Dog Food Comparison Chart – Compare Dog Food Brands by Ingredients – Worst and Best Dog Food





Dog food comparison – Be aware of what is in your dog's food. Learn the difference between good dog food ingredients and bad dog food ingredients. See the 2 dog food comparison charts below for examples of what to look for and what to avoid.

Dog Food Comparison Chart

DOG FOOD COMPARISON CHART

Dog Food Comparison Chart #1 – Compare Dog Food Brands by Ingredients

GOOD DOG FOOD VS. BAD DOG FOOD

Not only do the “grocery store kibble” have ingredients that don't sound like something a carnivore should eat, they also contain these unhealthy ingredients more than once. (ie. ground yellow corn, and corn gluten meal)

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Compare 10 Best and 10 Worst Dog Food Brands Side By Side

NAME OF FOOD - THE IMPORTANT FIRST FIVE INGREDIENTSGrain Free Formulas available?Fresh Fruits and Veggies?Is this food Chemical Free?Is this food free of Corn/Wheat/Soy?Free of by-products
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ORIJEN
OK*boneless angus beef *boneless wild boar *boneless lamb *beef liver *boneless porkOKGRAIN FREE OKWhole and fresh daily OKyes OKNO CORN, WHEAT, SOY or any other cheap fillers OKNO RENDERED PRODUCTS



OKdeboned duck,chicken meal,turkey meal,peas, chicken fat.OKGRAIN FREE Formula available OKFresh peas, carrots, and blueberries OKyes OKNO Corn, Wheat or Soy Proteins OKNO RENDERED PRODUCTS

OKBison, lamb meal, chicken meal, sweet potatoes, peasOKGRAIN FREE OKFresh Fruits and Veggies OKyes OKNO CORN, WHEAT, SOY or any other cheap fillers OKNO RENDERED PRODUCTS

OKdeboned beef, beef meal, green peas, deboned lamb, lamb meal.OKGRAIN FREE OKwhole and fresh ALWAYS OKyes OKNO CORN, WHEAT, SOY or any other cheap fillers. OKNO RENDERED PRODUCTS


OKchicken, raw ground chicken bone,s turkey, turkey liver, turkey heartOKGRAIN FREE OKFresh and Dried Fruits and Vegetable. OKyes OKNO CORN, WHEAT OR SOY OKNO RENDERED PRODUCTS

OKNew Zealand Venison, potatoes, papayas, canola oil, figsOKGRAIN FREE OKfresh fruits, vegetables and berries OKyes OKNO CORN, WHEAT, SOY and no cheap fillers OKNO RENDERED PRODUCTS

OK Organic Brown Rice, Organic Kamut, Organic Oats, Organic Spelt, Organic Barley,OKGrain Free Available OK100% human grade and/or Organic OKyes OKNO CORN, WHEAT OR SOY OKNO RENDERED PRODUCTS
OKchicken ground with bone, chicken liver, chicken gizzard, pumpkin seed, organic cranberriesOKGRAIN FREE OKcertified organic fruits and veggies OKyes OKNO CORN, WHEAT OR SOY OKNO RENDERED PRODUCTS
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THE HONEST KITCHEN
OK100% Human Food Grade USDA Chicken, Organic Flaxseed, potatoes ,celery, sweet potatoesOKGRAIN FREE OKFresh Organic Fruits and Vegetables OKyes OKNO CORN, WHEAT OR SOY OKNO RENDERED PRODUCTS

OKdeboned turkey, deboned chicken ,turkey meal, chicken meal, potatoesOKCore is Grain Free OKFresh Fruits and Veggies target="_blank">OKyes OKNO CORN, WHEAT OR SOY OKNO RENDERED PRODUCTS
ALPO

alpo

TOP 10 WORST
red-xGround Yellow Corn, Meat and Bone Meal, soybean meal, beef tallow, Corn Gluten meal.red-x GRAIN
Based Only
NO FRESH FRUITS AND/OR VEGGIESCONTAINS menadione sodium bisulfite complex and Artifical colors
red-xContains several corn, wheat and/or soy products red-xDOES CONTAIN RENDERED PRODUCTS
BENEFUL

beneful

TOP 10 WORST
red-xground yellow corn, chicken by-product meal, corn gluten meal, whole wheat flour, animal fat, rice flour,red-xGRAIN
Based Only
NO FRESH FRUITS AND/OR VEGGIESCONTAINS menadione sodium bisulfite complex & artificial colorred-xGround yellow corn, corn gluten meal, whole wheat flour, soy flour, animal digest red-xDOES CONTAIN RENDERED PRODUCTS
GRAVY TRAIN

