I recently started buying Canadian dog food – Grand Cru by CaniSource.
It’s dehydrated so it’s just a step away from raw food but easier to handle as it’s like kibble.
How good is it?
Taste of the Wild, Pacific Stream, adult dry. My Jack Russell rescues (4) have done really well for the past 7 years on it.Keith HParticipant
To Thomas M. Check out the brand “Zignature”. Not cheap, but more reasonably priced than many.Marilu RMember
Are there ever considerations in the future to do analysis on vegan dog food brands amongst each other? The market for that type of dog food is getting bigger so it would be nice as a consumer to see reviews and options. My dog is allergic to meat proteins so I give him V-dog which is an excellent vegan dog food but I am always open to hearing what other brands of dry vegan dog food are on the market and how they compare to each other.Michelle RMember
I would like to nominate Grandma Lucy’s and Zignature. More information like company reports would be greatPatricia SMember
How about Nulo Grain Free Salmon and Peas recipe? You gave it 5 stars so I’m not sure why it’s not on your list!Victoria MMember
I’d like to nominate The Honest Kitchen – my dogs love their dehydrated, grain free turkey. Made with organic, human grade ingredients.LORI LMember
I Would like to nominate Trudog. I’ve been using for about 4 years now. My furbaby absolutely loves it and she’s doing great.MK SParticipant
Hi Mike, please add Wag Tantrum to your list for review (https://wagtantrum.com/). I have been feeding my dog their organic adult dog food for the past 6 months with very good results – she’s a little leaner with lots of energy and a shinier coat. It’s fresh, cooked organic dog food. Ingredients are ground meat – beef or chicken, vegetables and brown rice. My dog was previously eating Stella & Chewy’s dinner patties – and – Orijen Regional Red – she was doing fine on both; she was a picky eater with the kibble, so had to mix). She really likes Wag Tantrum food, so no need to mix. I would love to garner your expertise….how does Wag Tantrum stack up to others on your list?
Hello- I would like to nominate full moon dog treats. Their product seems very legitimate and our doodle loves them.Pat FMember
Wondering about EVO dog food and also WYSONG dog food? Neither are on the list. Both are available online.Cindy VMember
Royal Canin Gastro Intestinal low fat dry and wet. My 3 dogs eat their own food. My shish Tzu puppy of 3 months eat Royal Can in shish Tzu puppy food dry.
Thank youKarin LMember
I have been feeding my cocker spaniel Canidae No Grain, Limited Ingredients, recommended by my vet because of her very itchy skin. Canidae it not in your Editor’s Choice list and I was wondering why that is.
Thanks for your anticipated reply,
Karin LaVineJoAnn CMember
What about RAWZ Meal Free kibble?Steve JMember
I’d like to nominate the ZIGNATURE L.I.D lines of foods. My Italian greyhounds tend to have sensitive stomach and usually the less ingredients the better.
My research led me to Zignature and so far they are doing great with it.Valorie NMember
I’m curious as to why the 4Health Performance didn’t make the EC choice. It was a 5 star product, however, it wasn’t listed.Jim WMember
Curious about Fish 4 Dogs. Saw them at the AKC show in San Francisco and it looks like a possible good line.Daniel GMember
I was scanning you list of Dry dog foods and did not see Azmira anywhere. Have you reviewed their products? I used the classic for many years with our last Dog. I would be interested in your review of their foods.Karin LMember
My Cocker Spaniel had very itchy skin when we adopted her. Our vet recommended Canidae Grain Free dry food, no foul. Our dog loves their Bison and Lamb formulas limited ingredients and it has helped with the frequent scratching. I do not see that brand under your Editor’s Choice List, is there a reason for that?
Thank you for your anticipated reply,
Karin L.Elaine CParticipant
I would like to nominate what I consider an exceptional food. Dogs For The Earth. They know where all of their sources feed their animals and where that comes from! All veggies and fruit are local , fresh, non GMO, etc. Cooked food, air dried into “biscuits”. Located in The Keys in FL. In addition to their regular food they offer a line of limited product “Chelsea’s Blend”. This is a blessing for my yeasty girl. Both my girls love it. I would love for you to review it.Ashley MMember
I recently switched my dog to Zignature Salmon Recipe. He has a really sensitive stomach and Ive been trying to find a good fit for him for months. He is a 2 year old lab. I also have a 1 year old lab who can eat practically anything and be fine. I am worried because I don’t see zignature listed under your editors choice. I wanted to try Acana but its really expensive and I am afraid that its too high protein for my dogs (they sometimes can be in the crate for up to 6 hours/day about 2 days a week)
I also noticed you seem to list a lot of pet foods with duck or chicken or turkey. I have heard its best to stay away from anything with feathers. I also heard its good to avoid potato. I am just curious to hear what you or anyone else has to say about this topic.
how about the honest kitchen grain free？Mike SagmanAdmin
Zignature is certainly a fine dog food. Please keep in mind that currently, there are more than 340 dog foods rated 4 stars or higher on our website. Yet (by design) Editor’s Choice includes a much smaller selection — currently, just 21 brands.
There are many reasons a particular brand may not be included on our lists.
For example, in most cases, a company may not have met all our guidelines. Or more rarely, its agents may have been unwilling to reveal important manufacturing information.
