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Top 10 Best Dog Foods

Dr. Tim’s Dry Dog Food

Rating: 4.7

  • First 5 ingredients: Chicken meal, brown rice, chicken fat, whole oat groats, dried beet pulp
  • Type: Grain-inclusive (brown rice, oat groats)
  • Other recipes: Active formula for sporting dogs, salmon, pork, chicken and more)
  • Price: $$
  • 8 available recipes

This Dr. Tim’s product derives the bulk of its animal protein from chicken meal. Our dry matter label analysis reveals the recipe contains 33% protein, 22% fat and 36% estimated carbs… creating a fat-to-protein ratio of about 67%. One of the best-kept secrets in the dry kibble market. And it’s one of our top picks, especially for sporting dogs. Highly recommended.

 

Holistic Select Grain-Free Dry Dog Food

Rating: 4.6

  • First 5 ingredients: Salmon, anchovy and sardine meal, potatoes, peas, menhaden fish meal
  • Type: Grain-free
  • Other recipes: Puppy, small breed, large breed, senior, salmon, turkey, lamb and more
  • Price: $$
  • 11 available recipes

This Holistic Select formula derives most of its meat protein from fresh salmon, as well as anchovy and sardine meal. Our dry matter label analysis reveals the recipe contains 32% protein, 16% fat and 44% estimated carbs… producing a fat-to-protein ratio of about 48%. An exceptional grain-free dog food offering numerous recipe and flavor options. Highly recommended.

 

Merrick Classic Healthy Grains Dry

Rating: 4.9

  • First 5 ingredients: De-boned beef, pork meal, brown rice, barley, oatmeal
  • Type: Grain-inclusive (brown rice, barley, oatmeal)
  • Price: $$

Merrick Classic Healthy Grains derives the bulk of its animal protein from fresh de-boned beef and pork meal. Dry matter label analysis reveals the recipe contains 29% protein, 17% fat and 46% estimated carbs… resulting in a fat-to-protein ratio of about 58%. This fully balanced formula contains zinc amino acid complex and 4 other chelated minerals, superior nutritional supplements typically found in higher quality dog foods. Reasonably priced. Highly recommended.

Wellness Core Dry Dog Food

Rating: 4.6

  • First 5 ingredients: De-boned turkey, turkey meal, chicken meal, peas, potatoes
  • Type: Grain-free
  • Other recipes: Puppy, large breed, small breed, duck, rabbit, whitefish, senior and more
  • Price: $$
  • 12 available recipes

This Wellness Core formula derives the bulk of its animal protein from fresh turkey, as well as turkey and chicken meals. Our dry matter label analysis reveals the recipe contains 38% protein, 18% fat and 36% estimated carbs… producing a fat-to-protein ratio of about 47%.

 

Annamaet Dry Dog Food

Rating: 4.6

  • First 5 ingredients: Chicken meal, brown rice, chicken fat, whole dry eggs, herring meal
  • Type: Grain-inclusive (Brown rice, millet)
  • Other recipes: Puppies, salmon, small breed, senior, weight loss and more
  • Price: $$
  • 7 available recipes

This Annamaet kibble derives most of its meat protein from chicken meal. Our dry matter label analysis reveals the recipe contains 36% protein, 22% fat and 34% estimated carbs… which produces a fat-to-protein ratio of about 63%. Especially popular with sporting dog professionals. Enthusiastically recommended.

 

Eagle Pack Dry Dog Food

Rating: 4.8

  • First 5 ingredients: Chicken meal, pork meal, ground brown rice, peas, chicken fat
  • Type: Grain-inclusive (ground brown rice, dehulled barley)
  • Other recipes: Puppy, small breed, large and giant breed, lamb, pork and more
  • Price: $
  • 7 available recipes

This Eagle Pack recipe derives the bulk of its meat protein from chicken and pork meals. Our dry matter label analysis reveals the recipe contains 33% protein, 21% fat and 38% estimated carbs… yielding a fat-to-protein ratio of about 63%. A superior kibble at an affordable price. Made by the same trusted company that also produces Wellness. Exceptional value. Highly recommended.

 

Go! Carnivore Dry Dog Food

Rating: 4.8

  • First 5 ingredients: Chicken meal, turkey meal, salmon meal, de-boned chicken, de-boned turkey
  • Type: Grain-free
  • Other recipes: Salmon, turkey, duck, cod, puppy and more
  • Price: $$
  • 5 available recipes

This Go! Carnivore formula derives the majority of its animal protein from chicken, turkey and salmon meals, as well both chicken and turkey. Our dry matter label analysis reveals the recipe contains 38% protein, 18% fat and 36% estimated carbs… resulting in a fat-to-protein ratio of about 47%. Free of GMO (genetically modified) ingredients and loaded with meat. A rare find. Highly recommended.

 

Purina Pro Plan Focus Dog Food

Rating: 4.7

  • First 5 ingredients: Chicken, brewers rice, whole grain wheat, corn gluten meal, whole grain corn
  • Type: Grain-inclusive (rice, wheat, corn, barley)
  • Other recipes: Puppy, small breed, sensitive skin and stomach, senior, weight management and more
  • Price: $
  • 18 available recipes

Focus Large Breed Adult derives the majority of its animal protein from fresh chicken. Our dry matter label analysis reveals the recipe contains 30% protein, 14% fat and 49% estimated carbs… creating a fat-to-protein ratio of about 46%.

Pro Plan is one of the dog food brands most frequently mentioned by breeders and veterinary professionals.Each recipe has been expertly formulated by a team of board certified veterinary nutritionists. In addition, the entire Pro Plan product line is designed and manufactured according to rigorous guidelines recommended by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association.

Purina Pro Plan is one of the very best brands you’ll find on this or any list. And it’s easy on the budget, too. Highly recommended.

 

Blue Buffalo Life Protection Dry

Rating: 4.7

  • First 5 ingredients: Deboned chicken, chicken meal, brown rice, barley, oatmeal
  • Type: Grain-inclusive (brown rice, barley, oatmeal)
  • Other recipes: Puppy, large breed, small breed, senior, lamb, fish and more
  • Price: $
  • 23 available recipes

This Life Protection example derives the majority of its animal protein from chicken and chicken meal. Our dry matter label analysis reveals the recipe contains 27% protein, 16% fat and 50% estimated carbs… creating a fat-to-protein ratio of about 58%. A top-rated, grain-inclusive kibble. One of The Advisor’s most popular recommendations.

 

Taste of the Wild Dry Dog Food

Rating: 4.7

  • First 5 ingredients: Buffalo, lamb meal, chicken meal, sweet potatoes, peas
  • Type: Grain-free
  • Other recipes: Puppy, small breed, salmon, venison and more
  • Price: $
  • 9 available recipes

High Prairie derives the majority of its meat protein from fresh buffalo, as well as both chicken and lamb meals. Our dry matter label analysis reveals the recipe contains 36% protein, 20% fat and 36% estimated carbs… producing a fat-to-protein ratio of about 56%. Taste of the Wild provides a top-rated, nutrient-balanced formula at an affordable price. Highly recommended.