Dog Food Recommendations

Healthy Dogs
Food Recommendations for Healthy Dogs

pawTree Chicken & Oatmeal Recipe

My First Choice for an all ages / all stages food for your dog. This is great for your dog that is not showing any outward appearing health problems.

Hungry Bark Superfoods with Chicken, Turkey + Brown Rice

This is a great all ages / all stages food for your dog that is not showing any outward appearing health problems.

The Farmer's Dog Human Grade Fresh Food

This is a great all ages / all stages food for your dog that is not showing any outward appearing health problems. It is the most expensive option on my list but consider combining this food with your pawTree or Hungry Bark kibble. 75% Kibble + 25% The Farmer’s Dog is a wonderful nutrition & taste choice.

Diamond Naturals Chicken & Rice Formula All Life Stages Dry Dog Food

This is a good all ages / all stages food for your dog that is not showing any outward appearing health problems.

Pet Plate Human Grade Chompin' Chicken

This is a great all ages / all stages food for your dog that is not showing any outward appearing health problems. It is the one of the most expensive options on my list but consider combining this food with your pawTree or Hungry Bark kibble. 75% Kibble + 25% Pet Plate is a wonderful nutrition & taste choice.
Joints & Inflammation
Food Recommendations for Dogs with Joints &/or Inflammation Concerns

pawTree Real Duck & Chickpeas Recipe

My First Choice for your dog that has joint &/or other inflammation concerns. Duck is a “cooling” protein which will help reduce inflammation in their body. Adding a daily joint supplement, like this one, is critical as well.

Hungry Bark Superfoods w/ Turkey + Duck (Grain-Free)

A great option for your dog that has joint &/or other inflammation concerns. Turkey & Duck are a “cooling” protein which will help reduce inflammation in their body. Adding a daily joint supplement, like this one, is critical as well.

Zignature Duck Limited Ingredient Formula Grain-Free Dry Dog Food

A good limited ingredient option for your dog that has joint &/or other inflammation concerns. Duck is a “cooling” protein which will help reduce inflammation in their body. Adding a daily joint supplement, like this one, is critical as well.

Skin Concerns
Food Recommendations for Dogs with Skin Concerns (but not allergic to fish)

pawTree Real Salmon, Peas & Sweet Potato Recipe

My First Choice for a food for your dog that has skin concerns. Salmon is known for amazing Omega benefits and can help reduce dry, red, and irritated skin. Adding a Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil supplement, like this one, is critical as well.

Hungry Bark Superfoods w/ Salmon (Grain-Free)

A great option for your dog that has skin concerns. Salmon is known for amazing Omega benefits and can help reduce dry, red, and irritated skin. Adding a Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil supplement, like this one, is critical as well.

Grandma Lucy's Macanna Salmon Grain Free Freeze Dried Dog Recipe

Grandma Lucy’s chooses to freeze dry their formulas in their California kitchens because it keeps food as fresh as possible, from taste to aroma to texture. Plus, the human grade ingredients in Grandma Lucy’s Macanna Salmon Freeze Dried Dog Recipe experience as little processing as possible, keeping nutrients intact.

This is a good option for your dog that has skin concerns. Salmon is known for amazing Omega benefits and can help reduce dry, red, and irritated skin. Adding a Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil supplement, like this one, is critical as well.

Sensitive Stomach
Food Recommendations for Dogs with Sensitive Stomach’s

pawTree Gastro Pro Plus A MUST for dogs with Sensitive Stomach's regardless of which food you choose.

GI issues are one of the most common reasons people see their vets. Supporting proper digestion and bowel health, Gastro Pro Plus is a natural and complete combination of probiotics, prebiotics, digestive enzymes and soothing herbs that help your dogs and cats maintain a healthy, active lifestyle with good gastrointestinal health. ALL dogs and cats, any size, any breed, need Gastro Pro Plus to help keep their GI tracts healthy. 

It Contains: 

  • PROBIOTICS – beneficial microorganisms for GI health (the good bacteria)

  • PREBIOTICS – long-chain sugars which feed the good bacteria to assist in probiotic growth

  • DIGESTIVE ENZYMES – assist in the breakdown of fats, proteins, starches and cellulose

  • HERBS – to help soothe the gut

Gastro Pro Plus is a complete combination of probiotics, prebiotics, digestive enzymes and herbs that support proper digestion and bowel health. 

