This is an updated list of grain & white potato free foods. I included dry food only, no wet, raw, dehydrated or freeze dried. I included no part of white potato. Some foods on the prior list have been discontinued and a couple I can’t find ingredient lists for. I used the foods websites, not a pet food sellers website.
Wild Atlantic Regional
Appalachian Ranch Regional
Heritage Freshwater Fish
Lamb & apple singles
Pork & squash singles
duck & pear singles
Wild Mackerel singles
AMICUS-small & mini breed adult
small & mini breed senior & weight management
small & mini breed puppy
joint health grain free chicken
BACKWOOD-buffalo & field pea
chicken & field pea
salmon & field pea
BY NATURE-grainfree turkey & sweet potato
grain free ocean whitefish & green peas
CALIFORNIA NATURAL-all grain frees
CANINE CAVIAR-grainfree puppy
CHICKEN SOUP-grainfree beef
grain free lamb
DAVES-both grain frees
DOG FOR DOG (formerly Freehand) both grainfree’s
DOGSWELL-Live Free salmon
Live Free chicken
Live Free turkey
Live Free lamb
EARTHBORN-Great Plains Feast
EVANGERS-grainfree whitefish & sweet potato
grain free chicken
grain free Meat Lovers Medley
FROMM-4 Star lamb & lentil
4 star pork & peas
GO! Sensitivity & Shine LID Duck
Sensitivity & Sine LID salmon
Sensitivity & Shine LID venison
Sensitivity & Shine grain free turkey
GRANDMA MAE’S COUNTRY NATURALS-grainfree only
GREAT LIFE-Dr E’s LID buffalo
Dr E’s LID duck
HALO-Vigor turkey, chicken & salmon
HEALTH EXTENSION-grainfree buffalo & whitefish
grain free venison & chickpea
grain free duck & chickpea
grainfre salmon, herring & peas
HI TEK NATURALS-lamb, sweet potato & herring
chicken & sweet potato
HOLISTIC BLEND-Marine 5
HOLISTIC SELECT-grainfree adult health
I AND LOVE AND YOU-salmon & trout
Nude: Simply Sea
Red meat medley
Naked Essentials-lamb & bison
chicken & duck
KASIKS-Wild Pacific Ocean
Free Range lamb
Free Run Chicken
LOTUS-oven baked grain free turkey
MERRICK-grainfree rabbit & chickpea
grain free venison & chickpea
MUENSTER-grainfree all life stages
NATURAL BALANCE-Wild Pursuit: Trout/Salmon/Tuna
LID: legume & duck
legume & Wagyu Beef
NATURAL PLANET-rabbit & salmon
duck & whitefish
NATURAL PLANET ORGANICS-all grain frees
NATURES RECIPE-grainfree chicken, sweet potato & pumpkin
NATURES VARIETY-Instinct: all
NUTRISOURCE-grainfree chicken & pea
grain free seafood select
grain free lamb & pea
grain free small breed chicken
grain free Prairie Select
PET BOTANICS-Healthy Omega chicken
Healthy Omega salmon
Healthy Omega lamb
PINNACLE-grainfree trout & sweet potato
grain free duck & sweet potato
grain free chicken & sweet potato
PIONEER NATURALS-all grain free
PRECISE-both grain frees
SOLID GOLD-Mighty Mini
high protein with duck
SPORT DOG FOOD-Elite Beef
TASTE OF THE WILD-Appalachian Valley
UNDER THE SUN-All grain frees
VICTOR-grainfree active dog & puppy
WELLNESS-Core Wild Game
Tru Food: adult salmon & turkey
WILD CALLING-Rocky Mountain Medley-all
Western Plains Stampede all
ZIGNATURE-LID trout & salmon
Essential multi protein
small breed adult
Let me add that I found discrepancies in ingredient lists for some foods between food websites & Chewy so please check ingredients before buying.crazy4catsMember
Wow, Marie! Good work!
Thanks C4C, it seems like it took me forever. When I finally was on my computer this morning to type it here, I was 2/3 done then I hit a key and poof, it was gone!crazy4catsMember
Oh #%&*! 😀Jackie BMember
Great list. People are always looking for things like this.
Thanks, Jackie!Christina KMember
I registered just to say “thank you” for this list. You don’t know what a help it is to me!
You’re very welcome Christina, glad it’s been helpful to you!Bag of OpalsMember
As much as I’ll be trying to stay with Aussie brands, it’s nice to have more potato-free options to consider should I need to widen my scope. Thank you for this list, not just for me but for dog owners in all countries. Is there an age where reactions or inflammatory issues from white potato become more likely to happen? My pup is a four month old toy mix.Fatma BMember
Hi! I’m a new member and first time dog owner – my American Bandogge is 8 weeks old. we got her at 5 weeks and i started her on large breed puppy formula from Taste of the Wild – as i liked the contents and wanted to stay away from grains… But now reading these forums i’m not sure it’s a good formula due to calcium content and contemplating to convert her to Orijen – should i do that? or is TOTW okay for large breed puppies? i really do not want her to develop hip displasia…
Thanks for your help!
Five weeks? 🙁Kylie MMember
You seem very knowledgeable in the topic of dogs with yeast problems so I thought I’d ask you where to start. I have a 5 year old rat terrier who suffers from constant yeast infections in his ears. He also randomly has problems with his paws and dry itchy red skin. He has been to 3 different vets in my area and they all either just want him to stay on benadryl or give him steroid injections. I have been feeding him diamond naturals chicken and rice formula. After reading lots of different posts in here I would like to switch to a grain free low carb food. Do you think I should start with one on this list or should I try a wet dog food that contains no starches? I keep reading conflicting info about how I should use a wet dog food with no starches to help combat the yeast. Thanks for all the info.
