Let’s take a look at what to consider when choosing the best dry dog food and the best wet dog food on the market for small and large dogs.
But before we get to my favourite pastime let me tell you what I eat and why.s
Story: my eating habits and what I eat
I told you in one of my previous posts that when I arrived in Italy, I stopped eating for a week because I hated the food. I was used to the best veterinarian certified food in South Africa but the food was not available in Europe and I had to change the brand.
Tania and Gianni tried all different brands but the hair in my tail started falling out and I lost an amazing amount of weight as I would not eat any dry kibble. Tania and Gianni also spent an enormous amount of money on the various dog food brands, but I found the taste disgusting and I would not eat it.
I discovered that I hated salmon most of all, I only ate the rice and chicken Tania cooked for me but that particular week I also did not want to eat that.
I know what you’re thinking… He is a brat or what a fussy eater, but it is not true. I know what you’re thinking… He is a brat or what a fussy eater, but it is not true. When you live in a country where even the pigeons eat pizza, a man has to have his standards.
Then Tania found a brand that I liked, it was called Instincts and it had a dry and wet brand. I liked most of all the chicken but the beef was not bad either.
Hmm, and I like just the right mix. I will continue later writing my blog but now I’m going to see if there is anything left in the bowl after lunch, a light snack won’t do any harm. I have included links where you can also buy the brand that I choose to eat.
Types of Dog food brands
There are the Super-premium foods that cost the most, but they have the highest nutrition and digestibility, and they are also high in quality, and they taste better plus you don’t have so much cleaning up after your dog, especially the number twos. They are mainly found at Vets, speciality pet stores and of course online. This is the one I naturally recommend.
The Premium name brands you will find in grocery stores. They are not that expensive, but they have lesser quality than Super Premium Foods.
Store brand foods are the cheapest foods sold in grocery stores or discount outlets. Cheap ingredients result in less tasty food and lower digestibility.
6 Considerations to choose the best dog food brands
What's good about dry and wet food
Wet food is a way to give your dog a hydration boost, while dry food is excellent for keeping their teeth healthy. As wet and dry dog foods have many benefits, another option is to consider is to feed a mixture of both, to give your dog a well-balanced diet.
Dry dog food is generally what most owners favor as it is usually more convenient, but there are also many health benefits to dry food that do wonders for your dog. A big plus to feeding your dog a dry diet is that it helps their dental health and can help to avoid bad breath.
Dry foods are popular as it is easier to feed the dog, but for the dogs that are more particular in eating habits a wet diet will help and it will also give your dog a hydration boost. Wet food is also rich, meaty and the fussy dogs can also enjoy dinner with the family.
To feed your dog should be a joy, and there is no right or wrong. It’s important to make sure the pet food brand you choose provides your dog with the right amount of nutrients they need. As wet and dry diets have both their benefits, a combination diet could be the solution.
I have listed the top 5 best wet and dry dog food brands below, but also look out for the product reviews on the brands.
The top 5 best dry dog food brands
The top 5 best wet dog food brands
What should puppies eat and changing food brand
An eight-week-old puppy needs about twice as many calories per day compared to an adult dog. Puppies have very different nutritional needs than adult dogs, so make sure the label specifies it’s for puppies.
When you get your pet always ask what your dog is used to eating. A sudden change in diet can cause diarrhea. If you want to change diets, you can mix the new food with the old with the new in a half/half mix, and reduce the old and increase the new percentage.
I got a lovely comment on the website that asked me to provide more information on how children should interact with us as a new dog in the family, I mentioned in my article called all the best pet care.
So next time I will post information on that subject before we start with getting your new pet in a daily routine and putting it to sleep.