TOP 10 DOG FOODS
All Natural, Grain Free, Human Grade, Organic, Healthy, Holistic and Nutritious: Orijen, Taste of the Wild, Wellness Core, Nature’s Variety Instinct, Blue Buffalo, Dr. Harvey’s, Honest Kitchen, Stella & Chewy’s, Addiction, & Acana
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Top 10 Best Dog Food Brands, Updated 2016
ORIJEN Dog Food Review
(THIS THE BEST GRAIN FREE DRY DOG FOOD ON THE MARKET)
ORIJEN is a high protein, grain free dog food, and uses sweet potatoes as the carbohydrate source, which an excellent source of complex carbohydrates. (80% protein/ 20% carbohydrate)The important first five ingredients are meat: Fresh Boneless Chicken, Chicken Meal, Fresh Boneless Salmon, Turkey Meal, and Herring Meal.
All meat and fish are from fresh local sources, never frozen. They are obtained from either free range animals or game birds. This ensures a strict and excellent quality controlled product. – This high protein philosophy follows the Whole Prey diet of our dogs and cats ancestors natural diets.
Free of grains and preservatives, this food is cooked at low temperatures to seal in the fresh taste of its regionally harvested ingredients.
NOTHING OUTSOURCED – Local farm raised ingredients that are delivered fresh daily. NOTHING FROM CHINA
Chicken, flax, sunflower, salmon and anchovy oils provide the essential fatty acids that dogs cannot produce themselves (including DHA and EPA) and are so important to nutritionally support the development of cell membranes, immune systems and a vibrant skin and hair coat.The important first five ingredients in the Freeze Dried Adult Formula: Chicken: (ground with bone)*, turkey (ground with bone)*, whole herring*, chicken liver*, chicken heart*. – * FRESH AND PRESERVATIVE-FREE
This mimics a raw food diet of our companions carnivorous ancestors.
GENTLY FREEZE-DRIED USING ONLY FRESH AND REGIONAL INGREDIENTS, ORIJEN’S NEW FREEZE-DRIED FOODS OFFER ALL THE BENEFITS OF A RAW DIET.
DRY & FREEZE DRIED FORMULAS AVAILABLE for Adults, Puppies, Seniors.
ACANA Dog Food Review
High protein, low carbohydrate formulas for optimal canine nutrition, each made exclusively from wholesome protein sources passed as fit for human consumption.
Essential fatty acids from fresh wild-caught fish – fresh regional fish and Pacific salmon oil are premium sources of omega-3 EFAs (EPA, DHA) that are important in the natural diet of all dogs
Prairie botanicals, regional produce & Pacific sea vegetables – hand-harvested organic kelp, dulse and bladderwrack combined with prairie-grown botanicals and produce provide a natural source of phytonutrients and antioxidant vitamins
With NO grain, NO corn or glutens, NO inappropriate oils or vegetable protein sources, Acana formulas are also ethoxyquin-free, with NO artificial flavors, colors or preservatives, and absolutely NO genetically modified ingredients.
Made with 60-65% meat and 35-40% fruits & veggies
NEVER OUTSOURCED: Made from Canada’s best and freshest ingredients in award-winning kitchens. NOTHING FROM CHINA!
ACANA offers dog food formulas for puppies, adults, senior, small breed and large breed formulas.
WELLNESS CORE Dog Food Review
Whole Dog Journal approved
WELLNESS CORE GRAIN FREE FORMULAS ( Dry and Canned )
Deboned Turkey, Turkey Meal, Chicken Meal, Peas, Potatoes, Dried Ground Potatoes, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Tomato Pomace, Chicken Liver, Natural Chicken Flavor, Ground Flaxseed, Salmon Oil, Spinach, Vitamin E Supplement, Broccoli, Carrots, Choline Chloride, Parsley, Apples, Blueberries, Kale, Sweet Potatoes, | Including antioxidants, omega fatty acids, and probiotics, Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements.
AND THAT IS IT! A simple to read and understand list of ingredients, and everything on this list is something I would eat.
