Everybody knows that dog parents love their 4-legged friend so much that they will not hesitate to spend a small fortune on toys, treats, clothes and anything else you can think of to spoil their loved dog. What most people do not know is that many dedicated and loving dog parents fail to provide the best food for their furry friend. Obviously, they want the best for their dog but unaware of the different types of dog food available nowadays. In today's dog food market, you can find fresh, raw, dry, frozen-dry, and under each type there are many quality brands to choose from. So, what is the best type of food for your dog?
The most common type of dog food that everybody knows is dry food. Premium dry food is made from quality ingredients and is only dried to preserve the flavor and freshness of the food. It can be a good source of proper nutrition for your dog, depending on what type and quality you purchase.
The best type of dog food is fresh dog food. it is made from human-grade ingredients freshly cooked, delivers the greatest amount of nutritional value per ounce, is most easily digested, and has the fewest issues when it comes to maintaining its freshness. Fresh dog food services offer customized plans based on your dog profile and special needs.
|Fresh food||Fresh-dry||Dry Food|
|Ingredients||Fresh human-grade meat, vegetables & fruits||Real, high quality ingredients||Depends on quality and type|
|Preservatives & artificial materials||X||X||
|Freshness||Freshly cooked and kept refrigerated||Freshly cooked and dried at low temp||Dried|
|Customized meal plans||
|Price||Starts at $15 a week||Starts at $6.99 a week||Starts at $45 a month (premium quality)|
|Our recommendation||The farmer's dog||Spot & Tango||Chewy|
Fresh dog food is a human-grade cooked meal that contains only real ingredients, meat, fruits, vegetables and absolutely no preservatives, additives, hormones, or chemicals. Fresh food delivers the right combination of vitamins, minerals, and proteins. In fact, it has been shown that adding fresh vegetables to your dog’s dish once a day can greatly improve their health.
There's an important distinction to be made here. Raw and fresh are NOT the same thing when it comes to dog food delivery services.
Raw means that the food has not been cooked at all making it harder to keep its freshness and preservability. When raw dog food is not kept fresh, it can be contaminated with harmful pathogens, including e Coli and salmonella, and become extremely dangerous for both humans and dogs.
Research shows that both fresh and raw dog food diets are equally and significantly better for your animals than processed food diets. And since cooked food is easier to maintain, it’s the obvious choice
Dry dog food, also known as Kibble, is the oldest and most common type of food among dog parents. There are alot of different brands out there who advertise themselves as premium quality yet there are no official, regulated standards that must be kept in order to claim such titles. The best dry dog food is made from premium quality ingredients and is only dried to preserve the flavor and freshness of the food. Premium dry food can be a good source of proper nutrition for your dog, depending on what type and quality you purchase.
Although premium dry food can be a good source of nutrition for your dog, the typical, processed dry food called kibble is definitely the worst. The minute you open the bag of dry dog food, the fats in the food start to go rancid. With time, your dog will consume this rancid food and may suffer from vitamin and protein deficiencies as a result.Regular dried dog food (i.e., kibble) is made from feed-grade ingredients (that means diseased, non-USDA certified meats), chemicals and carcinogens, additives, and preservatives that could cause several negative side effects including unhealthy weight gain or loss, dried out and irritated skin,allergies, irritated digestive tract, and increased cancer-producing cells.
Spot & Tango has developed a new and innovative type of dog food called Fresh-Dry™. This unique recipe uses 100% human-grade ingredients, was developed by veterinary nutritionists, and is gently dried at low temperatures to preserve the nutrients. It provides a good amount of proteins, vitamins and minerals, does not contain any artificial additives and can be easy to store in a dry place.
Really, the best dog food is the one that works for your dog. Remember, even pups have their own personalities and tastes. Our suggestion? Try out a few fresh food for dogs delivery services. Most have good subscription plans that let you pause, skip, or cancel any time. Then, see how your dog responds. The best fresh dog food delivery service for you is the one your pooch loves to eat