I will address dry food today giving a list of dog foods, approximate cost and the first half of ingredient list.
How I make my determination of quality food and whether worth buying is the following
1. value per pound with quality ingredients
2. selenite low on list or absent
3. other questionable additives with very low on list or absent
4. starches of good quality or down farther on the list-meaning your not paying for potatoes.
5. At least first ingredient is meat and hopefully 2nd.
6. good quality veggies not just potatoe and peas
7. no protein isolate which is soy
I did look at many grocery store brands but I just can not recommend due to the additives, low quality protein source and grains. Many products I do put down are pricey but it just depends on your budget, how big a dog and how many. If I have 3 large breed dogs I am probably going to get the cheapest dry food I can and supplement with real meat like hamburger or chicken. I also do not like many of the so called “good brands” you can buy at Petco and Petsmart.
So here is the list:
Avoderm natural grain free revolving menu duck recipe adult dry dog food-22lb bag-$38.74
Duck, Duck Meal, Garbanzo Beans, Peas, Pea Flour, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Avocado, Natural Flavor, Tomato Pomace, Dried Beet Pulp, Flax Seed (Source of Omega-3 Fatty Acid), Alfalfa Meal, Dried Chicory Root, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Kelp Meal, Vitamins
Evangers Grain Free chicken with sweet potato and pumpkin dry dog food-33b bag $63.79 16.5lb bag-$34.63
De-boned Chicken, Sweet Potato, Chicken Meal (a natural source of Glucosamine), Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Natural Vitamin E), Fish Meal, Ground Flax Seed, Pumpkin, Yeast Culture, Alfalfa Meal, Alfalfa Nutrient Concentrate, Natural Chicken Flavor, Fruits and Vegetables (Carrots, Peas, Tomato, Celery, Beet, Parsley, Lettuce, Watercress, Spinach, Cranberries, Blueberries), Canola Oil, Potassium Chloride, Dried Egg, Kelp Meal (Ascophyllum Nodosum), New Zealand Green Mussel, Sea Cucumber, Eggshell Meal, Chicken Cartilage (source of Glucosamine), Vitamins and Minerals
Taste of the wild-all dog foods-30b bag $43.99
Salmon, ocean fish meal, sweet potatoes, potatoes, canola oil, salmon meal, smoked salmon, potato fiber, natural flavo
Buffalo, lamb meal, chicken meal, sweet potatoes, peas, potatoes, canola oil, egg product, bison, roasted venison, beef, natural flavor, tomato pomace,
Duck, duck meal, chicken meal, sweet potatoes, peas, potatoes, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), egg product, natural flavor, ocean fish meal, potato protein, roasted quail, roasted duck, smoked turkey, tomato pomace
Castor & Pollux dog foods in grain free- 30lb bag $47.99 and varies with meat source
Salmon, Salmon Meal, Herring Meal, Menhaden Fish Meal, Dried Peas, Dried Potato, Tapioca Starch, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Pea Protein Concentrate, Tomato Pomace, Dried Bananas, Natural Salmon Flavor, Ground Whole Flaxseed, Brewers Dried Yeast, Dried Carrots,
DEBONED DUCK, TURKEY MEAL, LAMB MEAL, SALMON MEAL (SOURCE OF OMEGA 3 FATTY ACIDS), SWEET POTATO, PEAS, POTATO, DUCK FAT (PRESERVED WITH MIXED TOCOPHEROLS), POTATO PROTEIN, PEA PROTEIN, NATURAL FLAVOR, BANANAS, CARROTS, APPLES, CRANBERRIES,
Fromm four-star nutritional grain free-beef frigate veg dry dog food-36b bag 66.00 and varies by bag size
Beef, Peas, Dried Whole Egg, Potatoes, Pea Protein, Pork Meat Meal, Beef Liver,Sweet Potatoes,Dried Tomato Pomace, Salmon Oil, Flaxseed, Cheese, Carrots, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Apples, Green Beans,
All fromm four star nutritional are good but pricey
Health Extension grain free dry dog food by health extension-23.5b bag $49.98 but it does have DL methionine in it (supplement that comes from meat )
Organic Chicken, Chicken Meal, Deboned Turkey, Turkey Meal, Potatoes, Chickpeas, Chicken Fat (Naturally Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Fresh Whole Sweet Potatoes, Alfalfa Sprouts, Pumpkin, Pea Fiber, Fresh Whole Carrots, Dulse, Sea Salt, Whole Blueberries, Whole Cranberries, Potassium Chloride, Spinach, Tomato, Beets, Parsley, Chicory Root Extract, Sage, Basil, Apple Cider Vinegar
Halo Vigor Turkey, chicken and salmon recipe grain free dry dog food-14b bag 39.99 pricey
Turkey ,Chicken, Ground Peas, Pea Protein, Egg, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Pea Starch, Salmon, Calcium Carbonate, Ground Flax Seed, Sweet Potato, Coconut Oil, Lentils, Salt, Spinach, Vegetable Broth, Blueberry, Cranberry, Inulin, Vitamins
EVO turkey& chicken dry dog food-28.6b bag $46.89
