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Choosing the Right Dog Food

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How do you choose the right dog food for your pet?

If you feel like we do at Alexander Animal Hospital, you want to provide your dog with the absolute best of everything. Pet food is absolutely no exception. But how do you choose the right dog food for your pet? No worries, Alexander Animal Hospital will help you determine.

Who’s Your Pup?

When starting to choose the right dog food out on the shelf, it’s imperative to clarify what you actually need in dog food. Even the healthiest vet-recommended pet food isn’t ideal for every animal. So, consider the following factors:

  • Your dog’s age
  • Breed
  • Reproductive status
  • Taste and texture preference
  • Weight maintenance needs
  • Your budget
  • Medical needs and diagnoses
  • Your shopping preference for pet food

What Should You Look for in Dog Food?

Even though the things each pet might need from their food may differ, some suitable diet variables are consistent. Make sure to analyze the following when you choose the right dog food:

  • There is the readily available contact information for customer service
  • Determine the diet’s manufacturing is not outsourced to a third party
  • The diet has been created by someone with a Ph.D. in animal nutrition or a board-certified veterinary nutritionist
  • The package must identify that the dog food is a complete diet versus intermittent feeding

Moreover, you can rest assured that you have researched and decided on a diet formulated by a professional. Each ingredient on the list is there for a reason.

Choosing the Best Dog Food

Overall, there’s no “best” dog food. In fact, the best dog food is one that provides proper nutrition for your dog, addresses any specific medical needs, is one your pet loves, and that’s affordable for your family. If you have any questions or concerns, ring us at 410-777-8678! 

Support Your Pet’s Wellness at Alexander Animal Hospital

Alexander Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital located in Severna Park, Maryland, serving the Severna Park, Pasadena, and Arnold Areas. Our goal is educating clients on the needs of their pets and understanding the importance of individualized veterinary care in order to strengthen the human-animal bond between owners and their pets.

We understand you have a choice when deciding on the care for your pets, and we strive to provide you with unparalleled services including wellness exams, vaccineslost pet microchip ID, dental care, surgical services, digital radiography, and in-hospital laboratory services and diagnostics. Other highlights of Alexander Animal Hospital are the separate cat and dog waiting and exam rooms, as well as after-hours on-call emergency services.

Please take a look around our website and then give us a call at 410-777-8678 to set up an appointment. We’re social! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for all the latest updates!

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