“I started both my senior cat (21) and dog (16) on Darwin's Natural Selections about 8 months ago. They transitioned from what I thought was good quality (commercial) food within a week, they loved Darwin's right away. I have seen their energy improve, happiness increased, my dog lost weight (I could only assume he was bloated from all the carbohydrates in the commercial food), and his chronic ear infections were completely cleared up within a few months saving me hundreds at the Vet! They deliver all the food for the entire month to my doorstep and feeding is super easy. Customer support is excellent and very responsive. This company tells the truth about what is in the food and explains/educates on feeding raw. Randolph, Mabel and I are super happy we found Darwin's and highly recommend and hope more people feed their pets this way!”
“I am so grateful for Darwin's! My vet convinced me to try it for my IBS cat. Nothing else I had tried helped her. Thanks to Darwin's she is happy and healthy. I also appreciate the convenient shipping and great customer service.”
- Erin Y
My Two Cat's Have Been Doing Really Well on Darwin's
“My two cat's have been doing really well on Darwin's for over a year now. My male struggles with weight, and simply cannot eat any dry food or else he puffs up. He turned his nose up at the dozens of brands of canned food that I've tried, but he and my female cat go nuts for Darwin's chicken and turkey recipes! They scream and run laps around my feet while I prepare their breakfast and dinner every day. I love that the raw food keeps litter box odors down too. The customer service team is a pleasure to work with any time I've had a question or concern.”
It added more time to my Dog that had Cancer. She was given One month and I had her for 8. The vet was amazed since I refused to have her jaw cut off. I just couldn’t do it. She lived to be 13My cat prefers it over “high quality dry food” she is still a picky eater but will alway go for Darwin’s raw over anything else.She is 15 and went from 8 lbs back up to a solid 10lbs when she stared Darwin’s. So thankful I discovered them.
I’ve been very happy with this product for my dog, who is ironically also named Darwin (I teach evolutionary biology). His coat is shiny and he’s in top condition—so much so that last week, he won the championship race for his little short-legged breed in the Tri-State area. Everyone always thinks of Basset Hounds as being lazy, but they are athletic sport hunting dogs who love to run for miles if you keep them in fit condition. As a doctor, I’m not going to put a bunch of processed, carcinogenic garbage into my baby’s body, and as an evolutionary biologist, I think it is important to best approximate any animal’s ancestral balanced diet. I researched dietary options and decided on raw diet, but after trying to source, cut up, and prepare my own raw meats, I found it messy and inconvenient! Now, I feed a mix of freeze-dried raw, Darwin’s, and fresh fruits/veggies/herbs chopped into it (that’s what is shown in the picture). My freezer has next to no room now, but I think that’s a small price to pay for my dog’s glowing health. He has literally stopped traffic, with people stopping cars in the street to ask me what I feed my dog—“He looks incredible.” Anyway, thanks, from one Darwin to another. PS: How am I the first to comment on your company’s sense of humor, calling the line of products “Intelligent Design”?? 😆 Love it.
Outstanding customer service. Our dog Sadie was recently diagnosed with bladder cancer. She really likes the ID cancer blend. I spoke with both George and Daisy to get my order started. What a top notch team!
I’m always skeptical when I read a review like this but I assure you I’m a real person with a real experience and I absolutely believe that Darwin’s kidney diet saved my dogs life. Milo was diagnosed with stage three kidney disease about four months ago and stopped eating dog food altogether. We tried home cooking but he didn’t have an appetite for anything but treats for over a month and his condition worsened. I tried five or six different kidney diet brands which he wouldn’t touch and then I discovered Darwin’s during one of my many internet searches to find yet another food to try. He very surprisingly took to the Darwin’s right away and was eating actual food for the first time in quite a while. His energy improved within days and recent blood and urine tests have improved so much that our veterinarian is almost in disbelief. He’s been eating the kidney diet now for about three months and has been downgraded to stage two kidney disease and his urine protein loss went from 7.0 to 1.5 and our vet said that it’s great if it ever even decreases by half. We have done nothing different with medication or otherwise, I contribute this all to his new diet and couldn’t be happier. Milo is 15 1/2 and is healthier and happier then he’s been in over a year.
Our older cat that we recently adopted was having hairball/vomiting issues and possibly has IBD. We tried everything, including top shelf expensive wet food, to hairball control food. We haven't switched completely to raw yet, but his issues are much more controlled with his diet being majority from Darwin's Natural! We are happy that we aren't cleaning up vomit all the time, and he is happy and enjoys the food!
Started my cat on their blends and the change is incredible! Will continue to purchase their cat food as my dogs are already raw fed with a homemade blend! Great customer service, you just can’t go wrong with this company!
Wonderful food for your dog or cat. Reasonably priced, really not much more than it cost me to make it myself. My dogs love the food and they are healthier than they have ever been. Customer service is awesome, my shipments arrive on time and always frozen. I highly recommend Darwin's Natural Pet Products.
I feed my two dogs and my cat these meals, as does my mother, and other family members!! These meals are amazing! They truly brought the spring back to these old doggies and kitties. They love the meals and I even have a dog that is immune compromised as he was malnourished as a puppy when we rescued him. He goes ga-ga for the food. I can't give him enough. I add some other veggies to it to help him slow down and feel fuller. He has had NO troubles with the meals or anything!!! Even when there was a concern about the meals he had eaten and the FDA's concern is for the human aspect of it, he had no troubles and I had no troubles. My cat has even LOST his excess weight!! He was not happy about it at first, but he is doing so much better!!! This is not poison, but it is not for everyone. If you want to find out more about it, check it out. You will not be sorry for doing your research!!
I love that this is such a kind company and that they source the highest quality ingredients. My two kitties love Darwin's!!!! Every time I have called into customer service I always get a caring and kind hearted individual. This means a lot to me. It makes me feel like the company takes care of their employees and also their clients. I love being able to feed my lovlies raw and Darwin's makes it so easy and affordable. This recent FDA warning I am not taking to heart. This is a phenomenal company.
