Dr John Dog Food Review

Written by: Jamie
Updated: October 5, 2020

Is Dr John dog food the high quality, nutritious food your dog needs? Find out in our review. We get to know the popular food and decide if it’s worth paying close attention to.

Dr John dog food Gold and Silver variants

Dr John has been an established brand for quite some time. Their products are designed with quality in mind and their recipes have been specifically formulated to provide dogs with the maximum nutrition possible.

Our Dr John dog food review is totally non-biased, so please do take a read over our clear sections in your own time. If you are thinking of making the switch to Dr John dog food, then you have come to the right place. We can help you to make your decision!

The company responsible for creating Dr John Dog food (Gilbertson & Page) has been making dog food for around 140 years, making this one of the longest-standing companies that we have reviewed. They certainly know what they are doing!

Dog Food Range

Dr John has a wide range of dog food available which includes: Dr John Puppy Food, Dr John Hypoallergenic, Dr John Titanium, Dr John Silver, Dr John Gold and Dr John Grain-Free Dog Food.

Dr John also makes food specifically designed for working dogs and has a great range of different foods for different breeds.

There are hundreds of happy reviews out there and many owners have stated that out of all the varieties, their pooches have enjoyed every single one. Owners have also claimed not to have any issues with food rejection as well as no issues regarding digestion.

Dr John dog food Puppy Chicken recipe variant

There are of-course some objections to this, but these tend to be from owners that use this food irregularly. Any responsible owner knows that dogs need routine, the same goes for their food too.

Some of the specific dog foods in Dr John’s range include:

  • Dr John Grain-Free chicken and potatoes with vegetables and gravy
  • Dr John Gold Rich in chicken and gravy
  • Dr John Flake with Chicken
  • Dr John Silver with Beef and vegetables
  • Dr John Hypoallergenic Lamb with Rice
  • Dr John Puppy Chicken recipe

Dr John dog food Grain Free variant

These are just a few on a large list of options that Dr John provides. Please do take a look at their website for more information on specific flavours for your dog.

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Health Benefits

Dr John knows exactly what they are doing and they always have nutrition in mind when creating their foods. There are a vast amount of health benefits which include:

  • Healthier digestion
  • Positive intestinal flora
  • Healthier skin
  • Healthier nails
  • Healthier teeth
  • Reduced aggression
  • Stool improvements
  • Improved coat condition

Dr John also provides an extremely helpful guide on their website to help you choose the right food for your dog.

Dr John dog food Hypoallergenic variant

They also clearly state how much you should be feeding your dog, dependent on its weight, size, breed, and other existing health conditions. We really can’t stress enough with how impressed we are with Dr John.

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Beneficial Ingredients 

Most of Dr. John’s dog food is made from a healthy mixture of well-sourced proteins such as chicken, beef, fish, oil, and well-sourced fats. Dr John also includes several additional minerals and vitamins that have been sourced carefully to provide your dog with the best possible care.

Some of the other specific ingredients that Dr John include are:

  • Wheat
  • Barley
  • Maize
  • Rice
  • Naked oats
  • UK sourced meats (filled with amino acids)
  • Cod and Haddock (fished from UK waters)
  • Linseed oil (Omega 3 and 6)
  • Green-lipped mussel extract (New Zealand)
  • Botanicals (sage, oregano, mint, turmeric, and ginger)
  • Peas, potatoes and carrots
  • Yucca extract (to help with digestion)

Dr John dog food variants

These are but a few of Dr John’s extensive list of extremely well-sourced ingredients. We must say, we are extremely impressed and it’s difficult to find any drawbacks in the Dr John Dog Food range. 


Like we have mentioned above, it’s pretty hard to find any negatives in this product. The only thing we can say is that it isn’t cheap. So, if you are looking for an inexpensive product, Dr John is not the place to look.

Dr John dog food Silver with beef and vegetables and Flake with Chicken variants

However, this being said, you do get for what you pay for, and there are hundreds, if not thousands of happy owners that swear by Dr John’s.


While our Dr John dog food review is totally non-biased, we really can’t find any faults, except for the hefty price-tag that is. From our research, it seems as though dogs all over the country are absolutely lapping up these products.

With their wide range of available foods, you can be sure to find something to suit your pooch, whether you have a fluffy little pup, or a really old doggie, there is certainly something for you in the Dr John Dog Food range.

There are reports of a couple of owners that have had issues, but in comparison to some of the other brands we have reviewed, these are very few and far between. We understand that all dogs are different, and we know that not Dr John might not work for every dog out there.

For this reason we would suggest trialing Dr John first to see if you can notice any improvements for a month or so. This will also give you the time to notice whether or not your dog has had any reactions Dr John.

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We can’t seem to find many alternatives that quite match Dr John Dog Food. There are a few grain-free products out there, but we really are very impressed with Dr John. If your budget can stretch to it, we would highly recommend grabbing a bag. We are certain that your furry friend will lap it up!

So there you have it, our brutally honest review of Dr John and their impressive dog food range. Best of luck with your choice and don’t hesitate to check out more of our brutally honest reviews.

Thanks for reading and happy dog food hunting!

About the Author

Hi, I'm Jamie! I've always been around dogs and now writing about them is an absolute joy.
Read more about my story here.
Reach me at Jamie@woofbarkgrowl.co.uk or connect with me on LinkedIn below.

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