Many of us are looking to make our diet a little kinder by consuming more natural foods that are humanly raised, locally grown, sustainably harvested or organic. You can now feed your pet more naturally as well, through kibble-based or raw-based diets, many featuring human-grade ingredients.
Meet some of the brands you can find at your local Pet Valu store who offer foods made with humanely and sustainably sourced ingredients:
The team at Petcurean wanted to craft a new kind of pet food with certified, organic ingredients from trusted farmers, growers and fishers. The GATHER recipes feature ingredients like Certified Organic Free-run Chicken, Wild Line-caught MSC-Certified Alaskan Cod, and Sustainably Harvested Krill. The recipes don’t contain GMOs (genetically modified ingredients), antibiotics or growth hormones, or artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. Plus the food packaging is made with 30% bio-based plastic – which is just one part of Petcurean’s commitment to sustainability.
Gather also offers a Vegan formula, Endless Valley, that contains the protein (certified organic pea protein) and essential amino acids needed to help dogs thrive on a plant-based diet.
Family Owned Spot Farms makes their food from human-grade ingredients, because they believe that you dog’s food should be real food. Their recipes are dehydrated which locks in nutritional value, while maintaining natural colour and taste. Spot Farms also works exclusively with farmers they trust, because they believe that knowing where your dog’s food comes from is just as important as knowing what’s in it. You can even learn more about one of their farmer partners and see where the regionally-produced protein is from on each of their boxes.
Stella & Chewy’s
Stella & Chewy’s are mindful and deliberate in their choice to only work with farmers and rangers they know and trust. The farm-raised meat, organs and bones in their animal proteins contain no added hormones or antibiotics. The protein they source comes from North America, Australia, New Zealand and Europe and is grass-fed, cage-free or wild-caught. Plus their fruits and veggies are 100% organic, and human-grade quality using the highest levels of food handling safety.
Primal’s food and treats contain 100% USDA, human-grade, all-natural ingredients. The meat, game and poultry are all free of antibiotic, steroid, and added hormones. The wholesome fruits and vegetables they use are 100% certified organic, as are the nutrition-packed supplements you’ll find rounding out these nutritious and delicious foods.
The Honest Kitchen
The team at The Honest Kitchen are pretty picky when it comes to ingredients. They make their food from only 100% human grade ingredients.
Honest Kitchen foods are dehydrated, which uses less energy to produce, plus the packaging is light and compact (not to mention recyclable) – meaning energy and emissions are saved throughout production and shipping process. Honest Kitchen received a four-leaf rating from Greenopia!
Open Farm set out to make healthy foods from the highest quality ingredients available, all from ethical sources. This family run-business partners exclusively with farmers who share their commitment to exceptional quality and sustainable farming practices. Open Farm uses human-grade meats raised naturally and humanely and ocean-caught fish from Seafood Watch and Ocean Wise approved fisheries. The recipes are made exclusively with non-GMO fruits and veggies – all of which you can see when you enter your lot code into their transparency feature on their website.
Thinking about making the switch? Our instore Pet Experts are happy to help you find the perfect recipe for your pet, and talk you through the best way to transition between foods.