Best Dog Food Toppers

15 Best Dog Food Toppers in 2020

Written by Dr. Patricia Williams

Written by Dr. Patricia Williams

Dr. Patricia Williams is an animal veterinarian. She's been working with pets for more than 20 years. She graduated from Mississippi State University, College of Veterinary Medicine and completed her clinical year at University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine. She's an expert author here at WhyDoPets.

Although dogs are famously known for loving food, even they can be fastidious eaters sometimes. This can be tiring for owners who have to constantly change dog food brands in order to find something their pooch likes. If you’re tired of looking for new brands, save your money and search for dog food toppers instead.  Also branded as dog food enhancers, these small pieces of food can be added to your pup’s meal and perk up the flavor of it whilst complementing it with additional nutrition. 

There’s no exact rule to how much dog food topper you can add onto food. They are often given as a treat. The main factor that separates a topper from standard dog food is its sugar content, as they can often be a quite a bit more unhealthy. A few dog food toppers can be given to canines as a complete meal. You’ll have to check the label to see if you can give your pup this stuff as a treat or as food.

Holistic dog food toppers are particularly impressive and give nutrition not only to the pet dog’s body, but also to their intelligence and spirit. A business that claims to make holistic food must manufacturer the food under special conditions. Every single ingredient used in their products must meet a certain standard so that your dog will feel satisfied and won’t be such a fastidious eater.

Dogs that are picky eaters benefit the most from food toppers. Not only can the food topper make your dog’s meal tastier, but it can also add more nutrients to your dogs diet. Although, if you dog consumes too many food toppers, it can make them overweight.

By implementing food toppers into your dog’s dietary plan, no longer will your furry friend smell his food and turn his nose up at it. Instead, food toppers will ensure he eats his meal and returns for more. So, if you’re having problems with your dog’s eating habits, and want to find a way to help him consume more of his food, consider adding a food topper. We’ve compiled a handy list of the 15 best dog food toppers in the industry to help you.

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    1. Stella & Chewy’s Dried Meal Mixer Super Blends

    Our Rating:
    5/5

    If you want your dog to consume natural products, that contain amazing vitamins and minerals, then check out the Meal Mixer Superblends from Stella & Chewy. These incredible products contain nutrients and are a great way to get raw ingredients in your dog’s food at no extra fuss!

    Included in their superblends are raw products such as free-range chicken, grass-fed beef, organic fruit and vegetables and organic freeze-dried raw bananas, blueberries and strawberries. Not only will this topper add some variety to your dog’s meal, but it will add lots of necessary vitamins and minerals.

    These superblends are also enhanced with probiotics and antioxidants, making them one of the best products out there for your pup. You can give this to your dog alternatively as a complete meal, thanks to the superb ingredients it contains.

    You can also give your pup bite-sized morsels as a treat, if you’d rather keep these super blends as a special treat. The best thing about this product is that everything that goes into this formula is natural and untreated. Manufactured in the US, this product is affordable and high-quality.

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    Stella & Chewy’s Dried meal Mixer Super Blends

    2. Honest Kitchen Proper Toppers: Natural Human Grade Dehydrated

    Our Rating:
    5/5

    Another product that makes use of good, natural ingredients, is Honest Kitchen Proper Toppers. These nutritious clusters can either be added as a supplement yo your dog’s meal, or be used a a fun little treat. These toppers are full of flavor, and will ensure your dog eats all them – you might even want to serve these to him as a complete meal, he’ll love them so much!

    These toppers have limited processing, so they are very healthy. They contain only six dehydrated ingredients, meaning there are no unhealthy fillers used in them, like in some pet food. There are four different flavors you can choose from which are, chicken, turkey, beef, and fish.

    The dog food toppers include no synthetic or artificial products. These scrumptious food mixers are manufactured in the US, so you can rest assured that your furry friend is eating FDA approved food. On top of this, Honest Kitchen has been a reliable and popular pet food manufacturer for more than 15 years.