Excellent product. Speaking as a (human) nutritionist, it doesn't get much better than this! Go for their "trial" offer. All are from very low carbohydrate to ZERO carbohydrate, so you can't go wrong! Remember that My group supports this company 100% - there are now almost 8,000 members whose cats and dogs have been sickened and/or killed by PURINA PET FOODS. Many of us feed Darwin's with absolutely NO issues. Clue - what to avoid in commercial pet food; these are the WORST - "ANIMAL FAT", "BYPRODUCTS", "MEAT AND BONE MEAL", "MEALS", CORN, SOY, CANOLA, GRAINS, and preferably PULSES/LEGUMES as they are pro-inflammatory and are NOT complete proteins for your carnivores! On the issue of the FDA they are in bed with BIG AG (think Monsanto/Syngenta) and with BIG FOOD/PET FOOD (again, think Nestle and the other global corporations), AS WELL AS "BIG PHARMA". Don't believe me? Google "FDA REVOLVING DOOR" and find HUNDREDS of articles out there! They have been going at "The Little Guys", including producers of raw pet food for many years, in favour of the "Big Five". Oh, and 75% of raw chicken that YOU buy from the store is contaminated with Salmonella and/or Listeria - bet you didn't know that! AND 25% of America's layers have salmonella-infected ovaries. Unless a cat or dog is immuno-suppressed, they handle salmonella just fine, due to incredibly powerful stomach acids, but we humans MUST make sure that we wash hands every time we handle raw chicken, and cook it to at least 170 F to kill bacteria! SEARCH FOR "Is BENEFUL by Purina KILLING or SICKENING Dogs? Post YOUR Story!" for more info on species-appropriate feeding. Cat and dog owners are all welcome! http://ahrp.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Monsanto-FDA-Revolving-Door.jpg
My 15-year-old beagle loves Darwin’s! She is never ill and her fur is so soft and beautiful now. She hasn’t had fleas since she started eating Darwin’s, either. It’s totally worth the money (and not as expensive as you might think!)
The food is great, my cats love it, top quality and no fillers and I believe it's GMO free too! So many crappy foods on the market that claim to be "natural" when in reality they are designed to make animals sick so the pharma companies who own most of the food companies, can double dip and make a lot of cash! Darwins isn't owned by big Pharma and they want your pets to live a long healthy life and to me that all starts with the food they eat and the water they drink, just like humans!
Wed., March 27, 2019 - - I've been feeding Darwins for the past 4 yrs and our 3 dogs health has GREATLY improved. Whenever I have a question or concern, I email them and they either call me or email me promptly. Whenever there's been a so-called "recall", Darwin's notifies their customers via email immediately. They have an EXCELLENT tracking system and know exactly which products were sent to each specific customer. Darwin's believes in manufacturing their raw food diets in the best appropriate way for our pets health. They do NOT conform to what "others" think; Darwin's does what's RIGHT. When it comes to protecting their customers' personal information, Darwin's again stands out and above the rest. They will NOT compromise their customers for any reason, no matter what!! What more can we, as consumers, ask for from a company? Darwin's has always been honest, prompt, courteous and very informative when I've had questions. They don't "cover up" anything just to make me feel good. They tell me the truth!! When it comes to pet foods, there are only TWO sources I trust....(1) Darwin's and (2) Susan Thixton of truthaboutpetfood.com If you REALLY want to KNOW what's going on in the pet food world, these are the ONLY TWO sources that won't sugar coat the information they provide. KUDOS to both Darwins and Ms. Susan for ALWAYS having the pet consumers' back and standing up for what is right for our pets!! Thank you just doesn't say enough for these great people. Cheryl Lambert, Arkansas
I have been feeding my K-9 Darwin’s for almost 2 years. Prior to Darwin’s she was fed various dry kibble brands. After eating the kibble she would get sick and bring up the whole undigested kibble. A friend and fellow K-9 handler recommended I try Darwins since she feeds her K-9’s Darwin’s. I fed her (Xena) Darwin’s and she LOVED it!! She is always so enthusiastic and excited when I am preparing her meal! Since we have been feeding Darwin’s she has had NO issues with getting sick or vomiting up food. Thank you Darwin’s for a great food to feed Xena.Susan KeenanK-9 XenaSearch and Recovery K-9
My pup, Nikki has been eating Darwin’s raw food for almost two years, he loves it and I love giving him a species appropriate option from a reliable and sustainable source. I also appreciate that I can easily return the packaging. Wonderful company and customer service!
I have been feeding my dogs Darwin's food for over 4 years and they are thriving not just surviving. I love the convenience of having the food delivered to my door, having each patty individually wrapped = no ice crystals which can damage the nutrients. I also love that they use Macrophages instead of high pressure pasteurization (HPP) to get rid of any bad pathogens but leave the beneficial bacteria intact. And, their customer service is superb. Keep up the good work Darwin's!
I love this... from the super quality food, to the portion packaging and the shipping container. Some of my cats love this food and I wish all my kitties would eat this but we're still trying to get the others on board.
I could not be happier with the quality of Darwin's food or their customer service. I've been a loyal customer for 5 years and my dogs have all enjoyed pristine health and happiness. I attribute that to my Darwin's. Keep up the good work!
Been feeding Darwin’s to my Ridgeback for a couple years now. I love having it delivered and the convenience of feeding raw without me having to fix it myself. Their customer service is top notch, also. Thank you Darwin for making it easy.
Great product for a decent price. LOVE that we get to return the shipping containers, not only for convenience but for the environment. Asked the previous place we were getting frozen raw food from to do the same and never got an answer. Had a small issue with the last shipment and customer service handled it quickly. Loving the switch we made to Darwin's!
Both of my Boston Terriers have been eating Darwin's grass-fed, organic raw meat since they were just a few months old. They not only love it, but it's so good for them...so many nutrients and benefits! I constantly get compliments on my dog's shiny coats and I owe that to Darwin's! My dogs are super happy and healthy and much of that is due to Darwin's!
