Solid Gold Dog Food

December 9, 2008  
Filed under Dog Food Reviews, Solid Gold

Solid Gold Dog Food Review

Solid Gold dog food brand is counted among the first pet food companies in the United States which uses all-natural ingredients in their products. The product line is formulated and manufactured by Solid Gold Health Products for Pets, Inc. based in El Cajon, California.

There are currently 9 Solid Gold dry dog food formulas in the market, the newest of which is the Sun Dancer Gluten-free dog food for dogs with food allergy issues.

Our team recommends Solid Gold, we believe it is a high quality dog food containing premium ingredients.

Solid Gold dog food formulas use these quality protein sources ocean fish meal, beef, lamb, lamb meal, bison, beef, and beef meal. Most Solid Gold dog food formulas combine a fresh meat source and a meat meal to maximize protein levels. The problem with fresh meat sources is the amount of water it contains which is lost during cooking or processing. More than 80% of fresh meat is water and when evaporation occurs during processing, the original weight is down to almost 20% leaving only a small protein source. Thus the need to pair a fresh meat source with a meat meal is very important to provide sufficient protein in the diet.

It should be noted that fish meal which is used in Solid Gold dog food products are ethoxyquin-free.

The carbohydrate component of Solid Gold dog food products comes from one or two of the following sources of complex carbohydrates— potato, potato protein, cracked pearled barley, millet, brown rice, and oatmeal. All of these possess low hyperglycemic index which is necessary to maintain the stability of a dog’s blood sugar levels.

Barley is also a rich source of fiber while millet and oatmeal are gluten-free grains and naturally rich in B-vitamins and other essential minerals.

Other important ingredients include canola oil, flaxseed and salmon oil which are viable sources of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.

There are two ingredients which are seen as controversial because of some negative comments.  These controversial ingredients include tomato pomace and canola oil.

Canola oil is seen by some people as unhealthy fat. Tomato pomace is a by-product yielded when tomato is processed into juice, catsup, or soup. Although it has a high fiber and nutrient content, there are those who see it as cheap food filler which may contain pesticides found on tomato skin.

Although Solid Gold dog food products contain chelated minerals, there is no mention of the incorporation of probiotics into the individual formulas. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that enhance the functions of the digestive and immune systems, while chelated minerals are chemically attached to amino acids for easier absorption and assimilation in the body.

Customer Reviews

Many positive reviews come from dog owners who claim that Solid Gold dog food formulas gave their dogs healthier haircoats and increase their energy levels. There are also dog owners who reported that their dogs which suffered food-based allergies were cured when they switched to Solid Gold dog food.

Negative reviews about Solid Gold usually arise from digestive upsets associated which arise when switching from other dog food brands to Solid Gold.

Overall, we highly recommend Solid Gold dog food and think that it is a great choice for dogs with sensitive stomachs.

Please visit the links listed below for Solid Gold dog food reviews by formula.

Have a comment or question about our Solid Gold dog food review? Want to share your experiences with others? We welcome your comments!

Solid Gold Dog Food Reviews

Solid Gold Dog Food Recipes:

Solid Gold Barking at the Moon Dog Food
Solid Gold Holistique Blendz Adult Dog Food
Solid Gold Hund-n-Flocken Adult Dog Food
Solid Gold Hundchen Flocken Puppy Dog Food
Solid Gold Just a Wee Bit Adult Dog Food
Solid Gold MMillennia Beef & Barley Adult Dog Food
Solid Gold WolfCub Puppy Dog Food
Solid Gold WolfKing Adult Dog Dog Food

Solid Gold Dog Food Consumer Ratings

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60 Responses to “Solid Gold Dog Food”
  1. Jess says:

    I got those from the pet store I go to. Now, I am sure if I shopped I could get some a little cheaper. But I doubt I could with Orijen and I noticed they were low on Acana products. It looks to me like Orijen went up a buck or 2. Evo red meat, Core and Solid gold all surprised me with how high they were. Some others did too, but I just walked by them. No Fromm at all and only 2 bags of Merrick, total(large bags).

    Like I say if I shopped more I could most likely find them cheaper, but then I would have to go 15-20 miles and then no promises.

    I put these up to compare in different areas/regions. I am from North of Seattle about 25 miles in a little town called Edmonds.

  2. Michelle says:

    Their are a couple of independently owned pet stores and feed supply stores in my area.I’m going to start shopping around for prices and also the store I have been using doesn’t carry Acana-I’ve wanted to try it-to add some variety-she really loves her Merrick too-It was kind of funny the other day when I asked if they had Orijen or Acana-the dude said he never heard of

  3. Eddie says:

    We adopted two new puppies a month ago, when we first got them they were very itchy and had bad gas. The person we adopted from said that their diet consisted of Science Diet and IAMS. So we started them on Since Diet not knowing what we know now about ingredients, luckily it was a small bag. So after some research we decided we were going to try Welness, but after a visit to our local pet store that advertised that they sold Welness but didn’t, persuaded us to buy Royal Canin(A small bag also). After some more research we decided Royal Canin is not what we wanted for our dogs. So we found that our local health food store carried some of the top dog food brands, aka Innova so we put them on small bag of that. Phew this is getting long,LOL. Ok, Innova is only carried in small bags at the health food store, so we picked up a medium sized bag of Solid Gold Hundchen Flock and now where on our second bag. All in all they still have bad gas and still itch but I am hopping that with a new Tea Tree shampoo that I ordered will help with that.

