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Hound & Gatos Natural Pet Food Review

A Pet Food Brand Made with Love

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Hound & Gatos Natural Pet Food Review

Hound & Gatos joins the growing list of high-quality, U.S.A.-produced, human grade pet foods now on the market.

Photo courtesy of Hound & Gatos
There's an awesome new natural pet food kid on the block: Hound & Gatos (the latter word is Spanish for 'cat').

Omar recently received a bunch of flavors for his review and he was most impressed. Here's why.

Hound & Gatos is an all-natural brand of canned pet foods for dogs and cats made by a company of the same name, based in Atlanta, Ga., which bills itself as a "Paleolithic Pet Food Company."

It's made from 98 percent meat protein sourced from human grade ingredients; it's grain-free, plus it's free of soy and contains no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.

In addition, it's made in the good old U.S.A., and even has a cute logo.

The varieties the company sent my "assistant editor" included:

  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Rabbit
  • Salmon

The company also sent me a can of dog food in salmon, just for good measure.

Pet Foods Inspired by a Love Of Pets

Hound & Gatos got its start the way a lot of pet food and products companies do: It was founded by a pet parent, a former Marine/dog lover named Will Post, who was in search of more high-quality products for his own critters.

Post's dogs suffered from allergies to soy, wheat, rice and corn. So he decided to conduct research into popular pet food brands and discovered that many contained the aforementioned ingredients, along with various other types of fillers and by-products.

He was also aware of the growing epidemic of pet obesity and diabetes and was interested in finding pet foods that would help to prevent and/or alleviate those pet health issues.

Thus, Post began preparing home-cooked meals for his dogs, after which their health improved dramatically. Before long, his friends and neighbors were requesting his pet food. Thus, a business was born.

In addition to producing canned pet foods (the company does not make dry foods), Hound & Gatos also offers treats and pet supplements.

A Perfect Time for Natural Pet Foods

Post's business proved to be an immediate success, thanks to the fact that an increasing number of pet parents have become more educated about pet foods, are leery of foods with ingredients sourced from China, and the recent pet food recalls.

In fact, not only is Hound & Gatos made in the U.S.A., it is manufactured in an AIB, CIFA, EU certified facility. Plus, these pet foods are formulated to meet nutritional requirements as established by AAFCO. There's are all very strong selling points, and are sure to elicit consumer confidence.

This Natural Cat Food Brand Get Four Paws Up

Omar, who suffers from inflammatory bowel disease, not only loved this cat food brand, he was able to tolerate it very well, with no tummy issues whatsoever.

Meanwhile, his kitty cousin, Molly, a 13-year-old Maine Coon whom I featured in my article about kitty lion cuts, agreed to provide a second opinion about this cat food. Molly is the most finicky cat I ever met; she hates everything. But to my pleasant surprise, she absolutely loved this food.

You can't get a better review than that!

Hound & Gatos is available for distribution throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia through local pet retailers/better pet boutiques.
Disclosure: Review samples were provided by the manufacturer. For more information, please see our Ethics Policy.
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