- Formulated for healthy dogs with optimal fat and calorie levels, just right for everyday feeding
- Nutrient-rich ingredient such as kale, broccoli, spinach & parsley are chosen for their naturally unique contribution
- Contains NO meat by-products, NO wheat, NO corn, NO soy, NO artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
- Core is 100% GRAIN FREE, and high protein, and low in fat & gluten-free
- GMO FREE
The Original CORE line comes in a variety of formulas: Small breed, Large Breed, Puppy, Adult, Senior and Weight management
WELLNESS CORE AIR DRIED – GENTLE DEHYDRATION – TENDER AND MOIST – HIGH PROTEIN – GRAIN FREE – Use as a topper or whole meal
A moist topper or an amazing meal, CORE Air Dried contains 70% raw grain-free protein
Wellness Core Air Dried available for PUPPIES in Chicken, Turkey and Salmon
There are no known recalls of Wellness Core
BLUE WILDERNESS is a grain free, high-protein, low carbohydrate food.
NO Preservatives like BHA, BHT, ethoxyquin, propylene glycol
NO Artificial Colors or Flavors
NO Corn, Wheat or Soy Proteins (Glutens)
WILDERNESS IS an excellent alternative to a raw diet.
Supplemented with LifeSource Bits, and exclusive, precision blend of vitamins, CHELATED minerals, and antioxidants specially designed to support your dog’s overall health & well-being.
This is a sensible alternative to raw diets.
Blue Buffalo products are manufactured in the United States.
Also note other available Blue Buffalo products:
- BLUE Life Protection Formula® (contains whole grains) in dry and canned.
- BLUE Freedom® (grain free) in dry and canned.
- BLUE Basics®(Limited Ingredient formula for dogs with food allergies) in dry and canned.
STELLA AND CHEWYS Dog Food Review
100% complete and balanced nutrition that feature raw, USDA-inspected, naturally-raised poultry and meat, organic fruits and vegetables, comes in Raw
Freeze Dried or Raw Frozen.
Available in Beef, Duck, Chicken, Lamb, Surf and Turf.
When you check the list of ingredients in Stella & Chewy’s Freeze-Dried Dinners, you’ll see it reads like a who’s who of wholesome, healthy stuff.
Like raw, naturally-raised meat, poultry or fish, sourced from USDA-inspected facilities.
Free-range beef and chicken, Free of hormones, steroids, and antibiotics.
No preservatives of any kind – preserved by flash freezing and freeze-drying.
Select organs, muscle meats and bone form the ultimate diet foundation.
Organic fruits and vegetables such as cranberries, carrots, apples, spinach, broccoli and beets.
Healthful, direct-fed microorganisms (probiotics), natural tocopherols, chelated trace minerals and taurine.
Complete in vitamin, mineral, fat, carbohydrate and protein content, balancing the all-important calcium/phosphorous ratio.
Every ingredient is sourced from reputable suppliers.
NO grain, NO fillers, NO artificial preservatives, NO colorings, NO added hormones, NO antibiotics AND NO sugar or salt!
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ADDICTION Dog Food Review
ADDICTION (Dry, Raw Dehydrated and Canned)
Highly digestible, specializes in Premium Proteins and Game Meats such as Kangaroo, Brushtail, Venison and Unagi, from New Zealand.
- NO artificial preservatives, flavors, fillers or by-products
- No GMO’s, Fillers, or Artificial Colors
- No Corn or Wheat
Addiction gently air-dries raw meat, fruits, and vegetables to keep ingredients fresh and retain vitamins and enzymes for maximum nutrition. Just add warm water to enjoy the benefits of raw food with the convenience of dry food.
*NOTE: Wild Brushtail (Trichosurus vulpecula), a marsupial found in large numbers in New Zealand, contains the highest levels of Omega 3 & 6 Fatty Acids of any red meat. Brushtail is not native to New Zealand and eats only the best berries and foliage, destroying forests and wildlife. Unlike farmed animals, Wild Brushtail is free from antibiotics and artificial hormones. By feeding this food, you are not only helping to conserve New Zealand’s plant and animal life but are also providing your pet with a nutritionally superior meal that promotes wellness and vitality.
NATURE’S VARIETY INSTINCT Dog Food Review
Instinct is Nature’s Variety grain free line.
Nature’s Variety Dog Food Review – Fresh Meat 1st – HIGHLY RECOMMENDED | Raw Frozen, Freeze Dried, Canned and Kibble made from organic meat and vegetables.
NATURE’S VARIETY is perfect for rotation feeding, and with easily interchangeable food products, you can give your companion a change in flavours, textures and overall enjoyment.
- High in meat protein: 95% meat, 5% fruits and vegetables
- Whole foods for proper nutrition
- Convenient medallions and patties – ready to serve!
