GRAIN FREE DRY DOG FOOD

Following is a list of dry dog foods that are sold as grain free.  While they don’t contain grains they DO contain carbohydratesWDJ = Whole Dog Journal Reviewed and Approved Foods March 2008 –(Note:  Not all grain free products were reviewed).  Some of the “Carbohydrate information is from Whole Dog Journal March 2008.  (NOTE:  The higher the animal protein and animal fat (a good thing) the lower the non grain carbohydrates)

 

Grain Free Formula

Protein%

Fat%

Ca

Phos

Carb. %

First 10 Ingredients

Artemis Maximal Dog
Artemis Pet Foods
North Hollywood, CA
(800) 282-5876
artemiscompany.com
WDJ

42

22

3.2

2.0

17.9

Chicken Meal, Potatoes, Chicken Fat, Chicken, Natural Chicken Flavor, Tomato Pomace, Choline Chloride, Dried Chicory Root, Kelp, Carrots

Before Grain Buffalo
Merrick Pet Care
Amarillo, TX  (corporate HQ)
(
800) 664-7387

32

15

1.97

1.28

?

Buffalo Deboned, Chicken Meal, Potato Dehydrated, Turkey Meal, Canola Oil, Sweet Potato Dehydrated, Yeast Culture, Natural Dried Chicken Liver, Dicalcium Phosphate, Lysine

Before Grain Chicken

32

15

2.12

1.3

?

Chicken Deboned, Chicken Meal, Potato Dehydrated, Turkey Meal, Canola Oil, Sweet Potato Dehydrated, Yeast Culture, Natural Dried Chicken Liver, Dicalcium Phosphate, Lysine

Before Grain Salmon

32

15

2.02

1.3

?

Salmon Deboned, Chicken Meal, Potato Dehydrated, Turkey Meal, Canola Oil, Sweet Potato Dehydrated, Dried Egg, Yeast Culture, Natural Dried Chicken Liver, Dicalcium Phosphate

Canine Caviar Venison & Split Pea Adult
Canine Caviar Pet Foods
Costa Mesa, CA
(800) 392*7898
caninecaviar.com
WDJ

38%

20%

2.4

1.5

26.1

Venison Meal, Split Pea, Canola Oil, Dried Pumpkin, Whole Ground Flaxseed, Sun-Cured Alfalfa, Venison Tripe, Dried Beet Pulp, Coconut Oil, Borage Oil

Go Natural Grain Free
Petcurean Pet Nutrition
Chilliwack, British Columbia
(866) 864-6112
petcurean.com

42

20

1.81

1.2

?

Chicken Meal, Chicken, Turkey, Turkey Meal, Potato, Chicken Fat, Herring Meal, Potatoes, Peas, Tomato Pomace

Now Adult
Petcurean Pet Nutrition
Chilliwack, British Columbia
(866) 864-6112
petcurean.com
WDJ

28.8

17.6

1.4

0.9

42.1

Deboned Turkey, Potato Flour, Peas, Apples, Whole Dried Egg, Pea Fiber, Tomatoes, Potatoes, Flaxseed, Canola Oil

EVO (original formula)
Natura Pet Products
Santa Clara, CA
(800) 532-7261
naturapet.com
WDJ

42

22

3.03

1.76

16.1

Turkey, Chicken, Turkey Meal, Chicken Meal, Potatoes, Herring Meal, Chicken Fat, Egg, Garlic, Apples

EVO Red Meat

42

22

2.11

1.27

17.3

Beef, Beef Meal, Lamb Meal, Potatoes, Eggs, Sunflower Oil, Buffalo, Lamb, Venison, Beef Cartilage

Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance Potato & Duck
Pacoima, CA
(800) 829-4493
naturalbalanceinc.com
WDJ

21

10

1.0

0.9

53.9

Potatoes, Duck Meal, Duck, Canola Oil, Potato Fiber, Natural Flavor, Salmon Oil, Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride

Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Fish

21

10

1.09

0.9

?

Sweet Potatoes, Potatoes, Salmon, Salmon Meal, Canola Oil, Potato Fiber, Natural Flavor, Salmon Oil, Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride

Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Venison

20

10

1.1

0.9

?

Sweet Potatoes, Venison, Venison Meal, Potato Protein, Canola Oil, Potato Fiber, Flaxseed, Natural Flavor, Choline Chloride, Natural Mixed Tocopherols

FirstMate Potato & Fish with Blueberries
Taplow Feeds
North Vancouver, BC
(800) 658-1166
firstmate.com
WDJ

25.0

15.0

1.0

0.6

40.0

Potato Flakes, Chicken Meal, Chicken Fat, Whole Blueberries, Dicalcium Phosphate, Choline Chloride, Salt, Calcium Proponate, Vitamin C, Yucca Plant Extract

Honest Kitchen – Force (dehydrated food)
The Honest Kitchen
San Diego, CA.
(619) 544-0018
thehonestkitchen.com
WDJ

21

14

1.8

1.2

52.8

Hormone-free chicken, organic flaxseed, potatoes, celery, sweet potatoes, apples, alfalfa, organic kelp, honey, zucchini

Nature’s Variety Instinct Chicken Meal Formula
Nature’s Variety
Lincoln, NE
(888) 519-7387
naturesvariety.com

42

22

2.49

1.43

?

