Popular brands of dog food include Merrick, Iams and Diamond. Merrick includes a wide range of meats, such as buffalo, venison, salmon and lamb. Iams has chicken, cornmeal and whole grain sorghum. Diamond prides itself on healthy dog food at reasonable prices and includes chicken, brown rice and barley.
Some highly rated more expensive brands include Taste of the Wild, Natural Balance, Wellness, Orijen and Blue Buffalo. Dogs need to eat a properly balanced diet to maintain good health. Quality dog food is high in meat-based protein and contains natural fats and oils. Healthy choices are also free of artificial byproducts, chemical flavors, colors and preservatives.