How to Choose The Best Type of Dog Food
by Diane Burket
What do you feed your dog?
Is it nutritious and appropriate for your dog?
Is your dog healthy and have a shiny coat….or dry skin and sore joints?
Here’s a non-biased dog food rating with “1” being the best food and “13” being the worst:
- Balanced raw homemade diet
- Commercially available raw food (nutritionally complete)
- Cooked balanced homemade food
- Human grade canned food
- Human grade dry food
- Super premium canned food
- Super premium dry food
- Veterinarian recommended canned food
- Veterinarian recommended dry food
- Grocery store canned food
- Grocery store dry food
- Semi-moist pouch food
- Unbalanced homemade food
Table scraps do not provide a balanced diet and will eventually lead to disease and unhealthy conditions.
So….what to do?
How can you feed your dog a healthy diet?
(This may not apply if your dog has a disease or other condition)
- High Protein
- High Moisture
- Low Starch (low grain)
- Read the ingredients on the label. If the 1st or 2nd ingredient is corn—it’s crap
- A specific meat, like chicken, lamb, beef (not by-products) needs to be 1st and 2nd on the label (besides water)
- Whole vegetables and fruits
- No rendered products (road kill, euthanized animals, beaks, manure, etc.)
Good food makes the difference between surviving and thriving.
Be sure to check out my article, “Best and Worst Dry Dog Foods“.
For a great video about making informed decisions about your pet’s foods,
check out Dr. Karen Becker.http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/choosing-dog-food/karen-becker-choose-dog-food-1/