Top 4 Things to Know About Dog Food
Dogs, and pets, in general, are highly affected by the food they consume. Much like their humans, dogs can have digestive issues if they consume the wrong type of food, so clearly we want to search and find the best possible food for our lovely beasts.
We made a short list of the top 4 things to know about dog food:
- Not just meat: Dogs are not strict carnivores like their arch-enemy, cats. Hence why often you’ll see the word “formula” written on the packaging. The goal is to find the highest quality ingredients – such as vegetables, fruits and grains which can have a positive impact on your dog’s health.
- Stage: The nutritional needs of a puppy are quite different than those of an older, more mature dog. So it’s important to buy food that best corresponds to the stage of your animal’s development.
- Organic, grain-free, etc…: There is a lot of misinformation on the web related to food overall, and pet food is certainly no exception! Some dogs will be diagnosed with an allergy to grains so you’ll want to watch out for that, but overall, we recommend treating your dog food exactly the same way you treat the food you buy for yourself: the higher the quality, the better.
- Price: The internet is a cornucopia of deals and discounts, including some for dog food. Brands such as Nutrish and Royal Canning are often promoting their products on the web. Be sure to do your research before you make a purchase!