Every dog is special. But it’s not just their personality. Every dog has unique nutrition needs based on their breed, size, shape, activity level and many other factors. The best way to help your dog be the best version of themselves is to build a healthy, balanced bowl that’s a combination of proteins, toppers, hydrators and supplements that are specific to your pet.
THE BUILDING BLOCKS
These are the essentials of a balanced bowl. It’s not a stagnant list – the more you rotate ingredients the more balanced nutrients your pet receives.
HERE ARE SIX THINGS TO THINK ABOUT WHEN YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT FOOD
You can’t eat like you used to and neither can your pet. Energetic puppies need 2-3 times more food than adults. Senior dogs need smaller portions and extra moisture from a good hydrator.
Hot climates mean a hot dog so hydrate them with goat milk. Cold climates pack on pounds so reduce their base and add a warm broth. Suburban dogs generally burn more calories than city canines. If you move, adjust their diet accordingly.
Food is often the best medicine. From dental health to mental health, there’s a supplement that can help. For overall wellness, try lightly cooked diets. Allergies and sensitive stomachs respond well to limited ingredient diets. Diabetic pets should avoid the carbs in kibble.
Winter hibernation burns fewer calories, so consider reducing portions. Summer leaves pets extra thirsty and hungry so a hydrator may help. Upset tummies can be soothed with seasonal pumpkin.