Bad ingredients make dog food unsafe and unhealthy.
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Do you want an expert to personally monitor how your pet is doing with a particular pet food? Sort of like your own personal pet food dietician? Shop ONLY at an Independent Pet Food Store.
Petco has recently announced a new campaign – “What we feed them matters”. Petco’s press release states they are providing “nutrition education” in-store and online. On the Petco Food Matters webpage it states things like “There’s a difference in what we offer. Because some ingredients, like preservatives, can be harmful to pets, we carefully select the brands offered on our shelves.”
It sounds good, but…walk into any Big Box pet food store or message an online pet food store and ask these questions:“Which pet food sold here is made with USDA inspected and approved human edible ingredients?” and/or “Which pet food sold here is made with no ingredients from China?” and/or “Who manufactures this pet food?” I’ve done this – many times. Each time I’ve gotten the deer in the headlights look (or the standard non-response email that all our pet foods are quality). They don’t have a clue about what they are selling.
Now here is what happens in many Independent Pet Food Stores…
You walk in – and the store is tiny compared to the Big Box store. You look around and there might only be 15 different brands of pet food in the store (by the way – that’s a good sign! – more below). You ask the same three questions…
“Which pet food sold here is made with USDA inspected and approved human edible ingredients?” “Which pet food sold here is made with no ingredients from China?” “Who manufactures this pet food?”
In most (not all) Independent Pet Food Stores – 100% of the pet foods sold are made with human edible ingredients (food ingredients not feed ingredients). Many will not carry a feed grade ingredient pet food – if they wouldn’t feed it to their own pet, they won’t sell it to you.
At the risk of losing customers – many Independent Pet Food Stores will not carry one pet food that contains any ingredient sourced from China. I know several store owners that are completely China free – food, treats, toys, beds. This isn’t easy – and it isn’t cheap. Most are not interested in selling cheap products – they want to sell quality products.
And Independent Pet Food Stores that I am familiar with, know exactly who manufactures (and where) each food they carry – in most cases store owners have had lengthy conversations with the pet food owners (not sales reps – owners) before a new food is even brought into their store. You have a question about a pet food they don’t know the answer to – they will call the pet food owner and ask for you.
And why are the Independent Pet Food Stores only selling a few different brands? If you ask them why, you’ll probably learn it has nothing to do with shelf space. It has everything to do with quality – most will ONLY sell real food from companies their experience tells them are quality and safe. Most want to carry more brands – but they won’t sell their souls or risk your pet’s health for sales of iffy pet foods. I consider it a good thing (a great thing) to walk into a pet store and not be bombarded by hundreds of brands and varieties.
(Most) Independent Pet Food Stores…
But here is what I consider to be the best benefit of shopping only at a Independent Pet Food Store…
Personal attention. Not just someone to answer your questions, but personal attention to how your cat or dog is doing a particular pet food. With each return visit, most Independent Pet Food Store owners ask how your cat or dog is doing on the food, and if things aren’t just right – they will steer you towards a brand that might be better suited for your pet. A slight change of ingredients or perhaps even a different ingredient supplier in another brand might be the best your your individual pet. (Most of) These people have the experience with their brands and know how to direct you. It’s like having your own personal pet food dietician for no extra charge.
I have lost count of the conversations I’ve had with Independent Pet Food Store owners where a pet food consumer came in with a sick pet. Sick to where everyone else had given up hope the animal could be healthy again. The store owners knowledge and experience of what bad nutrition can cause and what good nutrition can cure – has guided countless sick pets back to health through good food.
Small miracles happen everyday in these little stores. Please support these people – buy your pet food from them. I know so many of these folks, believe in what they do, and learn from them. I hope all of you get to know your local Independent Pet Food Store too.
Wishing you and your pet(s) the best,
Pet Food Safety Advocate
Author Buyer Beware, Co-Author Dinner PAWsible
(Excerpted from Whole Dog Journal)
By Denise Flaim
Let’s get this out of the way first: Nobody, it seems, likes to “do” dog nails. Not you, not the dog, nor anyone else who may be called upon to take on nail-clipping for you (such as a technician at your local veterinary hospital or even a professional groomer). But for the health of your dog, it must be done, and should be done frequently enough to keep your dog’s nails short.
When dogs spend a good deal of time outdoors, running on various hard surfaces, including concrete and blacktop, their nails are gradually worn down, and they have less of a need for formal nail-grooming sessions. But today, with many suburban and urban dogs increasingly confined indoors when their owners are at work, and running mostly on soft surfaces such as lawns when they are outdoors, this welcome friction is often absent in their daily lives.
Long, unkempt nails not only look unattractive, but over time they can do serious damage to your dog (not to mention your floors). When nails are so long that they constantly touch the ground, they exert force back into the nail bed, creating pain for the dog (imagine wearing a too-tight shoe) and pressure on the toe joint. Long term, this can actually realign the joints of the foreleg and make the foot looked flattened and splayed.
