Harley’s Favorite Puppy/Dog Food & Treats
See our cute puppy we got for the family. His name is Harley, and he is a blue-nosed pit bull. He has brought our family so much joy and happiness but also some headaches. Having a pet is a first for us, so we are all new to this and still a little lost on what to do with him, what can he eat, how do we figure out what food he should eat, are we giving him the right amount. However, we have some amazing brands that sent us food for Harley to try. We gradually introduced him to every brand below and each one he did very well with and please read how we felt about each product.
ORGANIX by Castor & Pollux
Castor & Pollux’s brand new Organix line – the only complete line of USDA Certified Organic pet food on the market. Their Grain Free Organic Puppy Recipe is USDA Organic and contains a blend of superfoods (organic flaxseed, organic blueberries, and organic coconut oil) to ensure your new pup is receiving 100% complete and balanced nutrition.
Since its debut in 2003, ORGANIX has been a leader in organic pet food as America’s #1 organic pet food. In 2017, Castor & Pollux made ORGANIX even better. All ORGANIX recipes for dogs and cats have been elevated to be USDA Organic, making it the only complete line of USDA organically certified pet food. The #1 ingredient is always organic free-range chicken or turkey, and the recipes offer nutrient-packed superfood blends. Select recipes have additional nutritional benefits like probiotic & prebiotic fiber for healthy digestion in small breed dogs or Omega-3 fatty acids for healthy skin and fur.
- No chemical pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, artificial preservatives, added growth hormones or antibiotics
- No corn, wheat or soy
- Organic is always non-GMO. In fact, we have 10 recipes that are Non-GMO Project Verified. They are cooked in the USA in an organically certified kitchen.
- Available at Petco, PetSmart and natural grocery stores including Whole Foods
Harley LOVED Organix, and we will be buying more in the future. This was the first dry food we gave him after we received him. This dog food was perfect for him, tiny pieces that he was able to swallow. He would eat up this food pretty quickly. We recommend this food for the pups out there!
Humankind a natural, grain-free 100% Human Quality food for dogs. Humankind is one of the first pet food brands to seek approval in all 50 states for its 100% Human Quality claim under the new regulations set by the FDA. Unlike most pet foods available, all ingredients and production processes comply with the highest FDA regulations for Human Edible food set by the US government. Simply put, if it’s not fit for human consumption, it’s not fit for Humankind, so now pet parents can treat their dogs with true human kindness.
- Humankind® features a clean label: no by-products, artificial preservatives, meals, or fillers of any kind. Unlike traditional pet foods, Humankind is not allowed to use 4D meat from dead, dying, diseased or disabled animals due to its 100% Human Quality approval.
- Humankind® is real, nutrient-rich human quality food – the same food you would find in a grocery store or restaurant!
- Humankind® is rich in nutrients, and 99.8% of its protein comes from whole foods. It’s also minimally processed at low temperatures to retain natural nutrients. Studies show that significantly more nutrients are digested, retained and absorbed from our chicken protein compared to highly processed chicken meat, chicken/poultry-by-product meal or cornmeal that is found in traditionally manufactured pet foods.
When I first gave this to Harley, he looked at me then looked at the bowl and walked off. It was different, so he didn’t quite know what it was at first but after he tried it….oh my gosh he went crazy when he saw me preparing this for him. He would gobble away then go back throughout the day. Harley liked this a bit more lumpy (less water), so this is also a big winner in our book. Now the look of the food isn’t tempting for me, but for my Harley, he didn’t mind what so ever! I like how all the food in the recipe is all human food. It is dehydrated that is why we need to add the water.
Oh yeah don’t let the small bag fool you…you will get 1.8lbs of food per bag, and this is a sampler- just imagine what a full bag would make. It is complete and balanced for all dog life stages.
