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May. 14, 2015

Solid Gold Dog Food Reviews

Top 5 Ingredients*
  1. Bison

  2. Ocean fish meal

  3. Brown rice

  4. Millet

  5. Cracked pearled barley

Artificial IngredientsNo
Contains By-productsNo
Price Range$$
*Solid Gold WolfCub Puppy Dry Dog Food was selected as the recipe for this ingredient list

Our Analysis

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, beef, and turkey are used as the main ingredients in the various formulas. Other healthy ingredients on the list include ocean fish for added protein, brown rice, which is easy to digest, flaxseed meal for omega-3 fatty acids, fruits and vegetables for fiber and carbohydrates, and chelated minerals.

The food contains plenty of animal-based proteins, which dogs need for energy and vitamins. In addition, there are no cheap grain fillers such as corn, wheat, or soy. Overall, this is a very healthy dog food that goes above and beyond generic dog food brands by using natural, high quality ingredients. We highly recommend this brand, especially the Barking at the Moon formula, which is a high-protein, low-carbohydrate food for a balanced diet.

The Word on the Street...

Dog owners love Solid Gold Dog Food for the healthy ingredients, grain-free formulas, and the decent price. Many claim that their dogs exhibit shinier coats and eyes, better muscle tone, and increased energy levels after switching to this food. The grain-free formulas mean that even dogs that experience allergies from foods can eat this brand without suffering stomach upset.

The healthy levels of animal fat make this food taste and smell great for dogs as well. Furthermore, the foil packaging keeps the food fresh for longer. Some dog owners reported that their pets had smellier stools and diarrhea after eating this food, but these owners seem to be in the minority. The majority of customers who bought this food have nothing bad to say about it. The price is average for a high-protein dog food, and the natural ingredients mean that dogs get the appropriate amount of vitamins and minerals they need for a balanced, nutritious diet.

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Rating for Solid Gold Dog Food:
8.3 / 10 (49 votes cast)
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  • 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 too loves it. I like that its healthy and the treats are too. I will never use another dog or cat food. My Yorkie is 15 and my cat is 16 and they both act like they are 5. Full of energy. I highly recommend this dog food. I use the Green bag, Holistic blend. I also like that they haven’t had any recall scares, I never have to worry about this food. I give them five stars all day, everyday. The price is a little high but its worth every penny to know my babies are eating healthy. My Yorkie even eats her dryfood as treats if I run out of her treats. ♥♥♥♥♥

  • BigBoy

    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 formulas late last year (2013). We began feeding Natural Balance and noticed an improvement in the itching and with the coat quality in general- however, most all of the senior dogs began to gain significant weight. After much research and being sold on the quality, we began feeding Solid Gold “Hund-n-Flocken” recipe which turned out to be an easy transition.. all the dogs love it and we’ve noticed the weight issues are no longer a problem due to the lower fat content. Solid Gold can be very expensive at the local pet store but after looking online, we found discounts and free shipping which made it comperable in price to the other premium foods we were feeding prior to the switch. So far, so good. Everybody’s happy with the new Solid Gold dry.

  • Wendy

    We have been feeding our 16 month old Bernese Mountain Dog Solid Gold Wolf King for around 6 months.Prior to that, Wolf Cub. He loves the food, has a beautiful shiny coat that people often comment on, including his vet. He is full of energy and is happy. He had some digestive troubles before we switched to Solid Gold at
    around 4 months. He seemed to have trouble with Chicken based food. The Bison seems to be working well for him. We are very happy with it.

  • Loretta

    I feed both my dog and cats grain-free Solid Gold. My 10 yr. old Bichon Frise has fatty lumps on his chest. I read that totally grain-free food (not even rice or barley) can help dissolve these lumps. It’s true. I have been feeding Solid Gold Sun Dancer dry food along with his grain-free canned food, and the lumps are smaller in only 3 weeks. I also have a young male cat that suffered from blood in his urine for over a year. The vet didn’t have any answers even after tests and antibiotics. I read about nutrition and decided to try grain-free food. Many didn’t work, and I figure it’s because they still contained rice and/or barley, but once I fed him Solid Gold Indigo Moon dry food, the blood in his urine was gone within a week! I was pleasantly surprised. Our pets are not designed to digest grains, and mine are living proof.

