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4health pet food uses premium natural ingredients to curate the best formulas for your pet. Always the #1 ingredient, real meat is complemented by whole vegetables so you can be sure your pet is receiving the nutrients they need. You will never find corn, soy or wheat in 4health foods, but you will find omega fatty acids for healthy skin and coat as well as antioxidants to promote overall good health in your animals. Found exclusively at Tractor Supply Co., 4health is committed to providing optimal nutrition for optimal health.

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    Reviewed Nov. 18, 2023

    I have been giving my working k-9. Sheppard/Malinois 4health for two years. No issues. I have been told in past it’s a good grain free food, no preservatives. All a sudden she had been getting violent bouts of bad diarrhea. Go to chicken and rice and it came back over and over. No other food or treats were given. Changed food to Royal Canin. Although extremely expensive. It seemed to have work almost immediately. I do not recommend this food at all. Either she developed an allergy to it or they started adding something to the food that is obviously not healthy. Pay the extra money and buy better food.

    Reviewed Oct. 14, 2023

    My two Labrador dogs have been on 4health salmon and potato for about a year now. My chocolate lab has severe food allergies to beef and poultry (of any kind). I chose this food because it was salmon and potato with no poultry products. No issues until the newest bag 10/2023. I looked over the ingredients and "egg products" appeared as the 7th ingredient from the top. Major flare ups in his ears and paws. My yellow lab is nowhere near as sensitive and even she is having ear issues- head shaking, paw licking. Looks like they'll be going back to Diamond Naturals salmon and sweet potato.

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    Reviewed April 27, 2023

    I had a beautiful healthy red nose pit girl who was a little overweight. I switched her from the 4 Health Weight Management food to the 4- Health Healthy weight food. She ate two bowls of this food. She was coughing up mucus. She coughed. Stood up and fell over in her kennel. I let her out to monitor her where I watched her go into a seizure, vomit foam, and go stiff. She experienced labored breathing and died before I could even get a vet on the phone. My other two dogs are on the 4-Health Salmon. I’m going to be throwing $120 worth of dog food away today.

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    Reviewed Aug. 30, 2022

    I purchased 4health Dog Food beef potato formula for large dogs, I also purchased Small breed formula and urinary tract for cats. My 13 year old healthy boxer is the only dog that ate a bowl on Friday after an hour of eating it he started foaming at the mouth and had a seizure. Then on Saturday after eating a bowl he had 15 seizures throughout the day. My other pets wouldn't eat the food. THANK GOD!! On Sunday after eating he had a really bad seizure. I never even thought it could have been the food. We bought it cause the salesperson at Tractor Supply told us it was good for Bully breeds as he has allergies to dog food with corn and junk in it is the reason we were looking for something good for him.

    I should have researched the brand before buying and the recalls from the company. My boxer Zeus after having so many seizures on Sunday we had to take him to the emergency veterinarian to have him put to sleep. I realized after thinking what did we do differently that could have caused the seizures it was the 4Health Beef and Potatoes that poisoned my dog. I took all 3 bags back to Tractor Supply they are having the dogfood tested and supposed to give me the results but, after learning it's their brand I'm sure I won't hear back so I kept a quart-size freezer bag of all the 3 bags I bought and going to have it tested myself.

    I wish I would have just stuck with Bil Jac and feeding them a raw diet. I was trying to save money and it cost my Beloved Boxer of 13 years his life. I will not even go back to Tractor Supply after learning they are part owners of the 4health and Diamond brand dog foods. Makes me sick to think I fed my dog this poison. I'll stick with Bil Jac and raw diet from now on.


    Reviewed May 20, 2022

    I've always loved ProPlan for my dogs. They happily gobbled it up with no health issues for years, and then I broke down and adopted two cats, (Then two more). I was dumbfounded at the cost and lack of decent options for food at the time. Then one day, I was scanning the aisles of PetSmart for good options that didn't cost 1/2 my paycheck and there was a cat adoption day being held. I got to talking to the woman who runs the rescue and cat food came up. Because we were in PetSmart, she lowered her voice and very quietly told me that if I wanted the best cat food on the market, and at a fraction of the cost, to buy it from Tractor Supply Co, (TSC). She told me that their brand is called 4Health, but it's made by Blue Buffalo. The difference is in the price. It's extremely reasonable! She said she only feeds that to all the animals in her shelter but didn't want the staff at PetSmart to hear her say that.

