There is no one food that is the best for every dog. Each dog is an individual. Breed, age, genetics, activity level, physical demands placed on the dog, medical conditions, metabolic rate: all these things will play a role in what food your dog needs. So, while there are certain qualities to look for in choosing a good dog food, there is no one perfect food that fits the needs of every dog.
What are your options for feeding your loyal, loving furry friends then? Of course, commercially prepared kibble is the first one to come to mind. This is usually the easiest one to feed. Commercially prepared canned foods are thought of next. While still providing convenience, they offer a bit more in the taste department. Home prepared diets, when evaluated to ensure they are complete and balanced for the nutrients your dog needs, can provide a savory and healthy way to eat. Even raw diets, when done properly in the right pet, can provide optimal nutrition with minimal risk of bacterial infection. Each type of diet should be maximized to provide the best nutrition possible for your pet. In the weeks to come, I'll review each type of diet to help you decide which is best for your particular pet.