Best* Natural Dog Food

Check out some of the best all natural dog food to feed your pet from these best-sellers most popular with Petco’s pet parent customers.

 
 
Dog Food Life Stage Dog Breed Size First Ingredient Sizes Available Avg. Review*
Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream Grain-Free Smoked Salmon Dry Dog Food Adult Most Sizes Salmon 5 lb., 14 lb. and 28 lb. bags 4.8/5
ORIJEN Original Grain Free High Protein Fresh & Raw Animal Ingredients Dry Dog Food All Life Stages Most Sizes Deboned Chicken 12 oz., 4.5 lb., 13 lb. and 25 lb. bags 4.8/5
WholeHearted Grain Free All Life Stages Beef & Pea Formula Dry Dog Food All Life Stages Most Sizes Beef 5 lb., 14 lb., 25 lb. and 40 lb. bags 4.7/5
Taste of the Wild Ancient Stream with Smoked Salmon and Ancient Grains Dry Dog Food All Life Stages Most Sizes Salmon 5 lb., 14 lb. and 28 lb. bags 4.6/5
WholeHearted Grain Free All Life Stages Salmon and Pea Recipe Dry Dog Food All Life Stages Most Sizes Salmon 5 lb., 14 lb., 25 lb. and 40 lb. bags 4.8/5
ACANA Grain-Free Red Meat Ranch-Raised Beef Yorkshire Pork Grass-Fed Lamb Dry Dog Food All Life Stages Most Sizes Deboned Beef 4.5 lb., 13 lb. and 25 lb. bags 4.8/5
Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Salmon & Sweet Potato Formula Dry Dog Food Adult Most Sizes Sweet Potatoes 4 lb., 12 lb. and 24 lb. bags 4.1/5
Taste of the Wild High Prairie Grain-Free Roasted Bison & Venison Dry Puppy Food Puppy Most Sizes Water buffalo 5 lb., 14 lb. and 28 lb. bags 4.7/5
Canidae Pure Real Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food Adult Most Sizes Salmon 4 lb., 12 lb. and 24 lb. bags 4.8/5
ORIJEN Regional Red Grain Free & Poultry Free High Protein Fresh & Raw Animal Ingredients Dry Dog Food All Life Stages Most Sizes Deboned Beef 12 oz., 4.5 lb., 13 lb. and 25 lb. bags 4.8/5

*Ratings as of April 6, 2022



Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream Grain-Free Smoked Salmon Dry Dog Food

Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream Grain-Free Smoked Salmon Dry Dog Food


If you’re looking for the best natural dry dog food, this is a good place to start. The Taste of the Wild brand seeks to mimic the types of foods that your dog’s wild ancestors may have eaten. This blend features salmon as the #1 ingredient, which packs a lot of lean protein into your dog's diet. It also includes sweet potatoes, peas and other vegetables that provide an extra antioxidant punch for your dog's health.

Features:
  • Available in 5 lb., 14 lb. and 28 lb. bags
  • No grain, corn, wheat, artificial flavors or colors
  • Family owned
  • Made in the USA using premium ingredients from trusted sustainable sources around the world
  • Each serving includes high levels of species-specific K9 strain proprietary probiotics, antioxidants and prebiotics
  • real fish is the #1 ingredient


ORIJEN Original Grain Free High Protein Fresh & Raw Animal Ingredients Dry Dog Food

ORIJEN Original Grain Free High Protein Fresh & Raw Animal Ingredients Dry Dog Food


One of the best natural grain-free dog food options you can offer your pet, this protein-rich formula is made to appeal to your pet’s wild past. It provides a varied mix of animal proteins including turkey, fish, chicken and eggs, and it’s coated with natural freeze-dried liver for some added flavor.

