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I have always wanted a dog food comparator of sorts. Often after adding an item to cart I give a pause, right before check out to go back and have a look at another product's ingredients only to forget the first the product’s ingredients.*Sigh* Time consuming and messy!


It's time to take matters into my own hands. The idea is to create a 4 part series where I attempt to pitch similar varieties of dog foods against each other. That is to say that the top 10 ingredients are listed in in the order of their appearance on the ingredient label along with the per KG price.

There is no judgement here. The idea is not to find a hero and a villain. It’s for you to take a look and decide what works for you and your pooch.

The road map to the series is as given below. Foods have been classified as "Grain Free" or "With Grain". Low Grain varieties also shall fall into the "With Grain" category. It’s either Grain Free or it belongs to the Others.

The life stages chosen are Puppy and Adult. Product types picked up are for medium breeds. All breed formulas have been included where appropriate.


Life stage →
Food Type ↓



With Grain

Part 1

Part 2

Grain Free

Part 3

Part 4


Part 1 : Puppy Food - With Grain

An estimated Per KG price has been calculated to achieve uniformity. Prices have been picked up from popular e-commerce sites. The url whence the ingredient list has been procured has also been provided where applicable. Non vegetarian ingredients including oils, fats and eggs have been highlighted in red.


Product →
Parameters ↓
Cibau Puppy Formula All Breed Drools Puppy Chicken & Egg Earthborn Holistic Puppy Vantage Ecopet Junior Formula Focus Puppy Food More Puppy Food N&D Chicken & Pomegranate puppy Pedigree Puppy Chicken & Milk Purepet Puppy Food Royal Canin Golden Retriever Junior
Ingredient 1 Dehydrated chicken meat (36%) Chicken Chicken Meal Dehydrated chicken meat Real Chicken(>40%) Chicken Meal (23%) Fresh boneless chicken (20%) Cereals and cereal by-products Chicken & chicken by products Dehydrated poultry protein
Ingredient 2 Rice (25%) Whole Dried Eggs Whitefish Meal Corn Whole Dried Eggs Fresh Chicken (23%) Dehydrated chicken meat (20%) Meat and Meat by-products Cereals and cereal by products Rice
Ingredient 3 Corn (15%) Corn Oatmeal Wheat meal Long Grain Rice Rice Spelt (10%) Chicken and Chicken by-products Vegetables & vegetable by products Maize
Ingredient 4 Chicken fat (14%) Rice Barley Chicken fat Oatmeal Maize Oats (10%) Vegetables and vegetable by-products Vegetable oils Vegetable protein isolate
Ingredient 5 Dehydrated fish Wheat Brown Rice Rice Flax Seed Oil Beet Pulp Chicken fat Vegetable oils Salt Animal fats
Ingredient 6 Dried beetroot pulp (3%) Corn Gluten Meal Rye Dry beetroot pulp Sunflower Oil Chicken Fat Dehydrated whole eggs Milk powder Essential vitamins Wheat
Ingredient 7 Fish oil (3%) Fish oil Potatoes Corn gluten Fish Oil Yeast Fresh herring Iodised salt Minerals and antioxidants Vegetable fibres
Ingredient 8 Vegetable oil (1%) Soya Refined Sweet Potatoes Calcium carbonate Lecithin Dried Egg Dehydrated herring Essential vitamins and minerals - Hydrolysed animal proteins
Ingredient 9 Sodium chloride Corn oil Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E) Sodium chloride Salt Salmon Oil Hydrolyzed fish proteins Permitted preservatives - Beet pulp
Ingredient 10 Dried brewer’s yeast (0,3%) Lecithin Canola Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols a source of Vitamin E) Mono-dicalcium phosphate Beet Pulp Chicken Digest Dried beet pulp Antioxidants and flavours - Minerals
Source of Information Link Link Link Link Link Link Link From an e-commerce site From an e-commerce site Link
Price Per KG ₹ 463.33 ₹ 183.33 ₹ 676.00 ₹ 416.67 ₹ 375.00 ₹ 487.50 ₹ 656.00 ₹ 178.33 ₹ 116.33 ₹ 548.67


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