BEST DOG FOOD BRANDS, LISTED ALPHABETICALLY (2013) – DOG FOOD TEST


Here is the reason why you should question the food you are feeding your dog.

This is the “myth” that we have been led to believe: The Pet Food is fine because it has an accredited label on the bag. This is what can be found on the label: “Our pet foods are made following AAFCO guidelines and must pass stringent testing.” (AAFCO = Association of American Feed Control Officials)

Pretty Lola out playing in the snow

My lovely Lola making sure all is safe!

Just because it has been tested by an “authority”, does not mean that it is healthy. These tests DO NOT use very stringent safety measures

“The Testing Protocols For Providing An Unqualified Representation of Nutritional Adequacy For A Dog Or Cat Food” are..

  • * 8 dogs older than 1 yr. must start the test.
  • * At start all dogs must be normal weight & health.
  • * A blood test is to be taken from each dog at the start and finish of the test.
  • * For 6 months, the dogs used must only eat the food being tested.
  • * The dogs finishing the test must not lose more than 15% of their body weight.
  • * During the test, none of the dogs used are to die or be removed becasue of nutritional causes.
  • * 6 of the 8 dogs starting must finish the test.

That’s all there is to it. Limited and Inadequate doesn’t quite cover it. I was amazed and saddened by these criteria. A 6 month feeding trial is “NOT” going to indicate how the repetitive feeding of these foods over years as their only nutrition will affect our companion animals. (IT’S NOT GOOD! SEE HERE.) and also Read Here about the disgusting ingredients that the A.A.F.C.O. considers acceptable ingredientients in dog food.

Buyer beware . . . you may be buying a pet food advertised as being a nutritionally adequate diet for all dogs because it passed “stringent” AAFCO testing … when only six to eight dogs ate that food for 6 months and survived with no more than an “acceptable” 15% loss of body weight.

Take this Dog Food Test and see where your present food rates

This is a rating scale to determine if your dog food is excellent, good, acceptable, not acceptable or hazardous and dangerous for your pet.

Although it is a general “dog food ratings guide” based on someone’s opinion, it does make a great deal of sense.

At the end of the rating scale there are some good examples of what commercial dog foods you should never ever give your pet.

Use the scale as a general learning tool and evaluate your dog’s food and see where it falls.

Give it a try – it is fun and enlightening.

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DOG FOOD TEST AND CRITERIA

Start with a grade of 100

  • For every listing of “by-product”, subtract 10 points.
  • For every non-specific animal source (“meat or “poultry”, “meat meal” or “fat”) reference, subtract 10 points.
  • If the food contains BHA, BHT or ethoxyquin, subtract 10 points. (these are known cancer causing agents.)
  • For every grain “mill run” or non-specific grain source subtract 5 points.
  • If the same grain ingredient is used two or more times in the first five ingredients (i.e. “ground brown rice”, brewer’s rice”, “rice flour”, these are all the same grain), subtract 5 points.
  • If the protein sources are not specified meat and there are less than two specified meats in the top three ingredients, subtract 3 points.
  • If it contains any artificial colorants, subtract 3 points.
  • If it contains ground corn or whole grain corn, subtract 3 points.
  • If corn is listed in the top five ingredients, subtract 2 more points.
  • If the food contains any animal fat other than fish oil, subtract 2 points.
  • If lamb is the only animal protein source (unless your dog is allergic to other protein sources), subtract 2 points.
  • If it contains soy or soybeans, subtract 2 points.
  • If it contains wheat (unless you know that your dog isn’t allergic to wheat), subtract 2 points.
  • If it contains beef (unless you know that your dog isn’t allergice to beef), subtract 1 point.
  • If the ingredient lists MENADIONE SODIUM BISULFITE (a synthetic version of vitamin K which is a known cancer causing agent), subtract 5 points.

