If your like me, Tender and True Dog Food was not a brand that I was overly familiar with. To be honest, the name itself intrigued me, so I decided to make this my next research endeavor. I am always on the lookout for pet foods that may be of value to the dog owner, and I truly hope this article brings you some insight to this specific brand.
We all know that there are a number of various types of dog food on the market today from which we can choose. After researching this brand of dog food in great detail, I wanted to focus on 4 specific details and/or reasons that may make this brand one to consider when choosing an appropriate dog food for your pet. Let’s get started:
Why Tender And True Dog Food? (4 Reasons)
1. Standards (To Your Pet)
There are a number of things that the Tender & True Company takes great pride when it comes to the safety and well-being of your pet. The company’s products are based on this very belief in the products made available to our four-legged companions. Let’s take a look at a few of these:
- The company claims to have been the first to obtain certification of USDA organic, antibiotic-free, humanely raised pet food. Why is this statement significant? Well, by law, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) requires that any certified organic pet foods, must follow the very same requirements and standards that been established for human foods identified as being organic.
- The company also was to the first to obtain the Global Animal Partnership (GAP) that certifies humanely raised pet food. Why is this statement important? In short, this statement suggests that GAP certification on pet food labels states that the animals are raised without the use of antibiotics, added hormones, or animal-byproducts.
- The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and the Tender & True Company have formed a partnership that certifies that the company is always receiving quality, sustainable fish.
- To ensure a high, quality source of food, the company supplies and sources their own ingredients in the pet products.
- The Tender and True Company is independently owned.
- The Tender and True products have never been recalled.
I think from the information that you read above that the Tender & True Company goes to great lengths in assuring your pooch consumes a quality product with wholesome ingredients. Let’s take a look at one of these products below with a description of some of these ingredients:
- Organic Turkey, Organic Chicken Meal, Organic Tapioca Starch , Organic Dried Peas, Organic Chickpea, Organic Flaxseed Meal, Organic Potato Starch, Organic Dried Liver. These ingredients, and the first eight, are all part of the Organic Turkey & Liver recipe and as we learned earlier, are certified by the USDA.
- Recipes do not contain such things as artificial preservatives, flavors, colors, wheat, corn, or soy.
- Uses humanely raised meats in their recipes with premium quality ingredients.
Although the company does not offer formulas for specific breeds, they do offer a number of flavors (Protein) in both the dry and wet forms. Let’s take a look at some of these below:
As you can see, the Tender & True Company offers the same type of protein in both forms of food. An added bonus is that the kibble (dry) comes in different sizes that will help to accommodate both the small and big dog. As a dog owner yourself, choosing the best formula for your pooch is a matter of preference. No matter which form you choose, the company believes your dog will be receiving a quality, nutritious and wholesome meal.
4. Customer Reviews
Does every dog owner who has purchased the Tender & True product for their pet, give it a glowing and positive review? Absolutely not. This should not be surprising, as any product on the market, (Cars, Watches, Shoes, etc.) will have some customers unhappy or dissatisfied with the product.
Dog food is no different. To illustrate this point a bit further, I have actually posted a few reviews, (both positive and negative) from Chewy customers who have used this product. I have chosen a specific product, the Tender and True Organic Chicken & Liver Recipe.
Here is the breakdown of these reviews:
Here are a few positive comments that Chewy customers have posted.
“My dog had eczema and allergies. Since switching to the pesticide free dog food, chicken and liver flavor, her eczema is gone. I highly recommend going organic. I really like that the chickens were humanely raised as well”. (Happy, Chewy.com)
“My dog for some reason just turns his nose up at any food I put in front of him. I could not find anything that he would like. My friend suggested trying this food so I ordered a small bag. AND he LOVED it. He is now eating regularly again. Im going to try the treats and cans on my next order. Thanks so much for carrying top notch foods for my little guy.” (MonteG, Chewy.com)
Here are a few negative comments regarding this product.
“I purchased this a few times. The last time, about a third of it was charred black on the outside. I called the company. We played phone tag a couple of times and they never called back. I won’t buy it again.” (mmsangria, Chewy.com.
“My dog ate it one time, so I was hopeful, but that was it. She turned her nose up at it after that. And when I read the nutrition value does not conform to the standards for all dogs at all life stages, I threw the bag away. This product seems to be designed to convince owners to pay way too much money for dog food.” (Rubysmon, Chewy.com)
Well, there you have it. I’ve given you 4 reasons that will hopefully make your decision in buying one of these products much easier. It is not my intent to persuade you one way or another, but from my research I do like many things regarding the Tender & True brand.
As a dog owner myself, I do like the standards that this company puts on its products. The fact that these products have been certified as organic and antibiotic free, is important to me. The ingredients used in their products seem to be nutritious and wholesome, providing nutritional benefits to your pet.
As always, consulting with your veterinarian regarding this or any pet food is always a good idea. You can see from the customer reviews that I posted above that customers gave this specific product 4.4 out of 5 stars.
Thank you for visiting my site, and I truly hope this article has brought you some value. For those of you who may have interest in the Tender and True products, I have listed a few below to help in your search. To your health, and the health of your pet!
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For a complete list of the Tender and True Dog Food Products, click HERE.
Kathy galderise · March 12, 2023 at 12:43 pm
Do you think castor and Pollux is better then tender and true dog food. I really am having a hard time deciding. Thank you.
Luke · March 13, 2023 at 12:59 am
Hello Kathy, thanks for stopping by! In my opinion, both of these products are quality. Both products provide a healthy diet that contain ingredients that most dog owners find acceptable. The Castor @ Pollox brand emphasizes the term ‘Organic’ in their recipes as well as the tender & True brand. I would not hesitate in recommending either of these products, depending on the needs of your pet. I have personally used the Castor & Pollux brand and was quite pleased with this product. I truly believe that both of these companies go to great lengths and are transparent in what these recipes do and do not consist of. With that said, I would recommend the Castor & Pollux brand, for no other reason than I have used this diet with my own dogs.
Without knowing the needs of your dog(s), I would consult your vet to help you make this decision. In reviewing both of these brands, I came away with a positive analysis for both. Hope this helps some Kathy, and thank you for being a dog owner. They bring so much joy to our lives!!!!