Redford Dog Food Reviews
Redford dog food is a private label brand made for Pet Supplies Plus. The brand currently offers both grain-free and grain-inclusive dog and cat foods in several recipes. Pet Supplies Plus opened their first store in Redford, Michigan, in 1988 and has 315 franchise and corporate stores in the midwest and eastern U.S.
Redford Dog Food Recalls 2019
Looking good so far, Redford! Based on our research, no Redford Naturals products have been recalled, you can find more info on the latest recalls here.
Redford Dog Food Reviews
Redford currently has three grain-free formulas and two natural formulas. The grain-free formulas are Redford Naturals Grain Free Chicken & Potato Dog Food, Redford Naturals Grain Free Duck & Potato Dog Food, and Redford Naturals Grain Free Salmon & Potato Dog Food. The natural foods are Redford Naturals Chicken & Brown Rice Dog Food; and Redford Naturals Lamb & Potato Dog Food. None of the Redford foods contain any corn, wheat, or soy.
We like what we see of the Redford grain-free and natural dog foods. The foods appear to have good quality meat protein, and the guaranteed analyses are appropriate. It’s hard to find perfect dog foods, and there are a few ingredients that we don’t especially like, but that’s true of lots of good dog foods. If your dog can’t eat potatoes then you won’t be able to feed your pup most of these recipes.
It would be nice to know who is making the formulas for Pet Supplies Plus so we knew a bit more about the more background. We also hope that the company puts the AAFCO statements on the website.
We’re not sure if the foods are all life stage or maintenance – though the calcium to phosphorus ratio looks good, and it looks like the food could be fed as an all life stage food. Overall, these foods deserve a good try from dog lovers. Let’s check out one of them in more detail.
Redford Naturals Grain-Free Chicken & Potato Dog Food Review
Redford Naturals Grain-Free Chicken & Potato Dog Food is one of the best-sellers. The first five ingredients in Redford Naturals Grain Free Chicken & Potato Dog Food are chicken, turkey meal, chicken meal, peas, and potato. As you can see, the first three ingredients are named meat proteins – something that is always desirable in good dog food. Let’s take a deeper look at these ingredients, below:
Chicken and Chicken Meal
The first and third ingredients in the food are both good sources of protein. Most people agree that chicken meal is as good as whole chicken as a dog food ingredient. While chicken probably sounds better than a chicken meal, a chicken meal has already had most of the moisture removed so it’s a more concentrated form of protein. Chicken and chicken meals are also both good sources of vitamin B6 and phosphorus and very good sources of niacin and selenium.
The second ingredient in the food is similar to chicken meal. It has had most of the moisture and fat already removed, so it is a concentrated source of turkey protein. Turkey protein meal ranges from 62 to 65 percent protein. It’s a good source of Riboflavin and Phosphorus and Selenium.
Peas are becoming more and more popular in dog foods, and they’re jam-packed with nutrients. They have about 22 percent protein, 76 percent carbohydrates, and 2 percent fat. Peas are a good source of lots of vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin A, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Copper, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Thiamin and Manganese. They are also a good source of dietary fiber – sometimes too good. Some dogs can have problems digesting peas in large amounts which can result in diarrhea, soft stools, and/or flatulence.
Most dogs can eat potatoes without any problems, but they can be an issue for some dogs. Nutritionally, potatoes have about 92 percent carbohydrates, 7 percent protein, and 1 percent fat. They are a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Potassium, and Manganese.
Other ingredients of interest in this food include chicken fat (preserved with citric acid and mixed tocopherols) – a good named fat. Tapioca is a carbohydrate with few nutrients, but it’s often added to pet foods to improve texture. Menhaden Fish Meal is a fish source of omega-3 fatty acids and an additional protein source. Tomato Pomace is recognized as a good source of fiber and vitamins. We do not consider it to be a filler ingredient. Brewers Dried Yeast is a by-product from brewing beer but it’s also a source of protein and provides lots of B vitamins. Blueberries are a natural antioxidant. Fish oil is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. Dried kelp is considered to be a good source of trace minerals. This food has 361 kcal/cup, which is moderate in terms of calories.
