Helpful Advice for Finding the Best Dog Food
In our effort to highlight information that could be beneficial to you and your dog(s), we are sharing research on dog food formulas conducted at Reviews.com. They spent 1400+ hours compiling information, conducting interviews with dog owners and professionals, and analyzed dog food formulas leading to their list of favorites. The link toward the end will take you to the full report and is worth reading.
Safety has always been a the primary concern for dog owners. Since the 2007 recalls on Chinese-sourced dog food, owners started taking a closer look at the ingredients. Unfortunately just verifying that ingredients are "safe" does not mean they are optimal or even healthy for your best friend. For example, “meat meal” and filler grains can lead to allergic reactions, digestive issues, and inflammatory bowel disease in our pups. In an effort to help dog owners make informed purchasing decisions, the team at Reviews.com investigated which dog food formulas are actually healthy and safe.
The team spoke to experts and scoured studies in order to first differentiate between “good” and “bad” ingredients.
Here’s what they ended up looking for:
And what they avoided:
The researchers eventually narrowed down a list of dog food formulas from 2,223 to 134. You can check out their full review here, but you can also use the basic guidelines above to evaluate any dog food formula around you!