20 best dog foods

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Almost every Russian family has a four-legged friend who brings a lot of joy and happiness. But in order for him to be in excellent physical shape for as long as possible and to be healthy and active, he needs proper nutrition. Some owners prepare food specifically for the dog. Others choose regular food that they consume themselves. But the majority of breeders prefer to buy ready-made feeds, which are presented in a huge assortment.

Our experts have included in the rating the best dog food from trusted manufacturers in the opinion of veterinarians and took into account numerous reviews of the owners. We hope this will make it much easier for your dog to choose a balanced, quality food.

Rating of the best dog food

Nomination a place Name of product Rating
Best Inexpensive Dry Dog Foods 1 Purina Pro Plan Adult Original 4.8
2 Hill's Science Plan Canine Adult Small & Miniature with Chicken 4.7
3 Pedigree for adult dogs with beef (13 kg) 4.5
The best premium dry dog ​​food 1 Acana adult dog 4.9
2 Purina Pro Plan Large Robust Adult сanine dry 4.8
3 Eukanuba Dermatosis FP Response 4.8
4 Go Natural Holistic Fit + Free Grain Free All life Stages 4.7
5 Oriental adult 4.7
6 Brit Care Adult Large Breed 4.6
7 Barking Heads for dogs over 7 years old “Golden Years” 4.6
The best food for small breed dogs 1 GO! Daily Defense Lamb Dog Recipe (11 kg) 4.9
2 Almo Nature Small&Beef and Rice Holistic 4.8
Best wet dog food 1 ALMO NATURE Daily Menu – Pork 4.9
2 HILL'S PRESCRIPTION DIET L / D CANINE HEPATIC HEALTH CANNED 4.9
3 Belcando Quality Meat&Liver 4.8
4 Applaws Dog Chicken, Tuna & Rice 4.7
The best puppy food 1 NOW Natural holistic Fresh Puppy Recipe Grain Free 4.9
2 GO! NATURAL Holistic Sensitivity + Shine Duck Dog Recipe 4.8
3 Eukanuba Puppy&Junior Lamb&Rice 4.7
4 Organix Puppy Large Breed Chicken 4.7

Best Inexpensive Dry Dog Foods

Economy class food is chosen by many dog ​​owners, because pets eat them with pleasure, they are sold in almost any grocery store, and low cost becomes the main argument in favor of buying. But apart from their advantages, they also have disadvantages: not always a balanced composition and a small assortment. We have selected the best inexpensive food that, according to veterinarians, will form a complete diet with the required daily amount of vitamins and minerals.

Purina Pro Plan Adult Original

Rating: 4.8

Purina Pro Plan Adult Original

The French brand food is intended for adult dogs and is developed taking into account their physiological condition. Nutritionists and veterinarians took part in its creation. Strict quality control at all stages of production guarantees safety and improved health when using it.

Adult Original has a well-formulated formulation that is ideal for feeding medium-sized dogs. An active vitamin and mineral complex improves the condition of bones, teeth, joints, hair and skin. The composition includes chicken meat, dried beets, fish and animal fats, yeast, rice, barley, corn, maize.

The unique Optihealth formula has a positive effect on the entire body. According to the reviews of breeders, with daily consumption, the dog becomes more mobile, the work of its digestive system improves.

Advantages

  • balanced composition;

  • good digestibility;

  • improves appearance;

  • nice smell.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Hill's Science Plan Canine Adult Small & Miniature with Chicken

Rating: 4.7

Hill's Science Plan Canine Adult Small & Miniature with Chicken

The next in our rating we included a popular brand of dog food from the Netherlands, which is designed for dogs of decorative breeds and created based on their needs. It is an optimally balanced complex of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients necessary for the health and longevity of miniature pets.

Thanks to the antioxidants included in the composition, the feed enhances immunity. Fiber controls appetite and makes you feel full. Beta-carotene and taurine preserve visual acuity. The special formula helps to restore the normal functioning of the digestive system.

After application, according to reviews of many owners, the wool becomes silky, the condition of the teeth improves. The ideal granule size makes it easy for the smallest pets to chew.

