Best Wet Dog Foods

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What’s the Best Wet Dog Food?

In addition to meeting our 9 guidelines for superior brands, the best wet dog foods listed below contain:

  • No cancer-causing chemical preservatives
  • No anonymous meat ingredients
  • No high risk coloring agents
  • No generic animal fat
  • Above-average meat content
  • Moderate fat-to-protein ratio
  • Modest carbohydrate content

On the list below, we’ve included both grain-inclusive and grain-free recipes to satisfy your personal feeding preferences.

Buying tip: Please don’t miss our 4-star selections. Many are made by some of the best companies in the industry. And they offer extra value for those on a budget.

Best Wet Dog Food Brands
September 2019

Here are The Dog Food Advisor’s top 20 best canned dog foods for September 2019:

Taste of the Wild High Prairie Wet Dog Food

Taste of the Wild High Prairie Wet Dog Food

Rating:

Taste of the Wild High Prairie is one of 5 recipes included in our review of the Taste of the Wild wet product line.

  • First 5 ingredients: Beef, lamb broth, vegetable broth, lamb liver, dried egg product
  • Type: Grain-free
  • Profile: All life stages
  • Best For: Adults + all puppies
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Taste of the Wild High Prairie derives the majority of its meat protein from beef. Our dry matter label analysis reveals the recipe contains 44% protein, 22% fat and 25% estimated carbs… yielding a fat-to-protein ratio of about 50%.

A superior all life stages recipe. Highly recommended.

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Eagle Pack Lamb Recipe Canned Dog Food

Eagle Pack Lamb Formula

Rating:

Eagle Pack Lamb Formula is one of 4 recipes included in our the review of Eagle Pack wet product line.

  • First 5 ingredients: Lamb, chicken broth, lamb liver, ground brown rice, carrots
  • Type: Grain-inclusive (rice, barley)
  • Profile: All life stages
  • Best For: Adults + all puppies
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Eagle Pack Lamb Formula derives the bulk of its meat protein from lamb. Our dry matter label analysis reveals the recipe contains 41% protein, 27% fat and 24% estimated carbs… which yields a fat-to-protein ratio of about 67%.

Highly recommended.

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Blue Buffalo Homestyle Recipes Chicken Dinner

Blue Buffalo Homestyle Recipes Chicken Dinner

Rating:

Blue Buffalo Homestyle Recipes Chicken Dinner is one of 12 recipes included in our review of Blue Buffalo Homestyle Recipes.

  • First 5 ingredients: Chicken, chicken broth, chicken liver, carrots, peas
  • Type: Grain-free
  • Profile: Maintenance
  • Best For: Adults only (not for puppies)
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Blue Buffalo Homestyle Recipes Chicken Dinner derives most of its animal protein from chicken. Our dry matter label analysis reveals the recipe contains 39% protein, 27% fat and 26% estimated carbs… producing a fat-to-protein ratio of about 71%.

A top pick for adults.

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Instinct Original Real Beef

Instinct Original Real Beef Canned Dog Food

Rating:

Instinct Original Real Beef is one of 8 recipes included in our review of the Instinct Original product line.

  • First 5 ingredients: Beef, beef liver, beef broth, tricalcium phosphate, ground flaxseed
  • Type: Grain-free
  • Profile: All life stages
  • Best For: Adults + small or medium breed puppies
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Instinct Original Real Beef derives the bulk of its meat protein from beef and beef liver. Our dry matter label analysis reveals the recipe contains 52% protein, 34% fat and 6% estimated carbs… resulting in a fat-to-protein ratio of about 65%.

An above-average grain-free product..

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Halo Lamb Recipe Adult Canned Dog Food

Halo Holistic Lamb Recipe

Rating:

Halo Holistic Lamb is one of 8 recipes included in our review of the Halo Holistic canned product line.

  • First 5 ingredients: Lamb, chicken broth, beef liver, barley, carrots
  • Type: Grain-inclusive (barley, rolled oats)
  • Profile: Maintenance
  • Best For: Adults only (not for puppies)
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Halo Lamb Recipe derives the majority of its animal protein from lamb and beef liver. Our dry matter label analysis reveals the recipe contains 50% protein, 28% fat and 14% estimated carbs… which yields a fat-to-protein ratio of about 56%.

An exceptional choice for wet food.

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Whole Earth Farms Chicken and Turkey Stew

Whole Earth Farms Chicken and Turkey Wet Recipe

Rating:

Whole Earth Farms Chicken and Turkey is one of 12 recipes included in our review of the Whole Earth Farms product line.

  • First 5 ingredients: Chicken, chicken broth, turkey, chicken liver, peas
  • Type: Grain-free
  • Profile: All life stages
  • Best For: Adults + all puppies
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Whole Earth Farms Chicken and Turkey derives most of its meat protein from chicken. Our dry matter label analysis reveals the recipe contains 43% protein, 27% fat and 22% estimated carbs… which produces a fat-to-protein ratio of about 63%.

A superior all life stages formula.

