Horizon Dog Food Review (2019)

Horizon Dog Food Review

As a busy pet-parent, you probably want the best for your dogs, but what happens when you don’t have the time to rustle up a home-cooked meal from scratch? Horizon dog food is designed to do just that in a convenient ready-to-eat form of dog food. Their nutritionally balanced pet meals come in grain-free variants with the best quality ingredients so you will never have to worry about a bad meal for your four-legged friend ever again!

Horizon Company Overview

A transparent, ethical family-run business that draws on the regional values of traditional Saskatchewan agriculture, Horizon is no faceless multinational giant. With carefully formulated dog food that ticks all the boxes – great taste, complete nutritionally balanced dog food, and regionally sourced ingredients. Their dog food first rolled off lines around 2007 when they set up a manufacturing facility in Rosthern, Canada.

Simplicity is the hallmark of Horizon dog food. Dog meals that contain good old-fashioned chicken, wild caught salmon, and turkey. No growth hormones or steroids or even preservatives. Just good, clean, healthy dog food. The affordability of this brand is in large part due to its commitment to sourcing locally which also helps them stay environmentally friendly. So you get premium ingredients without forking out too much.

Ingredients Found in Horizon Dog Food

Horizon has become well known for their use of healthy animal proteins, but also for a clever use of pulses to round out your dog’s nutritional intake.

  • Healthy animal proteins – Turkey, wild caught salmon, lamb, pork, and chicken are meats that dogs love and are great for them too!
  • Pulses – Horizon uses locally grown piles like peas and red lentils in their dog food. These protein-rich foods are also a great source of fiber and carbs. Plus they’re low fat, low GI(glycemic index)and gluten-free, making them a healthy addition to a pet’s diet.
  • Fruit – Pineapple, blueberries, and apples make their way into Horizon dog food to amp up the vitamin, antioxidant and immune boosting properties of the food.
  • Vegetables – Non-GMO, in season vegetables like cabbage, broccoli, bok choy, and carrots introduce important vitamins and minerals along with some fiber.
  • Unrefined whole grains – Some recipes for Horizon dog food contain healthy whole grains like whole barley, oats, or rye. They’re a healthy carbohydrate source and are also rich in fiber and low GI.
  • Probiotic cultures and prebiotics – A custom blend of probiotic cultures as well as prebiotic foods help your dog’s immune and gut health, making them healthier and stronger.
  • Other ingredients like yucca can help with allergies and skin problems, while Glucosamine & Chondroitin are excellent for a dog’s joint health.

All Horizon dog food is cooked “low and slow”. Their products take longer to prepare, but retains more nutrients, making it a healthier choice for dogs. Dogs love the great flavors and delicious variants Horizon dog food is available in – and owners swear by the affordability and convenience!

Horizon Dog Food Product Line

Horizon’s 5 lines of dog food products are created to meet the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.

  • Taiga – Grain-free animal protein based dry dog food formulated using modern techniques applied to historical principles.
  • Amicus – Specially formulated smaller and slightly softer grain-free dry dog food for small/mini breeds.
  • Complete – A meat-based, whole grain dry dog food.
  • Legacy – Innovative grain-free and potato-free dry dog food rich in healthy proteins like salmon, chicken, and turkey as well as fruit and veg for antioxidants, vitamins, and immune boosting nutrients.
  • Pulsar – Single-protein grain-free dry dog food which emphasizes the use of pulses along with a single animal protein source.

15 Varieties of Horizon Dry Dog Food

Horizon Dog Food Review

8.2

Ingredient Quality

9.5/10

Guaranteed Analysis

9.5/10

Company Transparency

10.0/10

Price

7.0/10

Variety Options

5.0/10