How to choose the best dog food?
Now obviously, the fact that my dog has been eating this food for the last 6-9 months is one indicator that it is the right dog food for my new dog, but they cannot always know what is best for them.
I wanted to take a closer look at the Zignature brand, and want to know about the others opinion. Therefore, with that in mind, I wanted to learn the best way to choose right dog food for the proper care in cold season for my fur babies; both of them.
Primarily, you need to know what it is that sets your chosen dog food apart from the rest that should be one of the top selling points. With Zignature they set the bar rather high, and set themselves apart from the pack by setting one ingredient standard: meat first and foremost. It is their main ingredient in any of their dog food flavors.
Whether its meat or fish, that is the priority. No fillers, no carbs, and if they do add carbs they are all low glycemic carbs such as chickpeas or other pea based foods, which are very helpful for sensitive and allergenic pet dog.
Take this standard and compare it to the other competitors on the market, and see where you stand. You will not find another dog food on the market today offering meat or fish as their first two ingredients. Always check the remaining ingredients as well.
When you choose your dog food, select a brand that offers information on a transition food period. As with the Zignature brand, you will see a schedule; it is safe to switch foods in one day but recommended with this brand to offer a gradual change over the course of two weeks.
A small amount of Zignature in each meal for two weeks is better to help your dog’s stomach cramp and prevents diarrhea. When choosing the right dog food, it is important to know where the ingredients come from.
Now often this is looked over. When looking at Zignature brand, you will see that their food ingredients come from all over the world. All of which are verifiable. Their fish comes from the Northwest, poultry from the United States and France.
Finally yet importantly, their lamb and vegetables come from Australia and North America as well. With this it is always good to ask where the food will be manufactured, Zignature product is made right here in the United States; more specifically, Perham, Minnesota and South Dakota.
Availability of the dog food you choose is also an important thing to think. If you choose a dog food that has only been seen on the shelf at your vet or a specialty dog store, you may want to make sure that if those places are not open, or if they close permanently, that you can get them somewhere else.
Zignature pet product is available in most retail stores where pet supplies are found. On top of that, they offer a free sample of their foods in 4-ounce packages. What I thought was great was my retailer did not have samples, so I contacted Zignature customer support, and they sent me one!
Many people wonder why it is so important to find a dog food that does not contain corns, grains, wheat, soy and dairy. The bottom line is these are the same ingredients you see doctors warning people about as well. They all are known canine allergens, as well as unhealthy for a balanced diet. Zignature product recognizes this and eliminates them from their ingredients.