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So Many Dog Foods... Which Ones Are Best?

June 1, 2016

What is the best food to feed a dog? Everyone asks that question because most dog owners want to feed the very best to their furry friends. Good health begins with proper nutrition, regardless of price. The answer is tricky, because it is such an opinion based situation. It also depends of health issues and allergies. 


It sucks when you can't take manufacturer's declarations as fact. Such as "Complete and Balanced" I mean, it wouldn't be on there if that wording was not legally permitted on pet food labels right? Well, sadly, it isn't always true.


Some dogs end up with issues of dry, itchy,flakey skin or rashes and hotspots. Then we start looking at what we feed them. "Complete and Balanced" may not be so awesome after all. Some of these foods are corn based, meaning corn is the first ingredient on the list. Some are based with chicken or some other meat source -- lamb, beef. Grain based diets, don't really make sense for dogs.I mean they are carnivorous animals by nature! 


This won't be a shock but, just like humans do best when they eat real food, so does your dog. We know you love real ingredients and care about what treats you dog gets. Just think, most dogs eat the same thing everyday, sometimes twice a day. If you make it something awesome, they’ll enjoy eating and feel good too. That means a shinier coat, more energy and an increased lifespan! 


So, to name some of our favorite foods from our experience and some that have been reported to us as being phenomenal choices, here are some foods we feel could be great ones to choose from. 


Note: As always, consult with a veterinarian for the best food fit for your pup!




Taste Of The Wild



The Taste of the Wild product line includes seven dry dog foods, and they’re all pretty great. The food frequently tops the charts of many dog sites as on of the best foods to be rated.  It’s grain free, made with purified water, and suitable for pups of all ages.




EVO Turkey and Chicken Meal Formula


EVO Dog Food is grain-free and it’s fortified with minerals, easily digestible and high in protein content. It’s also low in carbohydrates, with a mix of ingredients that promote healthy skin and coats. Plus, it’s amino acids and essential minerals will keep dogs strong muscles and bones intact!


Blue Buffalo Life Protection Dry Adult Dog Food


BLUE Life Protection Formula is made with only the finest natural ingredients and features: Delicious, protein-rich, Deboned Lamb. Wholesome whole grains, garden veggies and fruit. NO chicken (or poultry) by-product meal, corn, wheat, soy, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.


Nutro High Protein Grain Free Dog Food 


Your active dog requires special nutrition. Nutro high protein-grain free adult salmon and chickpeas recipe is a low glycemic dog food recipe made with carbohydrates like chickpeas and split peas to provide a steady supply of energy throughout the day. Our dry dog food is produced entirely in our own U.S. Facilities, without artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.


 Simply Nourish Lamb & Pea Recipe


For adult dogs, feed Simply Nourish Dog Food either dry or moistened with water. Begin with the recommendations provided above and adjust to maintain body weight. Dogs may be fed once or twice a day. Provide your dog with a clean container of fresh water daily. Always consult your veterinarian with any health questions.



Authority Grain Free


Making sure your large breed dog gets the nutrients he needs is as easy as serving him Authority Chicken and Pea Formula Large Breed Grain Free Adult Dog Food. Count on this delicious dry food to keep your dog healthy and happy at meal time. Only at PetSmart.


So there ya have it, I am sure there are tons of others that would be fantastic choices, these are just the ones we have had great experiences with. If you would like to let us know of a brand that you love, let us know what it is, we'd love to try it out as well. Thank you for checking out our blog!