You love your dog and want it to lead a happy, healthy, long life by your side. To achieve this, start by giving your dog meals packed with the nutrients it needs to develop, function and thrive. Packaging labels are difficult to decipher if you're not an expert, but luckily, we are. Here are the top five science diet dog foods.
This dog food comes in pellet form, packaged in two sizes. It is suitable for all dog breeds, ages one and up.
This chicken-flavoured dog food contains up to 85 per cent animal protein, including real chicken and turkey. It has a blend of antioxidants, vitamin E and minerals and excludes wheat, artificial flavours and colours, fillers, and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). This tailored combination of ingredients supports the “seven signs of healthy vitality”: muscles, joints, skin and coat, heart, immune system, digestion and teeth.
This dog food is for medium-sized breeds, with pellets that are 1.4 centimetres. It is suitable for adult dogs aged one to six years.
This dog food combines high-quality proteins, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and balanced sodium and phosphorus levels to improve immunity, vital organs and lean muscles. It boasts a tasty chicken flavour with no artificial preservatives or synthetic colours. Because of easy-to-digest ingredients that promote optimal absorption, your dog receives more nutrients. It comes in resealable packaging.
This kibble has a bland taste. The Veterinary Diets dog food line caters to a comprehensive range of health and dietary concerns.
This single hydrolysed protein dog food with purified carbohydrate sources is outstanding for dogs with food allergies. It has omega-3 fatty acids that boost natural anti-inflammatory processes and contain high levels of zinc, omega-6 and vitamin A. The ingredients facilitate easy digestion and nutrient absorption. This clinical diet food is suitable for puppies and adults of all breeds.
For maximum freshness, store this food in an airtight container unless consumed in under four weeks. It is appropriate for puppies of all breeds.
Nutritious, natural ingredients are the cornerstone of this food. Lamb is the primary protein source, and brown and white rice provides the energy for growing puppies. It also comes in a delicious turkey option. This food contains prebiotics for a healthy gut and natural antioxidants for a robust immune system. It has no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives.
It is naturally hypoallergenic, without dairy, soy, gluten, corn and preservatives. This food is best for medium to large dog breeds.
This low-carb dog food has no grain fillers and 30 percent less fat than the original option. It boasts fresh turkey as its main ingredient, making it high in protein. It contains prebiotic fibre and probiotics that improve digestion. Your dog’s joints and hips will experience improved function with chondroitin sulphate, regulated sodium levels, and glucosamine. This food supports the ideal weight for sterilised dogs.
There are as many dog foods as breeds and sizes, so finding the right food can be challenging. Here's a list of factors to consider before making your choice.
A: How often you feed your dog mainly depends on its stage in life. Puppies need to eat more frequently than adults. At least four meals a day for puppies under three months old, while three meals are sufficient for those between three and five months. Adult dogs eat once a day but twice is ideal, at 12-hour intervals. Longer than 12 hours will make your dog’s stomach hyper acidic and result in nausea. Establishing a mealtime routine is beneficial to your dog's health and your schedule. It is an excellent idea to sync your dog's meal times with yours to prevent your furry companion from begging for food off your plate. Some dogs do not consume their food all at once but graze throughout the day. Measure the daily amount of food and offer the bowl at set feeding times.
A: Keep dog food in a cool, dry place. You can store canned food in a cupboard or kitchen pantry, as long as you don't mistake it for human food. Properly reseal dry, bagged food and keep it off the ground, so rodents and your dog cannot access it. Better yet, place the food bag in an airtight storage container. It will maintain the food's freshness and nutritional value and ensure that no pests infiltrate the bag. As a bonus, you won't have to wrestle with a bulky bag daily.