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The 10 Best Grain-Free Dry Dog Food Brands (2019)

Feeding your dog a grain-free dry dog food brand provides a number of additional health benefits to your dog. For starters, most conventional grain-free dry dog food brands are loaded with real meat sources. Real whole meat is much better for digestion and nutrient absorption than plant based diets. Furthermore, whole meats have a higher protein level than plant based diets.

When searching for the best grain-free dry dog food, you’ll want to find a high protein (+30.0% min) count that’s balanced. Fat level should not exceed 20.0% min and the formula should include a healthy mixtures of wholesome vegetables and antioxidant rich fruits.

So what’s the best grain-free dry dog food brands? Our dog food nutritionists have researched analyzed over 1200 grain-free dry dog food brands for the very best.

To qualify, each dog food brand must meet the following requirements:

  • 100% Grain-Free
  • Real Meat or Fish is #1 Ingredient
  • High Protein Level (30.0% min)
  • Fat Level Under (20.0% min)
  • 100% Complete and Balanced
  • No By-Products, Artificial Flavors, Colors or Preservatives
  • Exceed AAFCO Standards



10. Taste of the Wild High® Prairie Grain-Free Dry Dog Food

100% grain-free, Taste of the Wild High Prairie delivers real buffalo as the #1 ingredient. This 5 star rated grain-free diet is completely balanced with a 32.0% min protein and 18.0% min fat. Additionally, the kibble is highly digestible for the most sensitive of stomachs.

Natural rich antioxidants from real fruits, vegetables and dried chicory root for prebiotic support are also included in this grain-free diet. Taste of the Wild is made by Diamond Pet Foods out of Missouri and is one of the top volume sellers of grain-free products in the USA. 

Ingredients: Buffalo, lamb meal, chicken meal, sweet potatoes, peas, potatoes, canola oil, egg product, roasted bison, roasted venison, beef, natural flavor, tomato pomace, potato protein, pea protein, ocean fish meal, salt, choline chloride, dried chicory root, tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries, yucca schidigera extract, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus reuteri fermentation product, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, niacin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin D supplement, folic acid. Contains a source of live, naturally occurring microorganisms.

Caloric Content: 3,719 kcal/kg, 370 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
CRUDE PROTEIN 32.0 % min
CRUDE FAT 18.0% min
CRUDE FIBER 4.0% max
MOISTURE 10.0% max
ZINC 150 mg/kg min
SELENIUM 0.35 mg/kg min
VITAMIN E 150 IU/kg min min
TAURINE 0.12% min
OMEGA-6 FATTY ACIDS 2.8% min
OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS 0.3% min
TOTAL MICRORGANISMS 80,000,000 CFU/lb



9. CANIDAE® Grain-Free PURE Sea with Salmon Limited Ingredient Dry Dog Food

This grain-free recipe is simple and only contains 8 key ingredients for the most sensitive dog breeds. Made with whole foods for easy digestion, CANIDAE PURE Sea uses salmon as the #1 ingredient. Additionally, the first 3 ingredients are all wholesome fish based. This includes salmon and menhaden fish meals.   The grain-sensitive diet also has a complete and well-balanced guaranteed analysis with 32.0% min protein and 18.0% min fat. Made in the USA, CANIDAE is completely free of corn, wheat, soy or animal by-products. 

Ingredients: Salmon, Salmon Meal, Menhaden Fish Meal, Sweet Potatoes, Peas, Canola Oil, Sun-cured Alfalfa, Potatoes, Natural Flavor, Minerals (Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Choline Chloride, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Trichoderma Longibrachiatum Fermentation Extract, Mixed Tocopherols (A Natural Source of Vitamin E).

Caloric Content: 1,763 kcal/lb, 496 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
CRUDE PROTEIN 32.0% min
CRUDE FAT 18.0% min
CRUDE FIBER 4.0% max
MOISTURE 10.0% max
LINOLEIC ACID (OMEGA-6) 3.7% min
VITAMIN E 50 IU/kg min
ALPHA LINOLENIC ACID (OMEGA-3) 0.4% min
LACTOBACILLUS ACIDOPHILUS 100,000,000 CFU/lb min
CELLULASE 100 CMCU/kg min
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