    I immediately went to TSC and was impressed with the variety of options for both dog and cat food. The cat food has options for outdoor, indoor, every life stage, dietary needs, etc., and the cost was a fraction of what buying the Blue Buffalo brand costs. I've been feeding it to my cats for about 4-5 years now, and I also switched the dogs to 4Health which also offers a variety of flavors, dietary needs, life stages, weights, activity levels, you name it. 4Health for is also the only brand I have ever seen for cat food that comes in a 25lb bag. You can get 60lbs of dog food, but cat food? Nope. Not until 4Health. The cost recently went up, as did everything but it's still less expensive at $35 for 25lbs and it's developed with great ingredients to meet every cat's needs. The dog food offers all the same options as Blue Buffalo with varying price levels. I highly recommend giving 4Health a try and feed your pets the best but save some money, too!

    Reviewed Oct. 20, 2021

    I thought it was the medication my dog was on making her throw up every day all day long. But it turns out it was this food. Very very disappointed and after reading all the complaints about how other people's dogs are doing the same thing and yet there is no recall being done I am switching brands and never coming back to this.

    Reviewed Aug. 3, 2021

    We thought we would try this for our 10 year old Catahoula/Rottie mix. It made her very sick with diarrhea and she was very lethargic until we stopped the treats. Going to return it to the store the next time we go there.


    Reviewed March 16, 2021

    The ingredient list is great which is why I bought it! Then my dog started getting extremely sick and lethargic. Refused to eat her dog food but acted like she was hungry and would eat treats. She had tiny dark inconsistent poops. Throwing up and absolutely no energy. I took her to the vet, who said she ate something that gave her a bug. She literally has no access to anything. Bathroom and bedroom doors always closed and the rest of the house is dog proofed.

    They gave me meds, the next night I cooked her some hamburger and she devoured it and was still hungry. So I put half a can of this in her bowl she smelled it and made a disgusted face and refused to eat it. I dumped it, scrubbed her bowl and gave her more hamburger, which she immediately ate. I started researching the food and found on Consumer Affairs 2 dozen situations exactly like mine! It's been a few days now, and my dog still hasn't pooped, still no energy, and will only eat a little at a time. We are taking her to be tested for kidney failure from poisoning caused by this dog food! This has been the only change in her diet for the last 7 years... This food needs to be recalled!

    Reviewed March 3, 2021

    Been with 4 health for a long time. Recently my 6 year old rottie started to not eat it. So we had to put grated cheese on it, somewhat helpful. So I personally did a taste test with Blue Buffalo. 1st was Blue Buffalo in my mouth that had the same taste threw out the chew from the beginning. I spit it out. 2nd 4 health put in my mouth and it had a pungent more of taste but when I bit it and spit it out instantly it was nasty chemical taste [I mean nasty]. If you don't believe me try it. I have called Diamond Pet Food and have told them my experience. Rottie wolfed down the buffalo food like he was starving to death. I personally will never give the food to my dogs again.


    Reviewed Dec. 9, 2020

    I've been feeding this to my 14 yr old dog and my 2 year old for about 8 months. Before that, they both were on the 4 Health puppy formula. About 6 months ago, the old dog would whimper and whine when he ate and afterward. I thought he had bad tooth. I had the vet look at his teeth, there were no issues. He started barfing foam. A few years back a vet said he had acid reflux and to give him an acid reducer 1/2 hr before he eats. So I started that up. It wasnt helping, so I started mixing some instant potato flakes, cooked rice, a little canned Ole Roy, and milk in with a little dry 4 health. He doesnt cry when he eats now!

