A world without dogs doesn’t sound like very much fun. Luckily, this isn’t the apocalypse, and we DO have dogs, so no worries there. But we still need to do everything we can to keep every dog on this planet as long as possible. The best way to do that is through nutrition. Unless you’ve been living under a proverbial rock your entire life, you probably know that dogs like to eat. Like, a lot. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that everything they eat is…healthy. We, as their owners, have the power to ensure they’re eating a balanced, nourishing meal every day. Let’s look at some of the best types of food to help ensure our puppers live a long, healthy, and fulfilling life.
Best Wet Dog Food
In order for your dog to receive the proper amount of protein, you’re going to have to feed him/her wet food at least twice a day. Preferably, one three-oz can split into two separate meals. A great option for your beloved pooch is the Purina Pro Plan SAVOR Adult Canned Wet Dog Food. It’s made with high-quality ingredients that include 23 essential vitamins and nutrients, in addition to some as Omega-6 fatty acids that will help keep your dog’s skin and coat healthy. You can get it in a variety of flavors, too, such as beef and lamb, chicken and rice, and turkey, peas, and brown rice. It comes in two different sizes—12 three-oz cans or if you prefer to buy in bulk, 24 5.5 oz cans.
Best Dry Dog Food
On the other hand, if you don’t want to feed your dog two servings of wet food a day, you should look into some healthy dry food alternatives for at least one of their meals. Acclaimed chef Rachel Ray makes a great dry food for dogs that is regarded as one of the best on the market—Rachael Ray Nutrish Super Premium Food for Dogs. The two main flavor choices are real chicken and veggies or turkey, brown rice, and venison, with options for both large and small dogs. All of the poultry is farm-raised, and it contains none of the filler, wheat, or wheat gluten ingredients that you so often see in lesser-brands. Additionally, each blend comes with prebiotics to help support healthy digestion in your pet — something your dog would certainly thank you for if it could.
Best Dog Food for Puppies
For those whose dog is still just a pup, Blue Buffalo Wilderness High Protein Grain Free, Natural Puppy Dry Dog Food is a great option. Made with all-natural chicken, this grain-free blend with help your puppy grow big and strong. There are also no filler ingredients like corn, wheat, or soy, and it includes DHA and ARA — two fatty acids typically found in mother’s milk. To top it all off, this blend of dry food contains an exclusive blend of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals selected by holistic veterinarians and professional animal nutritionists to ensure your dog is happy and healthy. That’s all that really matters, right?