Finding The Right Dog Food For Your Pet

Pet food was once a very simple matter, most people simply fed pets the scraps from their tables. Today we know that feeding our dogs scraps is bed and can lead to health problems because the foods that humans eat are not always suitable for dogs.

Choosing the right dog food can be difficult and there is no one dog food that is suitable for every dog. Depending on the size, breed, and age of your dog the right dog food varies. Convenience might also enter into what you believe is the right kind of dog food for your pet.


Chemicals and preservatives are just as bad for dogs as they are for humans. The recent case of contaminated dog food that has led to pet deaths has scared a lot of owners. In some cases to the point of completely eliminating any commercial dog food in the home. While making your own dog food at home is certainly one way to control the food your dog eats, it is not always convenient or possible.

One way to eliminate preservatives from your pet's diet is to choose a holistic pet food that is chemical and additive free. There are a number of brands that offer good nutrition without chemicals or additives. Wellness dog food is one example of pet food that has all the goodness of nature without the nasty chemicals that can cause your dog to feel ill.

Dry Food Or Canned

Another choice you might want to make is if you will give your pet dry dog food or canned pet food. For some people it's a matter of economics. Dry food is often a lot cheaper and easier to store. This means fewer trips to the pet store and more money left in your wallet at the end of the day. While it may be more economical you have to be careful about the kind of dry food that you give your dogs.

Canned food has fewer preservatives and so may be the better choice. It does however pose a storage problem and can be a lot more expensive than dry dog food. Another factor might be your dog's preference! Some dogs will eat anything while others will only eat certain types of pet food. Experiment a little and be sure to transition your pet slowly into eating the new dog food that you choose. Try different flavors to see what suits your dog.