Dog Food Deals and Buying Guide [Updating]

A dog happily wagging its tail is a heart-melting experience to dog-owners, and they’d do anything to keep it going. Well, feeding your dog the right diet is a sure way to achieve this. But when it comes to picking a dog food, which type is the best choice: dry, canned or others? Let’s take a closer look at each variety.


Type of Dog Foods

Dry Dog Food

Dry dog food usually consists of bagged kibble that contains 3-11% water. It makes up the vast majority of pet foods.

Dry food is both convenient and typically inexpensive, with over $8 billion worth being sold in 2010 – a 50% increase over just seven years earlier.

Pros

  • Ease of storage and feeding
  • Energy-dense
  • Cheap

Cons

  • Often contains more grains, which may be undesirable for dogs with allergies
  • More likely to contain preservatives
  • Lower palatability when compared to wet food

Wet Dog Food

Wet dog food is a fan favorite among the three forms. Top rated canned dog food has a strong and inviting aroma with a human food like texture. Even the pickiest pooches find satisfying. Wet dog food comes in a variety of flavors, which means that is a delicious, nutritious option for your puppies.

Pros

  • Increased palatability
  • Often higher in protein and fat
  • Easier to eat

Cons

  • Linked to weight gain
  • Spoilage
  • Not cheap

Semi-moist Dog Food

According to Wikipedia, semi-moist dog food contains about 20-45% water by weight. It's more expensive per energy calorie than dry food. The extra sugar and salt make semi-moist food is not appropriate for every dog.


Beside 3 forms of dog foods, there are alternatives:

Dog Food Toppers

Dog food toppers are designed to make regular dog food taste better, improve its overall value and palatability and can provide a nutritional boost, such as kibble.

Wet toppers include gravies, sauces and broths, while dry food toppers are formulated as powders or can come in freeze-dried, air-dried or dehydrated form.

Dehydrated/Freeze-Dried Dog Food

Dehydration involves a slow, gentle process of using warm air to remove water or moisture from raw ingredients to preserve them. Since it's lighter, more nutrient dense than frozen raw, and does not require refrigeration, it's ideal for camping or travelling.


Buying Guide

When buying dog foods, ask yourslef:

1. What life stage of your dog?

Nutritional guidelines for humans are generally separated into age groups but adult dogs are considered a single category. As dogs age, their nutritional requirements change and evolve.

  • Senior
    A senior dog who is fed the best food suitable for older dogs as part of a well-balanced diet is more likely to remain active, live longer, and have fewer chronic health problems.

    Joint and bone health is an important factor to be considered when purchasing a senior dog food.

  • Adult

  • Young Adult/Adolescent

  • Puppy
    Puppies need puppy food to ensures they get the proper nutrition to develop and grow into healthy adult dogs:

    • Growing muscles: Protein-rich formulas.
    • Energy: Carbohydrates.
    • Developing teeth and bones: calcium.
    • Healthy brain and vision development: DHA.

2. What flavor do you prefer?

  • Beef
  • Cheese
  • Chicken
  • Fruit
  • Lamb
  • Liver
  • Milk
  • Peanut Butter
  • Pork
  • Seafood
  • Turkey
  • Vegetable
  • Mint
  • Bison
  • Duck
  • Variety
  • Sweet Potato
  • Venison

3. What kind of food?

  • All Natural
  • Gluten-Free
  • Grain-Free
  • Holistic
  • Limited Ingredients
  • Organic
  • Protein-Rich
  • Raw
  • Vegetarian
  • Veterinary

4. What health benefits?

  • Weight control
  • Active
  • Behavior
  • Eyes
  • Food Allergies
  • Hairballs
  • Heart
  • Hip & Joint
  • Indoor
  • Parasites
  • Skin & Coat

Pet Stores

  • Petsmart
  • Petco
  • Chewy
  • Petvalu

Check our list of pet stores.

Brands and Products

  • Mars Petcare
    Altogether Mars Petcare owns 41 brands including $5 billion brands: Pedigree, Iams, Whiskas, Royal Canin and Banfield Pet Hospitals.

  • Nestlé Purina
    Brands includes: Alpo, Bakers, Chef Michael's Canine Creations, Dog Chow, Fancy Feast, Felix, Gourmet, Kit & Kaboodle, Purina and Purina ONE.

