Nature’s Recipe® dog dry and wet dog food is available nationally almost anywhere you find pet food. At this time, Nature’s Recipe® cat food is only available at select pet specialty stores. For more information, please visit our where to buy page.
Why is Nature’s Recipe® dog food now available in more stores?
For 35 years, we’ve been passionate about making it easy for all pets to enjoy high-quality food. That’s why we’ve decided to make Nature’s Recipe® dog food available at even more stores, at an affordable price. We want to assure you that we’re still offering the same high-quality, healthy and delicious recipes you and your pets love.
What if I can no longer find a specific Nature’s Recipe® product on shelf?
We constantly work with retailers to refine and improve our product offering. As a result the products we carry at a specific store may change or select items may be discontinued. If you can’t find what you’re looking for on our website, we’re happy to help point you in the right direction – Give us a call at 800-237-3856 (weekdays only, from 8am – 6pm EST).
Have our recipes changed?
Nature’s Recipe® has been making thoughtfully crafted recipes for 35 years. We continue to offer the same high quality products and delicious recipes you and your pets love.
How do I switch my pet to Nature’s Recipe®?
We want to make the transition to Nature’s Recipe® pet food as smooth as possible. At first, start small. Make a bowl with ¼ super tasty Nature’s Recipe food and ¾ of your pet’s current food. If possible, keep the Nature’s Recipe® bag handy, as it has valuable info on portion suggestions and ingredients.
If your pet enjoyed this first meal, you can increase the amount of Nature’s Recipe® food to 50% on the second day. Keep an eye out for changes in his or her bathroom habits, energy levels, sleep habits, and eating behavior – and if anything seems out of the ordinary, contact your vet.
Once your pet is happily eating 50% Nature’s Recipe®, increase to 75% Nature’s Recipe® in the next meal. Note, if your pet isn’t there yet, don’t worry. All pets are different and some may take longer than others for their digestive tract to become accustomed to the new food’s composition and ingredients. If you need to, slow down the process and give each step 7 to 14 days. If your pet goes more than 24 hours without eating the new food, don’t offer unhealthy treats. Instead, give them a full serving of the old food.
Finally, when your pet is ready, serve a full portion of delicious Nature’s Recipe food. Keep in mind it can take up to 3 months to see the results of a new food in your pet.
How can I find the right food for my pet?
Nature’s Recipe has a wide variety of dry and wet food offerings for dogs and cats. Let us help you find the perfect recipe for your pet. Check out our Product Finder Tool.
My dog or cat will not eat their food.
If you’ve just transitioned to a new food and your pet goes more than 24 hours without eating, don’t offer unhealthy treats. Instead, give them a full serving of the old food until they’re eating normally again.
If they’re no longer eating their normal diet, stop offering treats and see if they eat normally again. You can also try to add wet food to a dry diet or alternate the protein / flavor within the same brand to add variety.
Cats in particular can be picky eaters; we always suggest transitioning new food with old food to give their digestive system time to adjust.
In either case, if your pet goes more than 24 hours without eating, contact your vet.
How much can I feed my dog or cat?
Your dog and cat’s food requirements vary depending upon breed, size, age, level of activity and environment. Please reference the feeding guidelines chart printed on your Nature’s Recipe® product packaging.
Can I feed Nature’s Recipe® to my puppy or kitten?
Puppies and kittens have specific dietary needs so you need to ensure that your food is formulated for Puppies or Kittens specifically, or for all life stages. Nature’s Recipe® has several puppy specific recipes, listed here.
For Kittens, we recommend feeding our Grain Free Salmon and Potato Recipe Dry Cat Food, since this is formulated for all cat life stages.
Have more questions?
We’re happy to help! Give us a call at 800-237-3856 (weekdays only).