Best Dry Dog Food

The Best Dry Dog Food

This Is The Best Dry Dog Food You Can Feed Your Dog!

Let me share with you the best dry dog food you can feed your puppy or adult dogs. We will even talk about dogs with sensitive stomachs and some options for them too.

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Best Dry Dog Food
Lexie our 5-year-old Mini Goldendoodle enjoying her dry dog food.

Dog food has been a much-debated topic and different breeds react differently to the types of proteins and fillers used in dog food. To determine the best dry dog food I did a lot of research.

Before anyone gets upset, I am sure there are plenty of other excellent dog food choices on the market.

BUT, this page isn’t about promoting brands and products I have not used myself. This article is all about my personal experience feeding my dog various brands and working with experts to pick the best dog food for my needs.

I worked with our breeder, veterinarian, and countless other dog owners to help determine the best food to feed my dog.

Here’s what I have used for dry dog food and Lexie, my picky eater actually liked:

Best Dry Puppy Food:

Lexie, our Mini Goldendoodle [retriever/mini-poodle mix] is a picky eater. As a result, we tried several different foods. In the end, this was her favorite food. These other foods were good choices and were highly recommended by or breeder and vet.

Note: Each of these brands offers puppy dog food that caters to the size of your dog breed. As a result, pick the one that best fits your puppy.

Example: Small breed food, large breed food and even breed-specific food like this food for Golden Retriever puppies.

Purina Pro Plan With Probiotics, High Protein Dry Puppy Food, Shredded Blend Chicken & Rice Formula - 6 lb. Bag
The Brand Our Puppy Liked The Best
Royal Canin Medium Puppy Dry Dog Food, 6 pounds.
Hill's Science Diet Dry Dog Food, Puppy, Large Breeds, Chicken Meal & Oats Recipe, 15.5 lb Bag
Purina Pro Plan With Probiotics, High Protein Dry Puppy Food, Shredded Blend Chicken & Rice Formula - 6 lb. Bag
Royal Canin Medium Puppy Dry Dog Food, 6 pounds.
Hill's Science Diet Dry Dog Food, Puppy, Large Breeds, Chicken Meal & Oats Recipe, 15.5 lb Bag
Purina Pro Plan With Probiotics, High Protein Dry Puppy Food, Shredded Blend Chicken & Rice Formula - 6 lb. Bag
Purina Pro Plan With Probiotics, High Protein Dry Puppy Food, Shredded Blend Chicken & Rice Formula - 6 lb. Bag
The Brand Our Puppy Liked The Best
Royal Canin Medium Puppy Dry Dog Food, 6 pounds.
Royal Canin Medium Puppy Dry Dog Food, 6 pounds.
Hill's Science Diet Dry Dog Food, Puppy, Large Breeds, Chicken Meal & Oats Recipe, 15.5 lb Bag
Hill's Science Diet Dry Dog Food, Puppy, Large Breeds, Chicken Meal & Oats Recipe, 15.5 lb Bag

Best Dry Adult Dog Food:

We started out using Iam’s adult dog food because we were in a pinch and it was available at our local pet store. Lexie would eat it, but not with much vigor. She only ate because she was hungry.

Then our breeder sent out a health note about dog foods and a long discussion followed. This is not to say anything negative about Iam’s dog food, we just decided to make a change after talking with our breeder.

Wow! What a difference. Lexie was gobbling down her food after we switched. This is the exact food she loves, but remember she is a small breed. You need to get the one specifically for the size of your dog.

Hill's Science Diet Dry Dog Food, Adult, Large Breed, Chicken & Barley Recipe
Purina Pro Plan With Probiotics Dry Dog Food, SAVOR Shredded Blend Chicken & Rice Formula - 35 lb. Bag
The Brand Our Dog Liked Best
Royal Canin Large Breed Adult Dry Dog Food, 6 lb. bag
Hill's Science Diet Dry Dog Food, Adult, Large Breed, Chicken & Barley Recipe
Purina Pro Plan With Probiotics Dry Dog Food, SAVOR Shredded Blend Chicken & Rice Formula - 35 lb. Bag
Royal Canin Large Breed Adult Dry Dog Food, 6 lb. bag
Hill's Science Diet Dry Dog Food, Adult, Large Breed, Chicken & Barley Recipe
Hill's Science Diet Dry Dog Food, Adult, Large Breed, Chicken & Barley Recipe
Purina Pro Plan With Probiotics Dry Dog Food, SAVOR Shredded Blend Chicken & Rice Formula - 35 lb. Bag
Purina Pro Plan With Probiotics Dry Dog Food, SAVOR Shredded Blend Chicken & Rice Formula - 35 lb. Bag
The Brand Our Dog Liked Best
Royal Canin Large Breed Adult Dry Dog Food, 6 lb. bag
Royal Canin Large Breed Adult Dry Dog Food, 6 lb. bag

Best Dry Dog Food For Sensitive Stomachs

As Lexie got older something started upsetting her stomach. We don’t know if it was her treats or something else but working with our vet we chose to put her on a diet for sensitive stomachs.

So far this has been working out well for her. In talking with our vet we discussed food from Purina and Royal Canin. Brands that the vet schools at North Carolina State and Colorado State have recommended.

If you want to try this yourself, here are 3 products you should consider:

Royal Canin Large Digestive Care Dry Dog Food, 30 lb. bag
This Is The Brand We Use Now
Purina HA Hypoallergenic Vegetarian Dog Food 6 lbs
Hill's Science Diet Dry Dog Food, Adult, Sensitive Stomach & Skin, Chicken Recipe, 15.5 Lb Bag
Royal Canin Large Digestive Care Dry Dog Food, 30 lb. bag
Purina HA Hypoallergenic Vegetarian Dog Food 6 lbs
Hill's Science Diet Dry Dog Food, Adult, Sensitive Stomach & Skin, Chicken Recipe, 15.5 Lb Bag
Royal Canin Large Digestive Care Dry Dog Food, 30 lb. bag
Royal Canin Large Digestive Care Dry Dog Food, 30 lb. bag
This Is The Brand We Use Now
Purina HA Hypoallergenic Vegetarian Dog Food 6 lbs
Purina HA Hypoallergenic Vegetarian Dog Food 6 lbs
Hill's Science Diet Dry Dog Food, Adult, Sensitive Stomach & Skin, Chicken Recipe, 15.5 Lb Bag
Hill's Science Diet Dry Dog Food, Adult, Sensitive Stomach & Skin, Chicken Recipe, 15.5 Lb Bag

Our Pick For A Dog With A Sensitive Stomach

Purina Pro Plan Sensitive Dog Food

Because Lexie was having issues with vomiting and diarrhea, we went to our vet. We ran several tests to make sure she did not have a blockage or something more serious wrong with her.

Due to the issues she was having, we agreed to move forward with a special Purina Pro Plan food that is only available through a vet.

EDITOR’s NOTE: If your dog is showing signs of illness, consult with your veterinarian before making any food changes!

The food we went with is not available through Amazon, Walmart, Chewy or even PetCarRx.

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While you have to get the Purina Pro Plan food we are using through a vet, if you want something you can buy online, I suggest the Royal Canin line of Veterinarian Diet Food. We would have used this if our vet’s dog who is also a picky eater wasn’t enjoying the Purina version.