Love at First Bark features Solid Gold’s proprietary blend of 20 superfoods delivering vital nutrients as well as optimal protein and fat for a puppy’s growing body. It also has DHA and EPA levels to support development, balanced calcium and phosphorus for bone growth and vitamins and minerals to support the immune system. Love at First Bark is a grain and gluten-free formula that is easily digestible, ideal for weaning puppies. The wet cans come in two recipes: chicken or beef with potatoes and apples.
I will be honest this dog food WENT QUICKLY. Harley went in as soon as I put the bowl down and didn’t stop until he was done. Now I didn’t give him the whole can in one sitting, but what I did give him he ate so fast and looked at me like he wanted more. This food was the first canned food we gave Harley. I’m not sure what type of food he had before coming to us, but with the way, he ate this so fast I think it was canned. We will get brand again!
Health Extension Pet Care offers diets for dogs and cats that are made with super premium ingredients to provide all of the nutritional needs to your furry best friend. Each recipe is made with organic chicken, fresh meat or fresh fish as the first ingredient, plus whole vegetables, berries and apple cider vinegar to provide a stronger immune system, more efficient digestive system, healthy skin, and coat, as well as strong bones and teeth. They also offer a grain free line in alternative proteins that appeals to even the most finicky or allergy-prone pet.
This dog food is my husband’s favorite food to give to Harley, and it is for one reason…he feels Harley’s bowel movements are the best with this food. Now I have no idea, but his bowel movements (piles) are getting bigger, but I just chalked it up to him getting older.
Caru Pet Food’s Daily Dish Stews for Dogs
Made in a human food plant in the USA and with 100-percent human grade ingredients, the new Daily Dish Stews from Caru Pet Food look smell, and taste like a home-cooked meal. The protein in these stews comes from meat and poultry, as well as chickpeas, flaxseed and egg whites. These delicious stews are made with non-GMO ingredients and do not contain any wheat, gluten, soy ingredients or animal by-products. Plus, they’re packed in 12.5-ounce Tetra Pak cartons, BPA-free sustainable packaging that keeps the stews fresh without preservatives.
I like the size of Daily Dish Stews, one box for a day. So if I know, we are going on a day trip or vacation this is perfect! Plus Harley liked it a lot. Gobbled it right up and licked the bowl, so I say it tastes good to him. We waited until he was five months to feed him this food.
Caru’s Soft ‘n Tasty treats are made with real meat or poultry as the first ingredient (no ingredients from China) and don’t contain any wheat, gluten, corn, soy, or animal by-products. Pheasant and Tuna are the newest flavors to join the line.
Made with real meat, a medley of fruits and vegetables, plus superfood ingredients, like blueberries, carrots and pumpkin, the new Superfood Jerky from Barkworthies are delectable treats that are rich in vitamins, antioxidants and fiber to support a pet’s digestive system.. The grain and gluten free treats are also high in protein to support muscle growth and development. Also, they support the immune system and dental health.
Harley would jump up and down when we were going to give him one; he loved these! They didn’t last long since he grabbed the bag off the table and ate the last one.
The Crazy Curly Chew Beef Bully Stick from Bravo Pet Foods is made from premium quality beef pizzle and are 100% all-natural. They help keep pet’s teeth clean and promotes healthy teeth and gums. These chews have no added preservatives, flavors or colors and are made in the USA.
This was gone so fast, but he enjoyed sitting out on the porch chewing on this stick. We want to get more of these because this helped him sit still for awhile and he liked it a lot.
Nourish Jerky Bites and Supplements worked very well when we were training him to go outside to go to the bathroom. Every time he went outside to go potty he got rewarded with Nourish treat. They are perfect size training, and Harley loved them too. He would run back into the house after going to the bathroom outside and sit right next to where I had the Nourish packs. So this was a wonderful training treat!
Please check all the above products and make sure you get your doggie some good DOG FOOD that tastes great for them and also good for them Thank you for reading about our favorites and please check out all our PET Goodies in our PET GUIDE!