Dry Dog Food Formulas: What Does My Pet Need in Their Diet?

Are you feeding your dog the nutrients they need to stay healthy? Depending on your dog’s breed, they may need a special diet to remain in good health and grow up strong. At PetFlow, we only sell brands that are transparent about the ingredients in your dog’s food. We believe that pet health & happiness comes straight from what’s inside their food bowls.

What Should I Look for in Dry Dog Food Formulas?

From grain-free to grain-inclusive, there are so many choices for dry dog food!

First thing first, you want your dog’s food to have the right amount of protein. Meat is the best source of protein, which is why you see a lot of chicken, beef, and fish recipes for dry dog food. Some brands try to get away with “meat meal” or other protein fillers in their food. But the best form of protein is true meat!

Vetdiet pet food contains antioxidants, no grains and real meat.

For example, Vetdiet Chicken and Rice Dry Dog Food lists deboned chicken as the first ingredient. This is important because the order of the ingredients reflects how much is in the pet food, meaning that there is more deboned chicken than anything else in this particular food, which is definitely something you want to look for when picking out your pet’s food. This diet is also grain-inclusive, featuring brown rice, dehulled barley, and whole oats. These grains are high in fiber, and the oats are great for your pet’s healthy skin! This formula is a part of Vetdiet’s Wellness line, meant to promote wellness throughout all life stages for breeds of different shapes and sizes. There are small breed and large breed options available, for both puppies, adults, and senior dogs.

Vetdiet chicken and rice dry dog food

Prefer Grain-Free? No problem.

Grain-free diets have been heavily researched in recent years ot make sure that they are the best option for your pet. The FDA found that grain-free diets can benefit a pet based on a cumulation of factors, including breed and size. With that being said, some pets tend to have sensitive stomachs or even allergies to grain. If you happen to be the pet parent of a pet with a grain allergy, there are plenty of safe and healthy options out there for your fur baby. As long as your pet is getting good quality ingredients with a diet that meets all of its nutritional needs, there is no harm in a grain free diet, though we always do advise checking with your vet before making any big diet changes!

For those pets with grain allergies or more food sensitivities than normal, Vetdiet has a grain-free Salmon and Pea formula with salmon listed as the first ingredient. Salmon is an excellent source of protein, and it is naturally good for a pet’s skin, coat, and immune system due to its high content in Omega-3 fatty acids. If you have a more sensitive pet, or one that seems to be a little more prone to allergies, this is the formula for you!

Vetdiet skin and stomach health pet food

Special Needs? Vetdiet’s Care Line Keeps Needs in Mind!

Vetdiet’s care line not only has the sensitive skin and stomach formula mentioned above, but it also has a range of diets that are catered to pets with more specific needs. Is your pet getting a little pudgy? No worries, it happens to the best of us. Lower in calories but with the same great nutrition, Vetdiet’s Weight control formula is specifically made for those dogs that tend to pack on weight a little easier, and should help your pet maintain a healthier weight.

Along with making sure your pet gets a good and balanced diet, functional treats can be an important part of your pet’s nutrition. For a dog with hip and joint issues, we recommend getting them a good glucosamine treat. Vetdiet’s Hip and Joint treats with Omega-3s, Glucosamine, and Chondroitin are a good way to make sure that your pet’s joints are staying healthy . For other special needs, they also make treats that are good for supplementing dental and stomach health.

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Vetdiet has been around for over 25 years, wanting the best for your fur baby just as much as you do. For any questions about Vetdiet, supplements, or any other dietary questions, feel free to reach out to our team of dedicated pet parents at 1-888-7297, and we will be more than happy to help!