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I’ve written about the fact that choosing the right dog food is a very personal decision for a dog owner.
And there is no one right answer to the question “What is the best dog food?”
Here’s what I feed my dogs, and why.
What I Feed My Dogs
I am definitely not a dog food snob. Far from it.
There are several different brands, types, and varieties of dog food that I have fed my dogs through the years.
The 2 which I have stuck with the longest:
Many would debate my choices. Others would pat me on the back.
How did I come to settle on these 2 brands of dog food?
- By asking veterinarians through the years for their opinions and recommendations.
- By asking veterinarians and their assistants what they feed their own dogs.
- By asking professional dog trainers what they feed their dogs and what they think of X brand or Y brand of dog food.
- By asking other pet owners what dog foods they have tried and which ones they like the best and the least.
- By sampling various different dog food brands and varieties and seeing how my own dogs respond to each one.
UPDATE: We Switched Dog Food Brands
Soon after we got our youngest dog, Tenor, we made the switch from commercial dog food that is found in pet stores and grocery stores (Nutro Natural Choice) to a private label brand of dog food that is delivered to our home (Nature’s Select).
It includes 100% natural ingredients and the price (delivered!) is the same as what I was paying for the nationally-recognized brand of dog food.
I like to help Dog Parents find unique ways to do things that will save time & money — so I write about "outside the box" Dog Tips and Dog Hacks that most wouldn't think of. I’m a lifelong dog owner — currently have 2 mixed breed Golden Aussies that we found abandoned on the side of the road as puppies. I've always trained my own dogs and help friends train theirs, as well. Professionally, I worked at a vet and have several friends who are veterinarians — whom I consult with regularly. (And just because I love animals so much, I also worked at a Zoo for awhile!) I've been sharing my best ideas with others by blogging full-time since 1998 (the same year that Google started… and before the days of Facebook and YouTube). My daily motivation is to help first-time dog owners be better prepared from the first day your new puppy enters your home. I like to help dog owners understand what's 'normal' and what you can expect in terms of living with and training your dog — how to get through the ups & downs of potty training, chewing, teaching commands, getting your dog to listen, and everything else that takes place during that hectic first year! When I'm not training, walking, grooming, or making homemade treats for my dogs, you will find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun & helpful websites). To date, I've written over 500 articles for dog owners on this site!