If you have animals that have food allergies or sensitivities, I highly recommend that you give Darwin's Natural Pet Products a try. Their raw products did wonders for my cats and even helped my one with IBS. On top of offering fabulous, convenient, and healthy meals for your pet, their customer service is second to none. Even when I recently had a small hiccup with service, Darwin's worked with me to make everything right. Their customer service is the fastest and friendliest that I've dealt with in a long time. I love the fact that, when I call in with questions, I get a life person and not a recording. I can also view my shipments online which is convenient. I can't say enough nice things about Darwin's Natural Pet Products. Highly recommend!
We had a very sick rescue-dog. We feel that we really gave him a better (and extended) life with the help of Darwins. Since then, our two gorgeous puppies will ONLY eat Darwins! They’re almost 8 months old, we’ve had them for almost 4 months and have been on an exclusive Darwins diet since we transitioned them to raw. Everyone comments on their shiny coats. It’s hilarious to see how they can’t wait to get their food! They didn’t act AT ALL like that when they were getting the dry kibble, before transitioning them to the good stuff. Our dogs aren’t going to get anything but Darwins. Youtube search it. Love that company!
I read years ago that a raw diet was the best for my pets but was afraid to prepare it myself. I finally got the courage (with encouragement from a friend) to try Darwin's for my 14 cats and I must say, after the transition period, they love it. I will see how their vet visits go, but I am confident that I made the right choice. The customer service staff is just awesome and extremely helpful with any problems that may be encountered.I feel very good about purchasing from this company, and it sure beats attempting to prepare it myself. Using Darwin's lets me know it's done right and is healthy for my babies and I highly recommend this company for your pet(s) needs. Whether it be dogs or cats.
I've been feeding Darwin's to my 2 cats since May, both love their meals. I'm very happy to see them heathy, full of energy, with a gorgeous fur... After their transition from canned to raw food, I noticed smaller and non smelly stools. I'm very happy with Darwin's customer service too.
Excellent quality and customer service. Our 8 year old adopted cat Oscar had gotten very ill and fully recovered once we switched his food to the raw diet. It took him a while to make the transition, but he is fully healed and now a lot more energetic...when he is awake.
My Furkids love Darwins. I would have given them 5 stars if the packaging didn't leak during the thawing process.I've also noticed there is inconsistency from batch to batch. Whether or not this is a result of the packaging not being air tight, I do not know. I just hope you are going to improve the packaging.
My dogs love the food, and look and feel great! I love that they're getting a balanced raw diet that's as easy to feed as kibble. I've also had 2 experiences with customer service and both interactions were terrific!
My customer service experience was very nice. The product itself is what I’m concerned about. The meat varies in colors from package to package. Some look great and bright red, others look grayish brownish. I would say 50% of the packages leak so I am constantly cleaning up blood in the refrigerator. The past recalls concern me. Overall, the product is OK. I also felt there weren’t enough calories per package. I had to double, sometimes even more than double the recommended feeding amount because it wasn’t enough calories for my active dogs. It’s not cost effective for me. I will buy a brand higher in calories and one that I trust more with the handling of the product.
My Arabian Mau, Pixie, is a very picky cat. When we rescued him at the beginning of the year, he was very sick. We offered him many different kinds of cat food, including wet canned cat food. We found out he had an interest in raw food when he jumped up onto the counter and started eating raw chicken. I researched about feeding raw to cats and found Darwin's during my research. I ordered the trial pack and Pixie is a fan! Thank you Darwin!
Las instrucciones del paquete dicen que la comida puede estar en perfecta condiciones por 24 a 48 horas después de descongelarse. Sin embargo se notan cambios en la coloración de la carne de roja a grisácea. Leyendo todos los comentarios me preocupa si le estoy dando la comida correcta a mi perro
Thank you , Darwin's for your excellent choices in Dog Food. My dog is happy and healthy which makes me blessed. I appreciate your kind , caring , reprsentatives, and the valued information you send my way.
LOVE Darwin's! I started my 2 cats in December, and both were immediately more active with smaller and less smelly stools. They race to their bowls and are actually excited to eat. And after a few weeks, their fur started shining! I'm sad to see some negative reviews because my experience has been so wonderful. Customer service responds to my emails within a day, and all my requests have been politely and properly handled. Yes, the meats are sometimes different colors but that's natural (google "USDA meat color"). Grocery stores expose meat to carbon monoxide to keep it red - that is not natural! And yes, a few of the bags have small leaks when thawed but I've experienced the same thing with human frozen food. Anyway, I love Darwin's and highly recommend them!
I am so very thrilled with Darwins! I am a conventially trained veterinarian but rapidly exploring the holistic approach to treating my patients. I found Darwins when speaking with one of my colleges and couldn't be happier. Rewind 6 years to when I first got Finn. His stool quality was horrible and I tried several over the counter diets followed by 5 different trials on veterinary prescription diets. I ran several stool tests and blood tests looking for any signs of problems in his gastrointestinal tract and couldn't find a darn thing wrong. I accepted that he would have horrid stool forever. Well, when I found a cancerous skin tumor that was only about a centimeter in size and required a 19 cm incision and some removal of his spine to achieve margins at the age of 6 1/2 - I knew something had to change. I had been making many changes in my own life cutting out virtually all processed food and eating a Whole Foods diet, but never once considered that for my dog.... and I'm a veterinarian! Finn has been eating the Intelligent Design Cancer Support diet and loves it! He is thriving and I couldn't be happier. Yes, there are some changes you need to make to safely feed raw, but it is worth it!
I've been feeding Darwin's to my dogs for several years now, and in my experience, their food is top notch and so is their customer service. I hope everyone keeps in mind that the FDA's "zero tolerance" policy on bacteria in pet food is a nearly impossible mountain for raw pet food producers to climb. Darwin's continues to provide *real* raw food, not 'purified' or high pressure pasteurized, which is optimal nutrition for healthy dogs and cats.
Love this company! The quality of food is amazing. They make it so easy to feed a well balance diet and the cost for this is very reasonable. Thank you! Also my kitty’s fur is stunning because of it too.
