how we can truly prevent, but making quality choices on behalf of our faithful friends is a great way to do our part in trying.

Additional Benefits
Just like humans, dogs can contract urinary tract infections. And, just like humans, including cranberries in their diet helps cure or prevent a UTI. Cranberry is a natural cleanse for dogs with urinary problems, but should be consumed in the form of a healthy dog treat, food or supplement containing cranberry, NOT in the form of cranberry juice meant for human consumption.

A few of our favorite cranberry-kissed products that we feed our dogs:

healthybonescranberry   venisoncranberry   vitalitycranberry

Natual Balance Turkey, Oatmeal & Cranberry
These treats offer a unique combination of protein, carbs, and anitoxidants.  

Sam's Yams Sweet Potato Chews


Homestyle Venison & Cranberry Dinner
Addiction's Raw Dehydrated food combines the superior nutrition of raw food with the convenience of dry food.

Buy now: Snooks Sweet Potato Chew


Chicken & Veggie Jerky Bars

USA-made Jerky Bars feature real meat as the first ingredient and combine premium fruits and vegetables for a balanced, grain-free jerky treat your dog is sure to love. 

Buy now: Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Fish

See more of our cranberry products >

Topics: Wellness, What's in The Bag?

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