With the unfortunate increase in pet food recalls, dog owners are wondering if there are any healthy dog food brands and what exactly they can feed their dogs that’s actually safe and won’t be recalled the day after purchase.
Dog owners are kind of frustrated from all of these recalls -- is there any healthy dog food available in the supermarket? Because of this fear, many dog owners are now feeding their pets homemade human food.
It may sound like an easy solution to the problem, but it’s not really the best option. Human food can make a dog or any other pet sick. Their digestive systems aren’t built for it, so introducing human food can cause just as many problems as the recalled pet food if you’re not careful.
Not all human food is bad, though. If you decide to make your own food for your dog then make sure you’re giving healthy organic food. There should be nothing with artificial ingredients or any chemically sprayed food.
Organic will be the best way to go if you want to make your own food for your dog. If making your own food for your dog doesn’t really appeal to you, then look for dog foods that have the least amount of grains.
Although there really isn’t any evidence that grains will cause all of these problems, it seems to make sense, since grains have been used as fillers for the pet food in the last few years.
What are the most healthy dog food brands?
Most of these best canned dog foods are available on Amazon:
#1 Against the Grain Dog Food (Pulled Beef with Gravy, Pulled Chicken with Gravy)
#2 Abound Moist Dog Food (Chicken Vegetable Stew, Lamb and Brown Rice Stew, Salmon and Sweet Potato Stew)
#3 Blue Buffalo -- Blue’s Stew (Love You Stew, Hunter’s Stew, Hearty Beef Stew, Tasty Turkey Stew, Country Chicken Stew, Irish Lamb Stew) Blue Buffalo Family Favorites (Turducken, Backyard BBQ, Shepherd’s Pie, Turkey Day Feast, Mom’s Chicken Pie, Sunday Chicken Dinner) and Blue Buffalo Divine Delights (Beef Entree, Duck Entree, Lamb Entree, Turkey Entree, Salmon Entree, Chicken Entree)
#4 AvoDerm Grain Free (Beef and Potato Stew, Turkey and Vegetable Stew, Chicken and Vegetable Stew, Salmon and Potato Stew)
#5 Canine Caviar (95% Buffalo Grain Free, 95% Venison Grain Free, 95% Turkey Grain Free, 95% Duck Grain Free)
#6 Castor and Pollux Natural Ultramix (Adult Beef, Adult Lamb, Adult Chicken, Puppy Chicken) -- Castor and Pollux Natural Ultramix Grain-Free -- and Castor and Pollux Natural Ultramix Indulgent Mix (Venison, White Potatoes and Carrots, All-Beef Sausage Links and Sweet Potato, Beef Tripe & Chicken, Apples and Green Peas, Whole Chicken Thigh, Carrots and Sweet Potato, Duck & Venison, Green Beans with Wild Rice, Minced Chicken & Bacon with Fresh Tomatoes)
#7 Cocolicious Dog Food (Organic Beef, Organic Turkey, Organic Chicken, Wholesome Pork, Wholesome Duck, Wholesome Lamb, Wild Caught Salmon, Wholesome Venison, Tender Pork and Lamb, Beef and Turkey, Chicken and Beef, Turkey and Chicken, Wild Caught Salmon and Pork, Wholesome Lamb and Wild Caught Salmon)
#8 Dave’s Delectable Dinners (Stewie Stew, Lamb and Wild Rice Stew, Chicken and Wild Rice Stew, Lamb and Veggie)
#9 Dogswell Dog Food (Vitality Duck and Sweet Potato Stew, Vitality Lamb and Sweet Potato Stew, Vitality Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew, Happy Hips Duck and Sweet Potato Stew, Happy Hips Lamb and Sweet Potato Stew, Happy Hips Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew)
#10 Drs. Foster and Smith Dog Food (Fish and Potato Adult, Chicken and Brown Rice Adult, Country Classics Hearty Beef Stew, Lamb and Brown Rice Adult, Country Classics Roasted Turkey and Chicken Stew)
To find the best dog food brands always have a look at the label first!
Some experts offer some tips of what to look for on the ingredients label of your dog food. They state that the first three ingredients of the label should be some kind of protein -- such as beef, chicken, fish or turkey.
It’s important that the dog food have a good amount of protein. Stay away from dog food brands which use by-products or rendered products. Preservatives are very common, the worst, found primarily in dry foods, are (BHA) butylated hydroxyanisole, (BHT) butylated hydroxytoluene, propyl gallate, and ethoxyquin. Never buy any dog food product that doesn’t have the company name, phone number or web address clearly listed on the package.
You should have a way to contact someone if something should happen. You should avoid buying the generic labeled or store brand labeled dog food products, since these are manufactured from bulk suppliers. Look for a good brand name product to feed to your dog instead.
Dog food can be safe, but you need to be an advocate for your dog and investigate on healthy dog food brands. Read the labels and make sure the food is of high quality and you can avoid the problems caused by the pet food recalls.