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The best dog foods for any budget

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Ever hit the dog food aisle and think to yourself, “How do I know which one to pick?” We all think our pet deserves the best, but unfortunately, sometimes prices limit our options. Luckily there are plenty of dog food brands on the market that work for almost any budget – you just need to know where to look!

For all of your dog food needs, check out this roundup of the best brands on the market. To keep it as simple as possible, we’ve compared the prices for 25-to-35-pound bags across the table. All prices are from Chewy, a great online source for discounted pet foods. They even have sales from time to time, as well as cheaper fares if you sign up for automated shipments!

Lastly, most of these formulas are highly ranked on Review.com’s extremely thorough dog food analysis. You can find the full list of brands and formulas here. Their ranking system uses several important parameters, including ingredients, recall history, and nutrient ratios to determine which formulas are the best for your dog. http://www.reviews.com/dog-food/

$30-$40

Hi-Tek Naturals Lamb Meal, Barley & Rice Formula; 30lbs

Price: $37.95

Highlight: Although it’s made from lamb meal as opposed to pure lamb, the protein and fiber count per serving are really high. It also contains omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids for added pre and probiotics.

Eagle Pack Original Chicken Meal & Pork Meal Formula; 30lbs

Price: $39.79

Highlight: Eagle Pack guarantees their formulas come without any by-products, corn, wheat, artificial colors or flavors, and preservatives, which makes the Original Chicken Meal & Pork Meal a fantastic budget option for dog owners.

$40-$50

NutriSource Adult Chicken & Rice Formula; 33lbs

Price: $46.99

Highlight: With chicken as the first ingredient, you know you’re giving your dog wholesome, nutritious food.

Hi-Tek Naturals Grain-Free Chicken Meal & Sweet Potato Formula; 30lbs

Price: $48.95

Highlight: If your dog suffers from wheat sensitivities, this is the best grain-free option at an economical price.

$50-$60

PureVita Grain-Free Turkey Formula With Sweet Potatoes & Peas; 25lbs

Price: $53.99

Highlight: This grain-free formula also has pure meat (as opposed to meat meal) as its first ingredient.

Fromm Heartland Gold Grain-Free Adult; 26lbs

Price: $54.51

Highlight: Fromm’s grain-free formula is complete with only red meat, including beef, pork, and lamb. No meat meal.

$60-$70

Nature’s Logic Canine Beef Meal Feast; 26.4lbs

Price:$64.12

Highlight: The first three ingredients are meat-based, which (of course) is the most important type of food for your dog.

Annamaet Grain-Free Salcha Poulet Formula; 30lbs

Price: $69.05

Highlight: The Salcha chicken, turkey, and duck formula is beneficial to dogs with digestive, skin, coat, and ear problems.

Mandy Burkholder is a travel, adventure, and outdoor writer who honed her craft in the foothills of the La Plata Mountains of Southwest Colorado. After a stint in the Swiss Alps, she now resides in Tennessee. Follow her on twitter — @mandyburkhold3r