How to Choose The Best Type of Dog Food

Raw Dog Food: Make It Easy for You and Your Dog  

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:

    Taste of the Wild Dry Dog Food, Hi Prairie Canine Formula with Roasted Bison & Venison, 30-Pound Bag
  1. Balanced raw homemade diet
  2. Commercially available raw food   (nutritionally complete)
  3. Cooked balanced homemade food
  4. Human grade canned food
  5. Human grade dry food
  6. Super premium canned food
  7. Super premium dry food
  8. Veterinarian recommended canned food
  9. Veterinarian recommended dry food
  10. Grocery store canned food
  11. Grocery store dry food
  12. Semi-moist pouch food
  13. Unbalanced homemade food
These foods can make a difference between surviving and thriving.  
If you think your dog can thrive on table scraps, you’re wrong.
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)

* Your dog needs species appropriate foods and lots of variety.  What does that mean?
  • High Protein
  • High Moisture
  • Low Starch (low grain)

  1. Read the ingredients on the label.  If the 1st or 2nd ingredient is corn—it’s crap
  2. A specific meat, like chicken, lamb, beef (not by-products) needs to be 1st and 2nd on the label (besides water)
  3. Whole vegetables and fruits
  4. 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.


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