At Animush Raw Pet Food, we aim to offer high-quality pet food that will help your dog remain as healthy as possible. In our experience, most pet owners want to help their pets thrive, but are confused about how to tell good, high-quality pet food apart from unhealthy stuff. In this article, we will go over a few things to look for in order to identify quality dog food.
- Look at the Main Ingredients. One of the biggest differences between high- and low-quality dog food is the ingredients. High-quality food contains natural meat, vegetables, and even fruits, while lower-quality dog food uses things like meat byproducts and grains as fillers.
- Check for Harmful Ingredients. Another way to identify quality dog food is to check the ingredients list to make sure it doesn’t contain anything that would be harmful to your pets. If things like the artificial preservatives BHT, BHA, or sodium nitrate are included in a dog food, we recommend you avoid it, as these preservatives can be harmful to your pet’s health. We also encourage you to avoid any dog foods that contain artificial flavors, like corn syrup, or artificial colors, as they offer no nutritional benefits.
- Inspect for Allergens. A third way to ensure your dog food of choice is good for you pet is to make sure it doesn’t contain anything your dog is allergic to. Allergies are surprisingly common in dogs, with some of the most common being allergies to chicken, beef, lamb, soy, egg, corn, wheat, and dairy. If your dog has been diagnosed with such an allergy, make sure to avoid foods that contain the allergen.