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High Quality Dry Dog Food | Choosing the Best Dry Dog Food for your Pooch

Andy Lynch |

If you have just bought or adopted a dog, or you are looking to switch up their diet and try a new type of food, there are many different factors to consider. Your dog’s age, health and your personal budget can all influence your choice of dog food, but the most important aspect is that it is ideal for your best friend. Although it may be tempting to go for the cheaper option, it is not always the best route. By considering premium dry dog food options, you can explore a new range of dog food you may not have considered before.

In our comprehensive guide, we will explore the benefits of the high quality dog food we stock here at Fetch, as well as the top brands and recommended serving sizes. We will also compare premium dry dog food to regular dog food, as well as the considerations you should make before switching to a more premium diet.

Is Premium Dry Dog Food Worth It?

One of the common factors that can deter pet owners from buying high quality dry dog food is the cost. Although it is more expensive than regular dog food, it is with good reason. High quality dog food is more nutritious than regular dog food, allowing your pet to live a healthier life. This can lead to fewer vet visits and bills, giving you peace of mind.

Most premium dry dog food is tailored to a specific need, so you can browse and choose the best type of dog food for your furry friend. Some premium dog food is targeted at improving your dog’s skin and coat, whereas others may pay attention to protecting their teeth. Canagan Dental Free Run Dog Food is designed to reduce plaque and freshen breath, making it ideal for dogs with frequent dental issues. Premium dry dog food in particular is oftentimes minimally processed, packing in more nutrients and vitamins for your dog to enjoy.

You can browse our full collection of dry dog food here, and identify your top quality picks.

Top down view of a dog bowl that has spilled over with bones and a ball next to the bowl

What are the Best Premium Dry Dog Food Brands?

With so many high quality dry dog food brands to choose from, it can be hard to find the best choice for your dog. We’ve highlighted our top choices below to help make your decision a little easier:

Nourish Rite

As well as their regular dry dog food packs, Nourish Rite offer a premium range of a variety of tasty flavours, such as salmon and potato, chicken and rice, and duck. Their premium range is also split into age and size categories, perfect if you want food tailored to your puppy or adult dog. All Nourish Rite premium dry dog food is hypoallergenic, with certain bags of food customised to different needs. For instance, the premium adult salmon and potato is perfect for digestive and skin health, whereas the duck and potato option is protein packed.

You can view the full Nourish Rite collection here.

Innocent Hound

Innocent Hound’s premium air dried collection boasts an array of tasty flavours for your dog, including salmon fishcakes and lamb casserole. It is perfect for dogs and puppies over the age of eight weeks, and is minimally processed to preserve all of the essential nutrients and minerals. Innocent Hound contains single protein food, making it ideal for dogs with allergies, sensitive stomachs and food intolerances.

Treat your dog to the wonderful flavours of Innocent Hound today.

DARF Cold Pressed Dog Food

A best seller here at Fetch, and with good reason, DARF is ideal for puppies, adults and senior dogs alike. It can be served on its own or alongside raw food, and is the perfect way to transition out of a raw dog food diet. DARF comes in pellet form, making the food easier for your dog to digest. Bag sizes can range from 4kg to 14kg, and you can even try a sample before you buy.

You can find out more about DARF cold pressed dog food in our previous guide here.


For an air dried option, Sana provides top quality ingredients all compacted into a healthy diet your dog will love. Sana has all the benefits of a raw food diet without the mess, allowing your dog to enjoy their ancestral diet in a range of tasty flavours.

You can browse the full Sana collection here.

What are the Recommended Serving Sizes for Premium Dry Dog Food?

How much you serve your dog depends on their age and size. Over or underfeeding your dog can lead to health issues, lethargy and nutritional deficiencies. Smaller dogs will of course need less food than larger dogs, and puppies will not need feeding as much as adults. It is important to check the feeding guidelines of the food you are buying before purchasing to make sure you are providing your dog with the right amount of food.

If you’re concerned about the amount of dry dog food you are feeding your dog, and would like some nutritional advice, you can request a wellbeing consultation at Fetch today.

Golden Labrador eating from a bowl of dry food

How Does Premium Dog Food Compare to Regular Dog Food?

Aspect High Quality Dry Dog Food Regular Dry Dog Food
Ingredients Quality High-quality, often human-grade ingredients, no fillers Basic ingredients, may include fillers and by-products
Nutritional Content Balanced, often tailored for specific health needs General nutrition, not always tailored for specific needs
Protein Source High-quality, named animal proteins (e.g., chicken, beef) May use lower-quality or unnamed protein sources
Grain Content Often grain-free or includes whole grains May contain more fillers like corn, wheat, and soy
Additives Minimal additives, no artificial preservatives or colours May contain artificial preservatives, colours, and flavours
Price Higher cost due to better ingredients and formulation More affordable but with lower-quality ingredients
Brand Reputation Often produced by reputable, premium brands Produced by a range of brands, including budget options
Health Benefits Supports overall health, often with added supplements Basic health benefits, may lack additional health support

It is important to note that this table is just a guide, and there are still plenty of regular dry dog food options that are good for your dog. You can view our full collection of dry dog food here.

Are There Any Considerations to Make When Switching to Premium Dog Food?

Before buying high quality dog food, there are various considerations you should make, including:

  • Your budget: top quality dry dog food is usually more expensive than regular dog food, so it is better to check your finances before committing
  • Nutritional needs: your dog’s age, breed size and existing health conditions all play a factor
  • Ingredient quality: grain free dog food rich in protein and free of too many filler products is usually the best choice for your dog
  • Brand reputation: check reviews before purchasing
  • Digestibility and palatability: choose flavours and textures your dog will love, as well as food that is easy for them to digest.

Dry Dog Food from Fetch

Here at Fetch, we have a wide variety of high quality dry dog food perfect for all breeds, big and small. With a wide array of flavours and textures tailored to specific dietary requirements, your dog can live a healthy, nutritious life without compromising on the taste.

Ready to switch up your dog’s diet? Browse our collection of dry dog food today.

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