Best Dog Food

Many dog parents ask their veterinarians what is the best dog food? But the issue is that each dog breed and individual dog has unique nutritional needs. This means speicifc dog breeds require different types of food and if your dog has a health issue such as allergies, low liver enzyme levels, pancreatitis, or any other ailment then your dog will require a specific type of dog food.

There is no such this as a one-size-fits-all dog food for every dog. Each dog is different, which is why the Thank Your Vet Organization has decided to created unique content guides for each doh related article. Below are the best dog foods for each unique type of dog.

Best Dog Food By Category

  • Best Dry Dog Food
  • Best Wet Dog Food
  • Best Raw Dog Food
  • Best Senior Dog Food
  • Best Grain Free Dog Food
  • Best Vegan Dog Food
  • Best Organic Dog Food
  • Best Low Fat Dog Food
  • Best Canned Dog Food
  • Best Low Residue Dog Food
  • Best Dog Food For Allergies
  • Best Dog Food For Pancreatitis
  • Best Dog Food For Picky Eaters
  • Best Dog Food For Sensitive Stomach
  • Best Dog Food For Small Dogs
  • Best Dog Food For Large Dog Breeds
  • Best Dog Food For Weight Loss
  • Best Dog Food For Hyperthyroidism
  • Best Vegan Dog Food

Best Dog Food For Specific Breeds

Dog Food Brand Review

How Much Do I Feed My Dog?

There are many different factors that go into deciding how much food to give to your dog. A few of the different factors to consider are the age of your dog, the weight of your dog, the breed, the type of food you are feeding them, your dog’s activity levels, and much more. Typically, your veterinarian as well as the packaging of the dog food you are using will help to guide you on how much food you should feed your dog. A large breed dog will typically eat much, much more compared to a small breed dog.

How Often Should I Feed My Dog?

The frequency in which you feed your dog which will vary depending on many different factors such as the age of your dog, the breed, the type of food you are feeding them, their activity levels, and much more. One of the most important things you can provide for your dog are consistent meal times. Your dog will thrive if they are used to eating at the same time each day. This will help improve their energy levels, their digestive system, and keep them mentally at ease. Many dogs eat 2 or 3 times a day depending on the factors we talked about above. Your veterinarian will be able to help you understand what is the best option for your dog.

How Do I Know What Dog Food I Should Feed To My Dog?

When choosing a dog food it is important to look at the ingredients list as well as the reputation of the company. You only want to feed your dog the healthiest food possible. You can read our nutrition guides above to have a better understanding of what type of dog food you should feed to your dog.

When Do I Switch A Puppy To Adult Dog Food?

A puppy can typically transition to adult dog food once it reaches the 9 months to 12 months of age. The exact age will vary depending on the breed you own, what food they are transitioning to, and many other factors. Your vet will be able to help you understand when your puppy should transition to adult dog food.

What Are Common Ingredients In Dog Foods?

Most dog foods will contain meat, vegetables, a base grain, fruits, fats, carbohydrates, as well as additional minerals and nutrients. The exact ingredients will vary greatly depending on the brand of dog food you have purchased. Many large commercial dog foods will contain cheap and unhealthy ingredients which is why we recommend the healthiest dog food brands available.

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Dr. Jacob Hawthorne, DVM

Dr. Jacob Hawthorne, DVM is a certified veterinarian who graduated from the University of California - Davis Veterinary School in 2012. He specializes in nutrition and veterinary medicine for companion animals such as dogs, cats, rabbits, and more. He has been featured in websites such as PetMD, Yahoo News, Hills Pet, Daily Paws, and more. Learn more about Dr. Jacob Hawthorne, DVM.