Your Guide to Buying an Dog Foods Eric Hewitt

How should you choose dog food?

Are you absolutely in love with your little canine and want to get the best dog food for him? Well, we all want to do that, but with the overwhelming choices available to us, picking the most appropriate and healthy food for your dog may seem to be a Herculean task. There is a difference between dog foods of different brands. The expensive ones do not have fillers, which means your dog will eat less--that usually covers the extra cost. However, in order to help you choose the right dog food for your pet, we have made, after going through thousands of dog food reviews, a list of things that you should consider.

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What should you consider before buying dog food?

While it is a good idea to make your dog’s food yourself, it might not be practical on a daily basis, as we all have time constraints. So when buying dog food, here is what you should consider, in light of the opinions of veterinarians and canine nutritional experts:

  • Decide between dry, canned, or raw food: The dry dog food is the least expensive and also easy to store, but it is important to supplement it with canned or raw (homemade) food. Canned food is higher in meat, lower in carbohydrates, and contains fewer preservatives.

  • Identify the life stage of the dog: Dogs fall into two life stages – puppies and adult dogs. As per the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO), puppies should get more calories and proteins. Dog food with labels – ‘large breed’ or ‘senior’ are more appropriate for the adult dogs.

  • Observe your dog when you try something new: Not all dogs require a lot of proteins. When you try any new food, check your dog’s behavior and general health. Changes in coat, skin, or stool consistency should be things which you should observe closely.

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