A Sampling of Some of the Best Dry Dog Food
For those of us that are pup parents, the health and happiness of our pets are as important and central to us as the health and happiness of our children. They are members of our families; this is something that is either understood or is not.
It’s why we shower them with love and affection and include them into the fold, as they are one of our own. It’s why we take time and attention to dedicate resources to them to ensure their comfort and quality of life. It’s also why we take the time to consult with veterinary professionals to come up with a unique dietary regimen that ensures their health and satisfaction.
A strictly dry diet may not be ideal for all adult dogs, and the only way to ensure that your beloved pup’s unique nutritional needs are being met is to take into account the advice of your vet. With that in mind, there are specific diets that some dogs must follow in order to protect them against food allergies; there are some dogs for whom a wet or raw diet is advisable, and there are some situations in which you might find yourself looking for the best dry dog food.
As all dogs are individuals, there is no one single best dry dog food; rather, there is a collection of brands and blends to which the term “best” might be applied. Take a look at some of these highlights from our collection, and if you’d like more information on any of them, make sure you get in touch with us.
One more thing to note before embarking is the fact that as all dogs have their own unique nutritional needs, you will come across a number of blends even here on our website that have a varied mix of ingredients. The most important thing to keep in mind about our philosophy here at Pets Plus is that we care about the ingredients we use.
You wouldn’t eat something if you didn’t know where it came from or what was in it, and you wouldn’t give it to your dog either. That’s why we are sure to sell or create our dry foods from only the finest possible ingredients available, to list them honestly, and to disclose all valuable information. We’re confident that you won’t be able to find a larger or a healthier selection of dog foods out there made from such premium ingredients.
North Winds Premium Ancient Grains Prime with Chicken Meal & Pork Meal Dog Food
North Winds Premium is our own exclusive brand here at Pets Plus, and we take special care to ensure the freshness and quality of the ingredients that we mix into our blends. All of our North Winds Premium pet foods are crafted from the finest ingredients in small batches to ensure that we can provide you as a pet parent with the ability to feed your dog only the best we have to offer.
This particular blend is made primarily with chicken meal, which is the number one ingredient listed - just check the product page! - which is healthy for growing dogs and adult dogs. Chicken is rich with protein and relatively lean, which supports a healthy musculoskeletal system and supports the growth and maintenance of muscle mass to prevent atrophy.
It is also made with gluten-free grains and contains no corn, wheat, or soy to promote healthy digestion and help prevent the effects of common allergies. In addition, this particular blend is made with a rich blend of sources of fiber and other plant-based ingredients that support digestion and provide immune support. For example, we use blueberries and cranberries that are packed with antioxidants and are potent immune boosters.
This blend is also made to offer a healthy mix of Omega fatty acids, including Omega 3 and Omega 6, which are not only heart healthy but will promote the health and sheen of your pup’s skin and fur. Rich in protein and other nutrients, this is a fine blend - perhaps not the single best dry dog food, but certainly a contender.
Ancient Mountain Canine Recipe with Roasted Lamb Dog Food
This blend from Taste of the Wild of rich and nutritious ingredients is full of protein, antioxidants, healthy fatty acids, and other nutrients that are not only good for some dogs - your dog will love it.
Whereas some blends are made with corn, soy, and wheat and lean heavily on them, this blend is rich with ancient grains that are naturally packed with protein and are nutrient-dense. For example, this blend contains sorghum, millet, quinoa, and chia seeds that, though they are grains, are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fatty acids. As an added bonus, ancient grains like these are also naturally loaded with protein.
Like the blend we mentioned immediately precious, this one is made with another protein-dense ingredient; in fact, it’s the first ingredient on the list and the largest constituent in the mix. This dry dog food is made with pasture-raised lamb, which is naturally full of protein and energy-rich in fats and oils. It’s also naturally easy for most pets to digest.
Taste of the Wild dog foods like this one are also full of special probiotics that are healthy for your pet’s digestive health and constitute a healthy portfolio gut flora. This dog food and others from Taste of the Wild are full of their own K9 probiotics that are carefully selected and added after cooking to ensure that they are active. Each morsel of this blend is full of these cultures, and a pound of this food contains up to 80 million live cultures.
