Frequently Asked Questions
Following are a few of the most commonly asked questions about Kinetic performance dog food. If you have a specific question that’s not addressed below, please feel free to contact us directly and we’ll be happy to answer it to the best of our ability.
Is Kinetic only for working and sporting dogs?
Kinetic is an excellent food for non-sporting dogs provided you choose the appropriate formula. Kinetic Active 26K is an excellent all-purpose formula for companion dogs provided they’re not overfed. The performance nutrition provides the same health benefits to your house dog as it does for sporting dogs.
Why is Kinetic called a “performance dog food”?
Kinetic is called a performance dog food because it’s very nutrient dense and was formulated to specifically address the higher stress needs of hard working and extremely active dogs.
Isn’t whole chicken better than chicken meal?
Not in our opinion. Unlike chicken meal, whole chicken is approximately 85% water and requires another meat protein source immediately after it on the ingredient list to ensure adequate meat protein. Chicken meals contain almost no moisture to ensure your dog gets more meat and less water.
Why did you put chicken by-product meal in Kinetic? Aren’t by-products bad?
Chicken by-product meal is one of four animal protein sources we put in Kinetic. The reason we put it in is, quite simply, we tested formulas both with and without chicken by-product meal and dogs did better on the formulas that included chicken by-product meal. While some by-products can be poor quality, our chicken by-product meal is an excellent source of protein for dogs and a natural source of glucosamine.
What Type of Fish Meal is in Kinetic?
Kinetic is made with only high quality Menhaden Fish Meal.
Does your food have DHA or Glucosamine in it?
Kinetic has both DHA and Glucosamine in it that are derived from natural sources. We do not add artificially sourced supplements of these ingredients in any of our formulas.
Are all your ingredients from the USA?
All our ingredients are from the US with the exception of certain vitamins and minerals that cannot be sourced inside the US.
Does your food have prebiotics and/or probiotics?
Kinetic formulas include prebiotics to enhance digestive health but do not include active culture probiotics because they generally do not survive the manufacturing process.
How much Kinetic dog food do you recommend feeding to start?
One measuring cup per day for every 20 lbs of body weight is a good starting point. From there, we recommending adjusting the feeding amount based on the body condition of your dog.
How do I transition from my current food over to Kinetic?
If you’re moving from one Kinetic formula to another you can switch immediately with no adverse effects. For other foods, we recommend mixing progressively smaller quantities of the current food with the larger quantities of Kinetic over a period of 10 days until the dog is completely on Kinetic.
Where is Kinetic made?
Kinetic is made in the U.S. A. Specifically, Kinetic is manufactured in the Midwest with a variety of other Hubbard Life pet products and distributed exclusively through Hubbard Feeds manufacturing and distribution facilities.
Does Kinetic contain chemical additives and preservatives like BHA, BHT and Ethoxyquin?
Kinetic is made with only natural preservatives such as Vitamin C and mixed tocopherols.