Again, this isn’t just an aesthetic problem, it’s a functional one: Compromising your dog’s weight distribution and natural alignment can leave her more susceptible to injuries, and make walking and running difficult and painful. This is especially important in older dogs, whose posture can be dramatically improved by cutting back neglected nails.
In extreme cases, overgrown nails can curve and grow into the pad of the foot. But even if they are not that out of control, long nails can get torn or split, which is very painful and, depending on severity, may need to be treated by a veterinarian.
And in the end, unattended nails create a vicious cycle: Because the extra-long nails make any contact with his paws painful for the dog, he avoids having them touched, which leads to unpleasant nail-cutting sessions, which makes both human and dog avoid them, which leads to longer intervals between trims, which leads to more pain …
So what’s the goal? What’s the “right” length? While some breeds (most notably the Doberman Pinscher) are often shown with nails so short they can barely be seen, the most commonly accepted rule of thumb is that when a dog is standing, the nails should not make contact with the ground. If you can hear your dog coming, her nails are too long.
The nails of mammals are made of a tough protein called keratin. Technically, dogs have claws, not nails, though we’ll use the latter term in its colloquial sense for this article. (The distinction is that nails are flat and do not come to a point. And if your nail is thick enough and can bear weight, it’s called a hoof.)
Dog’s nails differ from ours in that they consist of two layers. Like us, they have the unguis, a hard, outer covering in which the keratin fibers run perpendicular to the direction in which the nail grows. But unlike us, under their unguis, dogs have the subunguis, which is softer and flaky, with a grain that is parallel to the direction of growth. The faster growth of the unguis is what gives the dog’s nail its characteristic curl.
There’s a reason why the phrase “cut to the quick” means to deeply wound or distress: Running through the nail is a nerve and vein called the “quick.” Nicking or cutting this sensitive band of tissue is very painful for the dog – and messy for the owner, as blood often continues oozing from the cut nail for what seems like an eternity. (Keeping a stypic-powder product, such as Kwik-Stop, on hand can help promote clotting and shorten the misery. Or, in a pinch, try flour.)
Shortening the nail without “quicking” the dog is easier said than done – unless your dog has white or light-colored nails, in which case, you’re in luck: The quick will be visible from the side, as a sort of pink-colored shadow within the nail. Avoid going near it. If you trim the nail with a clipper or scissors, trim a bit off the end of the nail, and notice the color at the end of the nail (in cross section). As soon as the center of the nail starts to appear pink, stop.
You can’t see the quick in a black or dark-colored nail. With these nails, you have to be even more conservative about how much nail you trim off. After making each cut, look at the cross-section of the nail. If you see a black spot in the center – sort of like the center of a marrow bone – stop cutting. It’s likely your next slice will hit the quick.
The longer a dog’s nails are allowed to grow, the longer the quick will become, to the point that taking even a very small bit of nail off the end “quicks” the dog. Then the goal becomes a matter of snipping or grinding the nails to get as close as possible to the quick, without actually cutting it. This is perhaps easiest to accomplish with a grinding tool (such as a Dremel), though it can be done with clippers, too, with practice. By grinding away the nail all around the quick – above it, below it, and on both sides – the quick has no support or protection, and within days it will begin to visibly recede, drawing back toward the toe.
If a dog’s feet have been neglected for months (or, horrors, years) at a time, it might take months to shorten those nails to a healthy, pain-free length. But if you keep at this regularly, it should get easier for the dog to exercise. And the more he moves, the more his nails will come into contact with the ground in a way that will help wear the nails down and help the quicks to recede.
We get a fair number of folks asking about bad breath in dogs. Many times we have an over the counter treatment (toothbrushing, mouth rinse, chews, etc) that will help. But sometimes it’s a more serious issue. Here’s a piece from petmd.com……
Halitosis is the medical term used to describe an offensive odor that comes from the mouth, producing bad breath. A number of causes may be responsible for this condition, notably periodontal disease, a disease resulting from bacteria in the mouth. Bacteria is also associated with plaque and cavities.
Small animal breeds and brachycephalic breeds (characterized by their short-nosed, flat-faced features; e.g., the Pug, Boston Terrier, Pekingese) are the most prone to periodontal and other mouth diseases, in large part because their teeth are close together.
In most cases, there are no other symptoms aside from a bad odor emanating from the mouth. If the cause of the odor is a disease of the mouth, other symptoms may become apparent, including pawing at the mouth, inability to eat (anorexia), loose teeth, and excessive drooling, which may or may not have traces of blood.
A variety of conditions may lead to halitosis, including metabolic disorders such asdiabetes mellitus (commonly known as sugar diabetes); respiratory problems such as inflammation of the nose or nasal passages (rhinitis); inflammation of the sinuses (sinusitis); and gastrointestinal problems, such as enlargement of the esophageal tube, the main channel that leads from the throat to the stomach.
Other possible causes of halitosis might be traced to a trauma, like that of an electric cord injury. Viral, bacterial or fungal infections can cause foul odors to emit from within the body, and dietary problems can play a role in the emission of odor as well. For example, if your dog has been eating offensive foods, or is exhibiting a behavior called coprophagia, where it is eating feces, your dog will have correlating foul breath.
