Compare Best and Worst Dog Food – Comparison Chart

September 3, 2013 | By More

JUMP to DOG FOOD COMPARISON CHART # 1
JUMP to DOG FOOD COMPARISON CHART # 2


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.

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.

This 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 THOUSANDS of pet food 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 AND Worst DOG FOOD INGREDIENTS COMPARISON LIST # 1


If your food is not listed here:

Use the chart on this page as a comparison tool to see the kind of questions you should ask yourself if you are looking to see how healthy your dog's food is.

Simply use the ingredient list on the bag or website of the food you are interested in and answer the questions in the list below.

NOTE:

OK The more, the better.

red-x NOT GOOD

AVOID FOODS WITH THIS: *menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity),
NAME OF FOOD -
Is there named meat sources?
Grain Free Formulas available?
Fresh Fruits and Veggies?
Is this food Chemical Free?
Is this food free of Corn/Wheat/Soy?
GMO/Anitbiotic /Hormone Free?
Free of by-products
ORIJEN As Seen in my TOP 10
Also Featured HERE
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
ACANA As Seen in my TOP 10
Also Featured HERE
OKOK
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
WELLNESS CORE As Seen my TOP 10
Also Featured HERE
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
BLUE WILDERNESS As Seen in my TOP 10
Also Featured HERE
OKOK OK OK OK OK OK
STELLA AND CHEWYS As Seen in my TOP 10
Also Featured HERE AND HERE and HERE
OK OK OK OK OK OK OK
THE HONEST KITCHEN As Seen in my TOP 10
Also Featured HERE and HERE
OK yes or add your own meats to the base mix (Preference)OK OK OK OK OK OK
DR. HARVEY'S As Seen my TOP 10
Also featured HERE and HERE and HERE
OK yes or add your own meats to the CANINE HEALTH FORMULAOK OK OK OK OK OK
WYSONG EPIGEN As Seen in my TOP 10
Also featured HERE and HERE
OK OK OK OK OK OK OK
ADDICTION As Seen in my TOP 10 Also Featured HERE OK OK OK OK OK OK OK
INSTINCT As Seen in my TOP 10 - Also Featured HERE and HERE and HERE and HEREOK OK OK OK OK OK OK
EVANGER'S Featured HereOK OK OK OK OK OK OK
ZIWIPEAK - Featured Here, Here, and Here.OK OK OK OK OK OK OK
TASTE OF THE WILD Featured
Here
OK OK OK OK OK OK OK
PETCUREAN NOW! Featured HereOK OK OK OK OK OK OK
BRAVO! RAW - featured
HERE AND HERE
OK OK OK OK OK OK OK
MERRICK GRAIN FREE - Featured HEREOK OK OK OK OK OK OK
PARTY ANIMAL Featured HEREOK OK OK OK OK OK OK
SOJO'S Featured HereOK OK OK OK OK OK OK
PURINA PRO PLAN (Focus Adult) - - SEE HERE -Worst Dog Food Brands – What You Should Not Feed Your CarnivoreOKred-xred-xred-xred-xred-xred-x
PURINA DOG CHOW - SEE HERE -Worst Dog Food Brands – What You Should Not Feed Your Carnivorered-xred-xred-xred-xred-xred-xred-x
BENEFULSEE HERE - Worst Dog Food Brands – What You Should Not Feed Your Carnivorered-xred-xred-xred-xred-xred-xred-x
IAMS SO GOOD- - SEE HERE -Worst Dog Food Brands – What You Should Not Feed Your Carnivorered-xred-xred-xred-xred-xred-xred-x
PEDIGREE- - SEE HERE -Worst Dog Food Brands – What You Should Not Feed Your Carnivorered-xred-xred-xred-xred-xred-xred-x
OL ROY- - SEE HERE -Worst Dog Food Brands – What You Should Not Feed Your Carnivorered-xred-xred-xred-xred-xred-xred-x
KIBBLES N BITS - - SEE HERE -Worst Dog Food Brands – What You Should Not Feed Your Carnivorered-xred-xred-xred-xred-xred-xred-x
PURINA VETERINARY DIET SEE HERE - Worst Dog Food Brands – What You Should Not Feed Your Carnivorered-xred-xred-xred-xred-xred-xred-x
PURINA ONE - SEE HERE - Worst Dog Food Brands – What You Should Not Feed Your Carnivorered-xred-xred-xred-xred-xred-xred-x
GRAVY TRAINred-xred-xred-xred-xred-xred-xred-x
HILL'S PRESCRIPTION DIET (FOR GI) - SEE HERE - Worst Dog Food Brands – What You Should Not Feed Your Carnivorered-xred-xred-xred-xred-xred-xred-x
KAL KANred-xred-xred-xred-xred-xred-xred-x
ALPO
red-xred-xred-xred-xred-xred-xred-x