Overall, we think Redford Naturals Grain-Free Chicken & Potato Dog Food looks very good, and we would recommend it!
Where Can You Buy Redford Dog Food?
You can buy Redford’s on Petsuppliesplus.com and at their brick-and-mortar stores. According to the website, local stores may have sale pricing.
If you like how Redford looks for your pup, you’ll love Blue Buffalo as well as wellness grain-free! Be sure to check out some of our most favorite brands.
Taste of the Wild
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I have a 5 year old English Setter rescue. Redford Naturals is the first food that he has readily eaten in the three and a half years that we have had him. I’m hoping that they will have sales and or coupons so that we can continue to purchase it.
This is the first dog food that I have found that both of my dogs like. i have a 13 year old lab/pit mix and a 10 month old pit mix. The baby (10 month old) has been very picky since we got him in December, which is strange since he was basically a stray. I hope that the price of the food will go down. It is rather expensive. A 25 pound bag is about $50.00. That’s the only downfall I have found so far.
where is,Redford made and are ALL ingredients made in USA
Redford is made in the USA at a facility in Kentucky.
We have 2 lab newfangled mix and they only eat redford. Not only is it healthy for them but the clean up on the other end is minimal. Both dogs are close to 100 lbs and it gives them plenty of energy to play for hours which they do. I always use the coupons and the staff is always nice no matter what store I go to.
I have a 3yr. old lab and a picky eater. He has had ACL surgery and primarily on Blue Buffalo for the Omega’s and the glucoesomine but the Redford Natural has double of these ingredients to support healthy muscle and joint strength! He loves the taste over the Blue Buffalo!
Is anyone out there aware that Brewers yeast and MSG are both sources of gluten? I’m a human who can’t tolerate gluten and know these are hidden sources of gluten. Also, this food is USA made but where are the ingredients sourced from? Not all USA as stated on the label, but where else?
I have a 6 year old Jack Russell Terrier that we just rescued. We were told she has food allergies. We started her on the Redford Naturals Grain Free Salmon and Potato Recipe and her skin is amazing. She also eats it all up with no coaxing. I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting an all natural dog food made in the US!!!
I have an 11 year old Peek a Poo that has only had Chicken Soup dog food since a puppy. Pet store was out of the small bites so I am trying this Redford brand mixed with the Chicken Soup. She eats it fine. This has comparable ingredients but I still think the Chicken Soup has more good stuff in it and it’s never been recalled.
I just purchased this dog food from our local Pet Supplies store. We were told that this was good for puppies into adulthood. I am wondering if anyone else has given this to their puppies. We have a 3 month old Shih Tzo and now I am a bit concerned…
I have a 3 month old shih tzu too and I just put her on redford chicken and brown rice and she loves it.she likes it better then wellness.her stools are still solid and she goes as her old routines. Recommended for your fur baby
I just started feeding my 8 month old mini dachshund the Red Ford Naturals Salmon and Potato and she loves it and it doesn’t upset her stomach or cause any problems with her stool. I keep some in her dish but I also give her Merrick Puppy canned food twice a day in small amounts. She seems to be doing great. The Red Ford has all the good vitamins and minerals in it and the first ingredient listed is the meat. I am going to check to see if Red Ford has any puppy canned wet food.
I’ve had numerous pets over time I have always fed high quality foods.Usually feed natural grain.My biyfreinds healer was eating a very low quality food.He smelled & scratch all the time. Now he’s totally different even Hus personallity has improved really it had.My biyfreind was sceptical but not anymore.We feed and even my female healer has slowed down eating cause its turned into energy not waste. I give it thumbs up.Thank you Sandy !
Thanks for the review. It has made me feel better about buying this food for my furry kid.
Do you know any more information about the Redford Naturals chicken and rice? My young dog (15 months old) has just gone through 1 small and 1 large bag and she loves it. I would like to know more about it.
I switched from buffalo blue to Redford naturals after finding out they lied about there ingredients. My dog loves it and I know he is getting what they say he’s getting! Best switch I ever made
Blue Buffalo has had too many recalls, good choice, I am going to try this food for my dogs too.
