Dog Food Comparison

Brand & Recipe Main ingredients Size Price kcals per cup Suggested cups per day* Price per day*
Honest Kitchen
Keen
Dehydrated cage-free turkey, organic oats, potatoes, organic flax, carrots 10 lbs. $65.00 470 2 $3.25
Honest Kitchen
Thrive
Dehydrated free-range chicken, organic flaxseed, potatoes, celery, sweet potatoes 10 lbs. $85.00 510 2 $4.25
Honest Kitchen
Revel
Free-range chicken, organic barley, potatoes, organic flax, organic oats 10 lbs. $60.00 485 2 $3.00
Sojos
Turkey Complete
turkey, sweet potato, whole egg, broccoli, celery 8 lbs. $95.20 338 2 1/4 $5.95
My Perfect Pet
Hunter’s Blend
turkey thigh, whole potato, boneless skinless chicken thigh, whole yam, boneless skinless salmon 21 lbs. $135.00 368/bar 2 1/2 bars $7.94
 My Perfect Pet
Roxy’s Blend
lamb shoulder, whole potato, beef brisket, whole yam, spinach 21 lbs. $147.00 420/bar 2 1/2 bars $8.65
Freshpet Vital
Grain-free Bison
beef, bison, beef liver, bison liver, spinach 2 lbs. $12.00 546/lb. 1 1/4 lbs. $8.00
 Freshpet Vital
Grain-free Turkey
turkey, turkey liver, spinach, cranberries, blueberries 2 lbs. $12.00 554/lb. 1 1/4 lbs. $8.00
Fromm
Surf & Turf
salmon, duck meal, potatoes, pea flour, sweet potatoes 26 lbs. $67.00 409 2 1/2 $1.43
Fromm
Game bird
fresh duck, duck meal, peas, turkey, fresh Russet potatoes 26 lbs. $66.00 409 2 1/2 $1.40
Fromm
Salmon Tunalini
fresh Pacific wild salmon, salmon meal, peas, fresh Russet potatoes, pea flour 26 lbs. $66.00 408 2 1/2 $1.40
Halo
Hearty Surf n’ Turf
whitefish, whole peas, pea protein, potato, eggs 28 lbs. $65.00 455 3 $1.67
NutriSource
Seafood Select
salmon, menhaden fish meal, peas, pea flour, pea starch 30 lbs. $53.00 451 2 $0.95
NutriSource
Heartland Select
bison, chicken, chicken meal, peas, pea flour 30 lbs. $56.00 432 2 $1.00
NutriSource
Chicken Formula
chicken, chicken meal, peas, pea starch, pea flour 30 lbs. $50.00 471 1 3/4 $0.79
Merrick Grain-free
Real Duck + Sweet Potato
deboned duck, turkey meal, salmon meal, sweet potato, peas 25 lbs. $63.00 460 2 1/2 $1.75
Merrick Grain-free
Real Chicken + Sweet Potato
deboned chicken,chicken meal, turkey meal, sweet potato, peas 25 lbs. $60.00 460 2 1/2 $1.67
Acana
Pacifica
boneless salmon, salmon meal, herring meal, whitefish meal, green peas 28.6 lbs. $79.00 421 2 1/2 $1.84
Acana
Grasslands
deboned lamb, lamb meal, duck meal, whitefish meal, whole peas 28.6 lbs. $82.00 423 2 1/2 $1.91
Acana
Duck and Bartlett Pear
duck meal, deboned duck, green lentils, red lentils, duck liver, pears 25 lbs. $72.00 403 2 1/2 $1.95
Nature’s Domain
Organic Chicken/Pea
organic chicken, peas, lentils, garbanzo beans, sweet potatoes 30 lbs. $39.00 325 3 1/4 $0.89
Nature’s Domain
Salmon Meal/Sweet Potatoes
salmon meal, sweet potatoes, peas, potatoes, canola oil 35 lbs. $33.00 336 3 1/2 $0.69
Less Desirable
Hill’s Science Diet
Large Breed
chicken, brewer’s rice, whole grain wheat, cracked pearled barley, whole grain sorghum, whole grain corn 38.5 lbs. $48.00 363 3 $0.83
Hill’s Ideal Balance
Chicken/Brown Rice
chicken, brown rice, brewer’s rice, cracked pearled barley, chicken meal (also contains dried beet pulp) 30 lbs. $50.00 386 2 1/2 $0.94
Hill’s Ideal Balance
Salmon/Sweet Potato
salmon, potato, yellow peas, pea protein concentrate, potato starch (also contains dried beet pulp) 21lbs. $58.00 421 2 1/2 $1.66
Beneful ground yellow corn, chicken by-product meal, corn gluten meal, whole wheat flour, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols 31.1 lbs. $31.00 333 3 $0.65
Pro Plan chicken, brewer’s rice, whole grain wheat, poultry by-product meal, corn gluten meal 35 lbs. $50.00 382 3 $0.91
Kirkland Signature
Lamb and Rice
lamb, lamb meal, whole grain brown rice, white rice, rice bran 40 lbs. $29.00 373 2 1/2 $0.41

Note: Suggested cups per day is based on a 50 pound adult dog. Maker’s feeding recommendations vary widely. According to the National Research Council, a 50-lb. adult active dog requires 1353 calories per day and a 50-lb. inactive dog requires 989 calories per day.

Prices as of April 2015