With all of the many varieties of dog food out there it can be difficult to know which type will work best for your dog.
With this in mind here is a basic run-down of the types of dog food that are available to you and how they differ. You will usually find that each type of dog food is available in a variety of flavours to suit your dog’s individual tastes.
Adult dog food – to support the needs of an energetic dog, adult dog foods need to contain a variety of ingredients. However the quantities of ingredients may differ between types of dogs. Large breed dogs will require larger, more protein rich quantities compared to smaller breeds of dog.
Puppy dog food – high protein is an absolute essential to busy growing puppies, making the choice of food for them all the more important. Puppy dog food should contains ingredients which are specifically designed for the demands of a growing puppy.
Fussy eater dog food – for dogs that have sensitive stomachs, dog foods such as the Barking Heads Fusspot salmon and potato adult dog food include ingredients that support a dog’s natural digestion.
Senior dog food – as dogs get older what they need from a dog food can change. For example, the Orijen Senior Dog Food includes a greater ratio of fruits and vegetables, as well as lacking grains to make digestion easier and including Omega 3 and Omega 6 to aid joints and brain function.
Grade A meat dog food – a high protein diet is essential to a dogs nutrition, but grade A meat dog food means that it complies to the strict requirements of being suitable for human consumption.
Light dog food – this variety of dog food is specifically designed for pets require a controlled diet due to being overweight. Usually light dog food will have a low carbohydrate ratio, allowing your dog to get all of the nutrition they need, while steadily shedding the excess weight.
Posted by Sam Bainbridge