American Natural Premium (Dry)


Rating: ★★★★☆

American Natural Premium Dog Food earns the Advisor’s second-highest tier rating of 4 stars.

The American Natural Premium product line lists six dry dog foods.

Each recipe below includes its related AAFCO nutrient profile when available on the product’s official webpage: Growth, Maintenance, All Life Stages, Supplemental or Unspecified.

  • American Natural Premium Original [U]
  • American Natural Premium Exhibitor’s Choice [U]
  • American Natural Premium Lamb Meal and Rice [U]
  • American Natural Premium Basic Formula (3 stars) [U]
  • American Natural Premium Endurance Plus (5 stars) [U]
  • American Natural Premium Sensitive Care (3.5 stars) [U]

American Natural Premium Exhibitor’s Choice was selected to represent the other products in the line for this review.

American Natural Premium Exhibitor's Choice

Dry Dog Food

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

Protein = 28% | Fat = 19% | Carbs = 45%

Ingredients: Chicken meal, pearled barley, oatmeal, whole dried eggs, chicken, whole ground oats, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), potato, brown rice, tomato pomace, salmon oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), cheese, flaxseed, alfalfa meal, carrots, lettuce, celery, chicken cartilage, monocalcium phosphate, salt, potassium chloride, dl-methionine, chicory root extract, Yucca schidigera extract, vitamins [vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, choline bitartrate, niacin supplement, d-calcium pantothenate, l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate, riboflavin supplement, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, biotin], minerals [zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, manganous sulfate, magnesium sulfate, copper sulfate, cobalt carbonate, calcium iodate, sorbic acid (preservative), ferrous proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, magnesium proteinate, cobalt proteinate], dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium longum fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 3.9%

Red items indicate controversial ingredients

Estimated Nutrient Content
Guaranteed Analysis25%17%NA
Dry Matter Basis28%19%45%
Calorie Weighted Basis23%39%38%
Protein = 23% | Fat = 39% | Carbs = 38%

The first ingredient in this dog food is chicken meal. Chicken meal is considered a meat concentrate and contains nearly 300% more protein than fresh chicken.

The second ingredient is barley. Barley is a starchy carbohydrate supplying fiber and other healthy nutrients. However, aside from its energy content, this cereal grain is of only modest nutritional value to a dog.

The third ingredient is oatmeal, a whole-grain product made from coarsely ground oats. Oatmeal is naturally rich in B-vitamins, dietary fiber and can be (depending upon its level of purity) gluten-free.

The fourth ingredient is whole dried egg, a dehydrated powder made from shell-free eggs. Eggs are easy to digest and have an exceptionally high biological value.

The fifth ingredient is chicken. Although it is a quality item, raw chicken contains about 80% water. After cooking, most of that moisture is lost, reducing the meat content to just a fraction of its original weight.

After processing, this item would probably account for a smaller part of the total content of the finished product.

The sixth ingredient includes ground oats. Oats are naturally rich in dietary fiber, B-vitamins and low in gluten.

The seventh ingredient is chicken fat. Chicken fat is obtained from rendering chicken, a process similar to making soup in which the fat itself is skimmed from the surface of the liquid.

Chicken fat is high in linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid essential for life. Although it doesn’t sound very appetizing, chicken fat is actually a quality ingredient.

The eighth ingredient is potato. Potatoes can be considered a gluten-free source of digestible carbohydrates. Yet with the exception of perhaps their caloric content, potatoes are of only modest nutritional value to a dog.

The ninth ingredient is brown rice, a complex carbohydrate that (once cooked) can be fairly easy to digest. However, aside from its natural energy content, rice is of only modest nutritional value to a dog.

From here, the list goes on to include a number of other items.

But to be realistic, ingredients located this far down the list (other than nutritional supplements) are not likely to affect the overall rating of this product.

With five notable exceptions

First, tomato pomace is a controversial ingredient, a by-product remaining after processing tomatoes into juice, soup and ketchup.

Many praise tomato pomace for its high fiber and nutrient content, while others scorn it as an inexpensive pet food filler.

Just the same, there’s probably not enough tomato pomace here to make much of a difference.

Next, flaxseed is one of the best plant sources of healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Provided they’ve first been ground into a meal, flax seeds are also rich in soluble fiber.

