Because dogs and cats are primarily carnivores, we have designed all of our formulations to include at least 85%-100% meat . But not only do we make meat- dominant foods, but our proteins are all of high quality, and only sourced from hand-selected curators. They never contain growth artificial hormones and are GMO-free. To show you how proud we are of our carefully selected ingredients, we do not make a traditional, loaf-style food. Instead, we hand fill all of our canned foods so that you can see the quality of our hand pulled meats and fresh caught fish right when you open a can of Against the Grain pet foods, instead of “mystery meat.”
Our mission is to improve the health and quality of life of our companion pets through the development of the safest, most nutritious, and palatable pet products available. We believe that our high quality products should not only sustain our companion pets, but our emphasis on palatability also increases their enjoyment of life—like you and I.
Instead of conforming to all other pet food companies’ traditions of making foods, who use a top-down approach when creating pet food, Against the Grain started with a bottom-up approach. We first asked, “What is the best pet food that can be made, then how do we make it.” The end result offers the smartest choice for a healthy and happy pet. All of our foods are minimally processed, and all processing methods are designed to ensure that the integrity of the proteins, vitamins, and natural enzymes are maintained.
Against the Grain uses all fresh ingredients, and has designed all foods to be grain-free and gluten-free. We NEVER use corn, wheat, or soy. We have taken steps to use sustainable and green resources; our fresh-caught fish-based cat canned foods are dolphin-safe and turtle-safe. Our meat products are all GMO and hormone free. Finally, we use the maximum amount of recyclable materials in our retail packaging, and use strictly skylights in our manufacturing plant. We love making these products for you, and thank you for seeking out our foods for your beloved companions.