Veterinarian Dog Food Recommendations

By Hungry Bark | August 16, 2020

Many people are overwhelmed by choice when shopping for dog food. There are hundreds of brands, with just as many varieties of wet, dry, grain-free, novel proteins, chicken, beef, lamb ingredients.

While it may be difficult to make the best choice for your dog, there is research made available by veterinary professionals to help make that decision easier. This guide, compiled by dog food quality experts at Hungry Bark, reviews veterinarian dog food recommendations and what to look for when selecting a food for your pup.

According To Vets, What Makes
A Dog Food Good

Just like with human food, dog food can be overly processed and filled with unnecessary and unhealthful ingredients. Veterinarians tell us that good dog food should have an appropriate balance of protein and fats from meat, as well as fruits and vegetables. Fruits and veggies contain vitamins and nutrients that are essential to your dog’s health.

Unlike cats who are obligate carnivores, a dog’s system has evolved to thrive on a more omnivorous diet. Look for whole food ingredients when you read the label. The more of these it contains, the less non-nutritive fillers the food is likely to have. Look for a food that meets the standards set by AAFCO, the American Association of Feed Control Officials. They are the non-profit regulatory board that sets the standards and guidelines for all pet foods.

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Veterinarian Dog Food Recommendations

While you may now have an idea of what goes into making good commercial dog food, let’s dive deeper into what exactly are veterinarian dog food recommendations. Most veterinarians agree that the digestibility and quality of ingredients are an important factor in choosing a dog food. A dog food label may say it meets the standard dietary requirements, but if the source of the nutrient is difficult to digest, your dog may be missing a vital part of their diet.

A common recommendation is to feed your dog the highest quality food that you can afford. A higher quality dog food may save on costs from veterinary bills in the future, since good nutrition is vital to good health. Dogs all have different caloric requirements, and your veterinarian can recommend how much and how often you should feed based on their body condition and activity level.

Why Vets Recommend Hungry Bark

High-quality food like that offered by Hungry Bark may be just what the doctor ordered. Hungry Bark offers several recipe varieties including grain-free options. All of the ingredients are ethically sourced and can be easily traced back to where they originated. The recipes are well rounded, including superfood ingredients that are packed full of the nutrients that your dog needs. Best of all, Hungry Bark is veterinarian approved.

Read The Ingredient Labels and
Talk To Your Dog's Vet

Finding a good dog food doesn’t have to be stressful. Learning what to look for on the labels, and trusting the recommendations made by veterinarians, will help you find the perfect food for your dog. Feeding your dog a well balanced, high-quality dog food will help keep your dog healthy, happy, and active well into old age.

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