Best Wet Puppy Foods


The list below features The Dog Food Advisor’s Best Wet Puppy Foods for August 2018.

What’s the Best
Wet Dog Food for Puppies?

To be included on our list, each wet puppy food must meet AAFCO nutrient profiles for either Growth or All Life Stages.

And must also contain…

  • No risky cancer-causing preservatives
  • No anonymous meat ingredients
  • No toxic coloring agents
  • No generic animal fat
  • No propylene glycol
  • Above-average protein content
  • Below-average carbohydrates
  • Modest fat-to-protein ratio

Special Alert for
Large Breed Puppies

Feeding a food that contains too much calcium can significantly increase a large breed puppy’s RISK of hip dysplasia.

And other crippling skeletal disorders.


Since small and medium breed puppies are not at risk

They can safely eat a large variety of QUALITY puppy foods.


If you’re feeding a large breed puppy, be sure to visit our Best Large Breed Puppy Foods page.

Best Wet Puppy Foods
August 2018

Each wet dog food below is suitable for puppies and meets The Advisor’s 9 guidelines for identifying superior brands.

Products marked ALS (All Life Stages) can be fed to either puppies or adults. Those marked Growth are for puppies only. Those tagged FT have been verified by feeding trials.

Use links below to compare price and package sizes at an online retailer.

Blue Buffalo Wilderness Rocky Mountain Red Meat PuppyGrowth4 stars
Canidae Grain Free Pure Foundations PuppyGrowth5 stars
Eagle Pack Natural Dog FoodALS4.5 stars
I and Love and YouALS5 stars
Merrick Grain Free Puppy PlateALS5 stars
Nulo Freestyle Grain Free PuppyALS5 stars
Nutro Puppy Chicken and Oatmeal PateGrowth4.5 stars
Wellness Complete Health Just for PuppyGrowth4.5 stars
Wellness Core Grain Free PuppyGrowth5 stars
Whole Earth Farms Grain Free Puppy RecipeALS4.5 stars