Start by evaluating your dog’s general health. Have they had many illnesses in their lifetime or perhaps they are overweight? Do they fight recurring health problems? By identifying any special needs your dog may have, you can begin to narrow down your food choices based on their individual health needs. For example, if you have a working dog such as a Border Collie, they require high amounts of protein because they are extremely active and need the protein to support their energy needs.
Consider any injuries your dog may have suffered including both current and past injuries. Often injuries such as a broken bone, can lead to arthritic pain and joint pain. If your dog has joint issues or hip dysplasia, they are going to need a food or supplement that can both improve the condition and alleviate the pain.
Your dog’s age also plays an important role in choosing a quality food. Foods that are specifically designed for different ages, contain different amounts of protein. kaneles It’s very important to know what level of protein your dog needs. Feeding the wrong food to a puppy for example, can cause them to grow at an unhealthy rate. The same with an older dog, if your dog is older, too much protein is harmful for them.
Many dogs suffer from allergies such as itching. Often these allergies are brought on by an ingredient in their food. Simply by switching to a dog food that has healthier ingredients will often clear up your dog’s allergy.
Last but certainly not least is your dog’s individual taste. What flavors or ingredients do they like or dislike? When you purchase a quality food, you will automatically gain flavor and improved taste because the ingredients are fresher and higher quality.
These are just one step in choosing a quality dog food for your precious pup. To help you get started, here are a few guidelines to follow when making your quality food choice.