Let’s take a look into the world of dog food. When choosing a diet for your pet remember to get food with a purpose. A well balanced, science tested and trusted food that will help your pet live their healthiest life. These days there are SO many different brands of food out there and the search can be overwhelming. Sometimes we pay more for the pretty pictures on the bag other than the quality of food. First talk to your veterinarian about which diets they recommend. They can point you in the right direction and narrow down or weed out some of the unnecessary stress when choosing a new food.
Dog food has greatly evolved, many companies now have many different formulas of food catering to your pets specific needs. There are foods with specific types of proteins for our food allergy dogs, added pre and probiotics for added fiber and GI health , grain free blends, natural blends, joint health, mental health, sport blends, and many more. The list goes on and on.
Well studied brands we recommend for our patients are:
Hills Science Diet and Purina Pro Plan: Both have an array of formulas that allow you to feed with purpose. These are products we trust, they are backed by science and we know they work. We sell Prescription Hill’s Science Diet in clinic although you can find non-prescription formulas at PetSmart or online same with Purina Pro Plan.
Moral of the story talk to your vet, shop smart. Feed food with a purpose. Good in, good out! We want you to get the most for your money and we want you to find a food that keeps your pet healthy and happy.