Best Dog Food: What You Don't Know Can Harm Your Dog
Feeding the best dog food you can afford goes a long way towards insuring your dog’s health and it has added benefits to you such as fewer visits to the vet and your dog will enjoy a longer life. But, finding that ideal food sometimes takes a little research.
Labels can be misleading. Words such as “Premium,
Advanced, or Select,” can imply the food is superior to other brands. But these labels can be completely wrong as
we will show on the list of best dog foods below.
Many of the foods that hold these titles are given a score of F, which
if you ask any school student means: Failing.
In case you want to avoid the explanations, you can access the list of Best Dog Foods now. Otherwise, read on...
How we choose dog food
are encouraged to buy a particular brand by a pushy salesperson who may not
fully understand what she/he is trying to sell.
just get into a habit of buying the same food without even considering the
consequences until our small dog gets ill.
Perhaps your dog breeder suggested a food and you just stuck with it assuming she/he "knows best."
you had a store coupon and couldn’t resist the urge to save a little money.
Any of these sound familiar?
Well, we all have our moments, but choosing the best dog food should take some thought and deliberation on our part.
Dog food is
not designed to be a one size fits all choice.
Every dog is unique and may have special needs that require a specific
type of food due to allergies or health issues.
Dog come in
many sizes and shapes and their food intake differs accordingly. Dog food for a Great Dane should be different
from what you’d feed a Chihuahua.
and life stages all come into play when choosing a good diet. You
your human infant the same foods you enjoy as an adult. The same is
true of dogs.
Each life stage has particular dietary requirements.
Adults, puppies, seniors, pregnant dames and
nursing moms all have different needs and the choices you make for your
should reflect this.
There are so
many choices on the market today and new products are coming available
constantly. Older products are improved and some no longer
The list below is based on
the Dog food rating system written by Sarah Irick, a Great Dane owner, rescue worker, and engineer who wanted a way to evaluate dog foods so she could provide the best dog food for her pets. The list is not complete, but
gives you a good starting point. If your
dog food is not listed, you can evaluate it yourself using the Dog Food Rating System