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PawCo’s Vegan Edge: Comparing Top Dog Food Brands


Shopping around for food for your beloved dog can be a stressful situation, whether you’re staring down the aisle at the grocery store or scrolling through the endless options online. How are you supposed to know which brand is best or whether to go for kibble, canned, fresh… or vegan food? To make your decision easier, we’ve compared PawCo with some of the top brands in the industry. Let’s get into it!


Dog Food Categories

Vegan Kibble/Canned Food

  • Halo serves up plant-based nutrition in kibble and canned forms. They’re doing great things with their holistic plant-based recipe and even offer plant-based treats. Their ingredient list is commendable, but the process of creating kibble can often diminish some nutritional value.
  • Natural Balance is well-known for their Limited Ingredient Vegetarian Recipe, offering plant-based nutrition in kibble and canned forms. A simple list of premium ingredients is their forte, but like Halo, the kibble process could be a drawback.
  • Open Farm has a vegan kibble offering with their Kind Earth line. They promise non-GMO fruits and vegetables, along with easily digestible plant-based proteins. It’s a quality option, but the freshness of a non-kibble meal can’t be replicated.

Fresh Animal-Based Food

  • Ollie offers fresh meals and baked kibble using a combo of veggies and animal proteins. Their focus on premium ingredients has won over many dog parents. Still, it’s a no-go for those looking to ditch animal proteins.
  • NomNom also serves up animal-based dog food made with high-quality ingredients. Fresh and nutritious are their middle names, but again, this isn’t the best fit for those leaning towards plant-based.
  • The Farmer’s Dog stands out for its fresh, human-grade ingredients tailored to each pet’s dietary needs. Convenience is key with their subscription service. However, their meals are still based on animal proteins, which might not be preferred by all dog parents.

Fresh Vegan Food

  • Just Food For Dogs has a single vegan product: their fresh Tofu and Quinoa Recipe. Simplicity is their game, and they play it well, though some might desire a broader range of vegan options.
  • And then there’s PawCo. We create fresh vegan dog food developed by certified food scientists and animal nutritionists, utilizing our proprietary plant-based meat—GreenMeat™. Our meals are not just vegan; they are nutritionally complete, taste-tested, and loved by dogs. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves—more on PawCo later.


Benefits of Fresh Vegan Dog Food

Fresh vegan dog food is an exciting field with benefits that are hard to ignore. It’s not only easier for our four-legged buddies to digest but also brimming with nutrients that enhance their overall health. A vegan diet can be a game-changer, especially for dogs with food sensitivities or allergies. And let’s not forget the study by Dr. Andrew Knight, which suggests that a vegan diet might be the healthiest option for our dogs, or the University of Guelph study that found that putting your dog on a plant-based diet could extend their expected lifespan by as much as 18 months. Who can argue with science?


What Sets PawCo Apart

Now, here’s the meat of the matter, or in our case, the plant-based meat: what makes PawCo stand out?

  • GreenMeat™: PawCo’s meals feature GreenMeat™, a revolutionary plant-based meat formulated for dogs. It’s formulated by board-certified animal nutritionists and food scientists, made with top-tier plant and yeast proteins, and it’s not just a protein source—it’s a nutritionally complete meal for dogs.
  • Exceeding AAFCO Standards: Our team works tirelessly to exceed AAFCO standards. Every PawCo meal contains all the nutrients your furry friend needs and is balanced and optimized for your dog’s health.
  • Taste Test Results: Pooches love us! Our internal taste tests have shown that dogs find our meals delicious. If you’ve ever had to convince a picky eater to try something new, you’ll know how big of a deal this is!
  • Customizable Subscription Plans: At PawCo, we understand that every dog is unique. Our subscription plans are tailored to your dog’s size, age, and breed. We believe in fueling your dog with the nutrition they need, not a one-size-fits-all approach. We also offer four different recipes, each with different flavors and health benefits to suit your dog’s needs.
  • Sustainable Packaging and Easy Storage: Our commitment extends to the planet. PawCo’s meals are sent out frozen in recyclable shipping boxes. Once they arrive at your place, our meals can be stored in the freezer for up to a cool nine months. Once thawed, they keep for up to five days in the refrigerator.



Comparing PawCo with other top dog food brands, it becomes clear why we’re ahead of the pack. From our proprietary GreenMeat™ to customizable meal plans and sustainable shipping, PawCo is committed to providing the best for your dog while caring for our planet. So, why settle for anything less than PawCo, the best friend of your best friend?

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