When it comes to choosing the best food for our dogs, we take a lot into consideration. If they have allergies, our choices are often much more limited. But for the average owner with the healthy dog, we’re always desperately trying to maintain optimal nutrition and health. Recently, we’ve been warned so often about all of the terrible ingredients we should avoid. Some are even known carcinogens. So what exactly is good for our dogs? When looking through the ingredient list, you’ve got to have an idea of what a good ingredient is. Need help? Check out our list here!
#1 – Meat Protein
Whole meats are the most important part of your dog’s diet. Dogs are omnivores, but the base of their diet is meat-based protein. You’ve been advised against meat meals and meat by-products, but whole meat is perfect. Anytime you see chicken, beef, pork, turkey, venison, or any other whole animal product in the ingredient list, you’re in the clear. This should be the first ingredient (or the first few ingredients if there is more than one protein source), meaning it’s the most prominent in the food and the basis of the diet.
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