Healthy frozen, raw, and dry dog food options

Frozen, raw, and dry dog food options

Finding the right dog food can be tough.  There are dry foods, canned foods, raw foods, dehydrated, and more. There are countless brands and new brands emerging all the time.  How can one sort out this wild jumble of information? 

I am a Professional Pet Stylist and have worked in the pet industry since 2003.  I admire the work of Dr. Becker.  She is down to earth and really thoughtful.  I think that she is extremely educated when it comes to pet nutrition.  

Dr. Becker explains why feeding the same old dry pet food day after day can wreak havoc on a pet's body.  It is hard to find the "perfect pre-made pet food".  That is why it is good to know what to look for in pet foods.

I have a few key ideas that will kelp you choose the right food forever and not just right now.

Pick your protein source, avoid this word: by-products (these are parts of the animals that are normally not eaten), fillers, and artificial ingredients. Look for high-quality ingredients with real whole foods.  Look for "human grade" on the bag or label. Look at all of the ingredients and read reviews if possible.  

Rotating your pet's diet should start at an early age or be adopted gradually.  

Below are some healthy frozen, raw, and dry pet food options  

Tylee's Human-Grade Beef Recipe Frozen Dog Food, 6-lb bag
Tylee's Human-Grade Beef Recipe Frozen Dog Food

I will explain why I chose each of these items.  Frozen dog food is beneficial because it preserves the full nutritional value of the food.  It does not have all the preservatives that dry dog food can have.  The above version is cooked and poses less risk than raw frozen dog foods can.  I chose Tylee's human-grade beef recipe because it contains an amazing ingredient profile and is highly rated by pet parents like you.

Beef Heart, Ground Beef, Water (Sufficient For Processing), Beef Liver, Spinach, Broccoli, Zucchini, Sweet Potato, Mangos, Tricalcium Phosphate, Chia Seeds, Sunflower Oil, Ground Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Cod Liver Oil Powder, Dried Parsley, Ground Cinnamon, Dried Kelp, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Rosemary Extract, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate.
Instinct Frozen Raw Medallions Grain-Free Grass-Fed Lamb Recipe Dog Food, 2.7-lb bag
Instinct Frozen Raw Medallions Grain-Free Grass-Fed Lamb Recipe Dog Food, 2.7-lb bag

Feeding your own homemade raw food is not always beneficial and can be detrimental to older pets, puppies, and pets with compromised immune systems.  

Store-bought raw meat can cause illness if it is not handled properly.  Raw meat that is designed for a dog may be the best choice.  However, it can be a very healthy choice for pets and encourage the diet of their ancestors.  

This particular food is cold pressurized which greatly increases the safety of this product.  I chose this product because of these amazing ingredients and high customer reviews.

Lamb, Lamb Kidney, Lamb Spleen, Lamb Liver, Apples, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Butternut Squash, Montmorillonite Clay, Tricalcium Phosphate, Ground Flaxseed, Salmon Oil, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Choline Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate), Blueberries, Spinach.

Stella & Chewy's Chewy's Chicken Dinner Patties Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Food, 25-oz bag
Stella & Chewy's Chewy's Chicken Dinner Patties Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Food
I chose this food because it is an easier option than feeding raw food.  It is faster and very convenient. All you need to do is add water.

This food has added nutrition.  Raw food diets may improve digestion, help skin, and help energy levels.  This has three types of meat first in the label like Dr. Becker talks about.  

Chicken With Ground Bone, Chicken Liver, Chicken Gizzard, Pumpkin Seed, Organic Cranberries, Organic Spinach, Organic Broccoli, Organic Beets, Organic Carrots, Organic Squash, Organic Blueberries, Fenugreek Seed, Potassium Chloride, Dried Kelp, Sodium Phosphate, Tocopherols (Preservative), Choline Chloride, Dried Pediococcus Acidilactici Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium Longum Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus Coagulans Fermentation Product, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Taurine, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Niacin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid.

Dry Dog Food Options

Castor & Pollux PRISTINE Grain-Free Grass-Fed Lamb & Lentil Recipe Dry Dog Food, 4-lb bag
Castor & Pollux PRISTINE Grain-Free Grass-Fed Lamb & Lentil Recipe Dry Dog Food

I chose this dry dog food because it includes organically grown ingredients, is grain-free, and is sustainably sourced.  

Lamb is also the meat source which can encourage total body health.  It can help with skin and coat health as well.  I really like the ingredient profile and customer reviews are great.

Lamb, Lamb Meal, Organic Pea Protein, Organic Chickpeas, Organic Peas, Organic Lentils, Organic Tapioca, Chicken Meal, Whitefish Meal, Turkey Meal, Organic Sunflower Seed Meal, Organic Coconut Oil, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Dried Egg Product, Natural Flavor, Organic Flaxseed, Organic Alfalfa Meal, Organic Apples, Organic Blueberries, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid), Choline Chloride, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate), Rosemary Extract, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product.
I chose American Journey Pet Food because it contains high-quality protein sources, whole food ingredients, and it is not laden with preservatives and byproducts.  

This is highly rated by pet parents. It has ingredients like sweet potatoes, kelp, carrots, and blueberries.  It has DHA, omega fatty acids, and high-quality proteins.  Look at the ingredient profile!

Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Peas, Sweet Potatoes, Chickpeas, Pea Protein, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Natural Flavor, Flaxseed, Menhaden Fish Meal, Salmon Oil, Blueberries, Carrots, Salt, Dried Kelp, Fructooligosaccharides, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative), Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Niacin Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Selenite, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Copper Proteinate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Manganese Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Manganese Proteinate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract.


I hope that this helps you in finding high quality frozen, raw, and dry dog food options.  Please consider starting your wellness journey today as the sooner you start the better.

Remember to look for a nutritional human-grade protein source and whole-food ingredients. Avoid by-products and preservatives.  Pets do need variation in their diet just like humans.  

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