            EXTRA CREDIT

  • If the meat sources are organic, free range, fresh and local, fit for human consumption, GMO free : add 5 points.
  • Fresh Ingredients (never frozen and never exposed to heat or chemicals.) : add 5 points
  • If the food is endorsed by any major breed group or nutritionist, or has won awards or is in The Whole Dog Journals approved list: add 5 points.
  • If the food is completely Grain Free: add 5 points.
  • If the food contains probiotics (Lactobacillus acidophilus, Enterococcus faecium): add 3 points.
  • If the food contains fruit, add 3 points.
  • If the food contains vegetables (NOT corn or other grains) add 3 points.
  • If the animal sources are hormone-free and antibiotic-free, add 2 points.
  • If the food is not grain free the carbohydrate is barley, brown rice, or oatmeal: add 2 points.
  • If the food contains flax seed oil (not just the seeds), add 2 point.
  • If the food contains oats or oatmeal, add 1 point.
  • If the food contains sunflower oil, add 1 point.
  • For every different specific animal protein source (other than the first one, count “chicken and chicken meal” as one protein source, but “chicken” and “venison” as 2 different sources) add 1 point.
  • If it contains glucosamine and chondroitin, add 1 point.
  • If the vegetable have been tested for pesticides and are pesticide-free, add 1 point.
  • If the ingredients are local, fresh, free range, regional, free run, add 1 point.

 

SCORES:

  • OVER 100 = A+ SUPERB!
  • 94 – 100 = A BEST!
  • 86 – 93 = B STILL GOOD
  • 78 – 85 = C AVERAGE, COULD BE IMPROVED
  • 70 – 77 = D CONSIDER CHANGING BRANDS.
  • 69 = F AWFUL! POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS! CHANGE IMMEDIATELY.

Here are some examples of foods rated on this scale: The good, the bad and the ugly.

This is only a small list for comparison purposes only. Sadly there are still many low quality, unhealthy and dangerous dog foods full of chemicals still available.

These companies can advertise their cheap foods as 100% nutrtionally complete as they only need to meet minimal standards of nutrtion, not optimum.

WHICH DOG FOOD WOULD YOUR RATHER FEED YOUR PET? A SIDE BY SIDE INGREDIENT COMPARISON BETWEEN A BAD AND GOOD DOG FOOD.

PEDIGREE WITH LAMB AND RICE

INGREDIENTS:

Ground Whole Corn, Chicken By-Product Meal, Ground Wheat, Meat And Bone Meal, Animal Fat (Preserved With Bha/Bht), Wheat Flour, Lamb, Rice, Corn Gluten Meal, Natural Flavor, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Dicalcium Phosphate, Vegetable Oil (Source Of Linoleic Acid), Caramel Color, Dried Beet Pulp, Titanium Dioxide, Vitamins (Choline Chloride, Dl-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate [Source Of Vitamin E], L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate [Source Of Vitamin C*], Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate [Vitamin B1], Biotin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement [Vitamin B2], Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Potassium Iodide), Added FD&C And Lake Colors (Yellow 6, Yellow 5, Blue 2, Red 40)

Check out the first 5 ingredients :

  1. NO meat – Just by-products and mystery meat meal and bone meal. (Meat meal, and bone meal are usually inedible food, rotten meat, road kill, euthanized animals and body parts and bones left over that are considered garbage.)
  2. Two Fillers – (Corn and Wheat) which have no nutritional value for our dogs. Both these ingredients are used as cheap fillers and are one of the main causes of allergies in our pets.
  3. Animal Fat – Preserved with BHA/BHT – Another “unknown source” or not specified where the fat is rendered from, and then to preserve it with cancer causing agents just isn’t healthy or conducive to a long life.

So the first 5 ingredients are on the “what to avoid feeding your dog list” due to the harmful, dangerous unhealthy reasons given here.

This is just thrown together like a smorgasboard of junk – Yuckkkkk!

TOP 7 WORST DOG FOODS

WELLNESS (Core Grain – Free)

INGREDIENTS:

Deboned Turkey, Deboned Chicken, Turkey Meal, Chicken Meal, Potatoes, Dried Ground Potato, Tomato Pomace, Natural Chicken Flavor, Canola Oil, Chicken Liver, Salmon Oil, Flaxseed, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Kale, Broccoli, Spinach, Parsley, Apples, Blueberries, Vitamins & Minerals, Chicory Root Extract, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Dried Lactobacillus plantarum, Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Products, Rosemary Extract.

Compare the first 5 ingredients:

  1. Two separate specified meat sources in two different forms: Deboned Turkey, Turkey meal, Deboned chicken and chicken meal. ( Specified meal such as these is just the fresh meat which has had the liquid removed, thus making a more concentrated protein source.) – So this is obviously a high protein dog food
  2. The other ingredient in the top five is dried ground potato – This is the carbohydrate of choice, which usually won’t cause allergies and is highly digestable. A much higher quality choice.

