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April 3rd begins the observation of Passover, an 8-day Spring celebration of the freedom of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. Through certain rituals, modern day Jews have the ability to relive and experience the true freedom their ancestors gained.
From the evening of April 3 through the evening of April 11, in recognition of the unleavened bread that the Israelites ate when they left Egypt, Jews do not eat – or keep in their possession – any chametz, or grains that can become chametz. This includes any food or drink that contains even a trace of wheat, barley, rye, oats, spelt or their derivatives.
Because dogs are family members, sharing our homes and mealtimes, joining us in celebrations, and because Jews cannot be in possession of these grains during Passover, we’ve compiled this list of Passover-approved dog foods that are highly recommended for quality, healthfulness, and taste.
Please note. There are many other dog foods that do not contain grains in them. This is the only HEALTHY Kosher For Passover list. We have eliminated companies with a history of recalls or products that include corn – which although permitted in dog food on Passover – is actually bad for your dogs.
The Dogington Post 2015 Kosher For Passover Dog Food List
Acana Regionals Grain Free (dry)
Against the Grain (canned)
Blue Freedom Grain Free (dry): Adult Natural Chicken
Blue Freedom Grain Free (canned): Natural Chicken Recipe (Dogs, Puppies, Small Breed Dogs)
Blue Wilderness Grain Free (dry): Chicken Recipe, Small Breed, Salmon, Duck, Puppy, Senior, Healthy Weight
Blue Wilderness Grain Free (canned): Salmon & Chicken Grill, Turkey & Chicken Grill, Duck & Chicken Grill
Blue Wilderness (dry): Chicken (Adult, Puppy, small breed, large breed, senior, healthy weight), Salmon
CANIDAE (dry): Grain Free pureSKY, Grain Free pureLAND, Grain Free pureELEMENTS, Grain Free pureSEA, Single Grain Protein Plus
CANIDAE (canned): Grain Free Pure
Castor and Pollux Natural Ultramix Grain Free (dry and canned)
Castor and Pollux Organix (dry and canned)
Earthborn Holistic (dry): Grain Free and Primitive Natural
Lotus Dog Food (dry and canned) Grain Free
Natural Balance (dry): Alpha Chicken Turkey Meal & Duck, Alpha Lamb, Chicken Meal & Rabbit, Alpha Trout, Salmon Meal & Whitefish, L.I.D. Lamb Meal & Brown Rice, L.I.D. Legume & Duck Meal, L.I.D. Potato & Duck, L.I.D. Potato & Rabbit, L.I.D. Sweet Potato & Bison, L.I.D. Sweet Potato & Chicken, L.I.D. Sweet Potato & Fish, L.I.D. Sweet Potato & Venison
Natural Balance (canned): L.I.D. Bison & Sweet Potato, L.I.D.Chicken & Sweet Potato, L.I.D. Duck & Potato, L.I.D. Fish & Sweet Potato, L.I.D. Lamb & Brown Rice, L.I.D. Rabbit & Brown Rice, L.I.D. Venison & Sweet Potato
Earthborn Holistic (dry): Primitive Natural, Coastal Catch, Great Plains Feast, Meadow Feast
Earthborn Holistic (canned): Chip’s Chicken Casserole, Duke’s Din Din, Lily’s Gourmet Buffet, Pepper’s Pot Roast, Toby’s Turkey Dinner
Evangers: When bearing CRC Passover approval
Fromm (dry): Grain-Free Salmon Tunalini, Grain Free Game Bird Recipe, Grain Free Surf & Turf
Fromm (canned): Shredded Beef Entrée, Shredded Chicken Entrée, Chicken Pate, Duck & Chicken Pate, Salmon & Chicken Pate
Go!: FIT + FREE (dry): Grain Free Puppy, Grain Free Adult, Grain Free Senior