  • Karin

    I noticed that the date at the top of this page says October 7, 2013 and you indicate that as of that date, Solid Gold had not had any recalls, however, below is a link indicating they did have a recall in May, 2012.

  • Bob

    We have been buying Wolf Cub for a year for our Airedale puppy. It’s been great. I noticed today that the new bags are 28.5 lbs instead of 33 lbs at the same price, that’s a 15% increase. Are there any recommendations for an alternate high quality food?

  • Amanda

    I feed my pitbull puppy the wolf cub and my 3 year old pitbull the wolf king. After getting my puppy they had been feeding her puriana puppy chow her stools were very runny, very smelly, and she had to go 2 to 3 times after she ate. After 2 weeks of feeding her the wolf cub she will go 1 to 2 times but the consistency is normal and barely any smell. My older pit has been on it since he was a puppy. Also I believe it satisfies there urge for real meat and therefore they do not try to escape to find it. My 3 year old has never had any health problems what so ever. You can find solid gold at any PETCO.

  • Jennifer

    Dawn, I have used Solid Gold before and had to quit because it was hard to find. I just recently purchased the Solid Gold Hund n Flocken Adult again for my three dogs (2 cocker spaniels and a mix boxer/shar pei). All three have had loose stools and fowl gas. My mix breed won’t even touch her last bowl. Never happened before. Prior to that we were on a raw food but it’s so expensive. I’m going to have to switch out again and do so gradually.

  • Amy

    I have fed my dog solid gold dry dog food since he was a puppy. I have mixed other canned food into it, but have always tried to pick naturally made, wholesome ingredients (brands such as Merrick, Evangers, Lotus, Solid Gold). I am happy to say that my dog just turned 11 years old and still looks like a younger dog. His groomer is astounded at how thick his coat is and how healthy he is. He does have some arthritis in his hips, but this is normal for larger breed dogs who aren’t very active. I hope this has helped.

  • Sarah’s SnickerBoy

    Sun Dancer Grain and Gluten free adult dog food

    The best dog food around. My dog Snickers loves this blend of food. This dog food stretches for the $$$ price. I feed him half and cup with some warm water. Then the second half later in the day.
    What an awsome brand. I sooo glad I came across it.
    His fur is long, soft and shiny as a havanese / lahsa apso should be.

  • Kendra

    My husband and I have a 7 month old Chow Chow. We switched to Solid Gold puppy formula around 3 months. Chows cannot have high protein in their diets it makes there skin dry, itchy, and flaky. Solid Gold Hundchen Flocken Puppy food has no wheat, no soybeans, no corn, no animal fat, no poultry fat, no by-products, no sugar added, no artificial preservatives added, no salt, and no sunflower oil. Solid Gold lamb dry puppy food is great for Chows. It is made with Lamb, Millet, Amaranth, Barley, Brown Rice, and full with vitamins, & minerals. We were shocked that some of the best 2012 high quality dog food on the market right now.. first ingredients on that package are Corn, Corn Gluten Meal, Animal Fat, etc… These ingredients are not good for dogs at all. My husband and I did a lot of research and found Solid Gold. We are very happy with their products. Our Chow has a very nice shiny coat, and is growing very healthy. I would highly recommend this brand to anyone that has a dog or thinking of getting a dog. We will always purchase Solid Gold.

  • Elizabeth

    My Rottweiler puppy loves her Wolf Cub food and I’ve seen her coat become shinier as a result. She was being fed something else before I got her. The attention to using the highest quality ingredients reassures me as well. I highly recommend it.

  • mom

    I found the dogs do not really like the food that much. It is very expensive and I generally have to mix it with another cheaper food. It is very high in protien (40%) However it is good protiens which are easily digestible. I didn’t see any change in the gereral condition as I had hoped. This is the Barking at the Moon formula.
    I used Imam’s as the vet suggessted…and wasn’t impressed… Purina … and felt one of the better was Science Diet. My favorite to feed is Royal Canin but it is VERY expensive and hard to get here unless you go to a pet center.

