The supermarkets and pet shops are lined with so many types of dog food that it’s like information overload. What brand is best? What type should I buy? Complete, mixer, wet, dry, organic? There are so many choices, it’s no wonder most people plump for one of two options: the cheapest or the most expensive.
Dry vs. wet
Dry dog food contains a lot less moisture – only around 10% compared to 75% in wet food – so you will need to ensure that your dog always has plenty of fresh water around. Feeding your dog complete biscuits is usually cheaper as you won’t need to feed as often as a dog on wet food.
Wet canned food is often good for dogs that suffer from bladder infections because of the high moisture content, but they are also higher in fat and protein.
It’s important to remember that your dog can get bored of its food, particularly if you always feed dry biscuits. Make their meal more interesting by mixing it up with a little meat. After all, how would you like it if you were fed the same thing every day?
Expensive dog food
Dog food can range from just £1 per kg to £10 per kg with many people thinking that the more expensive the dog food is, the better the quality.
Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case as some of these foods may not be a good match for your dog. That’s not to say that all dog food is the same, so you may as well opt for the own-brand stuff. The cheaper dog food is usually packed with ‘filler’ rather than quality meat so your dog may not end up with all the vitamins and minerals it should be getting.
If you don’t want to spend a fortune on your dog food but also want avoid the cheapest option, you could get your favourite brand for less with Pet Supermarket voucher codes.
Switching dog food
It’s not good for your dog to switch dog food regularly as their digestive system needs to adjust. If you are changing what they eat, serve a mix of the old and new food for a week or so. Start with a small portion of the new food, then up it to half and half, until at the end of the week they are eating 75% of the new food.