Dog Food Comparison Charts

These easy-to-follow dog food comparison charts will help you compare a host of brands according to the most important factor.... ingredients! 

With the huge selection of options available today, we could all do with a little bit of help choosing the right formula for our pets, and now you can do it at a glance.

Use this page to make sure you're giving your dog the nutrition he needs, without all the 'stuff' that he doesn't.

*A growing puppy has completely different nutritional needs to an adult dog.

Click here to see puppy food comparison charts to help you find the right food for your little one.


Comparing Dog Food Ingredients

When you're making a comparison between different dog food brands/formulas, you need to look closely at the ingredients.

You want to see wholesome, human-grade ingredients and you don't want to see a lot of additives/chemicals or 'junk'.

The most important ones are the first 3 items to appear.....


Name of Food 1st Three Ingredients Vitamins & Minerals DHA/Omega-3
Precise Plus Canine Adult Formula Chicken meal, ground brown rice, chicken v v
Precise Plus Lamb Meal & Sweet Potato Formula Lamb meal, ground brown rice, oatmeal v v
Orijen Adult Dog Fresh boneless chicken, chicken meal, fresh boneless salmon v v
Canidae All-Life Stages Formula (Dry) Chicken meal, turkey meal, lamb meal v v
Canidae Platinum Formula (Dry) Chicken meal, brown rice, white rice v v
Solid Gold Hund-n-Flocken Adult Lamb, lamb meal, brown rice v
Blue Buffalo Adult Chicken &am; Brown Rice Deboned chicken, chicken meal, whole ground brown rice v v
Blue Buffalo Fish & Sweet Potato Recipe White fish, whole ground brown rice, whole ground barley v v
Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Bison Sweet potatoes, bison, potato protein v
Natural Balance Vegetarian Formula Brown rice, oatmeal, cracked pearl barley v v
Nature's Variety Chicken Meal Formula Chicken meal, tapioca, chicken fat v v
Nature's Variety Salmon Meal Formula salmon meal, herring meal, menhaden fish meal v v
Timberwolf Ocean Blue Canid Formula White fish meal, salmon, dried potato product v v
Timberwolf Southwest Chicken & Herbs Canid Formula Chicken meal, chicken, turkey meal v v
Wellness Super-5 Mix Complete Health Chicken Recipe Deboned chicken, chicken meal, oatmeal v v
Wellness Super-5 Mix Lamb, Barley & Salmon Meal Lamb, menhaden fish meal, oatmeal v v
California Natural Lamb Meal & Rice Adult/Large Bites Lamb meal, brown rice, rice v v
California Natural Chicken Meal & Rice Adult Chicken meal, brown rice, rice v v


Dog food manufacturers that adhere to the AAFCO standards are allowed to put the wording 'a complete and balanced diet' on their food bags.

This means that the food has been tested during feeding trials and is considered a well balanced diet.... however, not ALL foods whose label carries these words provide the nutrition that your dog needs!

To get all the information you need to understand AAFCO regulations, what dog food ingredients are important (and which ones shouldn't be there), the different dietary needs of puppies, large breed dogs, small breeds and super-active dogs and much more, visit my About Commercial Dog Food page.

It's packed full of important information and will help you understand and interpret these comparison charts fully.


Compare The Percentage Of Nutrients

When you're making comparisons, it's not just what goes into your dog's food that's crucial though.

The percentage at which each component appears is also important. There are certain minimums that any food should reach, and there are recommended maximums too.

Small breeds have different nutritional needs in comparison to the large/giant breeds. Puppies have very specific and unique requirements. My About Puppy Kibble page can fill you in on those.

The following dog food comparison chart shows the percentages of nutrients in each food. The figures for Crude Protein, Crude Fat and DHA/Omega-3 fatty acids are the minimum each food should contain.

The figures for Crude Fiber and Moisture are the shown as maximums.


Name of Food Crude Protein Crude Fat Crude Fiber Moisture DHA/Omega-3
Precise Plus Canine Adult Formula 26% 16% 3.5% 10% 0.53%
Precise Plus Lamb Meal & Sweet Potato 22% 12% 3.5% 10% 0.60%
Orijen Adult Dog 38% 18% 3.9% 10% 1.1%
Orijen 6 Fish Dog 38% 17% 3% 10% 1.8%
Canidae All Life Stages Dry 24% 14.5% 4% 10% 0.5%
Canidae Platinum Formula Dry 20% 8.5% 4% 10% 0.5%
Solid Gold Hund-n-Flocken Adult 22% 10% 4% 10% unknown
Blue Buffalo Adult Chicken & Brown Rice 24% 14% 4% 10% 0.3%
Blue Buffalo Adult Fish & Sweet Potato Recipe 22% 12% 4% 10% 1.37
Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Bison 20% 10% 4% 10% 0.3%
Natural Balance Vegetarian Formula 18% 8% 4% 10% 0.3%
Nature's Variety Chicken Meal Formula 42% 22% 3.2% 10% 0.69%
Nature's Variety Salmon Meal Formula 35% 20% 2.5% 10% 1.0%
Timberwolf Ocean Blue Canid Formula 26% 16% 3% 9% 1.3%
Timberwolf Southwest Chicken & Herbs Canid 25% 15% 3% 9% 1.0%
Wellness Super-5 Mix Complete Health Chicken 22% 12% 4% 11% 0.8%
Wellness Super-5 Mix Lamb, Barley & Salmon Meal 22% 12% 4% 11% 0.8%
California Natural Lamb Meal & Rice Adult/Large Bites 21% 11% 2% 10% 0.6%
California Natural Chicken Meal & Rice Adult 21% 11% 1.5% 10% 0.35%

When it comes to dog food comparison, the ingredients are of prime importance!
You can learn how to rate ANY Dog Food according to the quality of it's ingredients here.....
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