The Best Food Toppers for Your Dog


But Why Toppers?

I’m not Anderson Cooper; I don’t think I could eat the exact same lunch every day for months at a time. My dog, however, gets excited to eat the same dried-up kibble for both breakfast and lunch every single day without fail. I recently started reading up on nutritional supplements and the benefits of different types of dog diets, so I began adding food toppers to her meals. And let me tell you; she can’t get enough. Instead of a simple tail wag when I dig into her food bag, she now barks, nibbles, and paws at my arm to remind me that it’s time for her to eat (even if it’s an hour before dinnertime).

If you’re interested in adding a little something extra to your pup’s diet, toppers are a great way to start. They can provide extra protein, fiber, fats, vitamins, and minerals. But, before I list some good toppers, here are some things to keep in mind:


  • Make sure not to overfeed your dog! If you’re adding a significant amount of toppers, be sure to take some of the kibble or wet food out. 
  • If you have a puppy or senior dog, make sure to check in with your vet. You should typically check-in when making dietary changes to your dog’s food, but when dealing with ages on either end of the spectrum, that becomes even more important. 
  • If you want to make your own, go for it! However, be sure to do research on what types of foods are good for your dog.

Turn over that box

Check the topper’s ingredient list just like you check yours. Also, try to compare it with your dog’s regular food so that they compliment each other (and you don’t give your dog too much of one thing, like protein or carbohydrates).

Our Favorite Toppers:



Holi Chow Protein Packs | Beef Liver, Lamb Liver, and Turkey Breast

Price: $22.99 for a 3 Pack

Holi Chow was founded by a dog dad who had a picky eater for a fur-baby and wanted to ensure not only was his dog happy but getting the organic nutrients he needed. That’s where Holi Chow came in. Since Dog Spotted is such a fan, they were able to secure an exclusive promo code of 35% off using DOGSPOTTED.

Holi C[h]OW these look good!

Instinct Raw Boost Mixers

Price: 11.99

These toppers come in a ton of flavors and are also freeze-dried raw, which is a huge draw for dogs.

My INSTINCT is telling me my dog needs these





Stella & Chewy’s Mixers

Price: $39.99

Much like the Instinct Mixers, Stella & Chewy’s Mixers are freeze-dried raw, but they are grain and gluten-free (so make sure their regular food has some grains!) as well as hand-made in the USA. They only come in chicken flavor, but that doesn’t mean your dog will find them any less drool-inducing.

Let’s mix it up with MIXERS


Toppers can be an excellent source of protein, nutrients, and overall flavor to make dinner exciting all over again. Have you ever used toppers or mixers before? Tell us your favorite!

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