Turkey, Chicken, Chicken Meal, Salmon Meal, Menhaden Meal, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols a Source of Vitamin E), Peas, Tapioca Starch, Natural Flavors, Apples, Eggs, Tomatoes, Carrots, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Cottage Cheese, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate), Alfalfa Sprouts,
Farmina Natural & Felicious Wild Herring grain free mini breed formula-5.5b bag $17.99
Herring (source of glucosamine & chondroitin sulfate), dehydrated herring (source of glucosamine & chondroitin sulfate), potato, herring & salmon oil blend (preserved with mixed tocopherols), dehydrated egg product, dried carrots, sun-cured alfalfa meal, chicory root extract, fructooligosaccharide, yeast extract (source of mannan-oligosaccharides), dehydrated sweet orange, dehydrated pomegranate, dehydrated apple, dehydrated spinach, psyllium seed husk, dehydrated blackcurrant berry, dehydrated blueberry, salt, brewers dried yeast, turmeric, vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, ascorbic acid, niacin, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, biotin, folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement, choline chloride, beta-carotene, zinc proteinate, manganese proteinate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, selenium yeast, DL-methionine, taurine, L-carnitine, aloe vera gel concentrate, green tea extract, rosemary extract
Farming Natural & Delicious Chicken grain free mini breed-5.5b bag $17.99
Deboned chicken, dehydrated chicken (source of glucosamine & chondroitin sulfate), potato, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), dehydrated egg product, herring (source of glucosamine & chondroitin sulfate), dehydrated herring (source of glucosamine & chondroitin sulfate), herring & salmon oil blend (preserved with mixed tocopherols), dried carrots, sun-cured alfalfa meal, chicory root extract, fructooligosaccharide, yeast extract (source of mannan-oligosaccharides), dehydrated pomegranate, dehydrated apple, dehydrated spinach, psyllium seed husk, dehydrated blackcurrant berry, dehydrated sweet orange, dehydrated blueberry, salt, brewers dried yeast, turmeric, vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement,
Farming Natural & Delicious Lamb Grain free dry dog food-26.4lb-$66.99 pricey but has a nice ingredient list
Lamb meat, dehydrated lamb meat (source of glucosamine & chondroitin sulfate), potato, dehydrated egg product, herring (source of glucosamine & chondroitin sulfate), dehydrated herring (source of glucosamine & chondroitin sulfate), chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), herring & salmon oil blend (preserved with mixed tocopherols), dried carrots, sun-cured alfalfa meal, chicory root extract, fructooligosaccharide, yeast extract (source of mannan-oligosaccharides), dehydrated blueberry, dehydrated apple, dehydrated pomegranate, dehydrated sweet orange, dehydrated spinach,
ACANA-all dog foods-I really like this company out of Canada. They also make Orijen grain free which is a bit pricier but even better quality.It is pricey but good quality food-25b bag $68.99
these ingredients are from their Lamb and Okanagan apple single formula-good for allergies
Lamb meal, deboned lamb, green lentils, red lentils, lamb liver, apples, lamb fat, green peas, yellow peas, canola oil, algae, garbanzo beans, pumpkin, carrots, lamb tripe, lamb kidney, freeze-dried lamb liver, kelp, chicory root, ginger root, peppermint leaf, lemon balm, mixed tocopherols (preservative), dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, zinc proteinate
from their prairie regional formula-
Deboned chicken, chicken meal, green peas, turkey meal, chicken liver oil, ﬁeld beans, red lentils, deboned turkey, whole egg, deboned walleye, sun-cured alfalfa, pea ﬁbre, chicken liver, herring oil, apples, pears, pumpkin, butternut squash, parsnips, carrots, spinach greens, cranberries, blueberries, kelp, chicory root, juniper berries, angelica root, marigold ﬂowers, sweet fennel, peppermint leaf, lavender, rosemary. Supplements: Vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product
Horizon Amicus small and mini breed puppy grain free by Horizon-11lb bag $28.29
Turkey, Chicken Meal, Red Lentils, Peas, Pea Starch, Salmon, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols, Form Of Vitamin E), Salmon Oil, (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols, Form Of Vitamin E), Turkey Meal, Salmon Meal, Flax, Alfalfa Meal, Pea Fibre, Egg Product, Carrots, Apples, Broccoli, Bok Choy, Cabbage, Blueberries, Dried Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Fermentation Extract, Fructooligosaccharides, Yucca Schdigera Extract,
Great Life grain-free dry dog food-25b $64.99-because so much is freeze dried it retains the foods properties better.
