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Open Farm Ethically Raised Dog Food Review & Giveaway

30 Jun Posted by in Giveaway, Product Review | 24 comments
Open Farm Ethically Raised Dog Food Review & Giveaway

Disclaimer: This post and giveaway is brought to you by Open Farm. All opinions are my own, and I only share products I think you and your dog will love!

Open Farm Ethically Raised Dog Food Review & Giveaway // Ammo the Dachshund

With so many choices in pet food nowadays it can sometimes be overwhelming with choosing the best dog food for your dog. I’m lucky that my mom cares a whole lot about what I eat, and while she doesn’t claim to be any sort of pet nutrition expert, she does try to choose the healthiest options for me to eat. Recently I got the chance to try the brand Open Farm, a healthy pet food that is ethically raised and sourced.

Open Farm Ethically Raised Dog Food Review & Giveaway // Ammo the Dachshund

Now the fact that mom even allowed to me to taste-test review the Open Farm food (which I have been eating as my daily food for the past few weeks now) is saying a lot about what she thinks of the quality. Because if we’re being honest here, I would never be allowed to test it if my mom didn’t think it was a-ok!

Open Farm Ethically Raised Dog Food Review & Giveaway // Ammo the Dachshund

Now before I get into the ingredients part of this review, lets talk about the fact that everything inside this Open Farm bag is ethically sourced. What does that mean exactly? It means that all of the farms that they source their meat and poultry from are audited and certified in humane animal care by leading third party, non-profit organizations in the field, and their fish are exclusively ocean caught using sustainable fishing practices.

Now I can’t control the fact that I’m a dog and I was designed to eat meat, but I can do my part for animal kind by choosing to eat foods that were ethically treated. Which makes me and my mom feel a whole lot better!

Open Farm Ethically Raised Dog Food Review & Giveaway // Ammo the Dachshund

Now sourcing ethically raised meats is great, but what about the quality of the actual food? Here’s whats in the bag I received:

MAIN INGREDIENTS: Humanely farmed turkey, humanely farmed chicken, ocean caught whitefish meal, russet potatoes, garbanzo beans (chickpeas), green lentils, field peas, coconut oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), ocean caught menhaden fish meal, tomato, apples, pumpkin, natural flavor, flaxseed, sun cured alfalfa, carrots, chicory root, salmon oil, salt, potassium chloride, choline chloride rosemary extract

VITAMINS: Vitamin E supplement, calcium pantothenate, niacin supplement, vitamin A supplement, riboflavin supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid

MINERALS: Zinc proteinate, calcium carbonate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, sodium selenite, calcium iodate

You can read more about what’s inside by checking out the Open Farm Website.

So my mom (who is in charge of quality control for all of my food) admits that she did not look up every single ingredient in this food, and she certainly does not consider herself an expert in pet nutrition. What she does look for in the foods she chooses to feed me is that the main ingredients come from whole meats (instead of byproducts and ground up meal) and she prefers to feed me a grain-free diet (which Open Farm is).

Open Farm Ethically Raised Dog Food Review & Giveaway // Ammo the Dachshund

Jeeze, so much talk about food and now I’m starving! Lets eat this stuff already!!

Open Farm Ethically Raised Dog Food Review & Giveaway // Ammo the Dachshund

I had no problem munching down a bowl of Open Farm each morning and night – although I am a dog (and I’ll eat pretty much anything…including horse poop!) So it’s a good thing my mom picks out the healthy stuff for me, or who knows where I’d be!

It’s also good to know the poultry and meat are raised without the use of antibiotics and growth hormones, and the fish is always ocean caught, meaning it consumed a natural and antibiotic free diet. The fruits and vegetables are all locally grown and sourced close by to their manufacturing facility too. Open Farm recipes are free from artificial preservatives and flavors, and their recipes are preserved using mixed tocopherols, a natural preservative that also provides anti-oxidants.

And since I’m sure you’ll ask, Open Farm contains no ingredients from China. Almost all of our ingredients are sourced in Canada and the United States with the exception of coconut oil and certain vitamins and minerals that are not available in North America.

Open Farm Ethically Raised Dog Food Review & Giveaway // Ammo the Dachshund

Since I’m pretty sure I could be a poster-dog for Open Farm now (I do spend my spare time on the family horse farm after all), so I’ve been practicing my super model pose for when they decide to make the next bag with my photo on it. *wink*

If you’d like to check out Open Farm for your furry friend you can check out their list of retailers on their website.