Also NOTE:

  • No Meat By-products,
  • No Wheat or Wheat Gluten,
  • No Soy,
  • No Dairy,
  • No Corn,
  • No Artificial Colors,
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • Does contain Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids from salmon oil, flax and canola oil which supports healthy skin and produces a glossy coat.
  • Does Contain Fruits, Vegetables, Herbs, Botanicals, & Greens which provide Phyto-Chemicals, Micro-Nutrients and Antioxidants
  • Does contain Glucosamine and Chondroitin to help support long term bone and joint health.

Best NATURAL Dog Food Brands Listed Alphabetically – Updated 2013. Best Dog Food Brands – From Acana to Ziwipeak – Natural, Organic and Raw

ACANA DOG FOOD made by CHAMPION PET FOODS

High-protein, grain-free and low-carbohydrate and loaded with premium human-grade ingredients.

Fresh, never frozen local regional ingredients, including ranch-raised natural lamb, free-run chicken and whole eggs from local prairie farms, in Canada. All protein sources are made exclusively from animals that are passed as fit for human consumption.

SHOP AMAZON FOR ACANA

PAWPRINTsSEE MY COMPLETE ACANA FOOD REVIEW – CLICK HERE

ADDICTION DOG FOOD | Dry, Dehydrated or Cannedaddiction dog food

Highly digestible, specializes in Premium Proteins and Game Meats such as Kangaroo, Brushtail, Venison and Unagi.

NO artificial preservatives, flavors, fillers or by-products.

ADDICTION FORMULAS IN:

Addiction Available @ AMAZON Addiction

ADDICTION ALSO @ ONLY NATURAL PET STORE

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ARTEMIS

  • Natural DHA, (Enhances brain function and visual development)
  • Superior Grade Protein, (All of the proteins are selected from USDA inspected plants)
  • Fresh Protein Inclusion, (Chicken, Turkey- Enhanced nutrient profile and palatability)
  • Multi Protein Source , (Covers the complete amino acid profile)
  • Select Vegetables and Fruits, (Potatoes, Carrots, Peas, Apples, Tomatoes, Blueberries, Spinach and Cranberries)
  • Custom Vitamin & Mineral Package, (Superior Vitamins and Chelated Minerals
  • Balanced Level of Omega 3 & 6, (Vitally important for healthy skin and lustrous coat)
  • Probiotic/Prebiotic, (Contains a source of live (viable) naturally occurring microoganism)
  • Skin & Coat Conditioners, (Chicken Fat, Salmon, Flaxseed, Salmon Oil, Vitamin E & Biotin)
  • Natural , (Does not contain any added chemicals, preservatives, artificial additives
    or by-products)

BUY ARTEMIS @ AMAZON.COMArtemis

BACK TO BASICSback to basics

74% protein, 26% vegetable, 0% grain,gluten or potato.

Real organ meat like hearts and livers which are what dogs would instinctively choose to eat in the wild.

Back to Basics uses proteins, like pork and turkey, and they are selected because they pose fewer allergen risks than beef or lamb.

Back to Basics is potato free, gluten free and, of course, grain free.

There are no chemical or artificial preservatives including artificial colors, dyes or bleach.

There are no chicken or poultry by-product meals or fillers like beet pulp, tomato pomace, cellulose or chicory root. And there are no fruits or botanicals.

Made in the USA at their own manufacturing facilities.

BUY Back to Basics Dog Food @ AMAZON.COMback to basics

BRAVO RAW DOG FOODbravo

Comes in Rabbit, Lamb, Turkey, Chicken, Duck, Ostrich and Vegetarian. From Australia and New Zealand – hormone-free, grass-fed lamb, beef and venison. The poultry products – chicken, turkey, ostrich and duck – are all raised without the use of antibiotics.

Bravo product formulas contain only single proteins and no more than just 4 ingredients so dogs and cats with allergies or sensitive stomachs often flourish without any further symptoms or discomfort.

Bravo products are made from fresh ingredients with no added preservatives, chemicals or artificial colors or flavoring.

Bravo is made with high quality USDA inspected and approved meats in a USDA inspected facility, under the same processing regulations, that apply to human food products.

COMPLETE LINE OF BRAVO DOG FOOD @ AMAZON.COM

BLUE BUFFALO DOG FOOD

Complete Line of Blue Buffalo Dog Food @ Amazon.comblue buffalo

PAWPRINTsSEE MY COMPLETE BLUE BUFFALO REVIEW HERE

By Nature Organics by nature

by Nature Organics Chicken Formula Dry Dog Food contains two meat protein sources: Organic chicken and lamb.

Organic grains and natural fiber.