BEST AND WORST DOG FOODS SHOWING FIRST 10 INGREDIENTS - CHART # 2

This chart shows how comparison of foods is essential. Most of the dog food brands here have a wide variety of formulas, flavours and types of food. (ie. canned, dry, dehydrated)

Also I have listed by brand and formula rather than company.

For example, Acana, (the first food on this list) is manufactured by Champion Pet Foods and they have many different formulas. I am using the Ranchlands formula here as a base comparison. Although the ingredients may be different on other Acana first ten ingredients, the quality is the same.

Just look at the ingredient list and see if the ingredients are easily pronounced and something you would eat.

The ingredients highlighted in red are undesirable.
FOOD LISTED ALPHABETICALLY
1rst Ingredient
2nd ingredient
3rd ingredient
4th ingredient
5th ingredient
6th ingredient
7th ingredient
8th ingredient
9th ingredient
10th ingredient
ACANA Ranchlandsdeboned beefbeef mealgreen peasdeboned lamblamb mealwhitefish mealherring oilfield beansred lentilswhole potato
ADDICTION Dehydrated VenisonNew Zealand Venisonpotatoespapayascanola oilfigscarrots
ARTEMIS FRESH MIXChickenChicken MealTurkeyFish MealBarleyBrown RiceRiceChicken FatOatmealMillet
BENEFUL ground yellow cornchicken by-product mealcorn gluten mealwhole wheat flouranimal fatrice floursoy flourmeat and bone mealpropylene glycolsugar
BLUE BUFFALO Wilderness - Duckdeboned duckchicken mealturkey mealpeaschicken fattomato pomacenatural chicken flavorpotatoesflaxseedalfalfa meal
BRAVO! Raw ChickenChickenChicken BoneChicken HeartChicken GizzardChicken liverGreen BeansSquashBroccoli
EVANGERS CANNED CHICKENWhole dressed chickenchicken brothliverguar gum
FLINT RIVER RANCHChicken MealGround Whole Brown RiceWheat FlourGround Whole RiceChicken FatOat FlourTomato PomaceWhite Fish MealAlfalfa MealNatural Flavor
FROMM GOLDDuckChicken MealChickenBrown RicePearled BarleyOatmealMenhaden Fish MealChicken FatLambRusset Potatoes
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
HOLISTIC SECLECT - DUCKDuck MealGround Brown RiceGround White RiceOatmealChicken FatDried Beet PulpFlaxseedCarrotsPumpkinCranberries
HONEST KITCHEN FORCE dehydrated100% Human Food Grade USDA ChickenOrganic Flaxseedpotatoescelerysweet potatoesapplesalfalfakelphoneyzucchini
IAMS So Good with Chickenground yellow cornchicken by-product mealsoybean mealanimal fatchickencorn gluten mealdried beet pulpchicken flavorsaltCalcium Carbonate
KAL KAN Complete Adultground yellow cornmeat and bone mealsoybean mealwhole wheatchicken by-product mealanimal fat with BHAwheat middlingscorn gluten mealnatural flavorsalt
KIBBLES N BITScornsoybean mealbeef and bone mealground wheatanimal fat with BHAcorn syrupwaterwheat middlingsanimal digestpropylene glycol
MERRICK GRAIN FREE BUFFALODeboned BuffaloChicken MealTurkey MealSalmon MealSweet PotatoChicken FatPork MealPotatoPeasNatural Pork Flavor