However, flaxseed contains about 19% protein, a factor that must be considered when judging the actual meat content of this dog food.

In addition, although alfalfa meal is high in plant protein (about 18%) and fiber (25%), this hay-family item is more commonly associated with horse feeds.

Next, chicory root is rich in inulin, a starch-like compound made up of repeating units of carbohydrates and found in certain roots and tubers.

Not only is inulin a natural source of soluble dietary fiber, it’s also a prebiotic used to promote the growth of healthy bacteria in a dog’s digestive tract.

And lastly, this food contains chelated minerals, minerals that have been chemically attached to protein. This makes them easier to absorb. Chelated minerals are usually found in better dog foods.

American Natural Premium Dog Food
The Bottom Line

Judging by its ingredients alone, American Natural Premium Dog Food looks like an above-average dry product.

But ingredient quality by itself cannot tell the whole story. We still need to estimate the product’s meat content before determining a final rating.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 28%, a fat level of 19% and estimated carbohydrates of about 45%.

As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 27% and a mean fat level of 17%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 48% for the overall product line.

And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 61%.

Near-average protein. Near-average fat. And near-average carbs when compared to a typical dry dog food.

Even when you consider the protein-boosting effect of the flaxseed and alfalfa meal, this looks like the profile of a kibble containing a moderate amount of meat.

Bottom line?

American Natural Premium is a plant-based dry dog food using a moderate amount of chicken or lamb meals as its main sources of animal protein, thus earning the brand 4 stars.

Highly recommended.

Please note certain recipes are sometimes given a higher or lower rating based upon our estimate of their total meat content and (when appropriate) their fat-to-protein ratios.

American Natural Premium Dog Food
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Notes and Updates

07/15/2016 Last Update

  • Cheri

    I got my dog last year and changed his diet to “good” food. I noticed he would get very bad rashes until I found American Natural sensitive. No Rashes. I tried the original thinking maybe his Rash was environmental and the rashes came back. I’m going back to the sensitive and I hope it works. My heart breaks cause I can’t even pet him because of the reaction to the rash.

  • Smokeygrl

    I posted above on the Original blend, but I will comment here as well. I have found this to be a consistently good product. I have raised my puppies on Original and the adults are also on Original. They are all happy, healthy and stay at a great weight for both show and performance. If it is working for you, I wouldn’t worry. It may not be five stars, but it is a quality dog food. Many of my dogs do not do well on five star dog foods because it is just too “hot” and would grow them too fast as well as causing loose or runny stools.

    My puppies, breeding dogs, show dogs and obedience dogs are all on this product. I recommend it to my puppy families if they can get it.

  • Smokeygrl

    I have 7 dogs, 2 English Mastiffs and 5 Standard Poodles. All of them are on this product. It is the only dog food I have found that all of my dogs do well on, not one has loose stools. I feed Original blend. I also raise my puppies on this food (its all life stages), it grows them nice and slow and consistent.

    As well, my dogs are less gassy on this brand than they have been on others. I have fed other food brands (Solid Gold) with success, but ANP by far has been the best food for the money, comes in a nice 40lb bag instead of the 30lb bag of other premium brands. All my dogs love this food and eat it right up.

    Keeps my show and obedience dogs in good coat and weight. I highly recommend.

  • CoachSully

    I am currently feeding my 6mo Lab Fromm Gold Lrg Breed Puppy and/or Wellness Core Puppy (like to find a couple quality foods he likes in case there’s an issue with one.) My son just switched his Lab (same litter) from chain store to American Natural Premium and he loves it. They don’t make a food specifically for puppies, but I intend to try the Endurance Plus variety when I transition “Jett” to adult food. I realize that ANP is a regional company, but if you live in the distribution area it’s pretty hard not to give a 5 star product with that price a shot! (EP is 5*) It seems all the negativity in this thread relates to customer service and not product quality. I’ve never had to contact a dog food company before so I’ll keep my fingers crossed the trend continues.