    So, if you want something for your dog that is all natural and made with human grade meat (meat that us humans would actually eat!), then you should definitely treat your dog to these delicious toppers.

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    Honest Kitchen Proper Toppers: Natural Human Grade Dehydrated
    Honest Kitchen Proper Toppers

    3. The Honest Kitchen Superfood POUR OVERS

    Our Rating:
    5/5

    At number three on our list is another natural product that provides only the best ingredients for your pooch. These pour over slow cooked stews are a fantastic addition to dry biscuits, as they create a gravy-like mixture, and will make your dog’s food delectably moist.

    Animals love liquid food, so treating your pup to this will make him feel very content. The 100% ingredients include products that will support your pet’s health, like human grade meat. As well as including high-quality meat like chicken, the pour-overs also make use of healthy vegetables like broccoli and spinach which are a great source of nutrients and anti-oxidants.

    These fantastic pour-overs also contain turmeric, which has incredible health benefits for both humans and dogs. Like the brand name states, this food is honest in its use of good and high-quality ingredients.

    Each unit you buy of this pour-overs comes with two servings in a BPA-free box. Nothing synthetic, no grains, and no preservatives can be found in the formula. All you will stumble upon is 100% natural ingredients made in the US, and a happy pup who will love licking up this gravy from his food bowl.

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    4. Flavored Sprays Bacon and Beef Dog Food Enhancer

    Our Rating:
    5/5

    As you can see from the previous products, dog food toppers can come in more or less any form. Dry food, wet food, and even a spray! These Bacon and Beef flavored sprays take otherwise mild and dried out kibble and turn it into a delicious treat, with just a few spritz.

    This product is free from anything non-natural. It is crammed full of ALA Omega 3 acids which will help your dog’s coat look shinier. The rest of the product is made up of human grade food oils, olive oil, canola oil, soybean oil, and of course beef and bacon flavoring.

    Unlike some other sprays which provide extra flavoring, this product includes no artificial preservatives, dyes, colorants or thickeners. It’s very easy to use; all you have to do is take the bottle and spray it at the food until there is a decent covering, and then let your pup enjoy his meal! 

    This product has been proven to be popular with all kinds of dogs, both big and small, young and old. The spray comes in an 8oz bottle, but this goes a very long way, as you don’t need a lot of spray in order to get the food tasting well. This means you can control the precise amount you apply onto the dog food. This topper is also safe for diabetic dog, and does not contain any extra sodium, potassium, or protein, meaning it’s safe for your dogs health and weight!

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    Flavored Sprays Bacon and Beef

    5. FLAVORS Food Topper for Dogs

    Our Rating:
    5/5

    Each bottle of FLAVORS food toppers is looks like a a jar of crushed seasoning, and behaves in the same way too! All you have to do is sprinkle a little bit of this seasoning over your dog’s food and voila! He will suddenly love his meal and won’t be able to stop eating it. 

    Perfect for picky eaters, this product comes in a variety of flavors including chicken and red meat. It also comes in the non-meat flavors, white cheddar and peanut butter, if you want to switch it up and try something different on your dog’s food. You can either buy each of these flavors separately, or buy them together in a pack of four. This is a great idea, especially if you don’t know which one your dog will like the best – you can get all four and test them all out!

    Like the previous products, FLAVORS uses only FDA approved human grade quality meat and includes no artificial ingredients. All of the flavors are 100% derived from real food, so you can rest assured your pup is getting the best quality. As well as this, there are no filler ingredients like grains, which are often useless and add no flavor or nutrition. 

    If you’re worried about your dog gaining weight, then this food topper will add no extra pounds to his body. Each serving is only 15 calories, meaning he can have as much as he wants without getting big.

    Check out this product. It comes in two different sizes and at an extremely affordable price. You (and your dog) won’t regret buying it!

