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Best Dog Foods: Torn Between Health And Taste

These days, the best dog food and the healthy dog food can be two different things. For example, the healthy dog food does not necessarily taste the best while the best dog food isn’t actually the healthiest. This huge divide between the two is often spelled out by the top dog food makers around the world.

This is why the smart top dog food maker is now learning to combine health and taste requirements in order to become the winning brand in the market. After all, no matter how healthy the food is, it’s of no consequence if Poochie won’t eat it, anyway. Still, the pet owner must stand in the gap and make the final say.

Of course, all the top dog food manufacturers will claim that theirs is the best dog food if not the most healthy dog food.  So the onus is on the individual dog feeder to go through product labels with a fine tooth comb. Also, the term good dog food tends to succumb to the Relativity Theory depending on whether the pooch in the equation is a puppy or an adult. In fact, it is becoming  increasingly unfair to identify the best food for dogs without going through even more categories, such as dry kibble and wet foods.

Luckily, some universal standards do exist to make it easier to pick the best dog foods in the market. One such standard identifies the top dog foods by the company they keep, namely, Fresh Pet, Cesar, and Pedigree, in that order. Mind you, only dogs were asked in making these choices, and they were certainly not harmed in the process.

From the average husband and wife point of view in the so-called American Rust Belt states, however, two companies stand out as harbingers of the best dog foods: Blue Wilderness and Purina. The two companies have been handpicked for the all-natural quality of their top dog foods. In this area of the United States, there is also a growing trend towards a hybrid good dog food alternative.

The more cosmopolitan cities of North America will find this strange. But it is becoming an alarming trend in suburbia to improvise on top dog foods. A good example is sauteing chicken and ground beef with oil and throwing in frozen corn, beans, and carrots. As a result, canines end up losing touch with the standard dog food, which is becoming more and more unable to compete with say, cooked rice dipped in adobo sauce.

One sure sign that the canine pets in this area have reached a point of no return is when the smell of canned dog food starts to repel instead of attracting the pooches. The habit of dishing out human food to canine partners appears to be a throwback to the more primitive practice of throwing raw meat to a pack of wild dogs. In any case, the die is cast. For damage control practices, commercial producers of the top dog foods may want to learn a thing or two from these trends if only to stay relevant to the market they serve.