You can say that I am a dog person. I don’t dress them in sweaters or carry them around in a handbag. But my animals are a very important part of my family. They provide a never ending supply of laughs, loyalty, comfort and love. When I think of Tucker and Deuce, I prefer the word “companions”. My love for those two is what motivated me to research and publish my personal dog food ratings.
A human’s relationship with a dog is one of the longest and strongest connections throughout lifetime. In addition to being our faithful friends, they also guide and protect us through all of the obstacles life has to offer. They never hold a grudge and they don’t ask for much in return. All they need is a little bit of love, attention, food and water. If you ask me, that is the greatest deal mankind has ever made.
The fact that you are on this page tells me that you have a companion that you care about very much. It tells me that you are not the type of person to settle for the most convenient solution. It tells me that you are searching for reviews, ratings and anything else you can find to make sure you are feeding your companion the best dog food available. I applaud you for that.
*This page has ratings for adult brands (12+ months). Here are additional links if you are searching for the best dog food for puppies, seniors or pets with allergies:
- Seniors/Older Dogs (coming soon)
- Allergies & Special Needs (coming soon)
A Few Thing You Need to Know About My Dog Food Ratings
In my guide about rating dog food quality, I talked about how difficult it is to determine what is really inside a product. The FDA does not require companies to list the exact amounts or qualities of their ingredients. You have to put on your scientist hat to decipher all of the misleading information. Then you have to fill in the blanks with an educated guess.
There are some important factors that you should look for. However, the label never really tells the full story. The true key to finding the best product is not spending hours trying to compare and contrast every label in the store. Let someone else (like me) do that. My advice would be to read as many dog food ratings and reviews as you can find. The one thing that I have come to learn is that dog owners are smart and passionate people. If a product sucks, they will let you know.
This is the reason that I do most of my shopping at Amazon.com. The amount of reviews for each product exceeds any other website you will find. Amazon is built around their rating system and the integrity that it provides. Companies can’t manipulate reviews. Nothing slips through the cracks. In addition to that, they almost ALWAYS match or exceed the lowest price you will find. That is why I have placed links to Amazon with each product below. It gives you access to the best price and also allows you to see how much positive feedback each product has received.
There is one final thing that I want to mention. In return for placing a link to their products on my website, Amazon pays ChippTips.com a very small percentage of what they make from each sale. This ranges from 4% – 8% depending on the amount sold. This commission does not affect the price you pay in any way, shape or form. It is just important for you to know that I am not affiliated with any of these companies in any way. I do not receive any benefit or payments to list certain products here. The only thing that determines which products are rated the highest on my list is my own research and experience.
I would also like to note that ChippTips.com will ALWAYS donate a percentage of these commissions to a charity that benefits animal welfare. This income also helps to offset the high costs of running this website. If you could purchase your dog food from Amazon through the links below, you would be helping a wonderful cause.
Also, I invite you to come back to this page each month to purchase through the link again. You can either bookmark this page or write the web address down. You will pay the same price no matter what. It would be nice to know that we can funnel a little bit of that money back into a good cause. Thank you for your consideration!
Natural Ultramix Dog Food Review (My Top Pick)
Natural Ultramix® Grain-Free Duck is my favorite product from Castor and Pollux. It contains all-natural duck protein, wholesome sweet potatoes and whole peas. It provides excellent variety for an active dog without sacrificing quality. This formula is also suitable for dogs that are sensitive to grains. Read below to find out why it achieved the top spot in my dog food ratings.
Complete Natural Ultramix Dog Food Ingredient List
Reviewing the main ingredients in this fantastic dog food:
- Natural deboned duck is the number 1 ingredient! This is an excellent first source of protein. It is one of many reasons this product edged out the other dog foods in my ratings.
- Turkey meal: a meat concentrate that contains over 275% more protein than fresh turkey.
- Lamb meal: Another concentrate with exceptional protein content.
- Salmon meal: Unlike most fish meals, the fish used in natural ultramix are ethoxyquin-free.
- Sweet potato: Carbohydrates that are naturally rich in vitamins and fiber.
- Peas: Another healthy source of carbohydrates that are also rich in protein and fiber.
- Potato: A gluten-free carbohydrate source.
- Duck fat: A high quality ingredient rich in omega-6 fatty acids as well as linoleic acid. You don’t see this quality in very many dog foods.
- Contains probiotics to help support digestion
- Also contains salmon oil which is naturally rich in EPA and DHA (essential fatty acids)
- Rich in antioxidants
- Chelated minerals for better absorption
- Grain-free formula
- Wheat, corn and soy free
- Made with love in the U.S.A.
- Absolutely ZERO artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
- Excellent production process to guarantee quality and safety
Orijen Adult Dry Dog Food Review (Rated #2)
Sorry folks. This page is still under construction. I will finish these ratings as soon as possible. You can get more information and reviews about this product by clicking here.
Wellness Core Original Review (#3 Rated Food for Dogs)
Coming soon! Click here for Wellness Core details and reviews from Amazon.