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 feeds brand or line you usually buy. This is insane and just drives you wild.
Your dog needs to eat, though, so you scrutinize the labels and find yourself unsure of what’s best or if your dog has food allergies. Dog foods range and vary in ingredients and flavors, shape, 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 feeding your pup feeds 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, and pile it into the bowl.
Fido (or Finn, as seems to be the most popular dog name these days), runs over, sniffs the edibles, and…
He turns up his nose. She lets out a huff and turns away from the it.
What Exactly Happened?
No matter how nutritionally perfect and budget-friendly a dog food is, your furry friend has to enjoy the flavor too whichever life stage or what age they are in at the moment. Many dogs are averse to changing feed brands when they’ve grown used to a certain one and it can be hard to induce a change.
What To Do?
Some vets suggest slowly introducing your pups to new dog food and treats, mixing it in with their old ones so they can get used to the change. Others might suggest working with a mix such as a small dollop of Greek yogurt to incentivize the new treat!
In order to decide which method for working a new dog food into your dog’s diet and nutrition, 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, and which one can give more energy to them.
But, before you can focus on actually making the change, you’ll need to consider which one you’d want to shift to for your canine.
Deciding On Which Dog Food To Choose
Deciding which dog food to switch to can be confusing. Consultation with your vet is required to get the right one for your pet.
Matters become even more complicated as organic and alternative edibles 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 and dry kibble.
Although there are certain optional certifications pet 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 the feeds 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 breaking down a few different lines of their feeds. This way you can decide if 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.
It’s Buddy Boy!
What We Think Of Buddy Boy
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 breed of dogs they’d be a perfect fit.
Although this dog food brand does have a few other lines of food and different sizes for each of its offerings, these four are the ones at their core and thus represent much of what they have to offer.
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.
- Adult Maintenance
This one 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 are sufficiently balanced and healthy for mediumly-active adult canines, 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.
- Adult Performance
This is the premium version of the Adult Maintenance line, and unlike the Maintenance line, it does not contain soy. This one 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 furry friend 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.
- High Energy Canine Formula
This high-protein and high-fat blend is the brand’s answer to the need for an energy-boosting, chewy food for highly active dogs. With lots of fuel for furry friends that just can’t seem to run and jump enough, this one 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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