Orijen Dog Food (USA) receives the Advisor’s top rating of 5 stars.
Blue Buffalo Wilderness Dog Food receives the Advisor’s second-highest tier rating of 4.5 stars.
I have to put up a rating on this food…I work at petco and they gave us a nice discount to try this food. I did an immediate switch cause I ran out of food and I suspected a little bit of diarrhea. Since my dogs normally can never have solid stool and they have sensitive stomachs I was excepting it. But instead all my dogs stool were perfect the next day, which is not normal for one of my dogs that has loose stool every day no matter how long hes been on a specific food. I was shocked. This food is crazy good. I’ve never seen that and I have tried just about every food on the market. Even with a supplement to help my dogs digestion it was nothing compared to how quick and effective this food is. They like it and they eat it no problem and gas is nonexistent. Before this food I was feeding merrick whole earth farms and the gas is horrible. I find the food a bit expensive but worth it. I’ve never been this impressed by a food.
What you are saying is that your dogs found this food to be the most palatable. Taste of the Wild is the healthiest dog food (hands down) from the list you mentioned. Dogs will never starve. If the dog does not want to eat, pull the bowl. You give your dog what YOU choose. Choose high quality food and offset degenerative diseases and lower life expectancies in the long run. Hill’s is a horrible excuse for a pet food company.
Alpo Dog Food receives the Advisor’s lowest rating of 1 star.
Nutrisca Dog Food receives the Advisor’s top rating of 5 stars.
In the dry food category, we found a number of high-quality dog foods that earn great grades from pet-food advocates. Though we name as our Best Reviewed selection, any of the top-rated foods that we discuss below deserve consideration. In the end, cost, availability and how much your dog likes or does not like a particular food will likely tip the balance for you.In an effort to stay fair (and prevent heart attacks), we tried to find a variety of foods at different price points. But as you likely already know, any super affordable dog food brand (you know the ones) are not always great health-wise for your pup. But, an easy way to check out the 411 on whatever dog food you’ve been using is to search for it on . The insanely awesome site has cataloged and reviewed over 3,000 pet food products, including both wet and dry dog food options. They break down each food with a star rating and go into great detail to explain their rating, including picking apart ingredients and how the food is made. To ensure we were picking right by you and your pup, we confirmed that all of our choices meet the five star approval rating on the site.We purchase our dog from a certified Breeder on approx 9/1/02, he was born on 6/9/02 of a royal blood line in terms of canines. I certified our dog with the American Kennel Club on 9/25/02 His certification # is WR068995/01, his parent are Ramond De La Seigneu Cert #WR024289/01 and Northlands Philanoe #WP968631/03. He was current and up to date on all vaccinations, and was in fine condition at age 4 years. He weighed approx 150 lbs. As you can tell he was no small animal. Then one day in late january he began to act strangely. He stopped getting up and coming to the door when I came in which everyone who ever met my dog knows that he was my shadow, and he began to sleep all the time his gait became unsteady and he began to drink enormous amounts of water, while his food intake steadily declined. I had my husband take him to the vet for the first time I believe on 2/18/06 where he was given an IV for dehydration an ultrasound, xrays, catheter an other medical intervention and a1-6 hour overnight in ICU all to the tune of $973.00. The Merrick Classic product line includes seven dry dog foods and all are pretty great (though the lamb, brown rice and apple combo did get a four star rating). This one boasts sweet potatoes, which is a gluten-free source of complex carbohydrates and a naturally rich way to get and beta carotene. It also has pork fat, which may sound gross but is great for flavoring while being high in essential omega-6 fatty acids. Lastly, it contains , which are minerals that have been chemically attached to protein, making them easier to absorb. If you want a quick way to see if a dog food is high grade, check for this ingredient. Almost all super healthy, above-the-line dog food will have it.