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Non–Animal-Tested Companion Animal Food

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Non–Animal-Tested Companion Animal Food

If you have animal companions, it is likely you will do whatever you can to ensure their safety and comfort, including feeding them the very best food. What some pet food companies are hiding from consumers, however, is that animals like your own are confined to laboratories and subjected to invasive tests for claims on their products.

We have compiled a list of companies that do not test their pet food on animals and that only carry out palatability tests with companion animals at home. Palatability studies involve feeding animals new formulations to see if they will eat or like them.

The list below outlines the companies that have signed a PETA Statement of Assurance  pledging that they do not conduct, contract out or fund animal tests in the developing, manufacturing, testing or marketing of their products. You are entitled to know if you are giving money to a pet food company that is responsible for the confinement and pain of animals in laboratories – animals  who are just like the ones you care for at home.

One particularly notorious company which has carried out cruel and invasive tests is Iams. This company has a history of animal abuse, including near-constant confinement to barren cages, surgical debarking and the removal of chunks of muscle from dogs' thighs. While Iams have made some improvements in response to an exposé by PETA US as well as campaign pressure from PETA affiliates across the world, they still confine cats and dogs in their own American laboratories for many years to conduct tests. You can learn more about Iams at IamsCruelty.com.

Important Notice: Ever thought about a meat-free diet for your animal companion? Dogs and cats can thrive on appropriate vegetarian and even vegan diets. You can find out more on PETA US' Helping Animals website. Check out more great advice about being an "angel for animals" on those pages.

UK Companies

Almo Nature
020 3332 0087

Ami
02392 45 33 55
(vegetarian/vegan food, available in the UK from www.veggiepets.com)

Antos Ltd
0844 800 9201
(vegetarian dog snacks available)

Applaws Natural Cat & Dog Food
08707 508606

Barker & Barker
01253 811887
(includes vegetarian dog treats)

Barking Heads & Meowing Heads
0808 100 8885

Benevo
02392 45 33 55
(vegetarian/vegan food, available in the UK from Veggie Pets)

Burns Pet Nutrition Ltd 
01554 890482

Cambrian Pet Foods Ltd
01559 384216

CLINIVET ® Nutrition
028 9447 3840

The Co-operative Food

CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds
01745 710470

Europa Pet Foods
0845 658 0987

Feelwell's
0870 977 0044

Forthglade Ltd
01837 83322

Fromm and Eagle Pack
01531 633985

Haith's
0800 298 7054
(bird food)

Healthy Paws
0151 931 3336

Land of Holistic Pets Ltd
0845 373 4120
(vegetarian dog food available)

Laughing Dog
01788 810283

Lily's Kitchen
0845 680 5459

Mariners Choice
01472 867170

Mark and Chappell
01582 583888

My Pet Foods
01227 723816
(rabbit food)

Nature Diet
01362 822320

Organipets
0845 3880935

Pero Pet Foods
0800 917 9697

Pets' Kitchen
01285 711151

Pooch & Mutt
020 8133 7667

Roger Skinner Limited
01379 384 247

Solid Gold Health Products

Supreme Petfoods Limited
01473 823296
(food for rabbits and small animals)

The Dog Deli
01603 860 896

Trophy Pet Foods
01367 240333

V-Dog
02392 45 33 55
(vegan food, available in the UK from www.veggiepets.com)

Vitalin Pet Foods
01765 605156

Yarrah Organic Petfood
(organic food including vegetarian/vegan dog food which can be ordered in the UK from their website)

EU Companies

Almo Nature
+39 010 25 35 400
(available in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Switzerland and the UK)

Anfit AG
+41 71 788 56 90 (available in Switzerland and Germany)

Aniwell
+39 0172 47001
(available in France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium)

Biomill SA
(available in Switzerland and Germany)

Euro Service sas (Denkadog & Denkycat)
+39 (0)143 889638 (Vegetarian - available in: the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, France)

Exclusion
+39 0426 59140
(available in Germany, France, Switzerland, Slovenia, Poland, Estonia, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Croatia, Poland, Finland, Latvia, Greece, Singapore, Japan)

Forza10
+39 0429 / 785401
(available in Italy, France, Spain, Switzerland, Slovenia, Hungary, Germany, the UK, Norway and Latvia)

Perro GmbH
(available in Germany and Austria)

Vivaldi Tiernahrung VertriebsgmbH
+43 2236 48 810
+41 241 10 10
(available in Switzerland, Germany and Austria)

If you know of another companion animal food company which you think should be on this list, please contact the company directly to ask them to get in touch with us.

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