  • Linda

    My 3 Afghans are piiicccckkkyyy! This is one of the few that they will actually eat dry with out adding can to it. We use Barking at the Moon- It even smells good-

    • Dawn

      Hi, my lab mix and pit mix have been eating Solid Gold Hund-n-Flocken Adult for 4-5 years. They have done very well with it until recently. With the last two bags the food looks and smells slightly different. Also both of my dogs are having more bowel movements and drinking more water than usual. No changes have been made to their diets on my end. Does anyone know anything about this or had a similar experience?

      • Kimberly

        I also noticed a difference in the appearance and odor of their when returning to it in Jan. 2013. I have large breed dogs who did not respond well to the bison or lamb (immediate diahrea, foul smelling fecal and constant gas ). I researched further and found inconsistencies in Solid Gold’ ingredient lists on their bags and the ingredients posted on their website on both lamb and bison brands. This left me unconfident as a consumer. I emailed and called the company to inquire and they were non-responsive. I switched to Castor Pullox Organics, the dogs immediately responded well and I feel more confident in this brands credibity.

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What's good about this pet food
  • First ingredient high quality protein
  • No corn, wheat or soy
What's not so good about this pet food
  • None

More Information

Solid Gold Dog Food

In the search for a highly nutritious pet food, many pet owners often come across Solid Gold dog food formulas. These formulas have received good ratings by consumers, and have positive results with many dogs because they are all natural, holistic and do not contain any chemical preservatives.

Who Makes Solid Gold?

The company who makes Solid Gold dog food is called Solid Gold Health Products for Pets, Inc. The company was founded in the 1970’s, and is currently headquartered in El Cajon, California. Solid Gold Health Products for Pets has distribution centers all over the world, including Germany and Japan.

Solid Gold Dog Food Recall

As of right now, Solid Gold dog food has not been involved in any pet food recalls. Always check the FDA’s pet food recall list for the most recent updates on any pet food recalls.

Solid Gold Ingredients

Solid Gold dog food formulas always contain a protein source as their first ingredient, and are free from corn, wheat and soy. Some of the carbohydrates that are used in Solid Gold dog food formulas include rice, barley, millet, brown rice and rice bran.

Solid Gold Allergies

Many of the protein sources in Solid Gold dog food are bison, lamb and fish, which usually don’t cause a protein-based allergic reaction in dogs.There are no corn, wheat or soy ingredients in Solid Gold dog food formulas. However, always check the specific formula’s ingredients label, especially if your dog has a specific food-based allergy.

Solid Gold Recipes

Solid Gold Dry Recipes:

  • Solid Gold Hundchen Flocken Puppy
  • Solid Gold WolfCub Puppy
  • Solid Gold Hund-n-Flocken Adult Dog
  • Solid Gold Barking at the Moon Low Carb Adult Dog
  • Solid Gold WolfKing Adult Dog
  • Solid Gold Holistique Blendz Adult Dog
  • Solid Gold MMillennia Beef and Barley Adult Dog
  • Solid Gold Just a Wee Bit Adult
  • Solid Gold Sun Dancer Grain and Gluten free adult dog food

Solid Gold Canned Recipes:

  • Solid Gold Chicken and Liver Canned
  • Solid Gold Lamb and Barley Canned
  • Solid Gold Turkey and Ocean Fish Canned
  • Solid Gold Green Cow Tripe Canned

Solid Gold Dog Food Ratings (Summary)

Many pet owners have positive things to say about Solid Gold dog food formulas. The fact that the first ingredient is always a protein, as well as the exclusion of common fillers was very well-received by dog owners. Consumers were also pleased that Solid Gold had not been involved in any pet food recalls. Have you fed your dog any of the Solid Gold dog food dry or canned formulas? Do you have feedback that could help other pet owners?

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Ingredient List*

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*for Solid Gold WolfCub Puppy Dry Dog Food

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