Our Ingredients

At Pet Food My Way, we pride ourselves on the quality and variety of our ingredients. We pick only top quality meats and seasonal vegetables and fruits. Often we add herbs, mushrooms and super- foods to give your pet a nutritional boost. If you compare the ingredients in our pet foods with any pet food products on the market, you’ll see a stark difference. Ours might be mistaken for a health-conscious human’s grocery list. Theirs, on the other hand, is full of additives, preservatives, artificial colors and cheap fillers. 

Take a look at some of our ingredients and then ask yourself,

Shouldn’t my pet be eating this instead?

Protein
Offal
Seafood
Vegetables
Berries, Fruits
Herbs, Nuts, Seeds, Misc
Flour
Protein

Bison - Compared with commercial beef, buffalo or bison meat is leaner, lower in cholesterol and higher in protein content. Buffalo has a higher concentration of iron and essential fatty acids. Buffalo meat is also full of flavor, which is sure to make your dog's tail wag as she wolfs it down

Duck is rich in iron and it provides dogs with a lean, easy-to-digest protein source. Some dogs are allergic to chicken or beef in dog foods, so switching to a food with a more novel protein like duck may help alleviate gastrointestinal upset or skin irritation

Goat meat is lower in calories, total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol than not just lamb, pork and beef meats, but also turkey and chicken meat. This makes goat meat the healthiest red meat, even better than turkey and chicken.

Pheasant is an excellent source of protein for pets with food sensitivities or allergies.

Rabbit -  Rabbit is all white-meat which means even those couch-potato dogs won’t have to worry about their mid-lines, but it’s still full of nutrients for even the highest-energy dogs. Rabbit is, AND essential amino acids necessary for tissue repair and help boost the immune system

Venison - There are numerous benefits to feeding venison (or other wild game).  It is high quality, lean red meat and contains high levels of Omega 3 fatty acids. Wild game is not raised in a feed lot.  It can be a nice, novel, or exotic protein for a dog with food allergies or sensitivities.  Venison also offers protein variety and it is important that your dog consumes a variety of protein and not fed the same meal day in and day out.

Offal

Bison kidney is a mineral rich organ with high protein and little fat. Kidney is also reach in Selenium, Iron, Copper Zinc and B12. The dogs diet should include roughly 5-10% organ meats such as kidney, gizzards, liver, etc.

Duck liver is rich in vitamins and minerals. Liver is an organ-meat and like other organ meats, it should make up at least 10-15% of your dog’s diet. Liver is the most abundant source of vitamin A which helps your pet’s coat, muscles, nerves, skin and vision. Liver also has vitamin E which boosts the immune system and is essential in preventing and aiding circulatory issues such as heart disease and arteriosclerosis.

Seafood

Herring - Small fish like herring is healthier than larger fish because they are wild caught and feed on clear food. Herring is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA, which are linked to brain health. This fish, and its oils, can also help dogs maintain a great coat and skin.

Sardines are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA, which are linked to brain health. This fish, and its oils, can also help dogs maintain a great coat and skin.

Vegetables

Butternut squash contains lots of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, potassium and fiber. Similarly to a pumpkin, when cooked, the squash is easy on the dog’s digestive system.

Carrots are a healthy dog treat with low calories and almost no fat. 

Kale is rich in lutein which supports eye-health.

Red beets are a nutritional powerhouse and can provide the same great health benefits to dogs than to humans.  Beets contain an unusual mix of antioxidants and are unique in the way that they get their red color primarily from betalain antioxidant pigments.  Coupled with a good source of vitamin C, and an excellent source of antioxidant manganese, is what makes this vegetable so antioxidant rich.  Red beets provide a great source of fiber and are particularly rich in folate, an important B vitamin for a healthy heart and essential for normal tissue growth. Red Beets contain good amounts of iron, potassium, magnesium and more

Sweet potato not only delicious but also nutritious and is high in dietary fiber and low in fat. Sweet potatoes are great for digestive health in humans and canine alike. 

Turnips are high in folic acid and Vitamin B6, both of which can be beneficial to dogs with renal disease. Turnips provide a wealth of Vitamin C, an antioxidant which is important in the diet of kidney patients, human or canine

Winter Squash The health benefits of winter squash, such as sweet dumpling, for pets includes protecting against heart disease, cancer and blocking tumor activity

Berries, Fruits

Blackberries are loaded with antioxidants to fight free radicals in your dog, and also have plenty of fiber and vitamins, too

Blueberries promote urinary tract health, provide antioxidents, protection against cancer, and may slow aging of the brain for cats and dogs

Cranberries are rich with antioxidants and nutrients that help support your pet's immune

Pears contain high amounts of fiber and vitamins C and K. The antioxidant effect of foods such as pears are said to help reduce the risk of cancer and can even combat the health issues of aging.