gravy train

TOP 10 WORST
red-xcorn, soybean meal, beef and bone meal, animal fat, animal digestred-xGRAIN
Based Only
NO FRESH FRUITS AND/OR VEGGIESCONTAINS red 40, BHA , yellow 5, yellow 6, blue 2, red-xContains several corn, wheat and/or soy products red-xDOES CONTAIN RENDERED PRODUCTS
IAMS SO GOOD-

iams

TOP 10 WORST
red-xground yellow corn, chicken by-product meal, soybean meal, animal fat, chickenred-xGRAIN
Based Only
NO FRESH FRUITS AND/OR VEGGIESOK red-xContains several corn, wheat and/or soy products red-xDOES CONTAIN RENDERED PRODUCTS
IAMS SO GOOD-


kal kan

TOP 10 WORST
red-xground yellow corn, meat and bone meal, soybean meal, whole wheat, chicken by-product mealred-xGRAIN
Based Only
NO FRESH FRUITS AND/OR VEGGIESCONTAINS menadione sodium bisulfite complexred-xContains several corn, wheat and/or soy products red-xDOES CONTAIN RENDERED PRODUCTS
KIBBLES N BITS -

kibbles n bits

TOP 10 WORST
red-xcorn, soybean meal, beef and bone meal, ground wheat, animal fat with BHAred-xGRAIN
Based Only
NO FRESH FRUITS AND/OR VEGGIESCONTAINS titanium dioxide, yellow 5, yellow 6, red 40, BHA red-xContains several corn, wheat and/or soy products red-xDOES CONTAIN RENDERED PRODUCTS
OL ROY-

ol roy

TOP 10 WORST
red-xground yellow corn, soybean meal, ground whole wheat, corn syrup, poultry fatred-xGRAIN
Based Only
NO FRESH FRUITS AND/OR VEGGIESCONTAINS menadione sodium bisulfite complexred-xContains several corn, wheat and/or soy products red-xDOES CONTAIN RENDERED PRODUCTS
PEDIGREE
pedigree

TOP 10 WORST
red-xground whole corn, meat and bone meal. corn gluten meal, animal fat, wheat mill runred-xGRAIN
Based Only
NO FRESH FRUITS AND/OR VEGGIESAdded FD&C and Lake Colors (Yellow 6, Blue 2, Red 40, Yellow 5).red-xContains several corn, wheat and/or soy products red-xDOES CONTAIN RENDERED PRODUCTS
PURINA DOG CHOW -

dog chow

TOP 10 WORST
red-xWhole grain corn, poultry by-product meal, corn gluten meal, animal fat, meat and bone mealred-xGRAIN
Based Only
NO FRESH FRUITS AND/OR VEGGIESCONTAINS added color (Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue 2, Yellow 6) & CONTAINS menadione sodium bisulfite complexred-xContains several corn, wheat and/or soy products red-xDOES CONTAIN RENDERED PRODUCTS
PURINA VETERINARY DIET

vet diets

TOP 10 WORST
red-xbrewers rice, corn gluten meal, whole grain corn, animal fat, chicken mealred-xGRAIN
Based Only
NO FRESH FRUITS AND/OR VEGGIESCONTAINS menadione sodium bisulfite complexred-xContains several corn, wheat and/or soy products red-xDOES CONTAIN RENDERED PRODUCTS

Dog Food Comparison Chart #2

NAME OF FOOD1rst Ingredient2nd ingredient3rd ingredient4th ingredient5th ingredient6th ingredient7th ingredient8th ingredient9th ingredient10th ingredient
ACANA - * top 10 best

deboned beefbeef mealgreen peasdeboned lamblamb mealwhitefish mealherring oilfield beansred lentilswhole potato
ADDICTION - * top 10 best

New Zealand Venisonpotatoespapayascanola oilfigscarrots
ARTEMIS

ChickenChicken MealTurkeyFish MealBarleyBrown RiceRice (Rice is fine, but this is the 2nd listing)Chicken FatOatmealMillet
Avoderm (Dry Grain Free Chicken used as example)

