Orijen (est. $35 per 15.4 pounds) is “…a very high-grade dry dog food” states CS. The brand is devoid of any grain material, and substitutes potatoes for carbohydrates. CS says experts report potatoes are a “good source” of minerals and B vitamins. The three main ingredients in the product are boneless chicken, chicken meal, and turkey meal. Additional “high quality” ingredients are listed in the Orijen review:
- Whitefish meal.
- Turkey meal.
- Salmon meal.
- Whole eggs.
- Probiotic microorganisms (a bacterium for protection against harmful bacteria).
Chicken Soup for the Pet Lovers Soul (est. $23 for 18 pounds) is a “top-quality” dry dog food with zero preservatives. The product’s primary ingredients are listed in the review:
- Chicken meal.
- Turkey meal.
- Whole grain brown and white rice.
Innova EVO Wild Canned Dog Food
Innova EVO (Est. 1.75 for 13.2 ounce can) is a dog food designed “to replicate what a dog would eat in the wild.” The “high quality” dog food contains 95% meat. The product has no grains or fillers. Some problems have been reported about dogs adjusting to the high protein diet. Some owners use this dog food as a supplement with other lower protein brands.
Best Quality Canned Dog Food
Canidae All Life Stages (est. $1.30 for 13 ounce can) has an “impressive ingredient lineup.” The All Life Stages formula does not contain any meat hormones or preservatives, and contains a variety of quality ingredients:
- Chicken and chicken broth.
- Chicken liver.
- Brown rice.
The product is not “grain-free,” but contains no corn, wheat, soy, fillers, or by-products. CS states the brand is sometimes difficult to find in supermarkets, but consumers can purchase the product on-line.
“Canidae All Life Stages canned dog food features a balance of Omega 6 & 3 fatty acids along with skin & coat conditioners to maintain a healthy luxurious coat,” advises the All Natural Pet Food Store on their Canidae dog food web page.
The pet food store claims Canidae All Life Stages provides “enzyme activity” helping to reduce cellulose. The website provides complete information about Canidae “guaranteed [percentages of active ingredients] analysis, calculated caloric content, and nutrient analysis.”
The ConsumerSearch dog food reviews web page provides links to longer CS reviews for each of the “Best” rated dog foods, and provides links to additional information and reviews from outside sources.