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The 10 Most Expensive Pet Foods on the Market Today


You want to give your pet the very best of everything because you love them, and that means taking care of their health to make sure they are happy, healthy, and live a long life. When it comes to their health, the first and foremost is making sure they get the proper nutrition. There are so many pet foods on the market today, it can be overwhelming to know which foods are the best for your pet, and which ones you should steer clear of. Although a lot of the brands of pet foods in the grocery stores may be cheaper, you aren't always getting the highest quality of food. For the best quality in pet food, sometimes you have to spend a little more. They are typically made with all natural ingredients and do not add grains and unwanted fillers that can be bad for your pet. And for pets who have special dietary needs, many times you will have to pay higher prices to get exactly the type of nutritional balance and ingredients your pet needs. If you want to know what the most expensive pet foods are, here are ten of the most expensive pet foods on the market today.

10. Variety Recipes Cat Food - $23.76

Cats can be finicky eaters; they like what they like, but most cats love their canned food. It's moist and easy to chew, and it smells good, too. What a lot of the major brands put in their canned cat food isn't all that nutritious. They have additives and preservatives, and made with artificial flavors. Variety Recipes doesn't add any of these things. Their cat food is always naturally grain free, plus there are added vitamins and minerals, along with taurine, to help keep your feline healthy. Variety Recipes comes in a wide variety of flavors. You can choose from chicken and beef dishes with vegetables. Variety in your cat's life, means your cat won't get bored with mealtime and will always look forward to dinnertime.

9. Only Natural Pet EasyRaw dog food - $28.98

Only Natural is just as it says - all natural. Raw meat is the first ingredient in this dog food and you can choose from free-range chicken meals, to turkey and beef. Some meals include non-GMO fruits and vegetables, such as sweet potatoes, carrots and cranberries. What you will never see, are preservatives, fillers, artificial colors or by-products. Only Natural believes in giving your dog the best, which is why their meals are easy to digest and are always the highest quality, which makes it one of the most expensive pet foods on the market.


8. Merrick Before Grain Dog Food - Price: $29.88 12pcs.

High in protein, which is  what dogs need, this brand of dog food concentrates on protein rich foods to help dogs get the energy they need to grow, play and be their spunky, selves. Merrick only makes grain-free foods that contain rich levels of Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids to aid in your dog's coat and healthy skin. They also have leading levels of chondroitin and glucosamine for healthy hips and joints. You will have to pay for this highly nutritious dog food, about $29.88, but for dog lovers who want to give their dog the very best, it's worth it.

7. P.S. For Dogs With Love - $29.99

P.S. Grain-free dog food has dogs with allergies in mind. Like humans, not all dogs can eat just anything. They have special needs and need special diets that are formulated for them. P.S. for dogs did just that and created a dog food that uses grass-fed, free range New Zealand lamb. They removed anything that could possibly trigger an allergic reaction in dogs. It is actually a diet that mimics diets that animals of the wild would eat, all natural and high nutritional values. The cost of the food is a bit more than you would pay for generic, or big chain brands in grocery stores, and is one of the most expensive, but worth the price for a happy dog.

6. Solid Gold Green Cow Green Beef Tripe in Beef Broth - Price: $32.49 12pcs.

Solid Gold is designed to be very easy to digest and is one of the best dog foods for dogs who have trouble eating due to pickiness, low appetites and under stress. Rich in protein, Solid Gold does not put any fillers, preservatives, and is Carrageenan-free. It also free of grains and gluten, which means your dog will get all the nutrition the way dogs are meant to. For added health purposes, Solid Gold has a rich supply of natural vitamins and minerals so your dog will have all the natural energy he deserves, to run and play, and for young pups, to grow. At $32.49, it is considered an expensive dog food, but one of the best for a dog's health.

 5. Orijen Grain-Free Freeze Dried - $32.99

Orijen Grain-Freeze Dried dog food comes in a unique packaging that seals in flavors so your dog enjoys every bite in every meal. It's very tasty for dogs and that is because high quality meats are used, such as, quality deboned chicken, yellow tail flounder, deboned turkey, whole eggs, and whole Atlantic Mackerel. Orijen also adds fruits and vegetables for the optimum nutritional value to make it one of the healthiest dog foods on the market. It's contents contain 85% poultry, fish and eggs, and 15% fruits and vegetables. Of course there is 0% grains, potatoes or plants, things your dog does not need. At $32.99, it is pricey, but highly delightful and nutritious.

4. Nature’s Recipe Farm Stand Selects Recipe - Price: $33.49 12pcs.

Nature's Recipe takes pride in the fact that their foods are all-natural, using real turkey and other natural meats, along with sweet potatoes for added fiber, and other nutritious ingredients that make their foods and products tasty and easy on the tummy for better digestion. Dogs love Nature's Recipe foods and Nature's Recipe has certainly perfected the dog food in way of taste and healthy goodness, and you know, because they have been in business for 30 years. You can expect to pay higher dollars for their food, but you can't put a price on your canine's health.

3. Castor and Pollux Organix Canine Formula - Price: $39.99 12pcs.

Castor and Pollux Organix wants every dog to have the best life they can, so they created a food that is grain-free, corn-free, wheat and soy-free, too. Instead, they made a blend of superfoods, like, organic flaxseed, organic blueberries, and organic coconut flour, which they added to their all-natural meats and other organic ingredients. Like humans, dogs also benefit from things all-natural and organically grown, and if you can afford to pay $39.99 for your dog's food, Castor and Pollux Organix will give your dog a real treat at every meal, and real chance to live a healthy, happy life.

2. Blue Buffalo Blue’s Stew - Price: $42.35 12pcs.

Blue Buffalo has been in the spotlight for a while for their dog food. They know that dog's have healthier lives when they eat the foods that their ancestors of the wild eat, which is why they have created such a long line of dog foods that cater to this diet. There are many varieties of dog food to choose from, and all are fortified with vitamins and minerals your dog needs. They are also rich in meats for protein, and never contain any artificial colors, preservatives, or flavors. Omega 3 and Omega 6 are also highly important to your dog's health, which is why every bag of food is in it, along with Glucosamine and chondroitin, for added bone and joint health. Blue Buffalo is one of the leaders in dog food and you will pay more for it, but you will also see the benefits of this special diet. At $42.35, it falls into second place for being the most expensive dog food.


1. Halo Spot’s Stew Recipe Canned Dog Food -Price: $47.88

Halo makes a variety of super nutritional dog foods that are all wholesome and only the best, USDA approved meats. You won't find artificial flavorings, colors, animal by-products, and no plant meals. Halo also adds vegetables, such as, carrots, zucchini, squash, celery and green beans, giving your dog a wide variety of flavors to eat and enjoy. Pets get bored with the same food and flavors on a daily basis, just like humans. They also need high nutrition, just like their humans, in order to stay happy and healthy, which is why Halo's gourmet chefs took it upon themselves to create such a tasty, healthy food for dogs that they will love. Dinner time won't be the same when you start feeding your dog Halo. It is so nutritious and tasty, you will pay a higher price for this food as opposed to generic, store brands.

Maria McCutchen

Written by Maria McCutchen

Maria McCutchen is an author and freelance writer living in Chattanooga, TN. She is the published author of her memoir, “It’s all in Your Head,” and a children’s book. She has been writing for over 15 years; writing articles, whitepapers, product write-ups and more for multiple online media sites, blogs, company websites and individuals. She is also an advocate for brain malformations, including Chiari Malformation, and works closely with the non-profit organization, The Chiari Project, writing for their quarterly newsletters.

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