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By Jacob Onofrio
Just Food For Dogs
26886 Calle Hermosa, Capistrano Beach
After the success of their original storefront in Newport Beach in 2011, Just Food For Dogs began opening more locations along the coast and have now found a shared home with the Estrella Veterinary Hospital in Capistrano Beach.
Opening in March, the store specializes in “balanced whole food for dogs.” As part of what manager Michelle Pule calls their first “pantry” store, the Capistrano Beach location carries a multitude of different lines of food for dog dietary needs.
Pule says the types of food range from daily nutrition for healthy dogs to veterinary diets for dogs with medical conditions such as kidney failure, liver disease and pancreatitis. The store also offers the option to have dog food designed by a custom formulation team of nutritionists, should any of their reformulated diets not meet a specific dog’s needs.
“It’s all United States Department of Agriculture-certified ingredients, so everything you and I get from the grocery store … that’s the only thing we put in our food,” Pule said. “The only preservative is the freezer.”
In addition, Pule said feeding trials for Just Food For Dogs special brands of food have shown boosted immune systems in dogs on their food plan.
“It’s the healthiest food you can get out there,” Pule said.