The United States has an impressive pet population and has the largest pet food market. According to GfK analysis, global pet food retail sales grew 4% in 2015, roughly US$70 billion. At 2016 Global Pet Expo, named Greatest Show on Earth by trade show, I visited several of Sugar’s favorite pet food brands. I’ve narrowed it down to 10 pet food brands, showcasing their new dog treats and/or dog food.
Tasty Dog Treats and Dog Food at Global Pet Expo
1. CARU – Nourish with Love: Exciting new three dog treats made with Alligator, Wild Boar and Rabbit. Your dog will love these grain-free, single source protein treats, which also includes superfoods blueberries
CARU‘s new two dog stew flavors – Real Lamb and Chicken with Duck are made without white potatoes.
Wow! to CARU’s ready to serve 100% human grade ingredients bone broth for dogs (and cats too).
2. Bravo – Bravo is known for their raw food. New this year, Bravo canned dog food (and cats too). Made with real meat as the No. 1 ingredient. If your dog prefers wet food, Bravo canned foods are grain and gluten free which includes healthy ingredients such as cranberries, turmeric and dried green lipped mussel.
Sugar can’t wait to taste Bravo’s six flavors: Beef, Chicken, Turkey, Chicken & Liver, Beef, Turkey & Liver, and Rabbit, Pork & Liver Canine canned food. These are 100% nutritionally complete and balanced for dogs of all life stages. Pet Business Magazine awarded Bravo Pet Food for their Canine Cafe canned food.
3. WellPet – “Unconditional Love Uncompromising Nutrition” got lots of new tasty treats: 1) Wellness grain free Crunchy WellBites, Soft WellBites, and Marrow Roasts.
2) Holistic Select baked Probiotic Drizzles. Oh! I had to bring a bag of Banana Drizzles to Sugar, and she loved it! These treats will be available this Summer and Sugar is so happy to be the first one to taste it! Golden Delish!
4. Loving Pets – Another treat that Sugar can’t wait to taste, Puffsters Banana & Chicken. These are Natural Air-Puffed Snack Chips. Love Loving Pet‘s Totally Grainless dog treats which include dental care chew treats made with chicken and peanut butter.
5. WHIMZEES – Sugar’s favorite dental chews. New this year is a BOX of WHIMZEES! I was told it will be available at Petco. Golden Congrats to WHIMZEES team for winning 2016 Global Pet Expo 2nd Place Natural Pet for WHIMZEES Variety Value Box.
6. BIXBI – It’s impossible not to see BIXBI Global Pet booth. Love their display layout and have the biggest dog food bag, freeze-dried RAWBBLE. BIXBI’s powdered health supplement treats are 100% USA made and USDA certified organic. A supplement I would like to try for Sugar.
7. Barkworthies is known for their bully sticks and other chews and follows the philosophy of ““Naturally Healthy. Naturally Happy.” Sugar loves their odor free bully sticks.
Barkworthies launched Chews Rescue Shelter Program, a 2-month Facebook campaign to support rescue animals! They have partnered with a local animal shelter, Richmond Animal League, to award them a $10,000 Donation. Visit Barkworthies FB Page to share photos and stories of your adopted pet. Campaign ends on April 30th.
8. Zukes – Coming Soon! Zukes dog food with high-quality meat, fish or poultry and dried vegetables and fruits. The two grain-free blends are: Crunchy Blend and Adventure Tender Blend. Each variety is free of wheat, corn, soy, and artificial preservatives.
9. Petcurean – “TREAT other as you’s Like to be Treated” New SPIKE dog treats – 4 Jerky treats made with quality premium protein like grass-fed venison, cage-free duck, cage-free turkey and catfish. Each of the jerky treats contains superfoods like chia, pomegranate, and kale. Sugar can’t wait to taste the catfish.
10. Merrick – Seasonal dog food Hero’s Banquet is made with turkey, chicken, sweet potatoes, carrots and pears.
For every can of Hero’s Banquet sold, Merrick Pet Care will make a donation to K9s For Warriors, supporting their mission of pairing specially trained rescue dogs with veterans suffering from PTSD, post-traumatic stress disability.
In the coming months, Sugar will be reviewing some of these tasty dog treats and dog food.