Best Wet Puppy Foods

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The following is a list of 5-star dog food brands… each containing at least one wet puppy food.
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To qualify, every puppy food must meet AAFCO nutritional profiles for either growth or all life stages.

Or it must be recommended for puppies by the manufacturer.

If you know of a puppy food you believe we should have included on this list, please feel free to share your own suggestions in the Comments section below.

Or if you’re looking for some suggestions yourself, be sure to check out that same Comments area to find more recommendations.

Links to More Good Puppy Foods

To find even more ideas, you may wish to visit one of our other puppy food lists or articles…

How to Find the Best 5-Star
Wet Puppy Foods

The following is a list of 5-star wet dog food brands that are known to contain at least one puppy food. Within each brand, search for products that include the word “puppy” in their names.

In addition, many other products are designed for all life stages… a group that also includes puppies.

Best Wet Puppy Foods

  • Bonniern

    Thank you, those are some things I had not considered. I would like to know if you feed more wet food due to dentition problems common in HL CC. I have always given mostly dry with occasionally mixing in wet because i had been told dry was better for dental health, but these were different breed dogs. I will not be getting her until she is at least 8 weeks old and ready, a few more weeks. I want to be ready to transition her to her new diet soon after she is home

  • Bonniern

    Thank you so much for the advice, good to have several options, I have never had a hairless dog before but from my experience with other dogs, I understand how not all dogs respond equally to the same diet, also what works for a while sometimes needs to be changed for different reasons.

  • aimee

    Hi Bonnieerr,
    Congrats on your new little love. My little hairless guy is on a limited ingredient diet. I don’t know that there is a “best” food what is best is dog dependent.

    Especially during growth I choose products from companies where veterinary nutritionists are on staff and are formulating the diets, and ingredient testing, and quality control measures in place. It is usually the larger companies that go to these measures.

  • haleycookie

    Also as far as teeth and skin goes try and make sure you start young with attempting to brush his teeth. Just start small and gently and reward him after the act. Skin you can looking into fish oil tabs my cousin has chocolate labs and she uses fish oil and it has done wonders for their dandruffy skin. Also try to limit sun since they’re kinda naked little dogs.

  • Bonniern

    I will be getting a hairless Chinese Crested puppy in a couple of weeks, I want to give her the best food (brand and wet / dry / or combo) considering the skin and teeth issues common to this breed. I have access to a petco but am willing to order online in order to get her the best, realistically I do not want to have to shop for fresh ingredients and cook.

  • haleycookie

    Hi gsd are considered a large breed so I would consider wellness core puppy. That is what I recommend do anyone with a new large breed puppy as it meets all the right calcium levels which is important to avoid hips and bone issues down the road. There’s also a list on this site that lists all the appropriate large breed puppy foods. Not all “large breed” foods actually qualify and some regular puppy foods meet the mark such as wellness core puppy. Hope you enjoy your new pup gsd are my favorite πŸ™‚

  • haleycookie

    You can go all canned or look into a frozen raw diet. If your looking for a softer kibble type diet you might look into freshpet dog food.

  • haleycookie

    Well if you have a Kroger near by or something of the like they should have at least one of these. I know the Kroger down the street from me carries, freshpet, natures recipe, and newmans own. Walmart has a line called pure balance that is a good dog food as well from what I hear.

  • Judith Simmons Lay

    None of these brands are sold in grocery stores or Walmart. Will I need to special order or go to the pet store every time I buy? Nearest pet store is 45 minutes away!!

  • disqus_SBl7sCuYS7

    After a professional dental cleaning and extractions done by a veterinarian.
    Any soft food will do. Or presoaked kibble in water over night.
    Otherwise, the pain, infection, and discomfort caused by periodontal disease will cause systemic problems such as kidney infection….
    GET THE DENTAL DONE, THEN TALK DIET.
    Good luck.

  • Debra Kearns Saxton

    I have an older working he’s losing his teeth what would be the best to feed him

  • Heavenhelpus!

    I will be bringing home a male GSD in early May. I want to be prepared for what to feed him. Any suggestions?

  • the watchman

    I don’t know about Royal Canin wet, but our puppy started out on the dry & it made her breath really stink. Our vet recommended we feed her food that was only recommended & tested by AAFCO. She gave us a trial bag of Hills Ideal Balance & it fixed her breath problem. We also supplement this with yams (not candied).

  • VanessaTheVivacious

    Why isn’t Royal Canin on the list? That puppy food is amazing!!! My chi had 7 puppies and some were more runty than others. Now they are all thriving because of Royal Canin. They have a starter mousse that is perfect for weaning and a mama dogs last trimester equivalent of pregnancy. Then once you’re weaning, the soft wet puppy food is so nutritious and tasty, they’re over the moon. My pups are 5 wks coming on 6 and all are healthy. Royal Canin pup wet food is like 1.89 a can at Petco.

  • VanessaTheVivacious

    Sorry he is constipated.:( the kibble was prolly too fast too soon. Try wet can food with some of replacer and then keep finishing the replacer til they’re just on wet food . Eventually they’ll be ready for kibble again to mix in wet can food. Currently we’re using Royal canin wet food.. it’s awesome

  • FilmRotGirl

    The Ol Roy is super cheap food. If you want to feed your puppy better look at Different brands. If your dog is backed up give him some sweet potato. Just a little at a time.

  • Ann Ramsey

    I had a problem with a dog eating cat food once and when I asked my vet I was told that both cat and dog food have essentially the same nutrition but the cat food was higher in fat and calorie density because cats required more in a smaller amount. My dog did not have an eating disorder and really started packing on the pounds when she started stealing the cats food which makes me assume that I was told correct information. So, I suggest if the weight issue is too light go ahead and feed the dog the cat food until she starts packing on the pounds.