Chicken Meal, Peas, Pea Flour, Chicken Fat Garbanzo Beans, Potatoes, Dried Tomato Pomace, Avocado, Natural Flavor, Alfalfa Meal
BENEFUL - Top 7 Worst
ground yellow cornchicken by-product mealcorn gluten mealwhole wheat flouranimal fatrice floursoy flourmeat and bone mealpropylene glycolsugar
BLUE BUFFALO - * top 10 best

deboned duckchicken mealturkey mealpeaschicken fattomato pomacenatural chicken flavorpotatoesflaxseedalfalfa meal
BRAVO

Beef, beef liver, sweet potatoes, chickpeasbeef hearts, beef kidney, beef spleen, green beans, cranberries, dried eggs,
CANIDAE

Bison, lamb meal, sweet potatoes, peas, chickpeascanola oil, suncured alfalfa, natural flavormineralsvitamins
CARNA 4 Dog Food

Fresh ChickenChicken Liver, eggsorganic sprouted barley seed potatosalmon,sweet potatowhole brown rice,organic sprouted flaxseedorganic sprouted green lentils,
Darwins Raw

Free-Range Meat (75%): Chicken Necks, Chicken Backs, Chicken Thigh Meat Chicken Gizzards, Chicken LiversChicken HeartsOrganic Vegetables (24%): Carrots, Squash, Yams, Zucchini,
DOGSWELL (Nutrisca)

Chicken, Chicken Meal, Peas, Chickpeas, Chicken Fat pea starchpea proteinMenhaden Fish Meal, Natural Flavors, Salmon Oil,
DR. HARVEYS - * top 10 best

Freeze dried ChickenWhole EggSweet PotatoesCarrotsFlax Seed MealGreen BeansZucchini BroccoliPeasBeets
Eagle Pack Lamb & Rice Natural Dry Dog Food,

Lamb mealOatmealGround Brown Rice Dehulled BarleyChicken Fat Chicken MealBrewers Dried Yeast,Tomato PomaceAnchovy and Sardine MealRice (2nd rice)
EVERMOREChicken breast and leg meat, chicken hearts, organic cage-free eggs, organic sweet potatoes, organic carrots, chicken livers, organic kale, organic apples, organic dandelion greens, wild blueberries
EVO Dry

TurkeyChickenChicken MealSalmon MealMenhaden MealChicken FatPeasTapioca StarchApplesEggs
FROMM

DuckChicken MealChickenBrown RicePearled BarleyOatmealMenhaden Fish MealChicken Fat,Lamb,Potatoes
GRANDMA LUCYS Freeze Dried

USDA Chicken, Potatoes, Flax, Carrots,Celery, Apples, Blueberries, Cranberries, Garlicvitamins and minerals
GRAVY TRAIN * TOP 7 WORST

cornsoybean mealbeef and bone mealanimal fatanimal digestsaltcellulose gumcaramel colorpotassium chloridebone phosphate
HALO Spot's Stew Dry

Chicken, Eggs, Pea Protein, Oats, Vegetable Broth, Pearled Barley, Chicken Fat Whole Peas, Chicken Liver, Salmon
Hi-Tek Naturals Grain Free Dog Food

Lamb mealsweet potatopotatopeasPork mealchicken mealchicken fatduck mealeggsalmon meal
HONEST KITCHEN - * top 10 best

100% Human Food Grade USDA ChickenOrganic Flaxseedpotatoescelerysweet potatoesapplesalfalfakelphoneyzucchini
Hill's Science Diet

Chicken, Potatoes, Yellow Peas, Pea Protein Concentrate Potato Starch, Chicken Meal, Chicken Fat, Chicken Liver Flavor, Dried Beet PulpFlaxseed
HOLISTIC SELECT Grain Free Dry Adult Formula

Deboned TurkeyTurkey Meal, Peas, Lentils, Chickpeas, Chicken Fat tomato pomace pea proteinPork Meal, Flaxseed
HORIZON PET NUTRITION (Amicus, Legacy & Complete)

ChickenChicken MealPeapea starchTurkey MealChicken FatSalmon Mealpea fibreFlaxseedSalmon Oil
I and love and you, Grain Free Kibble

chicken, chicken meal, turkey meal, lentils, chickpeas, dried sweet potatoes, pea starch, chicken fat dried beet pulp, duck,
IAMS So Good with ChickenTOP 7 WORST

ground yellow cornchicken by-product mealsoybean mealanimal fatchickencorn gluten mealdried beet pulpchicken flavorsaltCalcium Carbonate
KIBBLES N BITS - TOP 7 WORST
cornsoybean mealbeef and bone mealground wheatanimal fat with BHAcorn syrupwaterwheat middlingsanimal digestpropylene glycol
K9 NATURAL RAW DOG FOOD

