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Looking for a great treat for your dogs? Try new Hi-Standard Chicken Jerky. This delicious dog treat features Chicken as the #1 ingredient, is Grain-Free and Gluten Free and is perfect for all breeds.

Also available are the new hi-Standard Bacon Strips. These treats have an unbeatable taste, a savory smoky aroma and are fun to feed. You're guaranteed to see a happy dog when you break out a bag of Hi-Standard Bacon Treats.

Hi-Standared is proud to offer these two great new additions to our product line. Hi-Standard dog food has been taking care of dogs and their owners since 1988. As the owner Wade Graskewicz always says, "It's more than just the name of our dog food, it's how we do business."

 

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"Loki and Nora have been fed Hi-Standard Puppy Food since the day we brought them home. They absolutely love it." - Nancy S. from Illinois

Hi-Standard 32/18 Frech Chicken puppy food is specially formulated to meet all of the needs of a growing puppy. This chicken based formula is specifically designed to provide the essential nutritional needs of a puppy while preventing excess weight.

Check out Hi-Standard Puppy Food or find a retailer near you today. 

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"We are breeders of quality French Bulldogs. A few years ago we purchased a female to add to our program. From the time she was a pup she consistently had loose stool. We worked tirelessly with our vet and industry professionals to try and alleviate it. With no success, we finally had all but given up. BUT, then we decided to try the Hi Standard Grain Free diet on all of our dogs and just like that it cleared up! All of our dogs look phenomenal on this product. Their haircoats and weights are perfect. We recommend it to all of our new puppy homes!! I would urge anyone to give it a try."

 

 - Melissa Drew www.drewdogs.com

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Did you know that your local Schnucks is now carrying Hi-Standard Dog Food?

 

Stop by your local Schnucks Store and pick up a bag of our today at this amazing price! Hi-Standard Adult Maintenance 22/12 is only $19.99 at the following locations.

 

Store #

Store Name

Street

City

County

State

Zip

Phone #

101

Florissant

8200 N. Lindbergh Blvd.

Florissant

St. Louis

MO

63031

314-921-7060

102

Creve Coeur

10650 Olive Street Rd.

St. Louis

St. Louis

MO

63141

314-567-3838

104

Brentwood

8800 Manchester Rd.

St. Louis

St. Louis

MO

63144

314-961-5454

110

Mid Rivers

501 - 577 - 591 Mid Rivers Mall Dr.

St. Peters

St. Charles

MO

63376

636-970-2570

118

Telegraph

5519 Oakville Shopping Center

St. Louis

St. Louis

MO

63129

314-892-6401

129

O’Fallon

8660 Veterans Mem Parkway, Ste 1 - 12

O'Fallon

St. Charles

MO

63366

636-978-3566

136

Webster

8650 Big Bend

St. Louis

St. Louis

MO

63119

314-961-0555

137

Affton

10070 Gravois

Affton

St. Louis

MO

63123

314-631-8220

141

Overland

9074 Overland Plaza

Overland

St. Louis

MO

63114

314-426-3800

142

Woods Mill

1000 - 1060 - 1190 Woods Mill Plaza

Chesterfield

St. Louis

MO

63017

636-227-2278

145

Westfall Plaza

8037 W. Florissant Ave.

Jennings

St. Louis

MO

63136

314-679-2400

146

Alton

2811 Homer Adams Parkway

Alton

Madison

IL

62002

314-741-6820

178

Bethalto

72 Airport Plaza Rd.

Bethalto 

Madison

IL

62010

618-377-0235

216

Sierra Vista

1589 Sierra Vista Plaza

St. Louis

St. Louis

MO

63138

314-741-0282

227

Lindell

4171 Lindell Blvd

St. Louis

St. Louis City

MO

63108

314-533-8027

244

Market Place

1000 Columbia Centre

Columbia

Monroe

IL

62236

618-281-6300

301

Culinaria

315 N 9th Street

St. Louis

St. Louis City

MO

63101

314-436-7694

705

Evansville W.

