We all love our dogs. They add so much love and joy to our lives. It is only right that we make sure they are healthy and fed the best dog food there is. However will all the different choices of styles, brands and sizes, how can you tell which dog food is best for your canine?
To start, understand there is no perfect food out there which is great for every dog. No single brand or mixture of dog food provides the brightest eyes, the shiniest coat, the most energy, and the best digestion. It’s a simple fact. Our dogs are individuals and different from every other dog. This means you can one dog a certain kind of dog food to one group of dogs and find they not only love it but they also seem healthier. Then, another group of dogs won’t experience the same positive benefits from the very same dog food. They can get upset stomachs from it, for example. Lucky for us, there are many different dog foods to choose from.
You want to be sure your pet’s food is correct for its stage of life. You don’t want to feed a puppy adult food since it won’t get nearly enough calories, protein, vitamins, and minerals it requires for appropriate growth. Likewise, you wouldn’t feed an adult dog puppy food. It is rich and calories causing the dog to become overweight. Older dogs usually need senior food which can be better digested. When it comes to nutrition, one size does not fit all.
What makes a high-quality dog food? The answer is ingredients. They are essential for a healthy diet. Some brands are made from inexpensive, low-quality ingredients which are difficult for the dog to digest, and consequently, don’t provide good nutrition. It is true that technically this dog food meets the necessary legal specifications for percentages of protein, fat, carbohydrates, etc., they contain lower energy values and lower-grade proteins. The important health-building nutrients your dog needs passes right through its system without being properly absorbed.
Try to do some research and compare different brands of dog food before settling on one. Pick out a well-formulated food and give the dog sufficient time to make the transition from its current food to the new one. An unexpected change in food can often lead to changes in the number and type of these helpful bacteria, and in turn making it difficult for food to be properly digested.