Dog food brands share manufacturing facilities

Dog owners select a certain brand of dog food with the belief that the product has been scientifically developed specifically by their brand of choice. Well, it has, but dog food recalls hit the news lately and it wasn’t limited to only one or two dog foods. Why were so many different dog food brands bad?  It turns out that dog food, although having different brands, share manufacturing facilities. Thus, if one brand of dog food is contaminated, it’s easy to see how the other brands made in the same facility can be contaminated as well. Whether you buy dog food online or at a local store it’s likely you’re brand is manufactured in the same facility as other brands. Here are 67 dog food brands and the manufacturers who produce them, courtesy of Truth About Pet Food.

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“It is common in pet food to use ‘co-packers.’ As an example, ABC Pet Food is a pet food company but they do not have their own manufacturing facility. Instead, ABC Pet Food provides their own exclusive recipes to XYZ Pets, a pet food co-packer. XYZ Pets manufactures ABC’s pet food along with several other brands. The following list is manufacturers along with the pet foods they produce.

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Bold font represents the pet food manufacturer- products listed below are pet foods made by that manufacturer. Please note that this information can change quickly, any pet food can change manufacturers without notice, courtesy of Truth About Pet Food.

Ainsworth
Blue Buffalo (some varieties dry)
Rachael Ray

American Nutrition
Mulligan Stew can
Natural Balance can
Wellness can

Berwind Corp WellPet
Holistic Select
Wellness

CJ Foods
Blue Buffalo (some varieties dry)
Castor Pollux dry* (recently purchased by Merrick Pet Food—it is not known when or if they will move manufacturing to the Merrick facilities)
Drs Foster & Smith
Nature’s Variety dry
Rotations
Timberwolf

Diamond Pet Food (numerous plants)
4Health
Apex
Canidae* (recently purchased their own manufacturing plant—it is not known when they will or if they will move all manufacturing to their own plant)
Chicken Soup
Country Value
Diamond
Diamond Naturals
Kirkland
Natural Balance dry
Nature’s Domain
Premium Edge
Professional
Solid Gold
Taste of the Wild
Wellness (one variety)

Elmira Pet Products Ltd
Happy Paws
Happy Tails
K9 Premium
Nutram
Sigma 7
Petcurean dry

Evangers
By Nature can
Canidae can
Evangers can

KLN Enterprises (Tuffy’s Pet Foods)
Dogswell
Natural Planet Organics
NutriSource
Pet Time
Pure Vita

Mars Petcare (numerous plants)
Cesar
Nutro
Ol Roy dry
Pedigree
Royal Canin

Nestle
Chef Michael
Purina
Pet Promise

Procter & Gamble (numerous plants)
California Naturals
Eukanuba
Evo
Iams
Innova
Karma

Simmons
Blue Buffalo can
Canidae can
Castor Pollux Can
Life’s Abundance Can
Nature’s Logic Can
Ol’ Roy Can
Dogswell can
Evolve can
Petcurean can
Nature’s Variety can

Look at this list and then read the Dogington Post RECALL ALERTS  and you’ll start to see the pattern of recalled dog food brands and the shared manufacturing facility. If you don’t see your choice of dog food on the list above, you check Truth about Pet Food. The site provides an up-to-date list of dog food brands and manufacturing facilities. Also, to learn more about buying dog food online, read these stories, published previously here on Dogington Post: The Cheapest Place To Buy Dog Food Online or The Best Place To Buy Dog Food Online or Finding Good Advice For A Healthy Diet Dog Food.

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