These links to natural pet food manufacturers and retail stores are designed to offer quality holistic food and supplement options for your dog or cat.
Pet food that is made from the highest quality protein sources with no chemicals, additives, or preservatives is VERY important to your pet’s health. The money you spend for better quality food now will help prevent disease and illness as your pet ages (saving on vet bills and increasing quality of life).
Excellent nutrition is the foundation that supports the work that I do with animals in my healing practice. For more information see my article After the Pet Food Recall: Why natural is the way to go.
There are also links to nutrition for humans, because we need to treat ourselves well, also!
What’s Really in Pet Food Excellent information on Born Free USA’s site concerning what is contained in pet foods, how to make an informed decision for your pet’s health, and further reading lists. This is information a caring owner cannot afford to ignore–your pet’s health is depending on it.
Pet Food: A Dog’s Breakfast Hard-hitting documentary was removed from YouTube and pulled from mainstream TV because it revealed what really goes on in the commercial pet food industry.
Blindsided: Farewell Natura Pet Foods, Hello Corporate Bottom Line? The growth in demand for foods with healthy ingredients has resulted in more manufacturers, and more choices. Unfortunately, the level of demand has caught the attention of the big pet food companies, and some trusted foods are no longer what they used to be.
Pet Food Regulation: Who’s in Charge? An excellent article and site updated frequently by veterinarian and pet food expert Jean Hofve, DVM.
Natural Choice Directory – The Poop on Holistic Pet Care A well written article on the role that nutrition and alternative healthcare can play in resolving health issues as well as preventing.
Basics of Feline Nutrition by Holistic Vet Diet is the brick and mortar of health. This web page lays out some often-ignored principles of feline nutrition and explains why cats have a better chance at optimal health if they are fed a quality canned food diet instead of dry kibble. Putting a little thought into what you feed your cat(s) can pay big dividends over their lifetime and very possibly help them avoid serious, painful and costly illnesses. PDF translation into Swedish, French and Chinese also available.
Feeding Your Cat: Know the Basics of Feline Nutrition A very excellent article written by a veterinarian exploring the most important aspects of diet and nutrition for your cat(s), and how to choose the best foods.
How do I choose the best food for my cat’s health? Excellent article by Seattle acupuncture vet Lena McCullough offers great info on how to choose and transition your cat to a natural diet.
Good Dog Magazine Test reports on dog food, toys, treats, plus important health and behavior news.
How do I choose the best food for my dog’s health? Excellent article by Seattle acupuncture vet Lena McCullough answers all your questions on how to make the right food choices for your best friend.
Raw and Cooked Foods
Darwin’s Natural Pet Products Darwin’s uses only fresh, human-quality ingredients for your dog’s meals, and they ship door-to-door. In addition, most protein sources are from free-range animals. Their site also contains information on the advantages to your dog of feeding a raw, natural food diet.
Pepperdogz 100% human grade ingredients; no animal by-products, free of additives, preservatives, chemicals and fillers. Packaging suitable for small dogs. Retail outlets in Washington state only.
Human Nutrition: PCC Lists Approved Ingredients PCC Natural Markets lists their ingredients guideline for approving new products and reviewing current ones that may have been reformulated. This list is a good guideline for shopping anywhere.
Human Nutrition: “Store Wars” movie short Hysterically funny and informative short on the subject of organic versus commercial farming. Join the adventures of Cuke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Cannoli, Chewbroccoli and the rest of the Organic Rebels fighting against Darth Tader and the Dark Side of the Farm.
Seattle Area Pet Food Stores
NW Source Picks for Best Pet Supply Stores Descriptions and links to specialty pet food stores in the Seattle area: All the Best, Bark!, Belltown Feed and Seed, Crown Hill Pet Supply, Mud Bay Granary, Next to Nature, Pet Elegance, Railey’s Leash and Treat, Three Dog Bakery.
Mud Bay Granary Stores Mud Bay Granary has been helping dogs and cats stay healthy since 1988. Ten locations to serve you in the Greater Seattle area.
The Natural Pet Pantry All natural, organic and custom designed canine and feline cuisine. Cooked or raw. Located in the Greater Seattle area, they will work with you to design a diet suited to your pet’s particular dietary needs due to illness (cancer), allergy, etc. They also offer a general line of excellent foods for every dog or cat.
Next to Nature Pet Boutiques A natural pet foods store with three locations: Edmonds, Tacoma, West Seattle. One of the best stores around for everything for your companion–great toys, supplies, and sound nutrition and supplements (with very helpful staff who take great pride in their work and are quite knowledgeable). Oh, there is a mural of my feline friend Claudia (now in Spirit) painted on the rear entrance to the building. As a calico she already had a larger than life form and personality, now she has the artwork to back it up!
Pet Elements Store, West Seattle Voted “Best Place to Take Your Dog Shopping” by Seattle Magazine, Pet Elements is located near the Morgan Junction, and offers all things funky, nutritious and fun for dogs, cats, and the people who love them.