Top 10 WORST Dog Food Brands vs. Top 10 BEST Dog Food Brands

January 3, 2016 | By More

TOP Best and Worst Dog Foods

These two dog food comparison charts are informational. See a side by side comparison of some of the top best and worst dog foods.

OK = GOOD DOG FOOD INGREDIENTS

red-x = BAD DOG FOOD INGREDIENTS

TOP Worst and Best Dog Foods - DOG FOOD COMPARISON CHART

NAME OF FOOD - THE IMPORTANT FIRST FIVE INGREDIENTSIs 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?Free of by-products
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ORIJEN
OK*boneless angus beef *boneless wild boar *boneless lamb *beef liver *boneless porkOKFresh meats, poultry, and fish are passed fit for human consumption. Fresh meats, poultry, and fish are passed fit for human consumption. Free Range cage-free Canadian poultry, FRESH WILD-CAUGHT FISH, Free-range Canadian Ranch raised red meat OKGRAIN FREE OKWhole and fresh daily OKHormone and antibiotic free, Preservative free – no chemicals added whatsoever OKNO CORN, WHEAT, SOY or any other cheap fillers NO RENDERED PRODUCTS



OKdeboned duck, chicken meal, turkey meal, peas, chicken fat.OKBLUE recipes always start with high-quality proteins such as–deboned chicken, lamb, or fish. OKGRAIN FREE Formula available OKFresh peas, carrots, and blueberries OKNO BHA, BHT, ethoxyquin, propylene glycol. NO Artificial Colors, Flavors, or Preservatives OKNO Corn, Wheat or Soy Proteins NO RENDERED PRODUCTS

OKBison, lamb meal, chicken meal, sweet potatoes, peasOKUnique Animal Protein Sources - Real Roasted Meates - Quail, Duck, Venison, Bison & Wild Boar. OKGRAIN FREE OKFresh Fruits and Veggies OKPreservative free OKNO CORN, WHEAT, SOY or any other cheap fillers NO RENDERED PRODUCTS

OKdeboned beef, beef meal, green peas, deboned lamb, lamb meal.OKFresh meats, poultry, and fish are passed fit for human consumption. Free Range cage-free Canadian poultry, FRESH WILD-CAUGHT FISH, Free-range Canadian Ranch raised red meat OKGRAIN FREE OKwhole and fresh ALWAYS OKHormone and antibiotic free, Preservative free – no chemicals added whatsoever OKNO CORN, WHEAT, SOY or any other cheap fillers. NO RENDERED PRODUCTS


OKchicken, raw ground chicken bone,s turkey, turkey liver, turkey heartOKRAW Chicken is certified organic or certified antibiotic-free with no added growth hormones. Lamb and Venison are pasture-fed and antibiotic-free with no added growth hormones; Venison is imported from New Zealand. Rabbit is antibiotic-free with no added growth hormones OKGRAIN FREE OKFresh and Dried Fruits and Vegetable. OKFREE OF chemicals, and artificial colors & preservatives. OKNO CORN, WHEAT OR SOY NO RENDERED PRODUCTS

OKNew Zealand Venison, potatoes, papayas, canola oil, figsOKFRESH Free-Range New Zealand Venison ,Wild Kangaroo, Free Range Lamb, New Zealand King Salmon, Duck OKGRAIN FREE OKfresh fruits, vegetables and berries OKNo artificial preservatives, flavours, fillers or by-products. Hormone and Antibiotic Free OKNO CORN, WHEAT, SOY and no cheap fillers NO RENDERED PRODUCTS