  • shelly

    I have a 3.5 yr old boxer and YES a Chihuahua who are BOTH on the American Natural Premium original recipe (green bag). My concern is our boxer… He has bad gas and I know boxers are known for this issue. He also poops a lot. 4-5X a day! His skin and coat are great! He doesn’t itch or is no flakes of dry skin on him. Wondering if grain free would help him. Duck & Pork OR Ocean Fish & Potato. Also he had been on the same kind and flavor of food. Looking at keeping to this brand but giving him a different flavor of it. Can I do that without mixing old and new food even though its the same brand? (If I’d go grain free than I’d mix old and new for 3-4 weeks.)

  • Heidi Haugen

    What do they use in the dry original as a preservative to prevent bacteria growth? I don’t see anything listed? Thanks

  • Jonnette Samantha Huntley Mix

    American premium natural original is not grain-free by a longshot

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  • Julie

    The GF Ocean Fish Meal and Potato formula of this brand (in the purple bag) has been really, really great for my dog. It doesn’t have the poultry, kelp, or alfalfa in it that are seriously problematic for my dog. What a great find at my local feed store!

  • Bryan Ledford

    Endurance formula is amazing. E-mailed the company and ash content for a higher protein and fat formula are quite low (7% and change) and nothing they produce exceeds 8% so you know the meat quality is solid. They’re local for me too and I like that. It’s not grain-free but is pea, potato and rice free. Between potato related ear infections and legume caused stinky butt…not to mention arsenic in rice. This turns out to be perfect for us. Produced by Fromm as well. Excellent track record for safety. Still has to have her raw gizzards at dinner. This is our breakfast.

  • Kennel owner

    I own a Boarding Kennel. One year ago we switched to feeding our visiting pets American Natural Premium original. I am extremely happy with the results. Pets switch over perfectly. No stomach upset or diarrhea. They also really like it. All good news for the large number of pets we serve!!!! So glad we switched.

  • InkedMarie

    Lisa, this is not the maker of American Natural foods, this is the DogFoodAdvisor. You need to contact the company!

  • Lisa Starin

    My 2 labs love the food so I don’t have a problem there. My problem is the packaging, sounds strange because everyone is commenting on price and quality. The #40 bag is so unwieldy for me. Would you consider putting a handle on the bag somewhere? It is so hard to grab and carry that I have a hard time getting it in the house and pouring it in the bin. I’m not a petite flower by any means but it’s always a struggle. Thanks for your consideration.

  • Meghan

    Just wondering if anyone has a comment on the original recipe. Seems like it is lower grade than the exhibitors choice shown here. I have been feeding my pup this for a few years because it seemed like good quality and value. But now I am a little worried about the ingredients. Sodium selenite is relatively high up on the list. Would you be concerned? Here is ingredient list as posted on anp site:Ingredients
    Chicken meal, oatmeal, brown rice, white rice, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), chicken liver, beet pulp, pearled barley, pork meal, fish meal, whole dried egg, flaxseed, potassium chloride, salt, sodium selenite, Vitamins [vitamin A acetate, Vitamin D3 supplement, Vitamin E supplement, Vitamin B12 supplement, choline bitartrate, niacin supplement, d-calcium pantothenate, L-Ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate, riboflavin supplement, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, biotin], Minerals [zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, manganous sulfate, magnesium sulfate, copper sulfate, cobalt carbonate, calcium iodate, ferrous proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, magnesium proteinate, cobalt proteinate], sorbic acid (preservative), dried lactobacillus fermentation product, dried bifidobacterium longum fermentation product, dried lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried enterococcus faecium fermentation product.

  • Ariq Cabbler

    My frenchies love the American Natural Premium Grain Free Duck and Pork brand.  They’re sensitive tummy’s seem to tolerate the kibble.  The 30lb bag cost is worth its value. 

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  • Tharner

    Also had issues with Berlo, NOT FRIENDLY AT ALL and not willing to work with breeders.  Give you a “take it or leave it” attitude.  There is one gal there that is very sweet, but the owners should not be in business.  I love the dog food has done wonders for my dogs coats.  Its a shame I have heard this same remark from over a dozen fellow breeders.  If they dont take a crash coarse in Customer Service, they to will soon be no longer….

  • Hi Ang S,

    I’ll check it out to see what’s changed. Thanks for the tip.

  • ang s

    This review has not been updated to include the new varieties. My dog is on the fish & potato. He is doing well and is not having the allergy issues he was on the original variety.