  • WellPet
    Brands included are: Sojos, Wellness Natural Pet Food, Holistic Select, Old Mother Hubbard Natural Dog Snacks and Eagle Pack Natural Pet Food.

Beneful

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Expires Oct 28, 2020
Save $1.00 on TWO (2) 9 oz – 13 oz Beneful®, Dog Chow® or Purina ONE® Wet Dog Food Products

Alpo

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Alpo Prime Cuts Dry Dog Food

"I and love and you." Dog Food

$11.99
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4-lb. Selected varieties.<br>

Dog Chow®

SAVE $1.00 on ONE (1) 20 lb bag of Dog Chow® Dry Dog Food
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SAVE $1.00 on ONE (1) 20 lb bag of Dog Chow® Dry Dog Food

ALPO®

SAVE $2.00 on ONE (1) 31 lb bag of ALPO® Dry Dog Food
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Purina ONE®

SAVE $1.00 on ONE (1) 12 lb - 13.5 lb bag of Purina ONE® Dry Dog Food
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SAVE $1.00 on ONE (1) 12 lb - 13.5 lb bag of Purina ONE® Dry Dog Food

Dog Chow®

SAVE $1.00 on TWO (2) 13 oz cans of Dog Chow® Wet Dog Food
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SAVE $1.00 on TWO (2) 13 oz cans of Dog Chow® Wet Dog Food

Rachael Ray

$19.99
Expires in 17 days
Rachael Ray Nutrish Dog Food or Zero Grain<br>11 or 14 lb<br><br>SKU:7119000716

Purina

$11.99
Expires in 17 days
Purina Dog Chow Dry Dog Food<br>16 to 20 pound<br><br>SKU:1780015329

Iams

$19.99
Expires in 17 days
Iams Dog Food<br>15 pound<br><br>SKU:1901461089

Rachael Ray

4 FOR $7.0
Expires in 17 days
Rachael Ray Nutrish Wet Dog Food<br>8 ounce<br><br>SKU:7119000687

Purina

10 FOR $9.0
Expires in 17 days
Purina Dog Chow Wet Dog Food<br>13 ounce<br><br>SKU:1780018352

Kibbles 'n Bits Dog Food

$10.99
Expires in 15 days
17.6 lbs. Select Varieties<br>

Open Nature® Dog Food

2 for $3.0
Expires in 15 days
12.5-13.2 oz. Select Varieties<br>

Signature Pet Care™ Dog Food

$6.99
Expires in 15 days
12 pk. Select Varieties<br>

Kibbles 'n Bits Dog Food

$10.99
Expires in 15 days
17.6 lbs. Select Varieties<br>

Open Nature® Dog Food

2 for $3.0
Expires in 15 days
12.5-13.2 oz. Select Varieties<br>

Signature Pet Care™ Dog Food

$6.99
Expires in 15 days
12 pk. Select Varieties<br>

Supreme Source Grain Free Dog Food

$8.99
Expires in 13 days
5 lb Selected Varieties<br>

Bella Dog Dog Food

10 for $10.0
Expires in 13 days
3.5 oz Selected Varieties<br>

Purina Dog Chow High Protein Dog Food

5 for $5.0
Expires in 13 days
13 oz Selected Varieties<br>

Supreme Source

$7.99
Expires in 13 days
Supreme Source Grain Free Dog Food<br>5 lb Selected Varieties<br>

Bella Dog Dog Food

10 for $8.0
Expires in 13 days
3.5 oz Selected Varieties<br>

Purina Dog Chow High Protein Dog Food

5 for $5.0
Expires in 13 days
13 oz Selected Varieties<br>

WholeHearted

$39.99
Expires in 12 days
WholeHearted Dog Food<br>25 lb. bags of Chicken & Pea<br>

WholeHearted

20% off with on 10 or more with Pals Rewards
Expires in 12 days
WholeHearted Dog Food,<br>all cans, cups and pouches, includes variety packs<br>Discounted item must be of equal or lesser value.<br>

WholeHearted

$43.99
Expires in 12 days
WholeHearted Dog Food<br>25 lb. bags of Chicken & Pea<br>

WholeHearted

Buy 1, Get 1 50% off with Pals Rewards
Expires in 12 days
WholeHearted Dog Food<br>all 4 to 5 lb. bags<br>Discounted item must be of equal or lesser value.<br>
Posted July 14, 2020