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How to Find the Best Food for Your Best Friend

How To Find The Best Food For Your Best Friend

Your best furry friend relies on you completely for providing meals that are both nutritious and delicious, and you want to serve up the best!  

Still, with so many dog food options on the market and conflicting advertisements, lots of pet parents end up frustrated and confused, asking “What really is the best food for my dog?

If there’s one thing we have learned here as lifelong animal lovers and luxury pet boarding facility owners at Pet Ponderosa Resort & Spa, it’s that each dog is different. 

In fact, that’s half of what makes pet ownership so special. Your best friend is unique! His food should be too. 

Since each dog is different, it can take time, effort, lots of trials, and veterinary recommendations to find the puppy chow that suits your four-legged friend. 

We’re here with some tips to help simplify the search for the best food for your best friend, and give a recommendation for what dog food we have found to be most satisfying and healthy.  

High Nutrition Dog Food

Not only does each dog have different nutritional needs, but every dog also requires varying nutrition at different stages of his life. That’s why the search for the right dog food is far from a ‘one size fits all’ decision. 

Depending on your dog’s age, size, and breed, be sure to research specifics and ask your vet what you can do to meet your dog’s individual needs.

“One of the first things you should look for on a dog food label is the statement ‘(Name of product) is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles,’” advises the American Kennel Club (AKC)

What, then, should your dog food contain?

Dog Food with Healthy Ingredients

There’s quite a lot of controversy over what is and is not good for dogs, especially when it comes to non-meat ingredients such as grains and vegetables. 

Frankly, trying to make heads or tails of the ingredients list on oversized packages of dog food in the grocery store can be stressful and frustrating. 

The AKC adds “A good dog food will contain meat, vegetables, grains, and fruits. The best dog foods contain high-quality versions of these ingredients that are appropriate for your dog’s digestive system.” 

Familiarize yourself with the ingredients in a bag of dog food before you purchase it. Ensure that those ingredients are healthy for your dog. 

Is there a brand of dog food containing the high-quality ingredients, vitamins, and minerals that your dog needs? Thankfully, yes. 

Life’s Abundance Dog Food

Here at Pet Ponderosa Resort and Spa, we proudly serve Life’s Abundance dog food. We’ve opted for Life’s Abundance because the recipe is made specifically to promote health and longevity. 

The Life’s Abundance website lists the following features of their All Life Stages dog food: 

  • A proprietary blend of vitamins & minerals
  • High-quality protein from chicken meal for strong muscles
  • An antioxidant system including vitamins C & E
  • Prebiotic fiber & guaranteed probiotics
  • Omega-3 fatty acids for healthy skin & a shiny coat
  • Calcium & phosphorus for healthy teeth and strong bones
  • Dietary fiber to help maintain a healthy digestive tract
  • No artificial flavors or colors
  • No corn, wheat or corn/wheat glutens

It has also been formulated to meet the nutritional requirements of the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO).

My dogs love this food and they are eating less food but, the best part is that they are not hungry because the food is filling and stays with them. Additionally, their coats are softer and they seem to be more spry, which makes me happy.” – M. Douglas (Review on All Life Stage Dog Food from Life’s Abundance)

Of course, we are committed to catering to the needs of each of our furry guests.

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