The 12 Best Moist Foods for Dogs

*Review of the best according to the editorial board. About the selection criteria. This material is subjective, not an advertisement and does not serve as a guide to purchase. Contact a health care professional before buying.

To choose a quality wet food for your favorite pet, you should pay close attention to its composition. As a rule, all the ingredients are prescribed on the package and go from more to less. Meat ingredients (proteins) are always in the first place, followed by cereals, vitamins, vegetables and other supplements. The wet food with high pure protein content is considered the best and highest quality food.

  1. So-called “holistic” class diets contain lots of meat (protein), but no by-products in this type of wet food.
  2. Economy category wet food has half the protein, but is high in grains and processed meat. Due to this, it is not recommended to give them to pets on a daily basis.
  3. Allergic pets will eat duck, fish, turkey and beef, but chicken should be avoided.
  4. In terms of carbohydrates, rice is ideal for dogs, which has a beneficial effect on the digestive system. Corn and wheat should be avoided, as they may cause food intolerances in dogs.
  5. No-grain food is best for pets with delicate digestion. In this case grain crops are replaced by vegetables – yams, potatoes, etc.d.
  6. After neutering or spaying, it is advisable for dogs to follow a low-calorie diet that maintains their weight in optimal proportions. It is necessary to choose canned meat, which contains less phosphorus, calcium and magnesium, leading to pathologies of the urogenital system.

Advantages of wet dog food

The packages are metered, so that dog owners can calculate the approximate daily or monthly ration for their pets.

  1. The moist canned food is digested 2 times faster than the dry pellets.
  2. Pets hardly ever give up on this type of food.
  3. High quality wet food can reduce the risk of kidney stones.
  4. A wide range of nutritional products to choose the best option for each animal, depending on the breed, age, chronic diseases, lifestyle.
  5. Canned products contain a large amount of protein, contributing to the active development of pets.

However, when introducing wet food into the diet, it should be borne in mind that continuous consumption of such food by adults leads to gum deterioration, excessive load on the liver, obesity and other similar problems. Therefore, it is advisable to alternate wet food with dry food and fresh meat.

Rating of the best wet food for dogs

Nominationseatproduct nameprice
Rating of the best wet food for dogs1Hills Ideal Balance175€
2Almo Nature97€
3Barking Heads262€
4Belcando184€
5Cesar29€
6Eukanuba63€
7Bozita316€
8Grandin139€
9GimDog64€
10Gourmet Golden
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    11Edel Dog250€
    12Happy Dog72€

    Hills Ideal Balance

    Rating: 4.9

    HILLS IDEAL BALANCE

    Hill’s has been making dog food for over 50 years. The main advantages of this brand is a wide product range, which takes into account the size of the pet, its age and even its physical condition. Thousands of satisfied customers say they buy Hill’s regularly. For such a high user rating Hills Ideal Balance tops our rating list.

    Hill’s wet food belongs to the super-premium group, which guarantees a high content of excellent protein of the highest quality. As the owners of dogs everywhere point out, Hill’s food tastes good, so even finicky dogs never give it up. These formulas have a 100% natural protein composition and ideal balance of fatty acids, and make an excellent addition to the basic daily diet of your animals.

    Hill’s moist food is often counterfeited, so check closely the country of origin. Made in the EU or in the Netherlands.

    Advantages

    • Contains no artificial substitutes, no colorings
    • Hypoallergenic
    • Do not include soy, corn, etc.
    • Do not cause obesity
    • Comes in jars
    • Suitable for all dogs

    Disadvantages

    • Comparatively expensive

    Almo Nature

    Rating: 4.8

    Almo Nature

    Second place goes to a wet food from an Italian manufacturer, which customers like because of the variety of choice, excellent organoleptic quality and convenient packaging. The brand offers complete and supplemental foods, including a line of fresh meat products, single and everyday wet canned foods and many. other.

    Almo Nature brand canned food contains no less than 50% meat (veal, beef, fish, chicken), and also includes vegetables and other useful additives. The range is represented by different types of wet canned foods – pates, meat pieces in sauce; meat nutrition without additives, as well as balanced diets with vegetables and cereals. Judging by the reviews of customers, many are pleased with the fact that the TM produces packages of different sizes. Large packs are great to keep at home and small packs can be taken on the go. Some owners mix canned food with other foods or dry food for particularly picky dogs.

    Advantages

    • The formula is natural, healthy and wholesome
    • Balanced diets
    • No colorings, no useless additives, no GMOs
    • Great quality-price ratio
    • Wide variety of tastes and packages
    • Suitable for dogs with digestive problems

    Disadvantages

    • Relatively high price

    Barking Heads

    Rating: 4.7

    Barking Heads

    The food from the famous manufacturer from Great Britain, adhering to high quality standards, takes the third place in the rating. Barking Heads is considered a standard of holistic, which is fully consistent with the dog’s diet. All nutrients are preserved by special technology, which has a positive effect on the health of the dog.

