Redford Naturals Information
Redford Naturals is a pet food brand that is sold exclusively at Pet Supplies Plus, which is a US retail store. Redford Naturals products were first seen on shelves of Pet Supplies Plus in 2016.
Pet Supplies Plus is well established and has been operating since the late 1980s. It was founded by Harry Shallop and Jack Berry in Redford, Michigan.
Since this time, they have expanded to have over 450 stores across the country, making it one of the largest specialty pet food retailers in the country.
However, it is worth noting that in 2018, Pet Supplies Plus was acquired by Sentinel Capital Partners.
Based on our research, Redford Naturals products are produced by a company known as CJ Foods in Kansas. CJ Foods is a large player in the pet food manufacturing industry and produces products for popular brands such as Blue Buffalo and Nature’s Variety Instinct.
Given that Redford Naturals is a store brand of Pet Supplies Plus, it is not available from the large online pet food sellers like Chewy or Petflow. However, it is available from Pet Supplies Plus’ online store.
Redford Natural Product Range
Redford Naturals has a large range of dog food. This includes a very extensive range of dry dog food and a smaller range of canned dog food.
The dry dog food range includes recipes that use grains, grain-free recipes, and limited ingredient recipes. There are also niche recipes for small breed dogs, large breed dogs, puppies, and weight loss. Redford Naturals does not produce any breed-specific recipes.
Redford Naturals cat food range is far smaller than their dog food range but still has notable variety.
This range includes dry cat food and wet/canned cat food. Once again, some recipes within this range use grains, and there are others that are free from grains. There are also recipes for kittens and for weight control/weight loss.
Redford Naturals Nutrition
The nutrition provided by Redford Naturals products varies significantly. For this reason, it is important to check the individual recipe you are considering.
Some recipes, such as Duck and Potato, provide excellent nutrition and have significantly above average proportions of protein and fat and significantly below-average proportions of carbohydrates.
However, others, such as Chicken and Brown Rice, provide average nutrition when compared to other brands and have moderate proportions of protein and fat and a high proportion of carbohydrates.
Below is an example of a recipe from Redford Naturals that offers above-average nutrition.
The nutrition offered by Redford Naturals cat food range is similar to their dog food range. It varies significantly between average to above-average, and we recommend you investigate the specific recipe you are considering.
Redford Naturals dry cat food recipes often contain a somewhat large proportion of carbohydrates. Cats are obligate carnivores and do not require a large portion of plant-based material in their diet. Instead, they would be better served with a diet high in animal and fish-based ingredients.
Redford Naturals Ingredients
- Chicken Meal
- Turkey Meal
- Lamb Meal
All of the above-mentioned meat and fish ingredients would be considered high-quality. They provide bioavailable protein and fat that dogs need to fuel their lifestyle.
Redford Natural uses several Meat Meals such as Chicken Meal. Many consumers are put off by meat meals, but they can, in fact, be a positive addition. Meat Meals have had their moisture removed, which means they are a far denser source of protein and than whole meat cuts.
Redford also makes use of a few less common meat ingredients, such as Duck and Venison. Ingredients such as these are often used in Limited Ingredient diets and can also be known as novel meats. They can be a lifeline for dogs with severe allergies who can’t digest the common meat ingredients.
Learn more about Limited Ingredient and Novel Meat diets in the below articles.
- Pea Protein
- Rice Bran
Pea Protein is one of many Pea By-products that are commonly found in dog food. These Pea By-products are considered to be low-quality ingredients. Pea Protein can inflate the overall level of protein in a recipe and mislead consumers. Also, Pea Protein can be used in a technique known as Ingredient Splitting.
Find out more about Pea Protein in our article Peas, Pea Protein, Pea Flour, and Pea Fiber in Dog Food.
Find out more about Ingredient Splitting in our article Ingredient Splitting in Pet Food – Exposed.
