Another award winning dog food to hit the list is Acana®. Like many other top brands this product contains a variety of essential meats and vegetables. Acana®, a Canadian company can be hard to find in US retailers. Dog owners typically purchase this product online. Check out all the ingredients packed into this 5 star brand.
Ingredients: Duck meal, deboned duck, steel-cut oats, peas, whole pears, whole potato, duck fat, duck liver, sun-cured alfalfa, oat flakes, algae meal (source of DHA, EPA), pea fiber, whole apples, sweet potato, pumpkin, butternut squash, parsnips, carrots, spinach, cranberries, blueberries, kelp, minerals, vitamins, chicory root, juniper berries, angelica root, marigold flowers, sweet fennel, peppermint leaf, lavender.
9. Primal Pet Foods®
In business since 2001, Primal® Pet Foods makes natural raw food. Packed with Beef, Chicken, Duck, Lamb, Pheasant, Rabbit, Turkey & Sardine, and Venison product. Freeze-Dried Canine Beef Formula is just what it sounds like — freeze-dried raw ground meat, which is what dogs really want. This 5 star dog food contains no grains, GMOs, or glutens. Like Dr. Harvey’s®, Primal® Pet freeze dries its raw meats to better preserve essential vitamins.
Ingredients: Duck, duck necks, duck wings, organic kale, duck gizzards, duck hearts, organic carrots, organic squash, duck livers, organic broccoli, organic apples, blueberries, cranberries, organic pumpkin seeds, organic sunflower seeds, montmorillonite clay, organic parsley, organic apple cider vinegar, salmon oil, organic coconut oil, organic quinoa sprout powder, dried organic kelp, alfalfa, vitamin E supplement.
8. Newman’s Own®
Newman’s Own® Organics was created in 1993. Their Holistic formulas are based on the newest concepts in animal nutrition. Each food is a unique blend of proteins, whole grains, vitamins and minerals that maximize palatability, digestibility and nutrient assimilation. All of the foods contain at least 70% certified organic vegetables and grains. Newman’s Own® Organics products adhere to these USDA Organic Standards.
Ingredients: Chicken, Chicken Meal, Organic Oats, Organic Barley, Organic Peas, Organic Soybean Meal, Organic Sorghum, Organic Brown Rice, Organic Millet, Organic Rice, Chicken Fat (Naturally Stabilized with Mixed Tocopherols [a Source of Vitamin E]), Organic Flax Seed, Dicalcium Phosphate, Organic Carrots, Chicken Liver, Sea Salt, Potassium Chloride, Parsley, Zinc Amino Acid Complex (Source of Chelated Zinc), Choline Chloride, Iron Amino Acid Complex (Source of Chelated Iron), Vitamin E Supplement, Rosemary Extract, Manganese Amino Acid Complex (Source of Chelated Manganese), Lecithin, Copper Amino Acid Complex (Source of Chelated Copper), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Ascorbic Acid (Source of Vitamin C), Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamin Hydrochloride, Biotin, Cobalt Proteinate (Source of Chelated Cobalt), Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide (Source of Iodine), Vitamin K Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Dehydrated Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dehydrated Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Product, Dehydrated Bifidobacterium Thermophilum Fermentation Product, Dehydrated Bifidobacterium Pseudolongum Fermentation Product, Dehydrated Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product.
7. Honest Kitchen Embark®
Squeezed into every 10b box of Honest Kitchen® Embark you will find 18 pounds of of cage free turkey, 7 1/2 eggs, 8 potatoes, half a coconut, 5 1/2 bunches of spinach, 22 carrots, 10 apples and 3 1/2 bunch of celery! Many 5 star reviews are coming out for this product. The 10 pound box will actually make 40 pounds worth of FRESH dog food.
Embark contains no GMOs, preservatives, corn, or soy. Embark® is antioxidant rich and provides essential nutrients. This equal balance of fresh ingredients results in improved digestion, enhanced well being and healthier skin & coat. Embark® currently runs around $95.00 for a 40 pound bag. Although this product is a 5 star it is rather expensive for the consumer.
Ingredients: Chicken, organic quinoa, sweet potatoes, spinach, parsley, organic kelp, tricalcium phosphate, choline chloride, zinc amino acid chelate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, potassium iodide, potassium chloride, iron amino acid chelate, copper amino acid chelate, thiamine mononitrate
Ideal for active adult dogs through their senior years- and good for all breeds and sizes, too – this food is equal opportunity awesome! Organic, free-range chicken is the #1 ingredient in this Organix® Adult Dry Dog Food. Castor & Pollux builds on that foundation by adding organic brown rice and fresh organic fruit and vegetable purees that provide natural sources of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber. It contains only the good stuff, none of the bad, for 100% complete and balanced nutrition for your adult dog.
Ingredients: Organic chicken, poultry meal, organic brown rice, organic peas, organic millet, organic oats, poultry fat (naturally preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), salmon meal, natural chicken flavor, organic quinoa, dried egg product, organic flaxseed, minerals (zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), organic carrots, organic apples, organic broccoli, organic pumpkin, organic pears, salt, choline chloride, potassium chloride, vitamins (vitamin E supplement, l-ascorbyl-2 polyphosphate, vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, niacin, riboflavin, vitamin B12 supplement, biotin, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, vitamin D3 supplement), chondroitin sulfate, yeast culture (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Aspergillus niger fermentation extract, dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation solubles, rosemary extract
Instinct Raw Boost combines high-protein kibble and freeze dried raw pieces together in the same bag – the perfect marriage of convenience and nutrition to give your pet energy, vitality and vibrant health. This dry food delivers grain-free, gluten-free nutrition similar to what your dog would eat in nature, with a diet rich in protein and nutrients to help maintain an ideal weight and lean muscles.
