Every pet parent want the best for their dog so Fido can live a long healthy life. This starts with picking the best food but with a lot of imitations out there it can be a challenge to pick the best brand. No worries, with the tips listed below, you’ll never be fooled by imitators again
Vet recommendations: The next time you visit your vet for a check up, ask if the food you’re giving Fido is good enough. If not, proceed to ask what you should be feeding your dog and what you should stay clear of. If need to ask any other questions so you can have a clear road map of your dog meal plan. Keep in mind that you can’t always rely on your vet to bring up this topic.
Brand Reputation: It’s very important for the company to have their own nutritionist staff and facility to test their own food. Because this cuts down on food recalls compared to the companies that ship the food some where else to conduct testing. Companies that are the new kid on the block usually don’t have their own facilities or nutritionist.
AAFCO: Does your dog food brand have a regulatory statement? If you don’t see AAFCO some where on the bag then the answer is no. AAFCO stands for Associates of American Feed Control Officials , this statement is required to show customers that their brand of food contains at least the minimum nutritional level for your dog’s life stage (puppy, adult, mature). Always avoid the bags that state for all life stages, there is no such thing as one size fits all when it comes to your pets food
Does your brand make their own food? If it’s not stated on the bag than the answer is no. Make sure that you are purchasing food from a company that makes it’s own. This ensures that the company’s food meets the quality standards. Hint if the bag reads manufactured for x company this means that it wasn’t created in the company’s facility but by an unknown manufacturer.
Toll Free Consumer Line: if your brand doesn’t provide a contact number, this is also a clue that the company doesn’t want you to contact them with questions. Probably because they don’t have any good answers to provide. Always purchase a brand that stands by their products and provide clear ways to contact the manufacture.