    I think the 4 Health food by itself hurts his stomach (possible an ulcer)...and he's lost so much weight, you can feel his bones! I went back to the 4health puppy food while continuing my people food concoction for the old dog, including a hard boiled egg. He's doing much better! If 4H is hurting my old dog, what consequences are there continuing to feed it to our beautiful two yr old Pyrador? I'm ready to start making them both food in the kitchen. Who can you trust? Re cat food: I've had a number of cats on 9 Lives Urinary formula without one problem. I had a cat prone to UTI, and I switched to a different food once or twice, and he peed in the sink and let me know! Amazing creatures!

    Reviewed Nov. 22, 2020

    Bought this at TS and thought this grain free food would be good for our three dogs. Boy, was I wrong!!! All three usually active dogs are just laying around, have diarrhea and are throwing up. We even have to carry them outside to go potty (if they make it that far). Would never ever buy this stuff again. Pet owners stay away from 4Health dog food!!!

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    Reviewed Aug. 27, 2020

    We have sister hounds and thought this brand was the way to go. Early this summer, we noticed both of the girls were not eating typically, their normally firm stools were straight diarrhea. Several times, they had vomiting (white foam included) and explosive diarrhea on more than several of occasions. We changed everything else except their food brand/line (this 4health food). After going round and round with the vets, at LEAST hundreds in vet bills, several rug cleaners, innumerable phone calls, and even tears, in desperation, we changed their food brand/line. THANKFULLY now they are BOTH MUCH better. We will NEVER go back to this line again....EVER. STAY AWAY FROM THIS LINE OF FOOD!

    Reviewed Aug. 11, 2020

    I purchased 4 Health canned food after talking to someone that worked at TS. Our little dachshund puppy loves it but has now started with horrible diarrhea. She’s already housebroken but she can’t make it outside with how bad this is. She has finished 1 1/2 can but you better believe there will be no more. She’s slept more today and wants to be carried and that’s not her personality. A couple of our other dogs have ate it out of bowl and they now have diarrhea. I’ve thrown the rest in the garbage and will never purchase this again.


    Reviewed May 30, 2020

    I have a 1yr old Pit Lab mix that I had tried many dry kibbles and she wouldn't eat them and was losing weight so I tried adding canned food which she ate more of but still showed little interest in till I bought 4health lamb and rice canned food, she wolfs this food down like nothing and has put weight on. Her coat looks awesome and she is so much happier. I have since started using their kibble too and she is doing great. She refuses any other dog food and doesnt like chicken or beef but haven't tried fish yet so may try that at some point to mix it up a bit.

    Reviewed Jan. 16, 2020

    4Health Grain Free Dog Food. I switched my dog to 4Health for just one night gave him a 1/4 cup with his regular dog food. That night at 2am he started throwing up and was not sure it was the dog food so I gave him an other feeding in the morning and he was fine then mid morning he started throwing up again until he was throwing up blood. I am now at the ER and they believe he has a gastrointestinal problem and will have to stay overnight with an IV as he will not keep any food down. They are getting him X-rays now. I am praying he will be okay. But not sure. DO NOT GIVE YOUR THIS FOOD!!!

    Reviewed Nov. 29, 2019

    My dog recently stopped wanting to eat this food and has been getting sick. Just realized today that the inside of the can is lined with a gray paint/chemical peel type of coating that is peeling off into the food. I will be returning the remainder of the cans I have and will never purchase this food again. I thought I was purchasing food that would keep my dog healthy. Doesn't matter what is in the food if it is packaged irresponsibly. I pray my dog isn't seriously ill and wanted to warn others who are feeding this food to their dogs.


    Reviewed Nov. 10, 2019

    I had not read any reviews about this food before we switched our 8 year old Weimeraner to this food (combo of the wet and dry food). He was having some unusual skin problems on his paws and with hair loss in several areas of his body which we could not figure out and the sales person at the Tractor Supply co suggested that we try this (not the vet). We were astounded. Firstly, he absolutely loves the food and secondly, all his skin issues cleared up within a few weeks of eating this food. He has had no issues with his GI tract as described in the other reviews at all.

