Quality dog foods provide optimal nutrition, catering to a dog’s specific needs regarding age, breed, and health status. High-quality foods are rich in necessary proteins, vitamins, minerals, and fats, fostering healthy muscle growth, boosting immune systems, and promoting a shiny, healthy coat. They also contain fewer fillers, leading to better digestion and fewer stools. The right dog food can improve a dog’s energy levels, extend their lifespan, and potentially alleviate certain health issues like allergies. It supports brain development in puppies and helps maintain an ideal body weight, preventing obesity-related diseases. Furthermore, good dog food can enhance a dog’s overall quality of life, keeping them happier and more active. In short, investing in the best dog food is an investment in your dog’s health and longevity.
Below are some favorites that I reviewed along with dog owner favorites.
NUTRO ULTRA High Protein Natural Dry Dog Food
NUTRO ULTRA believes that dogs deserve to enjoy their food as much as we enjoy ours. And like us, they shouldn’t have to compromise on taste. NUTRO ULTRA Dry Dog Food has a Trio of Proteins From Chicken, Lamb and Salmon. This food is crafted using quality ingredients that satisfy and nourish. These delicious recipes start with real chicken as the #1 ingredient and feature a trio of high-quality protein from poultry, lamb, and salmon. Also a blend of 15 vibrant superfoods like coconut, chia, kale, and blueberries.
Their recipe provides a balanced diet for adult dogs that’s nutrient rich and full of flavor. Bring together unique ingredients and flavors to make your pet’s mealtime an extraordinary moment.
All NUTRO ULTRA Dry Dog Foods follow the NUTRO FEED CLEAN philosophy. We use high-quality, real ingredients sourced from trusted farmers and suppliers. These dry recipes are made with Non-GMO ingredients† and have no chicken by-product meal, corn, wheat, or soy protein and no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. Plus, these nutrient rich recipes designed for canines are full of flavor and have high-quality protein as the foundation of every recipe.
Nutro Ultra is available for different breed sizes.
Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Natural
Adult Dry Dog
Formulated for the health and well-being of dogs. Blue Life Protection Formula Dry Dog Food is made with the finest natural ingredients enhanced with vitamins and minerals. It contains the ingredients you’ll love feeding as much as they’ll love eating. Blue Life Protection Formula dog food is a product of the Blue Buffalo company. Based in the United States, Blue Buffalo makes premium-quality pet foods featuring real meat, fruit and vegetables.
Rachael Ray Nutrish Premium Natural Dry Dog Food
Real Beef, Pea, & Brown Rice Recipe
Help your dog keep up with the pack by feeding them Rachael Ray Nutrish Real Beef, Pea & Brown Rice Recipe. The number one ingredient in this dry dog food is real beef, which helps support healthy organs and maintain lean muscle mass. The fiber sources include peas and brown rice that helps support healthy digestion. We’ve also added our Whole Health Blend, which includes omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil to help support an active mind. Also the food has antioxidants like those found in superfoods to help support a healthy body. Whole grains to help maintain balanced energy levels.
The food has no fillers, no artificial flavors and no artificial preservatives. Plus, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of every Nutrish dog food product will be donated to The Rachael Ray Foundation, which helps animals in need. So, get a bag and make your dog the happiest one on the block.
Taste of the Wild
High Prairie Canine Grain-Free
Roasted bison and roasted venison combine for a unique taste that you can’t find anywhere else outside the wild. 32% of this formula is protein, giving dogs the highly digestible energy they need to remain active, while vegetables, legumes and fruits provide powerful antioxidants to help maintain overall vitality. This maintenance formula is designed to meet the nutritional needs of adult dogs.
Species-Specific Probiotics – Healthy digestive and immune systems are vital to the overall health of your pet. The proprietary K9 Strain Probiotics are developed specifically for dogs and added after the cooking process to ensure viability. Each pound of Taste of the Wild provides 80 million live, active cultures that help support healthy digestive and immune systems.
Instinct Raw Boost Mixers
Freeze Dried Raw Dog Food Topper
Top your kibble with raw – all natural, minimally processed, pure, real nutrition! Instinct Raw Boost Mixers for Skin & Coat Health are made with 100% freeze dried raw. The raw dog food toppers are natural, made from real meat and whole food ingredients, protein packed and minimally processed.
Instinct Raw Boost Mixers are grain free dry dog food toppers made with responsibly sourced cage free chicken as the #1 ingredient. Plus Instinct Mixers for Skin & Coat Health contains optimal levels of Omegas 3 & 6 from real chicken, menhaden fish meal, salmon oil and chia seeds. Always made without grain, potato, corn, wheat, soy, artificial colors or preservatives.
Instinct’s raw, whole food ingredients are freeze dried to gently remove moisture, locking in nutrients and intensifying flavor. Use Instinct natural dog food topper to add variety and excitement to every meal or as dog food treats for training. Instinct raw dog food mixers are perfect for picky dogs and puppies. Raw Boost mixers, raw freeze dried dog food toppers are available in four functional recipes. These are Skin & Coat Health, Gut Health, Immune Health, and Mobility Support. Made in the USA with the finest ingredients from around the world. Satisfaction guaranteed.
*ZIWI Peak Air-Dried Dog Food
ZIWI believes a holistic pet food starts with only the best natural ingredients. Rooted in New Zealand culture, their farmers and fisherman believe wholeheartedly in their role as kaitiaki; or being guardians of the land and sea. Ethical and sustainable isn’t just a standard—it’s their way of life. Perfect for carnivores, PeakPrey recipes are rich in meat and organs in authentic ratios, free from unnecessary carbohydrates. Proudly made by passionate Kiwis, nothing delights ZIWI more than crafting recipes that bring joy and peace of mind to pets and their guardians.
LAMB RECIPE: A simple moisture rich recipe featuring grass-fed lamb, ethically raised in the mild and temperate climate of beautiful New Zealand. Serve as a topper or complete meal. Your dog or puppy is sure to enjoy each and every bite.
There’s no wrong way to feed ZIWI, it works great as a complete meal or as a topper for a nutritional boost on your existing food.