One of my dogs loves this food and eats it in 2.5 seconds but sadly, her sister won't even touch it. I have no idea why. Because of this, I want to either change the order amount or the shipping frequency since only one dog eats it and she is all of 7 lbs and doesn't need 20 lbs of food every 5 weeks although I am sure she would like that. The reason I am withholding a star is because as long as this company has been around, I would have expected them to give customers access to their account where there can switch proteins around, change order amount, shipping frequency without having to go through customer service reps that hardly pick up even after you've been on hold for over an hour. Food is quality is great and during our last vet visit, Bella's ALT values for the first time was in the normal range. If there give customer's greater access to their account, then I will upgrade the rating
I started both my 20 year old cat and 15 year old dog on Darwin’s about a month ago-my cat is playing like never before and my dog, I swear, is smiling. I’ve visited my vet for baseline checkups to measure any changes. I can see the difference in both animals on the outside and in their energy. They both love the food and the transition was easy-easier for my cat which I’m told is unusual! I’m a big fan of Darwin’s, and so are my pets.
The first shipment was juggled by UPS. They kept pushing it back even tho CLEARLY marked it contained meat and needed to arrive within a 2 day time frame. We ended up getting soup which was replaced promptly in perfect condition. Customer service was great! My cats have been eating homemade raw for years till I no longer could see to make it anymore, then switched to RadCat, Bought 2 cases a month and they never had an issue, till October.. then as a group they ALL went on strike and refused to eat. No CLUE why, but all 4 stopped eating. Decided to try Darwin's and they LOVE it. LICKED clean bowls. Health is good, my senior kitty is gaining weight and finishing full meals. Our New little kitten loves this food and it has really helped her babycat tummy issues. No clue what the rescue WAS feeding her but, it wasn't good for her clearly. So far VERY happy with this product.
Really? Someone gave Darwin’s one star because of tiny packaging holes? The food is frozen - a few microscopic holes in the plastic aren't going to compromise frozen food quality in your freezer for a month, and Darwins gives you plastic containers for thawing so that you don’t leak juices in your fridge. Their food is absolutely fantastic. Our two cats and our dog absolutely live for mealtime, and they have never been healthier or happier. Darwin’s customer service has always been top notch for us and deliveries couldn’t be more convenient. Expensive? Perhaps. We probably couldn’t do it if we had to feed large dogs. Luckily we have small pets and we can work it into our budget because our pets deserve to eat as well as we do. �
I had an issue with the wrong protein being shipped this past week. When I called, I talked with Gina. Her customer service was phenomenal! She was so friendly, helped me get a refund for not only the wrong meat but also the shipping. I also need to change my protein and was hoping to get it shipped for this coming week. She handled it no problem and really treated me like a human being :) I know some people have posted on here with frustrated reviews and I'm always weary of calling customer service anywhere because usually it's not a great experience. But she did a great job of taking care of everything I needed and made for a super easy experience. Thank you, Gina!
I love Darwin Natural Pet Product!Ever since I started my 2 babies on it, they have gotten so much healthier. They are more energetic, hair coats are brighter and they even look more firm in body. I also noticed their breath got better. A couple of major changes I noticed was my Terrie Mix Gizmo has always had bowel issues and stomach issues, he would always eat grass and throw up and he would screech when needing to have a bowel, on Darwin he does not do any of that at all anymore. My Long haired chuahah Blanca, not only looks better, she has had a strange esophagus issue where she seems to be gagging for air, on Darwin food, this has gotten less and less and more so not at all. I surely could tell the difference in their bowels when we go for walks, strangely their bowels seemed much easier and smoother for them and even looked healthier. In the beginning when I started them on the raw meat, their bowels were black and white stuff, it was kind of like they were being cleansed from toxics from prior foods. (Kibblee and Bits). I know it was the best move for my pets to start them on raw meats and I would recommend Darwin and encourage everyone to try it. Yes it's a little pricey but it is worth it to no longer see my babies in pain or struggling, but happier and healthier. I love Darwin products, they saves and are helping my dogs from being and looking sickly. Thank The Lord I found them. By the way I heard if Darwin Raw meats after watching Pet Fooled on Netflix and doing a search online.Thank you Darwin and everyone at Darwin for you great customer service too! They are the sweetest people to speak to, you can hear the CARE through the phone, EVERYTIME! I have called.Bless You,The Deese Family
My boy loves his new Food! He has been having trouble eating lately so I wanted to find something more natural thinking he would take to that better. Boy was I right it was gone in under 3mins usually takes him forever to eat a small meal. I love the service I have received so far. They are so nice and helped with my concerns and all my questions. Think i found his permanent food!
My wild-born primitive dog is ridiculously difficult to feed, rejecting traditional kibble and wasting a significant portion of the few raw foods she will occasionally pick at. Darwin's is different - she reacts to it with the same intensity and enthusiasm as she does to a fresh kill (she still hunts). I also love that the company supports both service dog handlers and first responder K-9 handlers. Thank you!!The two things I would like to eventually see added are 1) some sort of staff or consulting relationship with a veterinary nutritionist and 2) pathogen testing, which I'm not concerned about with my current dog/household.
I had been considering Darwin's raw pet food for years my only regret is that I waited so long to try it. I have a long haired female cat who has terrible hair ball issues. I had been told it might help her. But I decided to order when a kitten joined the family. I also have a short haired overweight male. I didn't want him to eat up any kitten chow and make him worse. There had always been cat barf all over the house. I always thought it was the long haired female. Turns out the male was throwing up just as much if not more. I haven't even completely switched over, I'm still mixing their old food with Darwin's. Not only is there no cat barf anywhere, all of my kitties are absolutely beautiful! Their fur simply gleams! And it is incredibly soft. Also, the male used to have terrible dandruff. I just brushed him and their was hardly a flake. All this from just ONE package of Darwin's! I'm simply amazed.My cats love Darwin's. I love Darwin's.
