How to Choose the Best Dog Food
Choosing the right dog food is an important step no pet owner should overlook!
After all, nutrition is the most important component to healthy living, so it’s vital that you ensure your furry best friend is getting all the vitamins, minerals, and essential amino acids they need to be strong, energetic, healthy, and happy!
But with so many dog foods on the market, it can be difficult to know which one to choose—luckily, Lucy Pet is here to help make shopping for dog food both simple and fun.
This Blog Post explains what you need to consider when picking the right dog food, going through all the details you should research, and evaluate before determining which food will be best for your buddy.
Why Should You Trust Lucy Pet’s Opinion?
Lucy Pet’s Formulas for Life™ dog foods feature all-natural, premium ingredients chosen to ensure proper nutrient absorption, and our dog food formulas are perfectly balanced for dogs of all sizes, breeds, and life stages.
None of our formulas ever include meat imitations or meat by-products—we use real meat in all of our dog food formulas, and all of our formulas also feature our proprietary P.B.F Prebiotic Balanced Fiber™ blend containing superfood ingredients like quinoa, pumpkin, and flaxseed to support healthy digestion and gut health.
This special blend of ingredients is based on 40 years of research from Dr. George C. Fahey, one of the world’s leading experts in animal nutrition, and plays a vital role in boosting your pet’s immune system, mood, and general well-being.
Finally, all Lucy Pet Formulas for Life dog foods are manufactured in the United States at trusted facilities and contain zero ingredients from China, including vitamins and minerals.
So, what are you waiting for? Shop Lucy Pet’s all-natural, healthy Dog Food today and receive free shipping!
What to Consider When Picking the Right Dog Food
Picking the best dog food can be tricky, but we can help!
Before we begin, we can’t stress enough how important it is for your dog to receive a healthy, nutritious, and balanced diet featuring all the essential vitamins, minerals, and amino acids they need to thrive.
So, if you decide that you don’t want to purchase one of our Formulas for Life™ dog foods, then we recommend choosing a dog food made with real, all-natural, nutrient-dense ingredients designed specifically to help your furry friend feel the best that they possibly can.
With that out of the way, below are some tips on how to pick the best dog food!
Know Your Dog
One of the first steps to choosing a dog food is to observe your dog’s current eating habits.
Although it may seem like dogs will eat anything you put in their bowl, many dogs (like humans) have preferences when it comes to their diet.
Some may prefer dry food, others may prefer wet, while some may like a combination of both! Some dogs may also only like particular types of meat, like chicken, duck, or salmon.
That’s why Lucy Pet’s Formulas for Life™ dog foods come in a variety of different flavors, each of which features real meats and no meat by-products!
If you do choose to use Lucy Pet, you’ll be rewarded with excellent variety and the option to feed your dog real duck, chicken, or Wild Alaskan salmon.
Whatever food you choose, make sure that the proteins in the diet are combined with premium ingredients (like Lucy Pet’s selected quinoa, pumpkin, and brown rice) to add both flavor and nutrients needed to support a healthy immune system and digestive tract.
Prioritize Nutritional Needs
Many dogs have unique nutritional needs: some may need more fiber, while others may need more protein or essential amino acids.
As a general rule of thumb, it’s best to feed your dog a well-balanced diet full of real ingredients, as these diets are more nutritious and healthy for your dog.
If we can offer one very simple word of warning, it’s to stay away from artificial preservatives and artificial colorings no matter what, as these ingredients are NOT beneficial for your dog’s health.
In many cases, adopting this kind of strategy will help pet owners answer the question of “how to choose the right dog food”; however, if you suspect your dog may be lacking something needed from their diet, or if you think they might be having a negative reaction to their current diet, then we suggest consulting with your veterinarian for further advice.
If your dog ends up having food allergies, then a limited ingredient, grain-free formula like our Duck & Potato Limited Ingredient Dog Food may be just what your dog needs!
Understand the Ingredients
Before purchasing any dog food, it’s important to read the ingredients label.
While some dog foods may advertise their product as containing “chicken” or “beef”, the ingredient label may reveal otherwise.
In fact, many popular dog food brands use meat by-products to “flavor” their food so that it tastes like real meat, but they don’t use the actual meat itself because they want to cut costs of ingredients to increase profits!
It’s important to understand that meat by-products are intrinsically less nutrient-dense then real meat, which begs the question, why use meat by-products at all?
At Lucy Pet, our dog foods feature real meat as the first ingredient because we know it’s the healthiest, way to feed our dogs, and for that reason, our diets contain zero meat by-products.
What’s more, our dog foods are naturally preserved (again, we don’t use any artificial ingredients or colors!) and we also refuse to use any ingredients sourced from China!
Research the Brand
Dog food brands are like any other kind of business: they want you to believe that their product is the “best” or the “most” of something (pick your adjective), and while there are many highly-rated brands on the market, it’s always best to do your own research.
