Foods We Carry at Green Dog

Here is a list of the current foods we carry at Green Dog Pet Supply DSC01177

Some of our guidelines for pet foods:
Our criteria for foods are that they all be made from human grade ingredients. None of our foods have corn, wheat or soy and are naturally preserved. We also make every effort to evaluate the safety standards of the company that manufactures the foods, seeking transparent companies that have 3rd party inspections with excellent marks for manufacturing safety and quality control. We also want to ensure that ingredients like fish meal are not pre-preserved with chemical preservatives that would not be on the label, and that they are making an effort at sustainability with sourcing. We try hard to avoid factory farming of meats (especially battery cages for poultry, feedlots (CAFOs) for cattle, and gestation crates for pigs). We are opposed to the use of farmed salmon in foods and treats. Our treats and foods contain no chemical preservatives, nitrates, propylene glycol, carrageenan or artificial flavors/colors. Note: We can often special order foods for you that are not stocked on our shelves.

Check out our blog posts on how to read a pet food label and learn which ingredients to avoid (and why):

Your Bag of Kibble Might Have Pretty Pictures, But Do You Know What’s Inside?
A Discussion of Sustainable Choices in Foods for Pets
Cat Nutrition – Please read this if you have a cat
Tips for New Puppy Owners
Claiming Raw Foods Are Dangerous Isn’t Backed Up With Data
Why Dry Pet Food Isn’t The Best For Your Cat
Carrageenan and our Quest to Change the World One Ingredient at a time
Just Say No to Soy in Pet Food

Raw Foods and toppers:
Rad Cat
Answers Foods (dog), as well as Cultured Goat’s milk, Cow’s Milk Kefir and Cultured Fish Stock
Small Batch (cat and dog)
Primal foods (cat and dog) and bones
Nature’s Variety (cat and dog)
Northwest Naturals (1# bars and breeder bars for dog and some bones)
Max Meal (cooked) Food Topper  (dog)
Green JuJu

Freeze Dried/Dehydrated Foods:
Honest Kitchen (dog)
Sojos (dog)
Pureformance (dog)
Stella and Chewy’s (cat and dog)
Orijen (dog)
Small Batch (dog)

Kibbles:
Nature’s Logic (cat and dog)
Orijen (cat and dog)
Acana (cat and dog)
Open Farm (cat and dog)
Nutrisource Grain Free (dog)
Pure Vita (cat and dog)
Pulsar (dog)
First Mate (cat and dog)
Nature’s Variety Prairie (dog)
Nature’s Variety Instinct (cat and dog)

Cans:
Nulo (cat and dog)
Nature’s Logic (cat and dog)
Lotus (cat and dog)
Hound and Gatos (dog)
Nature’s Variety Instinct (cat and dog)
Tiki (cat)
Weruva (cat and dog)
Tripett (dog)
Wellness (stews for dog)
Wild Calling (cat and dog)

 

9 Responses to “Foods We Carry at Green Dog”

  1. Paulette Bethune-Montes

    California Gold – Small Dog Pet Food
    organic rolled oats, red & green bell peppers, carrots, broccoli, parsley, garlic, zinc, selenium, kelp, Vit. A, Vit. E, Vit B6 and B12, Vit D-3, folic acid and more. You add the meat of your choice. I was told this is a good food for pugs. What do you think of it?

    I feed Missy a diet of boiled chicken and rice and 1/2 cup of origen 6 fish dog food kibble.
    Regards
    Paulette,Mark and Missy

  2. Green Dog

    Hi – I’m not very familiar with it, but it does look fairly good. I wish there were more information on the site about the sourcing of their ingredients or how the food is prepared (cooked and kept cold? Cooked but shelf stable before you open it? dehydrated? freeze dried?) I also don’t see instructions for how much meat to add, whether it should be simple muscle meat without bone, etc. We do love any move away from an entirely processed food diet, as long as there is good attention to balance. It seems like this product would be balanced, as long as the vitamin mineral packet is used and the meat added. I don’t love the no-meat formula if it were used by itself, especially because the vit/mineral pack isn’t included (I can imagine that there are plenty of people who might order this formula over and over without adding the packet or pursuing other ways to balance the meal). It would be appropriate for short term feeding though, if meat were added. Good instructions for making food at home that’s safe and balanced can be found in this article: http://www.dogaware.com/articles/wdjhomemade1.html, in case you wanted to simply add to what you’re already doing.

  3. Nora Beach

    Some of the foods you carry contain AGAR which looks pretty much the same as carrageenan. Care to explain?

  4. Green Dog

    Hi – Though Agar and Carrageenan are both thickeners made with types of seaweed, there is quite a bit of evidence that carrageenan has the potential to be carcinogenic. From what I’ve read, Agar doesn’t have the types of inflammatory properties that carrageenan has. Our concerns were with the study that found that all samples of food grade carrageenan that they tested were contaminated with degraded carrageenan, which is carcinogenic. In a perfect world, thickeners wouldn’t be used at all, as there are minor concerns with it interrupting the intestines’ ability to absorb nutrients as efficiently, etc. However, I’ve never read anything that indicates that Agar has the same concerning side effects that carrageenan has. This is why we like commercially made raw foods best, as they are made from whole foods without added flavorizers, thickeners, preservatives, unnecessary carbohydrate binders and fillers, and often without synthetic vitamins and minerals.

  5. Melanie

    I discovered Wild Callings at your store and my cats love it! And I have to give you guys props: you are cheaper than Amazon! So even though I live on the coast, your store will become a monthly reason I come to Portland.

    Melanie, Monty & Lilly

  6. greendog

    No – sorry. Food would be especially expensive to ship. Each brand should have a store finder on their website – hopefully you can find something close to your area. Even Petco has a few of the brands we carry like Nature’s Variety and Nulo, (I even just saw that they’re testing out a few basic flavors of Orijen foods on their site to see if they’ll sell). If you have an independently owned pet supply store near you, they may be able to order these brands from their distributors. Good Luck!

  7. April

    I was wondering about Petkind ingredients: Wild Salmon, Water, Quinoa, Potato, Blueberry. I’m trying to find a safe canned food for my 16 year old girl who is having a hard time with her kibble but finding those foods are driving me crazy.

  8. greendog

    I do like the company, and like that they’re not using synthetics, carrageenan, etc.

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