Dry Foods (Kibble)

At Well Bred we focus on nutritious foods that use high quality meats as a main protein and fat source and have higher content of meat.   Any unidentified animal products, by-products, corn, wheat and soy don’t have place at Well Bred.  Therefore you won’t find here foods such as Science Diet, Royal Canin or Purina.

Brands you will find at Well Bred:

Full Line: Fromm, Orijen, Acana, Annamaet, Petcurean NOW, Stella & Chewy, Farmina N&D, Zignature,

Some Items: Verus, Health Extension, Earthborn, Natural Balance LID, Wellness, Taste of the Wild, Blue Buffalo

 

Free Nutritional Advice: we recommend foods based on the individual need of each dog and would be happy to provide you with nutritional advice. If you need a personalized advice, please email the owner who will be happy to help you to select a right food for your dog  joanna@wellbredonline.com

Pricing: we offer very competitive prices and a Frequent Buyer Program on our premium brands of foods (some exceptions apply). After you buy 12 bags of food, you get 1 free.

Have in mind that the price reflects amount meat in the food and not advertisement budget. The more nutrients (and more meat) in the food, the less amount of food is required to feed your dog.

Below we share with you our views on our favorite foods and situations we recommend them:

Fromm

Fromm is an excellent food with excellent reputation. It is known to people who want to feed their dogs healthy foods.  100 years and 5 generations in one family, that dry food has never had any recalls.  It uses good quality meats and alternating flavors within a line is very easy.  However, Fromm has 4 lines of foods so make sure you understand which line is appropriate for your dog!

1) Fromm 4 Stars

In that line Fromm has 2 different sub-lines: Grain Free and with grains.  Make sure you know which one you are buying.

a) Fromm 4 Stars GF

(in metalic mat bags) has about 60% of meat (based on our own analyses) and this is the variety we highly recommend.   It comes in different flavors which we recommend alternating them so your dog gets a lot of different nutrients.

It very tasty and dogs love it!

The prices for 26lbs bags are about $62.99 to $69.99

b) Fromm 4 Stars with Grains

has much lesser amount meat but the same quality as Fromm GF.  Based on our own analyses, that food contain about 40% of high quality meats. The grains used in that variety are consider good grains (rice, barley, oatmeal) but non-the-less they are grains.  If your dog has yeast issues or is itchy, we recommend Fromm 4 Stars Grain Free.

It’s a budget friendly variety and the prices for this variety are fantastic between $50.99 to $56.99 for 30lbs of food.

2) Fromm Gold Heartland

Heartland series is grain free food made from pork, beef and  lamb. Based on our analyses it has below 40% of meat.  It doesn’t have variety of flavors but it comes in Adult, Large Breed Adult, Senior, Puppy and Large Breed puppy.  If your dog has yeast issues or is itchy, we recommend Fromm 4 Stars Grain Free.

The prices for 26lbs bags are $52.99 to $57.99

3) Fromm Gold with Grains

This food is a budget option.  This food is made duck, chicken and fish. The grains used for this food are good grains such as barley, brown rice and oatmeal. Based on our analyses, it has below 40% of meat in it.  It doesn’t have variety of flavors but it comes in Adult, Large Breed Adult, Senior, Puppy and Large Breed Puppy. If your dog has yeast issues or is itchy, we recommend Fromm 4 Stars Grain Free.

The prices for 33lb bags are between $43.99 to $53.99

4) Fromm Classic with Grains

This food is a budget option.  This food is made from chicken. The grains used for this food are good grains such as barley, brown rice and oatmeal. Based on our analyses, it has lower than Fromm Gold and below 40% of meat in it but still higher than in many advertised brands. If your dog has yeast issues or is itchy, we recommend Fromm 4 Stars Grain Free.

The prices for 33lb bags is $39.99

Orijen  (85% of meat)

Orijen is considered “Biologically Appropriate” dog food made from fresh regional ingredients.

