Higher-Welfare Pet Food Initiative
Most pet food in the U.S. is made from animals raised on factory farms, even though pet owners are increasingly concerned about farm animal welfare and would prefer more humane options.
In response, the ASPCA is working with progressive pet food brands to develop sourcing policies and standards that improve the lives of animals and offer better options for pet owners.
You can find pet foods and treats with more humane standards already! The following brands are leading the pet food industry by offering one or more welfare-certified products.
Listed products are verified to never include ingredients from factory farms that house animals in cruel cages or crates and can all be found along with many plant-based options on our Shop With Your Heart Grocery List, which lists where the products are sold.
Beast Feast New!
By 2024, Beast Feast is committed to adopting the ASPCA-supported Better Chicken Commitment.
By 2024, BIXBI Pet committed to earn a certification recognized by the ASPCA’s Shop With Your Heart program for select Liberty Kibble Chicken Recipes for Dogs and Cats.
Evermore Pet Food
By end of 2023, Evermore Pet Food committed to earn a meaningful animal-welfare certification recognized by the ASPCA’s Shop With Your Heart program for its new turkey recipes for cats.
Savage Cat Food®
By 2025, Savage Cat Food committed to earn a certification recognized by the ASPCA’s Shop With Your Heart program for its chicken recipe and committed to adopting the ASPCA-supported Better Chicken Commitment by 2027.
Shine Pet Food
By summer of 2023, Shine Pet Food committed to earn a certification recognized by the ASPCA’s Shop With Your Heart program for its chicken, turkey, lamb, pork, duck and beef recipes and products.
Learn more about the certifications recognized by our Shop with Your Heart program and the Better Chicken Commitment.
Please remember to always check with your veterinarian before making any changes to your pet's diet!
If you work for a pet food company interested in developing animal-welfare policies and procurement strategies, contact us at [email protected].