  • Cesarina Macorncan

    I would suggest Nutro, they have specific food for small breeds and aren’t too expensive.. Fromm does also, but they are on the pricier side.

  • Cesarina Macorncan

    This site has a lot of good puppy brand food. I personally give my dogs Fromm. But in the past I have given Eukanuba when I couldn’t afford for much, then switch to American Natural

  • Laura Warren

    I have picky dachsunds, Victor dry they love. I make my own wet food with 1 chicken breast, 2 cans green beans, 2 cans carrots, 2 cans peas, 2 cups brown rice and add a cup of oat meal. two tablespoons on the dry and they eat it all . I had skin issues before but now that they eat this no further problems

  • Wiccid2

    Have you tried making your own dig food? Just chicken and brown rice, throw in some carrots potatoes? Look up dog food recipes for ideas.

  • Buddysmom

    I have a 5 month old yorkie. I’ve been giving him Purina pro plan focus for toy breed puppy and the proplan wet for puppy, but saw that food isn’t really that great. What do you suggest, he is very picky and I have to mix dry in to wet for him to even eat it.

  • Kristina Chavez

    I recently bought a mini aussie im curious as to what would be the best brand of wet dog food to start him off on?

  • Crazy4dogs

    Have you dried a fish based kibble? They tend to have a stronger scent, which might entice her.

  • Sandra

    I think that is what she loves about my home cooked stuff is that its fresh out of the pot. I will try warming her canned food and hopefully she will eat more. Thanks for the idea! I wish I had thought of it sooner

  • Elaina Eakle

    I live with a picky dog and some finicky cats as well, I know that can be really trying! Have you tried warming her canned food first? That usually convinces my dog to eat. He also prefers canned foods with shredded textures rather than pate, but I know some dogs are just the opposite. You might also ask your vet about a nutritional supplement/paste you could give her when she’s not eating her full ration.

  • Cannoli

    So true but for the most part I have met many great well trained pit bulls so I know it’s not the breed. It just people lack common sense.

    So I hope my previous comment wasn’t anti pit bull. I love the bully breed

  • Pitlove

    We have a lot of offleash dogs in the subdivision behind our house that we walk our dogs in. Every time without fail, these tiny dogs come running out barking and barking at my dogs, like they are gonna do something. My boyfriend and I have joked many times how lucky the owners of these dogs are that our dogs (my pitbull included) are not dog aggressive and are well trained and socialized. My pit is funny, he will stop and tilt his head to the side and just look at them like “dude..whats your problem?”

  • Sandra

    Yes the only kind of wet dog food she will touch is heritage farms salmon but she will only eat about a fourth of the can which is no where near what she needs to be taking in

  • Sandra

    I’m sorry your personal experience was that bad, but in our community American Staffordshires are very popular family pets and some are rescues from farther out. I train and treat my dog as any other breed and am careful with all rescues no matter what size or how many teeth. No dog who has shown aggression would be adopted out or fostered.

  • Crazy4dogs

    Have you tried feeding her a fish based dog food? I have Labs as my personal dogs and they love when fish is the meal of the week. πŸ˜‰

  • Crazy4dogs

    Unfortunately, leash and territorial aggression are the most common things people encounter, and owners need to deal with. πŸ™

  • Sandra

    Yes it is

  • Crazy4dogs

    Of course any animal will prefer real food over kibble! Is the cats food a fish based food?

  • Cannoli

    Sadly I have met 4 aggressive dogs in my neighborhood. One 120lb German Shepard, 2 pit bulls and one 100lb Akita. Most showed their aggression when I was near their property on the sidewalk which makes sense since these dogs saw me as invading their property.

    One pit bull nearly jumped over the fence to bite me and my dog. I came close to stunning him with my illegally obtained taser that I carry with me

    The other pit bul was roaming free and came charging at me. The young thug had zero understanding of dog behavior and thaught that a dog running at full speed towards me and my dog was a sign of playfulness. My dog of course saw it as a threat and growled at it. A fight almost erupted but I gave the pit bull a good kick on his nose and it went away howling in pain.

    Well we all know about Akitas, awesome dogs but they have a very high pray drive towards smaller animals including dogs. This was another owner who had no understanding of Akita behavior and of course their dog was unleashed. It went berserk on my dog. Thank god I had my taser on me.

    It’s not the dogs but rather the dumbass owners

  • Sandra

    As of now, we have no idea. The vet said it may be a behavioral issue because if I make anytime home cooked she will gladly eat it. She just stays away from dog food

  • Sandra

    She has been to the vet it seems plenty of times lately. She had round worms and is still under treatment. Strangely she will not touch any kind of dry dog food, will take very little of one certain kind of wet dog food. Oh but if mom cooks a home cooked meal she will devour everything and heaven forbid the cats food be in a reachable place because most of that will be gone too. And the vet has no answer as to why this is… I feel maybe a second opinion from another vet is probably going to be necessary soon

  • Crazy4dogs

    I forgot about that one. That would make sense since it’s so close. It would be worth checking out.

  • Crazy4cats

    There is a plant in Missouri too! They probably distribute to Louisiana.

  • Crazy4dogs

    HI Sandra,

    Dogs don’t usually have eating disorders. It’s often caused by some kind of underlying medical condition.

    In an earlier post you mentioned that she had worms. If she’s been checked by a vet, that’s the likely cause for her not eating. Has she been diagnosed and treated for the type of worms found? If so, you will have to run a fecal again to make sure she is cleared of all parasites. Some parasites take several rounds of treatments to clear them out of the system. It’s important to keep an eye on her and in touch with a vet to make sure her condition doesn’t worsen.