A Guide to Choosing the Right Dog Food


I have no trouble admitting the confusion I feel when it comes to choosing the right dog food. Canned, dry, raw, freeze dried, grain free, organic, natural, puppy, adult or senior. Not to mention the rather lengthy list of ingredients that too often don’t even sound like food!! It’s a minefield full of conflicting information, most of which makes sense until you find the next article that makes sense.

Of course I’m very interested in nutrition as it relates to senior dogs, but I recently came across this incredibly informative article that I simply had to share with all of you.

Although it is not senior dog specific (as a matter of fact it isn’t dog specific either) it’s a fascinating read, and really is the ultimate guide to helping you choose the best food for your pet.  

The article “Everything You Need to Know About Choosing a Pet Food” can be found online on Dogs Naturally Magazine, and was written by Dana Scott editor in chief.

I hope you enjoy it and learn as much as I did. I’d love to hear what you feed your senior dog and how you came to choose that particular brand/type of food. Share your thoughts in the comment section below or on my Facebook page.



  1. Hauheng

    This is a great article! I’m always so worried about whether or not I’m buying the best food for my pets. Your advice to check the ingredients list seems smart–I didn’t realize ingredients were listed by weight. I’ll keep that in mind as I check out my pets’ food!

    1. Hindy Pearson (Post author)

      Thank you! Just as with ingredients on human food, those for pets are listed in order of amount. When you see grains, meal and by-product at the top of the list it’s best to keep moving and try something that has ingredients that actually are real food.


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