A List of the Top Ten Dog Foods

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A List of the Top Ten Dog Foods
The dog food market is large and foods are varied. Some contain probiotics and minerals to aid in digestion. (Two Dogs image by ziggyhendry from Fotolia.com)

The dog food industry is booming and foods are varied. Some contain chelated minerals—specially designed mineral supplements that aid in absorption of nutrients into the body—as well as probiotics, dietary supplements containing friendly bacteria that aid in digestion. Numerous specialised formulas such as those foods that are hypoallergenic benefit dogs with skin allergies and food sensitivities. Below is a list of the top ten dog foods as listed by ConsumerResearch.com and various periodicals.

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Orijen

Averaging £22 per 6.8kg. bag, Orijen contains no grains and is composed of potatoes, chicken and turkey meal and other vegetables. Orijen is the highest quality dog food out there, packed with B vitamins and minerals.

Merrick

Averaging £16 per 6.8kg. bag, Merrick has been regarded as the best quality dog food on the commercial market. Composed of quality ingredients, Merrick is hormone and antibiotic free and contains no preservatives or byproducts. Rich in vitamins, Omega 3's and Omega 6 fatty acids, Merrick uses organic chicken and domestically grown ingredients and the food is tested on site and produced at its own plant.

Dick Van Patten Natural Balance

Ranging in price from £8 per 2.27kg. bag to £29 per 11.3kg. bag, Dick Van Patten Natural Balance is completely organic and made from domestically grown ingredients and USDA-approved meats. This food is rich in vitamins, Omega 3's and Omega 6 fatty acids, and it is tested in the company's own laboratory.

Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul

Averaging £13 per 8.16kg. bag, Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul is another very high quality dog food free of preservatives, composed mainly of whole-grain white and brown rice. This food also contains chicken and turkey meal.

Innova

Averaging £1.30 per 369gr. can, Innova is a wet food composed mostly of meat, fish and vegetables and containing no grains, fillers or byproducts. Rich in vitamins and chelated minerals, Omega 3's and Omega 6 fatty acids, Innova also contains probiotics.

Canidae

Averaging 90p per 369gr. can, Canidae is another wet dog food composed mainly of chicken, chicken liver, fish and egg. Canidae contains grains such as brown rice, but no other fillers or byproducts. Canidae contains large amounts of protein, using meats free of hormones and preservatives.

Wysong Maintenance

Averaging £5 per 1.81kg. bag, Wysong Maintenance is loaded with protein, contains mostly chicken and is meant to be part of a rotating diet. All food is made of natural ingredients and manufactured at its own plants. Wysong packages its food in small-batch “Nutripacks,” packages designed to keep out oxygen and light to preserve the food.

Natural Balance Ultra Premium

Averaging 90p per 369gr. can, Natural Balance is a wet food with a lower meat content and contains vegetables such as potatoes and carrots, plus vegetable oils. Natural Balance is held in high regard by owners as the company makes the results of its testing available to consumers.

Wellness

Ranging in price from £9 per 1.81kg. bag to £22 per 5.44kg. bag, Wellness is packed with protein and uses hormone- and antibiotic-free meats and vegetable oils. Rich in vitamins, Omega 3's and Omega 6 fatty acids, Wellness contains chelated minerals and probiotics. This food also is hypoallergenic and free of wheat, corn and soy.

California Natural

Averaging £13 per 6.8kg. bag, California Natural dog food is also hypoallergenic and free of soy, wheat and gluten. California Natural is some of the best quality dog food on the market. All meats are free of hormones, antibiotics, chemical preservatives and byproducts. Rich in vitamins, Omega 3's and Omega 6 fatty acids, California Natural is devoid of probiotics and contains only one fat, one carbohydrate and one protein.

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