- Less backyard cleanup
- Complete and balanced for all life stages and all breeds
- No cereal grains or fillers
- All the meats are free-range, antibiotic – and hormone-free, and USDA inspected. The Organic Chicken formula contains organic chicken.
INSTINCT RAW FROZEN FORMULA available in:
- Instinct Raw Medallions
– Medallions are a great way to serve raw with convenience and portion control. Each raw formula is complete and balanced for dogs of all breeds and life stages.
- Instinct Raw Patties
– Patties are an ideal size and form for medium and large dogs. Each raw formula is complete and balanced for dogs of all breeds and life stages.
- Instinct Raw Chubs
– Chubs are a great value for large dogs or multiple pet households. Each raw formula is complete and balanced for dogs of all breeds and life stages.
INSTINCT RAW BOOST KIBBLE FORMULAS
- Instinct Raw Boost Kibble for Dogs
– Raw Boost kibble provides complete and balanced nutrition for dogs of all life stages and breeds with specialized choices for small and toy breed dogs. Each grain-free formula combines high protein kibble plus freeze dried raw together in the same bag. It’s the perfect combination of nutrition and convenience.
- Instinct Raw Boost for Puppies
– Instinct Raw Boost for Puppies brings you grain-free kibble plus freeze dried raw pieces together in the same bag – the perfect combination of convenience and nutrition to give your puppy vibrant health. It’s never been easier to nourish your puppy with the pure and wholesome nutrition of raw.
- Instinct Raw Boost Kibble for Senior Dogs age 7+
– Instinct Raw Boost for Senior dogs combines high protein kibble plus freeze dried raw together in the same bag to give dogs age 7+ energy and vitality.
– Instinct Ultimate Protein delivers pure, protein-packed nutrition like your pet’s ancestral diet. Ultimate Protein is unlike any other pet food. With an innovative manufacturing process and a proprietary formula, it’s loaded with up to three times more real chicken and duck than conventional dry pet food. In fact, 95% of the protein comes from real chicken and duck. There are absolutely NO rendered meats, chicken or duck meal, or by-product meals. We do not use grain, gluten, or low quality filler ingredients commonly found in other pet foods. Instinct Ultimate Protein is the ultimate nutrition for your pet.
– Limited Ingredient Diets provide complete and balanced nutrition for dogs of all life stages and breeds. Each grain-free formula is made with one animal protein source so it is easier to manage what your dog eats – or doesn’t eat – every day.
– Instinct is formulated like your pet’s instinctive diet – high protein, grain-free, and gluten-free. Each formula is thoughtfully balanced with the wholesome foods your pet would eat in nature, like real meat or poultry, healthy vegetables and fruits, and no grain or gluten. A pure, biologically appropriate diet like this provides nutrient-dense, highly digestible nutrition to help your pet thrive. Feed instinctively – give your pet the nourishment and energy to achieve a healthy, happy life.
– Instinct offers canned foods for dogs and cats include over six protein varieties. All varieties are grain-free, gluten-free and free of all fillers. This makes them the perfect choice of food for your meat-loving dog or cat.
Instinct Canned foods are an excellent way to provide hydration for your pets. All canned formulas are 95% meat and liver, and complete & balanced for all life stages.
TASTE OF THE WILD Dog Food Review
Specially formulated with your dog’s ancestry in mind, these grain-free, high protein meals offer quality meats and nutrient rich fruits & veggies
- Taste of the Wild Grain-Free Dry Dog Food is grain-free, gluten-free, and features no corn or soy.
- The all natural formulas support healthy digestion with chelated minerals and sweet potatoes and support a healthy coat with their unique omega fatty acid blend.
- Made with quality roasted and smoked meat, poultry & fish
- Regionally specific, ancestrally accurate diets
- Supplemented with fruits & veggies
- Complete with digestive support system & omega fatty acid blend
- High Prairie – roasted bison & roasted venison, making it ideal for dogs with common beef allergies. Supplemented with fruits & veggies to deliver natural antioxidants and sweet potatoes & peas for highly digestible energy
- Pacific Stream – Fresh & smoked salmon, high in protein and essential fatty acids for a healthy skin and coat. Featuring highly digestible sweet potatoes and an antioxidant rich berry blend, this diet features the natural vitamins and minerals your dog needs to thrive.