Herbs, Nuts, Seeds, Misc

Flax Seeds - Roughly a teaspoon of a ground flaxseeds a day can help make your pup’s coat glossier and softer. Flax seeds also provide beneficial fiber, omega fatty acids, antioxidants, and alpha-linoleic acid. This latter compound is a plant-based form of Omega-3 that offers an anti-inflammatory effect, to help keep skin clear and joints supple. It lowers blood cholesterol and blood sugar levels, improves digestive health, increases immunity. Some studies show that flaxseed may have a role in fighting cancer.  Sprinkle ground flax over food, or even bake it into homemade dog goodies!

Ginger -  Giving your dog ginger is believed to have a calming effect on their tummies and helps with vomiting or car sickness

Moringa - is a nutritious food that contains 46 antioxidants, 90 nutrients including high quality protein, calcium, trace minerals, iron, all 9 essential amino acids. Not only does Moringa provide all that nutrition, it also contains powerful antioxidants, and has anti-fungal,

Parsley is know for its ability to freshen the dog’s breath. In addition, parsley is antimicrobial and carminative. It is also anti-inflammatory and can help dogs with inflammatory issues such as arthritis and cancer. It is also a diuretic (promotes the flow of urine) and can lower blood pressure.

Shiitake mushrooms are a symbol of longevity in Asia and considered one of the world’s healthiest foods.  Shiitakes are a rich source of protein and vitamins A, B6 and C as well as copper, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, niacin, pantothenic acid, potassium, riboflavin, selenium, thiamin, zinc and dietary fiber. They also contain more than 50 enzymes, including pepsin which aids digestion.

Turmeric can play an important role in pain reduction due to its anti-inflammatory properties. It tops the list for natural remedies for treating dogs with stiff joints.Curcumin also stimulates bile production in the liver, which aids in digesting food properly because it helps break down dietary fats.

Flour

Buckwheat - while many people think that buckwheat is a cereal grain, it is actually a fruit seed that is related to rhubarb and sorrel. Buckwheat is known as a “superfood” because it is full of dense nutrition, including: manganese and potassium.

Chickpea flour is high in easily digestible protein, which your dog needs a lot of. Chickpea is an excellent source of folic acid, potassium and fiber, in addition to being a good source of iron, magnesium, copper, zinc and phosphorus. Chickpeas contain thiamine, niacin, vitamin B6 and calcium.

Nut flours are high in protein, low in carbs and rich with essential fatty acids like omega-3s. Examples of nut flours include almond and hazelnut flours, both suitable for baking dog biscuits. 

Quinoa is often considered a grain, but it is actually a seed. As a complete protein, quinoa contains all nine essential amino acids – including the elusive lysine and isoleucine acids, which most other grains lack.

Ask Us Anything About Our Ingredients

What’s the deal with “grain free?”

Grain is not part of a dog’s natural diet. Or, for that matter, a cat’s. Our pets are natural carnivores and there’s no place for grain in a meat-eater’s diet. What’s more, grain can cause allergic reactions. Other products contain grain for one reason. It’s cheaper than meat.

Are there treats for cats?

You bet. While we’re working to expand our offerings to our feline friends, many of our treats are popular with cats. Our Sardine Hearts and Atlantic Herring Pup-sicles are two kitty favorites. Just don’t mention that one is called a Pup-sicle.

Are your products made in the U.S.?

Yes. In Boonton, New Jersey. All our ingredients are grown and raised in the USA. Whenever possible, our ingredients are locally sourced. The big multi-national companies can’t say any of that about theirs.

Are your meats and poultry humanely raised?

We insist on it. The poultry, for example, is raised without cages and on a high-quality vegetarian diet. Our bison comes from free-range herds– which means, of course, it’s organic and from grass-fed animals.

Bison .... pheasant ... elk ... with ingredients like those, your treats have to be expensive.

We admit it. They’re more expensive than those you’d find at your local supermarket. That’s why some owners save them for special occasions or as a reward. Others who believe nothing is too good for their pets serve them every day.

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