Although your first instinct may be to consult Google to see if a brand is trustworthy, another viable option is to ask a friend, a family member, or better yet, your veterinarian for dog food brand recommendations.
While the internet can be a valuable tool for researching dog food brands, you need to know that there is a lot of misinformation floating around as well, with fake reviews, paid Blog Posts, and all sorts of other marketing content disguised as “scientific research”.
This is why it can be helpful to have a face-to-face conversation about dog food with someone you know and trust, especially if their dog appears healthy and happy!
Lucy Pet’s Formulas For Life Dog Food™
Lucy Pet’s Formulas for Life™ dog foods are the best dog food available on the market, for a variety of reasons.
As we explained above, all of our diets feature a superfood blend of ingredients carefully chosen to provide pets with everything they need to thrive and nothing they don’t.
Our dog food formulas are perfect for dogs of all breeds and life stages and feature real meat (no meat by-products!) as well as superfood ingredients like pumpkin, quinoa, and brown rice to provide dogs with all the muscle-building proteins and energy-sustaining complex carbohydrates they need to run, play, and live a long, healthy life!
That’s why we call them Formulas for Life™!
Chicken, Brown Rice & Pumpkin Limited Ingredient Diet Formula
Lucy Pet’s Chicken, Brown, Rice & Pumpkin Limited Ingredient Diet Dog Food features real meat, healthy whole grains, and our advanced P.B.F Prebiotic Fiber™ to produce an optimal environment in your dog’s digestive tract.
When we say that this diet uses only real meat, we mean it! Our Chicken, Brown Rice & Pumpkin Limited Ingredient Formula features real chicken sourced from the USA as the first ingredient, and it contains zero chicken meal by-products of any kind.
This premium source of protein is then combined with brown rice (sourced from the USA), a whole grain that retains the nutrient-dense bran and germ layer to provide your best friend with a healthy source of complex carbohydrates, fiber, and energy.
Next, we add delicious pumpkin (also sourced from the USA) into the mix to provide your pet with even more fiber to aid in healthy digestion.
What’s more, this limited ingredient dog formula is ideal for dogs with food sensitivities and contains no artificial preservatives or ingredients from China, including vitamins and minerals.
Duck, Pumpkin & Quinoa Formula
Lucy Pet’s Duck, Pumpkin & Quinoa Grain-Free Dog Food features real duck as the first ingredient and absolutely no duck by-products.
This formula also contains chickpeas (rich in protein and complex carbohydrates, including starches and fibers), pumpkin (a nutritional powerhouse containing fiber and protein), and quinoa (a highly digestible seed rich in protein and essential amino acids).
This superfood blend of premium ingredients is naturally preserved and contains no ingredients from China, including vitamins and minerals.
Duck & Potato Limited Ingredient Diet Formula
For dogs with food sensitivities or allergies, a grain-free, limited ingredient diet may be an excellent choice!
Our Duck & Potato Limited Ingredient Dog Food features a single-source duck protein from France and the USA, absolutely no duck by-products and limited carbohydrate sources.
These carbohydrate sources include premium whole fresh potatoes from the EU and whole sweet potatoes from the USA, which are blended to provide your dog with important dietary fibers, vitamins, minerals, and energy.
And like all of our dog food formulas, our Duck & Potato Limited Ingredient Diet Formula is naturally preserved and includes no ingredients from China, including vitamins and minerals.
Salmon, Pumpkin & Quinoa Formula
Lucy Pet’s Salmon, Pumpkin, and Quinoa Grain-Free Dog Food combines Wild Alaskan Salmon, chicken meal from the USA, chickpeas, pumpkin, and quinoa to supply your dog with all the premium protein, complex carbohydrates, fiber, and essentials amino acids they need to live their best dog life!
If you’re looking for the best grain-free dog food on the market, then this is certainly the bag you’ll want to buy.
This superfood blend of ingredients is also naturally preserved and contains no ingredients from China, including vitamins and minerals.
Get Lucy Pet Formulas for Life™ Today!
When it comes to deciding which dog food is right for your furry pal, there’s one clear winner: Lucy Pet’s Formulas for Life™ dog foods.
Why? Because our diets are precisely formulated with nutritious, all-natural ingredients to deliver all the vitamins, minerals, and essential amino acids your best friend needs.
Lucy Pet’s limited ingredient, grain-food formulas, and perfect for dogs with food sensitivities, so no matter what your dogs’ nutritional needs may be, we’ve got you covered.
And if you’re looking for the best dog treats for training your pup how to perform tricks or heel, we have that too!
Featuring the same great formulas found in our Formulas for Life™ dog food, our dog food treats are sure to please.
So, make the switch today and treat your dog to Lucy Pet’s Formulas for Life™ dog food!