Why Feed NutriSource®?

See the difference between other pet food and NutriSourceNutriSource® is highly digestible for maximum nutrient absorption and each formula is nutritionally complete so more of the concentrated nutrition is retained by your dog. This means you can feed your dog less; as much as two-thirds less than other brands.

Compare the NutriSource® price and you’ll see this means your cost per feeding is less than the competition. And by feeding smaller, more easily digestible portions, your dog produces less waste.

Quality is our primary concern before, during, and after production of our pet foods. Quality systems are in place to ensure finished pet foods are wholesome, nutritious, and safe. Our facility is certified to the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety. NutriSource® Pet Foods carefully examines the ingredients used in its products. Finished products are tested to verify that the food meets formulation specifications including: the guaranteed analysis stated on each package, nutritional requirements, and palatability.

Premium ingredients are required to produce premium products. We are committed to using only quality ingredients. Testing begins with ingredients. All goods are purchased only from approved suppliers who have agreed to supply ingredients that meet predetermined specifications. As each lot arrives at the plant, samples are taken before acceptance of the lot. Materials are tested by Tuffy’s Pet Foods internal Ingredient Testing Frequency protocol to confirm ingredients meet the specifications for key nutrients, free from foreign material, and do not contain known toxins. After testing confirms the ingredient meets the established criteria, it is accepted.

Multiple samples are taken from every production run for analysis by the internal laboratory. Various tests are performed to verify the product meets specifications. After the testing is completed and the product meets requirements, it is approved for packaging.

Pet Appeal Trials: Yes, we test our products using companion animals; primarily for acceptability and appeal. We want to know that pets do find our products highly palatable. This is accomplished through the services of a highly reputable, professional kennel. We test our products against benchmark standards to make sure our products meet our high expectations for palatability.

Yes, our products are tested. We test the ingredients and the finished products to make sure they meet specifications. We test our products to validate pets find NutriSource® Pet Foods highly palatable, wholesome, and nutritious.

Thinking Green

Tuffy’s Pet Foods has been producing Natural, Super Premium Pet Foods for over 50 years. Located in the land of 10,000 lakes, we believe that protecting our Earth where our furry family members breathe, relax and play is as essential as producing a product that is safe, full of nutrients, tastes great and is natural. Tuffy’s Pet Foods takes daily steps to reduce, reuse and recycle. We take enormous pride in our new offices that we installed a geothermal system which is the most environmentally friendly way to heat and cool a building. Unlike other comfort systems, geothermal does not emit carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, or other greenhouse gasses which contribute to air quality pollution. Additionally, it has lower electricity demands.

We take many other steps towards a greener earth as well. All corrugated items that are not used in production are bundled and recycled. We recycle our used plastic from the plant. All paper, plastic and glass products are recycled in our office. Selected packaging is compostable, while all packaging is recycleable. We are generous to humane societies and various rescues across the country. This is all part of our company commitment to the planet and our pets.

  • Over 50 years of experience in manufacturing dry and moist dog food, cat food and treats.
  • A seasoned, specially trained work force and management team.
  • An excellent reputation for manufacturing high quality products.
  • The highest quality, fresh, raw ingredients that are tested upon arrival to ensure that they meet stringent specifications for quality, protein, moisture and ash.
  • State of the art equipment to develop and produce carefully formulated products, providing sound nutrition, backed by extensive research and quality testing.
  • Animal feeding tests using the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) protocols substantiate that Tuffy’s pet foods provide complete and balanced nutrition for all life stages.
  • A manufacturing plant in Perham, Minnesota, producing ONLY pet food. It is the only manufacturing facility that produces Tuffy’s, Tuffy’s GOLD, Nutrisource, Natural Planet Organics and Pure Vita branded products.
  • An on-site, fully equipped, wet chemistry lab that constantly monitors and tests products to insure correct formulation, appearance, palatability, aroma, and digestibility.
  • Products made to order; thus, providing the freshest product available.
  • Products produced accurately and consistently. Every bag is the same, every time. Every bag is guaranteed for protein, fat, moisture and fiber.
  • The highest quality packaging to preserve freshness and palatability.
  • A factory and warehouse that are thoroughly cleaned and regularly inspected. Tuffy’s Pet Foods is AIB inspected (American Insitute of Baking).
  • Trucks carrying our products are inspected for cleanliness before being loaded.


  • More available for absorption and more active in the body than sulfates and oxides
  • Marked improvement in coat quality


  • Sprayed on the outside of each kibble, to quickly activate in the digestive system


  • Glucosamine and Chondroitin in ALL of our formulas
  • Balanced Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids (Enhanced with DHA)
  • No by-products and no corn
  • Naturally preserved
  • Protected Vitamin C
  • Natural Anti-Oxidants


  • More than 50 years of pet food manufacturing experience
  • One manufacturing facility creating a consistent product
  • Family-owned business working to build relationships with our customers
  • Unparalleled customer service