Those of us who have a dog as a life partner know that it is not a pet, but part of the family and that is why we care to feed it with a high-quality feed. But the brands of feed for high-end dogs are not always of quality, because they use very deceptive advertising campaigns.
That is why from SoyUnPerro we have analyzed the best brands of high-end dog food, looking for the best quality products in their ingredients and complete composition. And these are the results obtained.
What should a feed contain to be the high end?
It is not enough to put on the label that it is a premium, super-premium or high-end food since that is simple advertising that is often placed only to increase sales. A brand of high-end dog food should make formulas that contain high-quality ingredients and in optimal amounts to meet the nutritional needs of a dog. Thanks to the numerous studies in healthy dogs, it can be said that the best feed for dogs is that which contains a large number of quality meat products, followed by a small number of carbohydrates and some fruit and vegetables.
What ingredients should not have quality dog food?
Feed brands play a lot with the definitions on their product labels to try to confuse the consumer, especially when they know they don’t use high-quality ingredients. For example, a high-quality dog feed containing “meat by-products” is not and never will be a high-end feed. Because meat by-products are used only in the low-quality feed. The same happens with an animal meal or lack of specification, such as “chicken”, without specifying whether it is meat, bones, waste… High-end brands always specify the ingredients, because they have nothing to hide.
This is a small list of products that make a feed not acquire the high-end category if you read them on the label of a dog feed, it is because that product is not high-end:
Meat by-products/meat derivatives
Wheat / Corn
Why do some feed brands claim to be high-end when they are not?
Everything consists of Marketing strategies to improve your sales and consequently increase profits. But it is at the same time, a form of deception towards less experienced consumers when choosing a good feed for high-end dogs.
Imagine that you are the manufacturer of a range of low or medium quality feed, and you want to compete with other high-quality brands. What do you do? The logical thing would be to improve the quality of your product … but unfortunately, it is not. What is usually done is to invest more money in companies dedicated to Marketing, which indicates that offering that same product with the category of “High Range” and with a nice picture of a dog … increase sales considerably. Do not be fooled and always check the quality of the feed you want to buy, do not be guided by advertising.
The best brands of high-end dog food
After analyzing dozens and dozens of brands, investigating the ingredients they use and the amounts of them, we have realized that the vast majority of dog feeds that say high-end der is not really. Only some brands have dedicated time and resources to produce high-quality products, is worthy of being considered as high-end dog food.
It is possibly the best brand of feed for high-end Arden Grange Dog Food Puppy that we have analyzed and tested with our dogs. It is an emerging Spanish company that is investing a lot in quality and little in marketing.It is not sold “piece by piece” as other brands do in any medium and its quality is unquestionable, using a high percentage of dehydrated meats in their formulas, which then hydrolyze so that they are even more digestible for dogs.
Especially the Gourmet range, it is becoming well-known thanks to its good results and the “word of mouth” of those who have already tried it. If we rely on quality there are no direct competitors and it also has excellent prices.
Possibly this is the best-known brand of all, although not for its quality but for the huge advertising campaigns it does. However, within the feed for dogs of foreign origin, Orijen can be considered as a high-end product. The problem that this brand offers us is that in the labels of the ingredients it is customary to put the percentages in “fresh meat”, so we cannot calculate the quantity exactly, since the fresh meat when losing the water stays in a very little bit. However, it is also a product to keep in mind, although its prices are somewhat higher because it is imported from Canada, something that has no relation to the quality, since other Spanish companies offer similar or superior quality at more competitive prices.
It is not about classic food like what we all know (dried croquettes), but it is food suitable for human consumption that has been dehydrated so that it is well preserved and can be distributed without a problem. This premium brand for its high quality, since its ingredients are of high quality and suitable for human consumption. We should only put the amount recommended by the manufacturer according to the weight of our dog, add warm water and wait ten minutes to hydrate. So we will have fresh and hydrated food for our puppy, with all the benefits that entail. Especially recommended for dogs with sensitivity or digestive problems and for puppies that easily get bored of the feed.
Our advice is that you look between these brands for the ranges that you think can best fit your dog, buy one of each (not at the same time, when one is finished … buy another), and let your dog tell you which you like best. Believe us, you will notice.