Compare Best and Worst Dog Food – Comparison Chart

September 3, 2013 | By More

Top 7 worst dog foods

A side by side comparison for each food, with the undesirable and/or harmful ingredients Using a red check mark to indicate a non desirable ingredient.

It is amazing to see the ingredients in the “best dog food” are all easily identifiable, edible products which most of us would be able to buy if making this food for our own pets.

Here is another “dog food comparison chart” – >> The ingredients in the “bad dog food” are not easily recognizable as foodstuffs from our pantry, and does not even sound like something edible. There is a lot of corn, and by-products (meaning rendered), and listings of “meat”, without specification of what type.

You can actually see the progression illustrated as you get further down the list to the bad dog food.

Notice in some of the cheaper foods that there are several instances on the same ingredient being used more than once, using different names. For instance the use of ground yellow corn and corn gluten meal.

best and worst dog food brandsThis is only a very small sample for information purposes. It enables us to see the contrast between the very best dog food and the very bad dog food brands.

Remember there are hundreds of products available. Learn to read you label and compare. A more expensive high quality dog food will definitely save you money in the long run as you will be raising a much healthier pet with less vet visits.

These best and worst dog food brands listed are certainly not the only better food for dogs. They are for informational purposes, to show the vast difference the pet food industry and what to look for.