Organic fruits & vegetables & natural spices.

by Nature Organics Chicken Formula Dry Dog Food contain:

  • No Meat By-Products,
  • No By-Product Meal,
  • No White Rice,
  • No Brewers Grains,
  • No Grain By-Products,
  • No Artificial Flavors, Preservatives or Colors.

by NATURE AVAIALABLE ONLINE @:

AMAZON.COMby nature

CANIDAE DOG FOODcanidae

Available in Canidae Life Stages Formula Dog foodcanidae, and Canidae Grain Free Dog foodcanidae and also a Canidae single grain protein plus formulacanidae.

Nutritional formula with four high quality meat meals and diversified carbohydrates for wholesome nutrition and increased energy levels.

Chicken, Turkey, Lamb, & Fish

Nutritionally dense meals originate from meats processed in a human grade facility

Check out all the Canidae Dry Dog Food Forumlas @ Amazoncanidae

CASTOR AND POLLUX ORGANIX DOG FOODcastor and pollux

organix

Featuring organic fruit & veggie purees plus organic quinoa adding gluten-free protein, for a highly digestible and palatable food.

ORGANIX AVAILABLE @:

DR. HARVEY’S Canine Health Miracle Dog Fooddr harveys

dr harveys

Homemade dog food in less than one minute.

A holistic dog food pre-mix made with only the finest organic and human consumption ingredients. Combine with fresh protein and oils for a super healthy meal.

BUY DR. HARVEY’S ONLINE @:

AMAZON.COMdr harveys

Evanger’s Dog Foodevangers

Made in the U.S.A.

A family owned and operated company, with the only family-owned and operated pet food cannery in the United States.

  • Evanger’s Grain-Free Game Meat Cannedevangers
    (Canned): 100% meat. A unique variety of exotic game meats, such as Wild Salmon, Rabbit, Pheasant, Duck and Buffalo. Packed in 6 oz or 13 oz pop-top cans. A great mixer for dry food.
  • EVANGER’S Hand Packed Dog Food
    (Canned): Processed whole foods, maintain the shape and nutrition of each recipe’s
    contents – whether it is a whole fish dinner or chicken parts. *The cooking process
    softens those recipes with bones – making them edible, safe, wholesome and highly digestible. Human Grade Ingredients.

  • Evanger’s Organics Dog Foodevangers
    (Canned) : 2 Formulas – 100% Organic Cooked Chicken or Organic Turkey with Potato & Carrots Dinner.
  • Evanger’s Dry Dog Foodevangers
    Natural, with no by products or additives. Comes in Pheasant, Whitefish, Chicken, Grain free Chicken, and a medley rabbit/beef/pork.

EVANGERS ALSO @ ONLY NATURAL PET STORE
ONP

Flint River Ranch

FLINT RIVER RANCH DOG FOOD @ AMAZON.COMFlint River Ranch

FLINT RIVER RANCH flint river ranch exceeds the nutrient guidelines established by the AAFCO.

MADE IN USA – American Owned and Operated

  • 100% Natural Ingredients
  • 100% Nutritionally Dense
  • 100% Nutritionally Balanced
  • 100% Naturally Preserved
  • 100% Product Guaranteed
  • 100% American Owned and Operated
  • NO Cheap proteins or By-products
  • NO Dangerous Chemical Preservatives
  • NO Useless Artificial Colors
  • NO Ethoxyquin, BHA OR BHT
  • NO Artificial Flavoring Masking A Pitiful Formula
  • NO ingredients from CHINA

CHECK OUT THESE FLINT RIVER RANCH SAMPLESflint river ranch AT AMAZON.COM

FLINT RIVER RANCH DOG FOOD @ AMAZON.COMflint river ranch

FROMM DOG FOODfromm

Comes in

  • FROMM GOLD NUTRITIONALS DOG FOOD – Prepared with fresh, human grade USDA-inspected duck, chicken and lamb or liver combined with fresh whole eggs and real Wisconsin cheddar cheese. They also enhance each recipe with salmon oil for a healthy coat and probiotics to help aid digestion | 100% natural ingredients and no artificial flavors or colors.
  • FROMM CLASSIC DOG FOODfromm uses USDA-certified chicken as the first ingredient and USDA-certified chicken meal as the second ingredient. For additional protein and flavor we also add whole eggs and real Wisconsin cheddar cheese from local farmers. For Adults or Seniors.
  • FROMM FOUR STAR DOG FOODfromm – This meat and fish is USDA-inspected, and free of any hormones or medications formula is corn and wheat free.
  • GRANDMA LUCY’S DOG FOODgandma lucy

    This freeze dried, grain-free dog food line uses only human-quality, all-natural ingredients. Lamb, bison, venison, chicken & pork!