Awesome product! We get our food on time every 6 weeks that's the highest of quality. I had no idea what a difference it would make in my dog! She's so much more energetic, her coat is super shiny and she just LOVES getting her meal everyday. Thanks so much guys! Keep doing great work!
so i've been using this product for nearly 2 months and i have nothing but great things to say about it. from the reasonable price, to the convenience of home delivery and the de-thawing container for the fridge... not to mention my 2 cats love the food! and most importantly, my 16 year old kitty, stu had lost 2.5 lbs over the past year (he was diagnosed with the start of kidney dysfunction) so i switched over to darwin's and removed his dry food. in less than a month, stu gained all his weight back... his coat is super soft... eyes bright... he is so much better!! it seems like a miracle... yay! oh and i've talked to your customer service reps a few times to get the flavor of food and timing of delivery changed up a bit and both reps were helpful and friendly. all around an A+ experience. thank you for everything! i am telling everyone about your product and service... my vet is super pleased with the results as well!!
Awesome raw food for my 3 little doggies, one of them is a senior chihuahua and i was looking in to the best diet to keep her at good health. I am so happy i found darwins, quick delivery and and awesome food. Since i don't like meat i don't have to worry about cooking it anymore, i just defrost it and give it to my babies. So happy
I started my pug on this formula at 12 & she lasted another 5 years with me after that. Her cloudy eyes cleared & her coat became much softer instead of being a walking prickly pear. Now I'm a huge fan so my shitzu can't have anything else. Thank you for improving the health of my fur babies!
Hi I love what I have seen so far from the company, I have ordered the intro pack! I have 3 dogs, 2 of which are small dogs, and I have seen some reviews saying their are large pieces of whole bone in the food? Is this correct? Or is the bone ground up?
We decided to switch to a raw food diet after doing a little bit of research and will never go back to dry food. Our two little chihuahua mutts LOVE Darwin's! We order the ZooLogics line and only pay a little more than what we were paying for dry food. Our pups have so much more energy and seem so much happier. As soon as the food is in the bowl, it's gone!
I remember the day I called Darwin's to get my dogs started on raw. I had been researching the diet for months. My boyfriend wasn't onboard. I was worried about the cost. And Rodrigo had just come off another round of antibiotics and developed another skin rash, this one worse than any before.His vet said that he'd live a short life because of his health issues:- digestive issues; he rarely had a solid poop in 3 years.- skin rashes- chronic ear infections- joint issues started at 1-1/2 years of age- behavioral issues- obsessive paw licking (until he developed sores)Enough was enough and if I had to get a part-time job, I was going to get a better diet for my dog. I called Darwin's customer service from the platform at the Sounder Train Station and they were so kind and patient despite the noise. They respected my need to keep within a budget and helped me plan everything out. From there, they've always been willing to help me make adjustments when I needed - sending me emergency food when I didn't plan ahead well, helping me juggle things around to meet my budget and more.I've spoken to everyone in their customer service department and they have been fantastic. I've been a customer of Darwin's Pet since April 2013 and have had nothing but stellar experiences with this company. I will forever sing their praises whenever anyone asks because Darwin's Pet is part of the Keep the Tail Wagging® (a blog about raw feeding) origin story.
Our dog was always uninterested in her food, slept a lot and didn't like to be around us. Since switching to Darwins she reminds us when it is dinner time, finishes her meal within seconds, is playful and seeks out our company. I would recommend this food to anyone and everyone.
My dogs are absolutely loving this food, Duck and the Chicken recipes! Also, customer service is top notch. If I had a question, it's been answered out of office. I had a raw feeding planning emergency and they completely took care of it. Aimee and Katie are wonderful as well as the rest of the staff I've spoken to. �
My dog Murcie ( Murcielago) had allergies, hair loss, flaky red skin. We tried everything, immunosuppressive therapy was next. I convinced my wife to try raw first. We were skeptical. She looks great now. All her hair is back and she has zero flakes and redness! The change was fast and dramatic! She also has energy like a pup again! We'll never use anything but Darwin's for her.
All I know is that he's been on the liver diet for about a month and his values went from 413 (high when highest normal was in the 100s) to 53!!! WOOOHOOO!!! You know we'll continue to give him his Darwin's liver diet!! Thank you, Lord, and thank you Darwin's!!
My 12-week old English Springer Spaniel puppy started on raw food at 8 weeks. I switched to Darwin's Natural Selections at 9 weeks. She is happy, healthy, and has a beautiful coat. She will be a working dog and vital member of a falconry-based bird abatement project in the state of Arizona. She is also my baby girl and will only get the best!
Our cat, Lucy, has been eating Darwin's for about 3 weeks and the change is INCREDIBLE! She loves meal time, doesn't try to scrounge after people/table food anymore, she seems happier and more lively and can't stop purring after her meals! I expected good things when we switched but it's exceeded all expectations!
DARWIN'S is the best! <3 I wanted to wait until I got the first regular shipment in before i reviewed. I am extremely happy with how customer service handles issues and the quality of the products. It was a little confusing in the beginning when I ordered the Introductory offer but was reassured by friendly replies via fb message. This is the first time my 2 Chihuahuas has really LOVED and THRIVED from a food source. We have tried dry food, wet food, homemade food....but nothing beats the results from raw. It's been a little over 3 weeks since we started and already seen so many improvements. My male pup had gland issues before this and now he's not irritated at all! He had constant empty stomach pukes in the morning, but not anymore! His energy has gone up and isn't really sleepy as he used to be; he wakes me up now to feed him. oh and his bad breath magically disappeared! Their need for drinking frequently has lessened. My girl is improving as well with her dry/crack nose issue being almost gone, more energy (she used to fall asleep after having her meals)....and of course....the POOPS! those are the best none smelling small matters ever ;) I am thankful for the packaging. The easy peel and perforated sections is the BEST! Thank you for the plastic thawing container too! Thank you so much Darwin's for all that you do! I have already recommended you to everyone!
I was stressed about putting my dog on a raw food diet, but this has been so easy, and it's really the only food he has ever liked. The packages are easy to defrost and serve, and I appreciate that I can send back the packaging (for free) for re-use. I've used their customer service several times to alter delivery dates or meal selections, and they have always been very helpful and accurate. If you're considering a raw food diet try this!
Just received my introductory box of goodness. 4 cats, two older and obese who were on Friskies wet forever and two rescued kittens on expensive Fromm dry (and getting fat). I was ambivalent, especially with my older buddies. I was really amazed - they ate it to the bottom of their bowls. Now I can relax and know that their health has a good boost! Such good stuff!!!