BEST TO WORST DOG FOOD COMPARISON CHART
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Dog Food Brand 2 + Named Meat sources Completely grain free Fresh Fruit/Veggies Chemical/ Free Corn/Soy/Wheat Free GMO Free/antibiotic free/hormone free NO by-products NO MENADIONE SODIUM BISULFITE (Synthetic Vitamin K) NO artificial colors If not grain free, then only one grain Chelated Minerals
ORIJEN green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check markGrain Free green check mark
ACANA green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check markGrain Free green check mark
WELLNESS CORE green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check markGrain Free green check mark
BLUE BUFFALO WILDERNESS green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check markGrain Free green check mark
STELLA AND CHEWYS green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check markGrain Free green check mark
ADDICTION (Dehydrated) red xOne named meat source green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check markGrain Free red x
NATURES VARIETY INSTINCT green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check markGrain Free green check mark
WYSONG EPIGEN green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check markGrain Free green check mark
THE HONEST KITCHEN red x green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check markGrain Free green check mark
EVANGERS (Chicken) green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check markGrain Free and Brown Rice Formulas green check mark
ARTEMIS FRESH MIX Dry green check mark red x green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check markBrown Rice green check mark
ZIWIPEAK Venison Dehydrated green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check markGrain Free green check mark
NEWMANS OWN ORGANICS (dry) green check mark red x green check mark green check mark red x green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark red xBrown Rice, Rice and Soybean Meal green check mark
PETCUREAN NOW! Dry green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check markGrain Free red x
TASTE OF THE WILD green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check markGrain Free green check mark
FROMM GOLD green check mark red x green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check markBrown Rice Only green check mark
BRAVO! RAW CHICKEN green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check markGrain Free green check mark
NATURAL BALANCE Organics Dry green check mark red x green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check markBrown Rice Only green check mark
MERRICK GRAIN FREE Dry green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check markGrain Free green check mark
PARTY ANIMAL Canned green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check markOrganic Brown Rice Only green check mark
ORGANIX dry green check mark red x green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check markGrain Free green check mark
SOLID GOLD Dry green check mark red x green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark red xBrown Rice and Rice Bran green check mark
HOLISTIC SELECT green check mark red x green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark red xGround Brown Rice, Ground White Rice green check mark
FLINT RIVER RANCH green check mark red x green check mark green check mark red x green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark red xGround Whole Brown Rice, Wheat Flour, Ground Rice green check mark
BENEFUL red xNo fresh meat - rendered by- product meal only red x red x red xby products and rendered meat contains chemicals red xground corn, corn gluten meal,whole wheat flour, rice flour soy flour red xby products and rendered meat contains 4 D meat, antibiotics, other drugs and more red xchicken by product meal, meat and bone meal animal digest, red x red xred 40, yellow 5, yellow 6, blue 2 red x2 corn sources, 1 soy source, 1 wheat source, 1 rice source red x
PURINA DOG CHOW red xNo fresh meat - by-product meal only red x red x red xby products and rendered meat contains chemicals red xwhole grain corn, corn gluten meal, brewers rice, soybean meal, whole grain wheat red xby products and rendered meat contains 4 D meat, antibiotics, other drugs and more red xPoultry by-product meal, meat and bone meal, animal digest red x red xyellow 6, yellow 5, red 40, blue 2 red x2 corn sources, brewers rice, soybean meal, wheat red x
PURINA PRO PLAN Focus (Adult) red x1rst ingredient - chicken, but this is the only named meat source red x red x red xby products and rendered meat contains chemicals red xBrewers rice, wheat, corn gluten meal, whole grain corn,corn germ meal, wheat bran red xby products and rendered meat contains 4 D meat, antibiotics, other drugs and more red xPoultry by-product meal, animal digest red x green check mark red x3 corn sources, 1 rice, 2 wheat sources red x
IAMS SO GOOD red xNo fresh meat, chicken by-product meal 2nd ingredient red x red x red xby products and rendered meat contains chemicals red xGround Yellow Corn, Soybean Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, red xby products and rendered meat contains 4 D meat, antibiotics, other drugs and more red xChicken by-product, animal digest green check mark green check mark red x2 corn sources, 1 soybean source red x
PEDIGREE red x Poultry by-product meal 3 rd ingredient red x red x red xby products and rendered meat contains chemicals red xground whole corn, corn gluten meal, brewers rice, whole wheat red xby products and rendered meat contains 4 D meat, antibiotics, other drugs and more, also lists BHA/BHT red xpoultry by-product meal, meat and bone meal green check mark red xred 40, yellow 5, blue 2 red x2 corn sources, 1 rice, 1 wheat red x
OL ROY red xNo fresh meat red x red x red xby products and rendered meat contains chemicals red xground corn, soybean meal, corn gluten meal, brewers rice red xby products and rendered meat contains 4 D meat, antibiotics, other drugs and more red xmeat and bone meal, poultry and by-product meal, red x red xyellow 5, yellow 6, red 40, blue 2 red x2 corn sources, soybean, rice red x
KIBBLES N BITS red xNo Fresh Meat red x red x red xby products and rendered meat contains chemicals red xcorn, soybean meal, wheat flour, wheat middlings, red xby products and rendered meat contains 4 D meat, antibiotics, other drugs and more, BHA also listed red xbeef and bone meal, animal digest red x red xyellow 5 and 6, red 40 red xcorn, soybean meal, 2 wheat sources red x
PURINA VETERINARY DIET red xChicken Meal listed as 4th ingredient red x red x red xanimal digest contains chemicals red xBrewers Rice, corn gluten meal, whole grain corn, wheat bran red xby products and rendered meat contains 4 D meat, antibiotics, other drugs and more red xanimal digest red x green check mark red x2 corn sources, Rice, Wheat red x
PURINA ONE green check markChicken and Chicken Meal in top 5 red x red x red x red xBrewers Rice red x red x red x green check mark red xBrewers Rice is an inferior grain source red x
GRAVY TRAIN red xNo Fresh Meat red x red x red xby products and rendered meat contains chemicals, BHA also listed red xCorn, soybean meal, red xby products and rendered meat contains 4 D meat, antibiotics, other drugs and more, BHA listed red xbeef and bone meal, animal fat red x red xred 40, yellow 5 and 6, blue 2, caramel colour red x1 corn, 1 soy red x
HILL'S PRESCRIPTION DIET FOR GI red xNo Fresh Meat red x red x red xby products and rendered meat contains chemicals red xWhole grain Corn, brewers rice, corn gluten meal, soybean oil red xby products and rendered meat contains 4 D meat, antibiotics, other drugs and more red xChicken by product meal red x green check mark red x2 Corn sources, 1 rice, 1 soy red x
KAL KAN red xNo fresh meal red x red x red xby products and rendered meat contains chemicals red xground yellow corn, soybean meal, ground wheat, wheat middlings, corn gluten meal red xby products and rendered meat contains 4 D meat, antibiotics, other drugs and more, BHA listed red xmeat and bone meal, chicken by product meal red x green check mark red x2 corn sources, soy, 2 wheat sources red x