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    Basic Flavors Food Topper & Gravy for Dogs
    FLAVORS Food Topper & Gravy for Dogs

    6. Fruitables Beef Broth Bowl Pet Safe Natural Food Topper

    Our Rating:
    4.5/5

    It’s often difficult when buying food toppers to know if there will be high levels of sugar, calories or sodium. Both of these ingredients can be disastrous for dogs, and luckily, Fruitables takes this into account and has created a product that contains little sodium and is low in calories.

    This is the first broth on our list, and it is the perfect addition to your pup’s meal. All you have to do is heat the broth and then pour it on top of your dog’s dry food, and suddenly you have a delicious soup that will tantalize your pup’s tastebuds and leave him wanting more. This is especially good to use during the hot summer months, as it is a fantastic and easy way of getting water into your dog’s system, keeping him extra hydrated.

    Your furry friend will get extra vegetables in his diet when he consumes this broth in the form of mushrooms, carrots and celery. These vegetables are roasted before being turned into a thick broth, giving the soup extra flavor. Fortunately the recipe doesn’t include garlic, onion or leek, as these are not good vegetables for dogs to consume. All the ingredients are sourced and manufactured in the US, so it is FDA approved. 

    If you’re looking for a way to add flavor and liquid into your dog’s food, then this is the product for you. It’s made from vegetables, so it low in fat and very healthy, and will make your pup’s meal taste great.

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    7. Only Natural Pet RawNibs Freeze-Dried Food

    Our Rating:
    4.5/5

    Another product made with natural ingredients that we absolutely love is the Only Natural Pet RawNibs Freeze-Dried Food. This freeze-dried food only includes the best ingredients that have been picked out due to their high-quality and effectiveness. The ethos behind this company is that our furry friends deserve the best natural products, so you can trust that what you buy is good.

    There are four different flavors that this product comes in, salmon & cod, beef & tripe, venison and chicken & liver. There are absolutely no grains or gluten, making this product healthier for your pet. Also lacking are artificial colors and flavoring, which also is better for your pet. 

    The nibble-sized bites are infused with clean fruits, goat’s milk, and vegetables. They can be eaten individually as treats, or added to the top of food to make your dog’s meal more appealing and tasty. You can purchase each flavor to see which one he likes the best or simply mix it up, giving him a few of each to add some variety to his dog bowl.

    Out of all the pet food brands made in the US, by choosing this one you will be giving your furry friend the most excellent grain-free and natural food. 

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    8. Purina Moist & Meaty Wet Dog Food; Steak Flavor

    Our Rating:
    4.5/5

    Purina is a well-known dog food manufacturer, and they also make this delicious moist and meaty dog food, that can be a great addition to your dog’s meal. It can also be served as a meal on its own, or given in small amounts as a treat.

    The steak flavor comes with big chunks of real meat, which will delight your pup. The balance between meat and liquid in these pouches is even, so your dog will get a lot of hydration but will also feel filled up after eating a lot of good-quality meat.

    Purina assures that this product includes natural ingredients, and this is why it has been one of the most trusted manufacturers of dog food for a long time. It’s food is FDA assured, meaning that it is safe for your pup to eat. Dogs love the Purina recipes and the ingredients they use, assuring that if you buy this product your dog will be happy.

    You also get great value for money with this product. When you buy a unit of this wet food, it comes in a big box that consists of 36 decent sized pouches. These pouches can be served all at once, or spread out over a couple of meals, meaning that your dog will get a potential of 72 meals out of one purchase. That’s great value for money!

    If you are nervous about trying a new brand, then trust in Purina and get this product. Your dog is sure to love the flavor and texture. 

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    Purina Moist & Meaty Wet Dog Food

    9. Blue Buffalo Trail Toppers

    Our Rating:
    4.5/5

    Blue Wilderness Wild Cuts Trail Toppers claims the title of soggiest dog food topper on our list! Like the Purina product, the Wilderness toppers come in reasonably sized pouches which ensures the chunks of meat and liquid inside stays moist and tasty. This toppers can be given as treats during walkabouts, or used to coat dry biscuits. 

