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Dog Food Reviews 2015

Best Dog Food

Of course it's not that simple to compare and rate the myriad of dog food available. But if we were to call it out in terms of ingredients alone, these brands come out the strongest. Finding the best food for your dog, however, involves a little bit more. Now drumroll please...

Taste of the Wild Dog Food ReviewNatural Balance Dog Food ReviewWellness Dog Food ReviewOrijen Dog Food ReviewBlue Buffalo Dog Food Review
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Taste of the Wild Dog Food uses a unique but common sense approach to dog food; that is using natural lean meats and vegetables that a dog would eat as if it were in the …

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Natural Balance Dog Food is one of the rare dog foods that is loved by both pet owners and by the veterinarian. Both the dry and canned foods are primarily meat-based, meaning that neither product …

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Wellness Dog Food is an incredibly well rated, albeit expensive, dog food. It uses top of the line ingredients and presents relatively few food allergy issues, creating a food that dogs will love and in …

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Orijen Dog Food receives the highest rating for ingredient quality and nutritional value, with a conspicuous lack of controversial or low nutrition ingredients. Its top five listed ingredients include all meats or meals, fish or …

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Blue Buffalo Dog Food makes a quality dog food using natural ingredients in their food plus “Life Source Bits” – these are kibble bits that contain active nutrients and antioxidants that are “cold formed” to …

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Customer Reviews

3/5 by Goda25

OMG I am so glad I found this page..... thought I was going to lose my dog this week. 11 month old aussie shep / lab cross has been eating...

3/5 by Juliette Kimes

I had a similar problem with the last 2 bags of TOTW Bison and Venison. Pug especially with liquid yellow stool on Monday. Took her to the vet on Tuesday--no...

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2/28 by Kim

My dog started with extremely runny diarreah for one whole day and night and then has been vomiting and dry heaving since last night till about now. So about a...

1/30 by Adelaide

My Yorkshire is getting lot of sore and is scratching I am give him potato&education. I don't know if the food is the problem

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2/28 by Nicole

Welless has a guarantee on the bag to return anytime is not satisfied. If u still have the bag and receite u can return to store. I'm changing to another...

2/24 by Laurie

I bought this food from petsmart once, I opened it to give a little to my dogs when I opened it there were maggots everywhere and the bag was full...

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2/27 by Rescuemom

Oh no. You are sorely incorrect. Don't know where you got your information from but Hill's Science diet is one of the WORST foods you can feed your beloved pets....

1/19 by Gary

My 23 month old lab has been eating Orijen past 9 months. This followed months of health issues - allergy symptoms, loose stools, hot spots, etc.
After much work with...

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3/5 by Dave

I have been using BB grain free for some time now. As with any opinion on dog food there are those that blame the food for everything. Use your head...

3/4 by Lisa Stokely

Eating grass means they want to throw up the food they just ate! Stop feeding your dog that food!

Dog Food Reviews by Brand
Kirkland Dog Food ReviewCanidae Dog Food ReviewNewmanDr. Tims Dog Food ReviewEVO Dog Food Review
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Kirkland is Costco’s signature brand of dog food. This is a shame because you cannot buy this excellent product anywhere else. Kirkland Dog Food receives a high grade for its quality ingredients at a price …

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The formula for Canidae dog food overall is above average or good compared to similar brands. The three highest ingredients listed are all meat or poultry meals, a concentration with all water removed that contains …

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We highly recommend Newman’s Own Organic Dog Food. A quick look at the ingredients for both the dry and canned versions shows organic chicken meat, chicken meal and chicken fat for protein. The company only …

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We give Dr. Tim’s Dog Food a high rating for its high levels of protein, healthy fats, and nutritious supplements. Dr. Tim makes three different formulas: Momentum, Pursuit, and Kinesis. The Momentum and Pursuit formulas …

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Evo Dog Food is in our list of top dog food brands. Natura Pet Products produces EVO food, using high-quality ingredients like fresh meats, fish, vegetables, and fruits. Their philosophy is to mimic the diet …

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Customer Reviews

3/1 by M L Richards

Since Diamond is the manufacturer of Kirkland dog food, it seems that the problem must be with them. We have fed Kirkland food to several different dogs over the past...

2/16 by Fabian

I purchased the ND Salmon one, here at Costco in Ottawa Ontario, CANADA. My dogs would not eat it. A few nibbles here and there and that was mixing it...

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8/28 by Rachel

I've bought ALS for several years. This last bag... I don't know what's happened to the formula, although Canidae rep's assure me nothing has changed, and they haven't gotten any...

