Flint River Ranch Pet Foods

About Our Products

About Flint River
About Our Products
Dog Product Guide
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Puppy and Adult Dog Food
Senior Dog Food
Senior Plus Dog Food
Lanb/Millet/Rice for Food Sensitive Dogs

Better nutrition, palatability and digestibility for your pet!   No preservatives!  All human grade, natural ingredients!   

Oven Baked Kibble

The Chicken Meal and Rice formula is oven-baked under carefully controlled conditions and temperatures, resulting in better nutrition, palatability and digestibility for your pet. The ultimate in premium nutrition and gourmet dining!

Oven-baking changes hard to digest starches into easy to digest dextrins, which are readily absorbed into your dog's system. The secret to good nutrition is not how many nutrients are present in a dog's food, but rather, how available they are and how efficiently they can be utilized when digested. The good value is baked-in, not sprayed on.

Because the Kibble is high density, you feed 20%-25% less than other foods. Each serving delivers maximum nutrition without Fillers so you'll also notice a lower stool volume and less clean-up.

The Chicken Meal and Rice formula is made with rice and wheat. Ordinary dog foods are made with corn. Rice and wheat are easier to digest than corn; therefore easier on your dog's system. Various selected parts of the wheat berry are used along with whole wheat flour as it is one of the most nutritionally balanced grains. A combination of grains provides better nutrition than one grain.

There's no sprayed-on additive or greasy coating to make the taste acceptable. Ordinary dog foods are extruded under high pressure and extreme temperatures and then sprayed with fat and other products in order to encourage dogs to eat.

When you buy dog food, you're looking for nutrition. Studies have shown that dogs were required to eat 3 to 4 times as much of an economy brand than a premium food to provide proper nutrition. Flint River Ranch dog food is cheaper to feed than other food costing less. There are 80 cups in a 20 lb. bag at a cost of 25 cents per cup. Daily feeding of 2 to 2.5 cups is 50 to 63 cents. Compare to a daily cost of 70 to 90 cents in feeding 3.5 to 5 cups of a food costing 18 to 20 cents per cup. So, while initial outlay may appear more costly, the reverse in obviously true within a few weeks!

You will be able to see the difference in your dog's healthy skin, coat, and energy level. Healthy nutrition can also mean less medical bills. Flint River believes your dog deserves the best possible food!

About Preservatives

Food spoils without some form of temperature control or the use of preservatives. Chemical preservatives are NOT acceptable at Flint River Ranch. We use, instead, only natural Vitamin E in a fat-soluble compound known as Tocopherol, which works just fine as a preservative for up to twelve months ("peak" preservation for up to six months). Vitamin E is also an anti-oxidant that retards the oxidation of other vitamins in our food. If necessary, our food may be frozen to preserve freshness

Most brands of dog food include some by-products and chemical preservatives. The use of low quality products and chemical preservatives may be associated with dry skin, allergic reactions, dental disease, poor health and degenerative organ disfunction. The average dog (44 lbs) can consume 26 lbs of preservatives each year.

Proper Diet

Proper diet is not only important for humans, it is the most basic aspect of a pet's lifestyle. Flint River Ranch food is formulated to help the animal's body to holistically heal itself through proper nutrition. Benefits are soon noticeable in the pet's shiny coat, healthy skin, and energy level.

What is important is the type, not the amount, of protein available in the pet's food. The secret to Flint River Ranch's great nutrition is how many nutrients are present in a pet's food and how efficiently they are utilized when digested.

Healthy pet diets can also mean less medical bills. There is a strong link between high quality foods and the dynamic health of pets.

Oven Baked Kibble

Only the best human grade ingrediets!
No imported ingredients!

Jubilee Wafers


Flint River Ranch Oven Baked Kibble
Only the Best for Your Pet!

Chicken Meal

The chicken we use is strictly human quality chicken flesh and edible skin, the same as you would serve your family. Our Chicken Meal and other meat sources do not contain poultry by-products or other by-products like chicken feet, chicken heads, duck heads, beaks, feathers, fish heads, hides, hoofs and intestines as are commonly found in many so-called "quality" pet foods.. There is no corn, cottonseed, corn cobs, citrus pulp, breakfast food by-products, soy beans, fillers, and no screening or other foreign materials such as noxious weeds, straw, hulls or chaff in our product.

Wheat Base

Wheat is far easier to digest than corn or soybean. Utilizing a combination of various grains, such as ground wheat, wheat flour, wheat germ meal and ground rice, is much healthier than simply a single type of grain.

Flint River Ranch Ingredients


A combination of brown and white rice. The white rice for digestibility and the brown for its added nutritional value. A Diet product that is 100% brown rice can be somewhat hard for some animals to digest.


Wheat flour is a fine-ground whole wheat grain. A course ground whole wheat is also added for texture, along with a quality wheat berry.


