#DiamondNaturals Offers Peace of Mind + A Giveaway [Sponsored Post]

Minnie sniff

“Be sure to check where it comes from!”

I overheard a woman bark that command to the man she was shopping with in the pet aisle of a big box store over the weekend. It made me smile.

The couple was buying food and treats for their dogs. Obviously, at least the woman was aware of the greater safety risks associated with pet products that come from China.

Made in America is one of the reasons I feel good about Diamond, a pet food company that manufacturers its products “from start to finish” right here in America. In fact, the headquarters for Diamond Pet Foods’ is actually just a few hours south of me, in Meta, Missouri. The company has three other state-of-the-art facilities located in California and South Carolina.

Diamond Pet Foods plant

But location isn’t everything.

Diamond’s commitment to food safety involves on-site product testing, microbial control and testing, as well as air and water quality controls. More than 1,300 microbiological tests are conducted at every Diamond facility every week.

The company also employs a “Test and Hold Program, in which product tests are conducted by a certified, independent laboratory.” In addition, Diamond Pet Foods facilities are also subjected to an annual Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) audit administered by  the food safety audit firm NSF International®.

Diamond Naturals safety testing

This is true of the original Diamond Pet Foods products as well as the recently launched, affordable grain-free varieties.


Thanks to an opportunity provided by the BlogPaws Blogger Network, I’ve been blogging about the company’s grain-free offerings over the past couple of months. My dogs have even sampled the products.

Now, Diamond is offering your pet a chance to go grain-free. Simply follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win a Diamond Naturals gift basket, including: one 28-pound bag of Diamond Naturals Grain Free dog food in your choice of flavors, a box of dog stationery, dog bone-shaped paperclips, a decorative sign, a 2014 Dogs and Puppies calendar and a $40 Visa gift card.

All you have to do is follow the prompts on the Rafflecopter to enter.  Wayward Dogs will choose a winner in two weeks and announce them on our Facebook page.  Please be sure we can contact you by e-mail when you enter.  If you don’t see the Rafflecopter widget, please click on the link and it will take you to the widget.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


This post is sponsored by Diamond Naturals on behalf of the BlogPaws Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Diamond Naturals Naturals Grain-Free dog food, but WaywardDogs.com only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Diamond Naturals is not responsible for the content of this article.


About Crystal K. Wiebe

I live with two formerly wayward dogs, and helping other dogs find new homes is my passion. I recently founded the company Beer Paws to help celebrate the relationship between people and pets.

Posted on November 11, 2013, in Blogging, Dogs, Dogtography, Food and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 30 Comments.

  1. We haven’t fed him grain free food yet, but we would consider it.

  2. No but would love to try it!

  3. No because I didn’t know if they would like it.

  4. We just switched to grain free (Victor dog food) and are really loving what it’s been doing to the pooches’ coats!

  5. We haven’t tried grain free yet but would try!

  6. I have not tried grain free food yet because I haven’t had any complications with it.

  7. I haven’t switched to grain free but I need to for my dog’s health. Thanks for the recommendation!

  8. BabyGirl and Midnight dine on Diamond Chicken and Rice. I have been wanting to try them on the grain free yet. Sense they both have allergys this would be good for them to try.

  9. Very good article on grain free food and Diamond..

  10. We have 3 dogs (2 are our family dogs and 1 is a foster). One of our family dogs is allergic to grains, so he has been on grain free for over a year now. We can not afford to feed all 3 grain free, as the feed supply store we purchase from only carries Taste of the Wild for grain free (Which is considerably higher priced than Diamond). We feed the other 2 Diamond lamb and rice. I’m excited to find out that Diamond offers a grain free option and I will be requesting our local feed store start carrying it as well. Maybe then we can afford to feed all 3 the better of dog kibbles.
    When our allergy pittie sneaks into the other dog’s food, we can always tell within a couple days, by how his coat starts to look. It would be wonderful to have them all on the same food and not have to worry about the hassle of feeding them separate. :-)

  11. I do because I think its healthier for my dog

  12. I feed my dog grain-free food because its better for him.

  13. We havent tried grain free food for our pups b/c i havent thought about it – but its def a good idea!

  14. We have fed grain free because my one dog has 7 different food allergies.

  15. I feed my dogs grain free because after a lot of trial and error I discovered that one of my dogs is sensitive to wheat.

  16. No, we haven’t tried any yet

  17. i do not know if it is grain free or not we feed her biljac sensitive stomach

  18. No we don’t its too expensive but I’d love for her to try it

  19. We don’t. We have tried to buy it, brands such as Blue Buffalo, but they never like it and it’s so expensive that we gave up, at least for awhile. =)

  20. I haven’t tried any grain free brands because my pup seems happy with his current food

  21. We tried grain free dog food but went off of it after our vet recommended doing so.

  22. We don’t yet, but we’re doing some research into it now so that we’re ready when we need to change in a couple months.

  23. No, I just never thought of the difference before

  24. I Would love to win – my dog is allergic to grains and I’ve heard Diamond brand is one of the cheapest grain free options out there!

  25. I don’t feed grain free because my dogs do fine on their current food

  26. Yes, I gave my dog grain free food because it’s better for his health

  27. I feed my dogs grain-free food because that’s what my vet recommended for their sensitive tummies

  28. I don’t feed grain free, mostly because I haven’t seen it in my local shops.

  29. hello,

    i like your thought ! one of the more eye-opening findings was that achieving peace of mind was seven times more important to respondents that accumulating wealth .

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