Chicken, Tapioca, Jicama, Freeze Dried Chicken, Freeze Dried Chicken Liver, Freeze Dried Pumpkin, Freeze Dried Squash, Freeze Dried Parsley, Freeze Dried Papaya, Freeze Dried Chia Seed, Freeze Dried Kale Sprouts, Freeze Dried Broccoli Sprouts, Freeze Dried Barely Sprouts, Inulin, Suncured Alfalfa Meal, Yams, Blueberries, Cranberries, Parsley, Artichoke, Rosemary, Enzymes:(Amylase, Protease, Cellulase, Pectinase, Lipase, Phytase, Xylanese, Hemicellulase, Alpha-galactosidase, Invertase), Probiotics:(Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product Dehydrated, Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product Dehydrated, Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product Dehydrated, Bifidobacterium Thermophilum Fermentation Product Dehydrated, Bifidobacterium Longum Fermentation Product Dehydrated, Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product Dehydrated, Bacillus Subtillus Fermentation Product Dehydrated), Wild Salmon Oi
Ziwipeak is also very good but very pricey-from new zealand- air dried dog food- 11b bag $131.00-i will give you a sample of one of the ingredient lists
Lamb – Meat (includes up to 3% finely ground bone), Lamb – Liver, Lung, Tripe, Heart and Kidney, New Zealand Green-Lipped Mussel, Lecithin, Chicory Inulin, Dried Kelp, Parsley, Naturally preserved with mixed tocopherols (Vitamin E), Vitamins: Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Chelated Minerals: Iron amino acid complex, Copper amino acid complex, Manganese amino acid complex, Zinc amino acid complex, Selenium Yeast, Potassium Bicarbonate, Calcium Carbonate
Primal freeze dried food-a large bag feeds both of my small dogs for a week-all formulas good-14oz bag-$26.77
sample list of ingredients
Beef Hearts, Beef Livers, Ground Beef Bones, Organic Kale, Organic Carrots, Organic Yams, Organic Broccoli, Organic Apples, Cranberries, Blueberries, Organic Pumpkin Seeds, Organic Sunflower Seeds, Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Copper Carbonate, Sodium Selenite), Organic Parsley, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Salmon Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Quinoa Sprout Powder, Dried Organic Kelp, Alfalfa, Natural Vitamin E, Mixed Tocopherols (natural preservative)
Stella & chewy-all good as well-freeze dried-5.5oz bag $15.78
Beef, Beef Liver, Beef Kidney, Beef Heart, Beef Tripe, Beef Bone, Calcium Carbonate, Pumpkin Seed, Potassium Chloride, Organic Cranberries, Organic Spinach, Organic Broccoli, Organic Beets, Sodium Phosphate Monobasic, Organic Carrots, Organic Squash, Organic Apples, Organic Blueberries, Choline Chloride, Dried Pediococcus Acidilactici Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium Longum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Taurine, Tocopherols (Preservative), Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Proteinate, Thiamine Monohydrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin B12 Supplement.
If you have any questions about your dog food you can email me and I will look at it.
Be safe and Be well.