Advantages

  • safe composition;

  • active vitamin and mineral complex;

  • control of weight and appetite;

  • normalizes digestion.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Pedigree for adult dogs with beef (13 kg)

Rating: 4.5

Pedigree for adult dogs with beef (13 kg)

The well-chosen recipe and affordable price made the product very popular among owners of adult dogs of all breeds. The composition contains all the necessary substances to maintain good physical shape and longevity. It improves the functioning of the digestive, immune and skeletal systems, has a beneficial effect on the condition of muscles and joints.

The nutritional formula of zinc, vitamins A, B, E, D, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids ensures health and significantly improves appearance. The coat looks shiny, the bones are strengthened, the tartar is removed and its new formation is prevented.

The breeders noted the economical consumption, the ability to buy food in any nearby stores, a pleasant mouth-watering smell that every dog ​​likes.

Advantages

  • for all breeds;

  • useful composition;

  • availability of sales;

  • low cost.

disadvantages

  • low content of meat ingredients.

The best premium dry dog ​​food

In the production of premium feed, the age, size, and physiological state of the pet are taken into account. High quality raw materials and innovative nutritional preservation technologies differentiate them from inexpensive products. They contain unique formulas to support the functioning of the digestive and genitourinary systems, increase immunity, control weight, and create a protective barrier against numerous negative factors. We have included the best of them in the rating.

Acana adult dog

Rating: 4.9

Acana adult dog

The Acana brand ranks among the top ten pet food manufacturers. All feed is made from high quality raw materials: fresh free-range meat and fish caught in ecologically clean rivers and lakes. They are free of grains, potatoes, rice, hypoallergenic and suitable for dogs with sensitive digestion.

The high protein content supports muscle mass and increases activity. The use of vegetables and fruits with a low glycemic index reduces the risk of diabetes and obesity.

Adult Dog is intended for adult dogs of all breeds. Chicken meat, salmon fillets, chicken eggs are irreplaceable sources of nutrients. The owners note a normalization of weight, an improvement in the condition of the coat and skin.

Advantages

  • natural composition;

  • premium raw materials;

  • improves the functioning of internal organs;

  • controls body weight.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Purina Pro Plan Large Robust Adult сanine dry

Rating: 4.8

Purina Pro Plan Large Robust Adult сanine dry

In our rating, we included food made in France, created especially for large breed dogs. The development took into account the needs of such animals in an increased amount of protein and nutrients necessary for their energy, activity and strength.

The composition of the feed contains high quality ingredients that have a beneficial effect on the physiological state of the pet and its appearance. After the start of application, breeders notice a visible effect: the skin and coat improve, the muscles are strengthened, digestion is normalized, and the immune system is increased.

Granules clean teeth well, help remove plaque and stones. The food is well absorbed, quickly satisfies hunger, controls body weight, and is liked by dogs that are especially demanding of food.

Advantages

  • nutritional components in the composition;

  • natural, fresh ingredients;

  • supports healthy muscles;

  • economical consumption.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Eukanuba Dermatosis FP Response

Rating: 4.8

Eukanuba Dermatosis FP Response

The dietary product of the Dutch company is intended for feeding dogs with various skin diseases. Its composition is characterized by a high content of protein, vitamins, minerals and fatty acids. It contains no artificial colors, preservatives or flavor enhancers.

Catfish is used as a protein, which reduces the risk of irritation to a minimum. Dermatosis FP Response controls the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract, maintains normal blood sugar levels, and builds muscle mass.

Breeders refer to the food as one of the best dog foods to help with severe shedding, allergies and food intolerances. After application, itching and flaking of the skin is removed, the dull coat becomes shiny again, diarrhea and vomiting, which often accompany such diseases, stop.

Advantages

  • effective for skin diseases;

  • eliminates allergic manifestations;

  • improves appearance;

  • recommended by dermatologists and veterinarians.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Go Natural Holistic Fit + Free Grain Free All life Stages

Rating: 4.7

Go Natural Holistic Fit + Free Grain Free All life Stages

The feed included in the rating belongs to holistic, it is produced exclusively from selected premium products. The meat is grown without the use of hormones and antibiotics, herbal ingredients are collected in ecological areas of Canada. The composition does not include offal, soy, grains, gluten.

The food is intended for active dogs of all ages, including puppies. It contains probiotics and prebiotics, Omega-3 and Omega-6 polyunsaturated acids. The balanced content of fats and proteins ensures the normal functioning of the digestive, genitourinary, immune systems, maintains visual acuity, strengthens bones and teeth.

