Adirondack was founded over forty years ago in Ohio. This makes them one of the oldest family-owned pet food brands in the United States.
Adirondack is known for slow-cooking their pet food. They believe that this leads to a higher starch conversion, which in turn leads to increased stamina and energy.
Adirondack provides its food in the United States in facilities in Ohio, New York, and Wisconsin.
If you are looking to purchase Adirondack, their recipes are available from hundreds of pet food stores across the United States. They are also available for purchase from many of the large pet food websites like Chewy and Amazon.
Adirondack Product Range
Adirondack has a moderate range of dry dog food recipes. This product range does include some of the popular niches such as puppy food, weight management food, and food for large or small breed dogs.
Adirondack does not produce wet or canned dog food or any other the other specialty varieties such as freeze-dried dog food, dehydrated dog food, or fresh dog food.
Adirondack’s range of cat food is smaller than its dog food range but is still moderately sized. It does contain some niche recipes, such as a lean recipe and a kitten recipe.
Adirondack does not produce canned or wet cat food, which is unfortunate as this is the food source that is closest to their natural diet.
The nutrition provided by Adirondack dog food is varied but is generally above-average. This includes above-average proportions of protein and fat and below-average proportions of carbohydrates.
Adirondack creates some specialized recipes that are very high in protein and fat. These are ideal for dogs who are more active but are also viable for other types of dogs if taken in moderation.
Below is an example of the nutrition provided by an Adirondack recipe.
If you are interested in learning more about Canine Nutrition, we highly recommend you read our Dog Food Guide.
Adirondack cat food recipes provide similar nutrition to their dog food recipes. This nutritional profile includes above-average proportions of protein and fat when compared to other cat food brands but with noticeable variety between recipes.
Appropriate nutrition is more important to cats than dogs as they are obligate carnivores. This means their digestive system is suited to consuming animal and fished based ingredients and minimal plant-based material.
If you are interested in learning more about feline nutrition, head on over to our Cat Food Guide.
High-Quality Meat & Fish Ingredients
Adirondack uses a relatively small selection of high-quality meat and fish ingredients, including staples like Chicken and Turkey. These ingredients are a high-quality source of animal-based protein and fat and are popular among manufacturers thanks to their low-cost and high availability.
Adirondack does not use any unusual or uncommon meat ingredients such as Venison, Rabbit, or Kangaroo. These are popular in “Novel Meat” or Hypoallergenic dog food.
Learn more about the use of these ingredients in our article Best Hypoallergenic Dog Foods Guide.
Other Notable Ingredients
Some Adirondack recipes use Menhaden Fish Meal as a secondary fish ingredient. Menhaden Fish are harvested from the oceans for their fish oil, but once this has been removed, a nutritious fish meal remains. This is sold to pet food manufacturers as an alternative to plant-based ingredients.
Read more about Menhaden Fish Meal in Menhaden Fish Meal in Dog Food.
Adirondack uses a range of grain ingredients such as Brown Rice, Oat Groats, Sorghum, and Barley. Some of these are not the most common grain ingredients used in dog food.
Grain ingredients are controversial additions to pet food recipes with many pet owners being strongly against their use.
However, these grain ingredients are considered by some to be the more favorable grain ingredients. This is as they contain higher levels of dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals. In addition, they are not present to boost the overall proportion of protein in the recipe, which other grains, like Corn, are often used for.
Read more about these ingredients in the below articles:
Adirondack uses Dried Beet Pulp in some of its recipes. Dried Beet Pulp is used in pet food recipes as a source of soluble fiber to aid digestion and stool consistency. Outside of its fiber content, Dried Beet Pulp provides little to no nutrition to pets.
Learn more about Dried Beet Pulp in our article Dried Beet Pulp In Dog Food.
Adirondack uses tiny quantities of Brewers Yeast in some of its recipes. This ingredient is a leftover of the brewing industry and can provide beneficial vitamins and minerals. While the benefits of Brewers Yeast is not definitive, it does see wide use across the industry.
Learn more about Brewers Yeast in our article Brewers Yeast In Dog Food.
Adirondack uses Flaxseed in their recipes, as do many other pet food brands in the industry. Flaxseed is best known for being an excellent plant-based source of the Omega 3 Fatty Acids.
These fatty acids are believed by many to provide several health benefits to dogs and cats such as an improvement in the condition of the skin, fur, and coat.
Learn more about the other benefits of Flaxseed in our article Flaxseed In Dog Food.
Adirondack Animal Testing
At this time, we have no information on what type of testing Adirondack participates in.
Many pet food brands avoid disclosing detailed information on their testing regimes for fear of backlash from their customer base.
We strongly believe that invasive and laboratory testing of animals is an outdated and cruel practice and one which we hope will be eliminated.
This lack of recalls shows they take quality and safety seriously during their manufacturing process. We hope that Adirondack maintains its recall-free record in the years to come.
Despite this recall-free record, all consumers should be vigilant of future recalls of Adirondack and any other pet food brand.
Adirondack Featured Articles
At this time, Adirondack has not been featured in any of our articles.
Best of Adirondack
All Life Stage Whitefish & Peas Review
Whitefish is a common fish ingredient to feature in dog food recipes. It is often recommended to dogs that have easily upset stomachs as it is seen as stable.
In addition to this, it can provide excellent nutrition, high in protein, and fat. This recipe also uses a portion of Menhaden Fish Meal to boost the overall portion of fish-based ingredients.
This large portion of fish is reflected in the above recipe’s nutritional profile as it provides above-average nutrition for a dry dog food recipe.
Outside its fish ingredients, the recipe uses a mix of Peas, Lentils, and Fava Beans to provide carbohydrates and fiber. These legume ingredients are regular features in recipes from almost all brands.
There are some other minor ingredients present, including Beet Pulp, Flaxseed, and Alfalfa. All of these ingredients are present to boost certain nutrients such as fiber, the Omega 3 Fatty Acids, and crucial vitamins and minerals.
Indoor Chicken & Chicken Meal Review
While Adirondack’s cat food range might be small, there are appealing recipes. The above Chicken Recipe is worthy of consideration thanks to its nutritional profile and high-quality ingredients.
A mixture of Chicken and Chicken Meal are the core of the recipe. Many consumers are cautious of Meat Meal ingredients like Chicken Meal, but they shouldn’t be. Meat Meals have simply had their moisture removed, making them an incredibly dense source of nutrition.
The recipe then reverts to the industry favorites of Peas, Lentils, and Fava Beans, which provide the recipe’s carbohydrate content. While this proportion of carbohydrates is still quite high, it is smaller than many other brands.
Adirondack Full Product Range
All Life Stage Turkey & Lentil
All Life Stage Whitefish & Peas
Weight Management Pork & Lentils
Small Breed Herring, Turkey Meal & Lentils
26% Protein Active Recipe
21% Protein Recipe
30% Protein High Fat Recipe
Large Breed Recipe
Indoor Chicken & Chicken Meal
Indoor Whitefish & Lentils
For Cats of All Life Stages
Lean Low-Fat Recipe
High-Fat Recipe For Active & Growing Cats