  • Bob K

    Chrissy — If you get poor customer service before the sale, what do you expect after the sale if there are problems?  There are many affordable readily available 4 star foods on the market, vote with your wallet and make an informed decision and remember to transition slowly to a new food.   American Natural is a small company with very limited distribution.  

  • Chrissy

    I hope I am commenting on the right spot…I had an issue with this company at first. I had asked for samples and was given the run around. I was told they would send them and I waited and waited. I would email and was told they were coming and this went on forever. I finally sent one months later stating I was highly disappointed and very unsatisfied. They apologized and said that the new line took longer than expected and gave a new time line of when to expect my samples to try. We had emailed so long ago when we were trying to find a right match for our guy with skin issues. I was very mad at first and it was only because we were being told it was coming and never showed up. If they would have told us this from the get go we would have been fine with that, but it was like a guessing game.
    I will say that they sent the samples for us and it was more than generous what they did for us. We do appreciate all they sent us and an apology letter to us. It was certainly nice to receive that. We would have understood if we knew what was going on from the beginning. There was a lack of communication up front. We appreciate what the company has done to try and resolve the mistake…I hope their food is worth the wait!

  • Jo H

    I just wanna say, I am very happy with American Natural Premium. I have 3 Great Danes, ages vary.. But, one if them was really sick, had problems w his coat, ect..he has done a 110% turn around.. I pass this food on to people that ask.

  • Smitte

    We have fed ANP original formula for our showdogs entire 5 years and her coat is fantastic and shiny. Everyone is always asking what we feed her or do to her coat and honestly there is nothing I do but feed her ANP and wash her before a show. Her daughters are thriving on it as well and have her lustrous shiny coat as well. I love this product and after paying over $50 a bag for 30# for other high quality brands before we got her it was nice to have this alternative at as good a quality but a much more affordable price tag. Yes we are also in the greater Milwaukee area so have several vendors who sell it.

  • Patrick

    Yeah scooby doo – It took me over a month before I received a response from them with regards to their ingredient change. I sent them 3 e-mails before I received a rather less then impressive reply. I’ve switched to Taste of The Wild for the past few months and could not be happier. TOTW has happy, helpful customer service reps that answer your call promptly and give intelligent responses. Switch over scooby doo, you will be happy you did!!

  • scooby doo

    ****They play lots of games…..

  • scooby doo

    Good luck if you have a problem with any of their products.. They have teenagers answering their phones.. They dont stand by their products.. They tell you they will correct the issue but never do.. I felt i was back in high school. The play lots or games

  • Patrick

    Thanks Tracey. Yeah, the original I think is the only formula from them in 40 lb bags. Good food, great price but my dog responded better to the Sensitve Care formula, it also contains probiotics. I used to be able to get that stuff at about the same price as Original and it was in a 40 lb. bag. Well, the price shot up, bag went to 33 lbs and they added pro b to the formula (good move), and after doing more research thanks to this site, switched to what I believe is an even better food, TOTW. ANP is very good, but there are better choices and prices out there if you are willing to put the time into researching this site. Good luck and may your pooch live a long, healthy life!

  • Tracey

    Patrick, I purchased it at Animal Outfitters in Fond du Lac. But the company just emailed me and let me know of other (closer) locations where it is sold I still need to call and verify pricing at those locations. I did see the Original (40 lbs) selling for $28.00 at numerous places. I was told at those stores they can hardly keep it on the shelves – and they’re happy to see many switching from Iams/Science Diet to ANP. I opted for the Exhibitors choice because it had probiotics added.

  • Patrick

    Tracey – Holy Smokes, $30 for a 40 lb bag of Exhibitors Choice? At what store do you find it this cheap?? I go to a Friends of Nature in the Milwaukee area and was paying $40 for a 33 lb bag of ANP Sensitive Care. I decided to “step it up” a bit to a 5 star formula, TOTW Pacific Stream. Grain Free, better food, and about the same price as this stuff.

