Holistic Cat and Dog Foods
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 now on holistic pet food supports better quality of life as your animal companion ages (and can help save on vet bills).
Excellent nutrition is the foundation that supports the work that I do with animals in my healing practice. For more information see my article Why feeding natural foods to your dog or cat is best.
Nutrition for Cats and Dogs
What You Need to Know About Your Pet’s Food by holistic vet Dr. Larry Siegler
What’s Really in Pet Food Report from Born Free USA covers 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 by holistic veterinarian and pet food expert Jean Hofve, DVM.
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.
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.
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.
Seattle Area Holistic Pet Food Stores
Mud Bay Granary Stores Mud Bay Granary has been helping dogs and cats stay healthy since 1988. Many 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 One of the best natural pet food stores around for everything for your companion with very helpful staff who take great pride in their work and are quite knowledgeable. Oh, and there is a mural of my feline friend Claudia (now in spirit) painted on the rear entrance of the West Seattle location. 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.