Further possibilities are pharyngitis, an inflammation of the throat or pharynx, andtonsillitis, an inflammation of the tonsils. The presence of cancer, or the presence of foreign bodies may also result in disease of the mouth and accompanying bad breath. But, the most notable cause of halitosis is a disease of the mouth such asperiodontal disease, which is due to plaque bacteria buildup.
Diagnostic procedures to evaluate periodontal disease as the most likely cause of halitosis include X-rays of the inside of the mouth, and an examination of the mouth for characteristics such as tooth mobility and sulfide concentrations.
Once the specific cause of halitosis is known, various therapies may be used to address the problem. In some cases, multiple causes may be to blame. For example, your dog may have periodontal disease along with having a foreign object present in the mouth. Treatment for the condition is dependent upon the cause(s).
If periodontal disease is to blame, treatment will include cleaning and polishing the teeth, or extraction of teeth that have greater than 50 percent loss of the supporting bone and gum tissues around them. Some medications may help to reduce odor, and help to control the bacteria that infect the gums and other oral tissues, causing bad breath.
You will need to continue to remain observant of your dog’s symptoms. It is important to consistently provide proper professional dental care to your dog, as well as to supplement this with at home tooth care. Daily tooth brushing can help prevent the plaque buildup that leads to related halitosis. You will also need to prevent your dog from eating bad-smelling foods, such as garbage. Cleaning the yard frequently will also avoid incidences of coprophagia.
Spring is a wonderful opportunity to spruce up your home, perhaps add some new accessories and generally get rid of all signs of what has definitely been a long, cold winter. It’s also a great time to spruce things up for your pet.
Start by walking around the house and looking at your home from your pet’s perspective. Spring is definitely an opportunity to pack away that extra-warm pet bed. Check its durability and, if it’s still in good condition, wash it before packing it away. If it’s worn and flat and no longer offering your pet padded comfort, throw it away. There are lots of great beds available with popular home décor colors and designs.
Instead of an actual bed, you may want to consider a stylish pet couch to add a nice feature to your living room.
It’s important that pets stay properly hydrated year-round, but this is particularly important as the weather gets warmer. Clean out your pet fountain including the pump. Replace the filters and run the bowl (whether it is ceramic or stainless steel) through a strong cycle in the dishwasher. Water bowls should be washed weekly and refilled daily as standing water brings algae. And remember to clean food bowls, too. Don’t just keep filling them up.
Spring is a time when pets shed their thick winter coats. So be sure to step up your grooming routine. It’s unhealthy for pets to ingest hair — especially cats as it makes them prone to hairballs. Brush your pet to help with shedding and it’s a wonderful way to spend quality time together on the couch! If you’ve avoided bathing your dog in the cold winter months, either book a grooming appointment with our groomer for a professional trim and bath or consider bathing your pet yourself in our self-wash. We have a wonderful selection of shampoos and conditioners to ensure that your pet has a healthy skin and shiny coat.
Of course, brushing your cat and dog on a regular basis keeps shedding under control and off your beds and furniture. When you are spring cleaning your home, be sure to take the hand tools to get into crevices and get rid of any fur buildup that tends to gather in these areas.
For dogs that have been cooped up indoors during the cold weather months, spring is a great opportunity to once again spend more time outdoors in the garden. Keep your home mud-free by making sure you wipe down their paws before they come back inside. Put down a dog floor mat outside the door to take the brunt of muddy, wet paws.
And don’t forget to treat for fleas and ticks with a product you can trust, like Wondercide. Spring is all about fleas and prevention is key.
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From reviews.com….. pretty good info on pet foods
In early 2015, the law firm of Morgan and Morgan filed a class action lawsuit against Purina over ingredients found in its line of Beneful dog food. Despite this lawsuit — and the thousands of complaints of kidney failure that led to it — the products remain available to purchase at a store near you.
Of the pet owners we surveyed, 70 percent admitted that they didn’t know all of the ingredients in their dog’s food — including the very ingredients at the heart of the Purina lawsuit. All dog foods claim to be “premium” and “all natural,” but with very few regulations on what it takes to meet these qualifications, many of these claims are little more than flashy marketing gimmicks and false advertising. So, we dug behind the label to sort out which ingredients make an excellent dog food and which ones should be avoided.
At the end of the work, we settled on 134 formulas across 29 approved brands.
Ten people on our team dedicated full-time work to this project, investing over 1,400 hours into this single page.
Safety has always been the biggest concern for pet owners — and one of the hardest challenges for dog food manufacturers to meet. Since the 2007 recalls on Chinese-sourced food, many consumers have started reading labels to see where their food was coming from, but even ingredients sourced in the US can be unsafe.
The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) sets and maintains standards for the proper levels of ingredients in pet food, but it’s the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that determines the quality. FDA regulations, however, don’t guarantee that all ingredients will be safe.