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Natural Balance Ultra Premium Liver Formula

Natural Balance Ultra Premium Liver Canned Formula

Rating:

Natural Balance Ultra Premium Liver Formula is one of 5 recipes included in our review of the Natural Balance Ultra canned line.

  • First 5 ingredients: Beef liver, beef broth, beef, brown rice, carrots
  • Type: Grain-inclusive (rice, oat bran)
  • Profile: All life stages
  • Best For: Adults + all puppies
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Natural Balance Ultra Premium Liver derives the bulk of its animal protein from beef liver. Our dry matter label analysis reveals the recipe contains 41% protein, 23% fat and 28% estimated carbs… resulting in a fat-to-protein ratio of about 56%.

Enthusiastically recommended.

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Wellness Core Wet Dog Food

Wellness Core Turkey, Chicken Liver and Turkey Liver

Rating:

Wellness Core Turkey, Chicken Liver and Turkey Liver is one of 6 recipes included in our product review of Wellness Core.

  • First 5 ingredients: Chicken, turkey, chicken liver, chicken broth, chicken meal
  • Type: Grain-free
  • Profile: Maintenance
  • Best For: Adults only (not for puppies)
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Wellness Core Turkey, Chicken Liver and Turkey Liver derives most of its meat protein from poultry. Our dry matter label analysis reveals the recipe contains 50% protein, 34% fat and 8% estimated carbs… creating a fat-to-protein ratio of about 68%.

A high-quality formula for adult dogs.

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Crave Beef Pate Canned Dog Food

Crave Beef Pate Canned Dog Food

Rating:

Crave Beef Pate is one of 4 recipes included in our brand review of Crave.

  • First 5 ingredients: Beef, chicken broth, chicken liver, chicken heart, chicken
  • Type: Grain-free
  • Profile: Maintenance
  • Best For: Adults only (not for puppies)
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Crave Beef Pate derives the bulk of its animal protein from beef. Our dry matter label analysis reveals the recipe contains 55% protein, 23% fat and 15% estimated carbs… producing a fat-to-protein ratio of about 42%.

A great choice for canned food.

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Go Daily Defence Wet

Go! Daily Defence Whitefish and Salmon Pate Wet Dog Food

Rating:

Go! Daily Defence Whitefish and Salmon Pate is one of 3 recipes included in our review of Go! Daily Defence.

  • First 5 ingredients: Turkey, whitefish, salmon broth, turkey liver, salmon
  • Type: Grain-inclusive (brown rice, wild rice)
  • Profile: All life stages
  • Best For: Adults + small or medium breed puppies
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Go! Daily Defence Whitefish and Salmon Pate derives the majority of its meat protein from turkey, salmon and whitefish. Our dry matter label analysis reveals the recipe contains 46% protein, 32% fat and 15% estimated carbs… resulting in a fat-to-protein ratio of about 70%.

An excellent grain-inclusive option.

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Eukanuba Adult Beef and Vegetable Stew Wet Dog Food

Eukanuba Adult Beef and Vegetable Stew

Rating:

Eukanuba Adult Beef and Vegetable Stew is one of 7 recipes included in our review of the Eukanuba product line.

  • First 5 ingredients: Water, chicken, beef, beef liver, pork plasma
  • Type: Grain-inclusive (wheat)
  • Profile: Maintenance
  • Best For: Adults only (not for puppies)
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Eukanuba Adult Beef and Vegetable Stew derives most of its animal protein from chicken and beef. Our dry matter label analysis reveals the recipe contains 44% protein, 22% fat and 25% estimated carbs… which creates a fat-to-protein ratio of about 50%.

A superior formula for adults.

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Weruva Bed and Breakfast Canned Formula

Weruva Bed and Breakfast Wet Dog Food

Rating:

Weruva Bed and Breakfast is one of 14 recipes included in our review of the Weruva brand.

  • First 5 ingredients: Chicken, water, egg, pumpkin, sweet potato
  • Type: Grain-free
  • Profile: All life stages
  • Best For: Adults + all puppies
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Weruva Bed and Breakfast derives the majority of its animal protein from chicken. Our dry matter label analysis reveals the recipe contains 57% protein, 10% fat and 25% estimated carbs… which results in a fat-to-protein ratio of about 18%.

Highly recommended.

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Nature Recipe Chicken and Wild Salmon Canned

Nature’s Recipe Chicken and Wild Salmon

Rating:

Nature’s Recipe Chicken and Wild Salmon is one of 3 recipes included in our review of the Nature’s Recipe tub product line.

  • First 5 ingredients: Chicken, chicken broth, pumpkin, salmon, brown rice
  • Type: Grain-inclusive (brown rice)
  • Profile: Maintenance
  • Best For: Adults only (not for puppies)
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Nature’s Recipe Chicken and Wild Salmon derives the bulk of its meat protein from chicken. Our dry matter label analysis reveals the recipe contains 65% protein, 12% fat and 16% estimated carbs… which creates a fat-to-protein ratio of about 18%.

An exceptional choice.

