How to Choose the Best dog Food

Picking the right food for your dog 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 nutrients they need for a healthy and happy life!

But with so many dog foods on the market, it’s hard to know which one to choose. Luckily, Lucy Pet is here to help make shopping for dog food both simple and fun.

What to Consider When Picking the Right Food for Your Dog

Picking the best dog food can be tricky, but we can help!

We can’t stress enough how important it is for your dog to eat a healthy, nutritious and balanced diet.  It must contain all the essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids they need to thrive. We recommend choosing a dog food made with real, all-natural, nutrient-dense ingredients. A diet 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, many dogs (like humans) have preferences when it comes to their diet. Some may prefer dry food, others may prefer wet. And some may like a combination of both! Some dogs may also only like particular types of meat, be it chicken, duck or salmon.

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 decide to choose a Lucy Pet formula, you’ll be rewarded with the options to feed your dog real duck, chicken or salmon. But whatever food you choose, make sure that the proteins in the diet are combined with premium ingredients. Lucy Pet’s selected quinoa, pumpkin and brown rice add both flavor and nutrients.  These help 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, instead of fillers or meat-by-products.

If we can offer one very simple word of warning, it’s to stay away from artificial preservatives and artificial colorings. These ingredients are NOT beneficial for your dog’s health.

Adopting this strategy will help pet owners answer the question of “how to choose the best 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, consult your veterinarian for advice. 

If your dog has 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. And 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. This 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, we don’t use any artificial ingredients or colors!

Research the Brand

Dog food brands are like any other kind of business: they want you to believe that their product is the “best”. While there are many highly-rated brands on the market, you should 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 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. Fake reviews, paid Blog Posts, and all sorts of other marketing content can be 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™

We can truly say that Lucy Pet’s Formulas for Life™ dog foods are the best dog food available on the market, for a variety of reasons.

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, from puppies to adults. Featuring real meat (no meat by-products!) as well as superfood ingredients like pumpkin, quinoa and brown rice. These 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™!

But Why Should You Trust Lucy Pet’s Opinion?

Lucy Pet’s Formulas for Life™ dog foods were created by dog nutritionists and experts. And they feature all-natural, premium ingredients chosen to ensure proper nutrient absorption. All of our dog food formulas are perfectly balanced for dogs of all sizes and breeds. Perfect for life stages, from puppies to adults.

We use real meat as the first ingredient in all of our dog food formulas. They 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. Gut health plays a vital role in boosting your pet’s immune system and general well-being. 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. 

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.

Shop Lucy Pet’s all-natural, healthy Dog Food today and get free shipping!

Chicken, Brown Rice & Pumpkin Limited Ingredient Diet Formula

Chicken Brown Rice and Pumpkin Formula for dogsLucy Pet’s Chicken, Brown Rice & Pumpkin Limited Ingredient Diet 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 as the first ingredient. 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, brown rice provides 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.

Duck Pumpkin & Quinoa Formula for dogsDuck, 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), 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.

Duck & Potato Formula for dogsDuck & Potato Limited Ingredient Diet Formula

For dogs with food and grain sensitivities, a grain-free, limited ingredient diet may be an excellent choice!

Our Duck & Potato Limited Ingredient Dog Food features a single-source premium duck protein. Absolutely no duck by-products and limited carbohydrate sources.

Premium whole fresh potatoes and sweet potatoes are blended to provide your dog with important dietary fibers, vitamins, minerals and energy. And our P.B.F Prebiotic Fiber™ to creates an optimal environment for your dog’s digestion.

And like all of our dog food formulas, our Duck & Potato Limited Ingredient Diet Formula is naturally preserved.

Salmon Pumpkin and Quinoa Formula for dogsSalmon, Pumpkin & Quinoa Formula

Lucy Pet’s Salmon, Pumpkin and Quinoa Dog Food contains all the premium proteins and nutrients your dog needs 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 formula to try. With our advanced P.B.F Prebiotic Fiber™ for gut health, this superfood blend of ingredients is also naturally preserved.

Get Lucy Pet Formulas for Life™ Today!

When it comes to picking the right food for your dog, there’s one clear winner: Lucy Pet’s Formulas for Life™.

Why? Because our diets are precisely formulated with nutritious, all-natural ingredients. They contain all the vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids your best friend needs.

And Lucy Pet’s limited ingredient, grain-food formulas are perfect for dogs with food sensitivities. So no matter what their 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.

Make the switch today and treat your dog to Lucy Pet’s Formulas for Life™ dog food!