Grandma Lucy's Artisan Dog Food Pork

This is my Top Choice for Sensitive Stomach Dogs.  Not only is it high in Protein and low and Fat but it is also Limited Ingredient.  This is a dehydrated food – meaning – one 3 lb bag of food makes 15 lbs of food.  To serve, you add water, mix, and serve after 3-5 minutes.  Grandma Lucy’s is family owned and operated out of California.  

The Honest Kitchen Brave Limited Ingredient Grain Free Fish Dog Food

This is another really good dehydrated high Protein low Fat Dog Food option. 10 lbs of dehydrated food makes 40 lbs of served food. They use human-grade ingredients with 84% of them sourced in North America. They produce & manufacturer their own products in California and Illinois.

Horizon Legacy Fish Dog Food

Having a food that is high in Protein but low in Fat is super important for a dog with a Sensitive Stomach. Horizon is a family owned & run pet food company based out of Canada. They support their local growers & farmers and they manufacturer their own food. Even though this is not a US based company, it is a top pet food company and one to keep on your list of potential foods for your Sensitive Stomach Dog.

Nature’s Logic Canine Rabbit Meal Feast

While I do not normally suggest a Dog Food that has a “meal” as the first ingredient, this one made the list because it is high in Protein, low in Fat, and has cooling proteins in it. Rabbit is a great protein for Dogs with Allergies and is a protein that I tend to suggest quite often. However, while this food is on the list for Sensitive Stomach’s, it is not my top choice. There are more fillers in this food then I like to see. They are a US-based company and source their ingredients from the US, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and Europe. As many pet food companies do, they outsource the manufacturing of their products.

CANIDAE Grain-Free PURE Ancestral Fish Formula Freeze-Dried Raw Coated Dry Dog Food

This is another high Protein, low Fat Fish based Dog Food. It has Salmon, Mackerel, Pacific Whiting Meal, Salmon Meal, Menhaden Fish Meal, Whitefish Meal, Pollock, Whitefish, and Tuna for its protein sources. Canidae is a US-based pet nutrition company that also manufacturers their own products. They work closely with farmers to ensure crops are nutrient rich. This is not a limited ingredient food though, so if your Dog has any allergies, this may not be the top choice.

Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Grain-Free Beef Formula Dry Dog Food

It is hard to find kibble that is high Protein, low Fat, and Limited Ingredient. Beef is a neutral protein and because of that it is quite often a protein that I suggest. Natural Balance is owned by the J.M. Smucker Company and why it is not on the top of my list. They have seen recalls in the past as well.

Raw Feeders
Food Recommendations for Raw Feeders

Just Food for Dogs

Its high-protein and low-calorie count have been clinically proven for weight loss, meaning your dog will feel satiated without taking on the additional calories.

This fully balanced diet is also a great option for dogs with sensitive stomachs, or dogs in need of a novel protein.

Cod, the main protein, is a cooling protein which will help dogs with allergies or joint issues.

Darwin's Natural Pet Products

Natural Selections Turkey for Dogs: Turkey is a lean meat that is a rich source of vitamins and minerals which help to regulate blood pressure, boost the immune system and facilitate the processes of healing. Turkey meat is an excellent source of essential amino acids in protein. It is lower in saturated fat and cholesterol than chicken, or beef. It also contains the essential Amino Acid Tryptophan, which plays an important role in strengthening the immune system.

This is great to serve raw or cook and use in your homemade food. Since this is chicken based, you need to ensure your dog can tolerate poultry before ordering.

Raw Paws Signature Blend Complete Chicken & Vegetable for Dogs & Cats

Sourced from free-range chickens raised on a family farm in the great state of Indiana. The blend is 85% complete chicken and 15% vegetable. The complete chicken ratio is 80% meat, 10% organ and 10% bone. The vegetable blend consists of carrots, green beans, broccoli, and spinach.

This is great to serve raw or cook and use in your homemade food. Since this is chicken based, you need to ensure your dog can tolerate poultry before ordering.

RAW WILD

RAW WILD claims to be the most extraordinary dog food on earth, made from 100% organic elk and venison meat raised wild in the rocky mountains. They keep things natural and add zero hormones, zero antibiotics, zero grain or gluten, zero preservatives, and zero GMOs.

This is great to serve raw or cook and use in your homemade food. Since this is chicken based, you need to ensure your dog can tolerate poultry before ordering.

BJ's Raw Premium Mix

This mix for dogs and puppies is freshly ground whole chicken, bone, beef, tripe, Wild Caught Alaskan Salmon, pork, spleen, liver, kidney & Veggie Blend

This is great to serve raw or cook and use in your homemade food. Since this is chicken based, you need to ensure your dog can tolerate poultry before ordering.