    There are four delicious flavors available, chunky salmon, beef, chicken and duck. The meat comes in sizeable squares, but is dripping in gravy, creating a sensational flavor and feeling for your dog’s mouth. There are no artificial colors or preservatives, and no corn, wheat or soy. This means your dog can enjoy his inner carnivore, and eat meat like a wild pup.

    There are no poultry by-products included, meaning egg or liver, or any other unwanted organs. This makes the product healthier, and ensures your dog is only eating the healthiest part of the meat. 

    These toppers are particularly good for big dogs, who have large appetites and often need to eat a lot of meat. If your dog is lacking in a balanced diet, that includes lots of meat and vegetables, then his mood can turn irritable, and he can get aggressive or depressed. Therefore, it is so important to include meat packets like this in his diet, and Blue Wilderness ensures he will get the right amount of meat that he needs.

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    Blue Buffalo Trail Toppers

    10. Petchup Nutritional Dog Food Gravy Topper

    Our Rating:
    4.5/5

    Although it’s what’s on the inside that counts, a cute and quirky design is always appealing, and none more so than Petchup gravy toppers. These toppers come in three different flavors and are designed to look like they come in a condiment, so will be a cute addition to your kitchen shelf. But remember to be careful when guests come over – you don’t want them mistaking one of these for a bottle of ketchup!

    These toppers are a gravy formula, and are the perfect addition to biscuits. You can also freeze this gravy in ice cube trays, and create delicious tasting ice cube treats, that will be perfect to give to your pup on a hot summer’s days. The gravy is easy to add to kibble, as you simply need to pour a certain amount on top. 

    This product comes in three flavors: beef, salmon and turkey. Each topper contains more than 20 nutrients, making it a very healthy choice for your dog. This product is made from premium, all-natural ingredients in the US. There are no artificial preservatives at all.

    If your dog has bad joints, or a dull coat, this is also a great thing to add to his diet. Mineral and antioxidants help prevent joint pain and stiffness and the high content of Omega 3 acids, means that this topper will make your dog’s coat look shiny and healthy.

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    Petchup Nutritional Dog Food Gravy Topper

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    11. Instinct Dog Food Toppers

    Our Rating:
    4/5

    Instinct’s job is to make raw nutrition more easily accessible for pets and their owners. This Freeze Dried Raw Boost Mixer includes a great chicken flavor that is specially made from reliably-sourced chicken and chicken liver. As well as being in high in protein thanks to the human quality grade meat, there are no unhealthy grain fillers.

    The combination of vegetables and fruits ensures that your pup gets all the nutrients he needs from these toppers. together with apples, carrots, so as to provide your furry friend with the additional health benefits. it includes vegetables such as carrots and broccoli and fruits like apples and blueberries, making it packed full of nutrients for your pup.

    The list of ingredients also includes turkey heart and liver, in addition to salmon oil and ground flaxseeds, which give your dog a hearty dose of omega-3. All of these components aid in supporting your pet dog’s digestive system, giving him a healthy coat and skin.

    Free from additives and preservatives, these toppers are a fantastic holistic choice for your pet, especially if you feed him an all natural diet, and want something small to add to this.

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    Instinct Dog Food Toppers

    12. Blue Buffalo Wilderness Trail Toppers

    Our Rating:
    4/5

    The Blue Wilderness Trail Toppers Chunky Beef Bites is one fraction of the mixture pack of Trail Toppers, but we’ve included it on its own as this flavor is adored by dogs, and it is a standalone product. A full collection of blue wilderness contains 24 pouches of the scrumptious beef flavor. Protein-rich beef is the primary ingredient, and the meaty pieces are enclosed in lovely gravy; making this a soggy, delicious addition to your furry friend’s meals.

    These pouches are easy and quick to use, and can be carried around in your purse with a collapsible dog bowl if your dog likes to have a refreshing snack on his walks. This brand is a holistic company, meaning that all of the products they use are natural and of high-quality.