    It contains up to 70% pure meat or fish, with the remaining 30% consisting of various vegetables, brown rice and even algae and essential vitamins. There are five versions in total, with different compositions and tastes. The food is recommended to use as a staple diet, as well as a supplement to a dry diet. The canned food is well digested and places low pressure on the digestive system. This diet is especially suitable for pets with serious pancreatic or intestinal problems and those rehabilitating after illnesses or operations.

    Owners of pets say that the wet food Barking Heads can be used almost daily, enriching the diet with other products, because their composition is similar to a quality canned meat. Consumers also like the wide range of holistic Barking Heads nutrition.

    Advantages

    • Contains natural ingredients
    • Up to 70% pure meat
    • Contains additional vegetables and grains
    • No harmful substances
    • Suitable for virtually all breeds and weights
    • Suitable for everyday feeding
    • Not addictive or allergic

    Disadvantages

    • Not always available on the market

    Belcando

    Rating: 4.7

    BELCANDO

    The super-premium food from the German manufacturer ranks fourth. Belcando canned food is made of quality meat, but by-products are not used in production. In addition to protein, the food contains natural plant oils (thistle oil, rosemary oil, grape seed oil), including unsaturated fatty acids, vitamin E and antioxidants, which contribute to strengthening the immune system. Belcando formula also includes brewer’s yeast, which improves hair quality and metabolism.

    In addition, the super-premium canned food contains a whole complex of useful herbs (chamomile, nettle, blackberry leaves), which have a powerful healing effect. In addition to the main ingredient – beef, the composition includes meat of lamb, chicken, horse meat and even kangaroo. The manufacturer also has a grain-free line, as well as food with increased carbohydrates – noodles and rice.

    Belcando owners stress easy digestion and absence of digestive disorders. Plus, many people say that dogs have a much better coat and keep their weight in check.

    Advantages

    • A well-known European brand
    • A balanced, natural formula
    • Additional elements for improving immunity
    • Hypoallergenic ingredients
    • Convenient packing (from 125g to 800g)
    • Gentle processing to preserve vitamins

    Disadvantages

    • It’s difficult to find on the shelves of Russian stores

    Cesar

    Rating: 4.6

    Cesar

    The Cesar brand, which produces exclusively wet dog food and calls its products nothing short of “dog food delicacies,” takes fifth place in the ranking. All products are made in Australia and Russia. Customers note a good range of products at a reasonable price. Cesar not only contains the required quantity of meat products (chicken, rabbit, duck, veal) but also healthy vitamin supplements, vegetables, herbs.

    The Cesar line is designed mainly for small breeds, since it comes in 100g packs, which is the size of a small dog’s portion. You’ll find 11 different flavours, like chicken fillet with pumpkin and spinach, beef stroganoff with herbs and cheese sauce. There is at least 38% meat in the canned food, 4% is vegetables and the rest is supplemented with cereals, vitamins and minerals.

    By reducing the fat, Cesar canned food is suitable for mature dogs, pets after spaying or neutering, and breeds prone to gaining weight. Cesar admirers say that the animals take well to the canned food, as evidenced by many reviews.

    Advantages

    • Broad availability
    • Premium quality
    • Wide assortment
    • Normalizes digestion
    • Low fat content
    • Supplements are packed with essential nutrients
    • 40% meat content

    Flaws

    • Not suitable for large dogs

    Eukanuba

    Rating: 4.5

    Eukanuba

    The brand’s premium pet food is fit for purpose and loved by discerning owners, so our panel of experts ranks Eukanuba wet dog food number six. Among the products of the company there is a separate line of food for puppies, older dogs and pets with various diseases and therefore need special care. The entire line is divided by age, weight and taste preference.

    Eukanuba is in our well-known super-premium range, and includes high quality animal protein, most often from lamb or chicken, with extra fats and grains. All ingredients imported from Europe, USA & New Zealand. The company strictly monitors the quality of production, on average each package passes about 120 inspections.

    Fiber and probiotics help maintain optimal intestinal microflora and improve digestion. The inclusion of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids make for healthy skin and coat. The addition of antioxidants helps support the immune system. The food also improves joints, elasticity and strength of cartilage.

    Advantages

    • Contains proteins and natural ingredients
    • Keeps dogs healthy
    • There are several different lines
    • Does not contribute to the formation of tartar
    • Suitable for allergy sufferers
    • Normalizes the sugar level
    • Contains vitamins and antioxidants

    Disadvantages

    • Not suitable for all breeds

    Bozita

    Rating: 4.5

    Bozita

    The Bozita brand is one of the ten best companies, according to pet owners and breeder club owners. Wet canned food has an attractive packaging and composition. The assortment of the company includes natural healthy food containing about 60% of meat ingredients, but grain components are almost absent, as the manufacturer declares. For this we put Bozita on number seven in the ranking.

    The Bozita line includes several meats – turkey, venison, chicken, salmon, moose, beef. Balanced vitamin complex. The moist canned food is presented as jelly with inclusions of meat pieces and pâtés. These foods are available as tetra-packs and cans. Overall, customers are satisfied with the quality of Bozita products and admit that they will buy them again.

