Why Our Pet Foods Are Different

Because we love pets too...
We started making our own pet food because we understand the unique relationship between people and pets. Ever since we created our first bestselling pet book, we’ve been reading your stories—sharing your laughter, tears and, most importantly, your love for your pets.

Mealtime is one of those special moments when we all connect with our pets. That’s why we say that “food is more than just nutrition, it’s also about comfort, love and appreciation.” Making wholesome and balanced pet food is part of our mission to share happiness, inspiration and wellness in everything we do, so that wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, Chicken Soup for the Soul is “always there for you™.” And of course, there’s a great pet story from one of our books on every package.

Because food is more than just nutrition…
We make our pet food for your pets and ours. It’s specially formulated to provide the nutrition they need at every stage of life. We have food for kittens and puppies, for adult pets, for animals that need to lose weight, and for older dogs and cats. All of our food is made with a blend of several meats, fruits, vegetables and grains, so that your pets get all the nutrition they need. You can check out our ingredients here.

Because it’s important to give back, we use adopted pets as our models…
A number of us at Chicken Soup for the Soul have adopted animals from shelters. So, when it came time to shoot the photos for our new pet food packaging, we had an idea. Instead of paying for “professional” pet models, we donated money to a local shelter and featured some of their cats and dogs, ones that had recently found their "forever homes." On the back of each package, you can read about the rescue dog or cat pictured on the front.

Because we use all our products to give back to animals and people too…
Improving the world around us is part of Chicken Soup for the Soul's mission of sharing happiness, inspiration and wellness through everything we do. Today we focus our philanthropic activities through several initiatives.

A portion of all Chicken Soup for the Soul sales goes to literacy, hunger and animal welfare programs that we work on with our charitable partner, the Humpty Dumpty Institute. You can learn more about our work with Humpty Dumpty by clicking here.

We also donate Chicken Soup for the Soul pet food and pet books to rescue shelters and to people adopting new pets. Click here to learn more.

The royalties from certain of our books go to other charitable organizations, including the Alzheimer's Association, the American Humane Association, the Kennedy Krieger Institute, A World Fit For Kids, the Bob Woodruff Foundation, and Cancer Schmancer.

Want more information? Download our cat product catalog here or download our dog product catalog here.