[caption id="attachment_1074" align="align-right" width="150" caption="Hear about the benefits of Marshall Premium Ferret Diet"][/caption] This month we turn our focus toward nutrition as we try to dispel some of the myths surrounding ferret diets. It's easy to get taken in by the colorful packaging or the long and purportedly "healthy" ingredient lists, but ferret owners must keep in mind that a ferret's digestive system is different than other domestic pets, such as cats and dogs. Marshall Premium Ferret Diet - The World's Best Nutrition from the Ferret Experts! At Marshall we know that ferrets should eat a diet designed specifically for them. For more than 70 years we have raised and bred ferrets, studying their anatomy, learning their habits, documenting their digestive processes, and using our expertise to create the healthiest nutrition available for them. We also know that there are a lot of companies that claim they have the best ferret diet, but many are nutritionally inadequate or have unnecessary ingredients, such as peas, apples and carrots. Some companies even use modified cat food and call it "ferret" food. That simply does not work and may actually reduce a ferret's life span. The digestive system of a ferret is unique (to that species), therefore their food has to be developed precisely for them. Ferret Food Facts Marshall Premium Ferret Diet has fed more ferrets in all life stages on a daily basis, than all other ferret foods combined! Fresh Meat Protein Ferrets are carnivores and require high levels of meat protein, preferably freshly derived meat. Natural Fat Our pellets have naturally derived fats in order to maintain optimal nutritional value - no added fats are needed and the pellets break down more easily in the ferret's digestive system. Think of Marshall Premium Ferret Diet as "meat pellets"! Unique Process Vacuum-dried low temperature process protects essential amino acids of the meat protein that would otherwise be damaged during high temperature processing. History of Success No other diet has successfully raised the generations of ferrets that Marshall has. There is proof that it works! Truth About Carbohydrates Although ferrets need very little plant-based carbohydrate, they still need some to prevent serious long-term health problems. Marshall uses corn as an excellent carbohydrate source to compliment the high meat content. Research has shown and experience proves that corn is an excellent carbohydrate when formulated properly. To learn more about corn in pet foods, visit here. Preservatives Marshall uses a safe and effective human grade preservative to protect the high amount of meat protein from oxidizing. Other Ferret foods purchase pre-mixes from pet food formulators and many of the meat meals and liquid fat mixtures are already preserved, therefore they do not have to list it on their label. Due to the fresh nature of our food and the complexities of our process, we want to insure your pet is eating a completely safe and natural diet. At Marshall we are dedicated to the health and well being of ferrets. Marshall Premium Ferret Diet Food Facts: * is made specifically for ferrets! * is a perfectly balanced blend of fresh meat protein and naturally derived fat * is fed and recommended by the world's premier ferret breeder * promotes shiny coat, excellent muscle tone, and bone development * is the #1 premium ferret diet sold worldwide! * provides complete nutrition for ALL life stages * is made by using a patented low-heat/vacuum dry process - preserves nutrients! * is made with the freshest meat protein available * is made fresh and in small batches to insure excellent quality * is rich in Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids * is made with 6lbs of fresh chicken for each 7lb bag! * when moistened, is excellent for growing and developing ferrets. * isn't modified cat food! * is the best food for your ferret! * your Marshall ferret was raised on it! GUARANTEED ANALYSIS Crude protein, not less than...................38.0% Crude fat, not less than............................18.0% Crude fiber, not more than.......................3.5% Moisture, not more than...........................10.0% INGREDIENTS - 4 out the first 5 are fresh meat protein! Chicken by-products (organs only, including chicken liver), chicken, herring meal, corn, cod fish For more information on Marshall Pet Products, visit our website at www.marshallpet.com or call 1-800-292-3424.