Ingredients from rendering facilities, for instance, should be avoided. You’ll recognize these ingredients on the label under generic terms like “meat” and “meat meal.” In California, manufacturers have given them the appetizing name of “dry rendered tankage.” So why avoid them? It’s almost impossible to tell what’s being rendered: It can be roadkill, zoo animals, and sometimes even spoiled meat from the grocery store that’s still wrapped in plastic.
Just verifying all the ingredients in your food are “safe” doesn’t mean they are optimal or even healthy for your best friend. Dogs need the right combination of protein, fat, moisture, fiber, and nutrients to live healthy, happy lives. The wrong ingredients in the wrong combinations can lead to a host of health problems, both physical and mental.
Digestive problems, including bloat and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), are symptomatic of poor ingredients that don’t contain enough whole, unprocessed foods. Food allergies can also lead to digestive issues — many of the experts we reached out to have seen evidence that dogs are sensitive to wheat and corn, both popular fillers.
Obesity is on the rise in dogs. One main reason for this is overfeeding, but many of the experts we talked to were quick to point out that poor grain-based ingredients are also to blame.
Physical problems are only half of it. There was a unanimous consensus among trainers and behaviorists we talked to that poor diet causes mental health issues in dogs, including poor temperament and lack of focus. Marc Abraham elaborates: “Certain popular pet food brands on the market contain extra colorings, additives, and E numbers that, in my opinion, can affect behavior, leading to hyperactivity and difficulty with training.”
Not only do ingredients matter, but also having the right combinations and ratios of ingredients matters. There’s an oft-quoted statistic that claims good dog foods contain 30 percent protein and 18 percent fat, with enough side nutritional content — omega-3s, vitamins, and fiber — to round out your dog’s diet. The experts we talked to disagree. To them, it’s really what’s best for your individual dog. “Protein is very important for your dog, but there are instances, such as old age or liver issues, where your dog should be on a lower-protein diet,” says Dog Files creator Kenn Bell. “Make sure you have a conversation with your veterinarian.”
When we made our picks for the best dog foods, we looked at all varieties: dry, wet, homemade, dehydrated, and frozen raw varieties. No matter the type of food, the most important determining factor is still the ingredients. After that, what matters is what’s best for you and your dog.
Your dog’s life stage should factor into his or her diet. Puppies and seniors both have specific dietary needs. Large-breed puppies can develop developmental orthopedic disease (DOD) if they eat too much calcium — the maximum amount of calcium listed in their food should beno more than 1.5 percent. Senior dogs often require less protein because they are less active. And if they suffer from arthritis, many formulas contain glucosamine and chondroitin, both of which alleviate joint pain.
According to the experts we interviewed, there’s no indication that specific breeds need specific diets. What you feed your dog is dependent on his or her size and activity level. Foods formulated specially for small dogs, for example, are beneficial because the smaller pieces of kibble are easier for them to eat and digest.
After putting in 1,400 hours of research and analyzing over 2,223 formulas, we discovered even some of the most popular brands still make food with unhealthy or unsafe ingredients. Of the 2,223 formulas we looked at, only 134 met our standard of approval — about 6 percent overall. With so many choices on the market, it’s as important as ever to read labels and make informed decisions.
The good news? There are 134 great formulas to choose from, and they represent the best of what the industry has to offer.
Because we did, in fact, want to offer the best in the industry, we made these considerations with a distinct focus on quality — and without an emphasis on cost to the consumer.
We understand that the price points of our top-rated choices may be higher than the average unit price in the industry, and might be simply too costly for many consumers. Still, our goal was to surface other key considerations — like ingredients and history of handling recalls — when deciding which formula is best for your dog. Moving forward, we also hope to provide more clarity around affordability, as well.
Ingredients matter most, so we started by eliminating formulas with ingredients we determined to be unhealthy, unsafe, or unfavorable. It was important that each formula have a meat protein listed first — we removed 194 dog food formulas based on this criteria. We next removed 578 additional formulas that had corn, soy, wheat, grain, or flour in any part of the ingredient list. Overall, this eliminated 772 formulas, taking us from 2,223 to 1,447.
Next, we took out all formulas containing beet pulp or sugar, eliminating 146 more and further reducing the number from 1,447 to 1,301. Formulas that contained by-products and sauces led to 44 additional cuts, narrowing our choices from 1,301 to 1,257.
The 1,257 dog food formulas left did not have any ingredients we wouldn’t feed our own dogs. This was too large a number, however, so our next step was to review the brands themselves and return to formulas later.
The original 2,223 dog food formulas we analyzed comprised 115 brands. But after reducing the number of formulas to 1,257, the number of brands dropped to 93.
Of the 93 brands left, we went straight to their recall history to look for any major recalls, any significant controversies, and unusually high numbers of customer complaints and reports.
Next, we took out brands that had been sold to large companies and, as a result, may be changing or have changed their formulas in a manner that compromises integrity. Just as in human food, often, acquisitions and changes in ownership can lead to changes in formulas and manufacturing processes. In dog food, that can mean dramatically different ingredients that pet owners may not even notice.
