Choosing the right food for your dog (s) is by far the most important decision you make for him. It may take months to find the right type and brand of food to feed your dog (s). It’s a long-term process that is worth the extra effort to ensure a healthy future for your friends.
There are many types of foods that all have advantages and disadvantages. Before digging deeper, let us establish that when I mention the types of dog food I am referring to dry, wet (canned), raw and frozen food. Each of these types can then be divided into natural, organic, fresh and containing preservatives and additives.
Considered by many dog owners and breeders as the most complete type of food, it has the most benefits compared to other types of dog food. Dried dog food is available in different sizes and shapes and is easy to store. The most important benefits are: it helps to keep teeth and gums healthy, stools firm, lower cost per serving, improves the condition of the coat and skin and ensures proper muscle development and of the skeletal system.
Dog food or canned dog food may not be as popular as dried dog food because of its price and cost per serving. It is often used mixed with dried foods. Moist foods are rich in protein and moisture, which is good for hydration and the urinary tract. It is far more palatable than other types of foods for obvious reasons. The disadvantage is that its shelf life is short after opening and some dogs can gain weight when they are fed with it.
Fresh or raw
Raw food seems to be making a comeback with more and more dog owners and breeders advocating that dogs can not properly digest cereals. This is true to a certain extent since the dog’s digestive system was not designed to eat processed or cooked foods. Raw food is much more complicated than regular food with dry or canned foods and it is advisable to call a veterinarian.
Feeding your dog (s) is a process that changes with age as there are different types of foods for different stages of their lives. When they are puppies, you should feed them with smaller, softer puppy food formulated to promote growth. As adults, you should switch to adult foods, and as they grow older, you should consider feeding them earlier so they can live longer and healthier.