NATURAL BALANCE ORGANICOrganic ChickenOrganic Brown RiceChicken MealOrganic OatsOrganic MilletOrganic BarleyOrganic PeasOrganic PotatoesChicken FatOrganic Canola Oil
NATURE'S VARIETY Instinct Raw Chickenchickenraw ground chicken bonesturkeyturkey liverturkey heartapplescarrotsbutternut squashground flaxseedchicken eggs
NEWNMAN'S OWN ChickenOrganic BarleyOrganic OatsOrganic PeasChicken MealOrganic SorghumOrganic Soybean MealChicken FatOrganic Brown RiceOrganic Millet
OL ROY - Walmartground yellow cornsoybean mealground whole wheatcorn syruppoultry fatmeat and bone mealanimal fat with BHAchicken by-product mealriceanimal digest
ORGANIXOrganic chickenchicken mealOrganic Brown RiceOrganic peasOrganic milletOrganic oatsChicken FatSalmon MealNatural Chicken Flavor Organic Quinoa
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
PARTY ANIMAL - canned turkeyOrganic TurkeyOrganic Turkey BrothOrganic Brown RiceOrganic LiverOrganic CarrotsOrganic PeasOrganic EggsOrganic ApplesOrganic Cottage CheeseOrganic Olive Oil
PEDIGREE Adultground whole cornmeat and bone mealcorn gluten mealanimal fatwheat mill runground wheatpoultry flavorwheat floursaltcaramel color
PETCUREAN NOW!De-Boned TurkeyPotato Flourpeasappleswhole dried eggpea fibretomatopotatoesflaxseedsalmon
PURINA DOG CHOWWhole grain cornpoultry by-product mealcorn gluten mealanimal fatmeat and bone mealsoybean mealegg and chicken flavorwhole grain wheatanimal digestsalt
PURINA ONElambbrewers ricewhole grain cornwhole grain wheatpoultry by-product mealcorn gluten mealsoybean mealanimal fatcalcium phosphateglycerin
PURINA PRO PLANBrewers ricepoultry by-product mealcorn gluten mealanimal fatsoy flakeswhole grain wheatwhole grain corncorn germ mealdried egg productsoybean meal
PURINA PRO PLANchickenbrewers ricepoultry by-product mealcorn gluten mealanimal fatsoy flakeswhole grain wheatwhole grain corncorn germ mealdried egg product
PURINA VETERINARY DIETbrewers ricecorn gluten mealwhole grain cornanimal fatchicken mealcoconut oilcalcium phosphatecalcium carbonatewheat brananimal digest
SOLID GOLDLambLamb MealBrown RicePearled BarleyMilletRice BranOcean Fish MealCanola OilTomato PomaceFlaxseed
STELLA AND CHEWY'S - freeze dried chickenchicken ground with bonechicken liverchicken gizzardpumpkin seedorganic cranberriesorganic spinachorganic broccoliorganic beetsorganic carrotsorganic squash
TASTE OF THE WILD - High PrairieBisonlamab mealchicken mealsweet potatoespeaspotatoescanola oilegg productroasted bisonroasted venison
WELLNESS COREdeboned turkeydeboned chickenturkey mealchicken mealpotatoestomato pomacenatural chicken flavorcanola oilchicken liversalmon oil
WYSONG EPIGENOrganic chickenchicken mealchicken gibletsvegetable proteinpoultry fateggsyogurtflaxseedapplesbeets
ZIWIPEAKVenison Meatlivertripeheartkidneychicory inulingreen lipped musselfish oillecithinkelp

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