- Sierra Mountain– Roasted lamb as the main ingredient, this grain-free, allergy friendly formula is high in protein and highly palatable. Plus, it contains easily digestible sweet potatoes and peas for energy and plenty of fruits & veggies for vital nutrients, like antioxidants.
- Southwest Canyon – Drawing on a variety of meat protein sources, including beef, lamb, and wild boar, this grain-free diet has a unique, delicious taste your dog will love. It also features low-glycemic garbanzo beans for easily digested energy and antioxidant rich blueberries and raspberries.
- Wetlands – Made with roasted quail, roasted duck, and smoked turkey, this poultry based diet is an irresistible blend that is grain-free and high in protein. It is supplemented with fruits & veggies for essential nutrients and sweet potatoes & peas for easily digested energy
This is a dehydrated product, and excellent choice for someone wanting to feed as close to homemade as possible, without the extra work. Some products do not have meat, and you can add your own organic protein to make the best homemade organic dog food. Some formulas have grains, if you prefer that, and some are grain free. All are top rated, and contain some organic ingredients.
FDA approved human grade pet food is produced in a human food facility and not a pet food plant.
The Honest Kitchen requires certification to verify that every lot of raw ingredients we buy has been tested clear of salmonella, E-coli, listeria, lead, arsenic, mercury, melamine, yeast and mold & pesticide residues.
Embark is a grain-free and low carb premium recipe for all life stages.
This gourmet puppy and dog food diet is made with limited carbohydrates and high protein to support muscle structure and function, and promote lean body mass. It is particularly suited to puppies and more active dogs and is ideal for those who are intolerant of grains
Preference is meat-free & grain-free recipe!
Preference is suggested for use with added raw meat, meaty bones or cooked meat of your choice (never cooked bones), as a base for a home made diet. This diet contains a custom vitamin-mineral premix with balanced calcium: phosphorus ratios, which are vital for the maintenance of healthy cells, bones and blood.This recipe is ideal for dogs who are sensitive to more popular meats.
Exotic meats, fish or alternative protein sources may be used as required.
Verve is The Honest Kitchen’s original recipe! This premium dog food food is ideal for adult maintenance, for dogs who do well with some grain in their diets.
Verve is a low fat, low calorie formula, with beef as the protein source.
It’s ingredients include a combination of 100% human food grade organic rolled barley, organic rolled rye, beef, organic rolled oats, organic flaxseed, carrots, alfalfa, potatoes, eggs, spinach, apples, chicory, parsley, cranberries, rosemary, vitamins and minerals.
Zeal Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food is specifically for sensitive dogs.
What was left out of this diet is almost as important as what is in it.
It is also grain-free, gluten-free and free of flaxseed and white potatoes.
This food is suitable for adult maintenance, sensitive dogs or dogs with moderate activity levels.
Lower in cost without compromising our values, Keen is made with a “down to earth” ingredients list that provides great low-gluten nutrition at an affordable price.
Like all of Honest Kitchen’s recipes, Keen is guaranteed human grade, wholesome, balanced and free of artificial additives, by-products or fillers of any kind.
It is suitable for adult maintenance and for gluten-sensitive pets.
Thrive is Honest Kitchen’s all life stages diet that contains chicken and the gluten-free, organic grain Quinoa. A Bolivian grain, Quinoa is easily tolerated by even the most grain-sensitive pups and contains every single amino acid.
Thrive contains Higher calories & protein; lower carb
This recipe only has six ingredients, so it’s perfect for those with lots of different food sensitivities.
All ingredients dehydrated: Chicken, organic quinoa, sweet potatoes, spinach, parsley, organic kelp
This natural dog food diet was designed to cater to dogs of all life stages including adults, puppies, pregnancy and nursing.
Love is ideal for dogs that may have grain or gluten sensitivities, or to help maintain a healthy body weight.
Love is low-carb with just 35% carbohydrates. Low carb diets are often indicated as part of a holistic approach to cancer recovery.
Love is made with USDA inspected, hormone free beef and is 100% human-grade, made in the USA, and does not contain corn, soy, rice, beet pulp or wheat. Just add water for a fresh, wholesome and human grade meal.
All ingredients dehydrated: Beef, sweet potatoes, potatoes, organic flaxseed, organic coconut, parsley, chard, papaya, cranberries, pumpkin, honey
Grain-Free adult maintenance food for dogs of all breeds and sizes.
Force is a complete and balanced dehydrated dog food made with free-range chicken, fruits, vegetables.
