Quality dog foods

With dogs being harmed in modern times from poor quality, cheap dog foods… we really need to invest a little time to find ones that are worthwhile for our loyal, loving companion! Many cheap pet foods are corn based. This is because of the affordability and availability of the corn.

Why corn causes problems in pet foods

I used to think the damage caused by cheap pet food was the corn’s fault, but no, it is more complicated than that. The corn when stored in bulk in the wrong conditions becomes unhealthy. When it is not dried out properly, or becomes/stays damp, will grow mold. These molds can be very dangerous and spread incredibly quickly. Brief exposure contaminates the bulk storage. But infestation can also spread rapidly and lead to issues.

These molds can be toxic and/or cause food sensitivities and allergies. The easiest way to avoid this risk is to avoid corn-based pet foods.

I will cover the dog foods, but first… some fun stuff!

Dog treats…these are high-rated, best-sellers for a reason…

GREENIES Pill Pocket Soft Dog Treats, GREENIES Dental Dog Treats, Regular, Original Flavor, 36 Treats, 36 oz., PEDIGREE Dentastix Large Dog Treats

How about an even more special treat?!?

Puppy Cake Wheat-Free Peanut Butter Cake Mix and Frosting for Dogs.
I love making cakes for my family and wouldn’t it be great to make one for your best friend? It is a very highly rated and a best-selling item.

Here is the high-rated, best-selling dog food

I have a lot of information for the 2 highest rated dog foods and this rating scale will help you gauge the quality of the others too. None of these dog foods are lower than 3/5 stars. There are other Rachel Ray dog food brands not included in this list that are below this rating scale.

Taste of the Wild Dog Food

Taste of the Wild happens to be great dog food, the top best-seller, and my favorite brand. This is high quality dog food with great ingredients.
Most pet food producers use corn as the main ingredient, and usually too much salt as well. We have come to understand now that corn is not good for our pet friends and can cause allergies and digestion issues. Even worse, it is hard to know when the source for the pet food ingredients is from foreign countries with no regulations to protect the quality. This has resulted in fatalities and recalls.
Taste of the Wild dog food is made in 5 state-of-the-art plants in the U.S. It is one that you will find in the best quality dog food lists, but is still the reasonable price range. That combination explains why it is the top best seller. This food is grain-free. It has flaxseed, which is technically a seed and is also extremely good for both dogs and humans too. Ground flaxseed has micro-nutrients, dietary fiber, manganese, vitamin B1, and I feel is a better source for Omega 3 than fish oil sources. They use quality meat, vegetables, and fruit with recipes that were designed by Veterinarians and Nutritionists.
Schell & Kampeter, Inc. company uses great quality control, quality testing, and microbial testing in their facility.
1,075 Mycotoxin Tests/week
1,300+ Microbiological Tests/week
180 Oxidative Stability Tests on Fats & Oils/month
6,000+ Ingredient Nutritional Tests/month
45,000+ Finished Product Nutritional Tests/month
18+ hours of Employee Safety Training per employee/year
600+ Safety Assessments/year

Flavors: Bison & Venison, Lamb, or Salmon
4.5/5 star rating for quality and content by DogFoodAdvisor.com

All are 30 lbs

Hill’s Science Diet Dog Food

3/5 star rating for quality and content by DogFoodAdvisor.com

38.5 lbs, 30 lbs

Blue Buffalo Dog Food

4/5 star rating for quality and content by DogFoodAdvisor.com

both are 30 lbs

Blue Buffalo Wilderness

4.5/5 star rating for quality and content by DogFoodAdvisor.com

24 lbs

Wellness Core

5/5 star rating for quality and content by DogFoodAdvisor.com
This is the highest rated dog food in the list. The company says that they follow rigid manufacturing procedures and protocols and their processing plant is meticulously sanitized. They do not use artificial flavors, preservatives, or chemicals in the dog food. Quality ingredients are used in a healthy mix. Here is their ingredient list, which includes rice and barley: https://www.wellnesspetfood.com/our-philosophy/quality-ingredients.

26 lbs

Rachel Ray Dog Food

Zero Grain Turkey and Potato, Nutrish Just 6 Lamb and Rice
4/5, 3/5 star rating for quality and content by DogFoodAdvisor.com

both 14 lbs

Is your dog eating that dog food too fast?

Here is a great way to slow them down. This is small, but there are other sizes and colors of bowls here…
4.6 out of 5 stars for over 6,400 reviews

PetSafe Busy Buddy Kibble Nibble Meal Dispensing Dog Toy
This is large, but there are other sizes here as well. The plus is they entertain your dog, the minus is that they travel and so can the eating mess.
All of these type of dispensers are rated 3 to 3.5
3.5 out of 5 stars for over 1,100 reviews

Kong Classic Dog Toy
This is the best known puzzle feed toy for dogs.
4.4 out of 5 stars for over 4,600 reviews

GrayCell Dog Treat Snack Food Ball Interactive Dog IQ Play Treat Dispenser Toy for Medium Large Dogs
This one works much like the Kong toy but is more textured. Sometimes dogs like textured balls better, and often they can help keep the teeth cleaner. It is also in orange.
4.3 out of 5 stars for 13 reviews

Dog fountain

This is an extremely popular fountain that holds 100 oz. It has a changeable filter, BPA free material that can go in the top shelf of the dishwasher. The pump is low-voltage and very quiet.
4 out 5 stars for over 880 reviews