Field And Forest Information
Field And Forest is a South African dog food brand. They are owned by Montego, which has several sub-brands in South Africa.
You can check out our review of Montego here.
Field And Forest is by far the best sub-brand offered by Montego and includes high-quality named meat and fish ingredients along with favorable nutrition, which we will discuss later.
They have also put significant effort into marketing and have slick packaging and a detailed and enticing website.
The creation of this brand is almost certainly a reflection of the growing awareness around higher quality dog food.
Field and Forest does not have a stock list or store finder on their website, but we believe that their recipes are available from many pet food stores across the country.
You can also purchase their recipes online from pet food websites such as Pet Heaven.
Field And Forest Product Range
When first reviewing Field And Forest, they had five recipes in total, all of which were dry dog food recipes.
At the time, Field And Forest did not produce any wet/canned dog food. However, when updating our review, we discovered that Field & Forest has recently released three wet dog food recipes.
Back to their original dry dog food range, the brand produces some specialized recipes, such as two recipes for puppies.
However, unlike some other Montego brands, Field And Forest do not produce a senior dog food recipe.
Field And Forest Nutrition
Based on our analysis, Field And Forest offer significantly better nutrition than the other Montego brands.
This nutritional profile of their recipes consists of above-average proportions of protein and fat and a below-average proportion of carbohydrates.
This type of nutritional profile is rare to find in South African dog food, particularly non-imported dog food.
If you’d like to read more about canine nutrition and why a diet high in animal-based protein and fat is critical, be sure to read our Dog Food Guide.
Field And Forest Ingredients
High-Quality Meat & Fish Ingredients
Field And Forest use a moderate range of high-quality meat and fish ingredients. This range includes some of the industry favorites like Turkey and Salmon.
However, this also includes some less common ingredients like Duck, Tuna, and Lamb.
You can read more about the use of Duck and Lamb in dog food in our articles Best Dog Food With Duck & Best Dog Food With Lamb.
Other Notable Ingredients
Peas and Chickpeas feature in Field And Forest recipes. Legumes such as these are the most popular non-grain plant-based ingredients in dog food.
They are used so much because they are relatively inexpensive and can provide nutrition that is high in protein.
Eggs are often included in recipes from Field And Forest. Eggs are a fantastic addition to dog food and can provide excellent nutrition.
Also, nutrition from Eggs is exceptionally digestible, which can make it superior to other sources.
Field And Forest use Chicken Fat in some of its recipes. Chicken Fat is a regular addition to dog food and is used to enhance its flavor and boost the level of animal fat in the recipe.
You can read more about Chicken Fat in our article, Chicken Fat In Dog Food.
Flaxseed is added to dog food to boost the levels of the Omega 3 Fatty Acids. Flaxseed is chosen for this task as it is probably the best plant-based source of this beneficial fat.
You can learn more about Flaxseed in our article Flaxseed In Dog Food.
Beet Pulp is used in dog food as it is a cheap and reliable source of soluble fiber. Soluble fiber can be critical to some dogs to ensure regular digestion and stools.
However, beyond its fiber content, Beet Pulp provides very little nutritional value.
You can read more about Beet Pulp in our article Dried Beet Pulp In Dog Food.
Field And Forest Animal Testing
We have no information on what type of animal testing if any, that Field And Forest or Montego participates in.
We strongly believe that invasive or laboratory-style testing of animals is a cruel and outdated practice and one which we hope will be eliminated.
Field And Forest Recalls
Based on our research (FDA, AVMA, DogFoodAdvisor), it does appear that the Field And Forest brand from Montego has not issued recalls in the past and is, therefore, a recall-free brand dog food.
However, Field And Forest’s parent brand, Montego, have issued recalls. You can read about these on our Montego Page, which you can find here.
We hope that Montego will work hard in the coming years to maintain Field and Forest’s recall-free record.
Regardless, we always encourage dog owners to be vigilant of any future recalls of Field and Forest or any other dog food brand to ensure their dogs remain healthy and safe.
Best of Field And Forest
Turkey + Duck Puppy Review
Field And Forest’s puppy food recipes are some of the best available in South Africa, especially at their price range.
The recipe uses a mix of Turkey and Duck to provide a satisfactory proportion of protein and fat.
This mix also includes some poultry liver. Liver is a fantastic addition to dog food as it can provide additional protein and fat as well as beneficial micronutrients that traditional meat cuts lack.
Game + Lamb All Breed Adult Review
Field + Forest’s Game + Lamb recipe is probably their most unique offering. Exotic meat ingredients like those contained in this recipe rarely make it into South African dog food.
The recipe uses a mix of Lamb, Turkey, Ostrich, and Game to provide a significant portion of protein and fat that would be satisfactory for the majority of dogs.
Field And Forest Featured Articles
At this time, Field And Forest have not been featured in any of our articles.
Field And Forest Full Product Range
Dry Dog Food
Turkey + Duck Small Breed Puppy
Turkey + Duck Large Breed Puppy
Game + Lamb All Breed Adult
Salmon + Tuna All Breed Adult
Turkey + Duck All Breed Adult
Wet Dog Food
I would like to buy Turkey + Duck small breed puppy. I live in Parys Free State (near to Vaal Triangle) and would like to know who can provide me with this product?
lovely product !
I just wish that Montego would make a smaller size kibble for smaller dogs, I have 2 x Toy Poms and they battle to eat the bigger kibble. Before serving I have to crush the kibble in to smaller pieces using a Ziplock bag and a rolling pin …….. this is becoming a hassle.
The reason I started to use the Field and Forest is that my one Toy Pom is DIABETIC (insulin dependant 2 x day) with the Field and Forest having a high protein and very low (if any) carb percentage it is ideal …….. especially the price.
My toy Pom seem to enjoy the small puppy breed. However I need to crush the kibbles as they are to large for my pup to consume. Bit of a mission
I have a 8 week bullterrier no problems and very happy with fiekd & forrest well done guys.