Canned healthy dog food chunky
March 26, 2012 5:08 PM   Subscribe

Need healthy canned dog food for a finicky dog, must be chunky form in gravy. I have tried to feed her premium canned food in the pate (ground) form and she will not eat it. Need recommendations for dog food please.
posted by just asking to Pets & Animals (14 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
The new Kirkland Signature chunky food from Costco may fit your bill. We were feeding our dogs the paté, and their interest was tepid. Lots of websites rate the Costco food very highly in terms of nutrition and quality.
posted by infinitewindow at 5:28 PM on March 26, 2012

My dog loooooooves Nutro Natural Choice and Nutro Ultra. I'm pretty sure it's his version of winning the lottery.
posted by jenny76 at 5:31 PM on March 26, 2012

Our finicky dog loves loves (loves!) AvoDerm (especially the diced chicken stew kind--their stew varieties avoid the pate texture).
posted by anonnymoose at 5:52 PM on March 26, 2012

Merrick. Highly rated, both by SCIENCE! and by my picky hound. Favorites are Wingaling, Harvest Moon, Working Dog Stew and Love Potion #9. Canned tripe (Trippett brand) added to kibble also works a treat to get her to eat, as does homecooking.
posted by vers at 5:52 PM on March 26, 2012 [1 favorite]

Well, she will eat it, you just have to wait her out. Believe me, it's your choice for her to be finicky, not hers.
posted by thinkpiece at 6:08 PM on March 26, 2012 [3 favorites]

Please note: Some dogs who may be healthy or unhealthy, old or young, in perfect or imperfect condition may be picky eaters or difficult to keep weight on. The mythology that a healthy dog won't let itself starve is a lie. In which case we search out what will keep them eating.
posted by vers at 6:17 PM on March 26, 2012 [5 favorites]

One more vote for Merrick. Our dog loves all the ones listed above, plus Smothered Comfort and Brauts and Tots. It's real, recognizable food, in gravy, and always goes down a treat.
posted by That's Numberwang! at 6:34 PM on March 26, 2012

A mix of wet and dry Taste of the Wild has been the winning combo for our pet. Bonus: it's grain free, which can really make a difference with finicky eaters.
posted by givennamesurname at 6:42 PM on March 26, 2012

Tiki Dog is not only healthy, it is doggie crack.
posted by biscotti at 7:26 PM on March 26, 2012

my friend's westie loves Weruva - definitely some chunky gravy options in their line.
posted by en el aire at 7:55 PM on March 26, 2012

Thirding Merrick--we feed it to our dear canine along with the Taste of the Wild kibble recommended above. (Note that not all of the Merrick is stew-like. Our dog's hands down fave is a stewy mess called "Smothered Comfort")
posted by donovan at 9:06 PM on March 26, 2012

Seconding Taste of the Wild. And rotating flavors.
posted by parrot_person at 1:32 AM on March 27, 2012

I'll add to the Merrick chorus. I've caught our mastiff staring at the shelf where the cans live and drooling. (More so than usual, at least.) Wingaling, Brauts and Tots, and Turducken are all favorites around here.
posted by ThatSomething at 8:14 AM on March 27, 2012

Another for Merrick. Our Heeler loves the stuff.
posted by tr33hggr at 11:06 AM on March 27, 2012

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