Corn is an excellent gain; however, it is more difficult to digest - either by humans or dogs. Therefore, corn is not used as an ingredient in our dog food. The feline digestive system better utilizes corn and supplies important diet benefits to cats and kittens. Corn is included in the feline formulas.

Organic Chicken

It is possible to put one organic chicken in 50 tons of food and legally say we use organic, range fed chicken. Some manufacturers take this option. While we purchase as much organic chicken as possible, we prefer to more correctly say we use human quality chicken that is hormone free. Like all of our ingredients, we pay a premium price of the very best available. Chicken meat provides essential amino and fatty


The lamb in our pet food is range fed.


Lecithin protects cells from damage caused by oxidation. Lecithin is largely composed of the B vitamin choline - with linoleic acid and inositol.


Menhaden fish - a herring-like fish found along the North Atlantic coast of the United States - the flesh is an excellent source of menhaden oil for coat and skin. Fish is a prime source of a complete protein. It includes all the essential amino acids. It is rich in unsaturated fats Omega 3 fatty acids), Vitamins A, K and K, and also ontains iodine, calcium, phosphorus, iron, potassium copper and fluoride.

Source of Grains

We purchase grains from major commercial suppliers like General Mills, fully tested and retested when received. This testing insures the very best quality and reduces the possibility of toxic molds. (Grain is cheaper when purchased direct from the farm, however, the risk of toxic mold is greater.)


Minerals are chelated (bonded with protein) which makes them easier to absorb into the animals' systems.


"Meal" means "reduced in size." The flesh is cooked, some water removed and reduced in size (ground) in order for a uniform mix of the meat, ground grains, vitamins and chelated minerals. There are no rendered by-products, feet, head, intestines, or other meat products not fit for human
consumption in Flint River Ranch products.

Copper and Iron

A deficiency of iron causes nutritional anemia. A small amount of copper will improve utilization of iron.


Proteins are organic chemical compounds and a major component of the structure of all living organisms. Protein functions to build and repair body structure. A good pet food should contain highly digestible protein sources that provide the essential amino acids in adequate amounts. Digestible food protein from several sources is more desirable than protein from only one source.


Carbohydrates serve primarily as an energy source while giving bulk to the diet. Plant material is made up of a high
percentage of carbohydrates.


Fats are complex molecules that are broken down by the digestive system into smaller molecules known as fatty acids. Fat is a concentrated source of energy and works toward making hormones, skin and coat oils, membranes and parts of body cells.

Essential Fatty Acids

Linolenic Acid (Omega 3) and Linoleic Acid (Omega 6)

Cat Food

The Flint River Ranch cat food is extruded with the addition of a slight "baking" process to give it the crusty texture. Cat food is higher in price because there is more pure meat protein in cat food. Taurine level is not less than 0.1% - pH is below 6.4 - Magnesium is less than 0.095% - ash is less than 5.5% - all important to help prevent Feline urological Syndrome. We feel that providing distilled water or pure water in the cat's water dish is a must if you have a concern for your kitty.


Taurine is an essential amino acid necessary for the proper development and ongoing health of the heart and eyes.

The Flint River Ranch Difference

All formulas are made from the highest quality ingredients and do not contain meat or grain by-products, color additives or chemical preservatives (BHA, Ethoxyquin, or BHT). The food is naturally preserved with mixed Tocopherols and Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin E and C0. Some authorities indicate that Vitamin C is not required; however, we feel it is very important in supporting vitamin balance and to help handle daily stress and environmental pollution.

There are no breakfast food by-products, cottonseed, corn cobs, peanut hulls, wood fibers, citrus pulp, soy beans, fillers or other foreign materials such as weeds, straw or chaff in Flint River Ranch foods. Flint River Ranch foods have maintained the same consistent quality since first

All questions about Flint River Ranch products, ingredients, assay analysis or Distributor policy and procedure must be in writing - mailed or faxed. We will respond to your questions as quickly as possible. We do not provide medical advice; this is left to your veterinarian who knows your animal.

A Note About Pet Food Labeling

Consumers are starting to question pronouncements from the "experts" and "testing labs" on pet food labeling. They have concerns that animal meat by-products may not actually provide a nourishing and balanced diet for pets. Such by-products can include diseased and contaminated slaughterhouse meats, feathers, intestines, hair, animal road kills, euthanized companion animals and dehydrated garbage, all rendered together and used in some pet foods. There are additional concerns about the harmful effects in the use of chemical additives.

The use of low quality by-products and chemical reservatives may be associated with dry skin, allergic reactions, dental disease, poor health and degenerative organ dysfunction.

Regardless of professional advice, it is up to each pet owner to read and understand pet food labels. Much of the widely advertised pet food contains by-products and the remains from the human garbage chain with harmful chemical additives.

Flint River Ranch
1243 Columbia Avenue, B7
Riverside, Ca 92507

Phone: (909) 682-5048
Fax: (909) 682-5057

Distributor FRR#: MRF1 Virginia Butterfield
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