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How #DiamondNaturals Makes Sure Their Pet Food Is Safe #ad



This post is sponsored by Diamond Naturals on behalf of the BlogPaws Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Diamond Naturals Grain Free dog food, but Saving More Than Me only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Diamond Naturals is not responsible for the content of this article.

 

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Nothing makes me cringe quite like a pet food recall. And there’s been quite a few recalls lately. I worry about the animals who may have ingested the recalled food and their poor owners. Should we, as pet owners, have to worry about unsafe pet food in this technologically advanced world we live in? Unfortunately we do. There is good news though so keep reading!

The manufacturing process of pet food involves many different steps. With each step, an issue could arise compromising the safety of the pet food. The majority of safety issues are preventable if companies follow the appropriate safety guidelines.  This is one of the many reasons I love Diamond Pet Foods. They have made it clear that nothing is more important to them than the safety of their products.

No product manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods [e.g., dog food] is released into distribution without adhering to the strict standards of the company’s Test and Hold Program, in which product tests are conducted by a certified, independent laboratory. Hourly samples are collected and tested for every product produced. Every sample is kept for a time equal to the guaranteed shelf life of the product, typically 12 months.

 

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Diamond Pet foods is produced at four state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities across the USA:

  1.  Meta, MO
  2. Gaston, SC
  3. Lathrop, CA
  4. Ripon, CA.

That’s right, their dog food and cat food products are made in the good old’  USA {NOT China}. They are also a family owned company.

Diamond Pet foods conducts on-site safety testing at each of their four manufacturing facilities. They test for Mycotoxins {toxic chemicals produced by fungi} and Microbial pathogens {like Salmonella}. They also perform approximately 180 oxidative stability tests every month on the fats and oils used as topical ingredients in their pet food {yes, pets need fats in their diet}.

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In addition, each Diamond Pet Foods facility undergoes a yearly Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) audit administered by NSF International®, an industry-leading food safety audit firm. GMP is a guideline that ensures the product being produced has the “identity, strength, composition, quality, and purity that it is represented to possess.” And that’s what it’s all about—>safe, quality pet food.

 

Doesn’t your pet deserve safe, quality pet food–free of bacteria and toxins? Heck yeah! They all do!

 

 

#diamondnaturals pet food safety program makes us happy! #sponsored

Because Diamond Pet Foods rocks, and they love pets, they are allowing me to hold a giveaway for my readers! Yay!

One lucky person will win the following:

  1. 28-lb bag of Diamond Naturals Grain-Free, formula of choice
  2. Box of Dogs on a Beach notecards
  3. Dog bone shaped paper clips
  4. Decorative sign
  5. 2014 dogs and puppies calendar
  6. $40 Visa gift card

That’s SIX prizes y’all!

 

Diamond Naturals Giveaway:  6 Prizes Up For Grabs {US} {Ends 11/24}

 

Before you venture off into Rafflecopter wonderland, please consider joining Saving More Than Me, Diamond Pet Foods, Blog Paws, and other pet loving bloggers for #BlogPawsChat. We will all be live tweeting on 11/12/13 from 8-10 pm EST. It’s lots of fun and we’d love to have you!

 

Now, into Rafflecopter wonderland you go.  US residents only. Woof!

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Disclaimer: I love and support Diamond Naturals Pet Food and I recommend their products—-but I am not a veterinarian. Please consult your pet’s health care practitioner if you have questions or concerns about your animal’s diet or health.

About Kimberly--Blog Owner

Kimberly--Blog Owner
Kimberly is the owner and editor of Saving More Than Me.  She started blogging in 2009--one year after receiving a Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis. She lives in Richmond, VA with her husband and five fur kids. If you'd like to learn more about Kimberly {including what subjects her Master's degrees are in}, click here.

54 comments

  1. I learned all of the Diamond Naturals Grain-Free formulas are made with superior animal protein sources and zero grains to optimize digestion and limit exposure to allergy triggers

  2. That their cat food contains NO by products.

  3. I learned that Diamond Pet Foods is a family owned company that was founded in 1970.

  4. I learned that Diamond is audited regularly by a highly respected independent laboratory for food safety, quality and palatability.

  5. I learned that their website lists 18 different places online where you can buy their products. :)

  6. I learned that all of the Diamond Naturals Grain-Free formulas are made with animal protein sources and zero grains to optimize digestion and limit exposure to allergy triggers. I like this for my dog. thank you.

  7. I learned that puppy formulas are often higher in protein and fat than normal adult dog diets. This is because puppies have a higher energy requirement than do adult dogs. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  8. Diamond Premium Adult Dog Food has 435 calories per cup.

  9. A few table scraps are OK for my dog.

  10. I learned that they use dried chicory root as a prebiotic in their grain free food.

  11. I learned that Diamond canned formulas are produced under our direction and quality control oversight by Performance Pet in South Dakota.

  12. Jeana O'donnell-Murphy

    I have a lab in which I would love for him to try the Adult Healthy Mobility Dry
    Dog Food

  13. i learned it was founded in 1970

  14. I learned that it’s soy free, corn free, and wheat free

  15. I have an adult beagle. I very much like the face that the adult food Beef and Sweet Potato lists beef as the number 1 ingredient. Beef is my dog’s favorite meat and I know he would love this high quality dog food.