My dog has dealt with allergies this past year since I rescued him. Constantly having itchy skin, red eyes and paws and other than putting him on some carcinogenic itch medicine my boyfriend and I were at a loss of what to do.Putting Titus on a raw food diet of Darwin's products has immediately had an impact on his quality of life. The redness in his eyes and skin is already clearing up and he has a lot more energy. He was bouncing off of me and the walls today! I am very happy with Darwins products and how they are benefiting my dog. He is happy too and gets excited about meals, an unexpected effect as he never really seemed interested in eating. Thank you Darwin's!
My dogs started eating Darwin's two weeks ago, and when I cut my Yorkies hair, I noticed his fur is now incredibly soft! He always had dry fur before! And they both seem happier! Thank you for making this amazing food!!!
Finally a food my pup will eat! And such high quality. I never would have found this product if she hadn't been so picky. So I watched PetFooled. Learned a great deal. My trial order arrived frozen in its cooler with excellent directions and easy way to return cooler. Followed the directions and my pup wolfed it down. I am now a permanent customer! I will check back in after a few months with an update. But I am thrilled I learned what I did and that my little one is going to benefit from it. P.S. So people add an egg, huh? & veggies?
Love this product! In the long run not only is it cheaper than the so--called premium pet food BUT all 100% meat organs bone ratio has all the vital supplements dogs&cats need..at about $5 a pound (chicken,turkey,duck..won't find that in any overpriced premium pet food!
My kitties have been thriving on Darwin's for 5 months now. Customer service is always prompt in responding, and accommodates my cats dietary changes easily. And biggest incentive in my book, their diet is the same price if not cheaper than feeding a high quality canned diet. Highly recommend!
Ok that rating may be presumptive, but already I am impressed! I'll update once we test the food more but day one the shipping, packaging, and customer service was amazing! I had a question about the amount I should give my dog, so I called expecting a wait or call tree. Nope! It rang a few times and then a REAL person answered! I told her my dogs needs and weight and then she told me what was recommended for portion sizes. I couldn't believe how fast the service was and how polite and kind she was! Like I said it's day one so I'm not rating the food yet but honestly my pup gobbled it up so getting him to eat it is not going to be a problem! ��
We received our intro package..I had signed up for UPS text/email notifications so was notified when the box was dropped off. I was able to get the box inside a couple of hours later and contents inside were solid frozen still with the dry ice. The packaging was perfect and included easy to follow instructions, dry ice handling directions, recycling the box/cooler instructions and the food, which has excellent sealed easy to open packaging. To simply state that my dog loves this food is an understatement. We didn't need to "transition" her at all. Her groomer informs me that her ears are cleaner than they've ever been. Your service is a Godsend and am so happy to have found you! Received a follow up customer service phone call and email after the delivery as well. My experience is that the customer service is top shelf, which is so rare these days. Thanks Darwins for providing an excellent product!
We have used a few different brands of commercially prepared raw foods over the years and I feel Darwin's is the very best. The quality is excellent and I especially like the packaging. With some of the other brands I have used, separating the 8 oz. patties was next to impossible at times. I think that if our Newfoundlands were writing this review they would say that the beef is their very favorite. They also get the Darwin's bones to keep their teeth clean and the quality of them is way superior to what I was previously purchasing and at half the price. Your customer service representatives have always answered my e-mails in a very timely manner--they are all so nice that I feel like I am talking with them in person rather than an impersonal internet communication. I would definitely recommend Darwin's to anyone who is considering raw feeding. Keep up the good work and thanks to all of you.
I just wrote one, and I think it vanished. 20 min. wasted.Just received it through UPS in 2 boxes w/ foam and dry ice and it was solid frozen and these are the best colored raw that I experienced buying except for my raw preparing. Too hard work and shopping. I wish I'd kn Iwn about the real benefits of raw feeding when Brandy 1 still didn't cross that rainbow bridge. ...Brandy 2 loves it and she has some itching issues but for now, too lond of a story as we'll wait snd see if itching noticeably lessens. I am excited as optimistic esp. because of the 2 reputable nsmes that were instrumental in Darwin's. ..Update little later.
Switched my Belgium Malinois puppy to Darwin. The intent was to keep her half on kibble and half Darwin. While that plan failed, as she absolutely loves Darwin. So now feeding her nothing but Darwin. She is as happy and active as ever. Even reminds me when it is time to feed her. My puppy is in service dog school and I will forever be loyal to Darwin and the special place they have in their heart for service animals.
We switched 2 of our dogs to Darwin's a year ago - one has liver issues (liver enzymes are way too high) and the other has kidney issues (blood tests showed his levels were way out of the normal range). They love the food and after having them on it 6 months we had blood work done again for both. The one with liver issues showed her levels had come down - she also lost quite a bit of weight and is at a healthy weight now. The one with kidney issues - his blood tests are all completely normal again! This food has done wonders for our dogs, I highly recommend it :)
We rescued two dachshunds and switched them both to Darwin's. One lost 2 pounds and now can jump up on the bed with no help, he had flakey skin and a coarse coat. Now he has no dandruff and his coat is really soft. Both dogs now have a soft coat and "back yard clean up" is much easier than it has ever been.
Our 11 year old chocolate lab has been on Darwins for nearly 7 years. We switched her to a raw diet when she was diagnosed with epilepsy and started taking heavy medication to control her bi-monthly grand mal seizures. We were warned that the medication could do damage to her liver over time. We read that a natural, raw diet would help her organs stay healthier by reducing the workload on her liver, and boy has that held true! Her liver and other functions are as healthy as ever. Her energy has barely faded over the years. With as much medication as she takes, her liver should show signs of damage, but her liver tests have always come back good/great. She is a thriving 11 year old pooch, and we know that Darwins food has played a huge role in keeping her healthy. And Darwins has the best customer service I've ever seen! Thanks Darwins!!
