Proud Paws® Dog and Cat Food products are formulated by professional nutritionists to meet or exceed the nutritional requirements established by the American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) for all life stages of the dog or cat. The AAFCO nutrient requirements are based on National Academy of Science publications. Ingredient quality and the latest in nutritional technology are major considerations in developing Proud Paws formulas, and ingredients must provide essential nutrients in a highly digestible form. Proud Paws products are continually tested to maintain the high quality standards that our customers expect and deserve. Your pet’s nutrient needs for growth, development, performance, breeding and activity, and special needs throughout its life stages are very important to us, and we are proud to put the Proud Paws name on these high-quality products.