  16. Diamond Naturals Grain-Free might be a great option for our next food trial for BrainyPup of the skin allergies!

  17. I learned that they don’t use any chemical preservatives which is great!

  18. Angie PreciselyMine

    I learned that it’s fine to mix a dry product and a canned product if you like to feed a mixture to your pet.

  19. Jessica @ OrganicallYou

    I love that their products are soy free and grain free!

  20. was DELIGHTED to learn that all manufacturing is done here in the US, and honestly that another grain-free line of foods even existed! i have 4 cats remaining, and am on SS so it can be hard to afford specialty food with the litter, meds and supplements they all need! was glad to see, also, that there are annual inspections, as well as all the tests they run continually. knock on wood, so far have been lucky enough to have avoided all these truly SCARY recalls!! thanx SO much for the giveaway/contest! =^..^=

  21. I have learned many things about Diamond food products that I actually did not know-
    1. It is cheaper then other grain-free foods
    2. The puppy food has DHA into it (What babies have in their formula to help eyes) which is great to me since my puppies are my babies and I want what is best for them
    3. The food enhances their appearance such as their coat, and this well known fact since I use Diamond is that it also helps dogs with allergies. My one dog cannot eat anything else but Diamond or he loses his hair from itching. He is now much happier
    4. Diamond is soy free, corn free, and wheat free
    5. Diamond has life stages, and different foods for different sizes of dogs for example we have used the 60 plus bag the most since our dogs are much bigger then 60 pounds (minus the pups)
    6. they use real meat in their foods, unlike the name brand foods such as purina the first ingredient is not corn.
    7. Omega fatty acids are in the food for a beautiful skin, and coat, fruits and veggies
    I love Diamond foods over any thing else! A food that finally helps my Billy boy makes me happy! We switched from Dog Chow to Diamond and we notice a difference in all of our dogs!

  22. I learned they have their own plants which are all in the US

  23. I learned that their foods are corn-free, wheat-free, and soy-free!

  24. i learned Diamond Pet Foods owns its own manufacturing facilities. We have four plants, all located in the United States

  25. I learned that the company is family owned and was established in 1970.

  26. I learned dogs and cats get heartworms when they are bitten by a mosquito that is carrying the larvae.

  27. I learned that psychogenic polydipsia is when a dog drinks excessive amounts of water with no medical reason. I change my animals’ water several times a day, there are three large bowls throughout the house so they have access at all times.

  28. I learned I can buy their products at my local Agway.

  29. I learned that you can buy their products on chewy.com.

  30. I learned that Diamond Pet Foods owns its own manufacturing facilities. They have four plants, all located in the United States.

  31. We just found out yesterday that our dog has pretty bad food allergies. After reading about the Diamond Naturals brand I discovered that this is *exactly* the kind of brand our vet recommended. I can’t wait to see the difference in our lab once we switch him over to the Diamond Naturals brand! Thanks :)

  32. They are a family owned company.

  33. i learned that Many people know that chocolate is toxic to dogs, but it is relatively unknown that some dogs may be susceptible to a grape or raisin toxicity

  34. I learned each formula is corn-free, soy-free and wheat-free. I like that the Crunchy Kibble Helps Clean Teeth and Reduce Plaque.

  35. The FAQ section has a lot of good info – I learned if its ok to feed dogs table scraps

  36. I re-tweeted both tweets, but I’m not sure I got the right link.
    Did I do it right?

  37. I learned that they also make cat food products for cats who have food sensitivities as well as dogs!
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  38. All of the Diamond Naturals Grain-Free formulas are made with superior animal protein sources and zero grains to optimize digestion and limit exposure to allergy triggers

  39. I learned that all incoming ingredients are run through a battery of tests, specific for that particular ingredient. These tests are run in the high-tech laboratory that is on site. I also learned that they do a 151 check program.

  40. I learned Nearly half of all pets that are seen in veterinary clinics are overweight or obese.

  41. I learned their food contains natural antioxidants!

  42. I learned that The first ingredient in each formula is real beef, real chicken or real fish

  43. I learned that all their meat is certified hormone and antibiotic free.

  44. I learned that Diamond Naturals makes cat food, I had no idea, I have seen this brand in my local pet store and heard great things about it but I thought it was only for dogs.

  45. I learned that the first ingredient in every formula of Diamond Naturals Grain-Free is animal-sourced protein from trusted sources, for superior taste and nutrition

  46. I learned that everything is Grain-Free

  47. I learned that all of the plants are located here in the USA the main headquarters are in Missouri and the other 3 are located in California.

  48. I learned that the Beef & Sweet Potato Formula for Dogs has natural Fiber ingredient for digestive support. And that beef is the #1 ingredient. Thank you.

  49. I learned Diamond has treats/biscuits as well, I’ve never seen them but I’ll look now.

  50. Awesome post – always glad to hear when pet food companies are putting better policies in place to keep food safe!

  51. I learned that Phytonutrients are nutrients derived from plant material.

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