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    Reviewed Sept. 30, 2019

    We recently switched our three dogs to 4Health dog food. They all began vomiting within a week. Two of them recovered but one did not. He continued vomiting white foam that eventually turned to pure blood. Shortly after that he began diarrhea that was pure liquid blood like a water faucet. We rushed him to the pet ER. He was diagnosed hemorrhagic gastroenteritis due to the change in dog food. He was immediately put in IV antibiotics, IV fluids, anti nausea meds, anti diarrhea medications and they ran several test on him. Three days in critical care and THOUSANDS of dollars later we brought him home. That’s today.

    We had the most horrible weekend not knowing if we were going to lose our family member because of the food we chose to give him. How can this company continue selling this poison!!!? It is horrible that it’s killing animals. Something needs to be done. A class-action lawsuit??? I have paperwork from the vet stating the dog was the cause....please whatever you do ....DO NOT EVER GIVE THIS TOXIC DOG FOOD TO ANY OF YOUR PETS!!!


    Reviewed Sept. 8, 2019

    After reading everyone’s review, I am dumbfounded. My dog Gracie was switched to 4H and within a week I noticed she was vomiting constantly and pooping diarrhea at night and in the house. She couldn’t hold it. She was a 14 year old miniature schnauzer, and she refused to eat anymore. I took her to the vet and long story short she was in kidney failure. We tried desperately to save her, I spent thousands on hospitalization and iv treatments to get her back. She ended up passing away after a two week battle to live. I am so brokenhearted right now, if I had only read these reviews first! It’s the exact same as others are describing. I was feeding her the canned 4Health dog food in the grain free variety. This deserves a class action suit. My poor baby Gracie, gone from me because she was too old to fight through whatever poison is in this food!


    Reviewed July 13, 2019

    We switched to 4health after an employee at TS suggested we try it because it was made by Diamond. Our dogs were on Diamond Naturals before and this is suppose to be the same food. After good night through part of a bag all 3 dogs have started panting and one started having bloody stools. Then we started finding vomit. After a couple of days all 3 don't want to eat. We figured they didn't like the food and maybe the one had a bug and took him to the vet. Nausea meds and shots later he is better but not eating dry dog food. We go back to TS and buy the lamb and rice to see if they like it. After first bowl all 3 dogs are now sick. Vomiting white foam or all the food chunks. Panting and now will not eat. We are looking for another brand now. Never again will we buy this food!


    Reviewed June 3, 2019

    I have a German shorthaired pointer and had trouble keeping weight on him. I 1st tried 4health because I received a coupon for a free bag. He loves it. Other dog food he would eat a little when he was hungry, but not enough to keep any weight on him. He was always underweight despite being free fed. With the 4health performance formula, he enjoys eating it and keeps a healthy weight, despite his almost constant running on the farm during the day. I have also been feeding 4health wet and dry food to the beagle puppies we have. Very healthy and chubby pups! I admit I was wary at 1st, not being a fan of Diamond dog feed, but I no longer have any reservations, despite what I have read on this page.

    Reviewed May 14, 2019

    I started feeding my 4 yrs old Vizsla at the time, 4health dry dog food 2yrs ago. In and out of the vets for runny to bloody stools. All he wanted to do was sleep, slowly stopped eating. Hair loss, rashes. I stopped feeding 4health 5 months ago and WOW, what a difference! I have my dog back! This dog food is made by Diamond with a long list of RECALLS!!


    Reviewed May 11, 2019

    I was buying 4health for my two dog for the last 7 months. My older developed a cough and wasn’t feeling well. Never thinking this was the food took him to the vet, the vet had nothing. He was coughing up a white foamy mucus. Back and forth to the vet 7 times…2000.00 later, multiple tests they shrugged their shoulders and said, maybe it's allergies. Then my 2 yr old mix started coughing and coughing up a white foamy mucus. I changed their food and it took a couple of weeks, but neither dog is coughing any more. It scares me to think this was causing liver or kidney damage to these guys. I still have most of the last big bag I bought. Not sure what to do with it because even sending it to the dump it can wild animals sick. Bad enough I’m out the 40.00 for it and have over 2000.00 in vet bills because of it. This is the worse thing anyone can do for their pets. This company should be out of business.


