Portland Pet Food Company offers shelf stable, homestyle meals in pouches. These can be used for rotational or supplemental feeding. They are made in company owned facilities in Oregon.
These meals are ideal for stuffing into a Kong or other interactive toy. They can also be microwaved to heat.
In the USA, there’s a growing demand for local ingredients in pet foods. That’s one of the reasons Portland Pet Food Company focuses on using natural, human-grade, Oregon-sourced and USA-made ingredients.
Founder Katie McCarron launched the company in 2014 after her standard poodle, Rosie, stopped enjoying canned dog food and lost weight. She began cooking her own food in her kitchen and found that the nutrient-packed meals helped Rosie thrive.
The meal pouches are shelf-stable for up to two years and free of preservatives, hormones, meat byproducts and artificial additives. All recipes are USDA/FDA approved and made in the US. All meats are grass-fed and free of antibiotics, fish is wild-caught, and eggs are cage-free.
PPFC also supports the community by donating 5% of net profits to animal-related non-profits and shelters. This week they’re sponsoring a two-day pet food bank for people in need of help feeding their pets.
Grain-free pet foods replace grains with alternative sources of carbohydrates and protein. This can be a great option for dogs with food allergies and intolerances, such as wheat allergy or coeliac disease. Grain-free diets may also have more fiber and nutrients than traditional diets.
Grain and gluten-free dog biscuits are made with a limited number of ingredients, making them ideal for sensitive stomachs and allergy sufferers. The biscuits are twice baked and contain organic mint, garbanzo bean flour, pureed apples and peanut butter. They are also free from preservatives, GMOs and BHA and BHT.
Portland Pet Food Company’s meal pouches are made with locally sourced meat and vegetables. These meals are perfect for camping or for a nutritionally balanced snack. All of PPFC’s products are sourced and manufactured in the USA. They are also free from GMOs, BHA and BHT and are formulated to be safe for sensitive stomachs. They are also vegan.
Buying eco friendly dog food is a big part of being an earth-conscious pet parent. You’ll want to make sure your pup’s food is free of pesticides, as well as sourced responsibly from local farmers. You’ll also want to ensure that the food packaging is made of recycled materials.
Meat-heavy human diets contribute to greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation, loss of biodiversity, water pollution from sewage runoff, antibiotic resistance, psychological damage to workers in slaughterhouses, and other unintended negative impacts. Similarly, commercial cat and dog foods often use animal byproducts—the gristle and bits people aren’t likely to eat—which have their own carbon cost.
Luckily, you can avoid the environmental and ethical issues associated with most commercial dog foods by making your own. Portland Pet Food was founded in 2014 when founder Katie McCarron’s standard poodle, Rosie, stopped liking canned food and lost weight. Portland makes human-grade pet food with ingredients sourced locally or from the US, and they’re dedicated to sustainability practices. They recycle used cans and boxes via TerraCycle.
Natural pet food is made without chemical preservatives, added colors or flavors and are usually low in carbohydrates. It’s made from a variety of healthy, easily digestible proteins that can improve your dog’s energy levels, skin, coat and digestion. It also reduces the chance of allergies because it does not contain any toxic pesticides or other chemicals.
The company makes shelf stable, human-grade meals and treats using local, sustainable ingredients that are cooked and packaged on site in Portland. Their products are made in the USA and are formulated to meet AAFCO guidelines. They also give back to the community by donating 5% of their profits to animal-related non-profits and shelters.
If you’re thinking about making a switch to a natural diet, it’s important to make the transition slowly to avoid stomach upset. Start by replacing 25% of your dog’s current diet with the new food over a 7-day period. This will help your dog adjust to the new diet better.