The answer to that question depends on what kind of food you’re looking for.
Do you prefer a dry kibble? Or a canned dog food?
Are you feeding a new puppy? Or an adult?
Thinking about going grain-free?
With thousands of commercial products on the U.S. and Canadian markets, we set out to answer one critically important question:
What’s the Best Dog Food?
After considering dozens of criteria, we determined that the best dog foods should contain:
- No controversial chemical preservatives
- No anonymous meat ingredients
- No artificial coloring agents
- No generic animal fats
- Substantial amounts of meat-based protein
- Fat-to-protein ratio 75% or lower
- Modest carbohydrate content
So, after reviewing hundreds of dog food brands representing more than 4,300 different recipes, we narrowed our choices down to a few shorter lists.
Ten Great Selections
from Our Best Dog Food Lists
|Acana Regionals Dog Food||Dry||5 stars|
|Fromm Family Gold Dog Food||Wet||5 stars|
|Holistic Select Grain Free (Canned)||Wet||5 stars|
|Horizon Legacy Dog Food||Dry||5 stars|
|Merrick Grain Free Dog Food||Dry||5 stars|
|Nature’s Variety Instinct Dog Food||Dry||5 stars|
|Pinnacle Peak Protein Formula Dog Food||Dry||5 stars|
|Taste of the Wild||Wet||5 stars|
|Victor Grain Free Dog Food||Dry||5 stars|
|Wellness Core Dog Food||Dry||5 stars|
Best Dog Foods
The following list of best dog foods are grouped by category. Each includes a brief explanation of how we made our selections.