Best Dog Foods


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Dog owners like to ask

“What’s the Best Dog Food?”

But think about that for a moment.

Let it sink in.

How could a one-size-fits-all dog food be “best” for every dog?

Truth is…

Finding the best food for your particular dog depends on your answer to a few more specific questions.


Are you feeding a puppy?

Or an adult?

A large breed… or small?

Do you prefer dry food… or wet?

What about grain-free?

With thousands of dog foods on the market, we set out to answer one critically important question:

What Features Describe
the Best Dog Foods?

Over the years, our editors have observed that the best brands typically contain:

  1. No cancer-causing chemical preservatives
  2. No anonymous meat ingredients
  3. No artificial coloring agents
  4. Above-average meat content
  5. Favorable fat-to-protein ratio
  6. Modest carbohydrate content

After reviewing the labels of hundreds of dog food brands, including some 4,700 individual recipes, we’ve narrowed our choices down to a few specific categories.

Best Dog Food Brands
by Category

The following lists include The Dog Food Advisor’s safest and most recommended brands.

Click the link below that best describes your particular dog as well as your own feeding preferences.