We hear it all the time: “Why won’t my finicky boxer eat the expensive food I buy them?!” Dealing with a picky boxer can be frustrating, so we asked our I Love My Boxer Facebook community the following question, “What’s the best food for a picky eating Boxer?” We received hundreds of replies and summarized some of the best suggestions below.
Always remember to consult your veterinarian before making any health changes to your boxer’s diet, especially if they have any medical issues. iHeartDogs is reader supported, so some of the links below may be affiliate links where we receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.
20 Best Foods for a Picky Boxer
Learn to cook meals. I say learn coz it takes some research, but totally worth it. I get Organs and animal scraps (I say scraps coz it’s not the usual dinner table pieces) at our local Asian market which is very cheap in my area. You also may want to look at your butcher and Latin stores. Good luck!
Author: Cherry OnTop D.
We have used Whole Hearted for years. We had a little warm bone broth to it with veggies or canned pumpkin (no other additives).
Author: Kristi M.
Zignature. My boxer is picky, and is very prone to allergies. She loves the venison and the trout and salmon of the canned food. I do also buy the hard food for her as well in just the salmon. She does not have issues going to the bathroom when I change her from one to the other, but every dog is different.
Author: Melissa W.
My boxer was getting picky with kibble so I switched her to the farmers dog and she loves it! I also add bananas, apples, carrots, Blueberries, and eggs as toppers.
Author: Sammi S.
My dog eats Rachel Ray dog food best food ever no problems
Author: Jennifer G.
Nutri Source dog for they have everything
Author: Dianna M.
I give mine Purina one and she loves it! No gas!
Author: Rita Y.
Go with fromm dog foods, you can switch flavors within fromm and it won’t upset the digestion. Boomer us picky as he gets older and I switch in the fromm foods and he does great with the switch. you can get fromm at either Overdale kennels just north of the saw mill or Chuck and Don’s.
Author: Colleen Kenney L.
Dr Harvey’s. Stuff is amazing. It put years on my dogs life. You add warm water, a protein, and oil. All my dogs have loved it.
Author: Dan H.
Pure vita!!! It’s amazing food
Author: Valerie T.
I add some boiled boneless chicken thighs and warm water to my Boxers Diamond Natural Kibble. Can have cooked veggies added….green beans, sweet potato, give baby carrots for a treat. Mine love cooked zucchini and cooked broccoli added sometimes also, boiled egg at times is good
Author: Laurie Lambert P.
sadie gets beneful healthy weight, you would think i gave her steak
Author: Dennis H.
JustFoodForDogs is what our boxer eats and we don’t have stinky farts anymore. Almost 3 years now and he’s completely healthy.
Author: Laura N.
Taste of the wild. Lots of different flavors
Author: Ron P.
Victor in the yellow bag. Ours have been eating it for years with no problems. Have it shipped to us through Chewy.
Author: Daryl S.
Orijen freeze dry crumble on top of food
Author: Stacey A.
Canidae. Our boxers have been on it for 5 years and never any issues with it!
Author: Bryan T.
Add unsweetened pumpkin on top. My boxer lost weight at doggie training camp so it helped add some weight to her. She loves it.
Author: Carrie Girouard W.
We use Blue Buffalo. Dry plus wet.
Author: Brooke H.
My Shih tzu was picky as well. All he would eat was Iams
Author: Sherryl L.
Always consult your vet before making any health changes to your boxer’s diet, especially if they frequently suffer from any medical issues. iHeartDogs is reader supported, so some of the links above may be affiliate links where we receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.