Whether you have a growing puppy, an energetic adult or an aging senior dog, you want to feed them the best dog food for their life stage and overall health. But with so many high-quality dog food options available, you might be left wondering what actually is the best dog food for your particular pup based on their specific needs.
Luckily, thousands of Chewy’s furry friends have done the taste testing, and we’ve rounded up the best-selling, best-rated dog food as ranked and reviewed by Chewy pet parents like you. We’ve got the best dog food brands for every age and size of dog as well as top picks for pups with sensitive stomachs or other dietary needs. These best dog foods are bound to get your pup’s tail a waggin’—and give you the peace of mind that you’re feeding your dog a complete and balanced diet with top-quality ingredients to keep them healthy.
Just be sure to talk with your veterinarian or veterinary nutritionist before making any changes to your dog’s diet—they can help make sure that whatever pet food you choose meets all your dog’s nutritional needs.
This dry dog food is based on what dogs’ ancestors would’ve eaten and is made with 85% premium animal ingredients, including poultry and fish as the first ingredients and organs like turkey giblets and duck liver. It also has a freeze-dried raw coating for an even more meaty flavor.
Great Quality Food!
By Liss on Sep 25, 2023
Orijen is a great food for my dog. She loves it and stays very healthy and happy. And it’s concentrated so you don’t have to use as much as other dry foods.
Oakley & Remi’s momma
By SVarnon on Aug 26, 2023
My 2 BIG girlies have a grain & chicken allergy, been feeding TOTW & they were having soft serve poops & were chewing on their feet, this is our 2nd bag of Orijen & they are doing much better! Thank you Orijen
By shelley on Aug 12, 2023
Do you need to add the toppers for the nutrition or taste? What is the purpose of the two toppers?
This variety pack includes three flavors, each made with real deboned beef, chicken or turkey. Chewy dog owners love that these easy-to-open cans make either a perfectly portioned meal for small dogs or a kibble-topper as a special treat for bigger dogs or picky eaters.
Older Dog Eating again...
By Mel on Jul 5, 2023
It has been difficult to get my 13 year old Boston to eat her meals. Now with Merrick's food she dives right in and finished the whole dinner
Nothing but Merrick!!
By Oliver on Feb 8, 2023
Merrick is, hands down, the absolute best dog food on the market for my best friend! I have been a loyal customer for a decade and buy nothing but this brand. My little Oliver has food sensitivity, allergies, and pancreas disease which makes feeding him very difficult. This is literally the only brand that does not cause issues with him. He never gets tired of eating this specific mix of Lil Plates entrees and is eager to scarf them down. Merrick just really is an outstanding brand and high quality diet for our furry friends!
My little dog loves these!!
By Jane on Dec 1, 2022
Good nutrition for my little dog with less additive then other wet dog foods. Ingredients are straight-forward and none of the animal by-products (What exactly are animal by-products?).
This protein-rich puppy food is made with premium meats like buffalo and venison and complex carbs like sweet potatoes to help provide the energy your young dog needs, as well as proprietary probiotics to support digestion. Plus, the kibble itself is smaller for puppy-sized mouths.
By Ashleigh on Aug 29, 2023
I switched my puppy over to this as I wanted to get her on a more natural food that was grain free then what she was on. She’s been doing amazing on it, and it’s alright been almost a month since I switched her. No tummy issues or anything getting her switched over. Took about a week to get her switched, but neither of us could be happier in the puppy she is becoming!
By Klaus on Jul 25, 2023
Great food lots of protein putting size on my collie/Aussie puppy fast and he has great BM’s on it too
By Iris17 on Jul 5, 2023
All the other foods I have tried except for science diet gave my pup diarrhea. But science diet she didn’t seem to like it too much. I tried this food and she loves it. Only food she can eat now
For dogs who have easily upset tummies or sensitive skin, this dog food is free from corn, wheat or soy and dishes up high-protein salmon as the first item on the ingredient list.. Made with rice and oatmeal, it’s highly-digestible and packed with probiotics to help soothe sensitive stomachs.
Excellent dog food
By Patsy on Sep 25, 2023
Our golden retriever who is 3 is thriving on this food. I also add a bit of the canned Purina pro plan dog food to her food and her coat is beautiful.
Roxie and Me
By Beidi on Sep 23, 2023
Chewey always has the product I need. They are prompt, and I feel they really care and appreciate me and my dog.
