8 Best Dog Food in India – 2020

When it comes to dog foods we are mostly bombarded with several advertisements from Dog food industries.

They look nice as per their advertisements, but are they worthy enough for your dog?

Are they providing the right nutrition for your dog?

What are some necessary and unnecessary ingredients in dog foods?

Don’t worry, as all of your questions are going to be answered in this article!

Here is the quick list of dog foods (we recommend) available in the market

  1. Orijen Dog Food
  2. Acana
  3. Farmina Natural & Delicious
  4. Arden Grange Adult
  5. Hill’s Science Diet
  6. Royal Canin Maxi Adult
  7. Drool Focus Puppy
  8. Pedigree Adult Dog Food

1. Orijen

One of the costliest but most reliable brands across the globe, Orijen beats its competition by a mile.

Paying such a premium cost guarantees you premium quality like free-run poultry, ranch-raised meat, wild-caught fish, and cage-free eggs.

With 85% quality animal ingredients and up to 58% protein, it maintains a good taste that your dog will love. Being a international product, they make sure the all quality standards are met.

 

The product is quite good in easy digestion making it the right choice for a sensitive stomach. It tastes good which your dog will crave.

They also provide particular products for all life stages like puppy, puppy large & senior.

  • Premium Quality Ingredient
  • High Protein
  • Natural Flavour
  • Grain Free
  • High Cost
  • Not Ideal for Inactive Dogs

2. Acana

According to Acana, the grey wolf is a close ancestor to all domestic dogs.

This gives them an opportunity to closely track down their natural habitat and produced an alternative to our home friendly pooch. Acana tries to bring all those natural, wild nutrition into your dog’s daily diet.

With the 75% meal in whole prey ration, Acana provides with quality farm meats like free-run poultry, wild-caught fish, ranch-raised meat, etc.

With the 75% meal in whole prey ration, Acana provides with quality farm meats like free-run poultry, wild-caught fish, ranch-raised meat, etc.

Whole prey ration is things that a wolf would eat after preying on animals, like meat, organs, cartilage or bone. It is an American company and will be providing the entire standard for premium quality.

  • Alternative to Orijen
  • High Protein
  • Good Nutritional Value
  • High Cost
  • Not Ideal for Inactive Dogs

3. Farmina N&D

Another great economical product for the dog owner, this product gives good competition to Royal Canin. 

The primary ingredients of their recipe includes Lamb & Blueberry

The packages has been prepared by vacuuming with the special technique which adds extra vitamins to the product after cooking.

It does not have any artificial preservative or food color or flavor. Farmina Natural & Delicious

  • Recommended by most reviewer
  • Low on Carbohydrate
  • Some dogs don't like the taste

4. Arden Grange

As a family run business, Arden Grange has been serving dog food since 1996. 

With the philosophy of “nutrition without compromise”, they have been providing rich & fresh meat meal

They not only make sure of premium quality but also have a list of product sensitive meal products for your canine friend who is less prone to other dog foods.

Reviews has been awesome, and it is completely recommended by us.

  • Good Protein Content
  • Great for Sensitive Stomach
  • Healthy Grain Content
  • Contains Small Amount of Fillers

5. Hill's Science

The best option for those looking for middle-class budget dog food. 

Product contains omega-6 fatty acid which is good for dogs healthy coats.

Even they claims that your dog’s coat will improve in just 30 days after continuing with this food. 

Many reports said that dogs like the taste, so if your dog likes it, you should definitely go for Hill’s Science Plan.

  • Good Value for Money
  • Taste Good
  • Guarantees for Quality Coats
  • Average Quality

6. Royal Canin Maxi

A famous product in the market, most of the dog owner adore this product. Rice as a main ingredient product that is better than wheat and corn.

Royal Canin Maxi contains 26% Proteins 17% Fats & 1-3% Crude Fiber.

It is easily available in the market as well with a good number of the variant.

Product is good value for money, but you having a good budget then you should probably go for above products.

  • Good Product At This Price
  • Famous in Indian Market
  • Good Amount of Fillers

7. Drool Focus

Being an Indian brand, the parent company (IB Group) has spend a good year in providing quality poultry & dairy products.

Drool Focus tries to maintain a good quality with chickens and long grain rice. This prevents your dog from grain allergies.

We recommend Drool Focus over Premium as it is the more nutritional focus.

Plus, it is well loved by the four-legged consumer.

  • No Artificial Additive
  • Well known in Market
  • Taste Preference May Differ

8. Pedigree

The famous brand isn’t it! 

Though every dog owner has heard this name, Pedigree has some bad reviews as well.

Product contains 20% Protein, 10% Crude Fat & 5% Crude Fiber.

Pedigree do contain corn as their primary ingredients. 

Though it is debatable that is corn is good or bad for dogs, it sure have high sugar which could turn an inactive dog highly obese.

  • Low Price
  • Famous Among Dog Owner
  • Good Reviews from Regular Customer
  • Low Proteins & Fibres
  • Contains High Carbs

Why can't I feed my dog, a human food?

After going through our list, you may have thought, “Why can’t I feed my dog human food?” You must understand that a dog’s digestive system is very different from a human’s.

We have seen many newbie dog owners who tend to give homemade food to their dogs. As a cheaper option as it may seem, it is not good for dogs and in some cases dangerous as well.

As dogs are carnivorous, human foods which mostly contain plant-based products like cereal, millets, etc. which is good for a herbivore or omnivore like us, but your dog being carnivore can’t digest it very well. It also imbalances their calorie intake and is not suited for their body structure.

By feeding them good dog food you protect them from various issues like joint, bone, ligament, or mobility issues, heart disease, breathing issues, decreased liver function, and many other health problems.

How to read ingredients like a pro!

It is very crucial for you to read the ingredients, to know what you are going to feed your dog. There are 3 crucial ingredients to look for,

  • Proteins (Can be obtained from meat, chicken, fish, etc.)
  • Complex Carbs (Whole grain like Oats, Barley, Brown rice which isn’t processed food)
  • Fruits and Vegetables (Cranberries, Carrot, Papaya, Mango, etc.  to provide antioxidants, vitamins, enzymes & fibers)

Remember: Fillers in dog foods are cheaper material which reduces the cost of dog food but are not good for dogs. These are edibles like corn bran, oats hull, feathers, soya bean and meat by-products like bones, scales, etc.)

Have we missed something? If you have any other suggestion then please let us know in the comment section. Let’s make India, Dog-Friendly

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