The 8 Best Freeze-Dried Dog Foods

By Kevin Myers | 2021 Update

More Freeze-Dried Dog Food Options

16. Wellness CORE Bowl Boosters

Top 5 Ingredients: Deboned Turkey, Deboned Chicken, Chickpeas, Peas, Gelatin

Even though this option from Wellness CORE is not a meal on its own, use it as a helpful mixer or topper. It contains quality, lean beef that can increase the protein content of your dog’s next meal. Consider mixing this into some of your other dog food after you rehydrate them. Use this to make sure your dog has the required vitamins and nutrients. It’s a great way to introduce your dog to raw food.  


17. Vital Essentials Turkey Nibs

Top 5 Ingredients: Ground Turkey with Bone, Turkey Heart, Turkey Liver, Herring Oil, Mixed Tocopherols, D-Alpha Tocopherol.

This recipe from Vital Essentials is grain and gluten-free. It also has small pieces of turkey that are ideal for smaller dog breeds. It can also be served safely to dogs with a history of allergies or sensitivities. Without any artificial flavorings, fillers, or hormones, everything in this recipe is natural. Made in the USA, it’s perfect as a treat, topper, or complete meal.  


18. Instinct Raw Boost Mixers Grain-Free

Top 5 Ingredients: Chicken (including Ground Chicken Bone), Chicken Liver, Pumpkinseeds, Chicken Heart, Dried Pumpkin

This minimally processed grain-free topper from Instinct is a great introduction to raw. If your dog has a history of food allergies, grain could be the culprit. Fortunately, there are freeze-dried options that are free from grain. It uses cage-free chicken as the main protein and contains only non-GMO vegetables and fruits. Great for digestion, coat, and skin.


19. Tylee’s Freeze-Dried Meals Made with Chicken and Salmon

Top 5 Ingredients: Chicken, Chicken Necks, Chicken Heart, Chicken Liver, Salmon

Finally, we have these freeze-dried meals from Tylee’s, made with chicken and salmon. One of the biggest health benefits of feeding your dog salmon is that it is packed with omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids to keep the skin and coat of your dog happy and healthy. Chicken is also a great source of lean protein. Therefore, these freeze-dried meals should provide your dog with the building blocks they need to lead long and healthy lives.