Why should we look for the best puppy food?
A new puppy is a life changing event and a challenging one, you have entered into a new world of companionship and trust, and you may be confused on what to feed your new furry friend. While we try to find the most budget friendly products to review, dog food is an exception, what you feed your dogs especially while they’re puppy’s is very important as they grow 20x faster than an adult dogs! The time span between a puppy and an adult is the most important. As it will reflect later down the road if the dog ends up with any health problems, That’s why its important to feed your dog the healthiest and nutritious food available.
What we’re looking for is puppy food with balanced nutrition that will set up your furry friend for a steady and healthy growth, now one reason we aren’t looking at the cheap stuff is because a good bag of puppy food will last a lot longer than the cheap stuff. Mainly because puppy food with quality is high in nutrient density which means your little one won’t have to eat more to get full, So what ingredients are we looking for? Lets find out below
What ingredients we want
Whole animal products- The first ingredient we need to see is a type of whole animal product like lamb, salmon or chicken. Our first priority is protein and your dog needs a quality source of it.
natural oils and fat- Now its important to have these for overall health and energy. we need one with a decent quality of fats and oils from quality plant and animal sources this will make your dog’s coat shine and strengthen it’s muscles.
Essential vitamins and minerals-What we’re looking for in this section is calcium, vitamins A, E, C, B-complex , phosphorus, Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids.
Healthy grains-Now this part is tricky your furry friend definitely needs his carbs but watch out for the cheap carbs that manufactures pack into foods to keep the price down. Its honestly nothing than a bunch of empty calories. What you need to look for is grains like rice,buckwheat,maize and oats at reasonable levels.
1: Blue buffalo Chicken and rice
Price: $65.99 (on sale for $45.30 As of 6/29/16)
Im pretty sure you guys guessed you’d see blue buffalo on this list, but lets start things off and get to the juicy stats of this one.
Protein: 27% (Awesome! the first ingredient listed on the bag is Deboned chicken and right after that is chicken meal which is exactly what we want)
Now this one is great because it hits all our goals. A source of Protein that is listed as the first ingredient. For healthy grains we have Brown rice, Barley and oatmeal which is our essentials, for our fats we have chicken fat which will help with it’s healthy skin and coat, and for vitamins to name a few we have B, C, E, D and A also on top of that we have flaxseed! which is a great source of two things, one being a source of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids but also being a excellent source of fiber.
2: Nature’s Variety Instinct Duck Meal and Turkey Meal
Price: $77.27 ( on sale for $69.54 as of 6/29/16)
3: Natural Balance Synergy
Price: $58.99( on sale for $50.99 as of 6/29/16)
4: Taste of the wild High Prairie Formula
This bag of dog food has some interesting ingredients but still what we’re looking for, most of my friends use this one actually and have told me about it many times
5: Wellness core orginal formula
Price: $69.99 (on sale for 59.98 as of 6/28/16)
Last but not least we got wellness puppy formula!