After uncovering extensive abuse of animals at a testing laboratory for dog and cat food maker Iams, PETA contacted hundreds of companion-animal food companies to ask if they conduct laboratory tests on animals. None of these tests is necessary or required by law, and humane alternatives do exist. Non-invasive, nonlethal, and cage-free "in-home" testing is conducted by PetSci, and collaborative veterinary clinic studies allow sick animals who are volunteered by their guardians to participate in humane feeding trials that can determine the beneficial effects of nutrition on a specific illness.
The following companies have assured PETA in writing that they do not test on animals in laboratories. Companies that are not on this list either responded to let us know that they do conduct laboratory experiments on animals or failed to respond to our numerous inquiries and are assumed to conduct laboratory experiments on animals.
[Important Note: If you have been feeding your companion animals commercial pet foods, you may be jeopardizing their health. Supermarket pet foods are often composed of ground-up parts of animals deemed by U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors unfit for human consumption. The flesh of animals who fall into one of the categories of the four D's—dead, dying, diseased, or disabled—is what often goes into pet food. Many of these animals have died of infections and other diseases. In all but a few states, it is legal to remove unusable parts from chickens and sell them to pet food manufacturers. Most pet foods contain the same hormones, pesticides, and antibiotics that are found in commercial meat products for humans. If you are concerned about your companion animals' health and about the cruelty of the meat industry, now is the time to stop buying meat-based commercial pet food. Learn more about healthy vegetarian dog and cat food options.]
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Boston Baked Bonz781-752-4040www.bostonbakedbonz.com
Happy Dog Food1-800-359-9576www.happydogfood.com
Harbingers of a New Age406-295-4944www.vegepet.com
Amoré Pet Services, Inc.
Vegetable-only raw food1-866-572-6673
Bravo Raw Diet
Ground vegetable formula1-866-922-9222
Vegetarian dehydrated dog food
Vegetarian dehydrated cat food
Dry Fork Milling Co. 1-800-346-1360
Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food Co., Inc.
Vegetarian canned dog/cat foodVegetarian canned dog/cat food
Vegan canned dog/cat food1-800-954-1117
The Honest Kitchen
Vegan dehydrated dog food
Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc.
Vegetarian dry and canned dog food
Natural Life Pet Products, Inc.
Vegetarian dry dog food1-800-367-2391
Fruit and veggie mixes1-800-678-6627
Onesta Organics, Inc.
Vegan veggie treats for dogs619-295-1136
Pet Chef Express
Vegan dog biscuits604-916-2433
Vegan canned dog food
Vegetarian canned dog food
Vegetarian dry dog food1-800-874-3221904-264-8500
PoshNosh Inc.613-747-15421-866-893-4006 (Outside Ottawa-Outaouais)
Raw Advantage, Inc.
Vegetarian dog/cat formula360-387-5158
Vegetarian dog treats800-364-4863
Want A Cookie? (has vegan options)250-665-7387www.wantacookie.ca
Wysong Professional Diets (has vegan options)
Vegan dog and cat food1-800-748-0188
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