Ask A Vet: Which dog food is healthy?

Ask A Vet: Which dog food is healthy?

Dogs are the best presents in the world. They provide humans with emotional support and unconditional love, which dog parents may be extremely thankful for during stressful times, not unlike we are living through right now. Your pups are always prepared to greet you with wagging tails and licks and kisses to your hands and face, even if you've only stepped out to get the mail

So it's reasonable that you would want to give your pup only the best dry dog food there is. Feeding your dog a nutrition-filled diet is just one of the ways to show how much you care for them, in addition to getting them a comfortable dog bed, various toys to play with, and the usual dog treats. To put it simply, dogs deserve the best and to eat well.

But decoding the nutrition labels to find the healthiest dog food can be challenging. Well, let's be honest, it's downright impossible unless you graduated from veterinary school. 

You should always consult your dog's veterinarian to find the healthiest dog food for your pup's particular needs, but if you require a place to start, the following are some excellent options.

For Healthy Adult Dogs:

Purina Pro Plan Adult Shredded Blend:

This dry dog food has real chicken as the primary ingredient. It contains about 26% protein which is the perfect protein-to-fat ratio to keep your dog in a fit shape.

It also has added prebiotics and probiotics to help support your dog's immune and digestive health and vitamin A and fatty acids to improve your pup's fur coat. Unlike the other dog foods that mostly contain kibble, the Purina Pro Plan combines dry food with soft, shredded pieces that keep your doggo interested and pleased without the need for mixing anything extra on your part.

For Puppies:

Hill's Science Diet Puppy Healthy Development Small Bites Dry Dog Food:

This dog food has been formulated to support eye, skeletal, brain development and a healthy immune system. It has everything your growing puppy needs. It's made with whole ingredients like barley and chicken and is enhanced with vitamin C and E, DHA, and antioxidants to support learning ability and developing organs.

In addition to this, the kibble is tinier than usual and super easy to digest than any other dog food. So if you have a pup who gets a little over-excited during meal times, this dog food will be easier for its digestive system to handle.

For Senior Dogs:

American Journey Active Life Senior Dry Dog Food:

Senior dogs tend to spend more time in their doggy beds than younger pups, which makes proper nutrition even more necessary. This dog food has everything your aging canine companion needs. It combines real chicken with ingredients rich with antioxidants, such as marine algae, sweet potatoes, and blueberries, to help with healthy aging. It also has a couple of specially-selected nutrients, like chondroitin and glucosamine for mobility and joint health, omega fatty acids for healthy coat and skin, and vitamin A for healthy vision.


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