What we like about that food is that it has highest content of meat (85%) on the market, thus content of starch (15%).  We all know that starch feeds yeast and promote the inflammation so that food is great for itchy dogs with yeast or reoccurring ear infection.

The food is manufactured by the Canadian company Champion Pet Food in their Kentucky plant where their control not only manufacturing processes but also sourcing and contract local farmers to rise animals in their way.  All meats used in the food are either free range or wild caught.

Orijen comes in multiple variety:

  • Original: Adult, Puppy, Large Bred Puppy and Senior  (chicken, turkey, fish) at the price around $78.99 for 25lbs
  • 6 Fish at the price around $90.99 for 25lbs
  • Regional Red (various red meats)  the price around $91.99 for 25lb

We recommend Orijen for larger breeds, with no stomach sensitivity. It works great for dogs with yeast based issues (itchiness, staining, ear infection).

Acana (50%, 60% and 70% of meat)

Acana is made by the same manufacturer in the same plant and with the same value. It comes in 3 lines and it’s important that you understand the difference before you make your decision

1) Acana Regionals (70% of meat)

This is a premium food with high amount of meat and low amount of starch (30%) when comparing to other popular brands.  The meat used in this food is a premium quality.

We recommend this food to dogs of all sizes and breeds.

Because of still high content of meat and lower starch, we still recommend this food to dogs with yeast issues (scratching, doggie’s smell, reoccurring ear infection, ect).  We usually recommend to start with fish variety as fish is the easiest for the switch, but we recommend to alternate the variety.

Acana Regionals come in following variety:

  • Meadowlands (chicken, turkey, fish) at the price around $66.99 for 25lbs
  • Grassland (lamb, duck and egg) at the price around $76.99 for 25lbs
  • Wild Atlantic (4 types of Atlantic fish) at the price of $79.99 for 25lbs
  • Appalachian Ranch (various red meats) at the price of $80.99 for 25lb

2) Acana Heritage (60% of meat)

60% of meat is still more than most of the popular foods have, yet the prices for those foods are extremely reasonable. Based on our research, you can’t find better price for that amount of meat and quality.   Still that high content of meat provides all necessary high quality nutrients and lower content of starch is appropriate for itchy yeasty dogs.

The variety include:

  • Free Run Poultry (chicken and turkey) at the price of about $55.99 for 25lbs
  • Red Meat (a mix of 3 different meats) at the price of about $59.99 for 25lbs
  • Freshwater Fish (a mix of 3) at the price of about $64.99 for 25lb

3) Acana Singles (50% of meat)

Acana singles is recommended when the dog has an allergy to any meats in the other Acanas.  They come in the variety of Duck, Lamb and Pork.

The prices for 25lbs bags are between $69.99 to $73.99

A word of caution –  if your dog has yeast issues, we recommend Acana Regionals or Heritage but not Singles!

If you want to feed  Acana Singles because you think your dog has allergy, make sure her symptoms are not related to yeast (itchiness, red stains, re-occurring ear infection).    If your dog is yeasty and has an allergy to most of meats, we recommend Acana Regional (70%) Wild Atlantic.

Petcurean NOW

This food is made from duck, salmon and turkey and all the meats are fresh. They even do not include any meals.  This food has about 50% of high quality meat and we recommend it in a few cases:

  • Small Breeds dogs – the kibble in Small Breed version is very tiny and appropriate for small teeth. Small dogs usually love this food and it digests very well.  However we do recommend to top it with freeze dried or air dried food such as Stella & Chewy, K9-Natural or Ziwi to increase meat content.
  • Dogs that have sensitivity to most of the foods or dogs on special diet (such as prescription diet I/D.  That food has excellent quality meats in it to make sure your dog get all necessary nutrients, the content of meat and the quality of meats is so much higher than in any “special foods” but the same time probiotic in it and relatively high content of starch helps to avoid the runs.  Talk with our customers for testimonies how good nutrition helps! It really works

We don’t recommend Pecturean Now to itchy dogs with yeast issues.