A pet’s diet is the foundation to long-lasting health which is why researching the right food is so important. Like humans, dog’s nutritional needs vary from dog to dog and depend on a variety of factors like breed, size, age, weight, and more. Because there are hundreds of brands to choose from, we’ve compiled a list of our Top 5 brands according to our customers:
5. Taste of the Wild
Taste of the Wild is a family owned and operated company that is dedicated to producing high-quality, affordable pet foods that are based on your pet’s natural diet. All Taste of the Wild formulas consist of real roasted meats and are supplemented with vegetables, legumes, and fruits. These grain free recipes provide superior taste, highly digestible energy, and antioxidants to support a healthy immune system .
Taste of the Wild has two puppy formulas: Their High Prairie Roasted Bison and Venison is an excellent alternative to poultry and provides exceptional protein and fat levels. Their Pacific Stream Smoked Salmon Puppy recipe contains smoked salmon and oceanfish as the primary proteins and grain-free carbs like sweet potatoes, peas, carrots, and blueberries.
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ACANA is a brand that is also committed to providing a biologically appropriate diet. They believe that “The biologically appropriate concept is simple: mirror the quantity, freshness and variety of meats that nature evolved dogs and cats to eat.” All ACANA recipes are sourced and made within the United States by trusted farmers so you can have peace of mind knowing that you’re feeding your pup the freshest ingredients. ACANA nourishes your pet’s instinct for real, fresh meats and high quality grain-free carbohydrates. It’s everything Mother Nature intended and nothing she did not.
ACANA’s Heritage Puppy and Junior recipe is a protein-packed recipe loaded with over 60% of premium animal ingredients including free-run chicken, free-run turkey, wild-caught flounder and whole nest-laid eggs.
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NutriSource is a family owned and operated company that is committed to the long term health of family pets. They promise that every bag will reflect their passion for creating the highest quality super premium pet foods. NutriSource products all consist of carefully considered ingredients and a revolutionary supplement called Good 4 Life. The Good 4 Life supplement supports gut health, healthy skin and coat, odor control and brain function.
NutriSource has four puppy food formulas: two large breed formulas and two small/medium breed formulas. Their small and medium breed formulas are intended for puppies expected to weigh less than 50 pounds full grown and their large breed formulas are intended for dogs expected to be larger than 50 pounds. Both sizes offer grain-in and grain-free options for pups with grain sensitivities.
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Our #2 top rated brand is Orijen. Orijen is ACANA’s sister company and, like their sister company, Orijen produces award-winning, high-quality formulas that closely resemble a diet that mother nature intended.
Orijen has two puppy formulas: A puppy formula and a large breed puppy formula. Their regular puppy formula is ideal for puppies whose adult weight ranges from 11-lbs to 66-lbs and their large breed formula is designed for dogs expected to way 66-lbs or more.
Both the puppy formula and the large breed formulas are rich in protein and fats from a variety of fresh, whole meats to fully support your puppy’s rapid growth and development.
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Our #1 rated brand for puppy food is Fromm. Fromm is a fifth-generation family-owned and operated company based out of Wisconsin that has been producing premium pet food since 1949.
The Fromm Gold puppy formulas are both made with high quality proteins like chicken and duck and include fresh produce like potatoes, carrots and real Wisconsin cheese. The Gold Large Breed puppy formula is intended for puppies who are expected to be 50 pounds and over when full grown and the Gold puppy formula is intended for puppies expected to weigh less than 50 pounds.
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If you ever have any questions about a specific brand please don’t hesitate to reach out to us by phone at 888-316-7297 or via email at [email protected]