“He has been to 3 different vets in my area and they all either just want him to stay on benadryl or give him steroid injections”.
Just wanted to add my 2 cents, while you are waiting for Marie to respond.
Sometimes steroids are necessary (temporarily) to stop the suffering and risk of infection until an accurate diagnosis is made. Sounds like it could be environmental allergies which are unrelated to food.
Has your vet referred you to a veterinary dermatologist? That is where I would start.
Have you checked the search engine here, example:
Hi Kylie: I have no experience in wet food for yeasty dogs so I can’t help with that. I Tried keeping my dog away from various ingredients but no luck. I tried feeding Darwins raw but no change. My holistic vet suggested a raw with no produce and that worked, for him. All dogs are different. He had one ear infection in recent ears and we think it was due to humidity. He does groom himself often and sometimes he licks a sore in between toes. He has that now.
A grain free low carb food may be worth a shot. Keep in mind, you need to give him no treats, just his food. Keep a journal.
I dont know exactly what causes my dogs issues but a change to raw worked for him. I can deal with an occasional ear infection due to humidity and paw licking is fine, unless he’s causing damage which is happening now. I *think* that is due to heat in the house causing dry skin and boredom.elle21Member
Wow, what a huge help! Through some trial and error, I discovered my dog has some sensitivity to potatoes. He’s been eating Nutrisca Chicken and Chickpea for over a year and has been doing really well on it. I was looking for something else to give him a little variety though. I feel like the same thing every day would be boring and maybe cause some nutritional deficiencies in the long run. Should I be rotating a few different foods/flavors?Bea TMember
Natures Recipe has potato as the 2nd ingredient when I checked, is this not accurate? Thanks
I fed Nutrisca for years with good results, but due to recent changes, I decided to try Zignature.
I a very impressed with this product. It is potato free, grain free, chicken free.
Whitefish and Catfish are my current favorite kibbles (as a base).
Bea: it’s been almost a year since I updated this; when time allows, I will again.pugmomsandyModerator
Earthborn Holistic Venture LID
Taste of the Wild Prey LID
Natural Balance LID High ProteinpugmomsandyModerator
Fresh is Best freeze dried food. freshisbestinc.comKim HMember
Hello. My 10 yr old “itchy” lab mix girl was transitioned to grain free Acana singles but 6 weeks later still noticing itching. Acana has “peas” and there are few that do not. Our pet store found us Nutrisource High Plains Select. Our dog is no chicken, no to any potato, no grains, and now no peas. She also has a mast cell tumor/lump that we have to put her on neutral/cooling protein and this selection met that criteria as well. Easy transition. And my other dog 8 yr old prefers the smaller nuggets of Nutrisource compared to the Acana singles Lamb/Apple. Hope this helps someone else for NO PEAS in GRAIN FREELynn SMember
Wow! You really have to take time and research the ingredients. Rice and brown rice is a starch but also a grain.Sweet potato is a starch just like potatoes, corn, peas, beans. I have a 2 year old red heeler that would lose her fur around her eyes. She would rub her muzzle on anything and everything she could find. Yeast smell in her ears and smelly paws. I spent $90.00 for an allergy shot from the vetthat did nothing. So called grain free nothing. Its yeast issues that she has. Sugar and starch feed yeast. So no more kibble for her. I now cook her foodLinda CMember
Thank you! I’ve been scouring sites and trying to find dog food for our dogs. They are allergic to chicken and trying to avoid the white potato. Not easy, thanks for your hard work, at least this is a manageable list. Not having much luck with canned foods. We did find Logic but not sure how that stacks up overall.SANDY PParticipant
Hello! I am a new member and I have been struggling with this new FDA finding on grain-free dog food with peas and potatoes. My dog has a very sensitive stomach and it took me a long time to find something that didn’t make her sick. She would vomit a lot and I couldn’t figure out why. The vet suggested trying different dogs foods until I found something that worked. I started out with the rice and beef and rice and chicken mixtures which helped a little but not entirely. I finally tried the grain-free and it worked. She still has very occasional bouts but overall she does well. Now my concern is that they are saying that this bad because of the heart issue discovered from eating the peas and potatoes. I currently feed her Earthborn grain-free and I mix the dry and the wet together. I have done extensive reading on different dog foods and can’t find anything grain-free that doesn’t have the peas and potatoes. Help! I don’t know what to do. My dog is part lab/shepherd and about 7 years old.
Here you go!
Just add a little bit of chopped up boiled egg (no shell) and a splash of water
INGREDIENTS: Chicken, chicken meal, brown rice, pearled barley, oatmeal, white rice, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), menhaden fish meal, dried whole egg, beet pulp, cheese, flaxseed, brewers dried yeast, potassium chloride, salt, calcium sulfate, dl-methionine, l-tryptophan, taurine, chicory root extract, yucca schidigera extract, sodium selenite, sorbic acid (preservative), Vitamins [vitamin A acetate, Vitamin D3 supplement, Vitamin E supplement, Vitamin B12 supplement, choline bitartrate, niacin supplement, d-calcium pantothenate, l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate, riboflavin supplement, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, biotin], Minerals [zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, magnesium sulfate, copper sulfate, cobalt carbonate, calcium iodate, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, magnesium proteinate, cobalt proteinate], dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium longum fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried Pediococcus acidilactici fermentation product.
PS: I just reread your post. I would stay awy from grain-free unless a veterinarian that has examined your dog specifically recommends it.
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