4/12 by Gk

I have been feeding ALS for years and highly recommend it to all my puppy buyers.
I show and breed Austrailian Shepherds,

But when I had a problem with a new puppy...

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12/20 by Daisy

Does Newman's have a low sodium dog food. I have a King Charles with congestive heart failure.

4/19 by Idell Miller

We are getting a new Chihuahua puppy . Do you have a kibble dry food for him? I want to make sure he gets fed correctly, right away. We get...

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2/11 by Kimmerz

I feed Dr Tims all life stages to my toy poodles and chihuahuas. All under 6 lbs. Kibble pieces are small. Excellent food!

2/3 by Joann Harrison Nawaz

What size are the pieces ? I have dogs under 20lbs and looking for All life stages, thank you

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2/3 by Georgie Porgie

We do not buy any products made or owned by Procter & Gamble. They perform experiments on animals, so why would in the world I purchase a food product for...

12/24 by Nikki

My dogs loved the red meat formula for the past 7 years. After the recall, they have been vomiting and diarrhea. no longer purchasing this product. Not sure what happened...

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Popular Dog Food

Beneful Dog Food ReviewDiamond Dog Food ReviewMerrick Dog Food ReviewScience Diet Dog Food ReviewIams Dog Food Review
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The company offers two products lines, which are kibble and canned. There are six selections in their dry food category and eight formulas in the wet food section. Out of the six kibbles, only four …

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Diamond Dog Food gets an average rating for its great canned food, but slightly below average dry food. The company prides itself on producing healthy dog food at reasonable prices, and this is definitely true …

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In our opinion, Merrick Dog Food is a high quality food that provides dogs with above average levels of protein. The company uses a wide range of meats in their formulas including buffalo, venison, salmon …

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While some owners have expressed satisfaction with Science Diet dog food, the brand has recently come under fire for exaggerated claims and questions about the quality of its ingredients. Hills Science Diet, the company that …

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The IAMS pet food company was established in order to provide the finest quality pet foods. They are well-known for their marketing campaigns and in-store displays which feature trustworthy looking pet doctors. As far as …

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Customer Reviews

3/5 by Independent Thinker

As a pet owner that has fed all of my different dogs Purina ProPlan for the last 22 years I have to question those pets owners that are blaming another...

3/4 by Val

My 14-year-old shepherd mix had a seizure and was almost comatose for 24 hours. The vet said to take him off Beneful immediately. Since we have switched foods he has...

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1/2 by Crystal

We have been feeding lamb and rice for 4 years and recently they developed itch, rubbing butt and licking..

11/27 by Sara

Can you tell me what you switched to? My dogs are doing the same thing.

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2/20 by Zombie Apocalypse With Beans

This finding a good healthy dog food has become a real living nightmare for all of us dog lovers all over the freaking planet. No matter what expensive brand we...

2/15 by Melinda

Thank you for posting this. My standard poodle has allergies so I slowly switched to Merrick grain free lamb/sweet potato and had these same issues. I thought he had caught...

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1/30 by Adam Brooks

Great informative discussion :)

5/23 by Phil

I fed my Bullmastiff Science Diet Dry dog food. This food caused horrible skin lesions, hair loss, bladder crystals and finally bladder cancer which killed him. My second Bullmastiff was...

Customer Reviews

9/28 by Cristina

My little 5-1/2 old puppy eats real good. I had bought her a bag of Iams puppy food sometime in early August and she was fine eating it but I...

9/27 by Sandy P

I also give my dog IAMs and he's 6 yrs old. He is also very hyper just after eating his food! He is also panting and drives me crazy wanted...

Dog Food Reviews by Brand

Latest Dog Food Reviews

Acana Dog Food ReviewHalo Dog Food ReviewInnova Dog Food Review4Health Dog Food ReviewSolid Gold Dog Food Review
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Acana Dog Food gets an extremely high rating from us for its fresh, natural ingredients that are sourced locally in Canada. The Government of Canada has certified this food as having met every single international …

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For the truly natural dog, there really is no better choice than Halo Dog Food. For this reason, we have given Halo products our top rating. They offer a range of products that address your …

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Innova Dog Food is one of the better products on the market in terms of variety and in terms of protein content. We have given Innova one of our very top ratings as a reflection …

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This highly nutritious dog food receives an above average rating from us for its good quality, healthy dry and canned dog foods that meet the AAFCO nutrient profiles for adult dogs and puppies. The company …

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Solid Gold claims to make holistic and natural dog food, and after a good look at their ingredient lists we concur. The main ingredient in most of their blends is animal meat. Chicken meal, lamb, ...

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Customer Reviews

1/12 by Lynn

That's funny because I have been asking the staff and manager at the local Pet Valu about Acana and Orijen over the last several months and have been told that...