    Human-Grade Ingredients, Hormone and Antibiotic Free, No By-Products, No Preservatives, All USA originated ingredients.

    ALSO available in a pre-mix – add your own meat!

    GRANDMA LUCY’S @ AMAZON.COMgrandma lucy

    THE HONEST KITCHEN

    Available in 8 formulas. This is a dehydrated product, and excellent choice for someone wanting to feed as close to homemade as possible, without the extra work. Some products do not have meat, and you can add your own organic protein to make the best homemade organic dog food. Some formulas have grains, if you prefer that, and some are grain free. All are top rated, and contain some organic ingredients.

    1. EMBARK, Low Carb, Grain-Free, Dehydrated, Raw w/ Turkey

      Embark is a grain-free and low carb premium recipe for all life stages. This gourmet puppy and dog food diet is made with limited carbohydrates and high protein to support muscle structure and function, and promote lean body mass. It is particularly suited to puppies and more active dogs and is ideal for those who are intolerant of grains

    2. PREFERENCE, Grain-Free Foundation Diet For Dogs

      Preference is meat-free & grain-free recipe! Preference is suggested for use with added raw meat, meaty bones or cooked meat of your choice (never cooked bones), as a base for a home made diet. This diet contains a custom vitamin-mineral premix with balanced calcium: phosphorus ratios, which are vital for the maintenance of healthy cells, bones and blood.

      This recipe is ideal for dogs who are sensitive to more popular meats.

      Exotic meats, fish or alternative protein sources may be used as required.

    3. VERVE, Dehydrated, Raw , w/ Beef

      Verve is The Honest Kitchen’s original recipe! This premium dog food food is ideal for adult maintenance, for dogs who do well with some grain in their diets.

      Verve is a low fat, low calorie formula, with beef as the protein source.

      It’s ingredients include a combination of 100% human food grade organic rolled barley, organic rolled rye, beef, organic rolled oats, organic flaxseed, carrots, alfalfa, potatoes, eggs, spinach, apples, chicory, parsley, cranberries, rosemary, vitamins and minerals.

    4. ZEAL, Grain-Free, Dehydrated, Raw, w/ Wild-Caught White Fish

      Zeal Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food is specifically for sensitive dogs.

      What was left out of this diet is almost as important as what is in it.

      Zeal doesn’t contain corn, soy, rice, beet pulp or wheat.

      It is also grain-free, gluten-free and free of flaxseed and white potatoes.

      This food is suitable for adult maintenance, sensitive dogs or dogs with moderate activity levels.

    5. KEEN, Low-Gluten , Dehydrated , Raw w/ Turkey

      Lower in cost without compromising our values, Keen is made with a “down to earth” ingredients list that provides great low-gluten nutrition at an affordable price.

      Like all of Honest Kitchen’s recipes, Keen is guaranteed human grade, wholesome, balanced and free of artificial additives, by-products or fillers of any kind.

      It is suitable for adult maintenance and for gluten-sensitive pets.

    6. THRIVE, Gluten-Free, Dehydrated, Raw, w/ Chicken

      Thrive is Honest Kitchen’s all life stages diet that contains chicken and the gluten-free, organic grain Quinoa. A Bolivian grain, Quinoa is easily tolerated by even the most grain-sensitive pups and contains every single amino acid.

    7. LOVE, Natural Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food with HORMONE FREE Beef

      This natural dog food diet was designed to cater to dogs of all life stages including adults, puppies, pregnancy and nursing.

      Love is ideal for dogs that may have grain or gluten sensitivities, or to help maintain a healthy body weight.

      Love is low-carb with just 35% carbohydrates. Low carb diets are often indicated as part of a holistic approach to cancer recovery.

      Love is made with USDA inspected, hormone free beef and is 100% human-grade, made in the USA, and does not contain corn, soy, rice, beet pulp or wheat. Just add water for a fresh, wholesome and human grade meal.

    8. FORCE, Grain-Free, Dehydrated, Raw w/ Chicken

      Grain-Free adult maintenance food for dogs of all breeds and sizes. Force is a complete and balanced dehydrated dog food made with free-range chicken, fruits, vegetables

      Force is formulated with moderate protein, higher fat and total calories, with a moderate level of carbohydrates.

