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California Gold Small Dog Pet Food--is the best food for pugs; whole, natural food, preservative & gluten-free.

This is truly the best all-natural, REAL FOOD pug diet. Made with REAL human-grade food and no fillers, preservatives or chemicals that can harm your beloved pugs, it gives them the healthy natural nutrition their bodies need to thrive and have beautiful, soft-as-silk coats.

Why is this the best food for pugs?
It was developed by pug owners who, with pug rescue rescued several hundred pugs, got to know the breed very well and wanted the absolute best nutrition for them.

Why feed your dog the best pug food?
If it is a member of your family, wouldn't you want it to live the healthiest, longest pug life expectancy with you?

Has this brand ever been recalled?
No; it hasn't and will not. Most dog food is recalled because their dairy and meat products get contaminated and the companies are mass producing. California Gold does not contain dairy or meat products and is a small, caring and health-minded company.

Is this food for good for overweight pugs?

Yes. Pugs who are overweight but otherwise healthy will shed the pounds effortlessly. In addition, the label on each bag gives exact portions for the specific pug weight.

Is this pug food good for pugs with allergies?
California Gold contains no wheat, corn, soy or dairy that often can cause itching and coat problems. In addition, we have our Grain-Free Pug Food Formula for those pugs with grain allergies.



*except in the Protein-Complete Formulas



This is a REAL FOOD diet made of human quality ingredients! Not only do your pugs thrive on it because they are eating REAL ingredients, they are not eating gross ingredients and chemicals that may come in commercial pet food diets such as dead dog and cat bodies (you read that right), diseased portions of beef and other animals, laboratory remains, old grocery store meat complete with plastic wrappers, and slime off the processing plant's floor. (Those ingredients are all legal, by the way.)

We believe there is NO PET FOOD ON THE MARKET THAT IS HEALTHIER THAN REAL, NOURISHING FOOD! We've just been brainwashed to think otherwise by the large commercial pet food industry! It's just common sense!

Why are more pets dying of cancer at an earlier age? Folks, we are going to pay for the "convenience" of pouring some kibble in a bowl once or twice a day and calling that a meal for your pet. It will come in vet bills somewhere down the line, and/or shortened lifespan in the pets we love. This doesn't have to happen to your pug! The pug's life expectancy is 12-15.




  • Real Food (Whole food), not artificial or processed

  • Raw, not cooked (except when cooking rice formula), therefore preserving nutrients

  • Weight Control--feeding portions according to dog size chart included on each label

  • High Quality Control: each bag of food prepared and filled individually and manually

  • Controlling Contamination: no processing and shipping of meat products

  • Vitamin and Mineral Potency: supplied separately, not cooked or processed

  • Time Tested: 27 years on the market feeding pugs and other small dog breeds


Would you let your pug starve over 1 dollar?

Because that's all it costs for one feeding of the best pug food available,
California Gold Small Dog Pet Food.

Do you know what it costs to go to vet for one visit? A lot more than one dollar.
Real healthy food can prevent many visits to the vet and pug health problems.

Do the math; then order the samples, with free shipping, of the best food for pugs available.

If your pug likes it, you will be doing a lot of good with your one dollar.
The samples are available here

Thank you for thinking of your pug as a healthy member of your family.


California Gold - Small Dog Pet Food is a healthy and great way to feed your pug the best--real nutrition that you can see (all human-quality), and gives your pug something to look forward to. Many of our customers call to report their pugs are so excited at meal-time that they now dance for their meals!

A highly nutritious, fresh (veggies and fruits are dehydrated to lock in the nutrients & preserve naturally) healthy diet that pugs absolutely love when you mix with meat!

Unquestionably the best pug food on the market! Has no bulk fillers that make your pug fat! Easy, nutritious, and all-natural! No chemical preservatives to weigh down your pug's immune system and cause pug allergies. Watch your pug look better, feel better, and have more energy as the body is nourished, finally, with REAL FOOD!

Are pugs hypoallergenic? There is no evidence that one breed is less or more hypoallergenic than another.

