10 Best Dog Food Toppers For Picky Eaters In 2024

10 Best Dog Food Toppers For Picky Eaters In 2024

Have you ever been served a chicken breast without seasoning? It’s boring! It’s bland! That’s the same way some dogs feel about their kibble. Our pups want flavor with their meal! They want a tantalizing tastebud fiesta. That’s where this year’s tastiest dog food toppers save the day!

chihuahua licking bark branded dog food topper

What Are Dog Food Toppers?

Dog food toppers are anything that add a little zing, zip, kapow, and calories or extra nutrients to your dog’s favorite meal—basically, some extra flavor to top off your dog’s regular food. They come in a wide variety of textures, flavors, and both wet and dry formulas. Food toppers are a great choice for picky eaters, or if you want to soften your pup’s kibble with a bit of extra flair. They’re also a great way to sneak in extra nutrients, supplements, or pre/pro-biotics for individual needs.

1. BARK “Pumpkin Spice Up Your Life” Dog Food Topper

1. BARK "Pumpkin Spice Up Your Life" Dog Food Topper

Go ahead and ‘gram matching lattes with your dog—no judgment. Just add water to a scoop of this seasonal dehydrated broth, or sprinkle directly on food or a pup cup to bring a classic fall flavor to life.

Type: Dehydrated broth
Flavor: Pumpkin Spice
First 5 Ingredients: Pumpkin, honey, cinnamon, coconut flakes, vanilla

Why We Love It
✅ 6 simple ingredients (last one is ginger!)
✅ Can use as a powder or broth
✅ Helps aid healthy digestion
✅ Broth is perfect for pouring in silicone treat molds
✅ Made in the USA

BUY HERE: $15 at BARK Food | Subscribe & save 5%!

2. BARK Raw Freeze-Dried Moo Moo Sprinkles

These single-ingredient sprinkles are packed with protein and freeze-dried raw to preserve nutrients and flavor! 100% beef liver, 100% perfect for coating every kibble to enhance mealtimes.

Type: Freeze-dried raw
Flavors: Beef liver
First 5 Ingredients: Single-ingredient—100% beef liver
Manufactured: Made in the USA

Why We Love It
✅ Single-ingredient
✅ Protein-powered & nutrient-dense
✅ Freeze-drying process keeps food closest to its natural state
✅ Made in the USA

BUY HERE: $15 at BARK Food | Subscribe & save 5%!

3. Stella And Chewy’s Meal Mixers “Super Beef” (+ More Flavors)

The natural cold-press process used to freeze-dry these scrumptious scoops allows your pup to try a raw ingredient diet without having to worry about the harmful bacteria associated with raw feeding. This super beef flavor will have even the pickiest eaters saying “moochas gracias!” (If your dog could speak… or knew Spanish.)

Type: Freeze-dried raw
Flavors: Beef, chicken, pork, duck, lamb, turkey, salmon, grass-fed beef super blends
First 5 Ingredients: Beef, beef liver, beef kidney, beef heart, beef tripe
Manufactured: Made in the USA (beef ingredients sourced from USA, Australia, and New Zealand)

Why We Love It
✅ Grass-fed beef raised without hormones or antibiotics
✅ 100% organic-certified fruits and vegetables
✅ No grains, gluten, fillers, artificial preservatives, or colorings
✅ Natural cold-press process eliminates harmful bacteria for safe raw-feeding
✅ Made in the USA

BUY HERE: $2.49–$79.99 (1oz bag–35oz bag) at Chewy

4. BARK “Bada Bing! Bada Beef!” Dog Food Topper

3. BARK "Bada Bing! Bada Beef!" Dog Food Topper

Beef up the flavor of your pup’s next meal! You can expect mealtime tippy-taps amped up to warp speed when you add a few shakes of these freeze-dried, 100% beef liver sprinkles to your dog’s next meal.

Type: Freeze-dried sprinkles
Flavor: Beef
Ingredients: 100% Beef liver (That’s it, folks!)
Manufactured: Made in the USA

Why We Love It
✅ Single ingredient—100% beef liver
✅ No wheat, corn, gluten, or soy
✅ Lots of flavor without packing on lots of excess calories
✅ Made in the USA

BUY HERE: $10 at BARK Food | Subscribe & save 5%!

5. The Honest Kitchen “Whole Grain Chicken” (+ More Flavors & Grain-Free Options)

We love that The Honest Kitchen recipes can be served as either a meal topper or your pup’s complete meal. Your dog is gonna love how these delicious human-grade ingredients taste just as good as stealing your dinner off the table!

