Dry dog food comes in countless forms, but we’ve narrowed things down to our top picks at any price point. From common proteins to the unique ingredients, we’ve got you covered. 

 

1. American Journey Active Life Formula Salmon, Brown Rice & Vegetables Recipe

 

First Impression: Every recipe provides a well-rounded, balanced diet starting with real protein as the first ingredient plus nutrient-rich vegetables like sweet potatoes and carrots. 

Helpful Review: It’s very hard to find limited ingredient foods for the Aussie Shepherd. He has allergies and is allergic to most ingredients found in dog food. He loves this and he can enjoy it without breaking out in hot spots. Win-win! Kennedy on chewy.com

2. Chicken Soup for the Soul Mature Chicken, Turkey & Brown Rice Recipe

First Impression: Great Tasting with real chicken & turkey as first 2 ingredients. Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids for healthy skin and coat. Antioxidants and superfoods like apples, blueberries and spinach help build immune health. 

Helpful Review: I have used this for 20 years now and allergies have not been a problem. Recommend it for Pugs and all dogs that can't eat grains. PugMOM on chewy.com

3. Rachael Ray Nutrish Real Chicken & Veggies Recipe

First Impression: This delicious, super premium dry food for dogs features real chicken as the number one ingredient—a protein source that supports healthy organs and lean muscle mass.

Helpful Review: Our pit mix has terrible issues with allergies and since switching him to this food his allergies are virtually nonexistent. We tried more expensive food and finally a vet recommended this after 6 years of struggling and switching for something to help for a month or two and then the allergies were back. Not with this food we’re a year in and he’s still happy and healthy. Daxter on chewy.com

4. Purina Pro Plan Complete Essentials – Shredded Blend Salmon & Rice Formula

First Impression: This super-premium pet food, with real salmon as the first ingredient, has an irresistible flavor, and the blend of hard kibble and tender shredded pieces gives him a texture he can sink his teeth into.  

Helpful Review: My Pyrenees mix, who used to eat any food I gave her, has become extremely picky over the past year. Foods that she previously ate with no problem she turns her nose up at! Purina has never failed us and this food with the shredded pieces is keeping her happy so far. She’s at a good weight and it doesn’t bother her stomach, which can be very sensitive. I give her fortiflora every day and that combined with this food has been great for her. We’ve tried all the other shredded variety flavors and the salmon seems to work best for her. Piper on chewy.com

5. Wellness Complete Health – Adult Deboned Chicken & Oatmeal Recipe

First Impression: This balanced, healthy dry dog food encourages a strong immune system, optimize energy levels and ensure a healthy skin and coat while promoting whole body health. 

Helpful Review: My dogs (Boston terriers/& pug mix) love it and it helps immensely with their gaseous issues 🙂 I put deboned chicken, pumpkin, and broth on it…they gobble it up. Thumbs up!! Great ingredients. Dog owner on chewy.com

6. Nature's Logic Canine Chicken Meal Feast All Life Stages

First Impression: Even if your dog is sensitive to some foods, that doesn’t mean he/she or you, the owner, has to suffer! You can feed him or her an allergen-free dinner any pet will love with Nature’s Logic Chicken Meal Dinner Fare Canine Dry Formula!

Helpful Review: For my boxer/pit mix, I spent a good year trying to find a food he would enjoy and would also help with his skin allergies. I have tried a number of flavors in Nature's Logic, and he likes every single one and they all help with his skin! His skin has never done better on a dry dog food, and the ingredients in this are hard to beat. Would definitely recommend giving it a try if you have a picky eater and/or a dog with skin issues/allergies. Sara on chewy.com

7. I and Love and You Naked Essentials Grain-Free Chicken and Duck Recipe

First Impression: Your pal will love every crunchy bite that’s packed with quality meats and fiber-rich lentils, while he gets his daily dose of protein for strong muscles, plenty of omegas for healthy skin and a shiny coat.

Helpful Review: Our dog is a rehomed little girl who had surgery when just a tiny puppy because she swallowed a toy. After surgery she was fed a diet of chicken with rice and vegetables. We are trying to get her to eat kibble now, and she seems to like the "I and Love and You", which she likes to munch mostly at night when we are all ready to go to bed! mamalady on chewy.com

8. ORIJEN Original Grain-Free Food

First Impression: ORIJEN food is made with the most nutrient-dense, succulent parts of the prey to deliver the nutrition dogs need. The result is a diet for your canine companion that is beyond comparison. 

Helpful Review: My dog luvs Orijen. Orijen has high quality dry and freeze-dried food and treats. No fillers or other stuff you don't want your dog eating. Truly feel great about my dog wolfing this food down…lol! Dog Mom on chewy.com

 

 

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