Best for coat and nails
By Kat on Sep 20, 2023
I have fed this to my dog for years. Her coat is silky shiny and her nails grow fast and strong.
Satisfy your dog’s carnivorous cravings with this freeze-dried raw dog food. It’s made with high-quality protein and organic fruits and veggies, but free of fillers, preservatives or artificial ingredients. Your dog will enjoy the flavor of raw nutrition; you’ll love the convenience of the freeze-dried patties.
My dogs love these patties
By Jo on Aug 19, 2023
My dogs love these patties! I crumble a little bit on top of their regular kibble, and they eat it all up.
Stella and Chewy dinner patties
By Jazzy23 on Aug 15, 2023
A small amount crumbled on top of my puppy’s kibble seems to be the incentive she needs to to eat.
Good for picky dogs
By Jessie on Jun 26, 2023
This dog is not food-motivated, and a picky eater. But he likes this brand of treats! Broken up over his meal, or as a treat. Ben recommends it.
Treat your senior dog to a tasty dog food diet that’s specially formulated to help with aging. Made with real chicken (no chicken meal or chicken by-products), this canned food is easy on sensitive teeth and contains glucosamine and chondroitin to help support aging joints.
my dog loved it
By anna2023 on Aug 29, 2023
I have a 11 year old Lab who is undergoing chemo for lymphoma. He became so difficult with food aversion that i had to try multiple different foods to get his appetite a boost. The wet food blue home style recipe worked well
By Marci on Aug 15, 2023
My elderly dog experiences diarrhea on occasion and with Blue Buffalo I never have a problem and he so enjoys it
QUICK AND EASY
By Jackie on Aug 8, 2023
Shopping around for this particular food has been a challenge. Chewy had and mailed it out (no charge) without any hassle on my part. Thank you Chewy
Great for small and extra small breed dogs, this small-sized kibble is made for easy munching by tiny mouths. And more than just being the right size for your petite pooch, it’s also made with high quality protein to help them maintain strong muscles and a healthy weight.
Adult Small Bites Chicken & Barley Recipe Dry Dog Food
By Grandpa on Sep 22, 2023
both of my Chihuahuas love this food. We also feed them the Science Diet wet food. One of them is on prescription wet dog food. She actually loves it. We struggled for years to get her to eat. Not a problem any longer.
Dog food isn’t just dog food
By Patricia on Sep 19, 2023
When it comes to science diet! My dogs 16 months and 16 years are both happy, playful and running laps in my farm yard.
Sweet Dogs Deserve The Best
By Bec on Aug 19, 2023
Having just adopted my 2cd pup, I’ve got to order for not only Bella but Bruno too. Hills Science Diet meets all the criteria for maintaining a good weight.
Specially formulated to meet the nutritional requirements of dogs over 70 pounds, this large-breed dog food features real, deboned salmon as the first ingredient, a larger kibble size, and glucosamine and chondroitin to keep your big dog’s joints healthy.
Great quality for a great price
By nancy on Sep 22, 2023
I shop a lot for my dog food and I make comparisons on everything. My large breed dog is a Bernese Mountain Dog and he deserves, and needs the very best quality food that I can possibly provide. I’ve made comparisons between this food and more expensive items, and this food still comes out on top nutritionally. I’m always shopping when I see something new and American journey still ends up winning over other foods. Lots of different flavors lots of different formulas for your specific dog. He gobbles it down and finishes up before anybody else. (I have 4 dogs, different sizes) As it turns out, I’m gonna end up having to get him one of...
By Dio on Aug 12, 2023
My Dio love this new flavor and that make me happy he’s not a glutton, but when he gets this food, he eats it all up
Great so far!
By PG on Jun 22, 2023
This food has been great so far with my danes. They love the salmon over the chicken which is probably best for them in the long run.
Great overall value for the price and has a great nutrition values.
Thanks chewy for making a quality product.
If you’re looking to feed a grain-free diet because your dog has food allergies or a sensitive tummy, this grain-free dog food recipe pairs high-quality beef and real sweet potatoes for a winning combo that delivers healthy fats and wholesome fiber to help maintain lean muscle and a healthy weight.
By UndineGirl on Sep 26, 2023
My Great Pyrenees has a severe allergy to chicken/byproducts. It is very hard to find kibble that has no chicken whatsoever. Merrick’s fills the bill! Switched my girl over and no issues with this food. I highly recommend it!
