Sojos is a premium pet food brand that specializes in dehydrated and freeze-dried raw dog food.
All of Sojos’s products are produced in their own production facility in Minnesota, USA.
Sojos is available in select local pet food stores across the United States as well as from the massive online pet food retailers such as Chewy, Amazon, and Walmart.
Sojos Product Range
Sojos has a moderately sized range of dehydrated dog food. In addition to this, they also produce freeze-dried mixers, dog treats, and dog food topper products.
Sojos produces some specialty recipes in its dehydrated range, including a puppy food product and a senior dog food product. One could also argue that Sojos provides a Novel Meat recipe or a Hypoallergenic recipe, which we will discuss later.
Sojos cat food range is much smaller than its dog food range and only includes a single complete recipe and two treat recipes. However, Sojos will likely expand its cat food range in the coming years.
Sojos dog food recipes typically provide excellent nutrition. The nutritional profile of their products includes an average to significantly above average proportion of protein and fat and a modest proportion of carbohydrates.
This nutritional profile is suitable for the majority of dogs, including those that are more active.
Below is an example of the nutrition provided by a Sojos dehydrated dog food recipe. As you can see, the protein and fat proportion is significant.
Given that Sojos only has a single cat food recipe, there is no variety in the nutrition that it provides. However, this single recipe provides excellent nutrition that is similar to Sojos dog food products.
This nutrition includes high proportions of protein and fat and a small proportion of carbohydrates.
Nutrition is especially important to cats as they are obligate carnivores and do not benefit from consuming large quantities of plant-based material. This means that their food needs to be made up of mostly animal and fish ingredients that are high in protein and fat.
You can read more about Cat nutrition in our Cat Food Guide.
High-Quality Meat & Fish Ingredients
Sojos uses a moderate range of meat and fish ingredients in its recipes. This includes many industry favorites like Chicken, Beef, and Salmon.
These ingredients are so popular in the industry because they are relatively inexpensive to purchase and can provide excellent nutrition for dogs and cats.
However, Sojos also uses some less common ingredients in its recipes, like Goat. Goat is often included in recipes that are described as Novel Meat Formulas or Hypoallergenic Dog Food.
Learn more about why ingredients like Goat are used in dog food and the benefits of these diets in our article Best Hypoallergenic Dog Foods Guide.
Other Notable Ingredients
Sojos uses Eggs heavily in their dehydrated dog food recipes. Eggs are a fantastic addition to dog food recipes and can provide extremely digestible protein and fat. They also contain many beneficial micronutrients that can aid dogs’ growth and immune system.
Sweet Potatoes are the primary carbohydrate-providing ingredient in many Sojos recipes. Sweet Potatoes are a starch ingredient and an extremely dense source of carbohydrates when compared to alternatives.
The portion size of Sweet Potatoes in a dog food recipe mustn’t be too large; otherwise, the proportion of carbohydrates may be excessive, and the recipe may provide an unbalanced nutrition profile.
Peas feature in small portions in some Sojos recipes. Peas are by far the most popular plant-based ingredient in premium dog food recipes. This is as they are relatively inexpensive and can provide appealing nutrition that is high in plant-based protein.
However, there have been growing concerns because of links between the use of Peas and other legumes in dog food and a rise in Canine Heart Disease. Read more about this link and alternatives to pea-including dog food in our article Best Dog Foods Without Peas.
Flaxseed is probably the best plant-based source of the Omega 3 Fatty Acids, which is why it is regularly included in dog food recipes. These fatty acids are believed to provide several health benefits to humans and dogs alike, including improving the health of a dog’s skin and coat and reducing the risk of certain diseases.
Learn more about Flaxseed in our article Flaxseed In Dog Food.
Pumpkin is a fantastic source of fiber and micronutrients, which is why it is given to many dogs as a dietary supplement. It is included in a small number of dog food recipes, usually those produced by premium brands, such as Sojos.
Check out some other dog food recipes that use Pumpkin in our article Best Dog Food With Pumpkin.
Sojos uses a broad selection of vegetables in its recipes that would not typically feature in dog food formulas. Examples of these include Broccoli, Carrots, Cabbage, and Parsnips.
While these ingredients may not be popular additions, they are still high-quality ingredients and can provide a mix of carbohydrates, fiber, and micronutrients.
Sojos Animal Testing
We have no information on what type of animal testing that Sojos participates in, if any.
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.
While the brand is still relatively young in age, this is a positive indication of their safety and manufacturing procedures.
We encourage all pet owners to be vigilant of any future recalls of Sojos products or from any other pet food brand.
Sojos Featured Articles
Best Freeze-Dried Dog Food – Freeze-Dried dog food is a premium product out of reach for many. But for those who are willing to spend big on their dogs, there is a growing selection of choices. In this article, we discuss Freeze-Dried Dog Food and highlight some of the industry’s best recipes, including one from Sojos.
Best of Sojos
Chicken Recipe Review
Sojo’s Complete recipes are a simple way to provide a dog with raw food, without the hassle that alternatives require.
The above Chicken recipe is a solid bet from within Sojos’s complete range. It uses a mix of Chicken and Eggs to provide a significant proportion of protein and fat.
This protein and fat proportion are sufficient for the majority of dogs, including those that are more active.
Outside of its meat content, the recipe focuses on a mix of Peas, Parsnips, Cranberries, and other minor plant-based ingredients. These provide a mix of carbohydrates, fiber, and select vitamins and minerals.
Sojo’s Mix-A-Meal products are a simple way to provide your dog with a mix of freeze-dried food and fresh ingredients.
The above recipe uses freeze-dried Lamb as its only major ingredient. Lamb is a premium meat to many in North America, but it need not be to your dog, thanks to Sojos.
This freeze-dried lamb is high in animal-based protein and fat, which should be at the core of every dog’s diet.
If Lamb does not appeal to your dog, there are many alternatives within the Mix-A-Meal range, including Turkey, Beef, and Chicken.
Sojos Full Product Range
Turkey & Salmon Puppy Recipe
Turkey & Salmon Senior Recipe
Grain-Free Fruit & Veggie Pre-Mix
Original Recipe Pre-Mix
Natural Turkey Liver Treats
Natural Salmon Treats
Complete – Turkey Recipe