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You want to feed your dog the best food you can - but what does "best" really mean? We give you some tips on how to choose the right food for your dog.
To read the complete How To Choose the Best Dog Food For Your Dog article, visit PetGuide.com.Picking the best dog food for your pup is no easy choice. There are so many different brands out there. How do you know which one will be the best for your dog.
Just like people, every dog is unique. Some foods work well for your dogs, while others won’t agree with her tummy. And because you’re in charge of keeping her healthy, it’s up to you to get all the information you can about what goes into her bowl. Let’s go over a few tips to keep in mind when choosing the best dog food for your dog.
1. Know your dog. This one’s easy! Is your dog a small or large breed? How old is she? Is she active or does she like to lounge around on the couch all day? These are criteria that will affect the food you give your dog. For example, smaller breeds will need smaller kibble, as they could choke on larger bits of food. Or perhaps your dog has health issues that you need to address. Allergies, such as wheat and gluten, mean that you need to watch your dog’s diet carefully.
2. Read the labels. You read the nutritional labels on your food before you buy it – you should do the same with your dog’s food. Look at the list of ingredients carefully, especially the first five. These first five should be a high-quality protein or meat. Stay away from foods that list ingredients such as corn, rice or wheat in the top five.