Traveling Dog Lady: #DiamondNaturals commitment to food safety... and a gift basket #Giveaway!

Friday, November 1, 2013

#DiamondNaturals commitment to food safety... and a gift basket #Giveaway!

This post is sponsored by Diamond Naturals on behalf of the BlogPaws Blogger Network (link to http://network.blogpaws.com/). I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Diamond Naturals Grain Free dog food, but k2k9 only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Diamond Naturals is not responsible for the content of this article.

Enter our prize GIVEAWAY between now and November 15th for a chance to get THIS groovy gift basket (or similar) from k2k9 courtesy of Diamond Naturals!  The gift basket includes:


  • 28lb bag of Diamond Naturals Grain-Free, formula of choice
  • Box of Dogs on a Beach notecards
  • Dog bone shaped paper clips
  • Decorative sign
  • 2014 dogs and puppies calendar
  • $40 Visa gift card. 

The Rafflecopter entry form is below! (and please Tweet and re-Tweet and share so everyone gets a chance).  You can enter once a day, and some of the questions are mandatory for your entry.

Charlie Brown says "Hey, you're giving away all those great prizes to some lucky human? Wow!"
Cooper is just trying to figure out how to get away with chewing on some firewood.

And now for a little bit more information on Diamond Naturals and Diamond Pet Foods.

Diamond Pet Foods is committed to safe food manufacturing and processing, and that's appealing to any pet parent.  Did you know that the company is family-owned and privately-held? Just like the company I work for!  And just like our family-owned and privately-held business, Diamond Pet Foods prides itself on only manufacturing dog food that the company's owners would feed their own pets. Quite honestly, I'd much rather do business with a "mom and pop" company (even a big, successful one) than a publicly-shared organization, wouldn't you? 

Stating "nothing is more important than" the safety of its products, Diamond Pet Foods adheres to stringent and scientifically-advanced food safety protocols.  Raw materials are constantly monitored and tested for things like mycotoxin, oxidative stability, ingredient nutritional tests and finished product nutritional tests.  All employees are also trained for safety. The company's air quality and water quality systems and state-of-the-art facilities are second to none.



  Leading-edge manufacturing technologies have been incorporated into the Diamond Pet Foods manufacturing plants to ensure a safe, 
high-quality product is produced. This technology includes equipping each production area with HEPA®-filtered and ozone air-treated 
handling units to ensure clean, treated air is utilized in segregated zones. 

A "test-and-hold" program provides very strict standards before a product is released into distribution.  No product manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods is released into distribution without passing the Test and Hold Program, in which product tests are conducted by a certified, independent lab.  (No, not a Labrador Retriever... a laboratory, silly!).  Tests are conducted on samples that are collected hourly, and every sample is kept for a time equal to the guaranteed shelf life of the product, typically 12 months.


                                                                      The Diamond Pet Foods facilities incorporate the latest technology and manufacturing processes. 
                                     Every step of the process is carefully monitored, tracked and measured to ensure the quality and safety of every product made. 

Made in America, by American workers, Diamond Pet Foods has four manufacturing facilities, all located in the U.S.:  Missouri, South Carolina, and two in California.  Employees are offered a great benefits package and the company boasts a very low turnover rate (hey, family-owned businesses are like that!).

You can find out more about Diamond Naturals at their web site , or follow Diamond Naturals on Facebook or on Twitter @diamondnaturals_dngf.  




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90 comments:

  1. Yep - we try to use grain free food whenever we can!

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  2. I learned that the food is manufactured in the us!

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  3. Yes, we feed grain free food. Have been ever since our first pup got cancer. :(

    Great gift bundle!

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  4. I learned that the first ingredient is real meat

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  5. We just switched to Grain Free for our Jozi due to a possible food allergy and she is not itching much anymore....grain free is the way to go!

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  6. We just switched to Grain Free for our Jozi due to a possible food allergy and she is not itching much anymore....grain free is the way to go!

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  7. Yes, one of our dogs is allergic to grains, so they all get get grain free now

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  8. Yes, one of our dogs is allergic to grains, so they all get get grain free now

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  9. I learned that they do a 151 Check Program....141 Ingredient Tests.
    10 Final Product Checks.
    Zero Compromises

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  10. I learned their products have antioxidants!

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  11. Yes I do whenever possible!

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  12. Yes I use grain-free food for my dog.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  13. I learned Glucosamine and chondroitin are added to help support healthy joints.

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  14. I try and use grain free as much as I can but my dog isnt finding one he likes!