Additionally, the freeze dried raw pieces provide enzymes for digestive health, nutritious oils for healthy skin and coat, and a great taste your dog will crave. Formulated to mirror your dog’s ancestral diet, it’s never been easier to nourish your pet with the pure and wholesome nutrition of raw.
Ingredients: Beef, beef broth, beef liver, potatoes, cracked barley, ground brown rice, whole brown rice, chicken meal, carrots, peas, sweet potatoes, natural flavor, dried egg product, guar gum, flaxseed meal, potassium chloride, salt, calcium carbonate, dicalcium phosphate, carrageenan, choline chloride, vitamin E supplement, niacin supplement, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin A supplement, ascorbic acid, pantothenic acid, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, folic acid, biotin, zinc sulfate, zinc proteinate, ferrous sulfate, iron proteinate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, calcium carbonate, sodium selenite, potassium iodide, cobalt proteinate
4. Taste of the Wild®
Saddle up, li’l pardner, it’s time to hit the open range. Send your pup’s taste buds on a trip back to nature with Taste of the Wild High® Prairie. Roasted bison and venison are mixed with select fruits and veggies to mimic the diet your dog would enjoy in the wild. The grain-free formula delivers highly digestible energy, natural antioxidants, and a taste sensation every dog deserves!
Ingredients: Buffalo, lamb meal, sweet potatoes, egg product, pea protein, peas, potatoes, canola oil, tomato pomace, bison, roasted venison, beef, flaxseed, potato fiber, natural flavor, ocean fish meal, salmon oil (a source of DHA), salt, choline chloride, dried chicory root, Yucca schidigera extract, tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus reuteri fermentation product, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, niacin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboavin (vitamin B2), vitamin D supplement, folic acid
Orijen® Adult Grain-Free Dry Dog Food is formulated to match your dog’s natural diet and rated high enough for human consumption. It’s loaded with the protein-packed meat ingredients that Mother Nature intended all dogs to eat, including free-run chicken and turkey, whole eggs, wild-caught fish and regional fruits and vegetables. These world-class ingredients, all sustainably farmed or fished within Canada, arrive FRESH each day, so they’re preservative-free, never frozen and loaded with the animal proteins and fats that nourish your dog completely. Orijen® benefits dogs of every breed, size and life stage.
Ingredients: Boneless chicken, chicken meal, chicken liver, whole herring, boneless turkey, turkey meal, turkey liver, whole eggs, boneless walleye, whole salmon, chicken heart, chicken cartilage, herring meal, salmon meal, chicken liver oil, red lentils, green peas, green lentils, sun-cured alfalfa, yams, pea fibre, chickpeas, pumpkin, butternut squash, spinach greens, carrots, red delicious apples, bartlett pears, cranberries, blueberries, kelp, licorice root, angelica root, fenugreek, marigold, sweet fennel, peppermint leaf, chamomile, dandelion, summer savory, rosemary, Enterococcus faecium, supplements: vitamin A, vitamin D3, vitamin E, niacin, riboflavin, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, selenium yeast
2. Wellness Core®
Wellness® CORE Air Dried Natural Grain Free Dry Dog Food is healthy, grain free dog food for adult dogs featuring tender protein morsels made with 70% natural, raw protein. This formula is fortified with vitamins and minerals for whole body health and then air dried for the taste of raw and the ease and convenience of kibble, no refrigeration required! Wellness® CORE grain free dog food formulas are based on the nutritional philosophy that dogs thrive on a diet mainly comprised of meat. Each grain free, nutrient-rich formula provides high quality protein for your dog.
Ingredients: Deboned chicken, whitefish, chicken meal, ground brown rice, oatmeal, peas, ground barley, tomato pomace, salmon meal, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), natural chicken flavor, tomatoes, ground flaxseed, carrots, apples, spinach, sweet potatoes, blueberries, vitamin E supplement, choline chloride, chicory root extract, Yucca schidigera extract, taurine, mixed tocopherols added to preserve freshness, zinc proteinate, zinc sulfate, calcium carbonate, niacin, ferrous sulfate, iron proteinate, beta-carotene, glucosamine hydrochloride, chondroitin sulfate, vitamin A supplement, copper sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, manganese sulfate, d-calcium pantothenate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, vitamin D3 supplement, biotin, calcium iodate, vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), dried Lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, rosemary extract, green tea extract, spearmint extract
Simply the best dry dog currently out there. Numerous healthy meat choices are made available with Canidae. Choose from FRESH bison, duck, chicken, lamb, salmon AND wild boar! Here is a short product description from the company. “Our CANIDAE Grain Free PURE formulas use simple recipes for sensitive pets. Each limited ingredient recipe is made with 7–10 key ingredients that are easily recognizable, plus all the vitamins and minerals your pet needs.
And even if your pet isn’t ingredient sensitive, they will still love the great taste. Choose from a variety of formulas made with fresh meat or fish first, paired with whole ingredients like sweet potatoes, peas, lentils, or chickpeas—never corn, wheat or soy. Feed your pet all the great taste they crave and all the nutrition they need.”
Ingredients: Lamb, turkey meal, chicken meal, sweet potatoes, chickpeas, peas, chicken fat, menhaden fish meal, potatoes, suncured alfalfa, natural flavor, minerals (iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite), vitamins (vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, niacin, calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid), choline chloride, dried enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, mixed tocopherols (a natural source of vitamin E)