Features:
  • Available in 12 oz., 4.5 lb., 13 lb. and 25 lb. bags
  • 85% quality poultry and fish ingredients
  • First 5 ingredients are always fresh or raw
  • Coated with freeze-fried liver for a taste your dog craves
  • Made in the USA with the world's finest ingredients


WholeHearted Grain Free All Life Stages Beef & Pea Formula Dry Dog Food

WholeHearted Grain Free All Life Stages Beef & Pea Formula Dry Dog Food


Another contender for the best natural grain-free dog food, this recipe is filled with balanced nutrition for your pet, designed to benefit their digestion and overall well-being. There's no corn, soy or wheat. It’s filled with a healthy dose of Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids, and it has a special antioxidant formula for your pet’s immune health.

Features:
  • Available in 5 lb., 14 lb., 25 lb. and 40 lb. bags
  • Real beef is the #1 ingredient
  • Grain-free, for all life stages
  • Guaranteed canine probiotic strains help maintain healthy digestion
  • Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids for healthy skin and coat
  • No corn, wheat, soy or grains
  • Antioxidant formula for healthy immunity
  • Vitamins and minerals for balanced nutrition


Taste of the Wild Ancient Stream with Smoked Salmon and Ancient Grains Dry Dog Food

Taste of the Wild Ancient Stream with Smoked Salmon and Ancient Grains Dry Dog Food


This Taste of the Wild recipe features a mix of healthy ancient grains to give your pup some carb-fueled energy. The grains are added to a blend of salmon, fowl and other antioxidant heavy super foods to give your dog a complete nutritious meal every time.

Features:
  • Available in 5 lb., 14 lb. and 28 lb. bags
  • No grain, corn, wheat, artificial flavors or colors
  • Family owned
  • Made in the USA using premium ingredients from trusted sustainable sources around the world
  • Each serving includes high levels of species-specific K9 strain proprietary probiotics, antioxidants and prebiotics
  • real fish is the #1 ingredient


WholeHearted Grain Free All Life Stages Salmon and Pea Recipe Dry Dog Food


If you’re looking for the best natural grain-free dog food option that can accommodate your dog at all life stages, this one might be it. The mix of salmon and peas gives your pet a full dose of omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, probiotics and other essential vitamins and minerals for your pet's health. The salmon in the blend is further hydrolyzed to suit dogs with immune sensitivities, making this blend one of the best natural dog food for allergies options.

Features:
  • Available in 5 lb., 14 lb., 25 lb. and 40 lb. bags
  • Real salmon is the #1 ingredient
  • Grain-free, for all life stages
  • Guaranteed canine probiotic strains help maintain healthy digestion
  • Omega-3 fatty acids for healthy skin and coat
  • No corn, wheat or grains
  • Antioxidant formula for healthy immunity
  • Vitamins and minerals for balanced nutrition


ACANA Grain-Free Red Meat Ranch-Raised Beef Yorkshire Pork Grass-Fed Lamb Dry Dog Food

ACANA Grain-Free Red Meat Ranch-Raised Beef Yorkshire Pork Grass-Fed Lamb Dry Dog Food


This ACANA blend is a protein heavy mix of red meats to make your dog’s mouth water. And while they’ll love the meaty tastes and ingredients, that heavy dose of protein will be great for their body. This is especially true for your adolescent dogs. The mix is also rounded out with pumpkin, collard greens, apples and pears to provide your pup with a balanced diet in every scoop.

Features:
  • Available in 4.5 lb., 13 lb. and 25 lb. bags
  • First 2 ingredients are fresh or raw beef and pork
  • Includes fresh or raw vegetables and fruit like whole pumpkin, collard greens, apples and pears
  • Grain-free with no added soy, corn, wheat or tapioca
  • Coated with freeze-dried beef, pork and lamb liver for a delicious taste your dog will crave
  • Made in the USA with the world's finest ingredients


Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Salmon & Sweet Potato Formula Dry Dog Food

Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Salmon & Sweet Potato Formula Dry Dog Food


While rich and varied blends are great for some dogs, there are also situations where a simpler blend with less ingredients can be good for your pet too. This can be especially helpful when trying to narrow down specific food allergies or sensitivities. This blend is a simple mix of salmon and sweet potatoes, with no grains, legumes, wheat or soy. The end result is an easily digestible mix that still provides your pet with a complete and balanced diet. If you’re looking for the best price on Natural Balance dog food, this blend may also be a good place to start. 