In addition, this blend of dog food is full of vitamin and mineral-dense vegetables and fruits that are guaranteed to contain minimum levels of these essential nutrients to ensure overall health. Check out the product page above to learn more about this unique blend and get in touch with us if you want to learn more.
Taste of the Wild Angus Beef Limited Ingredient Formula Dog Food
This is a meaty mixture for a dry dog food, containing at least 27% crude protein content by analysis. It’s packed with protein because the number one ingredient in this blend is pasture-raised beef. It’s not full of by-products or rendered meats; this is the real deal. If you want to feed your dog a high-quality dog food that is very rich in protein, this may be the best bet.
While beef takes the limelight in this dog food and it is packed with animal protein, this blend is also full of other nutrient-rich ingredients like lentils, tomato pomace, and sunflower oil, and salmon oil. These ingredients help to round out its profile of vitamins and minerals while at the same time providing for heart-healthy Omega fatty acids that are vital to your pet’s health.
It’s also full of helpful probiotics that are helpful in promoting the natural balance of your dog’s gut flora and are beneficial to your pup’s immune system as well. Full of protein and a great source of fiber, antioxidants, carbohydrates, and other essential nutrients, this blend is a meat lover’s dream.
Fromm Classic Adult Dog Food
One of the premier dog food brands that we offer here at Pets Plus is Fromm, and this nutritious formula from Fromm is ideal for many adult dogs. It’s based on chicken, eggs, and brown rice, and comes carrying a lot of other healthy, beneficial ingredients.
Fromm has been producing excellent dog foods that are tailored to the unique needs of your dog’s life stages, and they have done so since 1949. This recipe is based in that original recipe and stands the test of time because of the quality of its ingredients and the nutritional value they provide.
Just a quick glance at the top of the ingredients list will yield chicken, chicken meal, brown rice, barley, oatmeal, white rice, and chicken fat. Without the need to get much deeper into the mix you can see right from the top of the list that this dog food is full of protein, energy-rich fats, complex carbohydrates, and other essential vitamins and minerals that come along with those ingredients.
Dig a little deeper into the ingredients list and you will find other helpful, beneficial ingredients like eggs, fish meal, cheese, and more, along with a suite of proprietary probiotics that the Fromm family has carefully formulated to promote digestibility and nutrient utilization.
There’s a reason that the Fromm name is one of the prime players in the industry for holistic, healthy dog food, and some of their formulas will definitely come up in any list of the best dry dog food. They are produced at the Fromm family owned and operated facility and tested by third-party auditors to ensure quality.
Fromm Family Gold Large Breed Adult Dog Food
Like the blend above, this formula is produced at the Fromm family owned and operated facility, contains their own unique mix of probiotics, and is extensively tested to ensure quality and consistency. This blend, in particular, has been crafted and tuned to meet the needs of adult dogs of large breeds, weighing fifty pounds or more.
It has a complex blend of ingredients, hinging on chicken and chicken fat, eggs, chicken livers, duck, lamb, and salmon oil to provide not only a rich mix of protein but fats and oils, including healthy Omega 3 fatty acids. In addition to the protein density of this blend, it is also a delicious mix that your pup will love. Who wouldn’t love a mix of chicken, duck, lamb, and eggs?
This blend also contains a healthy and balanced mix of plant-based ingredients, including carrots, sweet potatoes, celery, potatoes, and alfalfa meal, which add a healthy mix of carbohydrates, oils, and fiber into this mix. If you’re looking for a blend for your large breed adult dog that he or she will love and is healthy as well, this may be a prime choice.
Nutrisource Grain Free Senior Dog Food
Nutrisource, like Fromm, is another family-owned company, and that gives them the ability to take direct charge of the ingredients they use in their blends. This complex blend is ideal for some senior dogs and is a grain-free dog food as well. Only a quick glimpse into the list of ingredients will illustrate how carefully formulated this recipe is.
The first ingredient in the list is turkey, and this dog food is guaranteed to contain at least 28% protein, which makes it one of the most protein-dense dog foods in this list. It’s also full of lentils, both red and green, as well as peas, chickpeas, fish meal, and oils, all of which provide additional protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, and oils to promote a heart-healthy diet.
This blend, like many of the others in this article, is also rich with probiotics which are carefully selected and added in order to encourage not only healthy digestion and nutrient absorption but also a healthy and robust immune system. Visit the product page above and get in touch with a member of our team if you have any other questions about these or our other products.