    Advantages

    • Rich in vitamins and minerals
    • No harmful substances or colorings
    • Convenient and beautiful packaging
    • Does not contain flour or grains
    • Quality to price ratio

    Disadvantages

    • Chicken is found practically throughout the range

    Grandin

    Rating: 4.4

    GRANDIN

    No. 8 in the ranking is Grandin, a wet food produced at Landguth, Germany. The food is something between premium and super-premium. The range is not extensive, but it does include products for puppies and wet canned food for dogs. The food is sold exclusively at Four Paws pet stores, as it is produced specifically for this chain.

    Grandin canned food contains up to 65% meat in the form of beef, chicken, turkey, lamb. No additives in the form of fruits, grains, berries or vegetables, but does contain broth and flaxseed oil. The main feature of this diet is that, unlike other wet food products for dogs, it contains almost no extra water. The mixture of dried and fresh meat is impregnated with the meat juice itself, which greatly improves the taste and digestibility of the product.

    In total, there are 4 kinds of food in the range – for adult dogs with beef, chicken, lamb, for puppies – with turkey. All canned wet food comes in 200 and 400g jars with an opening ring.

    Advantages

    • The product contains a lot of meat
    • Suitable for continuous feeding
    • No additives or extra water
    • All ingredients in % ratio
    • Cereal free (rice only)
    • Nutritionally rich in vitamins and macronutrients
    • Can be mixed with cereals additionally

    Disadvantages

    • Only sold in the chain “4 paws
    • Not suitable for all breeds

    GimDog

    Rating: 4.3

    GimDog

    GimDog is a manufacturer of pet products and does not test dogs in the production process. Due to high-tech recipes all vitamins and minerals are retained in the original product. GimDog is a division of Gimborn, the largest brand in the pet food business for 150 years. The company’s products are popular in 40 countries. GimDog wet food ranks ninth in our list.

    The wet food is packaged in rigid tins with a tamper-evident mechanism. As part of no dyes, fragrances, harmful additives. The label has all the information you need, such as percentage of protein, fat, protein, fiber, vitamins, etc. Can be given from 1 to 3 cans daily, depending on the dog’s weight. The brand admirers like the quality of the food, as well as its convenient packaging and value for money.

    Advantages

    • High percentage of meat
    • No GMO technology is used in production
    • No sugar
    • Contains one mono-protein
    • Air dryable
    • Suitable for demanding and sensitive dogs
    • Free of gluten, gluten-free, soy-free
    • Does not cause allergies
    • The full-fledged composition

    Disadvantages

    • Suitable for smaller dog breeds

    Chetverogyi Gourmet Golden
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    Deuererer Tiernahrung’s premium wet food ranks eleventh in our expert rating. Edel Dog is a premium wet food, produced according to European standards. The quality control is observed and natural ingredients are used.

    Under the Edel Dog brand there is a wide range of food for dogs, which includes meat, vegetables and cereals. This makes moist canned food a balanced nutrition for complete feeding. In addition to traditional combinations, there are interesting flavors, such as calf in tomato, grilled chicken, etc.d. Small breeds only need 300-450gr, medium breeds 500-750gr. The manufacturer stresses, however, that dogs must be given plenty of water.

    The feature of this canned food is that it contains a polysaccharide (insulin), which is present in the tubers of dandelions, dahlias, artichokes. Natural insulin is a growth stimulator, promotes the activity of lactobacilli and bifidobacteria.

    Advantages

    • Natural composition
    • Contains natural insulin
    • Minerals and vitamins
    • Suitable for dogs of all weights and breeds
    • Excellent digestion and digestion
    • Improves coat, activity and mobility

    Disadvantages

    • Low raw protein content

    Happy Dog

    Rating: 4.1

    HAPPY DOG

    The last, twelfth position in the rating, is taken by moist food by Happy Dog, which has been producing pet food for the 3rd generation already. Meals include carefully selected ingredients and raw materials that have been grown on farms. These foods contain a moderate amount of fat and an increased amount of protein, thus protecting dogs from being overweight, urolithiasis, joint problems, etc.d.

    Happy Dog canned food is suitable for dogs with sensitive digestion, due to the use of exclusive proteins that protect the gastrointestinal tract of the pet. Enriched with quality proteins, the daily consumption of Happy Dog wet food compensates for nutritional deficiencies. Enriched with vitamins D3 and E to support the immune and skeletal systems. The range is presented in several flavors – chicken and duck, veal and lamb, rabbit, turkey.

    Advantages

    • Excellent digestibility
    • Improves digestion
    • It contains vitamins
    • Non-GMO, soy free and colourful
    • Ingredients are grown on farms
    • Improved protein composition
    • Suitable for puppies from 4 months

    Disadvantages

    • Available in 85gr packs only.
    • Tastes other than lamb are hard to find in stores
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