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The Dry Dog Food I like Most

Both Ada and my dog before her, Moose, were put on dog foods before me getting them. Moose was an adult by the time we rescued him. Finding the right food for him took a lot of trials because of his sensitive stomach. Then one day while in the pet store, I came upon the brand Wellness. The reason I chose this is that, at the time, Moosse had a lot of allergies and a very sensitive stomach and I was looking for the best real ingredients I could find. This brand offered:

Limited-ingredient, grain-free dry dog food with natural probiotics, antioxidants, omega fatty acids, glucosamine, and taurine. Formulated for dogs with allergies, sensitivities, or intolerances. Single source of expertly balanced protein and easily-digestible carbohydrates. Made in the USA with globally sourced ingredients. After we switched the food, we noticed within a few weeks he gained some much-needed weight, his fur was fuller and shiner, and he was able to digest the food without issues.

Ada on the other hand was from a reputable breeder. With that in mind, I kept her on the food that she was used to as a pup. Though she was growing and was and is healthy, she continued to be underweight and wasn't eating food much. Treats? Yeah, she ate those all the time. When I finally got the ok from the vet to switch her food (he wanted her to compete growing before we made any changes) I started giving her the Wellness Lamb and Oatmeal. We also noticed a change in her. Not only did she look forward to eating she started to fill out. Now she is a healthy and stable weight of 72lbs. (For those who are wondering, Moose was a healthy 110lbs)

A personal preference of mine is to add a couple of teaspoons of wetfood to the dry. Wet dog food typically has a higher moisture content (around 70-85%) compared to dry dog food (approximately 10%). This higher moisture content can be beneficial for dogs who require additional hydration or have certain health issues like urinary tract problems or kidney disease. It can also be useful for dogs who struggle to drink enough water. Both wet and dry dog foods can provide balanced nutrition, but their compositions differ. Dry dog food tends to have a higher concentration of carbohydrates, while wet dog food often contains more protein and fat. This way Ada gets a good balance with both.

It's important to consult with your veterinarian before choosing or switching your dog's food, as every dog has unique nutritional needs. While I have a preferred brand based on my own experience with my dogs, I encourage you to do your own research and make an informed decision. If you're interested in trying the brand I recommend, I've included the ingredients and a link to purchase.

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