  • Tracey

    I think I have finally found “the food” for our new Goldendoodle puppy. I planned on feeding him Fromm Gold Lg. Breed Puppy, but he just was not interested in it. I don’t know if it was too rich for him, even with transitioning and mixing, he just wouldn’t eat it (unless topped with yogurt). My vet tech had mentioned that this is what she feeds her dogs, and it has a simpler formula than Fromm, yet made in the same factory as Fromm. I got a bag, and he is gobbling it right up! I bought the exhibitors choice variety, as I wanted one with probiotics added since goldendoodles can be prone to stomach issues. The Fromm LBP had duck, chicken, lamb, fish…. maybe just a little rich for him? This only has chicken. His bowel movements are also much more regular on this (which is nice while house training). He never digested the fromm right away, we never knew when he was going to poo… (maybe that’s a sign of a good food, who knows)… but I take him out immediately after eating the ANP and he goes right away and it’s nice and formed. Very pleased with this food – especially for the price! Around 30 bucks for a 40 pound bag!!

  • Patrick

    Susan C, I am in the process of switching my dog over to Chicken Soup FTDLS, and it is going, well, Great! I’ll ad my comments at that site.

  • Patrick

    Hi Susan, You are welcome. An excellent choice, no, but very good, yes. Every dog is different and you have to work within your budget. It will be several weeks before I introduce my dog to Chicken Soup, and I will let you know how it goes. Heck, I might even change my mind. My advice is to read as many reviews of the 4 and 5 star foods as possible, and look at Mike and Jonathan’s comments before making a decision. In any event, I’ll let you know how the switch goes. Taste Of The Wild is a 5 star, excellent food but out of my price range. I say do whatever possible and stick to 4 and 5 star foods. Again, Good luck.

  • Susan C

    Patrick, I just looked at the Chicken Soup dry food again, and it does look like an EXCELLENT choice to try.
    THANK YOU VERY MUCH, for helping me in this decision!!

  • Susan C

    Patrick, Thx for the suggestion. I have seen the Chicken Soup dog food here in SC, so that may to a great one to try. You are also correct about the ANP not being available here. Have you ever tried the EVO? That looks very good also as long as P & G doesn’t change anything, as it currently does not seem to have anything bad in it like; sodium selenite, tomato pumace or canola oil. However, it does have “natural flavoring”, which who knows what that may be. It is a little less expensive than Core, so I am gong to try the “diet rotation” that Mike suggested using the Chicken Soup first, than possibly the EVO, with the reduced Core still as the basis food.
    Thanks so much Patrick. Susan

  • Patrick

    Susan, as you can see by my previous comments our dog has been using this food, and for the most part it’s worked out very well. However in the last month or so the price has gone up over 25%, and now it’s almost in the range of the 5 star foods. I am now thinking about switching to another 4 star food, Chicken Soup for the Dog Lovers Soul, another fine 4 star food. I find the ingredients very similar to ANP Sensitive Care including probiotics, and it’s about $10.00 less per bag. My dog hasn’t tried it yet, but I probably will be slowly switching her over the next several weeks and watching how she does. I would think this food is available in South Carolina. ANP is only distributed in a few states in the midwest, so shipping costs to SC would offset any price savings on the food. Good luck!

  • Susan C

    Thx again Mike. Wld U happen to hv a suggestion (or maybe someone on this site) as to what kind of dry food to try next, that may not B as expensive as the Core, but still good? I hv spent hrs now reading so many of yr reviews, which R GREAT, but now I am not sure which to try. Also, many of the foods have sodium selenite in them, which many say is not good 4 our pets, is it dangerous & what is it?

  • Hi Susan… Dogs can be a lot like us humans. They can grow tired of the same food when fed day after day. Once you find a new food, you may want to consider diet rotation. For more information, please visit our FAQ page and look for the topic, “Diet Rotation for Dogs”. Hope this helps.

  • Susan C

    Megan, just saw yr comment, thx!

  • Susan C

    Hi Mike, thx 4 responding so quickly. I did see the ANP dry food heading, but was looking for what the differences might be in the “Original” & “Sensitive Care” vs. the “Exhibitors Choice” ingredients. Hopefully I can find it in a store somewhere here in Myrtle Beach, SC. I have been feeding my 4yr old adoped/rescued Lhsasa mix Reduced fat Wellness Core, but she seems to not like it much lately, so was trying to get info on other foods, etc. This website is very helpful.

  • Meagan

    susan- it is at the top of this page the very first formula listed. mike chooses the formula that is the most average of the product line. you could get on anp website and compare the original with this review. hope this helps

  • Hi Susan… This review is for the entire ANP product line (which includes the Original formula). Please notice its name at the top of the list in this article.