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ORIJEN Regional Red*boneless angus beef*boneless wild boar*boneless lamb*beef liver*boneless pork*pork liver*whole herring*lamb liver*beef meal*lamb meal
ACANA Ranchlandsdeboned beefbeef mealgreen peasdeboned lamblamb mealwhitefish mealherring oilfield beansred lentilswhole potato
WELLNESS COREdeboned turkeydeboned chickenturkey mealchicken mealpotatoestomato pomacenatural chicken flavorcanola oilchicken liversalmon oil
BLUE BUFFALO Wilderness - Duckdeboned duckchicken mealturkey mealpeaschicken fattomato pomacenatural chicken flavorpotatoesflaxseedalfalfa meal
STELLA AND CHEWY'S - freeze dried chickenchicken ground with bonechicken liverchicken gizzardpumpkin seedorganic cranberriesorganic spinachorganic broccoliorganic beetsorganic carrotsorganic squash
ADDICTION Dehydrated VenisonNew Zealand Venisonpotatoespapayascanola oilfigscarrots
NATURE'S VARIETY Instinct Raw Chickenchickenraw ground chicken bonesturkeyturkey liverturkey heartapplescarrotsbutternut squashground flaxseedchicken eggs
WYSONG EPIGENOrganic chickenchicken mealchicken gibletsvegetable proteinpoultry fateggsyogurtflaxseedapplesbeets
HONEST KITCHEN FORCE dehydrated100% Human Food Grade USDA ChickenOrganic Flaxseedpotatoescelerysweet potatoesapplesalfalfakelphoneyzucchini
EVANGERS CANNED CHICKENWhole dressed chickenchicken brothliverguar gum
BENEFUL ground yellow cornchicken by-product mealcorn gluten mealwhole wheat flouranimal fatrice floursoy flourmeat and bone mealpropylene glycolsugar
PURINA DOG CHOWWhole grain cornpoultry by-product mealcorn gluten mealanimal fatmeat and bone mealsoybean mealegg and chicken flavorwhole grain wheatanimal digestsalt
PURINA PRO PLANBrewers ricepoultry by-product mealcorn gluten mealanimal fatsoy flakeswhole grain wheatwhole grain corncorn germ mealdried egg productsoybean meal
IAMS So Good with Chickenground yellow cornchicken by-product mealsoybean mealanimal fatchickencorn gluten mealdried beet pulpchicken flavorsaltCalcium Carbonate
PEDIGREE Adultground whole cornmeat and bone mealcorn gluten mealanimal fatwheat mill runground wheatpoultry flavorwheat floursaltcaramel color
Ol ROY - Walmartground yellow cornsoybean mealground whole wheatcorn syruppoultry fatmeat and bone mealanimal fat with BHAchicken by-product mealriceanimal digest
KIBBLES N BITScornsoybean mealbeef and bone mealground wheatanimal fat with BHAcorn syrupwaterwheat middlingsanimal digestpropylene glycol
PURINA VETERINARY DIETbrewers ricecorn gluten mealwhole grain cornanimal fatchicken mealcoconut oilcalcium phosphatecalcium carbonatewheat brananimal digest
PURINA ONElambbrewers ricewhole grain cornwhole grain wheatpoultry by-product mealcorn gluten mealsoybean mealanimal fatcalcium phosphateglycerin
PURINA PRO PLANchickenbrewers ricepoultry by-product mealcorn gluten mealanimal fatsoy flakeswhole grain wheatwhole grain corncorn germ mealdried egg product
GRAVY TRAINcornsoybean mealbeef and bone mealanimal fatanimal digestsaltcellulose gumcaramel colorpotassium chloridebone phosphate
Hills Prescription Diet for GIwhole grain cornpowdered cellulosechicken by-product mealcorn gluten mealchicken liver flavorsoybean mill runsoybean oildried beet pulplactic acidsoybean mill
KAL KAN Complete Adultground yellow cornmeat and bone mealsoybean mealwhole wheatchicken by-product mealanimal fat with BHAwheat middlingscorn gluten mealnatural flavorsalt

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