OK Organic Brown Rice, Organic Kamut, Organic Oats, Organic Spelt, Organic Barley,OKWith Freeze dried meat or add your own for the best homemade dog food ever. OKGrain Free Available OK100% human grade and/or Organic OKChemical Free OKNO CORN, WHEAT OR SOY NO RENDERED PRODUCTS
OKchicken ground with bone, chicken liver, chicken gizzard, pumpkin seed, organic cranberriesOKPremium meats such as grass-fed beef from North America, Australia, and New Zealand, cage-free chicken from North America, and wild-caught salmon from North America. OKGRAIN FREE OKcertified organic fruits and veggies OKNO fillers, added hormones or antibiotics OKNO CORN, WHEAT OR SOY NO RENDERED PRODUCTS
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THE HONEST KITCHEN
OK100% Human Food Grade USDA Chicken, Organic Flaxseed, potatoes ,celery, sweet potatoesOKHuman food grade meat, Organic, Fit for Human Consumption OKGRAIN FREE OKFresh Organic Fruits and Vegetables OKNO GMO or genetically engineered produce. Raw ingredients are tested clear of salmonella, E-coli, listeria, lead, arsenic, mercury, melamine, yeast and mold & pesticide residues, before it’s even allowed inside the plant. Free of chemical preservatives such as Ethoxyquin OKNO CORN, WHEAT OR SOY NO RENDERED PRODUCTS

OKdeboned turkey, deboned chicken ,turkey meal, chicken meal, potatoesOKFresh Duck, Wild Boar & Rabbit, Turkey OKCore is Grain Free OKFresh Fruits and Veggies OKNo fillers or artificial preservatives OKNO CORN, WHEAT OR SOY NO RENDERED PRODUCTS
alpo


ALPO
red-xGround Yellow Corn, Meat and Bone Meal, soybean meal, beef tallow, Corn Gluten meal.red-x NO FRESH MEAT LISTED, Generic "Meat Meal and Bone Meal"red-x GRAIN
Based Only
NO FRESH FRUITS AND/OR VEGGIESCONTAINS menadione sodium bisulfite complex and Artifical colors
red-xContains several corn, wheat and/or soy products red-xDOES CONTAIN RENDERED PRODUCTS
beneful

BENEFUL
red-xground yellow corn, chicken by-product meal, corn gluten meal, whole wheat flour, animal fat, rice flour,red-x NO FRESH MEAT LISTED ,Generic "Meat Meal and Bone Meal"red-xGRAIN
Based Only
NO FRESH FRUITS AND/OR VEGGIESCONTAINS menadione sodium bisulfite complex & artificial colorred-xGround yellow corn, corn gluten meal, whole wheat flour, soy flour, animal digest red-xDOES CONTAIN RENDERED PRODUCTS
gravy train

GRAVY TRAIN
red-xcorn, soybean meal, beef and bone meal, animal fat, animal digestred-x NO FRESH MEAT LISTED, Generic "Meat Meal and Bone Meal"red-xGRAIN
Based Only
NO FRESH FRUITS AND/OR VEGGIESCONTAINS red 40, BHA , yellow 5, yellow 6, blue 2, red-xContains several corn, wheat and/or soy products red-xDOES CONTAIN RENDERED PRODUCTS
iams

IAMS SO GOOD
red-xground yellow corn, chicken by-product meal, soybean meal, animal fat, chickenred-x NO FRESH MEAT LISTED, Generic "Meat Meal and Bone Meal"red-xGRAIN
Based Only
NO FRESH FRUITS AND/OR VEGGIESOK red-xContains several corn, wheat and/or soy products red-xDOES CONTAIN RENDERED PRODUCTS
kal kan

KAL KAN
red-xground yellow corn, meat and bone meal, soybean meal, whole wheat, chicken by-product mealred-x NO FRESH MEAT LISTED, Generic "Meat Meal and Bone Meal"red-xGRAIN
Based Only
NO FRESH FRUITS AND/OR VEGGIESCONTAINS menadione sodium bisulfite complexred-xContains several corn, wheat and/or soy products red-xDOES CONTAIN RENDERED PRODUCTS
kibbles n bits

