Jun 04 , 2020
If you’re anything like me (i.e., a really crazy dog lady) you might have endless hours, days, or months under your belt spent searching for the “perfect” dog food. It seems impossible — trying to find quality food that is genuinely good to put in your dog’s stomach and remains in your budget is often the point where pet owners start to get frustrated.
Believe me, I know the struggle. A good dog food should cause no upsets in the digestive system, give your pup plenty of energy, keep his coat shiny and smooth, and his eyes bright and clear. This is no small feat, of course, but these steps just might give you a better handle on a complicated task.
Step 1: Consider your dog’s age, activity, breed, and reproductive status.
Your dog’s physical characteristics, behavior, and overall health are enormously important when choosing appropriate dog food. Puppies and lactating mothers require more calories per day, while senior pets require fewer. Similarly, highly active breeds require more calories than couch potato breeds–the type and amount of food fed correctly will help your dog avoid health issues as a result of obesity.