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Wondering What to Feed Your Best Friend?

Updated: Feb 15, 2018

All dry dog foods are not created equal. Understanding the ingredients listed on the bag can be confusing. So, what makes a dog food good?

We all know dogs love, and need, protein, right? Do you also know they need nutrients from fruits, vegetables and grains?

Yes, even grains. Grains have gotten a bad rep, maybe undeservedly. About 10% of dogs suffering from allergies have a food-based allergy. Most doggie allergens are airborne, not food-related. Of those allergies that are food-based, beef and dairy are the two most common causes. [1] So, what makes a dog food good?

When comparing labels, look for a dog food that has meat, vegetables, grains, and fruits. Better dog foods have higher quality versions of these ingredients, making it easier for your dog to digest and utilize nutrients. The Merck Veterinary Manual lists the recommended nutrients and amount based on dog's weight and age.

Some of today’s most popular dog foods have had an alarming number of recalls in recent years. So don’t confuse good dog food with good marketing. If you want to do your own research, Dog Food Advisor is a great resource for researching and choosing the best dry food for your best friend. They list brands that have earned four stars: https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-reviews/dry/4-star/Dog. A trusted veterinarian is always a good resource too.

[1] https://www.petmd.com/blogs/nutritionnuggets/jcoates/2011/coates/food_allergy_myths-11862

Additional resources: https://www.chagrinfallspetclinic.com/2017/09/14/pet-food-lead-alert-blue-buffalo-blue-wilderness-dog-food-class-action-law-suit/


Your best friend deserves a healthy treat too! Why not try Domino's Dominos? We guarantee your dog will like them or we'll buy them back.

This post is dedicated in honor of a beautiful Bulldog. Wendy, you were somebody special! You will not be forgotten <3

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