Frequently Asked Questions
Check out our most frequently asked questions about Pezzy Pets below. If you can't find what you're looking for, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The devil fish is commonly known as the armored or suckermouth catfish (hypostomus plecostomus). It's originally from South America and was brought to places like Mexico and the US as a popular aquarium fish. In Mexico the fish is referred to as the devil fish because it was first found in the reservoir El Infiernillo (Little Hell) in Michoacán but also because well, they hate the fish in Mexico for all the damage it's caused to native freshwater fisheries.
This fish is commonly consumed in South America but unfortunately still not much of a demand exists in Mexico. The devil fish currently accounts for up to 70% of wild freshwater capture and causes a range of environmental and economic issues.
The lionfish fish (Pterois) is originally from the South Pacific is a popular aquarium fish now found invasive across the Caribbean, Atlantic and Mediterrean. It has a voracious appetite and also outcompetes native species for resources, decimating species like snapper and grouper. Because the lionfish lives among coral reefs and does not bite on hook and line, all lionfish we use is captured by spear while scuba diving.
We have a small FDA-registered processing facility in Tabasco, Mexico where our team processes wild-caught devil fish and dehydrates the fillets. All treats are packaged in bulk and sent to us in Berkeley, California where we inspect and package them in a commercial kitchen before sending them out to you!
Because we make Pezzy from a hated, invasive fish, our treats are beyond sustainable. Pezzy treats are reducing our pawprint - every bite actually helps restore native fisheries! Additionally, like other single and limited ingredient treats, our treats are super healthy and (obviously) don't contain any chemical preservatives, fillers or otherwise yucky stuff that you wouldn't want to feed to your pet.
And finally Pezzy treats are high in protein and low in fat (body-building dogs anyone?) and come with a bunch of vital micronutrients like iron and potassium. The protein/calorie ratio of our treats is hard to beat, making Pezzy a great option for furry friends that are watching their weight!
Absolutely! All treats are made in our FDA-registered, HACCP-compliant facilities. As mentioned before, our single and limited ingredient treats are made without any chemical preservatives, fillers, additives or any otherwise unsavory thing you wouldn't want your furry friend eating.
Worried about heavy metals associated with seafood consumption? Fear not! First, we regularly test all our fish to ensure it's safe to eat. Additionally, the devil fish, a member of the catfish family, is an herbivore and has a relatively short lifespan, meaning that it's not as susceptible to accumulation of heavy metals and other toxins like tuna or swordfish.
Yes! Our single ingredient treats are excellent for both dogs and cats. Especially due to their high protein content, Pezzy treats are awesome just as is for cats but can be shredded up for a tasty topping as well. However, we do not recommend Fishcuits for cats due to the relatively high carbohydrate and fiber content.
Yes! Our treats are completely shelf-stable.
Yes, our packaging is 100% compostable! We're acutely aware of the waste from packaged foods and we're doing our part to create a sustainable supply chain. Our packaging, stickers, inserts and even mailers are 100% compostable. Please note that while our packaging is 100% compostable, unfortunately compostable resealable "zippers" are still not a possibility. As such we recommend you save our treats in another sealable container after opening for best results.
Nothing! Shipping is free to all 50 states. International orders, however, are subject to market shipping rates.
We're a small two-person team but we try to make sure all orders ship within 36 hours of ordering and will generally take 2-4 days to arrive. We'll send you an email with confirmation number once your order ships. Please contact us directly at email@example.com with any questions about your order.
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