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Dog Food Reviews 2014

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

7/28 by Helenita05

Also, when diarrhea happens, you can mix Pure pumpkin pure in a can with the dog's dry food. It'll stop the diarrhea.

7/24 by Melanie

Probably the salmon oil changing her poops and causing them to smell. Especially if your smothering her food with it.

Customer Reviews

7/28 by Kathy Bissell Stephan

I have been feeding our 2 Cocker Spaniels the dry formula and the older one has been snubbing her nose at it and she has developed severe skin issues and...

7/10 by Mackytack

i am having issues with my 6 month old puppy, and contribute it to the natural balance...he poops like 8-10 times a day, and they are not mush, but are...

Customer Reviews

7/22 by A Kaz

I have a papillon that is 10 yrs old. He has some allergies so he is on Core Wellness for small breeds (grain free). My dog really likes it. It's...

6/15 by Jen

I have been feeding my senior Corgy Wellness Simple dry dog food for about 4 years now and have never had a problem.... Until this past week. One week ago,...

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7/21 by Jenn

Dehydration would be unrelated to the food eaten. Conversely, a dog eating a high protein diet who is already not exercising enough to use all the nutrients in their diet...

7/6 by Rae

Its normal! Don't worry. Higher protein foods require more moisture to rehydrate, so the extra water intake is a good thing. If she didn't drink enough water she would probably...

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7/26 by Doug V

Many of the complaints are at the least people who don't understand their dogs or nutrition. As long as I have raised animals, whether dogs, horses, or anything else, I...

7/26 by Doug V

Surely your not that ignorant of how Human Resources departments work. She was saying what they sent you was a typical canned response and in a polite way... ALL decent...

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

7/28 by Sho50

On my last two visits to Costco I noticed that the dog food supply was dwindling fast. Last visit, only the Nature's Domain Turkey and Pea Stew canned and a...

7/13 by Jb

Make that 4 now! (Our 4th dog began showing the SAME signs this morning. We will be throwing all remaining food away and notifying Costco.
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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...

2/9 by Kim

I moved to this food because it was high in protein and low in preservatives and additives. I had great success until the last three bags. My german shepard is...

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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...

5/12 by Anca S

My best bud Jax (a rescue APBT) came to me when he was 3. He had been fed Beneful & Alpo for years and had major tummy issues. I not...

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6/1 by Renee

try the Dr. Tim FB page for direct answers since this is just a review page for customer replies.

I love the food and have a Boston Terrier. High energy dog,...

5/26 by Richard Dilworth

Is Dr.Tim's Kinesis All Life Stages Dry Dog Food GMO free?

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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...

7/4 by Ross

Hi ,, My dog has been doing the same thing. Vomiting early am. What food did you switch to. The Vet has no answer

Dog Food Reviews by Brand

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

6/22 by Powell5

OMG!! For six years, Our Terrier Mix ate Beneful in the Medium size bag. We purchased a larger bag, because we were given a Mastif Pup. Both Dogs were eating...

6/19 by Katie

My 4 yr old Yorkie/Lhasa aso mix became very sick on this food. Beneful for small dog (dry) food. He never was really willingly eating it. After a few weeks...

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7/10 by Carolyn Strom

I am a pet owner of a 6 yr old rottie that has been using Diamond 60 + large breed. I have never had a problem with this food and...

7/5 by Steph

There is something wrong with this FOOD!! My dogs, my niece's dogs are sick with diarrhea and Gas. IT's horrible.. We are taking our dogs off this. Vomiting and bloody...

Customer Reviews

7/28 by Bruno

My 16 month old lab is in the same situation. he has been on Merrick's buffalo and sweet potato since he was 10 weeks old, he began having GI issues...

7/20 by Bruno'S Mom

Our 16 month old lab has been on the buffalo and sweet potato dry kibble since he was 10 weeks old. He never had a problem. However now He has...

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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...

5/22 by Jessica

I have a 5 Month old Siberian husky. I got him at 6 weeks old and started him on blue buffalo wilderness. After taking him for normal vaccinations, the vet...

Customer Reviews

6/25 by Donna

Glad I looked here. Picked up a bag of adult large breed last week. Our dogs have been vomiting and refusing to eat as well. I think it's time to...

6/22 by Barb

Our 2 dogs are vomitting too and don't want to eat, or when they do, they vomit. Something is definitely wrong. We are using iams healthy natural chicken and barley.

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

6/14 by Sandy

I lost my beloved Golden retriever to renal failure 8 years ago and my Chesapeake Bay Retriever at 5 years old to liver cancer. I felt I was feeding my...

3/10 by Nathan

The shortage of food was due to a fire in one of their ovens, which cut their production in half for a few months time until the new oven was...

Customer Reviews

7/25 by Mandy

HaloLetDown : The same thing happened to us. We purchased the 28 lb. bag, and it was missing the added fruits and veggies. I contacted Halo and received the same...

7/25 by Mandy

HaloLetDown : The same thing happened to us. We purchased the 28 lb. bag, and it was missing the added fruits and veggies. I contacted Halo and received the same...

Customer Reviews

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...

7/12 by Bob Wilson Protestor

You are sick

Customer Reviews

7/15 by Dachia

The "concern" over pro-and pre biotic may be outdated. Had you heard anything about that? Maybe 4 Health added it their ingredients. Thank you so much for responding! ;-)

7/15 by Cathy Hilton

We have recently switched from TOTW ourselves. I am a happy convert! We have an assorted pack, ranging from 6-40#, several different dietary restrictions, and medical concerns. All of our...

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