    Reviewed March 27, 2019

    Gets a rating of 4 out of 5 on dog food advisor. Quality ingredients, no junk fillers, fair price, not too expensive and my dogs love it. It’s also available in grain free. Only sold at tractor supply, that is the only con.


    Reviewed Feb. 22, 2019

    First I want to say ever since I switched my GS to 4health dry dog food he's been doing great. He's even out on weight after having issues with skin itching and ear infections and weight loss. He's three but after trying everything under the sun not sure what to do for my poor buddy we heard about 4health and it's been great. However... I thought I would try the 4Health canned dog food. After maybe an hour of feeding it to him and just a little bit mixing it in with his dry he had never had such explosive bowel movements and the three years that I've got him he was lethargic. Just in such bad pain.

    So needless to say we just decided maybe it was the canned food and we weren't doing it anymore. Sure enough we stopped it. He was fine... But then I saw the 4Health hip and joint chewy bites I thought all this should be great. After giving him one now he seemed to get a little bit of diarrhea. This is months later by the way since the can food and wasn't as active but I thought nothing of it. Then I gave him another one the next day and went out for some errands. When I came home there was a yellow diarrhea everywhere. Vomit everywhere. Foamy vomit. He was in my house. When we leave the house he stays in the secure area. All through the night he was vomiting foamy vomit. I wasn't sure but I thought maybe it was the bite so I would help them.

    I gave it to him one more time a couple weeks after to see. Sure enough the next day. I mean is it this product? The dry dog food seems fine but the chewy bites I would never thought something like that would cause such bad issues for him. I mean he was near death. By the way I'm blind as a bat and using my talk-to-text to try to write this message review. His stool by the way was also like a yellow sponge. I don't know. Never had these kind of issues. Won't bees in the bites anymore. I think I'm going to stay with the dry dog food because that seems to be doing great for him. But never ever use that canned dog food and absolutely do not buy those bites.

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    Reviewed Jan. 11, 2019

    Updated on 02/02/2019: I am disgusted with DIAMOND 4HEALTH dog food and the way corporate did absolutely NOTHING to aid, check in, or even pretend like they care. My 4 year old boxer nearly died, from their dog food mistake and Diamond Pet Foods straight up ghosted me for the last 23 days. I was sent one email that was a copy and paste email from a Diamond "veterinarian". I sent in proof of purchase along with clean images of the production stamp, and they said and did NOTHING. I have spent thousands with them, and in return they try to kill my family boxer. Do not support Diamond or 4health. Look at the real reviews - there are about 6 on here with folks that had the exact same issues with their dog's health after feeding them this food. Diamond knows about this and they continue to make dogs very ill and even kill them because they cannot monitor their food production.

    Original Review: I have fed our 4 year old Boxer 4 Health large breed adult. Made by Diamond, for the last 3 years. It started as a great alternative to higher priced grain free foods. The most recent bag, purchased from TSC as that's where diamond sells under the label 4 health, makes my boxer vomit after each meal. She is mostly food motivated. It's not like her to have a food standoff for 5 days and refuse to eat. Within 1 hour of eating, each time without fail, she vomits, followed by dry heaves. I need to know what's going on with my boxer, in regards to what happened with this batch of food as it needs to be recalled and removed from the shelves before someone's pet gets very ill or worse. I will make a video as well if I don't hear back today, just to show everyone the signs, so they know.

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    Reviewed March 23, 2018

    So I had no idea that this was here but I want to share my story. Was urged to switch to 4health by a vet in Franklin TN. Our English bulldog had some skin issues and he thought it help. About 4 months in she started the same issues. Hair loss and itching. We take her to a different vet who does some checking and finds she has some allergies and prescribes some meds. Just when we think we are on the road to good health she stops eating, is rapidly losing weight and throwing up phlegm and panting constantly. Oh and the cow patties she is leaving behind are awful. So back at the vet again and we learn she has some problems with her blood and we pay 500.00 at that visit. 2 days later another round at vet and 450 more. The third visit she is a bit better probably because of steroids but we also started feeding her boiled chicken breasts and rice.

