Dog food store in Telford

What’s the Best Type of Dog Food for Your Pet?

Whether you’ve bought a new puppy or you’ve adopted an older rescue, it’s important to get the best quality dog food for your new pet. A nutritionally balanced dog food has a specific mix of carbs, fats, minerals, proteins, water, and vitamins. But with so many dog food brands on the market, it can be hard to get it right. In this post, we’ll show you what to look for when buying dog food in Telford.

Your vet’s recommendations

The best person to ask about food recommendations is your vet. If your dog has any underlying health issues or concerns, they’ll usually advise a specific type of medical dog food to keep your pet as healthy as possible.

If your dog has been on the same type of food for a while and you want to switch to something new, it’s always worth consulting your vet to make sure you’re making the correct choice for your dog.


Dog food is made shelf-stable by adding preservatives, just like some human food. Fresh food with a shorter life span usually means a higher nutritional value and fewer preservatives, which is a bonus for your dog’s health.

Of course, fresh food is significantly more expensive than dried dog food. If you’re on a budget, look for dried food brands with the least amount of additives and preservatives.

Nutritional Analysis

All dog food brands have a nutritional analysis on the packaging, so you can see what’s included in the food. If the brand offers a “nutritionally complete” food, this means it should have all the minerals and vitamins a dog needs in their diet. However, it’s always best to look for foods with high protein levels and added minerals and vitamins to make sure they’re staying as healthy as possible.

If the food is mainly corn, ash, or other starches, it’s not as healthy as dog food which is mainly animal protein.

Breed- and weight-specific food

A German Shepherd has completely different nutritional requirements than a Jack Russell. So, just because a dog food is great for your friend’s dog doesn’t mean it’s right for you. Make sure you look for a brand that is weight-specific. Some brands offer breed-specific foods, but these are far less common.

Age-appropriate food

Puppies need different food to mature and older dogs, so it’s also important to get age-appropriate food. Puppy food tends to be more calorie-dense since they’re still growing. On the other hand, senior food usually offers additional support for things like joint pain, which younger dogs don’t need.

Order Dog Food in Telford At Our Pet Store

If you’re looking for the best dog food for your dog, our team can help. We stock a huge range of dog food at great prices, and we can give you our professional advice on the best type of food for your dog. We also offer free delivery in Telford! Call us today for assistance: 01952 505 327


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