Nature's Recipe® dog dry and wet dog food is available nationally almost anywhere you find pet food. We've made the hard decision to discontinue our cat recipes, you can find more information below. 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. Let us help you find the perfect recipe for your pet. Check out our Product Finder Tool.
My dog 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.
If your pet goes more than 24 hours without eating, contact your vet.
How much can I feed my dog?
Your dog 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 ?
Puppies have specific dietary needs so you need to ensure that your food is formulated for Puppies specifically, or for all life stages. Nature's Recipe® has several puppy specific recipes, listed here.
Have more questions?
We're happy to help! Give us a call at 800-237-3856 (weekdays only).
Cat Food Discontinuation
Why are your cat recipes being discontinued?
We have been making high quality recipes for our pet friends for over 35 years, but delivering recipes for our pets is a great responsibility. With the help of our retail partners, we decided to focus on continuing with our heritage, making purposeful ingredients to help our dog friends fuel the wag and live a happy, BIG life.
Will you bring it back in the future?
We do not intend to bring back our cat recipes at this time.
My cat only likes Nature’s Recipe®! What should I feed him/her instead?
With high quality sister brands like Rachael Ray’s Nutrish, and Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance, we have something to recommend for every cat. Make the Switch to Nutrish by checking out their Product Selector or use Natural Balance’s Help Me Choose tool!
Do you hate cats? Is that why you are discontinuing this?
As cat lovers, discontinuing our cat recipe line was a difficult decision, but we believe that our friends at Rachael Ray’s Nutrish, and Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance are good substitutes for Nature’s Recipe® cat food.