Our dog cooper suffered from seizures and the vet couldn't figure out what was causing them. We didn't know his medical history because he was a rescue. So, we transitioned him on to a raw diet and his seizures have stopped. He's been on Darwin's for six years, and he will be fed Darwin's for the rest of his life! He is almost 9 now and at a recent vet checkup, the doctor said she would have guessed his age at 3 years if she didn't already know his true age! I told her we fed him Darwin's raw and she nodded and said, "Yes, that makes sense!"
We have been using the Darwin's food since last Fall and we love it! Our 7 year old Caton de Tulear has never been happier with his food, and he loves all varieties. We have also noticed the chewing of his feet is MUCH less than with the previous food. Obviously, that food was causing an allergic reaction. We could not be happier with the changes we have seen with Darwin's. Thank you for such healthy products for our fur baby Romeo.
My 16 year old Dachund is still going strong, thank you very much!! We are going into our 4th year with Darwin's...my dogs sleep with us...no more obsessive licking ,scratching and flapping through the night and they have good energy.....THANK YOU!!!
Scarlett and Bailey's (Westies) introductory order arrived today. I am impressed! The delivery was flawless and the packing was outstanding. The food arrived in a frozen solid condition. Was very pleased to find a special plastic storage container was included along with Darwin's 2015 calendar. Can't wait for the food to defrost so the doggies can try it, but I am absolutely convinced they will both love it!.
I am two months into feeding Darwin's to our Chihuahuas and could not be happier. This breed tends to get "chubby" but our dogs look so great now that people mistake our 9 year olds for puppies! They started being playful again after a week or two on this diet also :)
A healthy dog (and human) is seen in healthy poops. Darwin adheres to this guideline and is the most complete conscious holistic food I have found (raw or not). Think about it, the gastrointestinal system is the powerhouse to feed the body and soul. It relies on good micro and macro nutrients to be absorbed and converted to energy for our cells and bodily systems. We are what we eat, and if we eat healthy we are proactively protecting our bodies from infection, unhealthy bacteria, and disease.
I adopted a 12 yo Bradley given max of 6 months to live. Within two weeks on raw he was able to take himself outside. Ten weeks later, he is now a normal dog. Vet ask if he were the same dog. No animal should be eating dead enzymes.
I can't believe the reaction of my 15 year old chi mix and my 7 year old Pom, "mom, are you kidding us, this food is great, really, this is what we get to eat?" They actually savor each bite. The new puppy loves it, too!
I haven't had the pleasure of trying all of their products, nor do I have a cat (sorry cat-fanatics), but what Darwin's does for dog food is exceptional. I've been feeding raw for the entire time I've had my pup, I've only managed to find raw foods and raw goodies that were often "too gross" for me to handle and I had to have my boyfriend handle all the food. Darwin's makes food that I feel comfortable handling, and now I can start to finally fill the need of my pup and be that leader I want to be. Darwin's is making both possible for me again!! Thanks. :)
It is the BEST u can get. Our dod, Tinker is 12 and she gets so excited when we get the Darwin's container out of the refrigerator and she circles continually and dances on her way to be fed. She LOVES it!!
I have had Butch on Darwin's one meal a day, breakfast, then for supper I rotated his kibble. Lately, he had been doing the puking after the kibble, his coat did not smell as sweet, we were using a kibble with grain, for two days now I have fed only Darwin's, immediately he did not puke, and now his coat has no odor. It is amazing, this is a dog's natural diet, we are killing our poor dogs slowly with the kibble. I am going to do all I can to keep affording Darwin's for his complete diet. Thank you Darwin's.
We struggled for five years to find a food that our dog would eat that wouldn't aggravate his food allergies and your food has made all the difference in how our dog eats. Doesn't leave a drop in the bowl. Our new puppy can't wait to get in his crate for breakfast and dinner, dances all the way! Thank you for making a food that's good for our pets and easy on their owners!
I love Darwin's and have been feeding it to my 5 dogs for over a decade. My pugs used to be obese and were on fake food Science Diet R/D (recommended by my vet). They hated it and would never want to eat it, and they did not lose any weight. I switched to Darwin's and they both lost about 8 pounds, had healthier coats, no more diarrhea and more energy. Plus, they love it and always eat it immediately. I have my new shepherd mix on Darwin's who was in pretty poor shape when I rescued her. She has thrived on this food, gained a healthy 10 pounds and has tons of energy and a gorgeous coat. And she LOVES it. I have never had any issues feeding Darwin's to my pups. Yes, sometimes the packages leak, but just put them in a tupperware in the fridge and it is not a big deal. I am very grateful this company exists and I know I am feeding my dog's real food that is totally convenient.read more
It amazes me the ignorant people on here and there reviews. Darwins not only is amazing it's essential for a dogs health. My dad personally knows the owner and I know Kim and Brenda well. Feeding raw food to your animals is more then just a meal, you must commit to the life style change. No raw hides or cookies just spilt what they where designed to eat. Ya the packages leak sometimes and orders get messed up, we are all human. If you care about your animal and the true nature of there being darwins is the best way to go. They have always more then accommodated me over the years. I have 5 insanely healthy dogs and 2 cats who all eat darwins and I will feed them darwins for life. They are well priced, loving, and always help me when there is a problem. So if the leaking packages and whatever first world problems you have are what stop you, by all means go back to kibble and your dog will die much much sooner.read more
I am so happy to have found Darwin's. I have been feeding my cats Darwin's for about 2 months now. My 2 cats fully transitioned in about a week. I thought it take longer to transition, however, I followed Darwin's guide and saw them taking to this new food more and more with each meal. Now they gobble this food down quickly and really enjoy it. They are more active and healthy now. The older of the 2 no longer vomits frequently as he did with the store-bought canned food (and dry food) and he is doing so much better now. In my opinion, correcting his diet with this food has extended his life and made him happier, and that in turn has made me happier. Darwin's food quality and packaging is excellent. It arrives frozen so I just thaw out portions as needed. They ship what you need on a schedule that you choose. The price is right too. Customer service is excellent, very attentive. What can I say except for that if you ever had the notion that the store-bought food you have been giving your pets is causing them problems, give Darwin's a try, they have an excellent trial that worked for me. I highly recommend it. Thank you Darwin's !read more
