Most dog owners have been there: You needed to stock up on doggie food, so you pop up to the local shop, then you realize that they’re out of the pet food brand or line you usually buy.
Your dog needs to eat, though, so you scrutinize the labels of pet food, and find yourself unsure of what’s best. Dog foods range in ingredients and flavors, with special lines made for different breeds, dogs of different ages and sizes, dogs with special health needs, and more.
Perhaps the worst, though, is after you’ve read through the ingredients and recommendations time and time again, and you’re certain you’ve settled on a dog food that fits the right balance between quality and your budget, load it up into the trunk and bring it open. You get your scooper, measure out the right quantity for your dog, pile it into the bowl.
Fido (or Finn, as seems to be the most popular dog name these days), runs over, sniffs the food and…
He turns up his nose. She lets out a huff and turns away from the food.
No matter how nutritionally perfect and budget-friendly a dog food is, your furry friend has to enjoy the flavor too. Many dogs are adverse to changing dog food brands when they’ve grown used to a certain one and it can be hard to induce a change.
Some vets suggest slowly introducing your dog to a new dog food, mixing it in with their old dog food so they can get used to the change. Others might suggest working with a mix in such as a small dollop of Greek yogurt to incentivize the new dog food.
In order to decide which method for working a new dog food into your dog’s diet, the best idea is to speak with your dog’s vet in order to determine what process is right for your dog’s habits and needs.
But, before you can focus on actually making the change, you’ll need to consider which dog food you actually want to change to.
Choosing The Right Dog Food To Switch To
Pet Food – Deciding which dog food to switch to can be confusing. Consultation with your vet is required to get the right dog food for your pet.
Matters become even more complicated as organic and alternative dog food come into vogue. Now, not only should you consider between the few big dog food brands at one of the big box pet stores, but you’ve also got to contend with local sellers and online sellers with specialty products.
Although there are certain optional certifications dog food makers can seek in the US, and certain ingredients are usually FDA certified, it can also still be difficult to know exactly where the ingredients in dog food come from, since there’s no one authority regulating it the way most people-food is regulated.
With all of that in mind, we want to consider one dog food brand that we’ve seen making rounds, and break down a few different lines of their food so you can decide if dog food from this brand might be a good choice for you and your dog.
We’d like to take a more in-depth look at a few of this brand’s different offerings, so you can have an idea of what they are and how they size up to each other.
Our Analysis of Buddy Boy Dog Food
In this analysis, we want to take a look at four of this dog food brand’s offerings, to consider their content as well as for which dogs they are a good choice.
Although this dog food brand does have a few other lines of food and difference sizes for each of their offerings, these four are the ones at their core, and thus represent much of what they have to offer.
Puppy Dog Food
Growing puppies need lots of protein to fuel their high energy levels and growing bodies to ensure healthy muscle development. The Puppy Food dog food line is equipped for all of that, and also contains omega fatty acids to promote healthy skin and coat.
It is a chicken-based dog food, which is both great for flavor for young dogs growing accustomed to a new food as well as for a source of high-quality protein.
The general breakdown of this dog food is 32% crude protein and 18% crude fat.
Dog Food – Adult Maintenance
This dog food is the most economical option that this brand offers, and it is also the only dog food formula that they use that does include soy as an ingredient. That said, it still provides a high-quality protein, amino acids, energy and other nutrients, that is sufficiently balanced and healthy for mediumly-active adult dogs, especially due to its low fat content.
Note that in order to maintain the lower price tag on this dog food, it also only comes in a larger-sized pack, unlike other lines which both have large and small options.
The general breakdown of this dog food is 21% crude protein and 9% crude fat.
Dog Food – Adult Performance
This dog food is the premium version of the Adult Maintenance line of dog food, and unlike the Maintenance line, it does not contain soy. This dog food is also higher in both protein and fat than the Maintenance line but is still ideal for dogs with medium to high activity levels. It also contains omega fatty acids to promote healthy skin and coat.
If your dog participates in sports or competitions on a regular basis or if you do lots of intense exercise with your dog several times a week, then the next option might be a better choice.
The general breakdown of this dog food is 26% crude protein and 18% crude fat.
Dog Food – High Energy Canine Formula
This high-protein and high-fat blend dog food is the brand’s answer to the need for an energy-boosting food for highly active dogs. With lots of fuel for furry friends that just can’t seem to run and jump enough, this dog food contains everything your dog needs for long, active days. This dog food also contains omega fatty acids to promote healthy skin and coat.
The general breakdown of this dog food is 24% crude protein and 20% crude fat.
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