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As part of a larger initiative to educate dog owners on proper nutrition, effective training, and other ways to raise a happy and healthy dog, the Dogington Post is reviewing products, toys, foods, treats, and rescue organizations for our second annual Dogington Post Awards!
We’ll present the nominees in several categories. And, YOU, our readers, will have an opportunity to vote on your favorites, to help us choose a winner!
Nominees from each category for the Dogington Post Award have been selected based on strict criteria including dedication to animal health and welfare, providing the very best quality ingredients, and dedication to improving the lives of our dogs.
Each of our Best Wet Dog Food nominees are manufactured with thoughtful sourcing, handling, and processing of the foods we feed our dogs every day. These brands are dedicated to improving the health and vitality of our pets through carefully selecting ingredients, providing nutritionally complete foods, and utilizing manufacturing facilities and procedures with the very best interest of dogs in mind.
And now, presenting the nominees for Favorite Wet Dog Food:
1. Halo Pets
Known as “Ellen DeGeneres’ dog food company,” since 1986 Halo has been dedicated to providing wholesome, nutritious, and delicious food for dogs and cats. With a philosophy that nutrition is the single most important factor in your pet’s quality of life, Halo created their signature food, Spot’s Stew in a variety of scrumptious, interchangeable flavors to keep your dog healthy and well fed. Choose from Wholesome Chicken, Succulent Salmon, Wholesome Beef, and Lamb stew recipes. Each can of Spot’s Stew is packed in a US-based, human-grade cannery using premium quality meats, fresh fruits and vegetables, and added vitamins and minerals. The result is real whole food that you know and recognize.
What’s more, as part of their dedication to improving the lives of pets, Halo is the official sponsor of FreeKibble.com, a mission dedicated to providing wholesome, nutritious foods to dogs in animal shelters around the country. Through donations and “kibble drops,” Halo is responsible for putting high quality food in the mouths of shelter dogs, making them healthier, happier, and more adoptable!
For More information about Halo Pet Food or their many charitable programs, visit www.halopets.com
2. Canine Caviar
At Canine Caviar, nutrition is their number one priority. Established in 1996 by Jeff Baker, a research scientist with a background in Pharmacology and Nutrition, Canine Caviar provides holistic pet foods that use human grade ingredients. You won’t find any wheat, corn, soy or chemical preservatives in their formulas. What’s more, Canine Caviar is the only grain-free, alkaline-based diet in the world.
Canine Caviar’s canned foods are perfect for dogs that have allergies to certain proteins. They are single protein diets that contain no grains, no fillers, no added sugar or salt, and no artificial colors or preservatives. They are a great alternative to raw food as the canned food is cold processed, and they offer an alternative protein to stimulate your pet’s immune system. Canned food is available in Turkey, Duck and Sweet Potato, Beaver and Venison flavors.
Canine Caviar has a mission to “Take the BARK out of Pet Cancer” with their Canine Caviar Cancer Research Foundation (CCCRF), whose purpose is to advance research in pet cancer and to educate and support the community on pet health and treatment. They donate a portion of every product purchased to CCCRF.
To learn more about Canine Caviar’s Alkaline-based, single-protein diets, visit www.caninecaviar.com
Addiction started in 2002 when the founder – a leading holistic veterinary surgeon and clinical nutritionist with over 20 years’ experience– began to notice that everyday pet foods were under nourishing our pets and, in fact, causing them harm. Developing a completely new range of foods inspired by our dogs’ natural diets, he formulated recipes around high quality proteins and wild game meats, that were richer in nutrients and easier to digest. The pioneer dogs who tested these recipes soon refused their normal food and only wanted to eat the new dishes – hence the name ‘Addiction.’ More importantly, those dogs showed significant improvements in skin and coat and overall health!
Addiction now offers a complete range of foods to provide advanced hypoallergenic nutrition. They have the widest range of premium, novel proteins and game meats like venison, salmon, rabbit, buffalo, eel, kangaroo, and brushtail – meats that many dogs have not been previously exposed to, therefore providing a natural solution to protein allergies.
Additionally, Addiction believes in environmental responsibility, and uses eco-friendly meats. They source only from suppliers who employ sustainable and ethical practices.
Their diets contain no artificial preservatives, flavors, or by-products. Wild, free-range meats aren’t subject to growth hormones or steroids, but are raised in a stress-free environment.
Addiction owns and operates its own manufacturing plant in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, one of the cleanest places in the world to manufacture pet food.
For more information, visit www.addictionfoods.com