According to Dog Food Advisor, some dog food brands with positive reviews include Blue Buffalo Wilderness and Merrick Classic. Both dog foods receive high ratings for their species-appropriate ingredients and nutritional content. Amazon users rate both foods positively on palatability, value and quality.
Blue Buffalo Wilderness contains deboned chicken, chicken meal, turkey meal, peas and tapioca starch as its first five ingredients. Foods with whole meats or specific meat meals receive high ratings due to their quality and protein content, with meals such as Wilderness' chicken and turkey meals containing up to 300 percent more protein than regular meats. The peas and tapioca starch in Wilderness provide gluten-free carbohydrates that are unlikely to trigger allergies in dogs, making the brand a safe choice for dogs with food sensitivities.
Merrick Classic contains deboned beef, pork meal, peas, salmon meal and barley as its first five ingredients. Similarly to Wilderness, Merrick Classic receives positive reviews for its meat and meat-meal content. Peas and barley provide healthy fiber and carbohydrate content that is safe for most dogs. Merrick Classic contains about 34 percent protein, 17 percent fat and 41 percent carbohydrates, while Wilderness contains about 40 percent protein, 14 percent fat and 38 percent carbohydrates.