What goes in, comes out! Whatever you feed your pet will show up in their health; their coats, eyes, bones, organs, energy and of course…poop!
We owe it to the animals in our care to feed them a nutritionally balanced diet.
The Dog Food Advisor website listed above is fantastic. It scientifically evaluates the nutritional value of dozens of manufactured dog foods.
I was stunned to find the food we had been using was only rated with 3 out of 5 stars. It was an expensive, vet recommended feed that I had researched well before selecting it. It wasn’t that is was so bad, however, with new research from many recent studies, there are even better foods available.
I entered a search; “five star dog food” and came up with a long list to choose from. Some were freeze dried, some raw diet, some kibble, but all had five stars for their content. All were “human grade” ingredients, which elevated them immediately over most other feeds.
It is a matter of selecting the type of dog you have, the kind of activities your dog is doing, the particular nutrients they need and the price per pound of the feed.
Keep in mind that most of these more expensive brands require much less feeding because there are no filler items that do nothing for the dog’s nutritional needs or hunger.
The better the food, the more nutrients will be absorbed into the body, and the less the dog will eliminate.
Choose well. You will find that there will be fewer vet bills in the long run and your dog will feel great, which will make you happier and confident that you are being a responsible pet owner.
By the way; please remember that giving your dog "junk food" treats will completely go against the point of feeding your dog a healthy brand of dog food. Keep the treats healthy too.
Some treats will kill your dog, such as raisins...please familiarize yourself with a "DO NOT FEED YOUR DOG THESE ITEMS" guide and don't spoil your efforts with lack of information.