Go! (wet): Grain Free Chicken, Turkey + Duck Canned Dog Food Recipe, Grain Free Freshwater Trout Wet Dog Food Recipe, Salmon + Vegetables Recipe
Halo (dry): Spot’s Stew Dry Dog Grain Free Surf & Turf
Halo (dry): Spot’s Choice Chicken & Chickpea, Spot’s Choice Turkey & Chickpea
Instinct (dry): Chicken Meal Formula, Beef Meal & Lamb Meal Formula, Duck Meal & Turkey Meal Formula, Limited Ingredient Diet Duck Meal Formula, Limited Ingredient Diet Lamb Meal Formula, Limited Ingredient Diet Turkey Meal Formula
Instinct (canned): Chicken Formula, Beef Formula, Lamb Formula, Duck Formula, Limited Ingredient Lamb Formula, Limited Ingredient Duck Formula, Limited Ingredient Turkey Formula
Merrick Grain Free (dry): Real Chicken & Sweet Potato, Real Buffalo & Sweet Potato, Real Duck & Sweet Potato, Real Texas Beef & Sweet Potato
Merrick Grain Free (canned): 96% Real Chicken, 96% Real Texas Beef, 96% Real Duck, 96% Real Tripe, 96% Real Beef + Lamb + Buffalo, Grain Free Wingaling, Grain Free Smothered Comfort, Puppy Plate, Senior Medley, Grammy’s Pot Pie, Turducken, French Country Café, Wild Buffalo Grill
Orijen (dry): Puppy, Puppy Large, Adult Dog, 6 Fish Dog
Party Animal Dog Food (canned)
Primal (raw): Beef, Chicken, Duck, Lamb, Pheasant, Rabbit, Turkey & Sardine, Venison
Solid Gold (dry): Sun Dancer Grain and Gluten Free Adult, Barking at the Moon
Stella & Chewy’s (raw): Stella’s Super Beef, Chewy’s Chicken, Duck Duck Goose, Dandy Lamb, Surf & Turf, Phenomenal Pheasant, Absolutely Rabbit, Simply Venison, Tantalizing Turkey
Taste of the Wild (dry): High Prairie Puppy, Pacific Stream Puppy, High Prairie Canine, Pacific Stream Canine, Wetlands Canine, Sierra Mountain Canine
Taste of the Wild (canned): High Prairie Puppy, Pacific Stream Puppy, High Prairie Canine, Pacific Stream Canine, Wetlands Canine, Sierra Mountain Canine
Wellness Core Grain Free (dry): Original, Reduced Fat, Ocean, Puppy
Wellness Core Grain Free (canned): Puppy, Turkey & Chicken Liver &Turkey Liver, Salmon, Whitefish & Herring
Whole Earth Farms Grain Free (dry)
Wild Calling! (dry): Western Plains Stampede
Please note that only Evanger’s company offers products under Rabbinic Supervision. You can find a complete list of Kosher (and Kosher For Passover) Evanger’s Products here.
Additionally, there are other Passover-friendly dog foods available in addition to this list. Look for grain-free options or those with rice as the only grain. While corn is an acceptable grain to feed during Passover, it is proven to be an unhealthy ingredient for dogs and should be avoided. The Passover-approved dog foods on this list would all make excellent choices for feeding your dog year round, too.
Don’t forget to find gluten free and grain-free treats for your furriest family members, too! We love Merrick’s Grain-Free Kitchen Bites Biscuits in Grammy’s Pot Pie, Cowboy Cookout, Turducken, Brauts-N-Tots, and Wingalings Hickory Smoke recipes. It’s easy to find grain free meaty treats, but rare that a crunchy biscuit treat is loaded with meat and made without grains of any kind – especially one made in the USA with human-grade ingredients.
Other Gluten and Grain Free treats approved for Passover:
Lose a Finger Dog Treats: Brisket, Turkey and Pork
Merrick L’il Brush Bones, Power Bites, and Jerky Chip Treats
Wellness WellBars (Lamb & Apples)
We wish all of our Jewish friends a Happy (and Kosher) Passover.