Dog Food Adviser
- 1 Dog Food Adviser
- 1.1 Ingredients: What to Look For
- 1.2 What kind of food is right for your dog?
- 1.2.1 Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Natural Adult Dry Dog Food
- 1.2.2 Iams Proactive Health Minichunks Chicken Dry Dog Food
- 1.2.3 Taste of the Wild High Protein Real Meat Recipe Premium Dry Dog Food with Roasted Bison and Roasted Venison
- 1.2.4 Rachael Ray Nutrish Super Premium Dry Dog Food
- 1.2.5 Grain-Free Dry Dog Food by Hill’s Science Diet, Adult, Sensitive Stomach & Skin, Chicken & Potato Recipe, 24 lb Bag
- 1.3 Unsuitable feed: what to do?
- 1.4 Dry and wet dog food
Today they produce a huge amount of dog food. Therefore, it is doubly important to know which one will be the most useful and high-quality.
On the shelves of stores now you can find a variety of types of food for dogs. There are feeds for healthy animals of different age groups (up to a year, adults, elderly) and medicinal feeds, which are indicated, for example, for problems with digestion, renal failure, obesity, etc. You can find low protein dog food, hypoallergenic dog food, low protein dog food and even vegan dog food and organic dog food.
Ingredients: What to Look For
The label on the package should contain the name of the brand of food, the composition and information about which dogs this food is suitable for. The first place in the composition of the feed usually takes the product, which is most, followed by minor components.
First of all, dog food should contain meat. Useful food in which there are chicken, turkey, and beef. The most successful option is food, on the label of which, among the first few components, meat is indicated in the form of flour and boneless, since meat after drying loses up to 80% of its weight.
The most useful cereals used to make dog foods are brown rice and barley. White rice has fewer nutrients. Oats are useful, but in some dogs, they can cause indigestion. Beer rice is a waste of beer production. Corn is poorly digested and can cause allergies. Corn gluten is a waste containing less nutrients than corn.
In addition to cereals and meat, manufacturers add many other components to dog food. For example, for dog food, adding whole eggs rather than egg powder is preferable. It is very useful for dogs to eat food, which contains vegetables, fruits, berries, herbs, algae, yeast, glucosamine, chondroitin, probiotics, minerals, vitamins.
What kind of food is right for your dog?
Unfortunately, there is no ideal food suitable for all dogs without exception. However, you can select several criteria, focusing on which, you can try to find the very “ideal diet” for your pet.
It is important that the dog likes the food. If the dog does not like the food, apparently, it does not suit her and it is unlikely that the dog needs to be forced to eat it.
The absence of problems with the gastrointestinal tract in the dog is another argument for the specific product.
A good coat of a dog indicates that with food it receives all the necessary trace elements and vitamins.
Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Natural Adult Dry Dog Food
Lamb & Brown Rice Recipe
FOR ADULT DOGS
Well-known pet food manufacturer. Their feed includes high-quality meat, rich in protein.
High-quality lamb meat, wholesome whole grains, garden veggies and fruits plus a blend of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals keep your dog healthy, with strong muscles and shiny coat.
This food was created in collaboration with high professional holistic veterinarians.
Iams Proactive Health Minichunks Chicken Dry Dog Food
This dry food consists of real,farm-raised chicken, blend of fiber and probiotics and antioxidants. It helps maintain a healthy metabolism and a strong immune system.
Taste of the Wild High Protein Real Meat Recipe Premium Dry Dog Food with Roasted Bison and Roasted Venison
If your dog is a real predator, full of strength and energy, active and always ready to protect you, it may be worth pampering it with the meat of real wild animals.
Taste of the Wild dog food is made from made wit ROASTED BISON and VENISON REAL MEAT.
No Artificial Flavors Colors Preservatives No Grain Corn Wheat Filler Added.
High in proteins, vitamins and minerals, antioxidants for healthy skin and coat.
The feed also contains HIGHLY DIGESTIBLE with species-specific PROPRIETARY PROBIOTICS that survive and thrive in the GI tract.
Rachael Ray Nutrish Super Premium Dry Dog Food
Natural dog food with farm-raised beef, added vitamins & minerals, natural prebiotics for healthy digestion.
this feed does not contain artificial flavors or artificial preservatives.
No poultry by-product meal, filler, wheat, or wheat gluten ingredients
Grain-Free Dry Dog Food by Hill’s Science Diet, Adult, Sensitive Stomach & Skin, Chicken & Potato Recipe, 24 lb Bag
This adult dry dog food is a source of prebiotic fiber for a balanced gut microbiome in your grown dog. It contains vitamin E & Omega-6 fatty acids for healthy skin and coat. And is formulated to be highly digestible for optimal nutrient absorption & easier stool pick-up.
Unsuitable feed: what to do?
If your dog has chronic diarrhea / loose stools or vomiting, low body weight, the problem may be in the wrong food. It is better to change the food 2-3 times and observe whether the intensity of the symptoms changes.
If there is a clear dependence on the intensification/cessation of these symptoms, then this means that your dog has sensitive digestion. Therefore, it is necessary to carefully study the composition of a suitable/unsuitable feed in order to determine the allergenic component. Pay attention to sensitive stomach dog food.
When changing the diet, it is necessary not only to change the food company but to focus on the protein/carbohydrate composition. For example, if your dog ate chicken food, try changing it to lamb, fish, or buying grain-free food.
If digestion fails after several attempts to change the feed, it is necessary to visit a veterinarian, as the symptoms in question can be observed with other, much more serious problems, which cannot be detected without a special examination.
Dry and wet dog food
Dry and wet diets (canned foods) within the same brand often differ only in moisture content, while the components from which the feed is produced are almost identical. It all depends on your pet’s preferences. You can only feed the animal with dry or canned food, and also combine them. But you need to remember that when feeding dry food, the animal should consume enough fluid. If the dog drinks water per day at a rate of 40-60 ml/kg of weight, then feeding only with dry food is completely acceptable.
In conclusion, we recall that in choosing food for a dog, one must be guided by its personal characteristics. Food for your pet should be selected taking into account its individual characteristics: breed, size, age, lifestyle, existing diseases and special conditions (pregnancy and lactation). It is important to remember that a food that is ideal for a neighbor’s dog may not suit yours. Some manufacturers mark “for active dogs”, “for puppies” or “for older dogs”.