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Dog food and cat food with meat from appropriate husbandry
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Dog food and cat food with meat from animal welfare - what exactly does that mean?


Do you value sustainability, the protection of animals and the environment in your own diet? Wouldn't it be important to continue this thought while feeding your four-legged friend? If you answer "yes" to this question, the next ones immediately arise: Where does the animal protein in dog and cat food come from? And how can you understand where the ingredients and ingredients of the feed that you feed your darling come from? The following text gives you answers to these and other questions. You will also learn what distinguishes sustainable dog and cat food and what options you can choose from.

The information on the ingredients and nutrients on the packaging give you a good overview of the quality of the feed. Pay attention to the following information:

1.Natural raw materials, without the addition of genetically modified ingredients

2.Without added wheat and soy (feed components that are often associated with allergies in dogs)

3.Without the addition of artificial preservatives, flavors and colors

4.Without added sugar

5.Made in Germany

6.Controlled quality

7.Without animal testing

Where does the animal protein in dog and cat food come from?

The same applies here as to meat for us humans. The majority comes from conventional animal husbandry. In German agriculture, this is characterized by very large farms with many animals. They usually spend their lives exclusively in the stable, often in very confined spaces. Outdoor keeping is rather rare.

You can recognize intensive animal husbandry from this: growing breeds

2.high stocking density spout

4.little or no daylight

As awareness of sustainable food grows, packaged meat is now often voluntarily labeled with appropriate labels. You can use these in the supermarket to see under what conditions cattle, pigs and poultry are kept for meat production. If you buy from the butcher, you can ask the butcher directly where the meat comes from.

This is different in the animal feed sector. The information on the packaging provides information about the ingredients. However, as a rule, you do not find out the origin of the raw materials. The animal components of dog and cat food usually come from the same farmers and slaughterhouses as schnitzel, steaks and other meat for us humans. This approach may sound ecological. However, this does not change the fact that animal protein from conventional livestock farming is used in most cases for dog food and cat food.

Are you looking for a feed with meat from animal welfare for your fur nose or velvet paw?

Then it's best to find out where the feed manufacturers get the animal protein for their products. Those who do not get their ingredients from conventional livestock farming generally give this a clear claim. After all, this is an important buying argument for consumers who are committed to animal welfare and sustainability. Animal welfare-friendly alternatives are, for example, bio-certified dog and cat food and products with animal protein sources from other more animal-friendly forms of husbandry.

For us humans, organic products are considered healthy and sustainable. These aspects are important to many pet owners when it comes to feeding their four-legged friends. Therefore, you can now buy cat and dog food in organic quality from many different manufacturers.

Interesting to know: "Organic is not the same as organic". You hear and read this statement again and again. This is because the meaning of the name, as well as the regulations and seals for it, are not uniform. The good news: when it comes to food, the term is protected in the EU. A manufacturer may only label his products with "organic" if he is certified according to the EU regulation. In order to be able to use the EU organic label, a few guidelines must be observed.

Important organic seals for dog and cat food with meat from animal welfare or ecological production are u. a .:

1.EU organic label

2.German state organic label


With dog and cat food in organic quality you can make an important contribution to animal protection, since the meat comes from a more species-appropriate husbandry. This means that the farm animals have more space in the barn and also have access to the pasture or a run. In addition, it is strictly regulated which feed and which additives you can get.

The switch to an ecological economy is not easy for farmers to implement. They have to meet strict requirements that are expensive to implement in practice. Many farmers cannot meet these requirements for various reasons. The number of organic farms in Germany has increased steadily in recent years and yet the proportion of organic farms in relation to the number of farms is still comparatively low. The availability of animal organic protein sources of consistent quality from Germany can therefore not yet be guaranteed.


At Green Petfood we have made it our mission to offer sustainable feed for your darling at a price that you can use to sustainably feed it. At the same time, we want that not only a few animals experience better living conditions, but that there is generally something moving in livestock farming and that farmers can also participate realistically in this initiative.

For this reason, we looked for and found a good middle ground between organic and conventional livestock farming. In our FarmDog products, but also in our entire FairCat varieties, we only use chicken and salmon from a more appropriate manner.

The chicken protein used in the FarmDog and FairCat comes from animals from a more appropriate and regional husbandry. We work closely with committed farmers who care about animal welfare as much as we do. Since they all come from southern Germany, the way to our plant in the Odenwald is not very far, so that we can keep our CO2 emissions low thanks to the shorter transport routes.