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  15. I learned that they are madee in the USA one plant is in MO nd the other 3 in CA.

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  16. I learned they use sweet potatoes as part of their veggies

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  17. I learned...a protein-based diet free of grains more closely mimics their ancestral beginnings

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  18. I learned DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is added to Diamond Naturals Puppy formulas, Diamond Naturals Kitten Formula and Diamond Naturals Active Cat to help promote proper brain and vision development.

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  19. Yes I use grain free foods for my dog.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  20. I do whenever I can afford to

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  21. I learned that they make both cat and dog food

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  22. Yes, because she scratches really bad if it is not grain free. Hewr vet said to use grain-free food.
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  23. I learned they also have cat products! I could use those!
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  24. I tweeted
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  25. I learned the Diamond products for cats come in Duck flavor

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  26. I do use grain free food for my dog

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  27. I try to feed grain free when I can afford it
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  28. I learned that all the food has the first ingredient as rel meat

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  29. I learned that by AAFCO regulations, the guaranteed analysis is only required to list four nutrients: crude protein, crude fat, crude fiber and moisture.
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  30. We have been using grain free dog food for a long time on the recommendation of our vet.
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  32. I haven't used grain free treats yet.

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  33. Great post and its cool that it is made in the USA!

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  34. I learned they offer both canned and dry varieties

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  35. I learned your don't need to supplement with this dog food

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  36. I try to feed grain free when I can find it
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  37. I learned there is both wet and dry formulas
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  38. I learned theres vitamin e in their products

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  39. Yes ive used grain free before

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  40. they make sure to add higher than necessary levels of these particular nutrients so that the finished product provides optimal nutrition and meets our guarantees.

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  41. I feed both my cats and my dog grain free foods. I think it is healthier.
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  42. I follow Diamond Naturals on Facebook.
    And I learned that dogs are able to digest grains, but their bodies don't break down grains as efficiently as they do proteins and fats.
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  43. I tweeted
    https://twitter.com/MsCarolsueA/status/399853006469865472
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  44. yes we do use grain free

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  45. i learned flax seed is also in their grain free products

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  46. No I havent used grain free before

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  47. I learned that cats/dogs naturally prefer protein based foods

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  48. No we havent tried grain free yet..

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  49. I learned that Glucosamine and chondroitin are added to help support healthy joints. (which is a good thing)

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  50. i learned all of their manufacturing facilities are us based

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  51. i do use grain free foods 11.12

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  52. I try to use grain free foods whenever possible

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  53. I learned that the food is from 'start to finish' in America

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  54. I try to use grain free foods whenever possible

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  55. Yes, I feed grain free food to my dogs and most of the time pure meat treats.

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  56. I learned that Diamond uses certified antibiotic free meat for their food!

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  57. Yes, we have recently started feeding our dog grain free food because it was determined that he was allergic to other kinds of food.
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  58. I learned they do not add an ingredient called ash to the food, but their foods (and all other pet foods out there as well) do contain ash.
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  59. No we havent tried grain free yet..

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  60. I learned that this formula can keep my dog lean and healthy

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  61. yes we do use grain free

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  62. I learned they include real meat in their products

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  63. 11/12- Yes I use grain-free food for my dog.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  64. I have been using grain free for a little while now, one of my dogs can't have food with grains, so they all get grain free now

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  65. I learned they use reverse osmosis to take out organic chemicals

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  66. No we havent tried grain free yet

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  67. I learned many animals like people are sensitive to grains

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  68. I learned their products are good for food sensitive dogs

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  69. Yes we try to use grain free when we can

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  70. I learned dogs bodies can digest grains just not efficiently as other proteins

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  71. Yes we try to use grain free when we can

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  72. I learned All of the Diamond Naturals Grain-Free formulas are made with superior animal protein sources and zero grains to optimize digestion and limit exposure to allergy triggers.

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  73. Yes I use grain-free food and treats for my dog.

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  74. No i havent used grain free yet

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  75. Real meat is what they use as the very first ingrediet is what I learned

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  76. I haven't found a grain free treat they like yet, but we are looking

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  77. I learned they also make Cat food, I like that.

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  78. I don't but I have thought about giving him grain free

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  79. yes I use grain free for my dog!

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  80. I learned their business is family run and operated

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  81. I learned The first ingredient in every formula of Diamond Naturals Grain-Free is animal-sourced protein from trusted sources, for superior taste and nutrition.

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  82. Yes I use grain-free food and treats for my dogs.

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