Chicken Meal, Tapioca, Chicken Fat, Pumpkinseeds, Menhaden Fish Meal, Alfalfa Meal, Montmorillonite Clay, Natural Chicken Flavor, Vitamins, Dried Kelp

Nature’s Variety Instinct Duck & Turkey Meal Formula
WDJ

35

22

2.26

1.13

22.8

Duck Meal, Turkey Meal, Salmon Meal, Canola Oil, Tapioca, Tomato Pomace, Pumpkinseeds, Herring Meal, Sun-Cured Alfalfa Meal, Montmorillonite Clay

Nature’s Variety Instinct Rabbit Meal Formula

35

22

1.82

1.16

?

Rabbit Meal, Salmon Meal, Tapioca, Chicken Fat, Tomato Pomace, Pumpkinseeds, Sun-Cured Alfalfa Meal, Montmorillonite Clay, Natural Flavor, Sea Salt

Orijen 6 Fresh Fish with Sea Vegetables
Champion Pet Foods
Morinville, Alberta
(780) – 939-6888

44

18

1.6

1.4

?

Fresh Salmon, Pacific Salmon Meal, Russet Potato, Atlantic Herring Meal, Fresh Lake Whitefish, Sweet Potato, Fresh Lake Trout, Fresh Walleye, Freshwater Cod, Fresh Herring

Orijen Adult
WDJ

42

16

1.8

1.4

24.4

Fresh Chicken Meal, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Steamed Russet Potato, Fresh Northern Whitefish, Chicken Fat, Whole Eggs, Salmon Meal, Salmon and Anchovy Oils, Tapioca

Orijen Puppy (large breed)

42

16

1.6

1.3

?

Deboned chicken, chicken meal, turkey meal, russet potato, lake whitefish, chicken fat, sweet potato, whole eggs, turkey, salmon meal

Solid Gold Barking At The Moon
Solid Gold Health Products for Pets, Inc.
El Cajon, CA
(800) 364-4863
solidgoldhealth.com
WDJ

41

20

2.4

1.6

19.5

Salmon Meal, Beef, Potatoes, Potato Protein, Canola Oil, Tomato Pomace, Natural Flavor, Salmon Oil, Choline Chloride, Taurine

Taste of the Wild High Prairie
Diamond Pet Products
Meta, MO.
(800) 658-0624
tasteofthewildpetfood.com
WDJ


32

18

2.1

1.4

30.5

Bison, Venison, Lamb Meal, Chicken Meal, Egg Product, Sweet Potatoes, Peas, Potatoes, Canola Oil, Roasted Bison

Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream

25

15

1.9

1.1

?

Salmon, Ocean Fish Meal, Sweet Potatoes, Potatoes, Canola Oil, Smoked Salmon, Salmon Meal, Potato Fiber, Natural Flavor, Choline Chloride

Taste of the Wild Wetlands

32

18

2.1

1.4

?

Duck, Duck Meal, Chicken Meal, Egg Product, Sweet Potatoes, Peas, Chicken Fat, Potatoes, Roasted Quail, Roasted Duck

Timberwolf Organics Wild & Natural Dry

36

18

1.4

1.1

?

(Latest formula) Chicken Meal, Chicken, Chicken Fat, Dried Potato Product, Salmon Meal, Natural Flavors, Salmon Oil, Dried Egg Product, Dried Kelp, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal

(Original formula)Chicken Meal, Fresh Chicken, Chicken Fat, Salmon Meal, Potatoes, Sardine Mackerel Anchovy & Tuna Oils, Eggs, Dried Chicken Liver, Dried Whole Milk, Dried Whey Extract

Wellness Core (original)
Wellness/Old Mother Hubbard
Tewksbury, MA
(800) 225-0904
wellnesspetfood.com

34

14

2.0

1.4

?

Deboned Turkey, Deboned Chicken, Turkey Meal, Chicken Meal, Potatoes, Dried Ground Potatoes, Tomato Pomace, Natural Chicken Flavor, Canola Oil, Chicken Liver

Wellness Core – Ocean Formula
WDJ

34

14

2.1

1.5

29.1

Whitefish, whitefish meal, salmon meal, menhaden fish meal, potatoes, dried ground potato, canola oil, pea fiber, tomato pomace, natural fish flavor

ZiwiPeak Daily Dog Cuisine Lamb
ZiwiPeak Limited
New Zealand
www.ziwipeak.com

30

30

2.0

1.1

?

Lamb Meat, Liver, Tripe, Heart & Kidney, Chickory Syrup, Green-lipped and Blue Mussel, Hoki Fish Oil, Lecithin, Kelp

ZiwiPeak Daily Dog Cuisine Venison & Fish

31

30

2.0

1.1

?

Venison Meat, Liver, Tripe, Heart & Kidney, Fish, Chickory Syrup, Green-lipped and Blue Mussel, Hoki Fish Oil, Lecithin

ZiwiPeak Daily Dog Cuisine Venison

30

30

2.0

1.1

?

Venison Meat, Liver, Tripe, Heart & Kidney, Chickory Syrup, Green-lipped and Blue Mussel, Hoki Fish Oil, Lecithin, Kelp