4500 West Lloyd Expressway

Evansville

Vanderburgh

IN

47712

812-422-6325

706

Bloomington

1701 E. Empire

Bloomington

McLean

IL

61701

309-662-9300

707

Champaign

109 N. Mattis Rd

Champaign

Champaign

IL

61821

217-351-2600

714

Columbia

1400 Forum Boulevard

Columbia

Boone

MO

65203

573-446-2800

722

Carbondale

915 W. Main Street

Carbondale

Jackson

IL

62901

618-351-0463

724

Pekin

1001 Court

Pekin

Tazewell

IL

61554

309-347-6757

753

Loves Park

1810 Harlem Rd.

Loves Park

Winnebago

IL

61111

815-633-1481

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Learn More: Download the 22/12 Product Information Sheet Here.

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What is AAFCO?
The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) is made up of animal control officials from each state and territories, federal agencies (like the FDA) and government representatives. Local, state and federal feed regulatory officials have work to develop uniform laws, regulations and policies. AAFCO is not a government agency, but AAFCO recommendations have become the foundation for most state laws and regulations for all animal feeds. AAFCO members meet to amend the AAFCO Model Pet Food Regulations to address new information and issues related to pet foods and nutrition.

WHAT IS AN AAFCO STATEMENT?

The "nutrition claim" or "AAFCO statement of nutritional adequacy or purpose" is a statement that indicates the food is complete and balanced for a particular life stage, such as growth, or if the food does not meet the complete and balanced requirements than it is intended for intermittent or supplemental feeding only. Under AAFCO regulations, this statement must be substantiated by the state and the pet food manufacturer.

  

Complete and Balanced Formulation: 

Formulation: If a pet food has been formulated to contain every nutrient the pet needs as specified in the AAFCO Dog Food (or Cat Food) Nutrient Profiles, which are based on the nutritional recommendations of the National Research Council (NRC) for dogs and cats. While the AAFCO Nutrient Profiles list the "minimum" levels (and some maximum levels), pet food manufacturers can formulate and market their products for a specific life stage, provided the nutritional profile of the pet food still meets the levels specified in the appropriate AAFCO Nutrient Profile.


WHAT DOES "ALL LIFE STAGES" MEAN?

A pet food with an "All Life Stages" claim can be used if the feed meets all of the nutrient requirements of both Growth & Reproduction and Adult Maintenance as listed in the AAFCO Nutrient Profiles. 

"Hi-Standard Ultimate Chicken Meal & Rice Formula Dog Food is forumlated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food nutrient profiles for all life stages."

 

For more information about AAFCO visit their site at http://www.aafco.org or check out some of the great online resources like http://www.petmd.com.

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Local Entrepreneur

Local Entrepreneur Scooping Up Sizable Portion of Dog Food Market

American dog owners spend nearly $40 monthly for dog food, and for more than twenty-five years Pinckneyville, Illinois entrepreneur Wade Graskewicz has been scooping up a sizable portion of the dog food market, both domestically and abroad. 

On his rise in the $23 billion pet food industry, he kept true to his original premise of offering customers a high-quality dog food for an affordable price. Along the way, it was Graskewicz’s competitive spirit and tenacity that kept his brand as a serious contender in the marketplace.

Although Hi-Standard’s home base is still Pinckneyville, the company manufactures its product in Utah, Tennessee, Ohio and Kansas. To ease the burden of shipping costs, Graskewicz has warehouses in Illinois, Utah, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Tennessee.

Because the price of shipping has a direct impact on the product’s sale price, the majority of pet food is still sold closest to the plants where it is manufactured. Another way to broaden their offerings in the industry was to buy out the competition.

So, in 2011, Graskewicz purchased both Joy Pet Food and Best Feeds brands. That acquisition expanded their portfolio by 22 new products as well as providing openings into other international markets.

The collective brands distribute to 90 percent of the United States, two provinces in Canada, Japan, Ghana, Pakistan and Trinidad among others. Today the brand carries more than 60 different size bags available in 25 different products.

Being somewhat reflective, Graskewicz is amazed by his own success story – although not surprised by it. Similar to the high-energy hunting dogs showcased on his Hi-Standard packaging, Graskewicz also exudes that same high-energy, highly-competitive nature.

“I have to credit my success to being so competitive and having such a supportive family,” Graskewicz said. “In the early years, my mother (Ruby Graskewicz) stepped in and helped out by answering phones and doing billing for me. Otherwise, I was pretty much a one-man show.”

In the beginning of trying to get the word out about his dog food, Graskewicz would load up his Dodge dually truck with 60 to 80 bags of dog food and tarp it. He would hit the road by 4 a.m., make his deliveries and push to get back to open the store by 8:30 a.m.

