Many pet owners are looking for the best dog food brands, because of the tie between food and health.The simple answer is to find the best dog food brands you just need to look at the ingredients listed on the labels.
It would be great if that was the case, but with the encrypted code being used by the pet food companies, it is not that easy.
There are many people telling us healthy food to eat, but its a lot more difficult to find good information on a healthy diet for our pets.
The trouble here is that pet food producers are allowed to incorporate ingredients that are not for human consumption in their foods. It is sad that in today’s world those who manufacture dog food can use low quality by product ingredients and due to government regulations give the brand high quality healthy sounding names.
One would assume that finding dried egg product as a listed ingredient in dog food would make it healthier. I reality it can include undeveloped eggs, shells and other tissues deemed unfit for human use.
While doing my research to find the best dog food brands, I ran across a list of 68 ingredients that are used by some of the best brands, that should give you cause to stop feeding these brand to your dog. 41% of these ingredients can actually be fatal, maybe not right away but they will shorten your pets life.
I also found a free confidential dog food report written by a guy that has hired a testing firm to find the best dog food brands in North America. The report is copyright protected, so I cant re-print it in this article.
After analyzing most know commercially made dog food in North America they only found nine that were healthy enough to make the list.
The report also lists 27 well know brands that didnt make the cut, and give reasons why not. Some brands that aren’t good enough to make the list are Iams, Science Diet, and Eukanuba.
The report continues to be updated, and in this 2nd addition there are six brands that have been removed due to reasons listed in the report.
Every brand in the report has a reason why it is healthy or not.
From what I learnt about commercial dog food during my research, I now feed both our dogs a homemade diet, but there are times you just need to be able to pour some food out of a bag I personally wont risk the health of my best friends, because Im to lazy to either cook them food, or at the very least buy them one of the healthiest, best dog food brands I can find.