Do you see the long aisles of pet food at your local retailer and despair of ever finding the right dog food for your pet. Many people go by the old standby of selecting the food with the highest protein level, which has merit since healthy dogs do need a protein rich diet but this is only part of the equation. Where that protein comes from is also a vital key to a healthy pet diet. Let’s look at a few things you want to pay attention to when it comes to purchasing the best dog food for your furry family member.

Ingredients

Canines are meant to eat meat, if you are ever in doubt just take a look at your dogs teeth. Carnivorous animals have pronounced canine teeth (see the correlation here?) while herbivores have flat teeth meant for grinding grains and such. This means a good dog food will have meat as its primary ingredient.

Now that we have that established let’s look at one popular dog food on the market today, Beneful. One ingredient you will find on the list for most Beneful dog food products is chicken by product meal, this may not sound appetizing but when you understand that by products contain meat concentrates that are 300% higher in protein than fresh raw meat you see why it is an essential part of good dog food.

Conclusion

Choosing a good dog food for your furry family member may seem daunting at first, but if you take the time to understand the ingredients and the nutritional needs of your pets the process becomes much easier.