Our 3 dogs have been a bit picky with their dry food lately. Since our Chinook can’t afford to lose any weight I figured I’d try adding some canned dog food to their dry. In the past I have made dog food out of leftovers, which they LOVE, but it is not always possible to do that. So I sent one of my daughters out to the store. On the way out the door, she asked what to look for (to avoid) on the label. I did a quick search and came up these brief guidelines.
The Bottom Line if you’re looking for a superior meat-based dog food remember these three powerful secrets to help you find what you’re looking for:
Avoid any dog food made with animal by-products
Avoid any dog food made with generic animal protein
Favor a dog food when high quality animal protein ranks near the top of the ingredients list
Whenever you come across a product that violates one (or more) of these important rules, do your dog a favor… and take a pass.
If you can, shop at your local Natural Pet supply store and ask questions. If you find the prices are high, talk to them to see if there are any special discounts available. I find the local stores are always open to working on the price in order to gain a regular client.
In this case my daughter was only able to go to the local grocery store. BUT, Good news! She came back with Newman’s Own Organic cans of Dog food.
Thank you Newman’s Own for a good wholesome product.
I would love to hear what you feed your pets.