I highly recommend Darwin's! I started my 2 rescue cats about 18 months ago. They transitioned instantly from the kibble I had from the shelter, and they were both immediately more energetic. After a few weeks I could see a definite change in their coats which became thicker and shinier. And an unexpected bonus is their stools are smaller and no longer smell. Delivery has always been on time and in good condition. The introductory offer is a deal, and the ongoing price is better than any others I've seen. I just read over this and it sounds too good, but I promise I'm a real customer and it's all true! I love knowing I'm feeding my fur-babies how nature intended. Thank you Darwin's!read more
Annie has been on Darwin's superb raw meals her entire life. She is six now and has only had well-dog visits to the Vet, and I totally give credit to the healthful, appealing, biologically appropriate diet Darwin's sends to my front door each month. She has NEVER had any digestive issues. She is full of energy, her long fur is sleek and shiny, and she has a sweet, affectionate personality. Does it cost more than kibble? I don't think so. For one thing, there is nothing in the various meals that Annie can't use. I'm not wasting money on 'fillers' and inappropriate grains that would be hard for her to digest. And....she really is healthier, not needing to go to the doctor all the time. I heartily recommend Darwin's. And their customer service is excellent!read more
Can I give more than 5 stars? Darwin's came highly recommended by my holistic vet, and I'm so glad I switched! My dog was dealing with several issues that kibble couldn't touch - I knew it was time to go raw. I can't say enough good things about this company. Their customer service is professional and helpful; any time I call to change my order, I get a friendly voice. My dog is now 10 and still going strong. Having a dog who competes in sports and runs biathlons with me, I need her at peak condition. I'm very pleased with how she looks and acts and no one can guess her age. We are a Darwin's customer for life. It's rare to find a company with this amount of integrity. It's worth every penny.read more
Darwin's Natural Pet Products is the best company of this type providing home delivery of high quality raw dog food, in my opinion. Darwin's is consistent, reliable, with excellent customer service and communication. They have been up front and honest about all "dog food alerts" and send frequent email educational information about possible concerns about the safety of raw dog food. I especially like the ease of online ordering, with monthly reminders and ability to change my standing order. I love the fact that Darwin's provides me with return labels for the empty shipping boxes so that the boxes can be sent back to be reused. Darwin's takes great care of its customers, who actually are our pets; yes, I believe Darwin's looks out for our pets just as if they are their own beloved animals!read more
I feel I can trust Darwin’s and feel very secure with their ingredients. They have always been amazing when it comes to answering my questions. Erica S. – Bothell, Washington
I've always had active healthy pets but made the switch to Darwin's because one dog developed allergies. The allergies cleared up, but the most visually obvious change is that my two mutt's have the most beautiful healthy coats. I get compliments all the time on how good looking and healthy they are. I attribute it to their great Darwin's diet. Dana Kemmerling – Seattle, WA
He got lean and muscular. No more arthritis. Now he’s strong and active. Patrick Marfisi -Los Angeles, CA
It’s so easy and the health benefits are phenomenal. Jackie Stocks – Stafford, VA
My English bulldog was getting skin infections every month needing antibiotics and suffered from seasonal flank alopecia. Since going on Darwin's, her skin has completely cleared up and her seasonal flank alopecia has completely disappeared and she is now at a very healthy weight. We are thrilled with what Darwin's has done for her! Theodore Pappas – Portland, OR
Thank you, thank you, thank you! My dogs never really enjoyed their meals before. I would come home from work to find they hadn't even touched their breakfast. They LOVE Darwin. I do mean LOVE. They come running when they hear me getting it ready. They lick their bowls clean. Both have more energy and better breath! Never thought I would ever see them so excited for meal times! You guys are pawsome! Cheri Carlyle Inayet – Norfolk, VA
I’m a physician and am really picky about what Amanda eats. After switching her to Darwin’s, I was amazed not only at the increase in her energy level but also the improvement in her coat and in her new and passionate interest in her meals. Thanks for the care you put into your meals. Dr. Alexis H., Amanda’s Owner – Seattle, WA
I’ve tried all of the other prepared raw brands available (believe me… all of them) and Darwin’s is by far the best in quality and price, not to mention the convenience of avoiding all those trips to the pet store. Plus, my dogs love the food! Amber U. – Seattle, WA
My dog is 12 years old and acts like a pup. Darwin’s is better then anything you can find in a can or a bag… and my dog loves it. Delores B. – Renton, WA
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"When I transitioned my dogs to raw, I failed miserably with their first meal. I made the mistake of following a stranger's recipe for a raw meal – $100 and four dogs with diarrhea later, I realized that feeding raw wasn't as easy as everyone wanted me to believe. In walks Darwin's Pet. Their customer service team set me up with monthly deliveries for my dogs, and I became a raw feeder… Despite my evolution as a raw feeder, I still place periodic orders with Darwin's Pet and continue to recommend them to dog parents. If you're interested in starting as a raw feeder, the Darwin's team will help you get started and ship frozen meals directly to your door." -- Kimberly Gauthier of KeepTheTailWagging.comRead full review
"Darwin’s raw dog food is 75% meat, 25% vegetables, and under 1% trace minerals and vitamins. No guesswork on how much meat your dog is getting. And it’s not low-quality meat that you might find in a rendering plant or low-quality pet food manufacturing facility. Darwin’s offers two dog food lines: Natural Selections and BioLogics. Their Natural Selections line contains high-quality, antibiotic- and hormone-free meats from New Zealand, Australia, and the USA, with organic vegetables. Their BioLogics line is a more economical line of raw dog food, made with conventionally-grown meats and vegetables from the same farms that supply your supermarket." -- Tonya Wilhelm of Raising Your Pets NaturallyRead full review
"One thing that I really liked about Darwin’s is that their Natural Selections line uses human grade organic vegetables and free-range meats. I like to eat organic myself, so of course I like to feed my dogs’ organic as well! My dogs’ health is important to me so I want to feed them good food that will keep them healthier. Darwin’s also includes a special nutrients mix in their food with natural supplements and vitamins to help your dog get all the nutrients they need." -- Katie Allen of GirlAndHerHusky.comRead full review