Features:
  • Available in 4 lb., 12 lb. and 24 lb. bags
  • Real salmon is the #1 ingredient;
  • 100% satisfaction guaranteed with your Natural Balance L.I.D. small breed dog food
  • Produced in the USA with the world's finest ingredients


Taste of the Wild High Prairie Grain-Free Roasted Bison & Venison Dry Puppy Food

Taste of the Wild High Prairie Grain-Free Roasted Bison & Venison Dry Puppy Food


If you’re going to commit to raising a healthy dog, it means starting them out on a healthy diet while they’re still a puppy. This Taste of the Wild blend is one of the best natural dog food for puppies options out there. Each scoop will give your new little friend the protein they need to fortify their growth, the nutrients they need for the development of their young organs and the energy they need to explore their world.

Features:
  • Available in 5 lb., 14 lb. and 28 lb. bags
  • No grain, corn, wheat, artificial flavors or colors
  • Family owned
  • Made in the USA using premium ingredients from trusted sustainable sources around the world
  • Each serving includes high levels of species-specific K9 strain proprietary probiotics, antioxidants and prebiotics
  • Real meat is the #1 ingredient


Canidae Pure Real Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food

Canidae Pure Real Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food


This Canidae bend is on our list as one of the best natural dog food for sensitive stomachs. This limited ingredient formula keeps it simple with eight primary ingredients, starting with salmon and sweet potatoes. With no grains, eggs, dairy or filler, it provides your dog with a complete meal while helping you narrow down on foods that are causing allergic reactions or other sensitivities. And with 41 grams of protein, your dog's body will love it.

Features:
  • Available in 4 lb., 12 lb. and 24 lb. bags
  • Packed with the goodness of premium proteins and healthy fats
  • Clean recipes featuring ingredients you recognize
  • Every recipe has 10 key ingredients or fewer
  • #1 ingredient is always real meat, poultry or fish
  • Limited ingredient dog food perfect for dogs with sensitivities


ORIJEN Regional Red Grain Free & Poultry Free High Protein Fresh & Raw Animal Ingredients Dry Dog Food

ORIJEN Regional Red Grain Free & Poultry Free High Protein Fresh & Raw Animal Ingredients Dry Dog Food


Our final contender on this list for the best natural grain free dog food is this high protein blend from ORIJEN. With a mix of beef, goat, boar and lamb, your dog will think they’re on the hunt all over again! While 85% of the blend is meat, this mix also packs an important amount of fruit and vegetable nutrients, in that last 15% including important antioxidants for immune health and probiotics for healthy digestion.

Features:
  • Available in 12 oz., 4.5 lb., 13 lb. and 25 lb. bags
  • Protein-powered diet your dog is meant to eat
  • 85% quality meat ingredients
  • First 5 ingredients are always fresh or raw
  • Coated with freeze-dried liver for a taste your dog instinctively craves
  • Made in the USA with the world's finest ingredients

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Learn More About the Best Natural Dog Food

There are lots of contenders for the best natural dog food, but the actual best depends a lot on your dog. This can come down to factors based on their dietary needs, their age or breed and any other health factors they may have. The best thing to do is to talk to your veterinarian and get their informed opinion of what the best natural dog food would be for your pet.

For older dogs with skin allergies, consult your veterinarian to get the best recommendation for a natural dog food for your pet. They might recommend a blend that’s high in antioxidants for immune health and has a limited set of ingredients to lessen the likelihood of encountering allergies or other food sensitivities. And formulas that are made for either all life stages or specifically for senior dogs is going to be ideal.

*Based on petco.com sales data.