Friday, March 30th begins the observation of Passover, an 8-day Spring celebration of the freedom of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. Through certain rituals, modern day Jews can relive and experience the true freedom their ancestors gained.
From the evening of March 30th through the evening of Saturday April 7th, in recognition of the unleavened bread that the Israelites ate when they left Egypt, Jews do not eat – or keep in their possession – any chametz, or grains that can become chametz. This includes any food or drink that contains even a trace of wheat, barley, rye, oats, spelt or their derivatives.
Because dogs are family members, sharing our homes and mealtimes, joining us in celebrations, and because Jews cannot be in possession of these grains during Passover, we’ve compiled this list of Passover-approved dog foods that are highly recommended for quality, healthfulness, and taste. Remember, recipes sometimes change. Please check your dog’s food labels carefully before feeding.
There are many other dog foods that do not contain grains in them. This is the only HEALTHY Kosher For Passover list. We have eliminated companies with a history of recalls or products that include corn – which although permitted in dog food on Passover – is not ideal for your dogs.
2018 Kosher For Passover Dog Food List
Acana Regionals Grain Free (dry): All grain-free varieties
CANIDAE (dry): Grain Free pureSKY, Grain Free pureLAND, Grain Free pureELEMENTS, Grain Free pureSEA,
Fromm (dry): Grain-Free Salmon Tunalini, Grain Free Game Bird Recipe, Grain Free Surf & Turf
Fromm (canned): Shredded Beef Entrée, Shredded Chicken Entrée, Chicken Pate, Duck & Chicken Pate, Salmon & Chicken Pate
Instinct (dry): Chicken Meal Formula, Duck Meal & Turkey Meal
Instinct (canned): Chicken Formula, Beef Formula, Lamb Formula, Duck Formula
Merrick Grain Free (canned): Grain Free Wingaling, Grain Free Smothered Comfort, Puppy Plate, Grammy’s Pot Pie, Turducken
Natural Balance (dry, L.I.D. Lamb Meal & Brown Rice, L.I.D. L.I.D. Potato & Duck, L.I.D. Sweet Potato & Bison, L.I.D. Sweet Potato & Chicken, L.I.D. Sweet Potato & Fish, L.I.D. Sweet Potato & Venison
Natural Balance (canned): L.I.D. Chicken & Sweet Potato, L.I.D. Duck & Potato, L.I.D. Fish & Sweet Potato, L.I.D. Lamb & Brown Rice, L.I.D. Venison & Sweet Potato
Nutri-Source Grain-Free (dry): Chicken & Pea Formula, Lamb Meal Formula
Orijen (dry): Puppy, Puppy Large, Adult Dog, 6 Fish Dog, Senior
Pure-Vita (dry): Grain-Free varieties
Primal (raw): Beef, Chicken, Duck, Rabbit, Turkey & Sardine
Stella & Chewy’s (raw): Stella’s Super Beef, Chewy’s Chicken, Duck Duck Goose, Dandy Lamb, Surf & Turf, Phenomenal Pheasant, Absolutely Rabbit, Simply Venison, Tantalizing Turkey
Taste of the Wild (dry): High Prairie Puppy, Pacific Stream Puppy, High Prairie Canine, Pacific Stream Canine, Wetlands Canine
Taste of the Wild (canned): High Prairie Canine, Pacific Stream Canine, Wetlands Canine, Sierra Mountain Canine
The Real Meat Company (dry): Beef, Chicken, or Lamb
Wellness Complete Health Grain-Free (dry): Chicken, Lamb, or Whitefish varieties
Wellness Core Grain Free (dry): Original, Reduced Fat, Ocean, Puppy, Wild Game, Small Breed, Large Breed
Wellness Core Hearty Cuts (canned): Beef & Venison, Chicken & Turkey, Whitefish & Salmon, Turkey & Duck
Wellness Core Grain-Free (canned): All varieties
Wellness Petite Entrees (canned): Any grain-free variety
Wellness Simple Limited Ingredient Diet (dry or canned): Any grain-free variety
Wild Calling! (dry): Western Plains Stampede
2018 Kosher For Passover Cat Food List
Blue Wilderness Grain Free (dry): Chicken, Kitten, Duck, Mature, Salmon, Indoor.
Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance (dry): LID Limited Ingredient Diets Dry Cat Formulas
Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance (canned): Ultra Premium Canned Cat Formulas, LID Limited Ingredient Diets Canned Cat Formulas
Fromm (dry): Grain-Free Beef Liváttini Veg, Grain-Free Game Bird Recipe, Grain-Free Salmon Tunachovy, Grain-Free Surf & Turf
Fromm (canned): Chicken, Duck, & Salmon Pâté, Chicken & Salmon Pâté, Duck & Chicken Pâté, Salmon & Tuna Pâté
Instinct (dry): Chicken Meal Formula
Instinct (canned): Chicken Formula, Duck Formula, Rabbit Formula,
Orijen (dry): Cat & Kitten, Six Fish, Regional Red
Solid Gold (canned): Blended Tuna,
Taste of the Wild (dry): Canyon River Feline Formula, Rocky Mountain Feline Formula
Taste of the Wild (canned): Canyon River Feline Formula, Rocky Mountain Feline Formula
Wellness Core Grain Free (dry): Original
Wellness Core Grain Free (canned): Original,
Weruva (canned): All varieties, including classic cans, TruLuxe, Best Feline Friend, Cats in the Kitchen, and Pumpkin Patch Up
There are other Passover-friendly cat foods available in addition to this list. Look for grain-free options or those with rice as the only grain. While corn is an acceptable grain to feed during Passover, it is proven to be an unhealthy ingredient for cats and should be avoided. The Passover-approved cat foods on this list would all make excellent choices for feeding your cat year round, too!