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Dog Food Deals and Buying Guide [Updating]

By DAWN CARTER
posted Jul 14, 2020

A dog happily wagging its tail is a heart-melting experience to dog-owners, and they’d do anything to keep it going. Well, feeding your dog the right diet is a sure way to achieve this. But when it comes to picking a dog food, which type is the best choice: dry, canned or others? Let’s take a closer look at each variety.


Type of Dog Foods

Dry Dog Food

Dry dog food usually consists of bagged kibble that contains 3-11% water. It makes up the vast majority of pet foods.

Dry food is both convenient and typically inexpensive, with over $8 billion worth being sold in 2010 – a 50% increase over just seven years earlier.

Pros

Cons

Wet Dog Food

Wet dog food is a fan favorite among the three forms. Top rated canned dog food has a strong and inviting aroma with a human food like texture. Even the pickiest pooches find satisfying. Wet dog food comes in a variety of flavors, which means that is a delicious, nutritious option for your puppies.

Pros

Cons

Semi-moist Dog Food

According to Wikipedia, semi-moist dog food contains about 20-45% water by weight. It's more expensive per energy calorie than dry food. The extra sugar and salt make semi-moist food is not appropriate for every dog.


Beside 3 forms of dog foods, there are alternatives:

Dog Food Toppers

Dog food toppers are designed to make regular dog food taste better, improve its overall value and palatability and can provide a nutritional boost, such as kibble.

Wet toppers include gravies, sauces and broths, while dry food toppers are formulated as powders or can come in freeze-dried, air-dried or dehydrated form.

Dehydrated/Freeze-Dried Dog Food

Dehydration involves a slow, gentle process of using warm air to remove water or moisture from raw ingredients to preserve them. Since it's lighter, more nutrient dense than frozen raw, and does not require refrigeration, it's ideal for camping or travelling.


Buying Guide

When buying dog foods, ask yourslef:

1. What life stage of your dog?

Nutritional guidelines for humans are generally separated into age groups but adult dogs are considered a single category. As dogs age, their nutritional requirements change and evolve.

2. What flavor do you prefer?

3. What kind of food?

4. What health benefits?


Pet Stores

Check our list of pet stores.

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