      Great for sensitive dogs or those with moderate activity levels

    PAWPRINTsSEE MY COMPLETE HONEST KITCHEN REVIEW HERE

    THE HONEST KITCHEN ALSO AVAILABLE AT ONLY NATURAL PET STORE

    merrick

    MERRICK BEFORE GRAIN DOG FOODmerrick

    This diet, based on fresh meats, fruit, vegetables, and high quality oils, helps promote overall health and longevity and supports a healthy weight.

    Available in Chicken, Buffalo and Salmon.

    NO grains, fillers, artificial colors or flavors

    natural balance

    NATURAL BALANCE DOG FOODnatural balance

    Comes in Organic, Ultra Premium, L.I.D. for dogs with allergies, grain free, canned and dog food rolls.

    NO Artificial Preservatives, Flavors, Colors or Bleached Ingredients.

    natural planets

    NATURAL PLANET ORGANICS DOG FOODnatural planets

    Natural Planet Organics is not just another natural dog food.

    Its certified organic ingredients are all naturally preserved.

    This healthy food for dogs consists of organic vegetables and fruits; namely, carrots, broccoli, peas, blueberries and tomatoes.

    Organic free-range chickens, organic grains, including flaxseed, oats, brown rice and barley complete this all life stages recipe.

    Natural Planet Organics All Life Stages Dog Formula Dry Food is the Ultra Premium organic food for dogs, building uncompromising nutrition with minerals, vitamins, glucosamine and chondroitin, high levels of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.

    Organic foods are raised on farmland that is certified organic. The grains, fruits and vegetables are raised without the application of any chemicals; organic meats are raised with organic feeds. All ingredients all naturally preserved.

    natures logic

    Natures Logic Dog Foodnatures logic

    A nutrient dense meat based food with concentrates of select fruits and vegetables, containing no wheat, corn, rice, soy, potato or chemically synthesized vitamins, minerals, or trace nutrients.

    In dry, canned, and a grain free raw formula.

    natures variety

    Nature’s Variety Dog Foodnatures variety

    NATURE’S VARIETY Comes in :

    1. Grain-Free Instinct Frozen Raw Food In, Beef Rabbit, Lamb, Venison, Organic Chicken, and Bison – made from freshly ground USDA meat, organ, and bone sources. Each diet is 95% meat, organs, and bones with a portion of these products from certified organic sources.
    2. Grain-Free Instinct Freeze Dried Raw in Chicken, Lamb, Beef or Venison. Each diet is 95% meat, organs, and bones with a portion of these products from certified organic sources.
    3. Grain-Free Instinct Canned Dog Food – Grain-free | 95% Meat (or poultry) & liver | Omega fatty acids for healthy skin and a glossy coat | No hormones, no steroids | Chelated minerals for better nutrient absorption | Can be rotated with Nature’s Variety Kibble and Raw Diets.
    4. Grain-Free Instinct Dry Dog Food in Chicken, Duck, Beef, Lamb, Turkey, Salmon, Rabbit – Grain-free | Over 90% of the protein is from real meats
    5. Limited Ingredient Diet Dry Dog Food for pets with sensitive stomachs caused by food allergies or intolerances in Turkey or Lamb. Made with just one single protein and one hypoallergenic starch.
    6. Prairie Dry Dog Food in Chicken, Beef, Lamb, Venison, or Salmon.
    7. Prairie Canned Dog Food in Lamb, Beef or Chicken
    8. Homestyle Stew Canned Dog Food
    PAWPRINTsSee MY COMPLETE REVIEW OF NATURE’S VARIETY

    NATURES VARIETY ALSO AVAILABLE AT ONLY NATURAL PET
    ONP

  • Shop for Natures Variety at AMAZONnatures variety
  • newmans

    Newman”s Own Organics newmans

    Over 70% of all ingredients in Newmans Own foods are organic and include human grade all natural chicken and high levels of antioxidants.

    Formulas: Adult Dog, Senior or Active Dog, Grain Free Canned, or Canned, along with organic treats.

    orijen

    ORIJEN DOG FOODorijen

    High-protein, low-carbohydrate food that replicates the same rich and diverse nutrient balance from fresh meats, fruits and vegetables.

