There is one product and only one product that goes into the making of Cat-Man-Doo Bonito flakes. That product is called Katsuowonus pelamis, known to us here in the U.S. as Bonito. Bonito is a bony fish that hails from the Tuna family. It is fished wild approximately 300 to 500 miles off the South East coast of Japan in the salt waters of the western Pacific Ocean. The seawater is characterized by the elevated concentration of dissolved oxygen that results in high biological productivity. Therefore, fishing is the dominant economic activity in the region. Bonito is used extensively in Japanese cuisine for making a savory broth while cats and dogs love the flakes just the way they are, right out of the container!
Once caught, the fish is processed both by hand and by machine in a temperature controlled factory. It is dried then cut into very thin slices. The drying process alone takes 20 to 30 days. There are no additives or preservatives added to the fish at any point before, during or after the processing. Absolutely nothing has been introduced into the fish to compromise its purity. This is an important quality to be aware of when purchasing a healthy treat for your pet. There are many different brands of bonito available on the market. However, there are a few things that make Cat-Man-Doo Bonito flakes popular with pet owners.
First, our Bonito flakes are among the highest quality flakes on the market and they are derived from a single protein source making them a healthy choice when rewarding your pet. Cat-Man-Doo flakes are larger, moister and have a fresher aroma and appearance than other Bonito flakes. Because Cat-Man-Doo Bonito is high in protein and low in calories with a minimal fat content, it is the perfect choice for our more “robust” pets. It also contains Taurine which is an essential dietary requirement for feline health. Taurine protects your cat from serious eye maladies. The natural fish oils that are found in Bonito will keep your cat or dog’s fur shiny and beautiful.