For this reason, we eliminated dog food brands that had recently been acquired by large companies like Procter & Gamble (P&G), because we couldn’t guarantee that the data we had on them, or the ingredients listed, were up-to-date and reliable.
We also removed anything that is manufactured in countries that don’t have strong food-quality regulations, that were known to include lesser-quality ingredients, or do not have enough available information:
We understand our methodology isn’t perfect, and we continue to evaluate it each day, especially when it comes to recalls. We took a hard stance on not including brands that had a history of multiple recalls.
Though recalls happen, not all companies respond as swiftly, carefully, and transparently as we’d like. Which means that even after a problem is corrected, they may continue to cut corners, which could lead to future safety concerns.
So while a recall in and of itself isn’t necessarily the last straw for a dog food company, a slow or sloppy response is. In our research, we didn’t initially look at recall response, but we’re adjusting our judgments on a case-by-case basis.
That doesn’t mean the products from these brands are worse than the products from brands on our recommended list. Many of these products pass all of our tests when it comes to assessing quality ingredients. Some of the recalls were created proactively by the brands themselves, meaning there were no incidents reported. Still, we had to draw the line somewhere, but we plan to continue to modify and improve our methodology over time.
On that note, we also removed any and all products that had previously been associated with Diamond brand dog foods. Diamond pet foods have a history of recalls, including one extremely large and dangerous incident in 2012, which impacted many of its smaller labels. Dog foods that appear to be of higher quality, like Taste of the Wild, Canidae, and Solid Gold, were all involved at the time, though many consumers were unaware that these particular labels were associated, and several brands have since separated from Diamond and its manufacturers. We did not feel that Diamond was transparent or diligent enough in its response to meet our criteria.
For this reason, we initially excluded dog foods that were owned or manufactured in Diamond’s factories, because we just could not assure their ongoing safety. However, we are reconsidering those brands that have severed ties and found new manufacturing locations on a case-by-case basis, based on the visible work the brand has demonstrated. We’ll continue to consider these brands moving forward, but maintain our hard stance on recalls.
This left us with 300 remaining formulas. The final step was to determine if they had the proper ratio of protein, fat, and carbs based on our research. And we made sure the largest source of protein came from an animal.
After reviewing all 2,223 formulas, we ended up with 134 dog food formulas — manufactured by 29 brands — that we confidently recommend.
|ACANA||ACANA Chicken & Burbank Potato Formula Dry Dog Food||$1.99/lb||See Prices|
|ACANA||ACANA Duck & Bartlett Pear Singles Formula Dry Dog Food||$2.88/lb||See Prices|
|ACANA||ACANA Grasslands Regional Formula Grain-Free Dry Dog Food||$2.87/lb||See Prices|
|ACANA||ACANA Lamb & Okanagan Apple Singles Formula Dry Dog Food||$2.76/lb||See Prices|
|ACANA||ACANA Pacifica Regional Formula Grain-Free Dry Dog Food||$2.76/lb||See Prices|
|ACANA||ACANA Pork & Butternut Squash Singles Formula Dry Dog Food||$2.68/lb||See Prices|
|ACANA||ACANA Ranchlands Regional Formula Grain-Free Dry Dog Food||$3.04/lb||See Prices|
|ACANA||ACANA Wild Prairie Regional Formula Grain-Free Dry Dog Food||$2.38/lb||See Prices|
|Addiction||Addiction Grain-Free Salmon Bleu Dry Dog Food||$2.91/lb||See Prices|
|Addiction||Addiction Grain-Free Viva La Venison Dry Dog Food||$3.00/lb||See Prices|
