Dr. Gary's Best Breed Grain-Free Red Meat Recipe Dry Dog Food

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About This Item


  • Grain-free kibble is prepared with high-quality, low-ash buffalo, which means that this protein-packed meal is safely prepared with your pup’s health in mind.
  • A wholesome blend of blueberries, cranberries, carrots, beets and spinach pack a flavorful punch and provide antioxidants to support a healthy immune system.
  • Holistic formula substitutes grains and gluten with healthy, low-glycemic alternatives like green peas, red lentils, and chickpeas, making it ideal for pups with sensitivities.
  • Boosted with New Zealand green-lipped sea mussel, it’s a natural source of glucosamine and chondroitin, which may help maintain the health of your pup’s joints and connective tissue.
  • Packed with protein, vitamins, minerals and omega-3 fatty acids to help promote the health of your fur baby’s skin and coat, with zero grains, gluten, chicken, potatoes, tapioca or artificial ingredients.

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Feeding Instructions

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Breed SizeBag SizeEstimated Autoship Schedule
Small Breed (10 -25 lbs)4 lbs2 - 3 weeks
Medium Breed (26 - 55 lbs)15 lbs4 - 5 weeks
Large Breed (56 - 99 lbs)30 lbs5 - 6 weeks
  • Please note this is an estimate. See Feeding Instructions tab for more information.

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Questions & Answers

10 Customer Questions

What is the omega 3 percentage of the Red Meat Recipe Dry Dog Food?
Answer by ChewyAug 01, 2019
This formula has an Omega 3 content of approximately 1.3% on an as fed basis.

Where are the ingredients sourced? Any outside if the USA?
Answer by ChewyMay 02, 2019
Nearly all of their ingredients are sourced from the United States. The few exceptions include: Canada, where they get their Salmon and a few carbohydrates and New Zealand, where they get the New Zealand Green Lipped Sea Mussel, Duck and Lamb. Their vitamins and minerals mostly come from the U.S. and Europe and none are sourced from China.

This is listed as a low glycemic food. What is the percentage of carbohydrates in this food?
Answer by ChewyOct 24, 2018
The Carbohydrate content of this food is approximately 32.3% on an as-fed basis.

Where does the Glucosamine Hydrochloride come from in this blend?
Answer by ChewyOct 03, 2018
The Glucosamine Hydrochloride used in this formula is sourced from Europe.

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Rated 4.1333 out of 5 stars
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15 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By DogMom on Apr 17, 2023

Finally! A Food He Could Eat!!

We had a terrible and expensive time with our GSD. He was terribly allergic to chicken, chicken parts, etc. I tried so many different TOP NAME foods and could not find any that he could tollerate. He was in misery. Finally, I saw this recommended on a breeder's sight and tried it. Finally. We had a food he could eat. Just started our most recent pup on same food and his coat looks so great and he often gets compliments.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Anne on Mar 17, 2023

Dogs LOVE it!

My dogs think they died and went to heaven. They Love this stuff. They haven't been eating it long enough for me to say what it is doing for them, but I think the results are going to be great.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Tara on Aug 5, 2021

Not good at all. The smell is really really bad

The smell is really really bad. I got this bag from the recommendation of one of the chewy wraps and it was horrible my puppy didn’t even eat it not even one kibble the smell is really really bad and it’s really really not good for her all the ingredients showed that it was grain free etc. but my puppy just would not eat it therefore it was just a bag wasted

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Bruno on Aug 2, 2021

My dog don't like it

Hi My dog is not eating this food, 1st time he didn't like it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Stets on Jan 24, 2020

Dogs' Favorite Food

We have used the Dr. Gary's Best Breed food for a few years now, ever since it was recommended to us by a trainer. Our first dog had issues with another food and it took us months to figure out that it was his food. Neither of our dogs have issues with this food, and they jump up and down when it's time to eat. Our favorite way to serve is to mix various flavors of Dr. Gary's Best Breed foods in a large container and add a bit of warm water to their food bowls during serving. It's a bit pricey, but we are happy with this food.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Denise on Apr 3, 2019

Your mileage my vary

This food sort of worked for our dog. After first adopting our pup he had major stomach issues and did not take well to our other dog's food brand. We did a trial run of Dr Gary's thinking that he might have some food allergies. It worked out; he was on Dr Gary's for about 3 months, and during that time his diarrhea stopped and his skin/coat got much better as well. After the first 3 months though we went to the vet after a sudden bout of diarrhea, and tummy issues aside (probably a parasite) she advised against a grain free diet due to the studies still being done out there. This isn't the main reason for the 3 stars though. We did end up switching his food to a different brand to include grain and also because he was not putting on weight, and there was a significant change in stool. Even though we fed him more of the new brand, his stools were much smaller and firmer than when he was on Dr Gary's (more like our other dog's, who has a very good gut). So I'm pretty sure that even though his body was processing the food, it wasn't absorbing well. Hopefully on the new food he'll gain more weight as well. I think the nutrients in this food are still good since his coat did clear up quite a bit (those issues were likely due to poor gut flora while he was a stray), but it wasn't the optimal food for our dog. And that is why I say, your mileage my vary!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By lotsapets on Mar 24, 2019

So glad I tried this food

I normally cook for my dogs, but sometimes I need an alternative and I was looking for a high-quality kibble that has lots of meat, vegetables, and fruits. This food is perfect. I also like the slider zipper at the top of the bag - it keeps the food fresh and is easy to use. Even my senior picky dog loves this food. And there are plenty of protein choices for rotation. Great food!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By EllieMae on Dec 5, 2018

a new favorite

My dog has been on Dr Gary's for more than 8 years. She's always loved the grain free salmon, but this new beef recipe is a big hit too. Perhaps she's just excited to have something new, but either way, it's a keeper!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By chocolatedaily on Oct 17, 2018

Appropriately named it’s the Best

I have tried so many different higher end reputable dog food brands. My super picky Sheltie did not like most and many gave him loose stools even after using it over a long period of time. I am thankful to have found this. My dog leaves his bowl empty with this food! I like that it’s cooked at low temperatures keeping all the nutrient values. It’s also high grade foods being used which is a must. He’s been on this for over a year now and wow what a difference food can make. He is thriving......his coat is now soft and shiny....lots of energy....bright eyes...no itching.....firm small stools. No loose bowels since he’s been on this. Very healthy overall. I also like how strict they are on quality control. I’m glad I did my homework because I truly want what’s best for him.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Lucy on Jan 1, 2019

Not my dogs favorite

My dogs will not eat this food. They apparently dislike the flavor.