6 Considerations when looking at the best dry dog food brands ? What does Puccini eat?

6 Considerations when looking at the best dry dog food brands ? What does Puccini eat?

Hello, Guardians

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

  • 1) The for 1st thing is to ask your vet to suggest a quality dog food
  • 2) It all depends on the breed, the age and the activity of your dog.some active dogs need more calories than others, some foods are developed for specific breeds and older dogs need lesser calories. But they categorize the foods into large and small dogs, it’s the kibble size that makes the difference
  • 3) Read the packaging lookout for the protein percentages, water and additives content
  • 4) Take note of the ingredients especially meat content, vegetables, and grains
  • 5) Is your dog grain-free, if they have allergies they should be a dog with allergies should get a vegetarian diet Excessive licking of the paws, scratching, vomiting, or diarrhea can be signs of allergies, and a vet will help you find the answer
  • 6) Do your homework on your brand of choice. When trying to decide what to choose for your dog, you should firstly, find a pet food that gives them excellent nutrition to fulfil their health needs, but it should also be something they find appetizing

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 wet dog food brands

  • (1) Hills Wet Dog Food
  • (2) Merrick Classic Canned Dog Food.
  • (3) Halo Wet Dog Food
  • (4) Weruva Wet Dog Food
  • (5) Wellness Stews Canned Dog Food.

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.

Next up

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.

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Alejandra

    Hi Puccini

    Thanks for sharing a great article to help me to know what is the best dry dog food and why is important to know about it.

    I love my best friend and I’ll do everything for him and I know how important is food for its health

    My best friend is not the first dog I have, but it’s a picky one, and I’ve been getting for him a good selections of different dry food, and you might know the story, he tries it, eat it for one or two days, and then he just stares at the dish and then look at me like saying, – this food again?

    As I was looking for some information on the internet to know more about what is the best food to give a picky dog, I’m glad I found your article.

    I will check if the dog food you recommend in your article is available in Canada and I will get it for him, another good idea I got from your article is getting some wet food for him. I already had a talk with him, and it looks he agrees to give it a try!

     

    1. Puccini Quaranta

      Hello Alejandra

      Thank you for your comments. It is wonderful to see that my brothers and sisters have wonderful guardians such as yourself. It warms my heart to hear that I am not the only dog whose guardian talks to him. Keep it up he understands what you want and you will understand what he wants. I’m sure the fundamental ingredient here is love!

      Keep your tail wagging

      Love Puccini

  2. Shanta Rahman

    First of all thank you so much for sharing such an excellent article with us .I have a dog and I always look for the best dry foods and good brand foods for him .When choosing the best dry dog food I consider many things in mind .I see premium name brands at the grocery store and they are not that expensive .And my favorite brand is Hills Wet Dog Food .Dry foods are great for keeping teeth healthy. Dry foods are popular as an easy to feed dog .A wet diet will help, and it will help your dog grow hydrated and wet foods also help to enjoy a rich, meaty, and upbeat puppy dinner with family. And I think a combination of two foods, wet and dry, is very much needed for a dog .

    Finally, I hope that reading your article will help everyone. And will gain an excellent knowledge of their dog food and will certainly share with you their new experience.

  3. Paolo

    Ciao, ciao Tania & Puccini! Up to this point I have been solely relying on dry food to feed Sparkie. But reading your post, I’ve been encouraged to try this combination you mentioned: dry and wet foods.

    I know that when we move, finding a brand that our pets like may be quite challenging. I also had a similar experience.

    1. Puccini Quaranta

      Ciao Paolo

      Grazie! 

      Thanks for your comments. I hope you find the brand that Sparkie likes. It took some tries before I found the ones I liked.

      ci vediamo dopo

      arrivederci

      Puccini

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