These formulas will take excess weight off of most pugs easily, without them feeling the least bit deprived, provided you don't give them additional treats on the side. The pug weight on average is 20-22 lbs.


CALIFORNIA GOLD - Small Dog Pet Food
is appropriate forall dogs and all ages!

It's just real food—
that's all!


Note: Because California Gold contains no preservatives and can spoil without proper storage,
we have a no-return, no-refund, no-replacement policy.



Limited ingredient dog foods seem to be the latest and greatest thing for dog owners and there is a very good reason for this.

In the ever-quest for problem-solving, one of the main topics, across the spectrum of breeds is the itching and scratching. Pug allergies are a major concern for their owners. Allergies will typicall fall under food allergies or environmental allergies. In the environment allergies to grass (lawns, etc) can be common; pesticides and other toxins can be factors, yet fleas (as well as other insects) are a major dog allergy. Many times the allergies are hard to pinpoint as they could be multiple including "hereditary". Because of over-breeding or breeding pugs with known pug health problems, a pug puppy could already have allergy issues.

Without an extensive budget for tests, an owner needs to have a lot of patience and start methodically, tackling eitheir the food or the environment first. Using non-toxic remedies for skin soothing, flea prevention are very useful. For example, bathing the pup in room temperature water, mild shampoo or tea-tree oil based shampoo is essential as well as treating the skin with the tea-tree oil after the bath. Grooming it with a flea comb (it is specific) and eliminating fleas in all the house and yard is imperative in eliminating pug allergies.

Pug food allergies can be a worrisome issue for the owners too. So many dogs are suffering health issues from poor nutrition; and no wonder, most commercial dog food contains a multitude of unhealthy and allergy-causing ingredients.

For example, if your pup is itching it could very well be the diet/food it is eating. Other factors could be environmental and genetic. However, It is very clear, based on several sources, that the main dog food allergies were 1) Beef, 2) Diary, 3) Wheat. Soy and Corn are also on the list.

According to Wikipedia, "food allergies account for about 10% of all the allergies seen in dogs, being the most common cause after flea bite allergies and atopy (inhalant allergies). Food allergies generally account for 20% of the causes of itching and scratching in canines". So, if you have eliminated fleas on and off the pup, it is a good probabality dog food allergies are present if it is showing symptons.

The most recent fad of "grain-free" dog food is a sign that dog owners are aware that grain could be a cause of their dog's food sensitivity; but the truth is that not all grain is on the list of allergens. If you suspect allergies, do not assume it is the grain. That been said, a less-expensive method of isolating the allergens causing discomfort and skin disease, rather than the cost of expensive tests, is to eliminate ingredients in the dog food.

Many harmful ingredients are starting to be eliminated by some manufacturers the pet food industry. Way back soy, wheat and corn were dissapearing from some brands then gluten. Some manufacturers then realized (or were pressured by the public) to eliminate beef (the number one allergen in dog food), and offer other forms of meat and protein.

Lamb and fish as the source for protein became popular, as well as a bit later, rabbit and others. However, even though some allergens may have been eliminated in this way, many more can still be present. The only way, then, to find more culprits is to eliminate all of them one by one! When you see that label on the pet food, the list is enormous. The grocery store brands have the longest (and no wonder they are the unhealthiest), then some of the pet stores brands have less and now newer and smaller manufacturers are putting out some decent formulas compared to the former. With these fewer ingredients, somehow, someone started on the grain (as opposed to meat or other source), there-by the explosion of grain-free dog food. Many pet owners do claim to have seen relief of some symptons in their dogs with these formulas.

Now, another step in the quest for eliminating allergens is the limited ingredient pug food. In these formulas of limited ingredient dog food, because there are fewer ingredients it becomes easier to isolate allergens. If a pet is experiencing allergies and the formula is limited to four ingredients one only needs to eliminate three (or four) ingredients.

Such a limited ingredient formula is California Gold Small Dog Pet Food.

With pug health problems being a major concern for their owners, pug diet, pug care are critical to address pug health issues.





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