Popular dog foods with natural ingredients and special formulas include brands such as Natural Balance, Addiction, Eagle Pack and Canidae. Among the larger commercial brands, best-selling dry brands include Iams, Pedigree and several of the Purina brands.
Veterinarians recommend that protein, rather than grains or other starches, should be the first ingredient listed in dog food. Private label dog foods are available in wet and dry formulas for healthy dogs and those with allergies, thyroid issues, weight problems and other conditions. Among the private label brands, Addiction, Canidae, Nature's Logic and NutriSource offer a variety of formulas and rate well for high quality protein, omega 3 fatty acids and grains. These tend to be higher priced than most commercial brands and offer protein from sources such as lamb, bison and venison.
Commercial labels such as Purina, Iams, Science Diet and Beneful are top sellers in grocery stores. These brands also offer wet, dry and specialty formulas that include a variety of protein sources, including poultry, beef and pork.