Halllujah! A grain and canola FREE dog food.
By Carol on Aug 15, 2023
This is expensive, but possibly because of not having filler ingredients, my dog does not need to eat as much of it. What a task to try and find a grain free dry food that did not contain canola oil or meal, a definite NO-NO for this household. I very much appreciate that Merrick did not compromise and use canola.We've only had it for a few days but my dog seems to like it very much.
My Dog loves It!
By Drea on Aug 4, 2023
Typically she takes a long time time to eat, but not today. My dog Xena loves this new flavor and doesn’t hesitate to eat. With the old chicken flavor of this brand I think she got tired of it. She also has a sensitive stomach and this food has been perfect for her.
For dogs who need to lose a little weight to live their best life, this dog food for weight loss will help your adult dog trim down. Made with deboned chicken as the protein source, this lower-calorie food can help your dog get fit—without feeling like they are on a diet.
helped my lab!
By Boston on Sep 27, 2023
This dog food (along with cutting out treats) helped my 5 year old lab lose 20 pounds in 5 months! Only thing I wish it came in beef too because I think he’s sensitive to chicken.
It's a Hit!
By VickyR on Sep 13, 2023
After my my vet got mad at me for over feeding (actually I'm guilty of over-treating) my Lab. Koda should weigh 75 lbs He weighs 94. I was skeptical about weight control dry foods working for us. Further, I didn't really want to cough up alot more money for what I thought was overpriced trendy dry dog food. Wrll, even though I had to tighten my budget. my baby boy gobbles it right up. It also must be easier on his stomach - you see he has Colitis - so we had to find a well balanced food, weight controlling, easy on his digestion & tasty. This seems to be it! Yay!
By KathyOhio on Sep 10, 2023
I started my yellow lab on this a while back. She has a sensitive stomach and I went through several brands looking for something that would not upset her stomach. This provides a well balanced diet for her and she looks forward to mealtime.
This natural dog food is made with gently dehydrated whole food ingredients, like free-range chicken, oats, carrots and bananas, all processed in a human-grade food facility. Chewy pet parents love that they can dish it up as a meal (just add water!) or use it as a tasty topper for kibble.
my dog loves it!
By IRG on Sep 9, 2023
My dog used to have sensitive stomach, having very often diarrhea or soft poop and she wasn’t eating or left the kibble for hours in the bowl. A friend advised to change to the Honest Kitchen and it has been amazing. I can also feel it in her energy and how the food lasts 30sec and she is so excited when it’s good time!! Due to the price we mix it half and half now with some good quality kibble and she loves it!
Glad Chewy Recommended Honest Kitchen
By Nancy on Sep 8, 2023
Lucy and Padme both have pancreatitis. Lucy for 3 years and Padme over 2 years. I contacted Chewy and they recommended Honest Kitchen. I did and they said they didn’t know if their products helped pancreatitis. I bought it anyway and after a few months Padme had a blood test to see how she was. The veterinarian was amazed because her numbers were way done. He said she’s fantastic and keep up with what your doing. Thank you Chewy.
Top notch food
By Dorothy on Aug 14, 2023
I watch for sales & get this for my yellow Lab. She loves anything edible, but even she, will head for her Honest Kitchen before all other options ! I feel confident that this company uses the best ingredients. It is getting expensive, hopefully they won't price me out.
Skip the fillers, artificial preservatives and unwanted by-products with this USDA-certified organic recipe. It’s made with high-quality ingredients like organic, free-range chicken and sweet potatoes and adds a blend of superfoods and omega fatty acids for healthy skin and a shiny coat.
Dogs love it
By Christopher on Sep 12, 2023
Our dogs love this food. We mix it with the Organix chicken and oatmeal. The dogs always eat, and they digest this very well. Highly recommended.
By Sal on Aug 14, 2023
I have a very picky eater. She loves this food. My only wish is that it was a little softer. Good ingredients
By cheryl1959 on Apr 18, 2023
I am very impressed by this dog food. It is both organic and non gmo which is high on my priority for food for my 2 Boston Terriers. And both eat it heartedly. Please keep making this Organix!
Feeding your dog a nutritious and delicious meal doesn’t have to blow your budget. With this cheaper dog food, you can dish up a complete and balanced diet made with whole grains and a special fiber blend that supports healthy digestion—and still have enough left over to buy them a new dog toy.