Other Notable Ingredients
Redford Naturals products include Menhaden Fish Meal. Menhaden Fish Meal is a popular ingredient in dog food and is a cost-effective method of supplying additional protein and fat. Find out more in our article Menhaden Fish Meal in Dog Food.
Redford Naturals uses ingredients like Brown Rice and Oatmeal in their grain-inclusive recipes. These grain ingredients can provide carbohydrates and fiber, as well as some vitamins and minerals. Some prefer these grain ingredients as they are seen as less processed, but others disagree with the use of grains in pet food completely.
Sadly, Redford Naturals makes use of a grain by-product ingredient in Rice Bran. Rice Bran is leftover after rice processing, as is thought of by many as a low-quality ingredient. You can read why many are not impressed by Rice Bran in Rice Bran In Dog Food.
An often misunderstood ingredient in dog food is Tomato Pomace, and Redford Naturals is one of the brands that utilize them. It is present to provide soluble fiber to the dog food, which can help digestion. Find out more in our article, Tomato Pomace, as a Pet Food Ingredient?.
Redford Naturals makes use of Chicken Fat in some of its recipes. Chicken Fat is an excellent ingredient for improving the flavor of a pet food recipe as well as boosting the overall proportion of animal-based fat. Also, pets who are allergic to Chicken often do not react poorly to Chicken Fat. Learn more in Chicken Fat In Dog Food.
Brewers Yeast is a dietary supplement. It contains several vitamins and minerals, and some believe it can also provide other benefits such as Flea repelling properties. Find out more about Brewers Yeast in our article Brewers Yeast In Dog Food.
Tapioca features in some Redford Naturals recipes. Tapioca is a root vegetable and can be compared to Potatoes or Sweet Potatoes. It is not commonly consumed in the western world but is popular in South America. Find out more in our article Tapioca In Dog Food.
Flaxseed is known by many as an excellent source of the Omega 3 Fatty Acids, especially given it is a plant-based source. These fatty acids can provide benefits to humans and pets alike, including improved cognitive function and a reduced risk of certain health concerns. Learn more about Flaxseed and its benefits in Flaxseed In Dog Food.
Redford Naturals Animal Testing
We have no information on whether Redford Naturals or their manufacturer takes part in animal testing or feeding trials.
This is not a surprise as many brands, especially store brands, rarely give out any information on the type of testing they take part in.
We strongly believe that laboratory testing of animals is a cruel and outdated practice and one which we hope will be significantly reduced or eliminated.
Redford Naturals Recalls
This is unsurprising given the very young age of the brand.
Nevertheless, we hope that Redford Naturals and Pet Supplies Plus take the safety and quality of their products seriously to avoid any future recalls.
Despite this, we always encourage pet owners to be vigilant of any future recalls from Redford Naturals or any other pet food brand.
Redford Naturals Featured Articles
To date, Redford Naturals has not been featured in any of our articles.
Best of Redford Naturals
Grain-Free Salmon & Potato Recipe Review
Of Redford Naturals varied dry dog food range, our favorite is their Salmon and Potato Recipe. As regular visitors to our site will know, we are big fans of Salmon as a dog food ingredient.
This is thanks to the high level of the Omega 3 Fatty Acids Salmon can provide compared to other common ingredients. These fatty acids can provide numerous health benefits to dogs, such as an improvement in the condition of their skin and coat.
However, that isn’t the only reason that this recipe comes out ahead. The overall nutritional profile it offers is very satisfactory and includes a high proportion of protein and which would be suitable for dogs of all activity levels, especially those that are more active.
Also, some other Redford Naturals recipes make use of vegetable by-products like Pea Protein. However, this recipe does not contain Pea Protein and only contains a minor portion of Pea Fiber. Instead, it uses whole vegetables such as Potatoes, Peas, and Tapioca. These provide carbohydrates, fiber, and select vitamins and minerals.
Beef And Vegetables Recipe Review
Redford Naturals has three varieties of grain-free canned dog food. Our top pick among these three is the Beef and Vegetable Stew Recipe. It comes out for similar reasons as the above Salmon & Potato recipe does.