|Addiction||Addiction New Zealand Brushtail & Vegetables Entree Canned Dog Food||$5.22/lb||See Prices|
|Addiction||Addiction New Zealand Venison & Apples Entree Canned Dog Food||$5.12/lb||See Prices|
|Addiction||Addiction Unagi & Seaweed Entree Canned Dog Food||$4.02/lb||See Prices|
|Annamaet||Annamaet Grain-Free Aqualuk Cold Water Formula Dry Dog Food||$2.82/lb||See Prices|
|Annamaet||Annamaet Grain-Free Lean Low Fat Formula Dry Dog Food||$2.34/lb||See Prices|
|Annamaet||Annamaet Grain-Free Manitok Red Meat Formula Dry Dog Food||$2.81/lb||See Prices|
|Annamaet||Annamaet Grain-Free Salcha Poulet Formula Dry Dog Food||$2.30/lb||See Prices|
|Annamaet||Annamaet Option 24% Dry Dog Food||$1.87/lb||See Prices|
|AvoDerm||AvoDerm Natural Chicken & Rice Formula Canned Dog Food||$2.51/lb||See Prices|
|AvoDerm||AvoDerm Natural Chicken & Rice Formula Puppy Canned Dog Food||$2.85/lb||See Prices|
|AvoDerm||AvoDerm Natural Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Formula Large Breed Adult Dry Dog Food||$1.54/lb||See Prices|
|AvoDerm||AvoDerm Natural Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Formula Puppy Dry Dog Food||$1.60/lb||See Prices|
|AvoDerm||AvoDerm Natural Original Formula Canned Dog Food||$2.82/lb||See Prices|
|AvoDerm Natural Turkey & Vegetable Stew Recipe Canned Dog Food||$/lb||See Prices|
|Back to Basics||Back to Basics Giblets & Duck Entree in Gravy Wet Food for Dogs||$/lb||See Prices|
|Back to Basics||Back to Basics Giblets & Turkey Entree in Gravy Wet Food for Dogs||$/lb||See Prices|
|Back to Basics||Back to Basics Liver & Pork Entree in Gravy Wet Food for Dogs||$/lb||See Prices|
|Back to Basics||Back to Basics Open Range Formula Dry Dog Food||$3.00/lb||See Prices|
|Back to Basics||Back to Basics Pork Formula Dry Dog Food||$4.50/lb||See Prices|
|Back to Basics Turkey Formula Dry Dog Food||$/lb||See Prices|
|By Nature||By Nature Natural Puppy Dry Dog Food||$/lb||See Prices|
|Dr. Harvey’s||Dr. Harvey’s Oracle Beef Formula Freeze-Dried Dog Food||$15.33/lb||See Prices|
|Dr. Harvey’s||Dr. Harvey’s Oracle Chicken Formula Freeze-Dried Dog Food||$15.33/lb||See Prices|
|Dr. Harvey’s||Dr. Harvey’s Oracle Grain-Free Chicken Formula Freeze-Dried Dog Food||$14.97/lb||See Prices|
|Eagle Pack||Eagle Pack Beef Formula Canned Dog Food||$2.52/lb||See Prices|
|Eagle Pack||Eagle Pack Chicken Formula Canned Dog Food||$2.47/lb||See Prices|
|Eagle Pack||Eagle Pack Lamb Formula Canned Dog Food||$2.52/lb||See Prices|
|Eagle Pack||Eagle Pack Large & Giant Breed Adult Dry Dog Food||$1.23/lb||See Prices|
|Eagle Pack||Eagle Pack Original Chicken Meal & Pork Meal Formula Dry Dog Food||$1.04/lb||See Prices|
|Eagle Pack||Eagle Pack Power Adult Dry Dog Food||$1.30/lb||See Prices|
|Eagle Pack||Eagle Pack Reduced Fat Adult Dry Dog Food||$1.19/lb||See Prices|
|Eagle Pack||Eagle Pack Small Breed Chicken Meal & Pork Meal Formula Dry Dog Food||$1.19/lb||See Prices|
|Eagle Pack||Eagle Pack Turkey Formula Canned Dog Food||$2.50/lb||See Prices|
|Earthborn Holistic||Earthborn Holistic Chip’s Chicken Casserole Grain-Free Natural Moist Dog Food||$5.63/lb||See Prices|
|Earthborn Holistic||Earthborn Holistic Coastal Catch Grain-Free Natural Dry Dog Food||$1.86/lb||See Prices|
|Earthborn Holistic||Earthborn Holistic Duke’s Din-Din Grain-Free Natural Moist Dog Food||$5.53/lb||See Prices|
|Earthborn Holistic||Earthborn Holistic Grain-Free Large Breed Dry Dog Food||$2.10/lb||See Prices|
|Earthborn Holistic||Earthborn Holistic Grain-Free Weight Control Dry Dog Food||$2.11/lb||See Prices|
|Earthborn Holistic||Earthborn Holistic Great Plains Feast Grain-Free Natural Dry Dog Food||$1.86/lb||See Prices|
|Earthborn Holistic||Earthborn Holistic Lilyäó»s Gourmet Buffet Grain-Free Natural Moist Dog Food||$6.85/lb||See Prices|
|Earthborn Holistic||Earthborn Holistic Meadow Feast Grain-Free Natural Dry Dog Food||$1.79/lb||See Prices|
|Earthborn Holistic||Earthborn Holistic Pepper’s Pot Roast Grain-Free Natural Moist Dog Food||$5.97/lb||See Prices|
