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The United States of America, defined by a common pursuit of excellence, from the Declaration of Independence, to today, American exceptionalism, innovation, bravery, and morality, guided through reason and faith, have made America, in its short 246 years, unquestionably the greatest nation in the world. At Old Guard Pet Company, we are humbled to be a family owned, small business and one that reveres the founding beliefs and principles of this great nation. It is the freedoms within America that make it possible for individuals and small businesses, like Old Guard, to start from humble beginnings and grow by offering value, quality and enjoyment to the American people and, of course for us at Old Guard, their dogs. Within this blog, we share how we support, celebrate, and preserve traditional American values.

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Our Name Pays Homage to our Nations Heroes

Our name, Old Guard Pet Company, pays homage to “The Old Guard” or the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment that has served our nation since 1784 and is the oldest active-duty infantry in the Army. In fact, it is three years older than the Constitution itself. The Old Guard is steeped in tradition with the regimental motto being Noli Me Tangere (“Touch Me Not”). It is because of the brave and honorable service of men and women that our great nation maintains its freedom and sovereignty. At Old Guard Pet Company we honor and give back to our active-duty service members, veterans and first responders all the while celebrating great traditions, like The Old Guard. We owe our uniquely American freedoms and liberties to these heroes, and we are forever grateful.

We Focus on American-Made

We manufacture our recipes right here in America, our bags are also manufactured in the USA and our company “swag” is American made. Though it may cost a bit more we are dedicated to supporting American jobs and small businesses. We make every effort to partner and collaborate with companies located and headquartered in the United States. The prosperity and maintenance of the American economic power is important to the maintenance of our freedoms and independence. A strong America means a more peaceful and therefore prosperous world and an America that we are proud of and remains full of opportunity for our future generations.

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Our Values are Steeped in Tradition- American Tradition

At Old Guard, our commitments and priorities are clear. We provide premium nutrition to your dog to support optimal well-being and quality of life. However, values-based purchases are growing as many large corporations have become political arms of the progressive left leaving the consumer behind to search for alternatives. At Old Guard, we believe in the constitution and the unique liberties that have built America. We are an unabashedly patriotic and freedom-loving business. We celebrate the family and the role of the dog in our unique culture from the home to the frontlines.  If that has suddenly become political, then so be it. We will be relentless in our pursuit to improve dog health and well-being through nutrition and always be proud to wave the American flag.

We Support Veteran and First Responder Causes or Non-Profits Supporting American Freedoms.

We proudly support various causes that give back to our nation’s heroes, the men and women working honorably every day to protect our freedoms. We support active military and their pets while deployed and we support the care of retired working dogs who served with our military and police. We are dedicated to raising and supporting service dogs who provide help to those in need.

America is the greatest nation. Founded on beliefs and principles rooted in knowledge and faith, our Founding Fathers built a nation for the people by the people. At Old Guard, we are here to serve the American people and their beloved dogs and to celebrate and uphold the traditions that made America.


Five Dog Food Nutrition Secrets From a PhD

Five Dog Food Nutrition Secrets From a PhD

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