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10 of the Best Rated Dog Foods

Dog Foods that Consistently Impress Pet Parents

By Kat Sherbo. July 16, 2013 | See Comments

10 of the Best Rated Dog Foods

There are plenty of dog food options out there, so how do you find the best? Customer reviews and recommendations from your friends might play a big part in your decision making. Take a look at these 10 dog foods that consistently garner good reviews.

Some dogs foods just seem to rise to the top when it comes to consumer reviews and ratings. If you're looking for a dog food that's already pleased plenty of pet parents, look no farther than these ten best rated dog foods, which consistently receive good reviews.


Canidae Grain Free Pure - Line of Dog Foods

All four "elements" in this line of dog foods from Canidae (Sea, Sky, Land, Elements) rank highly on Dog Food Advisor, with 4 to 5 stars, and Sea and Elements get top marks from PetCareRx customers.

What You Get

  • Made with high quality ingredients and without harsh chemicals or hard-to-digest grains
  • Packed with strength-enhancing protein, and you can choose from a variety of flavors
  • Contains skin & coat conditioners, Omega 6 & 3 fatty acids, & DHA
  • No corn, wheat, soy, grain fractions, or glutens


Wellness CORE Grain Free Ocean Formula

This food makes's list of the best dry dog foods, got 5 stars on Dog Food Advisor, and it's also highly rated right here on PetCareRx!

What You Get

  • Food packed with protein, to imitate a dog's natural, wild diet
  • Delicious fish ingredients like salmon promote a health skin and coat
  • Grain free dog food


Dogswell Nutrisca Dry Dog Food

This dog food option gets top marks here on PetCareRx, and it's not hard to see why. These foods are grain free, high in antioxidants, and you can choose from two flavors: chicken or lamb. The lamb is sourced right here in the US, and the chicken is raised cage-free, both with no added hormones.

What You Get

  • A completely grain- and potato-free dry food
  • An optimal source of protein and amino acids
  • The lamb diet is a great alternative for dogs with poultry allergies


Evanger's Grain Free Chicken Adult Dry Dog Food

Both the chicken and the meat lover's medley get 5 stars from Dog Food Advisor, and the chicken recipe was named Top Approved Dry Food by the Whole Dog Journal. With these two foods, you'll know fresh meat is always the first ingredient.

What You Get

  • A food suitable for all life stages -- puppy to senior
  • Nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables instead of grains for optimal canine health
  • Flaxseed and Omegas 3 and 6 for healthy joints, skin & coat


Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diet

This food is a favorite among PetCareRx customers, and it's a great choice for pet parents whose dogs are suffering from food allergies. Limited ingredient diets are usually used to introduce new protein sources into a dog's diet, helping to identify what ingredients might be giving your dog and allergic reaction.

What You Get

  • Just a few great ingredients, so you won't have to wonder if a filler or extra ingredient is causing your dog's allergies
  • Complete and balanced options for all breeds and life stages
  • Grain free, and made with premium protein


Solid Gold Canned Dog Food

This snazzy green can of food receives great reviews on Dog Food Advisor, along with other Solid Gold options, and is top rated on PetCareRx.

What You Get

  • Solid Gold products are always all natural, holistic, and do not contain any chemical preservatives
  • Great taste for picky-eater dogs
  • Most dogs will go nuts for beef tripe


Taste of the Wild Canned Food

Taste of the Wild foods make's roundup of the best rated dog foods, consistently get 3 to 5 stars on Dog Food Advisor, and are a top rated food on PetCareRx.

What You Get

  • Grain free recipe with added vegetables and fruits for natural antioxidants
  • Highly digestible and tasty carbohydrate sources


Taste of the Wild Dry Food

These foods get just as much love form PetCareRx customers as the canned, and rate 4 to 5 stars on Dog Food Advisor. With plenty of flavors and proteins to chose from, you're sure to find one for your dog.

What You Get

  • Grain free with no corn or soy
  • Great digestive support
  • Natural ingredients like salmon and sweet potatoes


Go! Fit and Free Dry Dog Foods

All three of these dog foods -- puppy, adult, and senior formulas -- get 5 stars from dog Food Advisor for lots of protein and highly digestible carbs.

What You Get

  • A balance of premium quality chicken, turkey, and salmon proteins and essential Omega oils
  • High meat inclusion for great energy sustainability
  • Highly digestible, so your pet will get more out of eating less


Whole Earth Farms Dog Food

Another trifecta of greatness, these three formulas for puppies, adults, and seniors, all get great marks on Dog Food Advisor. Calling themselves a "food revolution in the dog bowl," Whole Earth Farms recipes yield 25% protein for each meal.

What You Get

  • High-quality protein, whole grains, vegetables, and fruits to provide a natural dog food formula rich in nutrients
  • Real and wholesome USDA-inspected meats
  • Doesn't skimp on any of the good stuff your dog needs
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