Currently, hundreds of different types of dry and wet dog food are produced in the world. Only the most budgetary options are known on the territory of Russia. This is due to the fact that a Russian person is not ready to pay big money for high-quality feed, preferring to choose in favor of the most profitable and advertised in the media. It is this error in most cases that leads to the death of a pet.
How to choose a good food
The first thing you need to look at the percentage composition of ingredients. The largest products by weight are indicated at the beginning of the list, and further - in descending order. Many feeds are bribed with a lot of ingredients, but you should know that chicken meal and chicken fillet is one product, not two. Their separation already indicates the trick of the manufacturer.
Dry food. Super-premium
Despite the considerable high cost, such food for dogs is the best option. Products of super-premium class differ not only in the quality of natural ingredients, but also in manufacturing technology. Such feed is easily assimilated due to the balanced composition, which means that it is especially useful for animals. In addition, it is enriched with natural vitamins and minerals.
Innova EVO - the best food for dogs. The rating of the most useful dry products for pets is headed precisely by this one, since its main ingredients are refined raw meat of two kinds at a time: turkey and chicken. Also, the composition includes more than a dozen vegetables and fruits, fish concentrate and herbs useful for digestion.
The rating of dog food also includes Orijen. This is a very high-calorie protein product with a large supply of fruits and fats. The main ingredients of the feed are fresh chicken, turkey, potatoes, fish meat, eggs, poultry fat, anchovies, algae. This product is enriched with microelements such as vitamin E and A, thiamine, iron, zinc and many others.
Further, the rating of dry food for dogs of the super-premium class is represented by the following well-known brands: Go Natural, Artemis, Acana. According to the composition of probiotics, the line of the American company Canidae stands out.
Dry food. Premium
In the composition of such food, natural products enter only a small percentage equivalent. Nevertheless, these feeds do not harm health, and therefore, are allowed to eat. Meat products in them are presented in the form of flour.
The rating of dry feed for premium dogs is led by the Adult line from the Canadian manufacturer Acana.
The second place in the ranking is occupied by the Swedish feed of the Bozita Robur line. Here the basis is chicken meat and corn flour. The fish product is presented as a concentrate. Also in the composition include eggs, animal fat, vegetable fiber, hemoglobin, potato protein, omega acids and other useful elements.
The given rating of dog food products comes from Diamond Naturals brand. He bribes a large amount of flour from natural meat of lamb.
Dry food. Economy
In the cheapest products there are no meat and fish products. They are dominated by bran, wheat and animal waste in the form of powder. In economical feeds, the so-called meat ingredients use ground giblets, hooves and feathers. At best, the composition will contain some percentage of the powder from natural bones.
Such food to domestic animals is strictly contraindicated, as it contributes to the development of diseases of the stomach, intestines, urinary tract and kidney, in general, negatively affects virtually all internal organs of the pet. Some animals really live on such food for a long time, getting used to it, but this is more likely an exception.
It is also worth highlighting some lines of the Pro Plan brand, for example, Adult and Large. All other dry products for consumption by animals, according to many veterinarians, are contraindicated, including Chappi and Pedigree.
Wet forage. Super-premium
This kind of food for animals is produced in the form of canned food. The name of the feed is because 75% of it is moisture. This product is very high-calorie and fat, so its choice should be given special attention. Low-quality canned food will be poorly digested due to various additives and concentrates.
It is worth noting that he topped the rating of dog food in 2014 from the well-known brand Hills. It includes not only natural meat products and vegetables, but also purified fish concentrate, fruits and cereals. Also, the Hills product line is enriched with useful antioxidants and an omega-3 component.
Slightly lower in quality ranking in the ranking of feed brands such as Eukanuba and Happy Dog. It is noteworthy that the latter includes meat, heart and liver of the calf.
Wet forage. Medium
The average quality of food for pets is significantly different from the super-premium class, but they do not represent harm to dogs. They do not include dyes, artificial flavors, chemical impurities and additives, flavor concentrates, which have a negative effect on the internal organs of the animals.
The rating of wet dog food is primarily represented by the Bozita product line. These cans contain whole pieces of only dietary meat of chicken, turkey, deer, moose. Some species of "Bozita" include salmon. Nutritious cubes of meat and vegetables are mixed with natural jelly based on broth.
Also among the products of the medium-class can be identified food from Darling. Especially useful for dogs is a product line with pieces of liver.
Animals, like people, often suffer from allergic reactions, diabetes, hepatic or renal insufficiency, indigestion, ulcers. In this case, the dogs are strictly counter-indicative of the usual food. Preference should be given to special dietary products.
For dogs with gastrointestinal problems, the best option will be the Hills Prescription Diet and Purina Veterinary Diets. Among the advantages of the former one can be noted the presence of a high concentrate of ground rice, poultry meat and cellulose. But the second part includes a large number of omega-6 and potassium.
This quality class is the highest possible. The food is not just a set of ingredients, but a full-fledged harmonious product. It stimulates the animal's body to self-heal, improving the immune system several times. Nevertheless, when choosing holistic feeds, the preferences of the pet should be taken into account. Products of this class are shown to animals in idiosyncrasy, allergies, stomach disorders, skin itching.
Of the remaining holistic feeds regarding availability and cost, the products from Grandorf Sensitive and FirstMate are recommended.
- In the list of ingredients must necessarily be identified meat products, proteins and fats. It is not allowed to use common words like "bird", "animal", etc.
- The choice should be based on the rating of dog food.
- The composition must include vegetables and fruits. Cereals can only be kept in one piece.
- It is recommended to avoid fodder with raw protein and various artificial additives.