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Chicken Soup for the Soul Adult Pate Wet Dog Food

Chicken Soup for the Soul Adult Pate Chicken, Turkey and Duck

Rating:

Chicken Soup for the Soul Adult Pate Chicken, Turkey and Duck is one of 3 recipes included in our review of Chicken Soup for the Soul.

  • First 5 ingredients: Chicken, turkey, chicken broth, turkey broth, duck
  • Type: Grain-inclusive (brown rice, oatmeal, barley)
  • Profile: Maintenance
  • Best For: Adults only (not for puppies)
  • See all 3 available recipes

Chicken Soup for the Soul Adult Pate derives the majority of its animal protein from both turkey and chicken. Our dry matter label analysis reveals the recipe contains 36% protein, 25% fat and 31% estimated carbs… producing a fat-to-protein ratio of about 69%.

Enthusiastically recommended.

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Canidae All Life Stages Chicken and Rice Formula

Canidae All Life Stages Chicken and Rice Canned Dog Food

Rating:

Canidae All Life Stages Chicken and Rice is one of 4 recipes included in our review of the Canidae All Life Stages wet brand.

  • First 5 ingredients: Chicken, chicken broth, chicken liver, brown rice, barley
  • Type: Grain-inclusive (brown rice, barley)
  • Profile: All life stages
  • Best For: Adults + all puppies
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Canidae All Life Stages Chicken and Rice derives the bulk of its meat protein from chicken and chicken liver. Our dry matter label analysis reveals the recipe contains 41% protein, 30% fat and 22% estimated carbs… which yields a fat-to-protein ratio of about 72%.

An excellent canned formula.

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Solid Gold Howling at the Stars Canned Dog Food

Solid Gold Howling at the Stars Wet Dog Food

Rating:

Solid Gold Howling at the Stars is one of 12 recipes included in our review of the Solid Gold canned product line.

  • First 5 ingredients: Turkey, chicken broth, turkey liver, ocean whitefish, ground brown rice
  • Type: Grain-inclusive (brown rice, barley)
  • Profile: All life stages
  • Best For: Adults + small or medium breed puppies
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Solid Gold Howling at the Stars derives most of its animal protein from turkey and turkey liver. Our dry matter label analysis reveals the recipe contains 41% protein, 23% fat and 28% estimated carbs… resulting in a fat-to-protein ratio of about 56%.

An affordable top pick.

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Merrick Grain Free Cowboy Cookout

Merrick Grain Free Cowboy Cookout

Rating:

Merrick Grain Free Cowboy Cookout is one of 11 recipes included in our review of the Merrick Grain Free brand.

  • First 5 ingredients: Deboned beef, beef broth, chicken broth, beef liver, peas
  • Type: Grain-free
  • Profile: All life stages
  • Best For: Adults + all puppies
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Merrick Grain-Free Cowboy Cookout derives the bulk of its meat protein from beef. Our dry matter label analysis reveals the recipe contains 47% protein, 16% fat and 29% estimated carbs… resulting in a fat-to-protein ratio of about 33%.

Highly recommended.

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Zignature Turkey Wet Dog Food

Zignature Turkey Formula

Rating:

Zignature Turkey is one of 13 recipes included in our review of Zignature.

  • First 5 ingredients: Turkey, turkey broth, turkey liver, peas, turkey meal
  • Type: Grain-free
  • Profile: All life stages
  • Best For: Adults + all puppies
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Zignature Turkey derives most of its animal protein from turkey and turkey liver. Our dry matter label analysis reveals the recipe contains 52% protein, 23% fat and 17% estimated carbs… creating a fat-to-protein ratio of about 43%.

A top all life stages recipe.

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Redbarn Naturals Ocean Fish Pate

Redbarn Naturals Ocean Fish Pate Wet Dog Food

Rating:

Redbarn Naturals Ocean Fish Pate is one of 7 recipes included in our review of Redbarn Naturals Pate.

  • First 5 ingredients: Ocean fish, fish broth, peas, agar-agar, quinoa
  • Type: Grain-free
  • Profile: All life stages
  • Best For: Adults + all puppies
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Redbarn Naturals Ocean Fish Pate derives the bulk of its meat protein from ocean fish. Our dry matter label analysis reveals the recipe contains 43% protein, 18% fat and 31% estimated carbs… producing a fat-to-protein ratio of about 42%.

A superior grain-free design.

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Wellness Complete Health Turkey and Sweet Potato

Wellness Complete Health Turkey and Sweet Potato

Rating:

Wellness Complete Health Turkey and Sweet Potato is one of 8 recipes included in our review of the Wellness Complete Health wet product line.

  • First 5 ingredients: Turkey, turkey broth, turkey liver, ground barley, sweet potatoes
  • Type: Grain-inclusive (ground barley)
  • Profile: All life stages
  • Best For: Adults + small or medium breed puppies
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Wellness Complete Health Turkey and Sweet Potato derives the majority of its animal protein from turkey. Our dry matter label analysis reveals the recipe contains 36% protein, 23% fat and 33% estimated carbs… creating a fat-to-protein ratio of about 63%.

A high-quality canned formula.

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