How Easy was That?!
By Debbie53 on Sep 22, 2023
I got a great deal on my bulldogs’ favorite dry food delivered to my house in two days. What’s not to love?! I’m new to the Chewy website, and a loyal convert! Thanks!
By liz on Sep 10, 2023
Difficult to review this product since it was purchased as a gift to a Shelter. What I do know is that the recipient and the dogs of the Shelter were pleased, their hunger eased by a tasty nutritional dog food.
Chewy does all of the heavy lifting
By Sally on Sep 4, 2023
Being short little old lady, having the food for two large dogs delivered to my door makes my life easy.
For dogs with allergies or food sensitivities, this limited ingredient dog food takes it back to the basics. Made with 10 key ingredients, it has all the nutrients they need without any of the ingredients, like corn, wheat, soy or dairy, that often cause food sensitivities.
Nutro limited ingredient grain free dog food
By lizzy on Nov 12, 2022
My dog has allergies mainly to beef, poultry and grains, so this food is perfect for him and he really likes it. Sometimes I put a little canned salmon or tuna for variety.
fixed my dogs ears
By Laney on Nov 7, 2022
My dog always had yeast in his ears, smelled yucky, and dark gunk for years and finally this food after about 4 weeks has cleared them up! I didn't realize this could even get better. Hoping over time this will also cut back on his paw licking as well. Super pleased and worth the money for my dachshund Petey.
It Works for My Labradoodles
By Nave on Apr 18, 2022
I have four labradoodles. Two of my doodles seemed to have allergies. One scratched all of the time & one fought ear yeast infections. I switched to Nutro LID Salmon and so far so good. I will continue.
Got an active dog? The kibble is made with real, deboned chicken which is full of essential amino acids that’ll help your dog maintain optimal lean muscle mass and provide energy. They’ll be ready for all the walks, hikes and dog park play dates.
American Journey Dry dog food
By Cyndi on Sep 26, 2023
Well right out of the bag our dog loved it! We were pouring into the food container and she was grabbing bites right from the dog food “stream”.
American Journey Dog Food
By Nicki on Sep 19, 2023
My Golden had stopped eating the Blue Puppy food & I wasn't sure what to change to. Called Chewy's chat line and got some great suggestions & was able to cxl the food she wasn't eating & ordered this new food at the same time. She does seems to have some allergies (she was 1 in Aug) so the grain free sounded good to me. She is eating like a trooper. Was easy & we are both happy!!
Love this food for my senior dog
By Tyrker1214 on Aug 21, 2023
My senior dog (13 yrs) was developing digestive issues: loose bowel movements and accidents. He was also listless, which was extremely unusual for him, he had always kept a "puppy attitude and energy". I did research and decided to try this food and I am so glad I did. No more accidents, bowel movements are normal and routine. He loves the food, and is back to his old self. I have my happy "puppy" back. Bonus, his coat is looking wonderful and his shedding has decreased. I highly recommend American Journey Chicken & Sweet Potato Recipe Grain-Free Dry Dog Food
By American Journey for a senior dog.
This dog food looks good enough for you to eat. It’s crafted with fresh, human-grade ingredients, including chicken thighs, rice, spinach, carrots and apples, and does not contain any fillers, growth hormones, artificial colorings or preservatives—which means it must be stored in the fridge or freezer.
Lucy joins the 'clean bowl' club!
By Sue on Sep 21, 2023
Our 14 year old, 11 pound beagle-feist, Lucy, has been diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis. Her condition had been managed with medication. At the suggestion of Dr Spenser at Animal Hospital of Waynesville, NC, I ordered Just Food For Dogs to see if nutritionally we might be able to better control the pancreatitis. I started with the variety pack of boxes and then ordered the Chicken and Rice frozen packages. Lucy liked the variety pack but she LOVES the frozen/fresh chicken. For the first time in all the years (12) that we have had Lucy she cleans her bowl down to the shine! I think if I put the entire package in her bowl she would gobble...
she loves it
By Andy on Sep 2, 2023
after months of wrestling with Pepper at mealtimes, this was awesome. It's too expensive to feed her regularly on this, so I have to come up with something else in the meantime. Gee though, I wish it was more affordable. :(
By JPD on Aug 19, 2023
My cockpoo Sadee loves this meal, though she has been having it for less than month. She looks forward to her meals. Would highly recommend for any finnicky fur baby!