KIBBLES N BITS -
red-xcorn, soybean meal, beef and bone meal, ground wheat, animal fat with BHAred-x NO FRESH MEAT LISTED, Generic "Meat Meal and Bone Meal"red-xGRAIN
Based Only
NO FRESH FRUITS AND/OR VEGGIESCONTAINS titanium dioxide, yellow 5, yellow 6, red 40, BHA red-xContains several corn, wheat and/or soy products red-xDOES CONTAIN RENDERED PRODUCTS
ol roy

OL ROY-
red-xground yellow corn, soybean meal, ground whole wheat, corn syrup, poultry fatred-x NO FRESH MEAT LISTED, Generic "Meat Meal and Bone Meal"red-xGRAIN
Based Only
NO FRESH FRUITS AND/OR VEGGIESCONTAINS menadione sodium bisulfite complexred-xContains several corn, wheat and/or soy products red-xDOES CONTAIN RENDERED PRODUCTS
pedigree

PEDIGREE
red-xground whole corn, meat and bone meal. corn gluten meal, animal fat, wheat mill runred-x NO FRESH MEAT LISTED, Generic "Meat Meal and Bone Meal"red-xGRAIN
Based Only
NO FRESH FRUITS AND/OR VEGGIESAdded FD&C and Lake Colors (Yellow 6, Blue 2, Red 40, Yellow 5).red-xContains several corn, wheat and/or soy products red-xDOES CONTAIN RENDERED PRODUCTS
dog chow

PURINA DOG CHOW -
red-xWhole grain corn, poultry by-product meal, corn gluten meal, animal fat, meat and bone mealred-x NO FRESH MEAT LISTED, Generic "Meat Meal and Bone Meal"red-xGRAIN
Based Only
NO FRESH FRUITS AND/OR VEGGIESCONTAINS added color (Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue 2, Yellow 6) & CONTAINS menadione sodium bisulfite complexred-xContains several corn, wheat and/or soy products red-xDOES CONTAIN RENDERED PRODUCTS
vet diets

PURINA VETERINARY DIET
red-xbrewers rice, corn gluten meal, whole grain corn, animal fat, chicken mealred-x NO FRESH MEAT LISTED, Generic "Meat Meal and Bone Meal"red-xGRAIN
Based Only
NO FRESH FRUITS AND/OR VEGGIESCONTAINS menadione sodium bisulfite complexred-xContains several corn, wheat and/or soy products red-xDOES CONTAIN RENDERED PRODUCTS
Top 10 BEST DOG FOOD BRANDS ALL HAVE REAL MEAT AS THE FIRST INGREDIENT

ORIJEN
ORIJEN
BLUE BUFFALO
BLUE BUFFALO
TASTE OF THE WILD
TASTE OF THE WILD
ACANA
ACANA
NATURES VARIETY INSTINCT
NATURES VARIETY
ADDICTION
ADDICTION
DR HARVEYS
DR. HARVEYS
STELLA AND CHEWYSSTELLA & CHEWYS
THE HONEST KITCHEN
HONEST KITCHEN
WELLNESS CORE
WELLNESS CORE
Top 10 WORST DOG FOOD BRANDS ALL USE CORN AS THE PROTEIN SOURCE

alpo
ALPO
beneful
BENEFUL
gravy train
GRAVY TRAIN
iams
IAMS
kal kan
KAL KAN
kibbles n bits
KIBBLES N BITS
ol roy
OL ROY
pedigree
PEDIGREE
dog chow
Dog Chow
vet diets
PURINA VETERINARY DIET

WORST DOG FOOD BRANDS vs. BEST DOG FOOD BRANDS 2016 -Dog Food Comparison Chart below shows the progression from a quality dog food to a cheap corn based dog food – SEE THE DIFFERENCE SIDE BY SIDE.

DOGS ARE CARNIVORES – They need meat, not corn for protein!