    Formulas:

  • Adult Dry 80/20 with Fresh boneless chicken, chicken meal, fresh boneless salmon, turkey meal, herring meal listed as the first 6 ingredients
  • 6 Fish with Fresh boneless salmon, salmon meal, herring meal, fresh boneless herring, fresh boneless walleye,as the first 5 ingredeints.
  • Regional Red 75/25 with listed ingredients as: Fresh deboned wild boar, fresh deboned lamb, lamb meal, russet potato, fresh deboned pork, peas, salmon meal, whitefish meal*, herring meal, fresh deboned bison, fresh whole eggs, potato starch, fresh deboned salmon (a natural source of DHA and EPA), alfalfa, sweet potato, and fresh deboned walleye.
  • Puppy | In Order – FRESH REGIONAL INGREDIENTS:
    Fresh boneless chicken, chicken meal, fresh boneless salmon, turkey meal, herring meal, russet potato, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), sweet potato, peas, fresh boneless turkey, fresh whole eggs, fresh chicken liver, fresh boneless lake whitefish, fresh boneless walleye
  • Senior | In order – FRESH REGIONAL INGREDIENTS:
    Deboned chicken, chicken meal, turkey meal, russet potato, lake whitefish, sweet potato, whole eggs, turkey, chicken fat, salmon meal, salmon and anchovy oils, salmon, natural chicken flavour
  • Where you can buy ORIJEN online:

    ORIJEN @ AMAZON.COM ( U.S.)

    ORIJEN DOG FOOD ALSO SOLD HERE AT AMAZON.CA (CANADA)


    Orijen Available @ ONLY NATURAL PET STORE (U.S. & Canadian orders)

    PAWPRINTsSEE MY COMPLETE ORIJEN FOOD REVIEW HERE
    petcurean

    PETCUREAN NOW!petcurean

    Grain Free Dog Food is gently coated with natural digestive enzymes and utilizes only fresh, hormone free, deboned meats.

    Comes in Adult, Puppy or Senior

  • 100% Grain Free
  • 100% Render Free (Absolutely no rendered meats or oils)
  • No Ethoxquin, BHA or BHT
  • Digestive Enzymes Plus Pre & Pro Biotics
  • 80% of ingredients are regionally sourced in Canada by using local, family farmers to reduce long distance vehicle emissions & ensure fresher ingredients.
  • Potatoes originate from Holland.
  • Slow, steam cooked at a low temperature and in small batches, the fresh meat is only cooked once, which retains more nutrients, & there are no meat meals.
  • Coconut Oil is used, which makes a good Candida formula
  • SOJOS RAW DOG FOOD

    SOJOS DOG FOOD AND TREATS are made from scratch with REAL ingredients, in the U.S.A.

    No fillers, no preservatives, and no artificial colors or flavors.

    SOJOS HAS TWO COMPLETE MEALS WITH MEAT:

    which are both combined with water to make a complete homemade meal.

    There is also a Sojos Grain-Free Dog Food Mix,
    that your combine with water and your own fresh meat.

    Also available is the Sojos Original Dog Food Mix, which you combine with your own meat and vegetables.

    HOMEMADE FOOD made easy.

    solid gold

    SOLID GOLD DOG FOODsolid gold

    A premium dry food line which includes the popular Hund-n-Flocken Adult Dog Food and our Hundchen Flocken Puppy Food lines.

    The ingredients this natural food for dogs does NOT include are important. There is no wheat, soybean, or corn; no animal fat is added (other than naturally occurring in fresh lamb), no poultry fat. In addition, the recipe is free of by-products, sugar, artificial preservatives, salt, and sunflower oil.

    Also available in: SOLID GOLD CANNED DOG FOODsolid gold

    stella and chewys

    Stella and Chewys RAW Dog Food Dietstella and chewys

    100% complete and balanced nutrition that feature raw, USDA-inspected, naturally-raised poultry and meat, organic fruits and vegetables, comes in Raw Freeze Dried or Raw Frozen.

    taste of the wild

    TASTE OF THE WILD DOG FOODtaste of the wild

    Made with real roasted meats offering a unique taste sensation supplemented with fruits & vegetables with natural antioxidants.

    In Dry and Canned.

    wellness
    wellness

    WELLNESS DOG FOODwellness

    Human grade chicken or lamb, fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy grains, and vitamins and minerals.

    Wellness comes in canned or dry.

    DRY Formulas include:

  • WELLNESS SUPER5MIX – Regular adult, small breed adult, Puppy, Senior and Healthy Weight.
  • CORE – Is grain free, high protein, low fat formula
  • SIMPLE – For Dogs with sensitive stomachs and food allergies.
  • WELLNESS also AVAILABLE @ ONLY NATURAL PET STORE

    PAWPRINTsSEE MY COMPLETE WELLNESS PET FOOD REVIEW

    Wysong Epigen Dog Foodwysong

    Wysong Epigen Dog Foodwysong represents the first important kibble pet food innovation in almost 60 years (patent pending) and moves conventional dry extruded pet foods much closer to the high protein meat-based, starchless foods carnivores are genetically designed for.

