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Grain free dog food for puppies

Updated on August 10, 2013

Want the very best grain free dog food for your puppy? You're in the right place!

So, you've gone to the time and expense to pick out just the right new puppy to join your family, why not take a bit more time and find the best grain free dog foods with which to feed him or her? Dogs in the wild are carnivores, feasting almost exclusively on other animals and a bit of grass to soothe a sensitive stomach, but, so many of today's dog foods contain grains such as oat, wheat, flour. These are grains that canines were not meant to ingest in a large quantity.

The below grain free dog foods for puppies are the leaders of the pack (pardon the pun) when it comes to choosing the best puppy chow. Come along and see what I've found.

Note: All pictures on this article were taken by me. You may not reproduce them in any way unless you ask nicely...That picture to the left is a photo of one of my rescue dogs, Rita, on the day I got her. She looks much happier these days.

Click FDA recall of pet foods to see the latest FDA pet food recall list. Always a good thing to check...

Taste of the Wild grain free dry dog food

All of these choices are excellent for puppies.

The Taste of the Wild dog foods are among the top sellers on and have the best reviews. One reviewer even credits the Taste of the Wild (TOTW) dog food with stopping her yellow lab's seizures. You can Read the full review of this grain free dog food here.

Taste of the Wild Dry Puppy FoodBUY NOW

Taste of the Wild Salmon dog foodBUY NOW

Taste of the Wild puppy food with wild bisonBUY NOW

Taste of the Wild canned dog food for all stages of a dog's lifeBUY NOW

Taste of the Wild Wetlands canned dog foodBUY NOW

Taste of the Wild variety pack of canned dog foodsBUY NOW

Some other sites you might like if you're trying to keep your dog on a grain free diet

I used to make a lot of my dog treats, but then life got busy. Now that it has slowed down a bit though, I think I might get back to it. For one thing, I know exactly what I'm putting into my puppy's stomach which is nice. Also, the cost of making one's own dog treats is much less than buying pre-made grain free dog treats.

Salmon oil

Add a teaspoon of salmon oil to your dog's food for some excellent coat conditioner. The Omega-3 in this salmon oil also adds flexibility to aging joints, increased brain function, a healthy immune system and overall good things for your puppy or dog.

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Grain free dog treats

100% Made in the USA

Grain free dog treats tend to be much more expensive that the regular filler dog treats and these are no different. The real savings though will come when you take your dog to the vet for his or her wellness visit. Being able to deliver a very healthy pet to the vet is a great feeling - and, I know - I have 5 very healthy dogs.

All natural grain free sweet potato dog treatsBUY NOW

Only two ingredients - chicken and apple dog treatsBUY NOW

Duck and sweet potato all natural dog treatsBUY NOW

Make your own dehydrated dog treats

Even if you choose not to buy a fancy dehydrator, you can use your oven! Here's a few tips on making your own dehydrated dog treats.

Ever wonder what's REALLY in your puppy's food?

Here's some youtube videos you may want to, or may not want to...., see.

Nature's Variety all natural grain free dog foods

Nature's Variety is also a highly rated grain free puppy food. The below varieties are the top sellers on

Nature's Variety Grain Free puppy foodBUY NOW

Nature's Variety Grain Free Salmon Flavored dry dog foodBUY NOW

Nature's Variety Prairie Lamb flavored dry dog foodBUY NOW

Nature's Variety Grain Free Chicken Variety canned wet puppy foodBUY NOW

Nature's Variety Grain Free Beef Variety canned puppy foodBUY NOW

Nature's Variety Grain Free Rabbit Variety canned puppy foodBUY NOW

Who rescued whom?

I have this wonderful bumper sticker "Who rescued Whom" on the back of my dogmobile. I'm never in question of who rescued whom - my dogs have shaped my life and saved my sanity on more than one occasion. Although I'm a big advocate of rescue, I understand that some people want to start off with a puppy as a 'blank slate' of sorts. But, before you go buy that puppy, do a lot of research and make sure that, not only will the puppy fit into your lifestyle, but the full grown dog will also. Every dog on this earth deserves a loving home and that sometimes takes work, training, and, delicious and nature dog food.

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I've had many many rescued animals in my life as I was a foster home for the local animal shelter for many years before my elderly Mom came to live with me for good. I had to stop my rescue work to care for her but I never rued that decision for a minute. I had my own 6 dogs and one very confused cat to keep me busy.

Please leave me comments about this article. Is there anything I missed or you'd like to see more of? Thanks for stopping by!

Have you been rescued by a dog (or cat?)

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    • OhMe profile image

      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I have not had a rescue dog but have considered it and will probably have one at sometime. Our Bruno would love this dog food but then he will eat anything.

    • mariacarbonara profile image


      5 years ago

      I have always wondered if the cheaper pet foods are actually good for the animals. Its good to know there are quality products out there

    • Scarlettohairy profile image

      Peggy Hazelwood 

      6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      What great ways to make sure all of your dogs are eating right!

    • thegrowlinggour profile image


      6 years ago

      I love my girls Lucy & Mia. I bake all their treats to make sure they get healthy & tasty SAFE treats!!

    • Pam Irie profile image

      Pam Irie 

      6 years ago from Land of Aloha

      A friend of ours told us recently about Taste of the Wild dog food.....I had no idea it was available on Amazon. Great deal! We are always trying to do whatever we can for our rescue dog. And thank you, Lori for doing all that you for your furry friends too. YAY! Love the animals! :)

    • BlueObsidian profile image


      6 years ago from California

      Great selection of foods! I highly recommend Taste of the Wild for dogs and cats. My in laws recommended it to us after switching their pets over to it, and ours have done so well on this food. It's so important to feed your cats and dogs good quality foods!

    • Scarlettohairy profile image

      Peggy Hazelwood 

      6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I have! I keep a list of "good" cat food brands in my purse. Scarlett's getting on in years and she deserves a decent bowl of chow.


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