We'd like to thank Sue Lines for spending almost 3 hours with us Wednesday (and bought lunch) Sue covers half the country as a manger for ZuPreem. She's been with them 10 years and is very knowledgeable about Zupreem pet foods. Sue has 2 birds herself (sorry Sue - I forgot the species :-()
Quick clarification on the FDA and the use of sugar in ZuPreem products. The FDA is not REQUIRING ZuPreem to use sugar. The main note is that all ingredients used in ZuPreem products are deemed SAFE by the FDA. The Regulatory environment is advising that pet food manufactures change the word sucrose to sugar.
Here is a little more information about the use of sugar in ZuPreem products. Sugar is added to ZuPreem FruitBlend Flavor, Natural, AvianBreeder, and NutBlend/VeggieBlend Flavor diets. Sugars are also found in fruits that most birds eat and enjoy in the wild. After digestion, they travel through the bloodstream to body cells where they are used for energy, or stored for future use.
Veterinary nutritionists at ZuPreem have added a small amount of sugar to our avian diets to supply readily available carbohydrate (CHO) energy, and to make sure our nutritionally complete diets are palatable. Sugar also adds to the enjoyment of many foods. Human and animal health experts agree that carbohydrates, including starch and sugar, are an important part of a balanced diet. The key is to ensure the diet is balanced between CHO’s, proteins, and fats. Eliminating sugar and other CHO’s would result in a very poor, unbalanced diet.
Thanks again for your ZuPreem business, and recommendations.
ZuPreem Territory Manager
If you're not familiar with Zupreem, it has an interesting history. We pulled this from their website: Mark L. Morris Jr. DVM, PhD. (Whose father founded the second small animal hospital in the United States in1928) is the developer of Hill's Prescription Diet® line of products which include reducing diets, diets to treat urinary tract diseases and later formulated Science Diet® products for the prevention of nutrition-related diseases in healthy dogs and cats.
Just as the original Prescription Diets came out of a need for better nutrition for dogs and cats, so did the ZuPreem line of products come out of a need for better nutrition for zoo animals. David Morris, son of Mark Morris Jr., now leads ZuPreem. Through vision and innovation, the company has expanded the original family of ZuPreem products to include a complete line of life-stage diets for companion birds and adult maintenance diets for ferrets and small animals. ZuPreem still manufactures trusted zoological diets for birds, exotic felines, omnivores, primates and reptiles.
Not only have the designs on the bags changed, but ZuPreem Natural has been reformulated, with added vitamins & minerals. If you're thinking of converting your bird to pellets, the color and shapes of ZuPreem Natural may be very helpful. It's available in four sizes to accommodate most all sized birds.We've also recently added Lorikeet diets from Blessings. Handcrafted by Linda Blessing these products use no soybean flour because it's proven to be very difficult to digest in birds. She's been breeding parrots for more than 30 years and has been driven to find nutrients from from natural food sources.Free IPhone QR code reader - Free Android QR code reader