    Wysong Epigenwysong™ Pet Food diet is truly Starch Free™

    Contains an unprecedented 60+% meat and organs and over 60% protein

    CONTAINS probiotics, prebiotics, enzymes,
    phytonutrients, nutraceuticals, natural form antioxidants,vitamins and minerals

    Rich in omega-3 and other essential fatty acids

    Made from USDA and FDA approved domestic sources

    Made in the USA

    Orginal Formula has Organic Chicken as the main protein source, and the new formula contains Venison as the main protein source.

    Both formulas contain over 60% meat, organs and protein.

    Wysong Epigen AVAILABLE @ AMAZON.COM wysong

    ALSO AVAILABLE IN CANNED : Wysong Au Jus 95% Meat Canned Dog and Cat Food @ AMAZON.COMwysong (This is perfect for a topper on the dry formula)

    *NEW* WYSONG EPIGEN 90%wysong

    All the same features and benefits of the Origninal Epigen, but with an uprecendented 90% + meat and organs, and 90% protein.

    ***(FROM WYSONG: Wysong has released numerous kibble alternatives — our TNT™ line of raw products and canned diets, for example. One solution to the problem is, of course, to move away from kibble. But millions of pet caretakers won’t consider it because of habit and convenience. Multi-billion dollar companies have a stake in this not happening. Kibble is here to stay for the foreseeable future. Wysong considers it a responsibility to improve kibble to the greatest extent possible. That’s what Epigen is all about) SEE MORE HERE ***

    WYSONG ARCHETYPE NATURAL RAW DOG FOOD

    The original WYSONG ARCHETYPE RAW DIETarchetype for dogs and cats.

    ARCHETYPE archetype (meaning the original model, the way things are meant to be) is designed to emulate the raw foods carnivores eat in the wild the natural diet dogs and cats are genetically programmed to eat.

    This original formula is cold processed with our proprietary TNT (True Non-Thermal) manufacturing technology, which uniquely keeps vital food components fully intact and uncompromised.

    It is a dried diet (99+% meat) formulated to closely mimic the natural raw diet of carnivore companion animals.

    Complete with raw meats, organs, bones, essential fatty acids, probiotics, enzymes, plant nutrients, vital micronutrients and more!

    Archetype is a superior raw dog and cat diet suitable for all life stages and sizes. Archetype is proven effective and safe and has been fed to thousands of companion animals over nearly a decade with tremendous results!

    ORDER ARCHETYPE @ AMAZON.COMArchetype

    ZIWIPEAK REAL MEAT GRAIN FREE AIR DRIED RAW DOG FOOD

    ZiwiPeak is designed to emulate the benefits of a wild prey hunting diet your dog or cat thrived upon in the wild, but with all the convenience and safety of a shelf stable pre-packed product.

    Dogs are officially omnivores, but with very strong carnivorous tendencies.

    ZiwiPeak is based on the same ratios of meat and organs as the animal would have found by hunting and eating in the wild. In this environment they would have eaten virtually the whole animal, including essential benefits from consuming such organs as the liver, lungs, stomach lining (tripe), heart, kidney and even the bone.

    The air dried cuisine mirrors the equivalent of nature’s diet by using a unique and gentle process to air dry 90% raw meat, organs and fish. This unique air drying process minimises any damage to the proteins, vitamins and sensitive nutrients and enzymes.

    The other 10% consists of carbohydrates from natural sources, such as chicory, kelp and parsley plus essential vitamins and minerals, like chondroitin and glucosamine for a balanced diet. This also means there is no need for you to provide any further nutritional support in the form of supplements.

    ZIWIPEAK Canned DOG FOOD Also available

    NO added sugars, NO salt, NO glycerines, NO antibiotics, NO hormones, NO growth promotants, NO fillers, NO grains or NO potatoes are used.

    Also all products are also GMO free, with no ethoxyquin, no BHA or no BHT and no propylene glycol.

    ZiwiPeak does not use meat meal products such as venison meal or lamb meal and then call it meat.

    ORDER ZIWIPEAK REAL MEAT GRAIN FREE AIR DRIED RAW DOG FOOD @ AMAZON.COM


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