9 Tips for Finding the Best Dog Food
9 Tips for Finding the Best Dog Food
9 Tips for Finding the Best Dog Food
From small dogs to working dogs, every canine deserves a nutritious and high-quality meal suited to their dietary needs
By Maddie Wojtalewicz
With endless options to choose from, deciding the best brand and formula for your dog can be challenging. There’s a lot to consider, from certifications to ingredients to your dog’s breed and size. To keep your pet running all day long, we wish to make the process a little easier. Below are nine tips for choosing dog food that is right for your pet.

In addition to reading through this slideshow, we suggest working with your veterinarian, who can provide you pet food and nutrient recommendations based on your dog’s age, size, breed, lifestyle, and more.

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How much should I be feeding my dog?
The feeding directions on the dog food bag are a good starting point. However, your dog’s calorie needs will depend on a variety of factors, including their age and activity level. Talk to your vet about how many calories per day your dog needs to determine the appropriate serving size. (source)
What’s the best feeding schedule for my dog?
It depends. After you figure out how many calories your dog should be getting daily, figure out a schedule that works best for the both of you. Keep in mind that puppies need more feedings per day than adults. Remember: Routine and consistency are key for keeping your dog healthy. (source)
Why is my dog overweight even though I’m following all of the proper feeding directions?
Beyond your dog’s food type, serving size, and feeding schedule, you should factor in the treats they’re being fed, as well as any table snacks they receive. Treats should make up no more than 5% of your dog’s overall calorie intake. (source)
For more tips and advice for choosing your dog’s food, consult your veterinarian.

Visit your local Tractor Supply, where a team member would be more than happy to help you choose the best food for your dog.

About the Writer
Maddie Wojtalewicz is a writer from Indiana.

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