  • Susan C

    I see that U told someone that U have reviewed the ANP Original dry dog food. Pls tell me exactly how to find your review on it & ingredients, as I don’t understand where to look for it, by what U said. Thanks!

  • Patrick

    Thanks for the update Mike. I am very happy to see that they have added probiotics into the formula. For those of you living in the midwest, this is great food at a great price. I pay about $30 for a 33 lb. bag of Sensitive Care. I am so glad I didn’t listen to my vet who recommended Purina Dog Chow……BTW I have a new vet!

  • Patrick

    Hi Mike –
    I noticed that the formula in the new Sensitive Care product has changed slightly. Does this happen frequently with dog foods, and should we slowly adjust our dog to the new formula as if it were a totally new food? Also, I think you will be reviewing the ANP Grain Free formula fairly soon, can you also include the new formulations of the other lines?? Thanks!

  • Troy

    Good day,
    Mike, this product IS recommended for ALL stages of a dogs life. Yes from puppies to adults they will benefit from this food. Eve I recommend you stay with ANP. Check their web site for yourselves.
    Just would like you all to know that we found this product as a superior value and a great food for our “kids”. All the ingredients come only from the USA. Very important to know considering some of the manufacturers import their ingredients…..
    Living in Wisconsin the product is readily available in stores around our area, from Minnesota to Illinois as well.
    We changed them over from California Natural to ANP, gradually as always recommended. I must tell you the girls would pick up a mouthful of the food in the bowl, drop it on the floor and eat the ANP first then seemingly reluctant finish the California Natural.
    My wife and I foster dogs for a non-profit rescue center in town and we usually get puppies to foster. We use only this product for the foster kids and have recommended this food to all the new adoptive parents and have no bad reviews from any of them. In fact we ended up adopting one of the fosters ourselves. The comments on their coats and health affirm our decision to use ANP.
    Hope this helps you all as your sight helped me confirm our choice.
    God Bless,

  • Patrick

    Hello – Just in case anyone is wondering about the price of the ANP Grain Free Formula, it is about $15.00 more then the Sensitve Care, and it is a 30 lb. bag vs. a 40 lb. bag for the other lines.

  • Hi Eve… Just be sure any food you give a company is AAFCO rated for either “growth” or “all life stages”. Feeding an adult food to a puppy may create serious problems later in life.

  • Eve

    I have a 9week old GS puppy who was on ANP
    I tried gradually switch him to CAlifornia natural, but he has belly problems. I want to keep him on ANO as he was doing fine on that. I only have one concern that they do not have specific puppy food.

  • Laura

    Yeup, that’s what I meant by ANP! Looking forward to your review!


  • Hi Laura… If ANP means American Natural Premium, I’ve added that line to my To Do list. Unfortunately, though, there are dozens ahead of it. Thanks for the tip.

  • Laura

    Hi Mike – I’ll be anxious to see/hear your comments on ANP’s new Grain-Free formula. Any idea if you will be reviewing this soon?


  • Hi Patrick… Not covering treats at this time. So, I can’t be much help. However, I will say that many of the same principles that apply to dog food also apply to treats, too.

  • Patrick

    Hi Mike – Thanks for your reviews and advice, we are in the process of switching over from ANP Original to ANP Sensitive Care and it is going great. Her stool quality is improving and she loves it just as much as the Original. Do you have any advice or reviews of dog treats? There are so many of them out there, and the ingredients really vary. We have sometimes used the Pedigree Oral Care product, and it seems to work well. (Our Black Lab Boxer mix loves to chew). Thanks again for your great advice and thorough reviews.

  • Hi Vickie… you’re right. Shipping costs appear to take away the value. Not sure how to get in touch with the company but form what I understand they currently sell their products to a regional market only. Sorry for the bad news.

  • Vickie Hildreth

    Is there a place in California to purchase “American Natural Premium” dog food? When I try to order it online, the 40lb bag is about $31.00, and the shipping is about $51.00, making the total about $82.00. Ouch!

  • Hi Patrick… I’ve already reviewed the ANP Original product. It’s included in my review of the American Natural Premium product line published just days ago. By the way, excellent value.

  • Patrick

    Hello Mike – Is it possible to review The American Natural Premium Original formula? Thanks –