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Choosing a dog food to feed your pup can be a hard decision, especially for first time pet parents. A lot of dry dog food nowadays contain fillers that aren’t giving your dog any nutrition to your dog. Since this is common for dog food, it is important as the owner to know what is in the food you are feeding your dog and how it may affect their overall health. In this blog I will discuss the top five best dry dog foods and the top five worst dry dog foods.

Best Dog Foods

  1. Wellness Complete Health Dry Dog Food

The first couple of ingredients of this brand are deboned chicken, chicken meal, oatmeal, ground barley, and peas.

2. Instinct Original Grain-Free Dry

The first 5 ingredients used to make this food are beef, chicken meal, white fish meal, peas, and chicken fat.

3. Nature’s Logic Dry Dog Food

The first 5 ingredients used to make this brand’s food are chicken meal, millet, chicken fat, pumpkin seed, and yeast culture.

4. Taste of the Wild Dry Dog Food

The first couple of ingredients in this dog food are buffalo, lamb meal, chicken meal, sweet potatoes, peas.

5. Blue Buffalo Life Protection Dry

The first 5 ingredients in this brand’s food are deboned chicken, chicken meal, brown rice, barley, and oatmeal.

Worst Dog Foods

  1. Kal Kan Complete Adult

This brand of food uses fillers and include things like bone meal which is basically ground up bones and other scraps which can provide protein but not as much and using real meat would. Some of their food is also pretty low in regards to it nutritional content.

2. Purina Dog Chow

This is one of the cheapest dog food brands and it shows through their ingredients. This dog food is very low in nutritional value and uses a lot of fillers.

3. IAMS Dog Food

The primary ingredient in this dog food is chicken, however, they also use chicken by-product but never list what that by-product is made of. They also use ingredients high in sugar content like beet pulp and can cause your pet to gain weight. This food also contains a substantial amount of fillers.

4. Twin Pet Dog Food

The first ingredient in this food is corn. This is a filler and low nutritional value.

5. Kibbles ‘n Bits

Pretty much all of the ingredients in this brand of dog food are just fillers. This dog food provides hardly any nutritional value at all.