    Hope this helps some one. Good luck and Good smells.

  4. Ana says:

    I just wanted to add a short note because there is some important information missing. Many cheaper dog foods put stool hardeners in their food. Beet root is a very popular choice of many companies. It doesn’t have much other value to your pet.
    While no dog food is perfect for every dog, there is still a vast difference between a healthy high protein food and something like Beneful which is primarily corn. FYI – corn is a leading source of dogs’ skin, ear and eye allergies. It can cause general itchiness to hair loss.
    To help with gas try giving your dog plain (not vanilla) yogurt. It isn’t an instant fix but it will help reduce the gas issues.

  5. Sharon says:

    I have two 5 month old dogs. A lab and a lab/newfoundland mix. I got them both from a rescue and they were both on Science Diet. I wanted to switch them to a better food so I went to my local farm/feed suppley and they recommended Diamond Natural. My dogs have been on it for 2 months and have had really soft stools and lots of itching. And their coats just don’t seem as soft or shiny as they should be. They are up to date on their shots, worming and flea medication. I also took 2 weeks to switch them over. I went to a “natural dog food” store today and am now starting them to Solid Gold. I’m really hoping this helps.

  6. Eddie says:

    What was I thinking? I picked up two sample packs of Solid Gold Millennium yesterday. Then proceeded to feed them to my dogs, poor guys had Diarrhea all night. Yes I know it was my fault for not introducing the food slowly. But that got me thinking as too what good are sample packs for? Samples are not enough food to notice any change in your dog, only maybe too see if your dog will eat it.

  7. Eric says:

    You said it correctly at the end…..sample packs are to see if your dog will even eat it. It will take 3 to 5 weeks to actually notice changes in your dog and 4 to 6 months to really see the difference (both good and bad) a food can make.

    Now, since we are on the topic of Solid Gold…..i don’t think this is bad dog food at all, I just think if you are willing to spend the money on Solid Gold, there is better kibble for the money.

  8. Jess says:

    Find some raw fresh beets NOT CANNED and blend or cheese grate it very fine, about half a normal size slice 3/8 of an inch (tablespoon+ for large dogs). It well help stop the Diarrhea…

  9. Eddie says:


    Do you think it’s going to take a while to get rid of the Diarrhea? They did still have it early this afternoon.

  10. Eric says:

    you can also use a spoonful of canned pumpkin for diarrhea

  11. Dee says:

    Jess I think it is time you share your background with everyone since you are such an expert on dog food you must have several degrees in Animal nutrition? or a related field.

  12. Michelle says:

    Dee-what degrees do you have??? Jess adds a lot to this site,he really cares about dogs and helping people choose a good brand of food that fits their dogs needs.Also he helps people with other dog related questions.What are YOU adding to this site?? It seems NOTHING but a snotty attitude…

  13. Jess says:

    Dee, I have no degree in animal nutrition, but what I do have is a love for dogs beyond anything you can imagine. I lost my last dog because of the dog food I feed him and believe me when you feel as guilty as I did/do it lights a HUGE fire in you. I have done more reading than you can ever believe. I talk to and about dog food every day to someone, I probably learn more from that than any other way. It really is pretty simple to figure out a good dog food from bad one. I have also stated many times here that I am no expert on dog food just someone who does a ton of research!!!!!!

  14. Jess says:

    And Dee just what do you think about my lists ?? Do you have a kibble in mind that is a National delivered dog food that rates higher or I have overlooked ?? I am all ears !! Maybe Blue Buffalo ??

    The A list
    1. Orijen
    2. Evo
    3. Wellness Core
    4. Instinct
    5. Go, Grain free only.
    6. Acana, Harvest, Pacifica & Grassland only.
    7. Innova
    8. Blue Wilderness
    9. Taste of the Wild, wetlands & prairie only, Grain free
    10. Artemis
    11. Fromm
    Good quality for a low price

    1. TOTW
    2. California Natural
    3. Health Wise
    4. Kirkland, Costco

    The B list
    1. California Natural
    2. Now, Grain free.
    3. GO, free indurance,chicken,salmon only
    4. Merrick
    4. Evangers
    5. Timberwolf
    6. Wellness
    7. Solid Gold
    8. Canidae
    9. Health Wise
    10. Karma
    11. Horizon Legacy
    12. Nature’s Logic

  15. Carly Enlund says:

    I have had my small dog on Solid Gold for 7 yrs. In the last few mounts he has had soft stools and more stools. He also has started to weez and his healty coat is not looking like it did. I took him to the vet and he is a very healthy dog. His vet couldn’t find any health problem like respatory or intestanal. He wondered if Solid Gold may have change there food to a lesser qulity. I’m going to try something diffrent. I’m reserching dog foods now.

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