Puppy dry food is the easiest and most economical way to feed, making this option the most popular choice among owners. While it is perfectly fine that the bulk of your puppy’s nutrients come from quality dry food, there are several reasons why you should at least add one more type of food (Canned food, raw food or home-cooked) into her diet.
The popularity of a brand dictates where they are place in the pet store. As such, the more popular brands are always the more accessible ones, but popularity is not an indication of quality. Rarely so in-fact.
Good quality puppy dry food generally share a few things in common on their label.
Huge companies spend a lot of money on marketing and very little in terms of quality ingredients that goes into their dog food.
Going the other spectrum of small lesser known brands aren’t always the best choice either. In-fact more than 80% of dog food recalls in America are from these smaller companies.
One primary reason is while large corporations are mainly concern about getting their ingredients just right within a certain budget and legal confines for maximum profits, many small companies simply don’t have the financial ability to perform all the steps necessary to ensure the quality that goes into their products.
Your best bet? Quality mid-size companies. Taste of the wild, Natural Balance, Nature’s Domain, Orijen and Acana just to name a few quality choices of puppy dry food are great options to start with.
Companies and management change from time to time. As a company grows or decline, business strategy might change for better or worse. Learning to read the label and knowing what to look out for (as discuss earlier in this article) is the best way to ensure you only give the best to your little one.
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