Best dry dog food?

by Pat
(High Ridge, Mo. Jefferson County)

Root Beer in my flower bed.

Root Beer in my flower bed.

Everywhere I look to find out about dry dog food they want you to buy their books. Root Beer was born in January of this year. My Boston (Merlin) of 10 years died last month from a tumor in his mouth. I got Root Beer from a shelter. He is such a comedian. He even likes eating earthworms. He is presently eating Science Diet. You hear so many things about dry dog foods that i am really concerned. ..BOSTONS ARE BEAUTIFUL AND I LOVE THEM......................

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Oct 10, 2009
am I blind?
by: Anonymous

I've scoured that page and see nothing that rates dog foods best and worse, only a list of things to look for in the ingredients.

ed. The link from the bottom of the main nutrition page: dog food ratings.

Jan 22, 2009
Dry Dog Foods
by: Brian

I work at a small bussiness pet store and have sold all the premium brands of food for many years. By far the best brand of food that I have come across is Innova. It is expensive(about $1.96 a cup) but in my mind very much worth it. It has a high protien percentage about 18%. My boston loves it. Also another brand to take a look at is EVO. It cost a little more but has a protien percentage of about 42% and has NO GRAIN. I think I am going to make the switch here soon. Both brands are a great choice.

ed. - EVO is also an Innova product.

Sep 08, 2008
Dog Food Analysis
by: Anonymous

try looking at

After looking at that site, and seeing what I had available here (i live in a pretty small town with few options when it comes to pet care products) I decided on Diamond Small Breed Adult Formula. It seems to have pretty good meat sources. My girl does well on it.

Jul 11, 2008
Acana & Orijen
by: Cheryl

I truly believe that Acana & Orijen are the way to go, the Orijen may be a bit high in Protein depending on the dog's activity level, but I do believe you pay for what you get.

ed - Acana & Orijen are great choices if you can get them. Both are produced in Canada. In the USA, Acana is currently only available in FL and GA. Orijen is available in several states, but not here in our area. More info on Orijen and available locations are at

Thanks Cheryl, for contributing and offering more suggestions! I'll be doing evals on both foods and adding the info to our dog food ingredients page as well.

Jun 11, 2008
Dry Dog Food
by: Kathleen

Hi Pat -

There are several good "A List" dry foods available. Just a few are: Authority Harvest Baked, Blue Buffalo Chicken and Rice, Canidae, Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance Ultra Premium, Innova Dog, Nature's Recipe Healthy Skin Venison and Rice, Nutro Ultra Adult, Royal Canin Natural Blend Adult, etc..

We personally use Canidae when we feed dry food (we also do some homemade meals). No gas problems with either dog and they love it. We did have trouble finding it in our area at first and ended up locating it at a local feed store. The national dog supply chains here do not carry it.

I'll give the usual disclaimer that I'm not a vet and can't give a specific recommendation for your dog, but Canidae works well for us. ;-)

Hope this helps!

Jun 09, 2008
Dry Dog Food
by: Pat

Kathleen what dry dog food would you recommend? I tried Eukanaba on my first BT and he had gas a lot. Science diet seems like they give them a little constipation.

Jun 03, 2008
Dry Dog Foods
by: Kathleen, webmaster

Hi Pat,
Check out this page for best (and worst) rated dog foods:

Kind regards,

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