If your pup prefers freeze-dried food, or you’re looking to upgrade meal times, these dog foods, treats, and meal enhancers will help Fido get the nutrition he needs.
Benefits of Dehydrated Dog Food
Just like raw meals or dried kibble, dehydrated or freeze dried dog food is one more way to get the right balance of nutrition into your dog’s diet. Here are some of the benefits:
- Minimal processing
- High bioavailability of nutrients, thanks to gentle heat that slowly cooks proteins
- Kickstarts the digestive process
- No messy cleanup
- Easy for travel
- Doesn’t require refrigeration
Top Dehydrated and Freeze Dried Dog Food Brands
When choosing the best dog food for your four-legged family member, trust these top brands offering dehydrated and freeze-dried options.
I and Love and You
I and Love and You began when employees of a Boulder-based pet shop started feeding their dogs a raw diet. In 2011, the products made it onto shelves, and the brand is now a favorite for limited ingredients and allergy-friendly recipes.
The Honest Kitchen
The Honest Kitchen makes human-grade pet food for both dogs and cats. Each recipe features whole-food ingredients that are dehydrated to maintain as much nutrition as possible.
Stella & Chewy’s
Founder Marie Moody stumbled into the dog food business after nursing her own pet back to health using the most nutrient-dense food she could make in her home kitchen. Friends started asking for the recipe—and the rest is history.
Best Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food
Unsure where to start with grain-free dehydrated food? Give this list a try.
I and Love and You Raw Raw Turk Boom Ba Dinner, Grain Free Dehydrated Dog Food
Distant relatives of our pets (like coyotes and wolves) eat food raw in the wild. Give your domesticated dog the same nutritious ingredients to enjoy—just add water and your meal is ready to serve.
The Honest Kitchen Whole Grain Chicken Recipe Dog Food
This four-pound bag expands to 16 pounds when you add water. This gluten-free chicken dinner is made with free-range meat and no byproducts.
Non-GMO Freeze-Dried Dog Food
You avoid GMOs in your own diet, but what about for your pet? These picks are non-GMO—and your dog will love them!
The Honest Kitchen Grain Free Beef Recipe Dog Food
The Honest Kitchen offers a human-grade recipe made with ranch-raised beef, sweet potatoes, and kale. It’s ideal for sensitive stomachs—no grains, corn, soy, or wheat.
I and Love and You Stir Mix-a-Little, Turkey & Bone Broth
Here’s a fresher alternative to canned food. Just add water, and you’ll instantly have healthy wet food right at home. The recipe is made with human-grade meat, veggies, and fruit, and is great for travel.
Pet Resources From Thrive Market
Dog-friendly recipes, gifts, and more.
Gifts for Your Pet
For birthdays, holidays, or just because, Thrive Market has plenty of ideas for showering your pet with love.
Healthy Dog Donut Recipe
Pets can have a sweet tooth, too! This recipe is completely animal friendly, made with ingredients such as peanut butter, canned pumpkin, and almond flour.
The Ultimate Dog Product Checklist
Shampoo, toys, treats, and more. This post has everything you need to get started with taking care of your pet.