We provide a review of Newman’s Own Pet Food this month…

Newman’s Own Pet Food

Meal meal ingredients (example chicken meal) are made with muscle meat only, no internal organs or bones; fish meal is preserved with Vitamin E.  Newman’s Own stated pet foods are GMO free.  For more information on Newman’s Own Organics Pet Food visit http://www.newmansownorganics.com/pet/home/


Newman’s Own Organics Adult Dog Food Dry


Petsumer Report Rating: five paw print

Pledge to Quality and Origin: Xmark-e1366300177237No Pledge Provided


Chicken, Organic Barley, Organic Oats, Organic Peas, Chicken Meal, Organic Sorghum, Organic Soybean Meal, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Organic Brown Rice, Organic Millet, Organic Rice, Organic Flax Seed, Dicalcium Phosphate, Organic Carrots, Natural Flavors, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Dried Kelp, Parsley, Zinc Amino Acid Complex (Source of Chelated Zinc), Choline Chloride, Iron Amino Acid Complex (Source of Chelated Iron), Vitamin E Supplement, Rosemary Extract, Manganese Amino Acid Complex (Source of Chelated Manganese), Lecithin, Copper Amino Acid Complex (Source of Chelated Copper), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Ascorbic Acid (Source of Vitamin C), Ribof lavin, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamin Hydrochloride, Biotin, Cobalt Proteinate (Source of Chelated Cobalt), Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide (Source of Iodine), Sodium Selenite, Dehydrated Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dehydrated Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Product, Dehydrated Bifidobacterium Thermophilum Fermentation Product, Dehydrated Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product.

Crude Protein: 21% minimum Crude Fat: 12% minimum
Crude Fiber: 4.5% Moisture: 10%
Calories: 397  kcal/per cup


Ingredient Quality:

The Newman’s Own Customer Service representative stated ingredients are human grade, no confirmation provided if ingredients are USDA inspected and approved.

Country of Origin:

Company stated ingredients are sourced from the U.S.  No information provided to country of origin of supplements.

Risk Ingredients:

Contains Sodium Selenite.

Manufactured by:

No information provided to where foods are manufactured.

Shelf Life:

Manufacturer states shelf life is 2 years; this would mean the ‘Best by’ date on the packaging is 2 years past the date the food was made (method for the consumer to determine how fresh or old the food is).



  • The Newman’s Own Pet Food Representative stated ingredients are human quality/grade
  • The mineral listings read to be chelated or proteinated (for better mineral absorption).
  • Contains flaxseed, kelp – health promoting ingredients.


  • Contains Sodium Selenite – potential risk form of selenium.
  • This food does include probiotics (friendly bacteria that benefits the intestinal system and in turn the immune system of the pet), however they are not listed in the Guaranteed Analysis (no company guarantee bacteria is viable).

Learn More:

Many pet foods include sodium selenite in their recipes, this pet food has chosen this ingredient as well. High levels of sodium selenite (human error) can be deadly. Click Here to learn more about selenium.

This pet food contains a meat meal ingredients such as Chicken Meal.  This company includes uses muscle meat only in meat meal ingredients.  High level of bone in some meat meal ingredients is linked to high levels of fluoride; high levels of fluoride is linked to bone cancer. Click Here to learn more about meat meal ingredients.




Wishing you and your pet(s) the best,

Susan Thixton
Pet Food Safety Advocate
Author Buyer Beware, Co-Author Dinner PAWsible
Association for Truth in Pet Food

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