I went to Pet Supplies Plus to purchase the Redford Salmon and sweet potato dog food. I had recently bought this to try to eliminate allergies in my American Bulldog. I was shocked when the cashier told me the price $60.48 !!!! I bought it for the last time. I will not pay that price anymore. At the price of $2.30 a pound, I cannot afford to feed my dog on a fixed income. The price increased $20.00 for a 24 lb bag that was purchased a few weeks ago. I didn’t see a price posted today and was shocked. I probably will not be going back to Pet Supplies Plus again.
Hello Rita, I* ve just started my mixed corgi/collie on Redford Lamb Sweet Potato because I wanted a better dogfood and grain free. She absolutely
loves it. I too am on fixed income and retired. I joined and signed up for their
emails. I receive $10.00 off coupons off frequently thru that. I don’t have a
printer but send it to my older cell phone. I think can pick it up as a text and
the cashier scans it for the discount. They also had a sale for Redford at $5.00
off my 26# bag. Then the following week on sale again. Hope this info helps.
Also, anyone having experienced the difficult change over from a regular dogfood to a grain free stores always recommend doing the change over gradually by working in the new a little at a time. Thanks to the Mgr he advised buying a couple of cans of their Switch as an additive to the new food and you shouldn’t have to do any of that gradual and it’s cheaper than still buying two
foods until the complete change over. It worked. It comes in liquid and canned. It’s actually mashed pumpkin. Which you can also buy on your own.
Cinnamon loves it too. She eats with or without the additive with no stool issues. I’m thrilled I never had to go thru the weaning off the old like I did yrs ago with another dog. Horrible hassle that never did work over to grain free. Constant diarrhea. Try the Switch or mashed pumpkin!
Good article, thank you
I have 2 German Shepard and have been feeding them Ultra Nutro, I went to Petsupplies to transition them and found out the nutro products keep changing and my brand was slowly going away my older dog gets unknown periods of loose stool and I believe he has a grain allergy. I tried Redford and omg no diarrhea and they look ve it, cheaper than my 65$ every 2 weeks gets expensive so they like it and no diarrhea. They told me it’s better than blue which is also expensive and they cut out the middle man which lowers their costs. I sold and my dogs are happy very picky eaters too!
I( purchased Redford Naturals Venison and Potato Recipe. I have been feeding it to my 2 dogs (dachshund and a 14 year Yorkie) for about 2 weeks. I notice they started scratching a lot, even to the point of bleedingK. The only thing I changed in their life is the food. I changed from their usual brand because the store did not have that brand. I did even mix the regular food with the new one to get them used to it. I do not recommend the Redford brand.
We have a Cavachon that is 6 months. It was suggested that we try “Limited ingredient DIET Chicken & Sweet Potato Receipe”. I want to know if this “Diet Food” is safe for a young puppy?? Can anybody offer an opinion??? Thanks
The limited ingredient chicken and sweet potato puppy is the formula you would want to use. It has higher protein and fat plus DHA.
Check the sentence regarding recalls… it says:
Redford Dog Food Recalls 2019
Looking food so far, Redford! As of this year, this dog food brand has not had any recalls.
It should say “Looking GOOD, not food.
Can I buy Redford on line. I winter in Arizona nearist store is 25 miles away
Its says under some of the ingredients international but it never tells where its from. I was wondering if you knew?
There is too high a fat content and the kcal is too high. My dog put on so much weight, now I am working to help him take the weight off. Research other foods with less fat, higher in fiber, and lower in kcal. Your dog will love you.
I have a chocolate Labrador. The fat content and the kcal are too high. My dog put on so much weight, now I am working to help him take the weight off. Research other foods with less fat, higher in fiber, and lower in kcal. Your dog will love you.
Where are all the ingredients sourced? Are they ALL from the US?
Is this dog food Robert Redford’s product?
3 of my dogs have been eating Redford for almost 4 years. Was looking to change from Taste of Wild and decided to try. Also it wasn’t so expensive at first. It has steadily made leaps and bounds to increase the price. Ridiculous for 24-28lb size bags. Will be looking to change to another good affordable dry dog food.