Beef is a fantastic addition to a dog’s diet and contains an abundant supply of high-quality protein and fat. The proportion of both of these nutrients in this recipe is significantly above average when compared to other brands’ recipes.
The formula also breaks the mold and doesn’t have a starch or legume as its primary vegetable ingredient. Instead, it uses Carrots, which are then joined by a much smaller portion of Peas and Potatoes. This combination provides a modest proportion of carbohydrates and fiber.
Grain Free Chicken Recipe Review
The above grain-free cat food recipe from Redford Naturals has a very satisfactory protein proportion compared to most other cat food brands.
This high protein proportion is thanks to a significant portion of Chicken and Turkey, which form the recipe’s core. Poultry ingredients such as these are a staple of the industry thanks to their excellent nutrition and low cost.
These poultry ingredients are joined by a mix of Peas, Chickpeas, and Tapioca, which provide a modest portion of carbohydrates and fiber. While cats would be better off without these ingredients in their diet, the portion is small enough that it should not cause major concern.
Grain Free Salmon Recipe Review
Wet/Canned cat food can form an excellent base or addition to a cat’s diet. This is as it can be challenging for cats to stay hydrated, and eating food high in moisture can help alleviate these troubles.
The above Salmon Recipe uses a large portion of Salmon as its core ingredient. As we mentioned earlier, Salmon is an excellent ingredient and can provide high levels of the Omega 3 Fatty Acids.
There are only minor ingredients present outside of the Salmon, including a small portion of Chicken Liver, Carrots, and Peas.
The Chicken Liver can enhance the recipe’s flavor and provide some vitamins and minerals that are not abundant in traditional meat cuts.
Redford Naturals Full Product Range
Dry Dog Food
Salmon And Potato Recipe
Chicken And Potato Recipe
Puppy Salmon And Potato Recipe
Red Meat And Lentil Recipe
Duck And Potato Recipe
Lamb And Potato Recipe
Venison And Potato Recipe
Turkey And Potato Recipe
Small Breed Chicken And Potato Recipe
Large Breed Chicken And Brown Rice Recipe
Large Breed Lamb And Brown Rice Recipe
Puppy Chicken And Brown Rice Recipe
Salmon And Brown Rice Recipe
Chicken And Brown Rice Recipe
Small Breed Chicken And Brown Rice Recipe
Limited Ingredient Puppy Chicken And Sweet Potato Recipe
Limited Ingredient Lamb And Sweet Potato Recipe
Limited Ingredient Beef And Sweet Potato Recipe
Limited Ingredient Large Breed Beef And Sweet Potato Recipe
Limited Ingredient Duck And Sweet Potato Recipe
Limited Ingredient Chicken And Sweet Potato Recipe
Limited Ingredient Salmon And Sweet Potato Recipe
Limited Ingredient Puppy Lamb And Sweet Potato Recipe
Limited Ingredient Small Breed Duck And Sweet Potato Recipe
Limited Ingredient Small Breed Salmon And Sweet Potato Recipe
Limited Ingredient Small Breed Chicken And Sweet Potato Recipe
Limited Ingredient Large Breed Lamb And Sweet Potato Recipe
Limited Ingredient Large Breed Chicken And Sweet Potato Recipe
Limited Ingredient Healthy Weight Salmon And Sweet Potato Recipe
Canned Dog Food
Beef And Vegetables Recipe
Lamb And Vegetables Recipe
Chicken And Vegetables Recipe
Chicken & Quinoa Recipe
Chicken & Quinoa Puppy Recipe
Dry Cat Food
Salmon Adult Recipe
Adult Chicken Recipe
Kitten Salmon Recipe
Kitten Chicken Recipe
Grain Free Chicken Recipe
Grain Free Indoor Recipe
Grain Free Salmon Recipe
Grain Free Sensitive Stomach
Grain Free Healthy Weight Chicken Recipe
Canned Cat Food
Sensitive Stomach Recipe
Grain Free Salmon Recipe