Friday, April 19th 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 April 19th through the evening of Saturday April 27th, 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.

 

2019 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,
Farmina N & D (dry): all grain-free varieties
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 (Frozen Raw, Freeze-Dried Raw): Grain-free varieties
Stella & Chewy’s Raw Blend (dry): All varieties
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
Zignature (dry or canned): All limited ingredient grain-free formulas.

Treats!

We have many dog and cat treats that are 100% meat, fruit or vegetable that will meet the requirement of Kosher for Passover.

 

Questions & Answers About Feeding Your Pets During Passover

Still not sure if your pet’s food is acceptable during Passover? Star-K provided answers to commonly asked questions.

Are “grain-free” pet foods acceptable?
A. There has been a proliferation of “grain-free” dog and cat foods on the market. While we still recommend checking the ingredient panel on those foods, they are a good place to start your search for an appropriate food.
Q. Is it necessary to buy a new food bowl for your pet for Pesach?
A. No. However, the bowl used year-round should be thoroughly cleaned before Pesach.
Q. If I am going away for Pesach, what should I do with my fish?
A. Vacation blocks often have chometz. One can purchase a block without chometz or use an automatic fish feeder and fill it with non-chometz food.
Q. During a Pesach visit to the zoo, may one purchase the animal feed?
A. No. This feed is often chometz and should not be purchased or fed to the animals during Pesach.
Q. Must pet food with chometz be put away and sold before Pesach?
A. Yes.
Q. Can kitniyos, such as rice and beans, be fed to animals on Pesach?
A. Yes.
Q. What are some common chometz ingredients in pet food?
A. Wheat (cracked, flour, germ, gluten, ground, groats, middlings, starch), barley (cracked, flour), oats (flour, groats, hulled), pasta, rye, and brewer’s dried yeast. Any questionable ingredient should be reviewed by a competent rabbinic authority.
Q. What are some common ingredients which may be kitniyos but are permitted in pet food?
A. Beans, buckwheat, brewer’s rice, corn, grain sorghum (milo), millet, peanuts, peas, rice, sesame, soybeans, soy flour, and sunflower.
Q. Is pet food “with gravy” permitted?
A. Most often gravy contains chometz. Read the ingredient panel carefully.
Q. Are the vitamins or minerals in pet food chometz?
A. They may be chometz, but are batel (nullified) due to the small amount added.

 

Kosher for Passover Cat Foods 2019

April 19th 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 have the ability to relive and experience the true freedom their ancestors gained.

From the evening of April 19th through the evening of April 27th, 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 cats 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 cat foods that are highly recommended for quality, healthfulness, and taste.   Remember, recipes sometimes change. Please check your cat’s food labels carefully before feeding.

Please note. There are many other cat 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 cat food on Passover – is not healthy for your cats.

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
Halo Grain Free (dry):Chicken and Chicken Liver Recipe for Kittens, Wild Salmon and Whitefish Recipe for Kittens, Healthy Weight Grain Free Chicken and Chicken Liver Recipe for Indoor Cats, Healthy Weight Grain Free Game Bird Medley for Indoor Cats, Healthy Weight Grain Free Wild Salmon and Whitefish Recipe for Indoor Cats
Instinct (dry): Chicken Meal Formula
Instinct (canned): Chicken Formula, Duck Formula, Rabbit Formula,
Natural Balance (dry):  LID Limited Ingredient Diets Dry Cat Formulas
Natural Balance (canned): Ultra Premium Canned Cat Formulas, LID Limited Ingredient Diets Canned Cat Formulas
Orijen (dry): Cat & Kitten, Six Fish, Regional Red
Pure-Vita (dry): Grain-Free varieties
Solid Gold (canned): Blended Tuna,
Stella & Chewy’s (Frozen Raw, Freeze-Dried Raw): Grain-free varieties
Stella & Chewy’s Raw Blend (dry): All varieties
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
Tiki Cat: After Dark (Minus Pork Recipe)
Tiki Cat Luau and Grill (Minus Koolina Chicken with Egg)
Tiki Cat Aloha Friends (Minus Chicken with Pumpkin and Egg Recipe)
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!

 

 

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