Force is formulated with moderate protein, higher fat and total calories, with a moderate level of carbohydrates.
Great for sensitive dogs or those with moderate activity levels
All ingredients dehydrated: Chicken, organic flaxseed, potatoes, celery, sweet potatoes, apples, organic kelp, honey, pumpkin, green beans, cabbage, bananas, papayas, basil, garlic
The Honest Kitchen Halcyon dog food is our newest whole grain diet that includes cage-free duck.
It is AAFCO complete and balanced for adult maintenance, made with dehydrated cage-free duck, rolled oats, vegetables, and fruits.
Because duck is a novel protein, it’s great for pups who have problems digesting to common proteins like chicken or beef. It’s also good for dogs who do best on a low gluten, whole grains diet.
Dehydrated duck, organic oats, organic buckwheat, dehydrated peas, organic flaxseed, dehydrated potatoes, dried organic coconut, dehydrated carrots, dried parsley, dehydrated spinach, dried bananas, dried basil, chia seeds,
The Honest Kitchen Kindly Dog Food is a grain-free, potato-free and fruit-free base mix where you choose your pup’s favorite protein and simply add water.
Since you select what meat is added, it’s an excellent option for dogs that can’t tolerate common protein sources or those who just like a little variety.
The Honest Kitchen Kindly recipe is free of both white and sweet potatoes, and contains no grain or fruit. As a grain-free dog food foundation diet, meat must be added with every feeding.
It’s perfect for raw dog food feeders or those making a home prepared meal that are looking for an easier way to serve their own meat while ensuring their dog is getting all of its essential nutrients.
With organic oats, organic millet, organic flaxseed, organic buckwheat, carrots, peas, apples and more
100% Human Grade from farm to bowl, FDA approved
Just add meat and water, Ready in 3 minutes
Made in the USA, NO ingredients from China
Hale is a truly hearty base mix that’s bursting with all the goodness of organic, ancient grains, along with a selection of antioxidant-rich produce. Hale is perfect for those who love to home cook for their pets, but don’t have time to rustle up a weekly pot of stew that’s made from scratch. Just add warm water and your own choice of meat, to create a practically-homemade meal.
This Best Dog Food is all Natural, Organic & Homemade. This is my # 1 favourite “fresh” dog food that I have used for years.
There are several formulas:
DR. HARVEY’S Canine Health Miracle Dog Food (This product needs you to add your own meat) FEATURES AND BENEFITS
- 100% Organic and human consumption ingredients,
- NO dyes,
- NO preservatives,
- NO chemicals.
- NO artificial or synthetic ingredients
- Perfect for dogs with sensitive stomach and digestion problems
- Makes Home-Cooking Easy and Balanced
- Can be made with Raw or Cooked Fresh Protein
- Helps manage Allergies and weight of your pet
A holistic dog food pre-mix made with only the finest organic and human consumption ingredients. Combine with fresh protein and oils for a super healthy meal.
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DR. HARVEY’S ORACLE – Grain Free, All in One Complete & Freeze Dried Protein FEATURES AND BENEFITS
- Just add water for a complete meal in minutes!
- Makes homemade and raw feeding easy.
- Freeze-Dried Raw USDA Meats
- No Preservatives or Chemical Additives
- Available in Grain-Free Formulas
- Fresh, minimally processed whole foods nourish your companion with nutrients, vitamins and minerals.
- Ideal for companion dogs of all ages.
- Perfect for even the most sensitive and picky companions.
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VEG TO BOWL – Grain Free Pre-Mix FEATURES AND BENEFITS
- Is easy- Just add water, meat and oil
- All-natural and uses 100% human grade dehydrated and freeze-dried vegetables
- NO preservatives, additives, chemicals, coloring agents and dyes
- NO sugar and salt.
- NO fillers, no corn, no wheat, no soy
- Allows Total Control of Protein Amounts
- Provides essential vitamins, minerals
- Contains organic digestive herbs
- Can be used daily to make a complete homemade meal
- Veg-to-Bowl is perfect for Raw Diets.
PERFECT FOR PICKY EATERS, DOG WITH ALLERGIES, ALL SIZES AND ALSO AND EXCELLENT WEIGHT LOSS DIET FOOD.
Also perfect for rotation diet so your precious pup does not get bored of the same old food. Use raw or cooked protein (your preference), from chicken, beef, venison, fish, etc., and rotate weekly.
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