Chicken Meat, Lamb Tripe, Eggs, Brown Kelp, Flaxseed Flakes, Cabbage, Broccoli, Chard, Carrot, Cauliflower,
Kal Kan Complete

?ground yellow cornmeat and bone mealsoybean mealwhole wheatchicken by-product mealanimal fatwheat middlingscorn gluten mealnatural flavorsalt
LOTUS PET FOOD (Grain Free Dry Duck Formula)

Duck, Duck Meal, Tapioca Flour, Fish Meal, Dried Peas, Dried Potatoes, Pea Fiber, Dried Egg Product, Dried Sweet Potatoes,Organic Soybean Oil
MERRICK (Raw & Kibble combo)

Deboned Lamb, Pork Meal, Turkey Meal, Sweet Potatoes, Peas, Potatoes,Natural Flavor, Potato Protein, Chicken FatBuffalo
NATURAL BALANCE (Original Kibble)

Chicken, Brown RiceOats, Chicken Meal, Potatoes, Brewers Rice, Chicken Fat Dried Carrots, Duck Meal, Salmon Meal
NATURE'S VARIETY - * top 10 best

chickenraw ground chicken bonesturkeyturkey liverturkey heartapplescarrotsbutternut squashground flaxseedchicken eggs
NATURE'S LOGIC Dry

Chicken Meal, Millet, Chicken Fat Pumpkin Seed, Yeast Culture, Spray Dried Chicken Liver, Dried Egg Product, Alfalfa Nutrient Concentrate, Montmorillonite Clay, Dried Kelp,
NATURAL PLANET Grain Free Dry

Kangaroo, venison meal, chickpeas, organic pea flour, sunflower oil organic peas, tapioca starch, pea proteinorganic flax seeds, kangaroo meal
NEWMAN'S OWN ORGANICS

Chicken, Organic Barley, Organic Oats, Organic Peas, Chicken Meal, Organic Sorghum, Organic Soybean Meal, Chicken Fat Organic Brown Rice, Organic Millet,
NUTRISCA (By Dogswell)

ChickenChicken MealPeasChick PeasMenhaden Fish Meal (a source of fish oil),Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid),pea fibrepea starch Natural Flavor, Potassium Chloride
Nutrience Grain Free Kibble

Deboned pork, pork meal, lamb meal, green peas, lentils, sweet potatoes, pork fat tapioca, sun-cured alfalfa meal, deboned lamb,
ONLY NATURAL PET DEHYDRATED/FREEZE DRIED/ HOMEMADE DOG FOOD

Beef, Sweet Potato, Carrots, Whole Egg, Broccoli, Cranberries, Celery, Yellow Split Pea, Flax Seeds, Apples,
OL ROY-TOP 7 WORST

ground yellow cornsoybean mealground whole wheatcorn syruppoultry fatmeat and bone mealanimal fat with BHAchicken by-product mealriceanimal digest
ORIJEN - * top 10 best

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*boneless angus beef*boneless wild boar*boneless lamb*beef liver*boneless pork*pork liver*whole herring*lamb liver*beef meal*lamb meal
ORGANIX by Castor & Pollux (kibble & raw bites)

Organic Chicken, Chicken Meal, Organic Peas, Organic Tapioca, Organic Pea Protein, Potato Protein, Organic Sunflower Meal, Organic Potatoes, Organic Coconut Oil Natural Flavor
PARTY ANIMAL ORGANICS (Canned)

Organic Beef, Organic Beef Broth Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Liver, Organic Guar Gumvitamins & minerals
PEDIGREE DOG FOOD-TOP 7 WORST
ground whole cornmeat and bone mealcorn gluten mealanimal fatwheat mill runground wheatpoultry flavorwheat floursaltcaramel color
PETCUREAN NOW!

