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How to Choose Canned Dog Food: What You Should Know

"What should I feed my dog?” It’s the most common question that I am asked. I wish I had the ability to magically know...

Whole Dog Journal’s 2019 Approved Wet Dog Foods

Canned dog foods represent only about 15% of the overall pet food market. Why don’t more people feed their dogs canned food? It has...

How to Compare Nutrient Levels in Canned Dog Foods with Dry Foods

The percentages of nutrients shown in the guaranteed analysis section on a pet food label (protein, fat, fiber, moisture) are expressed “as fed” –...

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...

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...
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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!

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