The housing conditions were developed together with the German Animal Welfare Association:

1.30% more space in the barn

2.More natural living conditions:

3.Litter for scratching and sand bathing


Employment opportunities such as picking stones and straw bales in the winter garden or open stable

Slow, healthy growth

No genetically modified feed

We would like to offer dog and cat owners who want to feed meat an opportunity to consciously campaign for animal welfare and a more species-appropriate attitude. With FarmDog and FairCat we offer a super premium feed that is ideally suited for:

1.a high quality, healthy diet

2.Gentlemen and mistresses who are interested and committed to animal welfare

3.all who value the use of animal proteins from the region with short transport routes

We not only close the gap between conventional and ecological feed at a fair price, but also provide your four-legged friend with high-quality ingredients with FarmDog and FairCat. FarmDog is available in the three varieties Mini grainfree, Active grainfree and Country and covers the entire life cycle of the dog - from puppy to senior. Every kitty will find something in the FairCat range: thanks to lean recipes with icing on the cake, such as linseed oil or psyllium husk, everyone - from the queen of beauty to the sensitive - is fully supplied.


1. Alternative animal protein sources

If you are looking for a dog or cat food with animal protein from animal welfare, you can also use alternative animal proteins, such as insects. We use this sustainable protein source in both InsectDog and FairCat Safe, thereby contributing to a greener, ecologically progressive future.


The advantages:

  • Climate-friendly: production creates u. a. less greenhouse gases, less ammonia and less water consumption

  • Space-saving: significantly less need for agricultural land for the production of the insect protein

  • Less use of feed necessary: Insects use feed more efficiently than cows and other farm animals

  • Contribution to food shortages: Insects feed on raw fiber-rich food that humans cannot use as well

  • High-quality protein: in addition to first-class protein, insects offer valuable fatty acids that support the skin and fur of your four-legged friend

  • Rare protein source: therefore insect protein is very suitable for food intolerances and allergies

  • Rich in valuable nutrients: e.g. B. amino acids, fatty acids, minerals

You can read more about this topic in the article ‘Insect food for dogs and cats?’.

2. Vegetarian diet

Can your four-legged friend also be a vegetarian? For a dog, the answer is clearly "yes", your cat as Carnivor should rather stick to a meat-based diet.

Dogs can also digest plant food well and gain all the vital nutrients from it. Thus, a purely plant-based diet is entirely possible for the descendants of the wolf. The reasons for this: over the course of the year there are also sections for carnivores in which they do not find animal food and feed on fruits, grasses, roots and leaves.


Furthermore, evolution and living together with us humans have changed the digestive system of dogs compared to that of their ancestors. The genetic equipment for enzyme release is designed so that they can digest starchy food well. To be optimally cared for, dogs need certain nutrients. However, just like we humans, they can only get this from plant-based foods.

Our VeggieDog Grainfree and VeggieDog Origin are complete vegetarian feeds that are perfectly tailored to your dog's needs. We use alternative protein sources such as peas, potatoes and red lentils, which provide your dog with valuable amino acids. No matter whether for ethical reasons or because your fur nose has an intolerance: With VeggieDog your four-legged friend helps to make the world more sustainable every day!

Do you want to learn more about vegetarian dog nutrition? Then we recommend the guide here.

3. Make food yourself

Some pet owners today follow the trend of barking and prefer to prepare their pets' feed themselves. Here, too, you can make sure that you make a contribution to sustainability: It's best to buy from local butchers or organic farms, where you can find out about the origin of the meat. However, you should note that the storage and preparation of this feed is very complex and not easy. So that your dog or cat is optimally supplied with all vital nutrients, you should also pay close attention to the composition of the ingredients. This requires in-depth background knowledge of the dog's and cat's nutritional requirements so that they do not have to suffer from malnutrition.

A high quality food brings your dog or your cat quietly through life. The information on the ingredients and nutrients on the packaging give you a good overview of the quality of the feed. But with animal protein in particular, it is worth taking a close look. If you and your four-legged friend would like to make a contribution to animal protection, we recommend organic food or our dog food FarmDog and our cat food FairCat with meat from more appropriate husbandry. Alternatively, you can take control of the feed production yourself. You can find all the advantages and disadvantages of the different feeding methods for dogs here.

As a true pioneer, you can also rely on our products with insect protein: with our InsectDog dog food or our FairCat Safe cat food, you can turn your four-legged friend into a climate saver! With VeggieDog you can even give your dog a completely vegetarian diet and completely cover its nutritional needs.


The step away from factory farming and towards species-appropriate husbandry procedures is slowly but surely being leveled. We are on the way there and hope that you will join us. No matter what you choose: With Green Petfood, you and your four-legged friend make the world a little greener every day.


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