GOOD DOG FOOD BRANDS COMPARED TO BAD DOG FOOD BRANDS

*NOTE: The ingredients highlighted in red are undesirable. This chart shows how comparison of dog foods is essential.
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A side by side comparison of TOP Worst Dog Food Brands and Best Dog Food brands, with the undesirable and/or harmful ingredients marked with a red x mark to indicate a non desirable ingredient.

Ingredients in the “Top 10 Best Dog Food Brands” 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 “Top 10 Worst Dog Food Brands”.

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

This dog food comparison chart shows only a very small sample for information purposes. It enables us to see the contrast between TOP Worst and Best Dog Foods.

Remember there are THOUSANDS of pet food products available. Learn to read your 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.

Use this best and worst dog food comparison chart for informational purposes and see the vast difference the pet food industry regulators finds acceptable.

*There are two types of information to look for. Look for what the manufacturer claims the food DOES NOT CONTAIN, and WHAT IT DOES CONTAIN.

BEST DOG FOOD AND WORST DOG FOOD : A Side by Side Comparison of the first 10 INGREDIENTS

A side by side comparison of some of the more popular dog foods showing the first 10 ingredients.
NAME OF FOOD1rst Ingredient2nd ingredient3rd ingredient4th ingredient5th ingredient6th ingredient7th ingredient8th ingredient9th ingredient10th ingredientRECOMMENDED?
ACANA deboned beefbeef mealgreen peasdeboned lamblamb mealwhitefish mealherring oilfield beansred lentilswhole potato RECOMMENDED top rated dog food brand
ADDICTIONNew Zealand Venisonpotatoespapayascanola oilfigscarrots RECOMMENDED top rated dog food brand
BLUE BUFFALO deboned duckchicken mealturkey mealpeaschicken fattomato pomacenatural chicken flavorpotatoesflaxseedalfalfa meal RECOMMENDED top rated dog food brand
NATURE'S VARIETY Instinct Raw chickenraw ground chicken bonesturkeyturkey liverturkey heartapplescarrotsbutternut squashground flaxseedchicken eggs RECOMMENDED top rated dog food brand
WELLNESS COREdeboned turkeydeboned chickenturkey mealchicken mealpotatoestomato pomacenatural chicken flavorcanola oilchicken liversalmon oil RECOMMENDED top rated dog food brand
ORIJEN *boneless angus beef*boneless wild boar*boneless lamb*beef liver*boneless pork*pork liver*whole herring*lamb liver*beef meal*lamb meal RECOMMENDED top rated dog food brand
TASTE OF THE WILDBisonlamb mealchicken mealsweet potatoespeaspotatoescanola oilegg productroasted bisonroasted venison RECOMMENDED top rated dog food brand
HONEST KITCHEN dehydrated100% Human Food Grade USDA ChickenOrganic Flaxseedpotatoescelerysweet potatoesapplesalfalfakelphoneyzucchini RECOMMENDED top rated dog food brand
STELLA AND CHEWY'S chicken ground with bonechicken liverchicken gizzardpumpkin seedorganic cranberriesorganic spinachorganic broccoliorganic beetsorganic carrotsorganic squash RECOMMENDED top rated dog food brand
Dr. Harveys Oracle Grain-Free ChickenFreeze dried ChickenWhole EggSweet PotatoesCarrotsFlax Seed MealGreen BeansZucchini BroccoliPeasBeets RECOMMENDED top rated dog food brand
CARNA 4 Dog Food
Fresh ChickenChicken Liver, eggsorganic sprouted barley seed potatosalmon,sweet potatowhole brown rice,organic sprouted flaxseedorganic sprouted green lentils, RECOMMENDED top rated dog food brand
