Tomlinson’s carries the full lines of Lotus Dog and Cat canned and dry foods–a unique line of holistic, oven-baked dry foods, and canned stews.
Lotus is made with high-quality animal proteins like lamb and poultry, whole fruits and veggies, a unique oil blend bursting with omega-3s and 6s, all baked into tasty little cookies and savory stews that will have your pet smiling from ear to floppy ear.
Baked vs. Extruded Pet Food
Because we bake our dog and cat foods, we are able to use up to twice as much fresh meat as extruded pet foods.
Baked foods are cooked at 1 atmospheric pressure slowly cooking and browning each piece of Lotus. Extruders cook food at 2 to 3 times atmospheric pressure using steam. This is cooking from the inside out (think microwave).
Oven-baked Lotus retains 100% of its vitamins. Extruded dog and cat foods typically lose an average of 40% of their vitamins. This means that all of Lotus’ fresh fruits and vegetables still provide all of those wonderful antioxidants to keep your best friend’s cells healthy.
Lotus even retained 100% of its proteins compared to extruded foods that typically lose 20% during drying the drying process.
Quality Ingredients from Quality Sources
All ingredients are sourced in North America, with three exceptions sourced from New Zealand: Green Mussel, Deboned Lamb and Lamb Meal.
Our oven-baked foods are made in small batches in a family owned and operated Canadian bakery. All of our canned foods are made in small batches in our very own micro-cannery in California.
Unique Oil Blend for Coat Health
We selected three special oils for our dog food, each with their own amazing benefits: soy oil for its omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in the form of Alpha Linolenic Acid, olive oil as a rich source linoleic acid (omega-6), and salmon oil because it’s rich in two omega-3 fatty acids – DHA and EPA.
DHA has been shown to improve learning in puppies whose mothers were fed a diet containing DHA. All Lotus cat recipes contain chicken fat as well because cats have an increased need for fat, as compared to dogs.
Lotus only purchases proteins that are specified by the manufacturer to be preserved with vitamin E, citric acid, and rosemary. This means all our fish, fish meal, chicken, chicken meal, lamb, lamb meal, duck, and duck meal are all naturally preserved. We do this even though we could claim our food is natural by just adding a natural preservative to the food and not worrying about how our proteins are preserved. We feel it’s necessary to go the extra mile and commit to never buying proteins that are preserved with things like Ethoxyquin, BHT, or BHA even though they are cheaper.