    As mentioned earlier, this brand is great for bigger dogs who want to get more meat into their diet. It can also be used for smaller pups, but you probably won’t need as much for them.

    There are no grains used to solidify the liquid, as is time and again the case with other soggy dog foods. Also, there are no synthetic colors and preservatives. There is, on the other hand, a strong dose of additional vitamins and minerals from best fruits and vegetables. Serve this product to your furry friend as part of a reasonable meal, or as a nourishing snack!

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    Blue Buffalo Wilderness Trail Toppers
    Blue Buffalo Wilderness Trail Toppers

    13. Primal Freeze Dried Pet Foods

    Our Rating:
    4/5

    Manufactured in the US, this product from Primal Pet Foods prides itself on using fantastic ingredients that will be beneficial to your dog’s health. All unrefined materials are obtained from cattle farms in the USA. The cattle are grass fed and don’t consume any antibiotics, hormones, gluten, soy, corn or wheat, making this product safe for your dog, and giving him good nutrients.

    These nugget bites are the perfect size for a small treat or as an added bonus on top of your dog’s meal. They can also fill up a bowl easily and be served to your pup as a meal on its own. The packages are big, and you get a lot inside for what you pay.

    As well as being easy to serve, there are so many flavors. This product is probably the most diverse on our list in terms of flavors, so you can really test them all out to find out which one your dog prefers the most. You can choose from chicken, pork, lamb, turkey, sardine, salmon, beef and more. 

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    Primal Freeze Dried Pet Foods

    14. Honest Kitchen Human Grade Grain Free Popper Toppers

    Our Rating:
    4/5

    Honest Kitchen makes our list for a second time, in this case thanks to their Proper Toppers. These meal booster are full of excellent ingredients, such as clean dehydrated poultry. They also include healthy fruits like blueberries and apples, which will give your dog essential vitamins.  There are no fillers or artificial preservatives added in this food topper.

    The protein content makes up at least 58% of the ingredients, which is fantastic, especially if your dog doesn’t consume a lot of protein-rich meat or dog food. A sprinkling of these can give him the right amounts of food groups that he needs.

    Adding these toppers to your dog’s food is easy. You can place a few on the top of his food, or give him them one at a time as a treat. The brand claims that even crumbs at the bottom of the packet are full of fantastic nutrients and can be used as seasoning on top of food once your pup has eaten all of the bigger bite size pieces!

    We can’t recommend the Honest Kitchen enough. Their products are really great and offer dogs natural food and ingredients that will benefit their health. Check out this brand and their amazing food to find something your dog will like.

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    Honest Kitchen Human Grade Grain Free

    15. Stella & Chewy's Freeze Dried Raw Meal Mixers

    Our Rating:
    4/5

    The last product on our list is Stella & Chewy’s Freeze Dried Raw Meal Mixers. This brand has already appeared on our list with their superfood mixers, but we wanted to include their dried raw meal mixers as well.

    Essentially, this topper can be added in the same way to food, as the superfood ones. It can be served on top of ordinary food, as a standalone meal or as a training or general treat. The best thing about these meal mixers is that you can choose a flavor, one that you know your dog particularly likes. We have chosen to look at the chicken flavor, since it is made from great natural ingredients.

    This mixer is created from human grade chicken, that is then freeze-dried. There are no artificial products added, and no unhealthy fillers like grain or soy, which will essentially do nothing beneficial to your dog’s health. The product contains at least 48 percent protein and 28 percent fat, meaning your dog will not gain unnecessary weight.

    We really recommend checking out this brand. Their food toppers are of high quality, and the message behind the brand is inspiring and commendable. Dogs are important to us, and even though they are pets, they deserve food that isn’t just the bad parts of meat. They need quality ingredients and manufacturing. So, show your dog some love and make a smart choice when buying a food topper.

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    Stella & Chewy's Freeze Dried Raw Meal Mixers

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