We make pet food with purpose.

Dry recipes produced in the United States, with no meat by-product meal, corn, wheat,
soy, sugar, artificial preservatives or flavors added.

Nutrition Philosophy

All that’s good, nothing that’s not.

Powerful proteins. Vitamin-rich super foods. Balanced ingredients. For the past 40 years, we’ve traveled the world in search of the most nutritious ingredients on earth. The result: holistic pet nutrition that’s carefully formulated to unleash your pet’s amazing nature.

Superfoods for Super Pets™

Unlock your pet’s healthiest self.

Solid Gold has over 40 years of experience developing transformative nutrition for your pet. All of our balanced dry food recipes have 20 nutrient-dense superfoods and clean, high-quality proteins. Our holistic recipes are designed to support your pet's overall health and well-being—including mind, body and spirit.

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Unique Ingredients

We chase the good stuff.

We’ve traveled far and wide to find the best source for every ingredient we use. So our grocery list looks a lot like yours—full of sustainably sourced proteins, healthy produce, and earth-wise herbs and spices.

We use only the best-quality ingredients on earth.
None of our recipes use ingredients from China.

Unique Ingredients Sourced from Around the World | Nutrition Map | Solid Gold Holistic Nutrition

Quail, Duck and Rabbit from France

Lamb from New Zealand

Venison from Australia

Alaskan Pollock from Alaska’s Bering Strait

Turkey, Chicken and Beef from United States

Pumpkin from California

Sweet Potato from North Carolina

Cranberries from Canada

Brown Rice from Arkansas

Oatmeal from Canada

Tomato Pomace from California

Taurine from Japan

Quail, Duck and Rabbit from France

Lamb from New Zealand

Venison from Australia

Alaskan Pollock from Alaska’s Bering Strait

Turkey, Chicken and Beef from United States

Pumpkin from California

Sweet Potato from North Carolina

Cranberries from Canada

Tomato Pomace from California

Brown Rice from Arkansas

Oatmeal from Canada

Taurine from Japan

Click + and use the map to learn more about where we source our unique ingredients.

Ingredient Focus: Taurine

If it’s in our food, we’ll tell you why.

Taurine is an amino acid that’s beneficial to both cats and dogs—and in fact, for cats, it’s vital. That’s why we source taurine from quality manufacturers in Japan and include it in all of our dry dog and cat food recipes.

Why Cats Need Taurine | Solid Gold Holistic Nutrition

Taurine is an essential amino acid for cats, one they can't live without. And because cats can't produce it on their own, it's vital they get it in their diet. That's why we include taurine in every cat recipe.

Why Dogs Need Taurine | Solid Gold Holistic Nutrition

Unlike cats, dogs can produce taurine. So why is it in all our dry dog recipes? Some breeds are still prone to taurine deficiency, which can lead to a heart condition called Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM).

Grain and Gluten Free Dog and Cat Foods | Solid Gold Holistic Pet Nutrition

Grain & Gluten Free

Like people, pets can benefit from a grain and gluten free diet. For some, it’s about preference; for others, it’s a health must.

While most dogs and cats aren’t sensitive to wholesome whole grains like brown rice, pearled barley, and oatmeal, if you spot symptoms like skin rash or digestive upset, (and your pet is already on a whole grain diet without corn, wheat or soy), it may be a food allergy. Check with your veterinarian and ask if your pet could benefit from switching to a grain and gluten free diet.

Low-Fat, Low-Calorie Dog and Cat Foods | Solid Gold Holistic Pet Nutrition

Weight Control

Maintaining a healthy weight is part of your pet’s overall health and happiness. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, approximately 53% of dogs and 58% of cats in the United States are overweight. The results can be serious: adverse health effects for even moderate obesity include reduced lifespan, poor bone and joint health, digestive upset and trouble breathing.

To help combat pet obesity, we offer weight control recipes that are lower in calories and fat, and higher in protein and fiber, because a nutritious diet is the first step towards a healthy pet.

'Change your inner world and the outer world will follow.' That's our family motto, especially when it comes to our rescue pets. We feed them Solid Gold because it’s exactly what these seven little souls need for a second chance at the life they deserve.

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Our History

We were born for adventure.

In 1974 our founder, Sissy McGill, asked a simple, revolutionary question: “Why aren’t we feeding our pets good food?” She believed that holistic nutrition could help pets live longer, healthier, and happier lives. So she followed her intuition, setting out on an adventure to discover all that earth’s wisdom had to offer.

Learn more about Sissy’s story.
Solid Gold Founder, Sissy McGill | Solid Gold Holistic Pet Nutrition