Dog food by brand
Your four-legged friends are part of the family. You care about what they eat, and shopping for them is no different to shopping for yourself. It's all about getting high-quality food at great value. We have an extensive selection of dog food. And if you browse dog food by brand it's easy to find the names you know and trust.
What food should you buy for your dog?
While dogs enjoy eating meat, they aren't strictly carnivores. They also need the nutrients provided by fruits and grains. Quality dog foods offer a good balance of all of the food groups to ensure your dog's well-being. Just keep in mind that as dogs get older their nutritional needs change, so always buy dog food that's appropriate for their age.
Regardless of the brand you shop, one of the biggest decisions is whether to opt for wet food or dry food. Both types of food have their benefits, and which one you choose depends on the needs of your dog:
- Wet food: Wet food is often easier to digest than dry foods, making them a good choice for older dogs, dogs with delicate stomachs, or dogs that have trouble chewing for any reason. Buying food in cans often makes it easier to get portion size right, since you don't need to worry about weighing.
- Dry food: Purchasing large bags of dry food often represents the best value, and chewing on crunchy pieces is good for your dog's teeth. Such foods are also less messy than wet alternatives, and you don't need to struggle with a can opener whenever it's feeding time.
Buying big brands
There are many brands of dog food on the market, and it's important to make sure you get the right product for your pooch pal. Opting for well-known brands offers a number of advantages:
- Trust: Shopping for a well-known brand gives you the peace of mind that comes from knowing the company behind the name has years of experience. These are the brands that have built a reputation for using wholesome ingredients and working hard to offer the best customer service possible.
- Nutritional balance: While all dog food has to meet certain nutritional standards, the premium brands often go above and beyond. They offer special blends of ingredients and fun new recipes to tantalize fussy dogs.
- Support: Big brands usually have the best support, including websites that have great information for pet owners.
- Easily available: The wide availability of premium brands means it's easy to find them wherever you go, and they're usually stocked in larger quantities.
Shopping for dog food by brand
We offer an extensive selection of dog food to cater for every size and breed. If you're shopping by brand, simply select the brand name you're interested in to get a list of all available products. From there, it's possible to refine your search based on filters such as dog size, age, flavor, price, and special dietary requirements. Alternatively, it's possible to enter the product name directly into the search bar at the top of the page.
You love your dog, and you want to make sure you're serving the best food possible. But with so many options it may be hard to know which product to buy. If in doubt, it's worth reading the customer reviews for some honest insight. Such reviews aren't paid endorsements, so they provide the unbiased information you need to make the right purchase.
Dog food labeling
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires dog food companies to list certain pieces of information on food labels. Consider this key information carefully when making a purchase:
- Product name: The name should clearly identify the product and the main ingredients. Be aware that a product name that uses the term "with," such as "with chicken" only has to contain 3 percent of the named ingredient while the term "flavor" means there may be less than 3 percent of the named ingredient.
- Net weight: This is the weight of the product without the packaging.
- Manufacturer details: This includes the name of the manufacturer with contact details.
- Ingredients: This is the full list of ingredients, which is very important if your dog has special dietary requirements to consider.
- Guaranteed analysis: This shows the results of testing for nutrient content. The minimum information necessary is the minimum percentages of crude protein and fat and the maximum percentages of crude fiber and moisture.
- Nutritional adequacy: Foods claiming to be balanced or complete must have undergone the necessary testing and have a statement confirming this.
- Calorie statement: This is simply the amount of calories in a serving.
- Feeding directions: Directions will include clear instructions on how much of the food to give to dogs of different sizes. These are rough guidelines.
Regardless of the age, size, or breed of your furry friend, you're sure to find a suitable product in our range. Start browsing dog food by brand and ensure your cupboard is never bare.