The story of Stella and Chewy’s began when Marie Moody adopted a dog named Stella from a local animal shelter in 1997. She wanted Stella to have a friend, so shortly after she adopted a sick puppy named Chewy. In order to support Chewy’s health, Marie consulted a veterinarian and began to feed him a raw diet as a result. Chewy quickly recovered and Stella also thrived on a raw diet; then the idea for her company was planted.
Marie turned this realization and experience into Stella and Chewy’s in 2003. Just out of her small kitchen in her 600 square foot, one-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn, New York, Marie continued her passion for pet nutrition and the raw food was a hit in the neighborhood and word caught on. Nowadays, the company has been producing food in a much larger kitchen—its main facility in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
Since its creation, Stella and Chewy’s has operated under the belief that most pets are most likely to thrive when they are fed the same diet as they are in the wild. That’s why they use the highest quality raw ingredients to ensure complete and balanced nutrition.
All of their pet food products are made in FDA-inspected plants in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. They work closely with a small, select group of suppliers to ensure the quality and safety of their ingredients and production process.
While many traditional kibbles are made using an extrusion process, Stella and Chewy’s patented food safety process known as SecureByNature® involves high-pressure processing, which is a low-temperature process that leaves the food’s color, texture, flavor, and nutrient value intact while destroying pathogenic organisms.
Beyond its commitment to nutrition, the company is also dedicated to animal welfare and doing its part to support local shelters and rescues.
Now that you have more background on Stella and Chewy’s, it’s time to dive deeper into their cat food. To help you better decide on whether their products are the right fit for your feline, we’ve reviewed their highest rated cat food below.