The 3 Different Types of Food for Dogs

Dog being carried by owner

Although dog food doesn’t come in as many flavours, colours, shapes, and sizes as human food, they still have a variety. Regardless of what you choose, the primary goal should be getting food that will meet the nutritional requirements of your furry friend.

When buying dog food online, you will notice that some brands have breed-specific food to address the particular needs of different dog breeds. There are some that serve as a general meal for dogs too, which can be for any breed.

The truth is there’s no one size fits all as far as dog food is concerned. That said, here are some types of dog food that you should consider.

Dry/Kibble

If you’re seeking an affordable and sustainable way of feeding your dog, dry food is the way to go. It doesn’t require refrigeration and it lasts for a long time. Additionally, dry foods maintain the well-being of your dog’s teeth since they’re crunchy and chewy, which prevents the accumulation of tartar.

Canned

The same with dry dog food, this lasts longer and doesn’t require refrigeration. With this type of food, however, you need to be careful with the protein content. Some have indigestible proteins, which will end up not giving any nutritional value to your dog. For them to get the most of this type, make sure that they’re labelled as 100% nutritionally acceptable.

Raw food

This diet consists of raw food, particularly meats. They’re best when mixed with bones and other organs. The bones are a perfect source of phosphorous and calcium for your dog. This is ideal for them since they have strong stomach acids and short intestinal tracts, which helps in their digestion. Before transitioning to make your puppy eat raw food, however, it’s better to talk to a veterinary officer first.

After doing everything to ensure that your food is nutritionally acceptable, examine your dog after they’ve eaten the food for at least a month. You should see a shiny coat, bright eyes, an acceptable weight level, and a good level of energy.