It seems like a no brainer that a high protein, low carb diet is absolutely essential for your dog’s health. Dogs are natural carnivores. Their closest cousin in the wild, the wolf, eats a high protein diet. Not to mention that many dogs work their bodies hard on a regular basis. Just think about police dogs, hunting dogs, and guide dogs. Even your daily walks, runs, hikes, and playtime is hard work.
Yet, many commercial dog food brands are filled with cheap carbohydrates. This is less than ideal for dogs. They make them sluggish and overweight. While every dog is different and some need less protein than others, basically all healthy dogs need a high protein diet.
Only 15% of dog food in the US is low carb and high protein. It is important to make sure you choose the right, high protein option for your dog.
So what makes a good quality dog food and how do you choose the right one? Let’s talk about it!