Natural fruits and vegetables prevent the risk of diabetes and obesity. According to veterinarians, Holistic Fit + Free Grain Free All life Stages is one of the best food that keeps your pet healthy for many years.

Advantages

  • holistic class;

  • perfect composition;

  • hypoallergenic;

  • maximum protective properties.

disadvantages

  • high price.

Oriental adult

Rating: 4.7

Oriental adult

The company uses a unique technology in production, which preserves vitamins, trace elements and minerals as much as possible. Low temperature (-50 ° C), acting on the product, removes only moisture. As a result, the pet receives a perfectly balanced diet that meets all the needs of the animal for an active and long life.

The feed is 90% meat ingredients (chicken and turkey), which are irreplaceable sources of protein. It also includes herring fillets, fresh eggs, pumpkin, carrots, apples, beets, cranberries, blueberries, kelp and other useful components. It does not contain potatoes and grains that are heavy on dogs' sensitive digestion.

Freeze-dried feed was highly appreciated by experts. Pets consume it with pleasure, become more active and cheerful.

Advantages

  • high protein composition;

  • maximum preservation of nutrients;

  • recommended by veterinarians;

  • grain-free.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Brit Care Adult Large Breed

Rating: 4.6

Brit Care Adult Large Breed

Dog food from the Czech company Brit often gets positive reviews and is included in the ratings. Care Adult Large Breed is no exception. It is intended for large dogs weighing over 25 kg. The food with a hypoallergenic formula is recommended for animals with sensitive digestion and intolerance.

Main ingredients: lamb and rice. They are easy to digest and prevent the risk of obesity. Low glycemic natural fruits and vegetables control blood sugar levels. A pleasant meaty aroma will appeal to an animal that has a loss of appetite.

Breeders note economical consumption due to fast saturation and easy digestibility. After switching to this food, animals become more mobile, the condition of their hair, skin and teeth improves, and immunity increases.

Advantages

  • hypoallergenic;

  • increases appetite;

  • controls weight;

  • normalizes digestion.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Barking Heads for dogs over 7 years old “Golden Years”

Rating: 4.6

Barking Heads for dogs over 7 years old

Designed for dogs over 7 years of age, it ideally meets the daily nutritional requirements of an elderly animal to maintain health. This dog food contains no flavors, colors or other artificial additives. Main ingredients: chicken meat and brown rice.

Older dogs require a specific diet with a high protein content. The food is formulated with their physiological characteristics in mind and is an example of a gentle diet. High amounts of Hodroitin and Glucosamine support joints and prevent muscle wasting.

Natural antioxidants improve the functioning of the immune system. Breeders note an improvement in the dog's health and appearance. It becomes more active, there is a decrease in body weight with obesity.

Advantages

  • high protein content;

  • dietary composition;

  • supports joints and muscles;

  • anti-inflammatory effect.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

The best food for small breed dogs

The diet of small breed dogs differs significantly from that of large pets. This is due to the fact that they are more active and spend more energy per day, so they need food with a high calorie content. They include a naturally occurring protein found in high amounts in chicken, turkey, lamb, salmon and cod. Fruits and berries support the immune system, easily digestible carbohydrates prevent the risk of allergic diseases.

GO! Daily Defense Lamb Dog Recipe (11 kg)

Rating: 4.9

GO! Daily Defense Lamb Dog Recipe (11 kg)

Designed for puppies and small dogs, the ranked food is enriched with the nutrients they need to be active and healthy. It does not contain artificial additives, offal, soy, gluten, GMOs. Lamb fillet is a source of protein that meets the daily requirement of the animal's needs.

The food is suitable for dogs with food intolerances and allergic diseases. Alfalfa, apples, carrots, cranberries are natural antioxidants and reduce the risk of diabetes.

Thanks to the fatty acids Omega-3 and Omega-6, the condition of the coat and skin is improved. Prebiotics and probiotics control the functioning of the digestive system. According to the owners, the dog becomes more mobile, the correct muscles are formed.

Advantages

  • natural composition;

  • high protein content;

  • recommended for allergies;

  • normalizes digestion.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Almo Nature Small&Beef and Rice Holistic

Rating: 4.8

Almo Nature Small&Beef and Rice Holistic (для взрослых собак малых пород с говядиной)

The product of the Italian brand belongs to the holistic class and is a unique combination of vitamins and minerals necessary to maintain a healthy pet. The optimal amount of calories allows you to control the pet's body weight, normal for age and physiological condition.