    The vet then tells us they think she has cancer so we take to a specialist and they want to test her at 2000.00 and say they wouldn’t be able to cure if it is cancer. They could only treat it. So we take home our 6 year old dog scared to death she could die at any time. But we were in for a miracle. She starts eating more of the chicken and rice we made and her weight picks up and her healthy happy self is back. But not so fast. When we had to go out of town we bought some more 4health salmon and potato dog food thinking it would be easier for the kids to feed while we were away. Now she is back in the same boat. She is throwing up foam and pooping throughout the night. Has no energy and looks awful.

    After reading some other reviews on here one thing I find crazy is that most of the bad reviews are coming from TN. So why don’t they notice this and do a little research and find out what is going on. I would like to know. Hell if it were human food it would have been recalled already. I am going to take these reviews to my vet and just ask because I could be wrong but I doubt it and at least they can keep an eye out for it in the future. If anyone else would like to talk about this with me email me **. Thanks for reading.


    Reviewed Nov. 3, 2017

    My dog has been eating 4health for a few years. A year or so ago he experienced explosive bowel movements after eating the grain free beef stew - the clerk at Tractor Supply was unaware of any issues. A few months ago I bought 2 bags of the hip/joint bones (he had eaten them before and no problem). After eating a few out of the first new bag, he became lethargic and vomited the foamy phlegm that I saw someone else on here had described. I threw away the bag. After a month I decided to open the new bag and try one, thinking he may have just not felt well before, AND seeing no recalls. He ate one and within the hour looked like someone who was drunk. He fell over and couldn't get up, was also vomiting the phlegm.

    My son helped me get him into the car and to the vet. By the time we got there (by now a couple of hours since eating the bone), he was acting alert. The past few weeks he has refused to eat any of the 4heath dog food with the exception of a couple of the cans. He began acting lethargic, drinking a lot of water and losing weight. Our vet has just put him on meds for a kidney infection as his white count is up and BUN level is off. After seeing these other comments I have no doubt something is wrong with this food and treats. But what to feed him? Guess I will be making my own since I don't know that there is any brand to trust anymore.


    Reviewed Oct. 7, 2017

    My daughter has had her pup for 4 years. She is a AKC Basset Hound and on last Sunday she left us all heartbroken. After purchasing a big bag of 4health whitefish and potatoes dog food my daughter and Bailey returned home from college. After opening the bag and feeding Bailey a bowl we left for a few hours and upon returning my wife and daughter's walked into a house of horror and it was only the beginning of this nightmare. BAILEY had vomited and had bloody diarrhea all over the house. She was completely lethargic by Sunday afternoon and died Sunday night. She did not eat anything other than this dog food. Please don't put your beloved pets life at risk. DO NOT BUY THIS DOG FOOD.


    Reviewed July 7, 2017

    We have 2 Labrador pups that started out on different brand (very healthy, energetic puppies) - we switched to 4Health on recommendation of TFS employee last month as a less expensive option. Most recent purchase of food (2nd bag of 4Health) has resulted in lethargic pups with diarrhea, and now they have no appetite. When I bought this last bag, I had to get a smaller size because the large 30-lb bags were sold out (for 2 weeks). I have not seen a recall, and employee at store was unaware of one. Strange to see empty shelf for a popular product, which makes me think there is an unannounced problem with production or quality.

    We'll be returning product to local store for refund, and putting pups back on either Wellness or Nutro brand. NOTE: I have 2 older dogs that have not had the puppy food, and are okay. All dogs play together, so I am convinced the dog food is the problem after reading other reviews. A number of years ago, the two older dogs got sick after eating Purina brand - they quit eating altogether until I got a different product for them. They bounced back, but I remember there was a massive recall because the food was tainted with melamine (from rice production, I think).

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