And now for the best part….

Open Farm Ethically Raised Dog Food Review & Giveaway // Ammo the Dachshund


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  1. MaryScott Brandenburg06-30-15

    Good food makes better doggies!

  2. Hilary Dawson06-30-15

    We’d love to try it!

  3. Amy Orvin06-30-15

    I read the ingredients and recently talked to my vet.

  4. Jane D06-30-15

    This sounds good Ammo! I think Sambo would like to try this.

  5. Poodle At Play06-30-15

    This is a food Mom and I have never heard of before…and it looks very good, and she loves the sounds of the companies practices.

    In my foods mom watches for the same thing YOUR mom does. Named meats that are main ingredient (no wonky by-products for me!), she looks for where it’s ingredients are sourced from and where it’s made, she also looks to see about recalls on the foods or the company. If a company has lots of recalls it tells her their processes might not be too good and we stay away from it!

  6. Heather Cooper06-30-15

    I recently switched to Open Farm food for my dog. I am vegan and I personally struggle with continuing to support the inhumane meat industry when I buy food for my dog. There are many different opinions, but I am not comfortable eliminating animal protein from his diet. I was so excited when I read about Open Farm and their ethically-raised meat. It’s a move in the right direction and I haven’t found any other company that practices this policy of not only maintaining higher standards for the treatment of the animals but also making an effort to use sustainable fishing practices.

  7. Rebecca06-30-15

    As price and ingredients. Also, if they advertise on TV, instant turnoff.

  8. Diana Cote06-30-15

    I look for the first ingredients, no grain fillers, look for healthy fats and where the meat has come from.

  9. Abbie07-01-15

    I think they should totally use you as a model! 😉

    About the food – we are trying to figure out what is best for our different dogs. My mom did a lot of research when we got our first dog eleven years ago, and we’ve been using the same kind ever since because it worked for them, and we could afford it. However, there are so many things that have changed nowadays, I’m trying to learn more about dog nutrition and also the different brands that are out there now (like this one!). I would love to be able to feed raw, but I’m not sure we can quite afford that yet, and I have a lot to learn before that can happen! But like you said, we look for meat as the fist few ingredients, as well as natural other ingredients.

  10. Kelsey Bumgarner07-01-15

    I’d love to try it! Harper’s been having some issues with her current food and I’m in the market for a new one. 🙂

  11. Amanda & Barbarella07-01-15

    I’m not an expert either, but I do know a little about what’s good and what’s not good to feed to my dachshund. I have never heard of Open Farms dog food before. I’m sure Barbarella would love to try some (she loves pretty much any new food I give her).

  12. Elena07-01-15

    I read the ingredients and pick the one that contains no bi-product

  13. Annamarie V07-01-15

    I like to feed him healthy food without a lot of fillers or grains and low in calories.

  14. Sandy Weinstein07-02-15

    i love reading abt new dog foods. thank you.

  15. Amanda B07-02-15

    Ingredients and price. As meat based possible!

  16. Rachel Rice07-02-15

    I always look at ingredients for my doggie…and lots of research and consulting with vets and people who know more than I.

  17. Jess & Mini07-02-15

    When choosing dog food for Mini, I like the first ingredient to be real meat and NOT corn. I also make sure there is no: BHA, BHT, colorings or by-products. And, I like the ingredients to be specific like; animal fat is not specific I prefer it to say chicken fat or pork fat.

  18. Carolsue07-03-15

    I read the ingredients and sometimes talk to my vet to get his opinion

  19. Shelley P07-04-15

    I make sure it is food that is made and sourced in the USA or Canada. I read the ingredients and look to see that real meat is the first ingredient. I also look to see how long the ingredient list is and what other ingredients it has. I prefer limited ingredients and no fillers and by-products.

  20. Maria Appleby07-04-15

    Our dog is allergic to corn and wheat, so we have to select grain-free limited ingredient food for her.

  21. Jenn07-05-15

    I make sure real meat is the number one ingredient and I also make sure there are no by products or fillers.

  22. DJ07-05-15

    I read the ingredient list. I want my pup to eat healthier, cleaner food.

  23. Debbie Cunningham07-06-15

    Would love to win . . .

  24. Rom Kruse07-06-15

    read the ingrediants

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