Contains fresh lamb meat and a blend of easily digestible carbohydrates such as rice, oats and barley. The food helps in the functioning of the digestive system, suitable for dogs suffering from loss of appetite and allergic diseases, recommended by dermatologists and veterinarians.

This dog food has a positive effect on the skeletal system and prevents muscle wasting. Hard granules are good at removing plaque and calculus. Many breeders have seen less hair loss and a fuller coat.

Advantages

  • suitable for food intolerances;

  • ingredients of the highest quality;

  • controls weight;

  • improves appearance.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Best wet dog food

Wet food differs from dry food in high water content – up to 80%. Natural fruits and vegetables included in the composition are enriched with useful nutrients, regulate the functioning of the intestines and the digestive system. With the right choice of food, the maintenance of health and an increase in the life of the pet is guaranteed. We have selected 4 of the best dog food for the rating, which were highly appreciated by veterinarians and pet owners.

ALMO NATURE Daily Menu – Pork

Rating: 4.9

ALMO NATURE Daily Menu - Pork

The food is intended for adult dogs of all breeds. Ingredients are minimally processed to maintain nutritional benefits. Selected free-range pork in the ecological regions of Italy is a source of protein. Plant components are grown without the use of chemicals.

The food is hypoallergenic, easy to digest. The meat broth provides a rich aroma that will please even dogs with reduced appetite. ALMO NATURE food normalizes the digestive system, improves immunity.

The balanced composition with a high content of minerals and vitamins is a complete diet that keeps your pet healthy and active for many years. The owners note an improvement in the functioning of the intestines, the dog's vitality increases, and the weight normalizes.

Advantages

  • natural composition;

  • fresh ingredients;

  • for all breeds;

  • improves digestion.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

HILL'S PRESCRIPTION DIET L / D CANINE HEPATIC HEALTH CANNED

Rating: 4.9

HILL'S PRESCRIPTION DIET

The dietary product is designed to support liver health. The unique formula of the food, in the creation of which the best specialists of the company took part, allows the dog to remain active for many years. The optimal amount of protein, carbohydrates and fatty acids normalizes digestion, promotes fast satiety, and reduces the burden on the liver.

Thanks to natural antioxidants, the feed retains its high nutritional value and pleasant aroma. It regulates the normal level of urine acidity, reduces the accumulation of fur in the stomach.

Wet food made from juicy meat pieces and thick gravy will appeal to animals that are particularly demanding of food. Breeders highlight a high prophylactic and therapeutic effect for all liver diseases, a decrease in the risk of developing diabetes mellitus, and an improvement in the physical condition of the pet.

Advantages

  • with liver diseases;

  • highly effective therapeutic effect;

  • safe composition;

  • recommended by veterinarians.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Belcando Quality Meat&Liver

Rating: 4.8

Belcando Quality Meat&Liver

Thanks to the high quality and positive feedback from breeders and veterinarians, the German brand feed was included in our rating. It is a premium product and provides a balanced diet for complete nutrition of animals of all ages. The food contains only natural ingredients: fresh selected meat and liver, which can also be used for human consumption.

It is free of preservatives, soy products, synthetic flavor enhancers and colorants. The natural meaty smell will appeal to a dog with a decreased appetite or especially picky about food.

При постоянном кормлении Quality Meat&Liver улучшается работа внутренних органов, шерсть становится более густой и лоснящейся, нормализуется масса тела, собака становится более подвижной.

Advantages

  • meat content – 94%;

  • selected ingredients;

  • high protein content;

  • for dogs from 2 months of age.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Applaws Dog Chicken, Tuna & Rice

Rating: 4.7

Applaws Dog Chicken, Tuna & Rice

Complete, easily digestible food contains 100% natural ingredients. Tender chicken breast and tuna fillet are cooked in their own broth without the use of preservatives or flavorings. Fiber controls the amount of food eaten, satisfies hunger. Carrots, pumpkin and green peas are sources of antioxidants.

Fatty acids Omega-3 and Omega-6 keep the skin and coat healthy and improve the appearance. Arginine and Taurine support visual acuity and cardiovascular function.

