I get asked pretty often about which dog foods are best, so I thought I would do a handful of posts to share which ones I suggest!
This first blog post for my “Food Series” will focus on normal, healthy dogs. To get a specific food recommendation for your pet, please fill out THIS pet profile and I will email you my suggestion.
The majority of us do not have time to prepare raw or home-cooked meals for our pets. And that is okay! It is okay if you feed raw. It is okay if you prepare home-cooked meals. And it is okay if you feed raw. It is okay if you prepare home-cooked meals. And it is okay if you feed kibble!
The focus of this blog post is on Kibble & other prepared food. We can save the raw or home-cooked blog topic for a later day.
Generally speaking, I have a handful of things that I look at when I look at a Kibble and Prepared Food manufacturer & the ingredients they chose to put into a food.
- Real meat, poultry, or fish is the first ingredient
- No by-products
- No corn, wheat, or soy
- No added sugars or sweeteners
- No artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives
- Contains fruit & veggies
- Contains Taurine
- Contains probiotics
- Made in the USA
So, what is a “Normal, Healthy Dog?”
It’s pretty simple actually!
- Pink Tongue with normal amounts of saliva
- Clear, Focused Eyes
- No outward Health Problems
- Clear Skin & Hair Coat
The proteins I recommend to my clients for dogs that are “Normal & Healthy” include Beef, Pork, Salmon and Tuna.
Here are the foods that, after a lot of research, are based in those proteins and I would suggest feeding (in order of my preference).
Other Foods for a “Normal & Healthy Dog” that you can add into their Food Dish (in moderation & based on their liking of them) include:
- Black Beans
- Green Beans
- Kidney Beans
- Red Beans
I look forward to hearing from you on this topic!
- Would you consider your dog to be “normal & healthy?”
- Have you tried any of these food recipes?