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October 11

Natural dog food (OCT 2020 UPDATE)

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A dog’s unwavering loyalty and companionship only demands that its master takes cares of it properly. One of the significant requirements of dogs is nutrition.

Many owners have realized that the healthiest option is choosing natural dog food. If dogs are fed properly, they become more active, intelligent and lively. 

Their coats become glossier, hair loss is reduced, breath becomes fresher, skin problems are eliminated, life span increases and overall health improves immensely.


Natural Dog Food

We are what we eat. You may not believe but food plays an important role in shaping our character and behavior.

We take the utmost care while choosing food. You would always go for healthy, natural, and wholesome food most of the time.

Unfortunately, we are bombarded by so many options that we end up opting for unhealthy and processed food.

Still, humans have the option to assess the situation and choose not to eat unnatural food.


What about animals?


What about your pets?


Are you feeding your dog natural dog food?


Most people seldom worry about dog food. They feed the dog whatever available in the market or often choose cheap dog food. 

What they don’t know is most of the dog food companies cheat customers in the name of natural dog food. They mostly contain genetically modified foods like GMO wheat, corn, or soy.

These synthetic products are unhealthy for the pet as they do not contain nutrition in proper amount.

Moreover, processed dog foods contain cereals and grains that are inappropriate for a dog’s digestive system. Plus, it certainly isn't a holistic dog food thanks to the lack of nutrients as well.


If you feed your dog such food,  be prepared: your dog may gradually become lethargic and lose interest in any activity. 

By feeding raw. organic food to your dog, you ensure that it is having a natural diet which it may have got in the wild.

Feeding fresh dog food laced with natural ingredients would keep your dog healthy and active.

The downside to naturally good dog food? it isn't always cheap, especially if it's produced by a gourmet brand of pet food.

Unless you have the capability to hunt, and have a ready access to fresh meat and bone sources, expect to pay a little more for good quality, natural dog food.

So it becomes a matter of: what should you feed your dog with?


It becomes hard to tell which brand is honest and which one is lying.

Don’t worry, we have listed a few products, which provide natural and wholesome food for your dog.

1. Beyond Superfood Blend Dog Food by Purina

Beyond Superfood Blend by Purina is made from pure natural ingredients and it doesn’t contain any preservatives, artificial colors, or flavors. The main ingredient of this dog food is Salmon.

 It has other natural ingredients like egg and pumpkin. It is devoid of any GMO soy, wheat, poultry, corn, or other by-products.

The natural ingredients have been chosen to provide essential vitamins, minerals, and proteins for the dog. It has been also fortified with antioxidants and omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.

These essentials will increase the immunity of the dog and keep the skin and coat healthy. The price is also the lowest in this category for a 14.5-pound bag. 


Most of the reviewers are satisfied with Beyond Superfood Blend. They have reported improved digestion and enhanced activity of their dog.


Pros

·        All-natural Ingredients

·        No GMO soy, wheat, or corn

·        Fortified with antioxidants and fatty acids

·        Low price

Cons

·        The food may turn flaky and may crumble

·        Some dogs may not like its smell


2. The Honest Kitchen’s Organic Whole Grain Chicken Recipe Dog Food

As the name suggests, the main ingredient of Whole Grain Chicken Recipe dog food is chicken. 

The grains and chicken used in this product are thoroughly dehydrated so that the dogs absorb the maximum amount of nutrition from the food.


The recipe for the food is designed for both puppies and adult dogs. It is easily digestible and produces no ill effect on the dog’s stomach.

The product is GMO-free and the ingredients used are human-grade. No preservatives, artificial colors, or flavors are used in preparing the food. You just need to add warm water to the food to use it.


The product has an average 4.5-star rating with most people describing it as wholesome dog food.


Pros

·        Made from natural chicken and grains

·        Ingredients are dehydrated to preserve nutrition

·        Free from GMO grain

·        Human-grade ingredients


Cons

·        Contains traces of garlic

·        Take long to prepare the food


3. Taste of the Wild High Prairie Dry Dog Food

Providing natural food for dogs in a way is akin to showing absolute love for your pet. 

The Taste of the Wild Dry dog food ensures that you feed your dog made from natural ingredients. It contains roasted bison meat as a key ingredient.

 

The bison meat is rich in amino acids and essential proteins, which help your dog in acquiring lean and strong muscle. The product also contains fruits and vegetables as superfoods.

 These superfoods are rich in antioxidants and fatty acids. The blend of antioxidants and fatty acids boosts the immunity of dogs and keeps the skin and coat in a healthy condition.

The dog food is enriched with proprietary probiotics that help the dog digest the food easily. No preservatives or artificial colors are used in preparing the food.


The food has been reviewed by more than 5000 people on the Amazon and has received an average 4.5-star rating.

Pros

·        Contains protein-rich bison meat

·        Blended with antioxidants and fatty acids

·        Enriched with probiotics

·        Contains fruits and vegetables as superfoods

·        The ingredients are sourced from around the world


Cons

·        Some dogs may not like the taste of bison meat

·        Gas and flatulence has been seen in some dogs


4. Natural Ultramix Dry Dog Food

Natural Ultramix dog food contains Salmon as the number one ingredient.

The kibble mix contains real pieces of fruits and vegetables, which you can see once you pour the dog food in the bowl. The kibble is a mix of high-protein, antioxidants, and fatty acids.


 All these features help the dogs to get maximum out of the food. The product also contains natural fiber that helps the dogs to digest the food without feeling full or uncomfortable.

No GMO grains like soy, corn, or wheat are added into the food. Natural Ultra Mix Dry dog food is free from preservatives and artificial flavors and colors.

It’s a relatively new product in the market but already has gained popularity with an average 4-star rating on the Amazon.


Pros

·        Contains protein-rich salmon as a key ingredient

·        Kibble contains real chunks of fruits and vegetables

·        Enriched with digestive fiber

·        No GMO grains


Cons

·        The mix has an oily appearance

·        Small dogs may find it difficulty bite and digest the kibble



Conclusion

All the natural dog food products listed above are prepared in the USA. You may find other natural dog food products in the market. But if you scan the ingredients they almost remain the same.

The above list is the best of the natural dog food products available in the current market.


Always feed your dog natural dog food and keep it in good health! 


about the author

Frank Harrigan

Frank loves tacos and dogs - the good, bad and ugly sides of dog ownership.


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