|Earthborn Holistic||Earthborn Holistic Primitive Natural Grain-Free Natural Dry Dog Food||$1.86/lb||See Prices|
|Earthborn Holistic||Earthborn Holistic Toby’s Turkey Dinner Grain-Free Natural Moist Dog Food||$5.97/lb||See Prices|
|Fromm||Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Chicken A La Veg Formula Dry Dog Food||$1.67/lb||See Prices|
|Fromm||Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Duck & Sweet Potato Dry Dog Food||$1.80/lb||See Prices|
|Fromm||Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Salmon A La Veg Dry Dog Food||$1.90/lb||See Prices|
|Fromm||Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Shredded Beef Entree Canned Dog Food||$5.66/lb||See Prices|
|Fromm||Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Shredded Chicken Entree Canned Dog Food||$4.82/lb||See Prices|
|Fromm||Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Shredded Pork Canned Dog Food||$4.82/lb||See Prices|
|Fromm||Fromm Gold Small Breed Adult Dry Dog Food||$1.74/lb||See Prices|
|Fromm||Fromm Gold Weight Management Dry Dog Food||$1.48/lb||See Prices|
|Grandma Lucy’s||Grandma Lucy’s Artisan Grain-Free Bison Freeze-Dried Dog Food||$12.45/lb||See Prices|
|Grandma Lucy’s||Grandma Lucy’s Artisan Grain-Free Chicken Freeze-Dried Dog Food||$6.84/lb||See Prices|
|Grandma Lucy’s||Grandma Lucy’s Artisan Grain-Free Lamb Freeze-Dried Dog Food||$8.28/lb||See Prices|
|Grandma Lucy’s||Grandma Lucy’s Artisan Grain-Free Pork Freeze-Dried Dog Food||$7.02/lb||See Prices|
|Grandma Lucy’s||Grandma Lucy’s Artisan Grain-Free Venison Freeze-Dried Dog Food||$9.00/lb||See Prices|
|Hi-Tek Naturals||Hi-Tek Naturals Grain-Free Alaskan Fish Formula Adult Dry Dog Food||$1.45/lb||See Prices|
|Hi-Tek Naturals||Hi-Tek Naturals Grain-Free Chicken Meal & Sweet Potato Formula Adult Dry Dog Food||$1.88/lb||See Prices|
|Hi-Tek Naturals||Hi-Tek Naturals Grain-Free Lamb Meal & Sweet Potato Formula Adult Dry Dog Food||$1.45/lb||See Prices|
|Horizon||Horizon Legacy Puppy Grain-Free Dry Dog Food||$3.18/lb||See Prices|
|K9 Natural||K9 Natural Venison Feast Raw Freeze-Dried Dog Food||$27.50/lb||See Prices|
|Lotus||Lotus Wholesome Chicken & Asparagus Stew Grain-Free Canned Dog Food||$4.98/lb||See Prices|
|Lotus||Lotus Wholesome Turkey Stew Grain-Free Canned Dog Food||$4.98/lb||See Prices|
|Nature’s Logic||Nature’s Logic Canine Beef Feast Canned Dog Food||$3.31/lb||See Prices|
|Nature’s Logic||Nature’s Logic Canine Beef Meal Feast Dry Dog Food||$2.15/lb||See Prices|
|Nature’s Logic||Nature’s Logic Canine Chicken Feast Canned Dog Food||$2.81/lb||See Prices|
|Nature’s Logic||Nature’s Logic Canine Chicken Meal Feast Dry Dog Food||$2.15/lb||See Prices|
|Nature’s Logic||Nature’s Logic Canine Duck & Salmon Meal Feast Dry Dog Food||$2.39/lb||See Prices|
|Nature’s Logic||Nature’s Logic Canine Lamb Meal Feast Dry Dog Food||$2.39/lb||See Prices|
|Nature’s Logic||Nature’s Logic Canine Rabbit Meal Feast Dry Dog Food||$3.37/lb||See Prices|
|Nature’s Logic||Nature’s Logic Canine Sardine Meal Feast Dry Dog Food||$2.39/lb||See Prices|
|Nature’s Logic||Nature’s Logic Canine Venison Meal Feast Dry Dog Food||$2.61/lb||See Prices|
|Nature’s Logic||Nature’s Logic Rabbit Feast Canned Dog Food||$4.04/lb||See Prices|
|Nature’s Logic||Nature’s Logic Sardine Feast Canned Dog Food||$3.14/lb||See Prices|
|Nature’s Logic||Nature’s Logic Venison Feast Canned Dog Food||$5.34/lb||See Prices|
|NutriSource||NutriSource Chicken & Rice Formula Canned Dog Food||$2.08/lb||See Prices|
|NutriSource||NutriSource Chicken, Lamb & Ocean Fish Formula Canned Dog Food||$2.08/lb||See Prices|
|Orijen||Orijen 6 Fish Grain-Free Formula Dry Dog Food||$3.22/lb||See Prices|
|Orijen||Orijen Adult Grain-Free Dry Dog Food||$2.76/lb||See Prices|
|Orijen||Orijen Puppy Grain-Free Dry Dog Food||$2.80/lb||See Prices|
|Orijen||Orijen Puppy Large Breed Grain-Free Dry Dog Food||$2.80/lb||See Prices|
|Orijen||Orijen Regional Red Grain-Free Dry Dog Food||$3.43/lb||See Prices|