In any case, since no one on our team is a veterinarian and due to the uniqueness of each individual animal, it would be inappropriate for me to recommend a specific recipe for your dog’s GI issues.
I’m not aware of any scientific reason that it’s “best to stay away from anything with feathers”.
BTW, the reason you see so many poultry based recipes on our lists is because they are the most common meat ingredient found in the overwhelming majorities of dog foods on the market. Also, they are usually more affordable for most readers.
Five star dog foods tend to be highest in protein. Some animals find these foods too rich. So, why not try some 4 or even 3-star dog foods?
My best advice is to use “biofeedback” to help you find the best food for your pet. Try small packages of one dog food at a time. Monitor how your dog responds to each recipe you try. Then, adjust until your choice until you find the one to which your dog’s GI system responds most favorably.
Of course, it’s always best to discuss your dog’s problem with your veterinarian.
One more thing… don’t forget to check out our “Budget Friendly” dog foods list. You’ll find some super values there.
Hope this helps.Mary BMember
Would you please tell me why TRUDOG is not listed? New company and freeze-dried.Lisa CMember
Sorry if this is a duplicate message… Merrick Limited Ingredient Diet Grain Free – adult dry. (Specifically Duck & Sweet Potato Recipe). I see a canned version, but not the dry – curious how it rates with you guys. Been feeding it for a month now and it’s helped with allergies.Joyce BParticipant
Farmina N&D pumpkin formulaMichiel NMember
How about Earthblend? Seems like a great food. If it doesn’t meet your criteria can you tell me if it would be a good food for our Bullmastiff puppy. We’ve been feeding her Victor Hero with Chondroitin/Glucosamine but her stools are very soft. Thanks for any input.
Here’s a list of their ingredients from there website:
Earthblend Super Premium Natural Dog Food™
Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Oatmeal, Barley, Millet, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Fish Meal, Beet Pulp, Carrots, Peas, Sweet Potato, Natural Flavor, Sun Cured Alfalfa, Brewers Yeast, Dried Kelp, Flaxseed Oil, Potassium Chloride, Blueberries, Cranberries, Spinach, Pumpkin, Broccoli, Choline Chloride, Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D Supplement, Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid], Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Mangenese Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydroiodide), Fennel Seed, Parsley, Garlic, Barley Grass, Thyme, Burdock Root, Red Clover, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Beta Carotene, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, Dried Aspergillus niger fermentation extract, Dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, Dried Bacilillus subtilis fermentation extract, and Rosemary ExtractCharlene DMember
Have you researched, TruDog? I’m very interested in the quality.Nyree PMember
Weruva canned and dry (Caloric Harmony)Fran HMember
Please review PetPlate.Elaine CParticipant
I would like to nominate Dogs For The Earth to be added to the top foods for 2018. They have a low glycemic food for my yeasty dog and a “regular” food for my other girl. The food is hand dried in patty/disc form. You add water to the food
and let it rehydrate before serving. My two Maltese girls have been on it for months and doing well. They know what the animals used for their food were fed. All local, organic, GMO free vegetables and fruits. Great company producing good food.Michael PMember
I can’t find a review or any comments about Dr. Marty’s Natures Blend dog food. What are your thoughts on this brand of freeze dried raw dog food? Thank you.Patricia AParticipant
Please review Stella and Chewy’s new GRAIN INCLUSIVE kibble. Thank you.Diana PrinceParticipant
I love Meunster Milling products. It’s a family-owned business in Texas. They have high-quality, holistic kibble that you can customize with add-ins such as coconut oil, bacon fat, salmon oil. They have grain free varieties and freeze-dried treats, all at very reasonable prices with free FedEx shipping if it’s over a certain amount. I have been feeding my dogs the chicken and pork ancient grains for several months now and I have noticed that the shedding is definitely less (I have 2 beagles). Please review their products.Diana PrinceParticipant
FYI, Meunster Milling called me last week from TEXAS (I am in NYC), just to see how my dogs were liking their food, and how we were doing with the whole COVID-19 lockdown. Name one feed company that you know that has done that!!! When they create a custom mix, the mixing person signs their name on your bag. I like knowing I am feeding my dogs high-quality food and supporting a family-owned business.MK SParticipant
Please review Wag Tantrum (https://wagtantrum.com/). This is a great Texas based company that makes nutritious fresh to frozen organic dog food. They deliver locally in the Houston area and ship nationwide. My dogs love it!Dennis MMember
I would like to nominate Victor dry dog food, they are based in Texas. I add a scoop to a can of Blue Stew and mix it up. My dog cleans her bowl everyday.Laura SMember
I would recommend Just Food For Dogs. Love!!!!zelda bMember
Nature’s Logic Distinction.Darren BParticipant
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Over a year ago we switched to American Journey Dry Salmon small bits and American Journey Wet, chicken, Lamb, and Duck all with sweet potatoes. All grain-free. I would like to nominate this brand American Journey. We have been really pleased with the results and our 11-year-old boxer, Macy, really loves it. She has been one of the most healthy dogs we have ever owned and she even acts like a puppy at times. She is graying a bit around the muzzle and the top of her head and has developed some skin tags the vet will be removing next month but other than that she is great. We really are proud to use American Journey Grain Free Dog Food.
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