Evangers Dog Food Reviews (Ratings, Recalls, Ingredients!)

​Evangers Dog Food Reviews (Ratings, Recalls, Ingredients!)

About the Company

Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food Company, Inc was started by Fred Evangers in the 1930s because he wanted to make food for his show dogs that would give them the best nutrition possible without anything dangerous for his dogs. The company still manufactures the food in the same location today and have grown to be internationally recognized for their quality. They make foods with no soy, corn, wheat, artificial ingredients, harmful additives, or other preservatives or by-products.

Natural Manufacturing

In 2003, Evanger’s started a line of canned food that would be packed by hand with whole pieces of fresh meat and vegetables rather than using machines. They like to call this innovation ““People Food for Pets™.” They also pack the raw ingredients in their own juices before cooking everything, and the amazing results show in Evanger’s canned dog food reviews everywhere.

Dry Food

Canned Food

Evanger’s is doing well as a company because they truly provide quality to their customers, and you can see that customers love them in the reviews. They care about the health of your pets and put the best ingredients into every package of food they make. They are also very clear about what ingredients go into each item, so people love using their food when their pets have dietary problems, allergies, or other restrictions.

The reason they only got 4.5 stars is because there have been some instances of the FDA asking them to improve their food in the past, so I want to be cautious in my rating. Still, I’m confident that their food line has an option perfect for your pet.


Evanger’s has been creating great grain-free pet food since 1935 when the company first began. They pride their company on creating human-grade food. This means that every product they release is only made from nutritious foods that even humans would eat.

Really. If you don’t believe me, check out this video of someone enjoying some of their pet’s food for themselves!

Evanger’s also has a huge variety of simple, meat-based products available. From gourmet dinners for your pets that have additional nutritious ingredients for your dog, they also have all natural snacks and treats that will give your pet interesting variety to their meals.

Don’t make the mistake of feeding your pet the same food every day. Evanger’s makes it easy to avoid that.

They also carry Kosher pet food, which is really unique and something many companies do not offer or even consider. These foods follow all rules necessary to be considered Kosher.


The biggest con with food from Evanger’s is the price compared to store brand foods, but that is to be expected with the human-grade quality of food that they are providing for your pet. Compared to other brands of similar quality, they are actually on the cheaper end.

While there has never been an official Evangers dog food recall, there are some rumors and evidence that they have been scolded by the FDA before and that they have completed some silent recalls without actually letting customers know. Regardless, they have never been subject to a full recall.

Evanger’s Dog Food Ingredients

Usually, this is the part of the review I dread writing, but today I have great news. I believe that every single ingredient used by Evanger’s makes this pet food above average. All ingredients are fresh and locally sourced. All meats used are anti-biotic free.

Dry foods from Evanger’s all meet necessary requirements recommended by American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO).

Since there are so many products available, you need to have an understanding of your pet’s diet needs and of what you are buying when purchasing products from Evanger’s. Many Evanger's canned dog food reviews mention that they bought a supplement product instead of a dinner product.

Their 100% meat products are exactly what they claim to be but should be combined with other products to get the full nutritional profile that your pet needs.

For example, combining the very healthy organic meat options with their canned vegetable meal will make for a perfectly balanced diet in regards to moisture, protein, carbohydrates, and all other necessary nutrition.

Evanger’s dry foods, such as Chicken and Brown Rice, have low-fat content, high energy content, and the right amount of carbohydrates for your pet. Since chicken meat loses moisture when cooking, chicken meal is used to recover that moisture and protein.

Additionally, most chicken based products use chicken fat, which contains linoleic and omega-6 fatty acids that are good for your dog.

They also have totally natural supplemental foods like dried salmon, beef lungs, beef hearts and beef tongues. All of these items are dried gently and give your pet a great amount of iron that is necessary for a good diet. Overall, the ingredients that you will find in Evanger’s foods for your pet are of the best quality.

Evanger’s Dog Food Recall History

There have never been any recalls issues for any of Evanger’s products. I have total confidence in their food’s quality because of that, but there are others who worry about their quality, so I want to be very clear about that.

The reason other people worry about the quality is that there is a chance Evanger’s has done a “silent recall” of products by asking distributors to return food to them without actually alerting customers.

Still, no official recall has happened, so that is reassuring as a pet owner. There was a time when the FDA told them to fix some things, but they have fixed them and continued to make great food. So, I still have confidence in Evanger’s pet food.

Final Thoughts

Giving Evanger’s pet food a try is, in my opinion, a no-brainer! There has never been a single Evangers dog food recall or a recall on any of their products so you can be sure of the quality.

Beyond that, they offer amazing options to suit your pet’s dietary needs, and the food never contains harmful additives, grains, or other unnecessary ingredients. If you want quality and satisfaction out of your pet’s food, Evanger’s might be the right choice for you.

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