9/18 by Jj

My two dogs just had the same thing happen after opening a new bag of the duck and pear from acana. they started vomiting with the new bag right away....

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1/17 by Ruby

Our dog had same problem last week. She vomited blood twice and had diarrhea a few days. I switched to rice and chicken mix made by me and now she...

1/13 by Allison Jones

I first bought Halo for my pets when my Chihuhua kept having seizures and we couldn't relate it to anything. His seizures stopped once on Halo and he never had...

Customer Reviews

1/27 by Meagen

Did you switch it over correctly? Little by little adding to the old food. If not that's why they got sick

7/14 by Dog Owner

I switched both of my dogs to Innova a week ago and both ended up with bad diarrhea, one on Tuesday and one on Friday. I think the food is...

Customer Reviews

2/2 by Deborah Smith

But that recall is old isn't it like 2007

1/31 by Rachelle White

yes it is on the recall list; we use this brand and were rethinking our decicion http://www.foodsafetynews.com/...

Customer Reviews

5/20 by Lisa Currey

My Yorkie has been on Solid Gold for about ten years now and she loves it. My cat is also on it for the same amount of time and she...

3/25 by Big Boy

We rescue Golden Retrievers and due to allergies in 2 of our permanent fosters, we were forced to switch the main source of protien from chicken to Lamb and Rice...

Dog Food Reviews by Brand

Business / Industry

Dog Food's Finest Hour

Dogs in the United States today are at their peak of being cared for, pampered, and well-fed.

In the bone-chilling predawn of a New England winter, they're there. Along the wind-swept plains of the Midwest, they're there. The fit and the flexible, the tanned and the trim can be seen with theirs, running along beaches and through lush mountainside parks in the West. Dogs seem to be everywhere these days, welcome in more and more places such as chic restaurants and destination hotels and resorts. Traditionally as welcome as fleas, dogs have become such a part of the family that vacations just aren't complete without the family pet - and businesses are cluing into this phenomenon.

...dogs have become such a part of the family that vacations just aren't complete without the family pet - and businesses are cluing into this phenomenon

In 2010 there were approximately 72.5 million dogs owned by over 42,000,000 households.1 Additionally, just a whisker under half of those households consider their dog or dogs to be a part of the family. With numbers like these it should come as no surprise that industry and aligned services have perked up their ears and realized that revenues are waiting to be tapped.

You can pamper your dog at salons, spas, and day-long vacations at various locations across the country. Dog walkers charge from $15 and up, and even the swankiest, toniest hotels in trendsetting spots up and down the coasts and around the world will make way for your dog, at often eyebrow-raising fees. Heading to South Beach? Bring your pal along, but it will cost between $50-150. Las Vegas can go up to $200, with Los Angeles and New York close behind. Most hotels have weight restrictions (from 50-75 pounds), but you can be sure your dog will be treated well while he's in residence.

... dry dog food shot up from $5.3 billion dollars in 2003, to $8 billion in 2010 - that's a 50% increase in seven years

Perhaps the most important thing you'll spend money on for your dog is his food. People are spending more these days, not just in the natural course or rising prices, but in the per package price they're willing to pay. According to the Euromonitor International,2 a leading strategic research company specializing in consumer markets, net sales of dry dog food shot up from $5.3 billion dollars in 2003, to $8 billion in 2010 - that's a 50% increase in seven years. The sale of wet dog food, often used as an additive or a special treat for dogs, rose by a comparatively modest $100 million in the same period. Dog treats, not incidentally, saw revenues pass the $2 billion mark in 2010, an enormous sum to pay to coo good girl.

Additionally, the market looks to be on the rise, with little to stop the increase in sales or to lessen demand. Euromonitor International sees the market for dry dog food increasing by 4% in 2011 alone (that's roughly another $80 million). This is fueled by a slight rebound in consumer confidence in 2010 that will see a subsequent increase in the number of dogs owned in the United States. What is interesting is the corollary between the increase in disposable income retained by the consumer as unemployment rates ease, and the willingness to spend that readily on higher quality pet food. Perhaps we will want to reward our dogs for standing by us when times were tough. Whatever the reason, we can feel confident that dogs in the United States today are at their peak of being cared for, pampered, and well-fed.

Joseph Logue, Contributor

References

1Households statistic: http://www.census.gov/prod/1/pop/p25-1129.pdf. Dogs-owned formula supplied by the American Veterinary Medical Association: http://www.avma.org/reference/marketstats/ownership.asp#formulas

2Euromonitor National - Dog Food in the US 2011 - http://www.euromonitor.com/dog-food-in-the-us/report