Which Natural Dog Foods Are Best?

Choosing what your dog eats can be difficult and overwhelming. With an overwhelming number of options in the pet food aisle and the countless commercials barking at you from the TV, it can be hard to decide what your furry friend should eat. Here is a list of the top five brands of natural dog food on the market, graded by ingredients and the proper ratio of protein, fat, and carbohydrates..

  1. Acana
    Acana is fantastic for many reasons. It always offers the best quality ingredients in all of its foods, both wet and dry. The complete proteins that Acana offers make pets and their owners happy. No matter what flavor you decide to buy, there is a host of different types of protein in each bag. For example, Acana’s Wild Prairie Regional Formula offers chicken, turkey, and chicken liver oil for proteins, although other flavors include beel, lamb, and duck. The price varies depending on type of Acana natural dog food you choose, but they can be found on chewy.com from $46 to $87 for a 28.6lb bag.

  2. Stella & Chewy’s Simply Venison Dinner Patties
    For freeze-dried dog foods, Stella & Chewy’s rules. There is nothing artificial in this food: no added hormones, antibiotics, grains, fillers, or glutens. Your dog will be eating the most organic fruits and vegetables, enhanced with probiotics and antioxidants. There are several vitamins and minerals to keep your dog healthy. The venison dinner patties offer your dog venison kidney, lung, bone, olive oil, pumpkin seed, broccoli, blueberries, apples, carrots, and spinach. If your dog isn’t used to eating this food, Stella & Chewy’s website offers a simple breakdown on how to transition your dog to eating this new, nutritious food. 15 ounces of Stella & Chewy’s Simply Venison Dinner Patties are available at dog.com for $28.99.

  3. Annamaet’s Grain-Free Low Fat Formula
    For a low-fat natural dog food option, Annamaet is a fantastic choice. This formula will work well with dogs of all sizes, allowing them to work on maintaining a weight. The low-fat formula is designed to meet Association of American Feed Control Official’s (AAFCO) nutrient profiles for all stages of life. This dog food is grain free and features minerals that strengthens the immune system. Prebiotics help with natural digestion and algae gives your dog a natural source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids. DHA is also included to support brain development and healthy cognitive functions. This brand uses ingredients such as chicken, duck, herring, spinach, celery, carrots, watercress, and more. Annamaet's natural dog food can be purchased on chewy.com at $78.69 for a 30-pound bag.

  4. Orijen’s Regional Red
    Regional Red is high in protein, grain free, and it uses sweet potatoes as the carbohydrate source. This formula replicates the diversity and balance of fresh meats, fruits, and berries that dogs would encounter in their natural environment. The dog food includes beef, boar, lamb, pork, and bison, all of which are farm raised and pass quality checks fit for human consumption. Your dog will be getting the best foods possible with this brand. It’s packed with protein and has an award-winning low-glycemic formula that supports healthy blood sugar levels. Regional Red can be found online at chewy.com for $111.59 for a 28.6-pound bag.

  5. Canidae’s Grain Free Pure
    Canidae’s Grain Free Pure collection is sure to make your pet happy. There are several flavors to choose from, and each offers its own unique source of protein.  Whether it’s chicken, lamb, or bison, you can be sure that your pet is getting a delicious meal. Each bag has a simple recipe that includes no fillers, corn, wheat, soy, or by-product meals. Canidae includes complex carbohydrates, such as sweet potatoes and peas, to aide in digestion for the dog with a sensitive stomach. Depending on the flavor you choose, the prices on chewy.com ranges from $41.79 to $45.59 for a 24-pound bag.

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