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Best Wet Dog Food → Guide【2022】

 

Some people want to give their dog wet food. Sometimes as a complement to their dry food or as a meal on its own. Here are our 11 tips on the best wet dog food and further down we will describe them in closer detail to you.

 

Our tips in alphabetical order are the following:

 

  1. Blue Buffalo Blue Homestyle
  2. Blue Buffalo Blue Wilderness
  3. Canidae All Life Stages
  4. Chicken Soup For The Soul Grain Free
  5. Hill’s Science Diet Canned
  6. Merrick Grain Free Cowboy Cookout
  7. Nulo Freestyle Grain Free
  8. Purina Pro Plan High Protein
  9. Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream
  10. Wellness Complete Health
  11. Whole Earth Farms Grain Free

 

What makes a good wet food

So, what is the best wet dog food? What you are feeding your dog is important and is a billion-dollar industry. What we were looking for when doing our test was that they had real meat, poultry, or fish as a first ingredient to ensure it contains high-quality protein. Another thing we wanted was to see if they were using high-quality ingredients overall, such as real vegetables, fruits and so on.

 

What wet dog food is the best is an individual question because it totally depends on your dog’s needs and taste in general. Therefore, our list has a mix between different types of recipes and meat-sources so you can try one with ingredients you perhaps already know that your dog likes.

 

There are many wet dog foods that are specific for small breeds, large breeds or have limited ingredients to be a good option for dogs with food allergies or a sensitive stomach. Although in this guide, we are only looking for the best wet food for adult dogs in general, not specializing on anything. if you want to read more about the others you can click on the links.

 

Our tips in closer detail

 

1. Blue Buffalo Blue Homestyle

Information: With real whitefish as a first ingredient, this canned dog food from Blue Buffalo makes a good option. It has wholesome wholegrains, fruit, and vegetables plus superfoods such as blueberries and cranberries which are high in antioxidants. In our opinion, this is one of the best brands of wet dog food because they have a lot of different options and recipes.

 

First 6 ingredients on the list: Whitefish, Turkey, Chicken, Fish Broth, Water & Chicken Liver.

 

Type of food: Grain-inclusive.

 

Suits: Adult dogs.

 

 

2. Blue Buffalo Blue Wilderness

Information: This canned dog food is very rich in meat and has a complete recipe with natural ingredients and the vitamins and minerals your dog needs. It contains high-quality protein from turkey and chicken with no artificial preservatives or flavors.

 

First 6 ingredients on the list: Turkey, Chicken Broth, Chicken, Potato Protein, Potatoes & Flaxseeds.

 

Type of food: Grain-free.

 

Suits: Adult dogs.

 

 

3. Canidae All Life Stages

Information: This recipe was formulated by veterinarians and has a unique recipe. It has real lamb as a first ingredient and has wholesome grains and all the nutrients your dog needs and doesn’t contain corn, wheat, or soy.

 

First 6 ingredients on the list: Lamb, Lamb Broth, Vegetable Broth, Lamb Liver, Ocean Fish & Brown Rice.

 

Type of food: Grain-inclusive.

 

Suits: All life stages (both puppies, adults, and seniors).

 

 

4. Chicken Soup For The Soul Grain Free

Information: Chicken Soup For The Soul’s stew has real beef as a first ingredient and contains no by-product meals. It is a well-balanced canned dog food that gives your dog all the nutrients from the finest and simplest ingredients. We think this is one of the best affordable wet dog foods if you have a limited budget.

 

First 6 ingredients on the list: Beef, Beef Broth, Ocean fish Broth, Beef Liver, Dried Egg Whites & Pea Flour.

Type of food: Grain-free.

 

Suits: Adult dogs.

 

 

 

5. Hill’s Science Diet Canned

Information: This canned dog food has a delicious taste. It gives a safe weight loss for your dog and helps a healthy weight maintenance that will last. The fact that it contains lots of protein makes it help with maintaining lean muscle mass during weight loss.

 

First 6 ingredients on the list: Chicken Broth, Chicken, Turkey Giblets, Green Beans, Carrots & Green Peas.

 

Type of food: Grain-inclusive.

 

Suits: Adult dogs that need to lose weight.

 

 

6. Merrick Grain Free Cowboy Cookout

Information: The meat in this wet food is inspected by the USDA and is a source of high-quality protein. It has no artificial flavors, preservatives or colors and contains good fruits and vegetables.

 

First 6 ingredients on the list: Deboned Beef, Beef Broth, Chicken Broth, Beef Liver, Carrots & Green Beans.

 

Type of food: Grain-free.

 

Suits: Adult dogs.

 

 

7. Nulo Freestyle Grain Free

Information: This canned dog food from Nulo has vegetables and high-quality protein which provides amino acids to help build lean muscles and keep the heart healthy. It also contains a balanced amount of omega fatty acids for your dog’s coat and skin.

 

First 6 ingredients on the list: Chicken, Chicken Broth, Chicken Liver, Carrots, Peas & Ground Flaxseeds.

 

Type of food: Grain-free.

 

Suits: Adult dogs.

 

8. Purina Pro Plan High Protein

Information: This wet dog food from Purina Pro Plan has a high level of protein and real chicken as the first ingredient. The high protein levels help your dog to build and maintain lean muscle mass and this food contains no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.

 

First 6 ingredients on the list: Chicken, Water Sufficient for Processing, Liver, Meat By-Products, Rice & Fish.

 

Type of food: Grain-inclusive.

 

Suits: Adult dogs.

 

 

 

9. Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream

Information: Taste Of The Wild Pacific Stream has a complete and balanced recipe and contains good high-quality protein, omega fatty acids, sweet potatoes and berries such as blueberries for antioxidants. This is, in our opinion, one of the best dog wet foods.

 

First 6 ingredients on the list: Whitefish, Fish Broth, Turkey Broth, Water Sufficient For Processing, Turkey & Turkey Liver.

 

Type of food: Grain-Free.

 

Suits: Adult dogs.

 

 

 

10. Wellness Complete Health

Information: This is a slow-cooked stew that your dog will like. It is a complete and balanced meal with high-quality nutrients and real beef as the first ingredient and good carbohydrates such as potatoes and vegetables like carrots.

 

First 6 ingredients on the list: Beef, Beef Broth, Water Sufficient For Processing, Beef Liver, Carrots & Peas.

 

Type of food: Grain-free.

 

Suits: Puppies and adult dogs.

11. Whole Earth Farms Grain Free

Information: This canned dog food has real chicken as the first ingredient and gives your dog balanced nutrition. The recipe was developed by veterinarians and nutrition experts and has no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives.

 

First 6 ingredients on the list: Chicken, Chicken Broth, Turkey, Chicken Liver, Sweet Potatoes & Apples.

 

Type of food: Grain-free.

 

Suits: All life stages (both puppies, adults and seniors).

 

 

 

 

Frequently asked questions

 

What should I look for when choosing a wet dog food?

You should make sure that the brand follows AAFCO guidelines, and that the first ingredient comes from real meat, poultry or fish so that your dog has a good, high-quality source of protein in its meal. Another thing to look for is that it has all the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals your dog needs.

 

Can I feed only wet food to my dog?

Yes, you can! Some dogs may prefer to have wet food as a meal on its own, and others like to have the wet food on top of its dry food to make it tastier. A thing to have in mind is that chewing kibbles can help reduce plaque from your dog’s teeth and prevent it from building up.

 

What is the best wet dog food brand?

A good wet dog food brand has a lot of different options and recipes. According to us, Blue Buffalo Blue Homestyle is a really good brand with a lot of different wet foods with a variety of different ingredients and types so that you can find the perfect one for your dog.

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