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).

pawTree Real Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe (All Ages/Stages)

Ollie Beef Recipe Human Grade Food

Pet Plate Beef Recipe Human Grade Food

Solid Gold Barking at the Moon with Beef, Eggs & Peas Grain-Free High-Protein Dry Dog Food

Nature’s Logic All-Natural Grain-Free Pork Feast Patties Raw Frozen Dog Food

Weruva Cirque De La Mer with Tuna & Veggies in Pumpkin Soup Grain-Free Canned Dog Food

Other Foods for a “Normal & Healthy Dog” that you can add into their Food Dish (in moderation & based on their liking of them) include:

  • Corn
  • Black Beans
  • Green Beans
  • Kidney Beans
  • Peas
  • Red Beans
  • Carrot
  • Cauliflower
  • Potato
  • Yam
  • Asparagus
  • Cabbage
  • Olive
  • Apricot
  • Apple
  • Date
  • Lemon
  • Pineapple
  • Plum
  • Pomegranate

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?