Taking all of the aforementioned information into account, our picks for the top 3 best foods are:
Orijen - Orijen is a 5-star food with varieties for puppies, seniors, and adults (original, tundra, six fish, regional red). Their top ingredients are real meats: chicken, turkey, yellowtail ﬂounder, Atlantic mackerel, chicken liver, turkey liver, chicken heart, turkey heart, whole Atlantic herring, etc.
There are healthy beans (pinto beans, chickpeas, green lentils) and some great ingredients such as pumpkin, butternut squash, carrots, apple, pears, collard greens, sunflower seeds, juniper berries, and chicory root.
Protein is 36%, healthy fat is 41%, carbs are 23%, and fiber is 4.5%.
Whole Earth Farms
- Whole Earth Farms is a good 4.5-star food, which several varieties, including grain-free. There is no corn, wheat, soy, by-products, artificial colors, or artificial preservatives.
They also include ingredients such as sweet potatoes, alfalfa, and blueberries, and extras such as rosemary, sage, and thyme.
Protein is 26%, healthy fat is 31%, carbs are 43%, and fiber is 3.9%.
- Wellness Core is a top 5-star food, and is now our #1 pick. Dog food cannot get much better than this. There are varieties to meet every stage and need, including for puppies, a reduced fat formula, and a grain-free.
There is the orignal formula with turkey, chicken, broccoli, carrots, spinach, apples, blueberries, kale, and sweet potatoes. Along with healthy ingredients such as flaxseed oil, salmon oil, chicory root, yucca extract, rosemary, green tea extract, and spearmint extract.
The wild game variety has wholesome real duck and lamb. The ocean formula has whitefish, herring, and salmon.
The average ratios are 34% protein, 29% healthy fats, 37% carbs, and 6.7% fiber.