When it comes to feeding your dog, it can be a difficult decision to make to choose what to feed them both for daily dog food and for treats. The pet food market is saturated with different brands promising different benefits for your four-legged friend. With so many brands available, you may be unsure of which is best for your pet.
Each pet store could also have a brand that they are affiliated with, which may impact their displays of pet food and which brands they recommend to customers. We have gathered information below regarding how you can choose your pet food and which factors may influence your decision.
This should always be a major contributing factor when choosing the food you will be feeding your pet. Your vet will be able to give you advice regarding the content of the food you should be buying and the frequency and volume of food consumption based on the weight and age of your dog.
We have found, though, that some vets will be affiliated or have a preference for a certain brand of food which could mean you are given a specific brand name. If this is the case and you would like to shop around for the food you are going to buy, you should always ask your vet for the composition that would be best.
You can then search yourself for a food that includes the same nutritional percentages as the vet is recommending.
It would be wrong not to acknowledge that for a lot of pet owners, the price will be a large part of the decision when choosing a pet food. Some brands are very expensive, and while we all want to do the best for our pets, that cannot be at the expense of other essential items for the household.
When choosing a pet food, it is always best to look online for the brand you want to buy before choosing it in a store. Some websites will sell for a lower price with a recurring delivery or for a larger bag of food at a wholesale price.
Always ensure that you check the reviews of any website you choose to check that other customers have received the branded dog food.
This will again be a large part of the decision when choosing a dog food brand. You should always ensure that the food you want to give to your dog is something that is readily available or a brand that you can get online either easily or on a recurring delivery. If you think the brand will be difficult to source, you may wish to choose something else.
When deciding which treats to give to your dog, you should always look at the ingredients on the packaging to ensure that the nutritional content is correct. If choosing to give your pet human food as a treat, you should always check that it is safe and non-toxic before giving it to your dog.