With so much information available on the net, and polarized opinions swinging from one diet to another deciding what, and how much to feed your new puppy or dog, can be perplexing. So, at Doggle we think it is important to remember that every dog is different, and what works for one dog doesn’t necessarily work for another.
Ultimately the best diet is one that keeps your dog looking and feeling really good. Unless your dog has specific dietary needs most dogs will thrive on a diet with the right amounts of essential nutrients: proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals. Obviously your puppy is going to have different nutritional needs from an adult dog, and today you can choose from a variety of specially formulated dog food products for all stages of life, from puppyhood right through to senior citizenship.
Our Nutrition page goes into a little more detail on this topic, it offers a few guidelines and tips that will hopefully dispel any concerns you have surrounding the best diet for your dog.
Fortunately the vast majority of today’s dogs do very well and live a long life eating commercial dog foods. Most quality, wet, dry or raw dog foods can be purchased from your local vet, or pet store, and premium specialist brands are available in the Doggle Mall, and will be delivered right to your door.
If you have anything in particular you would like to know, concerning your dogs diet, please ‘Ask The Nutritionist’.
If you notice that you dog reacts to certain foods itching, vomiting, diarrhea), if he appears lethargic, if his coat or skin is in bad condition, or if he is generally off his food then we recommend you consult your vet for some hands-on advice.
Submit your question in the box below and an expert will respond to you. This feature is for general enquiries ONLY, and it can be used as a guide when making decisions about your dogs diet. If your dog shows clear signs of physical deterioration, yeast infections, skin allergies or any uncharacteristic behaviour, poor appetite, vomiting or diarrhea take your dog to your family vet for a full examination.