His early morning trips would take him to places such as Poplar Bluff, Missouri or Evansville, Indiana. After a long day at the store, he start the whole process over again. Graskewicz said that getting any business off the ground requires a good work ethic.

“Another element to the business’ success has been my wife and son,” Graskewicz said. “My son Skyler was born in 1988 when we started the retail store, so he pretty much grew up in the business.”

As Hi-Standard Suppliers company president, Skyler Graskewicz knows the industry inside and out. He still works alongside his father, but his primary focus is in shipping and exporting to international markets.   

“My wife Lisa has also been a very big part of my success,” Graskewicz said. “She is an interior designer and very talented in her own right. She owns Interiors Designed by Lisa and I have to credit her with helping me stay focused and do what I had to do.”

Today, at 52 years old, Graskewicz is still as excited about moving his company forward as he was when he first started his company. He is busy laying out a multi-year plan for his company’s future. However, he keeps the details of that plan close to the vest.  

“I found a niche in this business and found I could make a go of it, however for those just starting out in anything, remember you have to crawl before you walk, and walk before you run,” he said. “My advice for anyone is to take everything slow and be ready for an incredible amount of time and hard work.” 

Equipped with a strong company that has an international reach, Graskewicz feels he can still make another major stride in the next few years that will propel his business even further into the international marketplace. 

“With the launch of our Grain Free and Ultimate products in early this year, along with a full line of treats for both Joy and Hi-Standard, we expect tremendous growth for 2016,” Graskewicz said. “Just like the pets we create our products for, we will continue to be high performers in our field.”

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Hi-Standard Online Store

Did you know that you can now buy Hi-Standard Merchandise on our online store? Click the link below to check out our hats, hoodies and other great items and show your love for Hi-Standard!

Hi-Standard Online Store

 

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Mule Shoe Outfitters
We want to send a BIG thank you to our friends Mule Shoe Outfitters in Wyoming for this awesome testimonial and their amazing photos! If you're looking for your next hunting trip we HIGHLY recommend giving them a call!

"We have been hunting treeing Walker hounds for 20+ years here in Wyoming for our outfitting business, Mule Shoe Outfitters. In that time we have tried many different recommended dog foods for our working hounds that we feel were not as quality and beneficial as we have seen with Hi-Standard.

About 4 years ago we started using the Hi-Standard brand. Hi-Standard has been great! The hounds like it much better, their energy and stamina is high, and their stools are less, which means that they are retaining more of the high protein content they get from the Premium Performance (purple bag) product that keeps them going all day working those tracks. The Hi-Standard company has been really great to us, we really appreciate their product and staff. We will continue to feed Hi-Standard dog food and would recommend it to all who have dogs that mean as much as ours to us."

Justin and Sandy Wright
Owners, Mule Shoe Outfitters
Pinedale, Wyoming
www.muleshoeoutfitters.com
1-888-803-7316

 


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Quality Assurance

Here at Hi-Standard Dog Food we know your dog is more than just a pet, they are part of your family. That’s why work hard every day to ensure that our products are safe, well-made and high quality. We are always working to ensure that when you bring home a bag of Hi-Standard dog food it lives up to its name. We are proud feature ingredients that are safe for pets and that we know they’ll love.

Industry wide there are many quality assurance standards to help protect pets. We are proud to say that we meet or exceed FDA, USDA and AAFCO standard and strive to go above and beyond them.

Hi-Standard Dog Food, It’s more than just our name, It’s the way we do business.

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Hi-Standard Cares

We take a lot of pride in our work. From the research and development on our food formulas to making sure that even the packaging is high quality, Hi-Standard wants you to understand how important your dog's health is to us.

On one side, there is the simple math. Healthy dogs eat more, and we make dog food. If we take the time to invest in the best ingredients, your dog is healthier, lives longer, and eats more. We get to make and sell more Hi-Standard Dog Food for your dog!

The main motivation to our high quality product is an honest sense of pride in what we do. We feed our food to our own dogs. We love our pups as much as you do yours, and so we share that need to be the best with you. We are proud of every bag that leaves our facility, because we know that someone's dog is going to be happy to eat it. Happy dogs make happy families!

We encourage you to share your happy dog stories with us, and we like to share those moments with everyone through our blog and the testimonials on our site. Have a story to share? Please let us know here!

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