Type: Dehydrated
Brand Flavors: Whole grain chicken, turkey, beef, or fish; grain-free beef, turkey, chicken or fish; limited ingredient chicken, beef, turkey, duck or fish
First 5 ingredients: Dehydrated chicken, organic barley, dehydrated potatoes, organic flaxseed, organic oats
Manufactured: Made in the USA

Why We Love It
✅ Can be served as topper or complete meal
✅ 100% Human-grade ingredients
✅ No artificial preservatives, feed grade by-products, fillers, GMO ingredients, corn, wheat or soy
✅ Whole grain, grain-free, or limited ingredient options
✅ Made in the USA

BUY HERE: $24.99–$74.99 (2lbs–10lbs) at The Honest Kitchen
BUY HERE: $21.80–$82.99 (2lbs–10lbs) at Amazon

6. BARK Chicken Lickin’ Good Popcorn Topper

The first of its kind, these chewy popcorn chicken morsels are semi-moist to add texture and flavor variety to everyday meals. (Plus, they look suspiciously like people food.) Real chicken is the first ingredient, and they’re as versatile as they are delicious—sprinkle over food, add to a puzzle feeder, or pop in a treat-dispensing toy for more engaging play.

Type: Semi-moist
Flavors: Chicken
First 5 Ingredients: Chicken, oat groats, pearled barley, vegetable glycerin, pork stock
Manufactured: Made in USA

Why We Love It
✅ Semi-moist texture is chewy and new to the topper scene
✅ Made with real chicken as the first ingredient
✅ No artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives
✅ Can be used as more than just a topper
✅ Made in the USA

BUY HERE: $15 at BARK Food | Subscribe & save 5%!

7. Brutus Bone Broth—Beef (+ More Flavors)

Brutus Bone Broth knows how important zoomies and jumpy-bean dances are to the dinner routine. That’s why these recipes have added glucosamine and chondroitin to support joint health for excited mealtime dance parties.

Type: Broth
Flavors: Beef, chicken, pork, vegan salmon
First 5 Ingredients: Beef broth, glucosamine hydrochloride, vegetable broth (sweet potato, carrot, celery), sea salt, beef flavor
Manufactured: Made in USA

Why We Love It
✅ Added glucosamine and chondroitin to support joint health
✅ 100% human-grade ingredients
✅ No artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives
✅ Free of gluten, soy, dairy, and wheat
✅ Recycled packaging
✅ Made in the USA

BUY HERE: $7.99–$89.99 at Brutus Broth
BUY HERE: $10.99–$99.00 at Amazon

8. Instinct Raw Boost Mixers “Gut Health (Pumpkin/Chicken) Recipe”

These freeze-dried nuggies are full of ingredients that make both taste buds and tummies happy. The cage-free chicken and pumpkin add a punch of flavor to your pup’s kibble, and the added live, natural probiotics help support digestive health.

Type: Freeze-dried raw
Recipes: Gut health, frozen gut health, skin & coat, frozen skin & coat, immune health, mobility support (all recipes are chicken flavor)
First 5 Ingredients: Chicken (including ground chicken bone), chicken liver, pumpkin seeds, chicken heart, dried pumpkin
Manufactured: Made in the USA

Why We Love It
✅ Live, natural probiotics for digestive health
✅ Made with cage-free chicken
✅ Zero grain, corn, wheat, soy, potato, artificial flavors, or preservatives
✅ Made in the USA

BUY HERE: $14.81–$29.93 at Chewy

9. Cesar Simply Crafted – “Chicken” (+More Flavors)

Type: Whole ingredient
Flavors: Chicken, carrots and green beans / chicken, carrots, barley, & spinach / chicken, duck, purple potatoes, pumpkin, green beans & brown rice / chicken, carrots, potatoes & peas / chicken, sweet potato, apple, barley & spinach / beef, chicken, purple potatoes, peas, & carrots
Ingredients: Chicken, water
Manufactured: Thailand

Why We Love It
✅ Limited ingredients—just chicken and water!
✅ Free of artificial colors and flavors, as well as preservatives and fillers
✅ Flax-free, molasses-free, pea-free
✅ Lots of flavors to choose from

BUY HERE: $19.70–$37.42 at Chewy
BUY HERE: $39.98 at Amazon

10. Weruva Pumpkin Patch Up! “Puréed Pumpkin”

With only two ingredients—pumpkin and water—these Weruva Pumpkin Patch Up pouches are whisker-friendly for both the dogs and cats in your household. Although some pets just love the pumpkin flavor, the extra fiber also helps support gut health to give your pup poops you’d be proud to show off to your vet.

Type: Purée
Flavors: Pumpkin, pumpkin with coconut oil & flaxseeds, pumpkin with ginger & turmeric
Ingredients: Pumpkin and water
Manufactured: Thailand (manufactured in human-grade USFDA-certified facility)

Why We Love It
✅ Simple ingredients—just pumpkin and water
✅ Pumpkin fiber helps promote healthy poops and tummies
✅ No GMOs, gluten, or artificial flavors
✅ Pouches are BPA-free and recyclable

BUY HERE: $13.08–$14.99 at Chewy

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