Do you buy your dog food? Do you make it on your own? How did you make your choice?
There are so many resources out there to help give your dog the best nutrition he can get. It can be overwhelming. We have done some basic research to help you in your quest. We advise that you don’t make this decision without reading up a bit to know what foods are out there. Feed your dog the best dog food you can afford. It will save you money later. Do your research, speak to your vet, and be careful to not fall into the “pretty pictures equals good food” trap.
Be aware that most vets have their own brands that they exclusively sell as additional revenue. These brands are Royal Canine and Science Diet, and if the office is too fixated on selling only these brands it is probably not necessarily best for your dog.
Our Best Dog Nutrition Source
The Whole Dog Journal is our most valued resource on nutrition. They take no advertising, and they are approaching the subject for the health of your dog—not any one brand or solution. Go online to find them at Whole Dog Journal. This is a source you can trust.
If you are trying to find out if a specific food item is okay for your dog to eat, this article from the AKC gives you details about all kinds of specific foods and other things.
Do you have more than one dog?
If you have multiple dogs of different ages, here is a good site that helps you determine diets for all stages of a dog’s life.
For those who are really into this…
If you are more of a technical person, we found a couple articles just for you. Here is one that goes into detail about the vitamins and minerals needed in a dog’s diet. Here is a very detailed list of things that are toxic and non-toxic for your pet.
Dog Food Recipes
If you have decided that making your dog’s food at home is a good option, here are some great sites with recipes for you to check out:
Vitamins and Mineral Supplements
If you are simply looking to supplement your dog’s diet with some vitamins and minerals, here is a good place to read about those.