Finding a food with a large percentage of meat and protein is crucial. Puppy food, adult food, and senior food are different, and you should be aware of which is best for your dog. Overly processed product and by-products are not good for anyone. They are synthesized products that have nutrients, but are not natural, so animals find it difficult to digest and maintain a normal, healthy lifestyle when relying on that for their diet. A lot of dog foods will put what is called "filler" into their product, so they can use the least amount of good ingredients possible, while still giving you a large bag of food to feed your dog. It seems like a good deal at the store, getting more for less, but most of the time, they are just filling it with corn by-product and other worthless ingredients that does not benefit your dog or your wallet.

Your dog's food should have plenty of meat, protein, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and everything else they need to thrive. Compare labels the next time you go to the store. You may be surprised at what you have been feeding your furry friend. Consult our Ypsilanti vet to discover which foods are perfect for your dog.