Is California Natural Dog Food Good For Dog Food Allergies?

California Natural dog foodCalifornia Natural dog food is a brand of dog food specially formulated to help with allergy symptoms by the Natura Pet Products company. They have several other brands, including the much raved about Karma Organic dog food, Innova Holistic dog health food, EVO grain-free dog food, and Mother Nature Natural dog biscuits.

The Future of Natura

Natura, the company that makes California Natural, EVO, Innova, and Karma, was purchased by conglomerate super-giant Proctor & Gamble in June 2010.

This has many people feeling unsure if the superior quality of these dog food brands will continue, or go the same substandard ways as Iams and Eukabana did after P&G purchased them. Natura insists they are still in control and run the everyday operations as a separate business unit. Manufacturing still resides in its original plant, and they are still committed to bringing you the best dog food.

I will keep an eye out for reviews and problems to see if Natura really is still in control. If Natura does end up becoming just another low grade dog food, all brands and references will be taken off this site.

The Food & the Company

The California Natural dog food brand is designed to help dogs with allergy problems by providing a superior limited ingredient dog food. They use only natural ingredients and add essential vitamins and minerals to provide a complete and balanced dog food. You will find zero artificial flavorings, colorings, or preservatives in their dog food. Artificial ingredients cause many of the allergy symptoms that are plaguing our dogs.

California Naturals offers several different types of limited ingredient meals, including grain-free, adult, senior, and puppy formulations, as well as limited ingredient dog treats. Limited ingredients is an important type of dog food to feed if your dog is having dog food allergy problems, as this type of dog food helps isolate your dog from offending ingredients.

The protein options include chicken, lamb, venison, herring for dry dog foods, and adds salmon in as a protein choice with wet dog foods. Carbohydrate choices include rice, sweet potato, and peas. With this variety of choices, you should have no problem finding the right one, two, or even three flavor combination that agree with your dog. With all of these options in California Naturals dog food, you should be able to find one that works well for your dog.

You can tell a lot about a company by how open they are about their processing and their ingredients. Natura Pet Products boast about their manufacturing facilities which has certifications from ISO Quality Management System, American Institute of Baking, USDA Organic Production (for Karma brand), and is USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Registered. Natura, and California Natural pet food, take their business seriously.

California dog food and Karma dog food follow very strict food manufacturing guidelines and strive to be the benchmark company that other dog foods are compared to when looking for the healthiest dog food.

California Natural Products

California Natural has several products to choose from, including an adult formula, puppy formula, canned dog food, grain-free formula, and natural health bars (dog treat).

California Natural Adult Dry Dog Food

California Natural dog foodCalifornia Natural Adult Dry Dog Food provides some of the highest quality ingredients you will find in dog foods. Their adult formula is both easy to digest, rich in natural nutrients, and dogs love the taste. The philosophy is that whole and minimally processed ingredients are important for a healthy dog. These foods contain single protein sources and focus on fatty acid content and balance, and come in the following ingredient combination:

  • Lamb & Rice
  • Chicken & Rice
  • Herring & Sweet Potato

California Natural Puppy Dry Dog Food

California Natural Puppy Dry Dog Food
California Natural Puppy Food is formulated to meet the special nutritional needs of a puppy, and can be used from the time your puppy is weened to around 1 to 1 1/2 years old. This puppy food is made with highly digestible ingredients to help with any food intolerance/allergy issues, and comes in two combination:

  • Lamb & Rice
  • Chicken & Rice

California Natural Canned Dog Food

<California Natural Adult Canned Dog Food
If you prefer canned dog foods over dry, California Natural also has 3 ingredient combinations available for your dog. These dog foods use pure and simple recipes of lean meats and high quality ingredients to keep your dog at their optimum health. Like the dry dog foods, their is only one, high quality, meat source and meets the dietary needs of dogs with food intolerance or food allergy.

  • Chicken & Brown Rice
  • Salmon & Sweet Potato


California Natural Grain-free Dry Dog Food

California Natural Grain-free Dry Dog Food
California Natural Grain Free Formula Adult Dry Dog Food is carefully made with ingredients that are specifically selected to be tasty, easy to digest, nutrient rich and grain free. With a single meat source, and peas and potatoes rather than grains, which many dogs just can’t tolerate, this dog food is also packed with omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids for superior skin and coat health.

  • Chicken
  • Lamb
  • Venison


California Natural Health Bars

California Natural HealthBars
Most pet owners don’t realize just how bad most dog treats are for their dogs. Wheat is usually the first and primary ingredient, along with other ingredients that are really just junk food for your dog. California Natural HealthBars are made with lamb meal, rice, and oatmeal. Flaxseed meal is also added and is a rich source of essential fatty acids. But most important, your dog will love the taste!