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Top 5 Brands of Dog Food

Pets are part of the family. They are literally fed from the family table. Though, there are healthier alternatives to table scraps. The kind that don’t cause bloating and other digestive upsets. Choosing the best food for any pet is a daunting task, one that is usually accompanied by multiple questions. Wet or dry? Higher in grains or meat? To be organic or not to be? The dozens of brands all advertising to be the best, don’t alleviate the process. To help out, below is a list of the filet mignon of dog food. They tend to be on the pricier side of the shelf, as does any choice steak, but their benefits, including increased energy and improved digestive health, produce lasting results.

Artemis

“A food that balances all the necessary nutrients and supports the natural healing process”

Artemis dog food is made and manufactured by the Artemis Company based in North Hollywood California. The brand’s main source of animal protein is chicken and/or chicken meal.  Artemis’ three main formulas are made with a holistic approach and are the Fresh Mix formula, Professional formula and Osopure formula. Designed to meet the different needs in every stage of life, the Fresh Mix formula is also good for dogs on special diets. The power formula, Osopure, is designed for pregnant and lactating females as well as their puppies. It not only accommodates their high protein needs, but also is designed to supplement immune support. Artemis products are known to improve energy levels and assist in joint health.

Orijen

“Foods that promote peak health in dogs and cats, and peace of mind to the people who love them”

Produced by the Orijen Company, located on the prairies of Alberta, Canada, Orijen dog food is a commitment to grain free excellence. Orijen formulas are produced for puppies, adult dogs and even cats. After altering the amount and type of ingredients used, the current Orijen formula appeared in stores toward the end of 2010. The changes were made to every formula. Now with no grains and up to 80 percent more meat, positive results ensued. Helping prevent and control Diabetes mellitus in dogs, a low glycemic index acts as a common denominator for all Orijen products. Reportedly, the new formula works to improve overall health, revealing hair and dental perfection. Skin allergies and digestive trouble, also, tend to disappear.

 

Wellness Core

“Based on the raw feeding philosophy of providing nutrient-rich, high quality meat to a dog’s diet”

Wellness Core dog food is produced by the Old Mother Hubbard Company based in Massachusetts. The brand is known for both dry and wet foods that are engineered to meet the specific dietary requirements of dogs at any age, accommodating every nutritional profile. A grain-free brand, the base ingredients of Wellness Core dog food are chicken and turkey products. The company’s three formulas each meet AAFCO nutrient profiles for the maintenance of adult dogs. They are the Wellness Core Ocean Formula, Wellness Core Original Formula, and Wellness Core Reduced Fat Formula. Improving appetites and energy levels, Wellness Core dog food is recommended for dogs with bloating and other digestive problems.

Go! Natural

“A revolutionary way to feed your pet—One Diet for One Life”

Manufactured by Petcurean Pet Nutrition, Go! Natural is marketed as a holistic food that meets the standards of Holistic vets and pet owners. The brand’s ingredients have passed government regulations and are known to treat common health problems. Having only one grain-free formula, Go! Natural’s ingredients are meat-based, consisting of chicken, turkey, salmon and duck. Each formula, also, meets AAFCO nutrient profiles for all stages of life. Go! Natural is known for improving energy levels, skin and coat appearance.

 

 

Acana

“Biologically appropriate pet foods from Fresh Regional Ingredients”

Acana dog food is produced and manufactured by Champion Pet Foods. The brand’s ingredients and products meet every international regulation or standard for pet food. Created to help with digestion, Acana products are engineered to be high in protein and low in carbohydrates. The first five ingredients will always be made up largely of meat products with miniscule quantities of grains. Acana formulas are based on five natural principles that work to match nutritional diet, while strengthening a pet’s physical body. To do this, each one must (1) be high in animal proteins, (2) low in grains and carbohydrates, (3, 4) rich in fruits and vegetables and (5) high in tonic herbs. To meet the specific needs of every age, Acana has multiple formulas. All, of which, are known to be responsible for beautiful, rich hair coats.

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