The Advantage of Always Antibiotic-Free:

Always Antibiotic-Free provides assurance that the animals were raised in a program that allows them to grow at their natural pace in an environment that does not require the administration of antibiotics to keep them healthy.

Since our farmers are not using antibiotics for disease prevention, they have to maintain more stringent standards for animal agriculture for both the parents and their offspring. Our farmers take extra steps to prevent disease and support animal health, such as all-vegetarian diets and the use of probiotics that work with the animal’s own immune and digestive systems. These steps require additional work and expense compared to the common practice of relying on antibiotics.

Are all chickens Antibiotic-Free?

Absolutely not! Simply put, if the label does not say that the product is Antibiotic-Free, then it isn’t. Always read your product labels to ensure that the item meets your desired quality level.

Why do our farmers use an all-vegetarian diet?

Conventional livestock diets typically use animal by-products as an inexpensive source of protein. Our all-vegetarian diet doesn’t include any animal by-products, and we believe that results in better tasting meat and poultry. The all-vegetarian diet is carefully blended to ensure balanced nutrition for the animals.

What about hormones and steroids?

Federal law prohibits the use of added hormones or steroids in poultry and pork production, so our customers can be assured we don’t use them in any of our poultry.

What is GAP?


We guarantee that the antibiotic-free chicken & turkey contained in each and every Tender & True Antibiotic-Free Recipe pet product has been certified humanely raised by the Global Animal Partnership, a third-party nonprofit charitable organization, founded in 2008, that brings together farmers, scientists, ranchers, retailers, and animal advocates to improve the welfare of animals in agriculture.

We start with natural turkey Raised Without Antibiotics as the #1 ingredient within all of our Antibiotic Free Natural pet foods. Our recipes are made with a precise blend of natural ingredients, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals expressly blended for optimal nutrition. Providing your pets with premium ingredients is our top priority at Tender & True Pet Nutrition. We are committed to providing your pet with wholesome and nutritionally balanced recipes.