All Applaws products undergo strict controls at all stages of production. They are marked by positive reviews from dog owners, and are also highly appreciated by veterinarians. In animals, energy and vitality increase, the work of internal organs is normalized, the wool becomes silky and voluminous.

Advantages

  • natural ingredients;

  • high meat content;

  • controls weight;

  • high digestibility.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

The best puppy food

Puppy food is made according to the needs of the growing organism. The owners are faced with a difficult choice: which goods are better, which manufacturer produces better and more useful ones. Toddlers are curious and expend a lot of energy, so the right diet is very important for them. Our rating includes 4 foods with the best balanced compositions, which help to strengthen bones, form internal organs correctly, and be active throughout life.

NOW Natural holistic Fresh Puppy Recipe Grain Free

Rating: 4.9

NOW Natural holistic Fresh Puppy Recipe Grain Free

Holistic foods are of the highest quality, which is why their choice guarantees safety and a complete diet necessary for babies. The unique formula contains the required amount of fat and protein, it is free of grains and synthetic additives. The feed is made from free-range animal meat and environmentally friendly plant components.

Turkey and duck fillets are high quality protein sources. Salmon is rich in fatty acids that aid in the proper development of the eyes and the cardiovascular system. Fruits and vegetables grown without the use of chemicals prevent the development of diabetes. Lactobacillus helps in the functioning of the digestive system.

According to veterinarians, food is one of the best foods for puppies. It helps to strengthen the immune system, reduce the risk of various diseases.

Advantages

  • holistic class;

  • ecological natural products;

  • grain-free composition;

  • improves appetite.

disadvantages

  • high price.

GO! NATURAL Holistic Sensitivity + Shine Duck Dog Recipe

Rating: 4.8

GO! NATURAL Holistic Sensitivity + Shine Duck Dog Recipe

The food included in the rating is intended for puppies from 2 months of age and is also suitable for adult dogs with sensitive digestion. It does not contain offal, flavor enhancers, dyes and other chemical additives, cereals, it is created exclusively from premium ingredients that are also used for human nutrition.

Fresh duck fillet serves as a complete source of protein, organic vegetables are natural antioxidants, control blood sugar levels. The unique formula, which contains the required amount of minerals, vitamins, fatty acids, prevents the risk of allergies.

The food contributes to the proper formation of internal organs, gives strength for the activity of curious babies. In adult dogs, eating behavior is normalized, appetite is stimulated, and the condition of the skin improves.

Advantages

  • holistic – super premium class;

  • hypoallergenic;

  • for sensitive digestion;

  • balanced composition.

disadvantages

  • high price.

Eukanuba Puppy&Junior Lamb&Rice

Rating: 4.7

Eukanuba Puppy&Junior Lamb&Rice

The Dutch brand dog food is created under the strict supervision of veterinarians and dermatologists. Laboratory tests confirm their impeccable quality and safety for your pet. The food is a complete, balanced diet for puppies, as well as pregnant and lactating dogs.

Chicken and lamb are easy to digest. Rice serves as a source of carbohydrates, does not contain gluten, so the risk of allergic diseases is excluded. The complex of vitamins and minerals helps the proper development of the skeletal system, strengthens muscles, and helps to normalize the metabolic processes of a growing body.

The food has a beneficial effect on the nervous system, reduces anxiety. The puppy is moderately active, develops according to age, is protected from diseases, looks healthy and cheerful.

Advantages

  • high protein content;

  • stimulates appetite;

  • improves appearance;

  • gluten free.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Organix Puppy Large Breed Chicken

Rating: 4.7

Organix Puppy Large Breed Chicken

Our rating includes food specially designed for puppies of large breeds. These pets need an increased amount of vitamins and minerals for normal growth and development. The food does not contain components harmful to health, it is created exclusively from natural and safe ingredients.

Chicken meat serves as a source of easily digestible protein, which is necessary for the proper formation of muscles, bones and joints. Fish oil, flaxseed and brewer's yeast maintain a healthy appearance of the skin and coat, prevent the occurrence of increased shedding. Prebiotics help the gastrointestinal tract to function properly.

Puppy Large Breed Chicken quickly satiates, controls appetite, reduces the risk of obesity. According to the owners, the food has the optimal size of granules, which clean the teeth well, strengthen the gums.

Advantages

  • high digestibility;

  • natural composition;

  • high vitamin content;

  • strengthens the nervous system.

disadvantages

  • not detected.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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