|Orijen||Orijen Senior Grain-Free Dry Dog Food||$2.80/lb||See Prices|
|Pinnacle||Pinnacle Chicken & Oatmeal Recipe Dry Dog Food||$/lb||See Prices|
|Pinnacle||Pinnacle Grain-Free Peak Protein Recipe Dry Dog Food||$1.73/lb||See Prices|
|Pinnacle||Pinnacle Grain-Free Salmon & Potato Recipe Canned Dog Food||$3.07/lb||See Prices|
|Pinnacle||Pinnacle Grain-Free Salmon & Potato Recipe Dry Dog Food||$2.33/lb||See Prices|
|Pinnacle||Pinnacle Grain-Free Turkey & Potato Recipe Dry Dog Food||$2.04/lb||See Prices|
|Precise Holistic Complete||Precise Holistic Complete Small & Medium Breed Puppy Formula Dry Dog Food||$2.80/lb||See Prices|
|Primal||Primal Beef Formula Nuggets Freeze-Dried Dog Food||$30.23/lb||See Prices|
|Primal||Primal Chicken Formula Nuggets Freeze-Dried Dog Food||$30.29/lb||See Prices|
|Primal||Primal Duck Formula Nuggets Freeze-Dried Dog Food||$30.85/lb||See Prices|
|Primal||Primal Lamb Formula Nuggets Freeze-Dried Dog Food||$30.85/lb||See Prices|
|Primal||Primal Turkey & Sardine Formula Nuggets Freeze-Dried Dog Food||$29.83/lb||See Prices|
|Stella & Chewy’s||Stella & Chewy’s Absolutely Rabbit Dinner Patties Freeze-Dried Dog Food||$34.12/lb||See Prices|
|Stella & Chewy’s||Stella & Chewy’s Duck Duck Goose Dinner Patties Freeze-Dried Dog Food||$25.38/lb||See Prices|
|Stella & Chewy’s||Stella & Chewy’s Phenomenal Pheasant Dinner Patties Freeze-Dried Dog Food||$43.61/lb||See Prices|
|Stella & Chewy’s||Stella & Chewy’s Simply Venison Dinner Patties Freeze-Dried Dog Food||$34.12/lb||See Prices|
|Stella & Chewy’s||Stella & Chewy’s Stella’s Super Beef Meal Mixers Freeze-Dried Dog Food Topper||$27.55/lb||See Prices|
|Stella & Chewy’s||Stella & Chewy’s Tantalizing Turkey Meal Mixers Freeze-Dried Dog Food Topper||$27.55/lb||See Prices|
|Stewart Raw Naturals||Stewart Raw Naturals Chicken & Salmon Recipe Freeze-Dried Dog Food||$34.36/lb||See Prices|
|Stewart Raw Naturals||Stewart Raw Naturals Chicken Recipe Freeze-Dried Dog Food||$38.60/lb||See Prices|
|Stewart Raw Naturals||Stewart Raw Naturals Lamb Recipe Freeze-Dried Dog Food||$36.89/lb||See Prices|
|The Honest Kitchen||The Honest Kitchen Embark Dehydrated Dog Food||$8.37/lb||See Prices|
|The Honest Kitchen||The Honest Kitchen Force Dehydrated Dog Food||$7.47/lb||See Prices|
|The Honest Kitchen||The Honest Kitchen Love Dehydrated Dog Food||$9.00/lb||See Prices|
|The Real Meat Company||The Real Meat Company 90% Beef Air-Dried Dog Food||$11.50/lb||See Prices|
|The Real Meat Company||The Real Meat Company 90% Chicken Air-Dried Dog Food||$11.50/lb||See Prices|
|The Real Meat Company||The Real Meat Company 90% Lamb Air-Dried Dog Food||$12.75/lb||See Prices|
|VeRUS||VeRUS Beef & Barley Formula Canned Dog Food||$3.09/lb||See Prices|
|VeRUS||VeRUS Chicken & Brown Rice Formula Canned Dog Food||$3.13/lb||See Prices|
|Wysong||Wysong Archetype Chicken Formula Freeze-Dried Dog & Cat Food||$37.10/lb||See Prices|
|Wysong||Wysong Epigen 90 Starch-Free Formula Dry Dog & Cat Food||$4.96/lb||See Prices|
|Wysong||Wysong Fundamentals Dry Dog & Cat Food||$2.32/lb||See Prices|
|ZiwiPeak||ZiwiPeak Daily-Dog Beef Cuisine Air-Dried Dog Food||$11.36/lb||See Prices|
|ZiwiPeak||ZiwiPeak Daily-Dog Beef Cuisine Canned Dog Food||$5.66/lb||See Prices|
|ZiwiPeak||ZiwiPeak Daily-Dog Cuisine Rabbit & Lamb Canned Dog Food||$6.65/lb||See Prices|
|ZiwiPeak||ZiwiPeak Daily-Dog Cuisine Venison & Fish Canned Dog Food||$5.74/lb||See Prices|
|ZiwiPeak||ZiwiPeak Daily-Dog Cuisine Venison Canned Dog Food||$5.64/lb||See Prices|
|ZiwiPeak||ZiwiPeak Daily-Dog Lamb Cuisine Air-Dried Dog Food||$13.18/lb||See Prices|
|ZiwiPeak||ZiwiPeak Daily-Dog Venison & Fish Cuisine Air-Dried Dog Food||$18.15/lb|
We went by a very rigid and specific review methodology that brought our list from 2,200-plus dog food formulas down to 134. If your dog food is missing from our list of 134, it is most likely because it didn’t meet the requirements set forth within our review methodology.