5 Best Dry Puppy Foods For Boston Terriers (2021)


Are you trying to figure out what type of puppy food you should be feeding your Boston Terrier puppy? There are so many options and you just want to pick the right one for your brand new pup.

I have surveyed over 300 Boston Terrier puppies and here are the top five dog food brands these Bostons were eating.

5 Best Dog Foods For Boston Terrier Puppies (2021)

Let’s check it out…

Best Dog Foods For Boston Terrier Puppies

Recently I conducted a survey of 1,000 Boston Terriers asking their owners questions like what is their favorite dog treat, what dog bed do they use, what shampoo, what food, etc. 

The goal of the survey is to help new Boston Terrier parents determine what they should get for their pup. 

Out of the 1,000 Bostons, 304 of them were puppies. The age range of the 304 Bostons was zero to eleven months old. What was interesting the male-to-female ratio was evenly split. There were 150 females and 153 males.

What Type Of Food Do People Feed Their Boston Terrier Puppy?

In this survey, I first asked what type of food do you feed your Boston Terrier puppy. To no one’s surprise, the majority of parents fed their Boston kibble. The numbers were as follows.

Keep in mind the age of the Boston’s in this survey were lumped together from 0-11 months old. So younger Bostons could be on the canned food before transitioning to kibble.

Type Of Food Percentage Of Puppies In Survey
Kibble77.30%
Home-Cooked7.57%
Semi-Moist6.91%
Raw4.61%
Canned3.29%

*Not exactly 100% due to rounding.

Kibble 

Kibble dog food is simply ground-up food pressed in the shape of pellets. More about the top five brands below.

Home-Cooked

Home-cooked dog food refers to people literally cooking human food for their pets.

Semi-Moist

Semi-moist dog food has a large amount of liquid in the meal and this can be easier for puppies or older Bostons to chew and digest.

Raw

Raw refers to feeding your Boston Terrier, literally, raw meats and vegetables. 

Canned

Canned dog food is the very soft dog food that I have only seen puppies eat.

5 Best Dog Foods For Boston Terrier Puppies (2021)

Should I Consult My Veterinarian Before Switching My Boston Terrier Puppy’s Food?

Yes, you should consult your veterinarian before switching your Boston Terrier puppy’s food. It is always a good idea to talk to your vet about your dog’s nutrition. 

Your vet is going to have a better understanding of your dog and the unique food needs your Boston may have.

How To Transition Your Boston Terrier To A New Food?

You’re going to want to transition your Boston Terrier puppy to their new food slowly. Here is an outline of how to transition them to the new food. And remember if your Boston starts throwing up or having diarrhea because of the food transition you may want to get guidance from your vet.

Days Percentage
Days 1-225% New Food, 75% Old Food
Days 3-4 50% New Food, 50% Old Food
Day 5-675% New Food, 25% Old Food
Day 7100% New Food

Days 1 – 2: 25% New Food, 75% Old Food

For the first few days, you should feed mostly the old food with a small amount of the new food mixed in. 

By starting with just a small amount of the new food, this helps reduce the risk of stomach upset.

Days 3 – 4: 50% New Food, 50% Old Food

By days 3 and 4, you can start feeding half new food and half old food. 

At this point, your Boston’s intestinal tract should be able to handle an increase in the amount of new food that they receive.

Days 5 – 6: 75% New Food, 25% Old Food

You are almost there! On days 5 and 6, you can now feed mostly new food and phase out the old food. 

At this point, your Boston should mostly be adjusted to the new food.

Day 7: 100% New Food

On day 7, you can now feed entirely the new diet. 

Video Explaining How To Transition Your Dogs Food

In this video, I explain how to transition your Boston Terrier to a new food.

Video – How to transition your Boston’s dog food.

Top 5 Dog Foods For Boston Terrier Puppies (Chart)

Based on the survey of 304 Boston Terrier puppies here are the top five kibble dog food brands they liked.

5) Pedigree

In this survey, 4.26% of the puppies who were fed kibble ate Pedigree. Out of the people who were feeding their Boston’s Pedigree the food of choice was Pedigree Complete Nutrition.

4) Blue Buffalo

In this survey, 6.81% of the puppies were fed Blue Buffalo. Out of the people who were feeding their Boston’s Blue Buffalo the food of choice was Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Natural Puppy Small Breed.

3) Hill’s Science 

In this survey, 9.36% of the puppies were fed Hill’s Science Puppy.

