Gather is one of a small number of brands that are producing vegan dog food. Dog’s do not need a vegan diet, and in the vast majority of cases, a vegan diet is likely to have a detrimental effect on their health.
It is also worth pointing out that Gather is one of a very exclusive club of brands that produce organic pet food. Organic pet food tends to be far more expensive than non-organic and the majority of brands have little interest in exploring this niche.
Gather pet food is manufactured at facilities in Canada. These facilities are likely the same factories that produce Petcurean’s other brands like Go! and Summit.
Gather recipes are not widely available for purchase at retail pet food stores in the United States but can be found online at some of the large pet food websites like Chewy and Amazon.
Gather Product Range
Now Fresh has a very small product range consisting of only three dry dog food recipes.
On top of this, Gather only produces food suitable for adult dogs and does not produce food for puppies or senior dogs.
As mentioned earlier, one of Gather’s dog food recipes is a vegan recipe which is an extremely controversial product type.
Sadly, Gather only has a single cat food recipe. It is a dry cat food recipe and is very similar to an equivalent dry dog food recipe.
Thankfully Gather does not produce a vegan cat food recipe. Vegan cat food is even more dangerous than vegan dog food and should not be fed to a cat under any circumstances.
The two non-vegan recipes sold by Gather provide surprisingly impressive nutrition when compared to other brands.
Their nutritional profile is above average and includes above-average proportions of protein and fat. This type of nutrition is suitable for the majority of dogs, including those that are more active.
Below is an example of the nutrition provided by a Gather dry food recipe.
If you would like to learn more about canine nutrition, we highly recommend you check out our Dog Food Guide.
Gather’s dry cat food recipe offers extremely similar nutrition to their dry dog food recipes. The proportion of protein and fat is somewhat above-average but could still be higher.
A diet high in animal or fish-based protein and fat is critical to cats as they are obligate carnivores. This means that they do not thrive on a diet high in plant matter.
If you are interested in learning more about feline nutrition, head on over to our Cat Food Guide.
High-Quality Meat & Fish Ingredients
While the number of meat and fish ingredients used by Gather is minimal, the ingredients that are used are high-quality. These ingredients will provide protein and fat to fuel activity, growth, and repair.
Chicken is a regular addition to pet food recipes from almost all brands. It is such a staple as it is easy to source, extremely nutritious, and relatively affordable.
However, Krill and Cod are far less common to be used in pet food recipes. Krill in particular is very rare and used by virtually no other pet food brand.
Other Notable Ingredients
Gather recipes include two of the most common legume ingredients – Peas, Chickpeas, and Lentils. These ingredients are so popular as they are relatively cheap and can provide favorable nutrition. This favorable nutrition includes high levels of protein for a plant-based ingredient as well as carbohydrates and fiber.
However, in recent years there have been concerns about their use and if there is a link between the high consumption of legumes and a rise in Canine Heart Disease. You can read more about this concerning link here.
Chicken Fat is a regular addition to dog food recipes by many brands including Gather. It is an inexpensive ingredient, and it easily improves the recipe’s fat proportion as well as enhancing its flavor. Chicken Fat is chosen over alternatives thanks to its low cost.
Learn more in our article, Chicken Fat In Dog Food.
Flaxseed is another common addition to dog food recipes from low-cost recipes to premium recipes. Flaxseed is one of the most effective sources of the Omega 3 Fatty Acids, especially for a plant-based ingredient. It can also provide some other micronutrients which are thought to be beneficial.
You can read more about the use of Flaxseed and its benefits in our article Flaxseed In Dog Food.
Gather Animal Testing
At this time, we have no information on what type of animal testing, if any, that Gather participates in.
Many brands choose not to disclose information related to their testing as they fear customer backlash.
We strongly believe that laboratory and invasive testing of animals is a cruel and outdated practice and one which should be eliminated.
However, given this brand is still young, this lack of recalls is not surprising. That being said, Petcurean’s other brands maintain impressive recall-records and that gives us a strong indication that they take their safety and quality processes seriously.
Despite this, we encourage all pet owners to be careful and vigilant of any future recalls of Gather or any other pet food brand.
Gather Featured Articles
At this time, Gather has not been featured in any of our articles.
Best of Gather
Wild Ocean Line-Caught Cod Recipe For Adult Dogs Review
While Gather’s Organic chicken recipe tends to get more focus, the above fish recipe from Gather is an excellent choice.
Its primary ingredient is Cod which is split between a mixture of Cod and Dehydrated Cod. Cod is not often seen in pet food recipes but is a high-quality fish ingredient nonetheless. It provides a satisfactory proportion of protein and fat.
Outside of this Cod, the recipe utilizes a mix of Peas, Chickpeas, and Lentils. These legumes are staples of the industry and are used to provide carbohydrates, plant-based protein, and fiber.
Finally, Gather recipes also include small portions of other unique ingredients like Krill Meal, Flaxseed, Kale, Egg Shell Meal, and more.
Free Acres Organic Free-Run Chicken For Cats Review
Sadly, there is only one Gather cat food recipe so we only have one choice in our recommendations, but regardless, the above Chicken recipe is an excellent choice.
The recipe is completely Organic and utilizes Organic Chicken as its primary ingredient. This Chicken will provide cats with critical portions of protein and fat.
Organic meat ingredients such as this are exceedingly rare in cat food, especially dry cat food.
The recipe then uses portions of Organic vegetables like Peas and Lentils to provide a portion of carbohydrates, plant-based protein, and fiber.
Gather Full Product Range
Dry Dog Food
Wild Ocean Line-Caught Cod Recipe For Adult Dogs
Free Acres Organic Free-Run Chicken Recipe For Adult Dogs
Endless Valley Vegan Recipe For Adult Dogs
Dry Cat Food
Organic Free-Run Chicken Recipe For Cats