Every pet deserves the very best

That’s the idea that started it all back in 1970. Was it possible to produce quality pet food at a price the average pet owner could afford?  Fortunately, the answer was “yes.” And today, Diamond Pet Foods is one of the fastest growing manufacturers of pet foods in the country, with brands trusted by professional breeders, trainers, veterinarians and nutrition-conscious pet owners in more than 100 countries worldwide.

We’re a family-owned company with strong Midwestern values. And staying true to that original vision of making quality pet food affordable has never been compromised by outside, corporate thinking. Maybe that’s how we’ve managed to do it. Whatever the case, we’re not about to change now. Every pet does deserve the very best.

And that includes yours.

Our History

Diamond Pet Foods began in 1970 with a shared vision. Our founders, brothers-in-law Gary Schell and Richard Kampeter, believed that quality pet food could be produced at an affordable price. Together, they purchased a former milling company in the town of Meta, Missouri (population 220), and the Diamond company was born.

Soon, nutrition-conscious pet owners were validating Gary and Richard’s theory and buying Diamond Pet Foods products. Our plant in Meta was modernized with state-of-the-art equipment, and we expanded our production capacity in order to meet the growing demand with plants in Lathrop, California in 1999; Gaston, South Carolina in 2003; Ripon, California in 2012; Dumas, Arkansas in 2016; and Frontenac, Kansas in 2021.

Today, Diamond Pet Foods remains one of the fastest growing pet food manufacturers in the country. Our products are trusted by professional breeders, trainers, veterinarians and pet owners in all 50 states and in 100 countries around the world. The second generation of Schell and Kampeter families still own and operate the company. And we still believe that every pet is worthy of the best nutrition. Including yours.

About Diamond Pet Foods

Diamond Pet Foods has always been a family-owned and privately held company. We also happen to be one of the leading manufacturers of pet food in the nation, with a complete range of proprietary and private label products that we manufacture in six, state-of-the-art facilities across the country.

We’re committed to constantly developing new and innovative products and processes to ensure your pet is getting the proper nutrition they need to thrive. This includes a commitment to product safety that has led to a comprehensive food safety program that exceeds industry standards.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy has always been to produce quality pet food at an affordable price. Because we believe every pet, from purebred show animal to shelter puppy or kitten, is worthy of the best nutrition.

In order to provide both quality ingredients and products that are affordable, we’ve developed unique relationships with our suppliers. Being privately held, we can look beyond short-term, quarterly shareholder results and enter into long-term agreements with our vendors. These long-term arrangements with our vendor-partners have led to preferred pricing, vendor loyalty, and a steady supply of quality ingredients for Diamond.

The Diamond Family of Brands

We offer a variety of quality pet food brands to meet the needs and taste preferences of all life stages, lifestyles and levels of activity.

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  • Diamond Naturals Large Breed product bag front
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  • Diamond Naturals Grain-Free
  • Taste of the Wild High Prairie product bag image
  • Taste of the Wild PREY Angus product bag image
  • Taste of the Wild Ancient Grains Wetlands product bag image
  • Professional Plus Large Breed product bag image
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How We Ensure Every Pet is Getting the Quality Food They Deserve

At Diamond, we only make products that we’d be proud to feed to our own pets. We start with quality ingredients, including real meat, vegetables and fruits. Then our veterinarians and nutritionists carefully develop formulas that meet dietary nutritional standards. And finally, our products undergo a rigorous quality-control process to ensure it meets our quality and safety standards.

Nutritional Integrity Food Safety

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Diamond Pet Foods is produced at six state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities across the U.S. In addition to our headquarters in Meta, Missouri, we have plants in Gaston, South Carolina; Lathrop, California; Ripon, California; Dumas, Arkansas; and Frontenac, Kansas. All of our facilities incorporate state-of-the-art technology and manufacturing processes. We continually monitor, track and measure our processes to ensure the quality and safety of our products.

Every Diamond Pet Foods facility undergoes a yearly Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) audit administered by NSF International®, an industry-leading food safety audit firm, headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Good Manufacturing Practices are guidelines that ensure the product being produced has the “identity, strength, composition, and quality that it is represented to possess.”

We invite you to take a virtual look inside one of our facilities. You’ll see how our pet food is made, and just a little of what goes into bringing you quality pet food at an affordable price.

Virtual Tour of a Diamond Pet Foods Facility

Proudly Manufactured In
Family-Owned Facilities

We’re proud of the fact that all of our pet dry food is made in our family-owned facilities, from start to finish, in plants that employ American workers. And because we value our employees and offer them great benefits, we have very low turnover rates, resulting in an experienced team of professionals, highly skilled in what they do and dedicated to our mission of excellence.

At Diamond, We Love What We Do

At Diamond, we all share a love for pets and the unique bond that pet owners have with their dogs and cats. Every one of our products is something we would be happy feeding to our own pets or recommending to our closest friends.

Newcomers are often struck by the sense of pride our people have for their work. We’re making premium pet food, and our team members are passionate about it. Together, they share an uncompromising commitment to product quality and customer service. It’s this passion, pride and personal responsibility that helps our company overcome any short-term obstacles and achieve long-term success.

If you’re someone with a similar outlook, and you enjoy working with others in a positive, uplifting environment, we’d love to have you join the Diamond Pet Foods family.


Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in Diamond Pet Foods. Use the form below to contact us about pet nutrition or one of our products. Or, call us at 866-214-6945.