Party Animal Dog Food Review

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Meet Party Animal Dog Food

Party Animal is a premium wet dog food brand that uses whole ingredients and no grains to develop its line of canned foods. As soon as you step foot on their website, you can tell they’re a fun company that likes to appear light-hearted and youthful.

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They make no jokes when talking about their ingredients though because Party Animal has a top of the line list of ingredients, especially for moist foods. We find that dry kibble tends to get the best of the best because it’s easier to disguise bad ingredients in canned foods; we think of them as a “snack.”

The company’s reputation online is minimal because they don’t have a lot of reviews on either Chewy nor Amazon. What little reviews they do have are inconsistent.

In this article, we’re going to crash this party and find out if Party Animal Dog Food is doing everything it can to provide the best moist food.

Brand Quick Look

  • Parent Company: Party Animal Inc.
  • Founded in: 2006
  • Made in: California USA
  • Available at:  Chewy, Amazon
  • Types of Food: Canned
  • Real Meat in First 5 Ingredients? : Yes
  • Recalled in Past? : Yes

Behind the Brand

The company started in 2006 with a couple who didn’t have a business plan or a direct goal, they wanted to provide the best food for their furry friends, and they would stop at nothing to achieve their goal.

Party Animal food develops all natural, grain-free, and wholesome pet foods that are delicious and nutritious. There is little additional information online about the founding of the company. Based on their website and other information, they seem like a small company that makes all of their foods in small batches.

What Types of Dog Food Does Party Animal Offer?

Party Animal offers wet canned food containing all-natural ingredients and meat as the first. The company does a great job of using organic ingredients and additional vitamins to really pack a nutritious punch into their canned foods.

Many canned foods have a reputation for containing fillers and harmful ingredients even when they come from a health food company. After a quick run through their foods and each list to go along with it, there are no red flags that stand out.

Here are some of the canned foods they offer:

In addition to their standard line of food, they also offer something called “Cocolicious.” This line contains organic coconut towards the top of the list as a helpful addition for sensitive stomachs. Coconut is natural on the digestive system, and it fills voids in the food without lacking nutrition like most fillers.

Here are some of the Cocolicious canned foods:

Party Animal Recall History

Based on our research, since the founding of Party Animal in 2006 there has been only one major recall. Here is it below.

In April 2017 the company recalled Cocolicious Beef and Turkey plus Cocolicious Chicken and Beef for possible contamination with pentobarbital.

We had to do our research on this one, and we found out that pentobarbital is a narcotic used to sedate or help people fall asleep during surgeries. It slows brain and nervous system activity and had the potential to be consumed in the food.

At the time the food was manufactured at a facility owned by Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food Co. Inc., and Party Animal sued them for 20 million dollars.

Best Party Animal Dog Food

In this section, we’re diving deep into the meat and potatoes of this pet food brand to see if we can find anything they might be doing wrong. We’re taking a close look at the ingredients and their online reputation to grab some dirt on these party animals.

Their products have very few reviews online and not much reputation, so we’re going to do our best to compile an accurate representation of the company.

Cocolicious Beef Recipe

Overall: 4 out of 5

Flavor: 4 out of 5

Ingredients: 4.5 out of 5

Packaging: 4 out of 5

Price: 3 out of 5

This food has 11 reviews with 4.3 stars on Chewy. Most users say they love the food, the taste is great, and they feel fantastic about feeding their pets something so healthy.

Some of the critical reviews say their pups are turned off by the smell and they don’t think it smells like meat. This could be from the coconut, but overall, most reviewers are pleased by the ingredients and scent.

First 5 Ingredients:

Beef, Beef Liver, Beef Broth, Organic Coconut, Organic Guar Gum

This is a great list of ingredients that excludes any filler, grain, corn, or soy. These are the types of things you want to see in your canned dog food, but of course, they come at a price.

Turn Up Da Turkey

Overall: 4 out of 5

Flavor: 4 out of 5

Ingredients: 4.5 out of 5

Packaging: 4 out of 5

Price: 3 out of 5

They’re turning up the flavors and reputation on this one with ten reviews for 4.6 stars on Chewy. Most reviews say that the food works well for their picky eaters, they love seeing all the organic ingredients, and it has helped pups with sensitive stomachs and digestion issues.

Some of the critical reviews come from the texture of the food; they say they’re put off by the fact that the pate has a soggy consistency with no chunks of meat standing out. They also said it hasn’t always been like that.

The food is prepared in smaller batches than your traditional mass manufactured dog food so not every can may come out the same.

Overall, we think the turkey flavor is worth a shot for you pet owners out there.

First 5 Ingredients:

Turkey, Turkey Liver, Turkey Broth, Ground Flaxseed, Sunflower Oil

Cocolicious Rabbit Recipe

Overall: 4 out of 5

Flavor: 4 out of 5

Ingredients: 4 out of 5

Packaging: 4 out of 5

Price: 3 out of 5

For this product review, we dug up the worst rated food from the company to take a look at why consumers don’t recommend it. Unfortunately, it only has five reviews, so it’s hard to get an accurate representation of the honesty behind the reviews. The product has 3.4 stars and 60% recommendation on Chewy.

Some of the bad ratings say that their dog won’t eat the food, they’re not pleased that it contains pea protein, and again issues with the overall texture of the food being too mushy and artificial looking.

First 5 Ingredients:

Rabbit, Vegetable Broth, Ground Flaxseed, Organic Coconut, Sunflower Oil

We’re pleased to see that there are no fillers in the first five ingredients because alternative proteins like rabbit, bison, duck, etc., tend to get these fillers because they’re cheaper to manufacture.

Customer Reviews

The best way to get a real look into how a company is performing is to look at their honest and verified reviews section. It’s intimidating to switch dog foods because you’re afraid of wasting money and you don’t want to make your pups sick. Here are some real reviews from customers who already tried Party Animal.

Positive

Great for sensitive stomachs

One of my dogs has always had digestive issues, and I’ve had to switch foods numerous times. This food cleared up a particularly long bout of loose bowels and the “gurgle bellies,” even faster than bland homecooked chicken and rice with sweet potato. He loves the taste! I highly recommend this food! – Chewy Customer

Delicious

I started my dogs on this when Wild Calling changed their Shepherd’s Choice formula. One of my dogs is highly allergic to most everything, and so this is a good limited ingredient choice. The food looks and smells appealing, like real meat, and both of my dogs love it. – Chewy Customer

Negative

No thanks

Blech. That was my reaction when I opened the can for the first time and saw the goopy green contents. It was also my dog’s reaction when he took his first (and last) mouthful of this food. My dog used to love Party Animal’s Wild Caught Salmon. Since they no longer make it, I was really happy to learn that Party Animal came out with a new salmon dog food. After seeing my dog’s reaction after tasting this food for the first time, however, my happiness was short-lived. The fact that the food is green and goopy doesn’t matter nearly as much as the fact that my dog doesn’t like it. So no, no home run here. – Chewy Customer

Limited Ingredients and Bad Texture

The overall theme of Party Animal dog food is an uncertain feeling in your stomach. Many of the reviews have great things to say about how their food has impacted their pups life, but so many of the complaints say that same thing.

The food does not have a desirable texture and dogs need that. The food appears more like a cat pate, and for Party Animal to be a real contender in the healthy dog food realm, they’ll need to improve on that.

That said, you can’t argue with a long list of healthy ingredients so we would absolutely recommend giving Party Animal Dog Food a try.

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