In a hurry? Here are the best products at a glance.
There are a number of health problems that might lead your vet to suggest or even prescribe a low sodium diet. Finding out your dog is unwell is a difficult thing to face, so to help you find the best diet, we researched a variety of low sodium dog food brands. Then, we put together a top 10 list of the best we found. Before we get started, let’s take a look at the things you need to know when shopping.
Food Type - There’s actually a bit of variety here, which is great because it means your dog’s restricted diet doesn’t need to be boring! You’ll find both wet and dry foods as well as a number of healthy treats.
Dog Age - These foods are all for adult dogs, though seniors can benefit from them, too. Some of the treats are okay for puppies, too, but generally, you don’t need to worry about sodium intake with younger dogs.
Package Size - This varies a lot. You’ll find large and small bags of dry food and multipacks of wet food here. We also included some treats that come in bags of more than 200 and in bulk sized multipacks!
Dehydrated - There are no dehydrated foods here, mostly because rehydrating them can have an effect on sodium levels. There are some dog treats that are dehydrated but those are meant to be served as is, no rehydration needed.
Main Protein - So many different proteins! Chicken is an expected protein in dog food, but what isn’t expected? Whitefish. Peanut butter. Vegetable proteins. You’ll find some variety, but no red meat because it’s typically avoided in low sodium diets.
Made In - With one exception, all of these special dog foods are made in the USA. There is one that comes directly from Canada. Check with the manufacturer if you’re worried about where each ingredient is sourced.
Consult with your vet if you think your dog requires a special dog food. Now, since you know a little more about what to look for when buying the best low sodium dog food, we can into our reviews. If you’re in a hurry, check out the first 2 items, our top pick, and budget pick. They’ll give you a better idea of what’s out there. Keep reading to see what products round out our list. All right, let’s get to it!