As a pet parent, you want to make sure that you provide the best dog food to your beloved companion. The best type of food supports a dog’s health by having the right nutrition and not containing harmful ingredients.
Let’s talk about what you should feed your dogs. Should you give your pup wet food or dry food? Both wet food and dry food can be healthy for your dog and have associated benefits:
Since both wet and dry dog foods have their advantages, many pet owners find that mixing wet and dry food provides the best of both worlds. Unless your dog has very specific dietary requirements, you may consider this option. Combining wet and dry foods will allow your dog the flavor benefits of wet food, while you can keep some of the financial and logistical ease of kibble. Sometimes the pet will have a preference of their own which may also influence your decision to choose a particular type of dog food.
Whichever path you choose, two key things to consider are the ingredients and the approach in introducing new foods to your dog. It is advised not to change their food too often or too quickly. That could cause digestive irritation. Below are some ingredients you should avoid giving to your dog. Typically these ingredients are listed on the food label.
At YoPets, we want you to be informed when it comes to the health of your pet. Every dog is different. If you are really unsure what to feed your dog or have any feeding concerns, it would be best to book an appointment with your vet to seek advice. For more information on other aspects of pet safety, please read our blog on Springtime Safety Tips for Dogs