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Canned Food Is Not Bad for Dogs’ Teeth

If you ever want to see us develop a twitch when asked a question, ask us something about the teeth-cleaning ability of kibble. First, you need to be aware that a great number of dogs don’t even (or just barely) chew their kibble. And even for the dogs who do chew their chow, there just […]

Buying the Best Canned Dog Food: The NEW Approved Wet Dog Food List is...

Finding a top-quality dog food is not impossible if you know what nutritional ingredients to look for. Whole Dog Journal reports on the best canned dog food available in pet stores - how to pick commercial dog food that meets your dogs' dietary requirements, and which ingredients indicate a low- or high-quality pet food. Here is everything the pet food industry doesn't want you to know! No can of commercial dog food is going to be perfect for every dog, but to ensure your dog receives a proper balance of nutrients, the one you feed should meet the Whole Dog criteria. Your goal in selecting a food is to find the one with the most animal-specific proteins, whole food ingredients, and the least artificial additives.

FULL LIST: Approved Wet Dog Foods for 2019

Products appear alphabetically by best-known name. In some cases, this is the name of the company that makes the food; in others, it’s the name of the food line. Read about our criteria when selecting these canned dog foods here. Trying to print this page? Here are some hints: When printing this page, if the […]
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The Best Wet Dog Food: How to Find It, Where to Look

Scrutinize the labels when shopping for canned food for your dog. Whole Dog Journal guides you the important items to look for . . . and look out for when buying wet food.
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Whole Dog Journal’s 2018 Approved Wet Dog Food List

Learn what's most important on a dog food label. And the canned foods on Whole Dog Journal's approved list for 2018.

Whole Dog Journal’s Canned Dog Food Selection Criteria

A whole, named animal protein in one of the first two positions on the ingredients list. Whole" means no byproducts. "Named" means a specific animal species – chicken

WDJ’s Approved Canned Dog Foods List of 2017

Lotus is another company we love. They make only a few foods, but with ingredients they source close to the cannery they built and operate themselves. They invited us to come and watch them make canned food and allowed us to take as many photos as we liked, of anything we saw. We love transparency!

2016 Canned Dog Food Review

but may also stock lower-quality

WDJ’s 2016 Approved “Gold Star” Canned Dog Foods

The following pet food companies not only offer wet dog foods that meet our ingredient selection criteria, but also provided Whole Dog Journal with independent, third-party laboratory nutritional analyses of their dog foods – analyses confirming that their canned dog foods are not just formulated to meet

Complete and Balanced Dog Food

Every aspect of an AAFCO feeding trial is meant to ensure that a food is capable of maintaining a population of a minimum number of dogs for a minimum period of time (26 weeks for a maintenance" claim; 23 weeks for a "growth" claim). At a minimum

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