What is the best high protein, low carb dry dog food?

by Jamie on October 8, 2009



My dog has lymphoma and a high protein/low card diet is recommended. Hills N/D comes in canned but not in dry. So what’s the best dry dog food available with this nutritional mix? Thx
low carB (not low carD)
 What is the best high protein, low carb dry dog food?
Actually HD is not a bad product for a canned food. A dry comparison to about 40% protein.

This is the ingredient list;
Beef, liver, rice, menhaden oil, chicken, chicken digest, iron oxide, dried beet pulp, cellulose, potassium
citrate, calcium carbonate, L-arginine, dicalcium phosphate, taurine, vitamins and trace elements.

Foods of this nature are meant to maintain quality of life for as long as possible with terminally ill dogs.

For nonprescription dry foods Blue Wilderness and EVO come as close as possible, and this is what these diets were designed for —- NOT for the feeding of a healthy house pet.


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Lioness June 8, 2010 at 5:42 pm

Well, a raw diet would be best, but since you asked for a dry food I would suggest Taste of the Wild, Orijen, or another grain-free food available in your area.
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xsneaker_pimpsx June 8, 2010 at 6:00 pm

Dear Lord stay away from the vet stuff.

Your best bet is Orijen (Regional Red, Chicken, or 6 Fish). Another good option would be Evo. You’re best off going to a holistic pet food store, as they generally know more than most vets what to feed a dog. High protein low carb isn’t just good for lymphoma, it’s good for MOST dogs.
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Kelsey June 8, 2010 at 6:22 pm

Hills anything is crap.

Taste of the Wild, Blue Buffalo Wilderness and Orijen are all great grain-free, high-protein dry foods.
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ecrapper June 8, 2010 at 7:02 pm

I would say Science Diet.
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Personal Experience

skattered0077 June 8, 2010 at 7:18 pm

i would go with either Evo Red Meat or Taste of the Wild High Prarie or Wetlands formula…

all are grain free and have a high protein content…

stay away from whatever the vet tries to sell you or anything at Walmart/Petsmart etc…

Blue Buffallo is also good, but much more expensive than the abovementioned foods…
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y June 8, 2010 at 7:59 pm

good protein low carbs BENEFUL. HEALTHY WEIGHT FORMULA dry food.
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T J June 8, 2010 at 8:33 pm

Actually HD is not a bad product for a canned food. A dry comparison to about 40% protein.
This is the ingredient list;
Beef, liver, rice, menhaden oil, chicken, chicken digest, iron oxide, dried beet pulp, cellulose, potassium
citrate, calcium carbonate, L-arginine, dicalcium phosphate, taurine, vitamins and trace elements.

Foods of this nature are meant to maintain quality of life for as long as possible with terminally ill dogs.

For nonprescription dry foods Blue Wilderness and EVO come as close as possible, and this is what these diets were designed for —- NOT for the feeding of a healthy house pet.
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Miss Britt June 8, 2010 at 8:54 pm

taste of the wild is reasonable priced and i believe is the best
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ShibaMom June 8, 2010 at 9:24 pm

I would stay away from the Hills stuff it’s full of junk. For actual low carb high protein you can feed EVO and I believe Blue Buffalo also has a formula but it doesn’t have as high a protein level as the EVO.
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Owner of diabetic cat and refuse to feed the Hills stuff and research EVO and found it better.

Dances With Woofs! June 8, 2010 at 10:06 pm

Instinct is a good one.Before Grain is also good, and the others that were mentioned above.
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John June 19, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Be sure the food is high in fat as well. As well the food should not contain fish as it can have high metal levels.

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