2) Royal Canin

In this survey, 11.06% of the puppies were fed Royal Canin Puppy.

1) Purina

In this survey, 29.79% were being fed the Purina brand. Out of the people who were feeding their Boston puppy the Purina brand the food of choice was Purina Pro Plan Puppy.

Purina Pro Plan
Royal Canin
Hill's Science Puppy
Blue Buffalo Life Protection
Pedigree Complete Nutrition
#1 - 29.79% Boston Puppies Eat This
#2 - 11.06% Boston Puppies Eat This
#3 - 9.36% Boston Puppies Eat This
#4 - 6.81% Boston Puppies Eat This
#5 - 4.26% Boston Puppies Eat This
Purina Pro Plan High Protein Puppy Food Shredded Blend Chicken & Rice Formula - 34 lb. Bag
Royal Canin Small Puppy Dry Dog Food, 13 Pounds
Hill's Science Diet Dry Dog Food, Puppy, Small Bites, Chicken Meal & Barley Recipe, 4.5 lb. Bag
Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Natural Puppy Small Breed Dry Dog Food, Chicken and Oatmeal 6-lb
PEDIGREE Puppy Growth & Protection Dry Dog Food Chicken & Vegetable Flavor Dog Kibble, 3.5 Lb. Bag
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Includes omega-rich fish oil with DHA for brain and vision development.
Meets the high energy needs of small puppies during their short, intense growth period.
Natural DHA from fish oil works to support healthy brain and eye development and learning ability.
Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids for healthy skin and coat.
Complete and balanced nutrition has antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to help your puppy maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Live probiotics and antioxidants help support your pup’s digestive and immune systems.
Exclusive small kibble size designed for puppies with small jaws and picky appetites.
Made in the USA, this is a complete and balanced diet recommended for puppies up to 1 year of age.
Calcium, phosphorus and essential vitamins for strong bones and teeth and special "puppy-sized" kibble for smaller jaws that promote tartar removal.
Whole grains and a special fiber blend support healthy digestion with a delicious chicken flavor.
Purina Pro Plan
#1 - 29.79% Boston Puppies Eat This
Purina Pro Plan High Protein Puppy Food Shredded Blend Chicken & Rice Formula - 34 lb. Bag
Includes omega-rich fish oil with DHA for brain and vision development.
Live probiotics and antioxidants help support your pup’s digestive and immune systems.
Royal Canin
#2 - 11.06% Boston Puppies Eat This
Royal Canin Small Puppy Dry Dog Food, 13 Pounds
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Meets the high energy needs of small puppies during their short, intense growth period.
Exclusive small kibble size designed for puppies with small jaws and picky appetites.
Hill's Science Puppy
#3 - 9.36% Boston Puppies Eat This
Hill's Science Diet Dry Dog Food, Puppy, Small Bites, Chicken Meal & Barley Recipe, 4.5 lb. Bag
Natural DHA from fish oil works to support healthy brain and eye development and learning ability.
Made in the USA, this is a complete and balanced diet recommended for puppies up to 1 year of age.
Blue Buffalo Life Protection
#4 - 6.81% Boston Puppies Eat This
Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Natural Puppy Small Breed Dry Dog Food, Chicken and Oatmeal 6-lb
Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids for healthy skin and coat.
Calcium, phosphorus and essential vitamins for strong bones and teeth and special "puppy-sized" kibble for smaller jaws that promote tartar removal.
Pedigree Complete Nutrition
#5 - 4.26% Boston Puppies Eat This
PEDIGREE Puppy Growth & Protection Dry Dog Food Chicken & Vegetable Flavor Dog Kibble, 3.5 Lb. Bag
Complete and balanced nutrition has antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to help your puppy maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Whole grains and a special fiber blend support healthy digestion with a delicious chicken flavor.

Video Of Best Boston Terrier Puppy Food

Final Thoughts…

Choosing the right puppy food for your Boston Terrier puppy should not be hard. I think it is best to consult your veterinarian to see what they recommend then see if that food is one of these top five. If it is then get the food because you know your vet recommends it and other Boston Terrier puppies like it.

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Donnie Gardner

Donnie Gardner is the owner of the Boston Terrier Society. He has been raising Bella the Boston since 2010. He resides in Kansas with his wife, daughter, and Bella. His favorite activities are hanging out with family, traveling, running (but has bad knees), and reading non-fiction books.

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