De-boned turkey, potato flour, peas, apples, whole dried egg, pea fibre tomato, potatoes, flaxseed, canola oil
PETGUARD ORGANICS (Canned Chicken)

Organic Chicken, Organic Chicken Broth, Organic Brown Rice, Organic Oats, Organic Carrots, Organic Potatoes, Organic Chicken Liver, Organic Apples, Organic Cranberries, Organic Guar Gum
PINNACLE HOLISTIC Dry Grain Free

CHICKEN, CHICKEN MEAL, GARBANZO BEANS, PEAS, PEA FLOUR, DRIED TOMATO POMACE, CHICKEN FAT SWEET POTATO, FLAX SEED NATURAL FLAVOR,
Purina Pro Plan Chicken Grain Free

LambChicken Mealpea starchCanola MealCassava Root FlourDried Egg ProductAnimal Fat Dried Beet Pulp,Pea Fiber Brewers Dried Yeast,
PURINA DOG CHOW Top 7 Worst

Whole grain cornpoultry by-product mealcorn gluten mealanimal fatmeat and bone mealsoybean mealegg and chicken flavorwhole grain wheatanimal digestsalt
PURINA VETERINARY DIET

brewers ricecorn gluten mealwhole grain cornanimal fatchicken mealcoconut oilcalcium phosphatecalcium carbonatewheat brananimal digest
PURINA ALPO Top 7 Worst
Ground Yellow CornMeat and Bone Mealsoybean mealbeef tallowCorn Gluten mealegg and chicken flavoranimal digest saltRed color 40yellow and blue color
PRIMAL RAW Frozen

Beef Hearts, Beef Livers, Ground Beef Bones, Organic Kale, Organic Carrots, Organic Squash, Organic Broccoli, Organic Apples, Cranberries, Blueberries,
Royal Canin (Medium Adult Dry used as example)

Brewers rice, chicken by-product meal,wheatcorn gluten mealoat groats, chicken fat, natural flavors, dried plain beet pulp, fish oil, calcium carbonate
SOLID GOLD

VenisonTurkey MealPotatoesPeasChickepeasLentilsPea FlourTapiocaCanola OilEgg
SOJO'S Grain free Homemade (*ADD YOUR OWN MEAT)

sweet potatoes, carrots, broccoli, celeryapples, whole egg, cranberries, flax seeds
STELLA & CHEWY'S

chicken ground with bonechicken liverchicken gizzardpumpkin seedorganic cranberriesorganic spinachorganic broccoliorganic beetsorganic carrotsorganic squash
TASTE OF THE WILD - * top 10 best

Bisonlamb mealchicken mealsweet potatoespeaspotatoescanola oilegg productroasted bisonroasted venison
TimberWolf

VenisonLambSpray Dried Whitefish,Sweet PotatoesSalmonSalmon OilPumpkinGreen PeasFlaxseedDried Organic Kelp
TIKI canned Chicken

Crab Consommé, Shredded Chicken Breast, Brown Rice, Sweet Potato, Crab, Egg, Sunflower Seed Oilvitamins & minerals
WELLNESS CORE - * top 10 best

deboned turkeydeboned chickenturkey mealchicken mealpotatoestomato pomacenatural chicken flavorcanola oilchicken liversalmon oil
WERUVA canned Chicken

Chicken (Boneless, Skinless, White Breast), Water Sufficient For Processing, Potato Starch, Sunflower Seed Oilvitamins & minerals
WYSONG Archetype RAW Chicken
* top 10
Chicken, Chicken Organs, Ground Chicken Bone, Natural Flavor, Taurine, Organic Blueberry, Organic Barley Grass, Chia Seeds, Broccoli Sprouts, Carrots,
ZIWIPEAK Air Dried

beefbeef liverbeef lungbeef tripeNew Zealand Green-Lipped MusselLecithin, Chicory Inulin, Dried Kelp, Parsley,vitamins & minerals

4 Comments

  1. Is Rachel Rays food a healthy food? How about Costco dog food. I can’t afford blue buffalo. What’s is comparable? Thank you so much. !! Susan

  2. I have been feeding my dogs Nutro Chicken and Rice for years. The ones I can’t keep weight on get Petcurean Go! Chicken and Rice which seems to work for them (I also give a small spoonful of fresh minced chicken with their evening meal). This regime has worked. I like the Petcurean brand and in New Zealand am able to get hold of it and Acana/Orijen, however both brands are VERY expensive. Nutro is more affordable.

    Could you add Nutro to your list where ever it may fit so I can do a comparison and make a decision as to whether I stick with it. Originally I put the dogs on it because one of them was allergic to everything else and it worked for her… but she has gone now and have just never made the change.

    Thanks!

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