Fromm Dog FoodDuckChicken MealChickenBrown RicePearled BarleyOatmealMenhaden Fish MealChicken Fat,Lamb,Potatoes RECOMMENDED top rated dog food brand
NUTRISCA (By Dogswell)ChickenChicken MealPeasChick PeasMenhaden Fish Meal (a source of fish oil),Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid),Pea Fiber,Pea Starch Natural Flavor, Potassium Chloride RECOMMENDED top rated dog food brand
Timberwolf LegendsVenisonLambSpray Dried Whitefish,Sweet PotatoesSalmonSalmon OilPumpkinGreen PeasFlaxseedDried Organic Kelp RECOMMENDED top rated dog food brand
Canidae Pure Dog FoodBisonLamb MealChick peascanola oilsuncured alfalfanatural flavor,mineralsvitamins--------- RECOMMENDED top rated dog food brand
Solid Gold grain free VenisonTurkey MealPotatoesPeasChickepeasLentilsPea FlourTapiocaCanola OilEgg RECOMMENDED top rated dog food brand
Hi-Tek Naturals Grain Free Dog FoodLamb mealsweet potatopotatopeasPork mealchicken mealchicken fatduck mealeggsalmon meal RECOMMENDED top rated dog food brand
Purina Pro Plan Chicken Grain Free
LambChicken MealPea StarchCanola MealCassava Root FlourDried Egg ProductAnimal Fat Dried Beet Pulp,Pea Fiber Brewers Dried Yeast, RECOMMENDED top rated dog food brand
Horizon LegacyChickenChicken MealPeaPea StarchtwiceTurkey MealChicken FatSalmon MealPea Fibre3 TimesFlaxseedSalmon Oil RECOMMENDED top rated dog food brand
Eagle Pack Lamb & Rice Natural Dry Dog Food,
Lamb mealOatmealGround Brown Rice Dehulled BarleyChicken Fat Chicken MealBrewers Dried Yeast,Tomato PomaceAnchovy and Sardine MealRice (2nd rice) RECOMMENDED top rated dog food brand
IAMS So Good with Chickenground yellow cornchicken by-product mealsoybean mealanimal fatchickencorn gluten mealdried beet pulpchicken flavorsaltCalcium Carbonateworst dog food - NOT RECOMMENDED
PURINA VETERINARY DIETbrewers ricecorn gluten mealwhole grain cornanimal fatchicken mealcoconut oilcalcium phosphatecalcium carbonatewheat brananimal digestworst dog food - NOT RECOMMENDED
Kal Kan Complete
?ground yellow cornmeat and bone mealsoybean mealwhole wheatchicken by-product mealanimal fatwheat middlingscorn gluten mealnatural flavorsaltworst dog food - NOT RECOMMENDED
KIBBLES N BITScornsoybean mealbeef and bone mealground wheatanimal fat with BHAcorn syrupwaterwheat middlingsanimal digestpropylene glycolworst dog food - NOT RECOMMENDED
GRAVY TRAIN
cornsoybean mealbeef and bone mealanimal fatanimal digestsaltcellulose gumcaramel colorpotassium chloridebone phosphateworst dog food - NOT RECOMMENDED
OL ROYground yellow cornsoybean mealground whole wheatcorn syruppoultry fatmeat and bone mealanimal fat with BHAchicken by-product mealriceanimal digestworst dog food - NOT RECOMMENDED
BENEFUL ground yellow cornchicken by-product mealcorn gluten mealwhole wheat flouranimal fatrice floursoy flourmeat and bone mealpropylene glycolsugar worst dog food - NOT RECOMMENDED
PEDIGREE DOG FOODground whole cornmeat and bone mealcorn gluten mealanimal fatwheat mill runground wheatpoultry flavorwheat floursaltcaramel colorworst dog food - NOT RECOMMENDED
PURINA DOG CHOWWhole grain cornpoultry by-product mealcorn gluten mealanimal fatmeat and bone mealsoybean mealegg and chicken flavorwhole grain wheatanimal digestsaltworst dog food - NOT RECOMMENDED
PURINA ALPOGround Yellow CornMeat and Bone Mealsoybean mealbeef tallowCorn Gluten mealegg and chicken flavoranimal digest saltRed color 40yellow and blue colorworst dog food - NOT RECOMMENDED
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