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The Best Dog Food Brands For a Basset Hound (2024)

When searching online for the best dog food for a Basset Hound, you may find that there’s thousands of varieties to choose from. Additionally, they all claim to be the best dog for a Basset Hound. As a Basset Hound owner it’s important to feed a healthy dog food to help support their overall health.

The Basset Hound requires a complete and balanced diet of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals. Looking at the ingredient list you will want to find a real meat source with an additional 2-3 protein sources included. A healthy mix of wholesome vegetables and or antioxidant-rich fruits should also be included in a complete and balanced dog food.

Look for fat to protein ratios to be balanced, to much fat for a Basset Hound can contribute to weight gain. Furthermore, By weight, the National Research Council of the National Academies recommends an average daily caloric intake of 1,740 calories for an active adult Basset Hound weighing 70 pounds.

So what’s the best dog food for a Basset Hound? Our team of dog food nutritionists researched and analyzed over 1800 brands for the very best based off the nutritional needs of a Basset Hound. Here are the best dog food brands for a Basset Hound for 2022.

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

  • Real Meat is #1 Ingredient
  • Protein and Fat Level Balance
  • No Corn, Wheat or Soy
  • No Artificial Flavors, Colors or Preservatives
  • Exceeds AAFCO Standards


Taste of the Wild® High Prairie Dry Dog Food

A extremely popular dry dog food brand among Basset Hound owners is Taste of the Wild High Prairie Dry Dog Food.  Real buffalo is the #1 ingredient found in this 5 star dry dog food. In addition to real buffalo, palatable tasting lamb meal, chicken meal, venison, beef and bison is also included.

To help balance out the kibble, Taste of the Wild introduces wholesome vegetables and antioxidant rich fruits like tomatoes, raspberries and blueberries. The combination of healthy meats, essential fats, wholesome vegetables and antioxidant-rich fruits makes for a perfect diet for a Basset Hound.

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


Hi! I'm

Dr. Janet Evans

it's my pleasure to welcome you to our series on the Dog Food Network. With a deep passion for canine nutrition and years of experience in veterinary medicine, I've dedicated much of my career to understanding what makes a healthy diet for our furry friends. The journey towards optimal health for our dogs begins with the right nutrition, and it's this belief that has motivated me to share my knowledge and insights with you through these articles.

Dr. Janet Evans