Please ask your veterinarian for their advice when choosing the right balanced diet for your dog.
According to the American Animal Hospital Association, the questions to ask when choosing the right dog food are:
Do you have a Veterinary Nutritionist or Dietitian on staff? Are they available for questions or consultations?
Who formulates your diets and what are their credentials?
Which of your diets are AAFCO Feed trial tested?
Which of your diets meets AAFCO Nutritional Requirements?
What testing do you do beyond AAFCO trials?
What specific quality control measures do you use to ensure the quality and consistency of your food? What safety measures are used?
Where are your diets produced and manufactured? Can this plant be visited. (Note that many dog food companies do not own their manufacturing plant)
Can you provide a complete product nutritional analysis of your product, including digestibility values?
Can you give me the caloric value per serving of your diets?
We recommend feeding puppy food for the first year of your puppy’s life as they grow before switching to an adult dog food.
Nutritional allowances are based on your dog’s weight. All dog foods have charts with the recommended portion size related to your dog’s size and weight. Please do not overfeed as it leads to obesity and poor health.
Keep meal times enriching for your dog by using treat puzzles, food dispensing toys, games, and training exercises to provide their daily ration.