Love Your Pet. Love Your Planet.
With a slogan like that you know a brand is onto something good. Earthborn Dog Food was founded in 1926 so it’s fair to say they know what they’re doing when it comes to feeding man’s best friend. Up until now, this quality brand has been a well-kept secret, but hopefully not for long. Earthborn is a product from Midwestern Pet Foods and it’s produced at their Illinois-based factory.
Besides making one of the best pet foods on the market, Earthborn is one of the few companies in the industry that is environmentally-friendly and focuses on sustainability. All their packaging is made in the US and they use natural, clean gas instead of crude oil. It’s light and small in size so more bags can fit onto delivery trucks, reducing their carbon footprint. Even the printing of their brochures, promotional material, and packaging is green. Rather a petroleum ink, they use a non-toxic soy ink which comes from soybeans—a renewable resource—which also breaks down a lot easier in the recycling process.
They have a program called UPCs for Trees and more recently they’ve teamed up with TerraCycle® as part of their Earthborn Holistic® Recycling Program.
At a Glance: Our Choices for the Earthborn Dog Food
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Is Earthborn Dog Food and Earthborn Holistic dog food good for your furry friend? Absolutely! In fact, it gets 4.9 out of 5 stars from us. First, because their products are that good and, second, their approach to sustainability and awareness of local and global issues can’t go unnoticed. They are clearly a company that puts their money where their mouth is.
Earthborn has a wide variety of foods, with something for every breed of dog. The small breed range is for pups under 20 pounds and the large breed products are for dogs weighing more than 50 pounds.
They believe small breeds need a specific nutritional support to control energy levels and weight. Also, because small breeds can live up to 20 years, the products are formulated to support them throughout their lives.
On the other hand, the large breed products are made with the perfect balance of fat, carbohydrates, and protein for healthy joints, strong bones, and overall health.
For a dog food, Earthborn reviews are above-average and we have to agree. Even though the products aren’t widely available, it’s worth the trouble finding a local supplier.
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There are two dry food product lines: Earthborn Holistic which is soy-, corn-, and wheat-free and the Grain-Free dog food range for physical well-being.
In the Holistic line, there are puppy, adult, and small breed formulas while the Grain-Free range caters to large breeds, as well as weight control formulas and foods for ‘normal’healthy adult dogs.
Grain-Free Holistic Line
Holistic Dog Food Line
Earthborn uses five basic ingredients with a few supplements in their dog food recipes, namely chicken meal, turkey meal, chicken fat, whitefish meal, and potatoes to ensure natural flavors.There is also a product with Bison as the first protein and herring—a doggie surf and turf!
There is some debate around the use of tomato pomace. Some purists are concerned about pesticide levels in the skin, that’s used to make the pomace while other people like that it has such high nutrient levels.
Since 1926, there hasn't been one Earthborn Dog Food recall and we don’t expect to see any in the near future. However, should things change we will update the information immediately. You can also look at the FDA list of recalled products.
It goes without saying we think Earthborn is a quality dry dog food with the right balance of nutrients, minerals, and supplements for your dog, especially the grain-free dog food. They could possibly replace potatoes with sweet potatoes as a source of carbohydrates but, having said that, potatoes are still better than grain. The recipes also have chelated minerals like taurine, which is good for your pup’s brain and heart and we like that there are breed-specific formulas.
The company has been around since 1926 and they have never had a recall. Their philosophy ‘love your pet, love your planet’ sits well with us, which is sometimes as important as the quality of the product.
If anything, we’d like to see Earthborn Dog Food products in more stores, but perhaps managing what goes out means better quality control.